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by whoof
20 Feb 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1347

Re: Braking in corners

If you take a look at the link below you can see the guy in third place (whiteish jersey) doesn't take the corner well and drifts wide around the corner but his speed is such that he can correct this. He does however make a better job than the fourth rider. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO0i6hjJXl...
by whoof
18 Feb 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

Discussion of tents including Nature hike

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=130886&hilit=chinese+tent&start=15
by whoof
16 Feb 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

If you can get by with a modest change in chainwheel and sprocket size (as per the post above), fitting lower gears need not be a major expense. However it all depends on the bike you start with; all too many OTP bikes come with the smallest chainring possible (on that chainset) and a RD that is al...
by whoof
16 Feb 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

Nothing wrong with getting off and walking but engineering in a gearing that compels it isn't always necessary. Absolutely... whenever I build I bike, it's based around both its use and the conditions and topography in which I expect to use in (within 20 mile radius of my home) and I would imagine ...
by whoof
16 Feb 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 1755

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

In 2014 I cycled from Lowestoft to Lands End and from Barnstaple went along A39 and then A30. It suited me at the time and got me to where I wanted to be but wasn't the best. Any other options that are flat-ish to pass through Devon and Cornwall? Recommendations most welcome. From where are you ent...
by whoof
16 Feb 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

How long is big hill which you climb? In 2014, I was part of a group cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats, it was day 3 and we had Dartmoor to climb, the day was unseasonably warm and there was no wind.. At the very bottom I got of to walk... wishing my fellows a good days ride.... half way up t...
by whoof
15 Feb 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: ENIGMA Etape Titanium 54cm
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: ENIGMA Etape Titanium 54cm

I also need 54 cm top tube.
by whoof
14 Feb 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour de la Provence on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Tour de la Provence on TV

The Tour de la Provence is live on a channel called Freesports this week. This is available via Virgin cable and you might be able to get it on other Sky, BT and possibly Freeview

https://www.freesports.tv/
by whoof
13 Feb 2020, 11:23am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: ENIGMA Etape Titanium 54cm
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: ENIGMA Etape Titanium 54cm

Can you tell me if it a 54 cm effective top-tube as per Enigma's sizing or a 54 cm seat tube.

https://www.enigmabikes.com/pages/enigm ... #frame-geo
by whoof
12 Feb 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1390

Re: 250 Miles

Scroll down to the article here https://road.cc/content/news/271051-jeremy-vine-films-close-pass-told-hes-middle-road-greipel-misses-spring-classics#live-blog-item-12723 Actually Holland is the second worst, only behind Ireland, my bad. The article says A study by the European Transport Safety Coun...
by whoof
11 Feb 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to ride a time trial bike
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: Best place to ride a time trial bike

If you want your muscles to get used to riding a time-trial bike on the tri-bars then a turbo trainer is a boring but sure way to get time in 'the' position. Unless your iron man is on a pan flat course with no corners then it might be a good idea to also get used to descending and going around bends.
by whoof
11 Feb 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

Morzedec wrote:Whoof, I've missed nothing: perhaps you don't know the ramp alongside Coombe Junction station, nor have tried to ride it when loaded for touring?

It's all too easy to criticise ..................

Happy days,


you asked a question I answered it. All too easy to miss the point. :D :D :D
by whoof
10 Feb 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

Blimey! What have I been missing, all these years? May I suggest that (a) everyone is different and will have their own ability, (b) that being 'well ridden in' is often as much use as extra-low gearing, and (c) if it's too difficult to ride up, just get off and walk Perhaps you have missed that if...
by whoof
10 Feb 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

I'm going to the Alps for the first time this summer to do the Raid Alpine route (Geneve to Antibes) for charity. I don't need to carry kit so I'll be using a road bike converted as follows: ⋅ Replaced 50/34 crankset with 42/28 ⋅ Replaced FD with MTB FD to match crankset ⋅&...
by whoof
10 Feb 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2607

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

I'm currently running an 11-34 cassette to a 24-36-46 chainset. The same front mech that ran the old 28-38-48 chainset works perfectly fine here. Yours might also be just as good. My Wayfarer is still pretty stable at 2.5mph going up silly steep rocky climbs and the front wheel has yet to lift. Unl...