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by whoof
10 Dec 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 1802

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

I agree that most carbon fibre frames have been optimised for lightness as race machines. An alternative route is to build for strength. I've seen people fold up 753 frames off road. Horses for courses, it's a pity that nobody has seriously addressed the bombproof tourer market. I think the probelm...
by whoof
10 Dec 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 1802

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

Apart from waterproof protection you have to wonder sometimes if we have simply succumbed to advertising of fancy kit. People have been burned at the stake for such heresies you know I certainly support getting the best kit appropriate to whatever adventure you are embarking on. And I am not a Ludd...
by whoof
7 Dec 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: Heart rate monitors

Rcartes wrote:Two very helpful answers: thank you!


If you still want one I've got Sigma one that I've never used. It will need batteries but I will put new ones in and test it before sending.
£10 posted.
If you're interested let me know and I'll take a photo and let you know the model.
by whoof
7 Dec 2018, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mountain Bike vs Gravel Bike vs Cyclocross Bike
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Mountain Bike vs Gravel Bike vs Cyclocross Bike

It depends on which on the two pictures most closely represents your riding through slightly muddy woods and your skill levels. If it's the left get and mountain bike if it's right a cyclocross/gravel or a bit of tread on your tyres (if you have clearance). bb.jpg Many bikes marketed as 'cyclocross'...
by whoof
6 Dec 2018, 1:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 13563

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Seems a convoluted way of calculating speed. Speed is simply distance/time. 10/25 = 0.4mpm = 24mph. Unless in my advancing years I have missed something else you were demonstrating. If so, my apologies. I wasn't suggesting that people sit and calculate their average speed in this way I was just sho...
by whoof
6 Dec 2018, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 1802

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

I think that you might have to compromise on something. Sub 10 kg touring bike with front rack mounts but no carbon? It might be that you do need three bikes. This year I've toured with full camping gear for two and half weeks: Surly LHT. Weekends (and most years one week) in B & Bs: Aluminium '...
by whoof
5 Dec 2018, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 13563

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

"Funny" thing averages. If I travel a distance of 2 miles with the first mile at 10mph and the second at 20mph the average won't be 15mph. I cover the first mile in 6 minutes and the second in 3 minutes giving a total time of 9 minutes. Travelling 2 miles in 9 minutes gives a speed of 13....
by whoof
5 Dec 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Off road history.

My first mountain bike was an Emmelle in 1988. It was awful and soon replaced by a Specialized Hardrock that was better but the brakes were terrible as you had to grip so hard to get any kind of decrease in speed. I remember waking up in the morning and my hands had clenched into fists and required ...
by whoof
5 Dec 2018, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 13563

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

I record rides in hours rather than miles to take account of offroad mileage ,then use 14mph as an average multiplier.275hrs so far,so 3850mls give or take.Unfortunately off the bike for an indeterminant period due to compressed femoral nerve so that will be it for this year. Not doubting you but c...
by whoof
4 Dec 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'
Replies: 37
Views: 2208

Re: 'your supposed to give way to cars'

An old 'gentleman' drove his car down a narrow lane at speed towards a group of us. We had stopped but he wasn't slowing down. I stayed in the same position rather than jumping into the hedge and as he eventually stopped said, 'I thought you were going to run us all down' and he said 'I pay my road ...
by whoof
3 Dec 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alarm?
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Alarm?

I used to have something like this inside my garage to prevent my motorbike being stolen. It can be situated pointing down so it would be activated by someone entering but high enough so it couldn't be reached. https://www.therange.co.uk/diy/safety-alarms-and-security/safety-and-security-lights/moti...
by whoof
3 Dec 2018, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cafés: a questionnaire
Replies: 80
Views: 1868

Re: Bike cafés: a questionnaire

Edit: Thought that this was familiar Facilities: Somewhere to put a bike. Preferably somewhere where you can see your bike and it isn't cluttering up the pavement. Floors I can walk on in cleated shoes. Some places ask for you to remove them as the fear they may damage their floor. A place near Glou...
by whoof
1 Dec 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 13563

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

802 miles for November giving a year to date total of 10530 or 31.5 miles per day.
by whoof
30 Nov 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query
Replies: 34
Views: 952

Re: Cateye Helmet Mount and Safety Query

In the UK I would mount it on the RHS not left as pictured. If it's low then angle it upwards slightly.
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