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by simonhill
6 Jun 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thoughts on new painted message on NCR6
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: Thoughts on new painted message on NCR6

No problem with this one. I'd be happy to see more signs painted on the paths, rather than the silly little blue metal signs my Council use. The metal signs are easy to steal and soon disappear and even if still there they are rarely 'seen' by pedestrians. Maybe large painted signs on the path would...
by simonhill
5 Jun 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Several day tour with e-bike
Replies: 25
Views: 613

Re: Several day tour with e-bike

I haven't done one as I don't ride an e-bike, but I have seen a few doing it. For example: A female on tour in France last year. Heavily loaded with full touring gear. She surprised me as to how fast she went up hill until she stopped for a photo and I saw it was electric, we didn't speak. The year ...
by simonhill
4 Jun 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to tour and plan for getting ill?
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: How to tour and plan for getting ill?

I see 2 things here: a bale out plan; and the risk. What bale out plan would you have had if there was no virus? If you had no plan then this could be seen as unwise and possibly irresponsible. This isn't meant as a personal criticism because most people don't even think about it under normal circum...
by simonhill
3 Jun 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike question - Lithium Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Sending an eBike question - Lithium Battery

Where are you sending it? There have been a number of posts over the years about sending a bike abroad. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a specialist firm that does it, so unless you are lucky and find someone who is 'going that way' you are stuck with the usual international couriers. Unless ...
by simonhill
3 Jun 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Computers with BIG distance info
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Computers with BIG distance info

A decent smart phone is now around £1000 so a few hundred for a GPS unit is well worth it IMO. Depends how you define "decent", personally I think this statement is very misleading. There are plenty of good so called mid range phones in the £150 - 250 range. These are more than good enoug...
by simonhill
2 Jun 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Computers with BIG distance info
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Computers with BIG distance info

I would have thought that some form of GPS would be a lot more reliable for the requirements, ie "Time lapse and distance are really useful for off road nav." . I can't imagine speedo distance is very accurate off road, where you may be constantly deviating slightly from a straight course....
by simonhill
2 Jun 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Computers with BIG distance info
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Computers with BIG distance info

I agree, some preconceived ideas are a pain. I'm well over 15 and regularly look at speed on my Speedo. You say you have ditched your Cateye, is it a fairly modern one? I seem to recall that my early Cateye had a small screen and small numbers. However my current one has much larger numbers with the...
by simonhill
1 Jun 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request

For info, from the posts on this forum over the years, I think most demand would be for a one way trip, with driver, to pick up or drop off for a group eg for a Lands End to JoG (as said above) or to somewhere in Europe, etc. In other words, you drive us out, we cycle back.These type of queries are ...
by simonhill
1 Jun 2020, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?
Replies: 39
Views: 1939

Re: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?

There are plenty of 26" rims still listed on the Ryde website.

My LBS build for free if I buy all the bits from them. All parts RRP, but I still get the old CTC 10% discount.

Edit: Oooops, old post and already said this.
by simonhill
30 May 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedals hit front wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Pedals hit front wheel

I agree (to fork wrong way round), looking at the link above to a pic of the bike, there is plenty of clearance. Then again, I have seen people with very big feet and people who place their feet on the pedals in a funny way, so who knows. edit: I wrote as above posted. Who knows, maybe OP read and i...
by simonhill
30 May 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Adults riding child / BMX bicycles
Replies: 58
Views: 1574

Re: Ways of looking stupid on a bike

I've seen a few adults on BMX type bikes and thought what a good idea if: You only want to go a short way - better than walking: You don't have much space at home to store; You don't have buckets of spare cash; Possibly able to take on buses and trains with no hassle (its my son's, I'm taking it hom...
by simonhill
30 May 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedals hit front wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Pedals hit front wheel

If it is bad placing of your feet, you may find half toe clips useful. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Zefal-Half-Toe-Clips-45_69850.htm?sku=214302&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwiMj2BRBFEiwAYfTbCgsfYPIpXke9eBsnVBIRKoP2ojvUhyyIQdhMgrSrP23ZIxi0fX9...
by simonhill
29 May 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying my first Brooks
Replies: 35
Views: 972

Re: Buying my first Brooks

brooksby (the OP). Riding in the wet doesn't usually get the saddle particularly wet because you are sitting on it. Maybe some splashing underneath if no mudguards, but nothing to worry about. Just don't leave it standing in the rain with no cover (aka poly bag), or getting on it if your clothes are...
by simonhill
28 May 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: Fast Touring

+1 But then again, I did say the following at reply no 9: "Secondly, as you are on an (undisclosed) budget, have you thought of using your current bike. Maybe not super light, but a good strong steel frame that could be modded to make it a lot lighter. Probably much cheaper than a new bike.&quo...
by simonhill
28 May 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NonGPS Speedo options
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: NonGPS Speedo options

Here to serve: Interference with wireless: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=136962&p=1472491&hilit=Cateye#p1472491 Problems with wired and info: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=137582&p=1482934&hilit=Battery#p1482934 About a fitting problem, but...