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by simonhill
19 Apr 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 80
Views: 1860

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

"Now my little warm up is 15 miles with 900ft of climb and I'm averaging 14mph"

Wow, that puts me in the shade.
by simonhill
19 Apr 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rusted chain
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Rusted chain

It's not the end of the world of you have to buy a new chain. A lot less than a night in a hotel while you are away on your travels.

I'd be more worried about what looks like a nearly flat rear tyre - unless my eyes deceive me.
by simonhill
17 Apr 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.

I set up the upper hooks so the panniers sit as far back as possible, also so there is no play back and fourth. With that, I don't believe the lower hook can reach the back bar, so I set it to fit the middle bar. Surprised about the "panniers as far back as possible". I try to get mine as...
by simonhill
17 Apr 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 80
Views: 1860

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

Good stuff. Glad you found the bike recycling place useful. Vorpal and myself were keen you tried there. Maybe use the net, or contact the council for some nice off road cycle paths. The only one I know in your area is the Bath > Bristol one. http://www.bristolbathrailwaypath.org.uk/home.shtml If yo...
by simonhill
16 Apr 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.

I use a Tubus cargo, but with Super Cs. Nonetheless, looking at a picture of the back of Ortleibs, I think it is the same procedure. The rear lower hook (anti sway hook) is movable. I set mine towards the front of the pannier, open side facing forward, so it hooks over the front strut of the rack. I...
by simonhill
16 Apr 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route and POI Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Route and POI Planning

A rough idea of where you are going would be useful. As would your accommodation type. My recent tours have tended to be shorter days, letting me enjoy a later start, a relaxed cycling day arriving in time to have a look around my destination. Cycling like this I often find I do many days without a ...
by simonhill
15 Apr 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Brompton B75

Surprisingly it does have a 3 speed gear hub, so not completely basic. I find this model strange. I thought Brompton tried to keep prices standard with no discounts. With slow internet, I find it hard to navigate the Brompton website and price the components. Nonetheless, I would have thought that y...
by simonhill
14 Apr 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help! Getting back from Basel
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Help! Getting back from Basel

Andrew, I fly a lot so am not one of the air phobic crowd. Last year I took 3 longhaul and a few budget airline flights (most in Asia) and had no problems with my bike. Admittedly I always try to box it, but there are plenty on here who regularly fly in Europe using a poly bag and report no problems...
by simonhill
14 Apr 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 42
Views: 1205

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

No worries (as they say).

If you can do a mini report back when you get it that would be great.

I'm most interested to know if you can keep back mudguard and rear rack on.

Ta
by simonhill
14 Apr 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help! Getting back from Basel
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Help! Getting back from Basel

I flew Gatwick to Basle last year to start my WW 1 ride. easyjet take bagged bikes. Three flights a day.

Current price for mid July is £28, plus £30 to 40 for bike and about a tenner for luggage.
by simonhill
12 Apr 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long can you store tyres before they go off?
Replies: 46
Views: 5228

Re: How long can you store tyres before they go off?

CREPELLO wrote:Question - should folding tyres be stored long term folded up :?:


Does anyone have a view on this?
by simonhill
12 Apr 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for data on cycling in Greater Manchester
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Looking for data on cycling in Greater Manchester

I don't know if this is useful, I used this recently, albeit not in Manchester, but you can change location

https://aqicn.org/city/chiang-mai/
by simonhill
12 Apr 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LifeLine Essential MTB V-Brake Inserts - Any Good?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: LifeLine Essential MTB V-Brake Inserts - Any Good?

Thanks mjr.

Excuse me for bumping this up, but given that these blocks are cheap (always a popular thing with cyclists) and available in big online retailers, I would have thought plenty of others had used them.

Is it only me who has splashed out £1:99?
by simonhill
12 Apr 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 42
Views: 1205

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

Ridgie, some years ago their website did say you were responsible for the VAT and detailed how it was collected by Royal Mail. I remember it because, I was thinking of buying when in Oz, or getting Aussie or Guernsey friends to send it on to me as personal gift (no tax), but never got round to it. T...
by simonhill
12 Apr 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Surly Long Haul Trucker Frame and Forks. 26” Wheel, 56cm Frame. £220
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Surly Long Haul Trucker Frame and Forks. 26” Wheel, 56cm Frame. £220

Surly Long Haul Trucker Frame and Forks. 26” Wheel, 56cm Frame. £220 Black frame and (uncut) forks in excellent condition. There are a couple of very minor marks and some of the letters of the “fattys fit fine” transfer on the drive side chain stay have come off. With a polish it would be almost pr...