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by latequartet
4 Jun 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to tour and plan for getting ill?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: How to tour and plan for getting ill?

Thanks for everything, everyone and the good humoured realism and frankness: Paulactic: we can drive, but cannot think of a rental that would fit seat 2 adults 2 children 4 bikes and gear ... but agree that it's all about risk (some rental / car-clubs say 'please don't use our vehicles'; Cyril H: ye...
by latequartet
4 Jun 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to tour and plan for getting ill?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

How to tour and plan for getting ill?

Advice please; I've been brought up short, and out of my dreaming of our family going for a long tour in England this summer (if not elsewhere), by, quite rightly, my partner pointing out, two things we cannot see a way past. 1) what happens on a tour if one or more of us gets ill—we cannot see a wa...
by latequartet
27 Apr 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubber Rim Tape for 27 inch Claud Bulter (80's)
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Rubber Rim Tape for 27 inch Claud Bulter (80's)

Thanks Bruce and mattsccm, I guess you'll both know better than me that there's no recessing on these rim inners hence the nipples being fully exposed to the inner tube, so I know the rim tape needs to be quite thick and from what you're both saying: a) Velox is an option, though 10mm might be just ...
by latequartet
27 Apr 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubber Rim Tape for 27 inch Claud Bulter (80's)
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Rubber Rim Tape for 27 inch Claud Bulter (80's)

So I'm looking at perished tapes and wondering on the simplest way to replace these with something suitably thick ... finding it tricky to shop online.

The width of the perished tape is 11mm and it's a Wolber Model 58 Super Champion rim.
by latequartet
5 Jan 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Help me work out how to transport my growing family!

We have taken up to four bikes, two adult and two children's bikes on trains in Scotland and England frequently and it's quite a bit about learning what the situation is train by train. We used Follow-Me tandem hitches to link the adult bike to the child bike up until the children were five. After t...
by latequartet
5 Jan 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

Fascinating! Really intriguing. So the MTB was steel framed and then you've welded on a piece of steel from the existing bottom bracket to the BMX forks have you, under the box. It looks like a box shaped piece of steel, not tubular ... hard to see? What's below the stem of the handlebars ... a new ...
by latequartet
4 Jan 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

It'd be interesting to see a pic landusud! Good-on-you for welding / building!
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: toddler Bike Seat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: toddler Bike Seat advice

We used Yepp Maxi and then Yepp Junior mounted on the rear rack ... that meant having a rack long enough that you could also hang luggage on ... we found ways round that: either you can get a rack extender or in our case a custom rack.
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

We used FollowMe Tandems for about 5 years as a solution, plus sometimes a cycle trailer behind the child's bicycle too. ( https://www.followmetandem.co.uk ).
by latequartet
1 Oct 2018, 6:19pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Child Friendly Guided Cycling Holiday.

Do you mean a holiday where there's a group leader with other families cycling?
by latequartet
20 May 2017, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof
Replies: 6
Views: 3694

Re: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof

Appreciate the feedback.

The memory of sodden freezing hands is seared in the memory of both children; we had two days on tour when respite from being really uncomfortable could have been helped by such gloves. It's top of both their wishlists; we will provide warnings that they are not perfect!!
by latequartet
19 May 2017, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof
Replies: 6
Views: 3694

Kids gloves that are thin and waterproof

We've scouted around to no avail, for summer-time waterproof (or neoprene???); we have a rainy tour planned in the summer; that's the top of the wish list for our 5 and 7 year olds. Any thoughts, please?
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

Thanks, and sorry, Elizabethsdad (not Elizabeth) ... it is actually a kickstand (Hebie) mounted on the chain stay right by the rear axle that we're wanting to replace with something strong.
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

Thanks Elizabeth, we do know about the wide range of alternatives, but are specifically looking for a frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611.
by latequartet
7 May 2016, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611
Replies: 5
Views: 483

frame-mounted side-stand stronger than a Hebie 611

We have a new bike, with frame mounting holes on the chain stay. The Hebie 611 is not strong enough and has failed (at less than the 25kg max load), any suggestions of an alternative replacement side-stand (before we consider a bigger shift in kickstand choices), that will mount in the same place?