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by Heltor Chasca
25 Jan 2018, 2:36pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Taking a kids bike with you...
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Taking a kids bike with you...

Excellent - what kind of angle does the towed bike sit at? The Dummy is a 26 inch wheel, so even with a lowish rack it should be comparable. Also - where did you get the clamp, and how much did you pay for it? Depends of how steep the hill is and if we are going up or down. There are no flat bits i...
by Heltor Chasca
25 Jan 2018, 2:27pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Taking a kids bike with you...
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Taking a kids bike with you...

I use one of these bolted to the rack of my Surly Big Dummy. Front wheel is taken off and goes in a pannier bag, bike trails behind and there’s even space for my youngest daughter to perch when we are going through rubbish road infrastructure or when her legs have blown up. 0E381367-5A42-43EE-8A25-9...
by Heltor Chasca
23 Jan 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks mud flap?
Replies: 28
Views: 1319

Re: Brooks mud flap?

I have one in my tool box. It’s a nice little byproduct of their industriousness. It is pretty thick leather but comes with decent fittings with flush bolts so your mudguard doesn’t build up a clump of detritus. I proofed the raw side.
by Heltor Chasca
15 Jan 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Outer tent only
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Outer tent only

Maybe put your sleep system in a bivi bag. Rotten luck if your sleeping bag gets wet. I like the fresh air but these days I just take a tarp if I’m using my bivi bag.
by Heltor Chasca
14 Jan 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third finger left hand
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Third finger left hand

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by Heltor Chasca
14 Jan 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third finger left hand
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Third finger left hand

In my opinion yes. You get a couple more options to rest your mits. I have these on one bike and they work well. They also have a ‘comfort’ grip with longer, curlier ends. HTH https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Ergon-GP3-Biokork-Comfort-Grip_45184.htm?sku=116910&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&ut...
by Heltor Chasca
6 Jan 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Adult and child matching jerseys
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Adult and child matching jerseys

Force GB perhaps? They do club jerseys but I’m sure they could advise. Lovely bunch of people.
by Heltor Chasca
4 Jan 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Auto-deletion too fast for For Sale
Replies: 35
Views: 4964

Re: Auto-deletion too fast for For Sale

I consider myself smoked. I don’t normally sell on here, but my experience is on eBay. Take from that what you like :wink: I never have to list items for longer than 7 days. If they don’t go in that time, I take it that I have priced, described or listed the item at the wrong time of year. A drop in...
by Heltor Chasca
4 Jan 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New commuter - Disc Trucker
Replies: 43
Views: 1791

Re: New commuter - Disc Trucker

Another fan of a Surly DTs here. A good bike that many appreciate. So adaptable for all sorts. Mine has been a conservative tourer, Audax bike and currently a gnarly, knobbly, uncategorised fun bike.
by Heltor Chasca
3 Jan 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light for hub dynamo
Replies: 24
Views: 850

Re: Rear light for hub dynamo

Two bikes set up with rear dynamo lights. One is a B&M Toplight, the other a tiny little Son. Very tidy. The wires are neatly routed along brake cables that are there anyway and hidden against the rack stays.

I don’t do messy. And I fully recommend rear dynamo lights.
by Heltor Chasca
1 Jan 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Replacing Fibre glass tent poles !

Alloy tent poles. The challenge may be finding replacements in suitable lengths. This^ And it’s easy enough to cut the ends down to shorten them a little if need be. I’ve only had to take off a little before, so I can’t say weather a much shorter pole would be stiffer and therefore the curve may no...
by Heltor Chasca
31 Dec 2017, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other fora, cycling and other interests
Replies: 46
Views: 1782

Re: Other fora, cycling and other interests

I used to float on poultry, gardening, arb and bushcraft fora (new word for me) but there’s only so much time in a day.
by Heltor Chasca
31 Dec 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

I like the Topeak Morph range of pumps. A sort of mini track pump. Don't think that they can fit alongside a bottle cage though, but the bracket will fit on a bottle cage mount or can be put on the frame using cable ties. Make sure you get one with a high volume, rather than high pressure. The Lezy...
by Heltor Chasca
31 Dec 2017, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard Spacing
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: Mudguard Spacing

Not exactly the same issue, but I saw a nasty crash on an Audax in the dark. A stick was flicked up into the space between the wheel and fork crown. I would consider having the safety release on the front stays because of this. SKS do them. I have found that when my mudguards are too close to the ty...