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by JakobW
6 Apr 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: ... if Lion Bellworks is operating?

I couldn't find a contact number on a quick scan of their website; if you can post it here I'm happy to try giving them a ring and see if they're still going.
by JakobW
31 Mar 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Super Cs in Green. Anyone Seen Them?

I saw those as well, and I think it's just the normal green duck that Carradice use - when new or freshly waxed it's really quite dark, and the photos look to have been taken in indifferent light, which won't help.
by JakobW
31 Mar 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

There's a fair number of historical threads on here, but they tend to be about specific queries and spread around the place a bit. Does the V-CC have a forum?
by JakobW
30 Mar 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Risks of Buying Old Titanium Frames

Ti is tricky to weld, and very sensitive to weld contamination. Where frames fail they tend fo go with some kind of fatigue fracture at a weld. Some of the better producers offer a lifetime warranty, but only for the first purchaser; of course if it goes after a decade or two, it's anyone's guess if...
by JakobW
30 Mar 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying food in a musette on long rides
Replies: 32
Views: 2823

Re: Carrying food in a musette on long rides

For the sake of a couple of quid I'd try it out, but I personally wouldn't recommend it for a longer day ride. Against something slippery like a cycle jersey it's going to be moving around a fair bit, especially if (as I recall you do?) have a fairly low/flat-backed riding position; if it's got an a...
by JakobW
16 Mar 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What should we have in our bunkhouse
Replies: 50
Views: 9478

Re: What should we have in our bunkhouse

One of these: https://www.lakeland.co.uk/25597/Dry%3ASoon-Deluxe-3-Tier-Heated-Airer-and-Cover-Offer-Bundle ? We've got the smaller model at home and it's great; depending on how much you're drying you may want a dehumidifier as well, but I'd have thought that's still more eco-friendly than a tumble...
by JakobW
25 Feb 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Interesting - I'd not realised that 'tester' had at one point had a negative connotation.
by JakobW
24 Feb 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102763

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I'm probably being really dense (or possibly it doesn't show on the mobile site?), but I can't find the donation link - where should I be looking?
by JakobW
24 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I don't pedal - the flapjack in my saddlebag is so dense, I just bend spacetime around it... (Am I doing this right?) I mean, to a certain kind of driver we're all 'bloody cyclists', but I think there is a particular culture - more common in some clubs than others - that is quite insular; the kind o...
by JakobW
31 Jan 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ALPKIT for touring
Replies: 18
Views: 5646

Re: ALPKIT for touring

IME Alpkit stuff is reasonable quality and decent VFM, and their customer service is supposed to be pretty good (I've never had to use it).
by JakobW
31 Jan 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Cycling in Netherlands

Stanford's in Covent Garden and the Map Shop in Upton upon Severn should have them in stock, and they both do mail/online orders. However, depending on how far you're going you might want to think about a larger-scale map. I used the Falk 1:75K cycle atlas for a tour last summer, and unless you want...
by JakobW
25 Jan 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out
Replies: 37
Views: 3507

Re: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out

Depending on fitness, 100km on the bike is anywhere between 3 and 6 hours in the saddle; if you've been ramping up the mileage quickly, knee and back pain might not be uncommon, especially if you're doing that with minimal stops. I'd still second the recommendation of a bike fit, mind, just to rule ...
by JakobW
23 Jan 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel sizes vs Handling
Replies: 57
Views: 5173

Re: Wheel sizes vs Handling

What was different about the Dawes' feel? 27" wheels are only 1.3% bigger than 700C, so I'd be very surprised if you could reliably tell them apart if used on otherwise identical bikes. Off the top of my head I can think of any number of differences that would affect the feel, including - diffe...
by JakobW
21 Jan 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102763

Re: Cycle Travel Planner Question

I sympathise with mjr's point, but also with Richard's inner copy-editor. For a UK context I'd probably lean towards 'motor-free' (I'm not sure e-bikes have entered the general consciousness), and for NL something like 'designated cycleway'. The important point is that - from a UK point of view - an...
by JakobW
21 Jan 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam

Just in addition to the above, 'bewaakte fietsenstalling' suggests that it's secure/guarded cycle storage. I wouldn't leave a good bike locked up on the street for any length of time in Amsterdam (or any other major Dutch city) without multiple heavy-duty locks.