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by pjclinch
13 May 2020, 4:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Tent for Brompton

It’s not that difficult, Pete You wrote, “ What about the poles? You can strap them on to the rack, up the seat tube, along the frame, stand them up in the front bag, anything you want.“ I wrote, “These are all places where they’re vulnerable to damage and a faff to tie and untie. Poles are best pr...
by pjclinch
12 May 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Tent for Brompton

Why don’t you take it up with Hilleberg who bag and ship their tents with the poles rolled up in the centre. There’s a clue as to where they are safest from damage. Okay, I've taken it up with Hilleberg, by reading the rather more detailed instructions for the Tarra. Here's what it says (bold is my...
by pjclinch
11 May 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Tent for Brompton

Why don’t you two take it up with Hilleberg who bag and ship their tents with the poles rolled up in the centre. There’s a clue as to where they are safest from damage. They will want to send out single packages so the bits stay together. That's about logistical simplicity and as the volume of a sh...
by pjclinch
11 May 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Tent for Brompton

Hilleberg recommending “really the daftest place to put the poles”. https://docs.hilleberg.net/pitching/I16-Instructions-Niak-WEB-020216.pdf That's shown as a way you can do it, there's no suggestion it's the only way to do it. However, having been lightweight camping on and off carting tents with ...
by pjclinch
11 May 2020, 1:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring

A thought strikes me about large tents like that though, is that finding a decent flat, secluded site ideally near a water source when wild camping could be an issue. Guess it depends on what sort of camping you do, if you're primarily staying on campsites it's not an issue but for me at least it w...
by pjclinch
11 May 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring

I rejected them all for one simple reason. They all pitch inner first. I thought that would be an issue on my TN, but accepted the compromise as it was the only tent I found that ticked all the other boxes (Plus I got a good deal) In reality, it's never been a problem, I've only once put it up in a...
by pjclinch
3 May 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 540
Views: 242525

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Yes its a GTE, no load yet, only just got it!! 42km today. out of interest , unloaded, on a GT/GTE, what is a good avg speed in kmh, in varied terrain, so I know what to aspire to. First ride was pants, second ride, 17.7 kmh, 3rd ride 18.3 kmh, I'm thinking around 22 kmh? faster ? slower? I don't h...
by pjclinch
2 May 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 540
Views: 242525

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

It's a GTe version right? I've got the older GT. Lovely tourer although I've never owned a proper upright tourer to know whether it really is or not. I can ride all day with no weight on my arms. I was limited to about 60 miles of enjoyable cycling on my "proper upright tourer" and that w...
by pjclinch
14 Apr 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Tent for Brompton

Tents will almost always pack down much better if you separate the poles and pack them separately. Once you do that it becomes a simple matter of volume of material, and less/thinner will save you packing bulk. If you have a 4 Kg 3 person tent, a lot of packing bulk. What about the poles? You can st...
by pjclinch
11 Apr 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 293
Views: 9360

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

Placebos and homeopathy may have fewer side-effects We're not exactly going out on a limb here, are we? Conventional drugs are designed quite explicitly to alter body chemistry in a way that is tested to have a clear effect. The body is a complex system with lots of interacting mechanisms so it's i...
by pjclinch
6 Apr 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?

Foot retention on recumbent tadpole trikes is important to prevent injury. "leg suck" can cause horrendous injuries if your leg gets dragged under the cruciform. I have used SPDs previously but I became disenchanted with them. I would occasionally get inadvertent release (even with single...
by pjclinch
6 Apr 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Greenspeed kingpin steering
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Greenspeed kingpin steering

Trikesnbikes wrote:Does anyone have any experience of the steering on Greenspeed tadpole layout trikes?


I don't, but the people you want to speak to are very probably Rob and Carol Hague at Westcountry Recumbents, http://www.wrhpv.com/, the UK's Greenspeed dealer.
by pjclinch
6 Apr 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 293
Views: 9360

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

Has anyone ever died (ie. been poisoned) from taking Homeopathic pills ? If so, how many? Presumably people have not died from taking smarties either. Could you clarify the point you are making, please? Certainly, people have died through declining medical interventions. I'm not trying to "mak...
by pjclinch
31 Mar 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aeropress Go
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

Re: Aeropress Go

Like all these crowdfunded projects it’s full of the usual marketing guff. The biggest worry for me was "large 14g shot". If I’m not mistaken that will be 3 teaspoons 15 ml :) My coffee in front of me now is from a 3 cup Bialetti I put 145ml of water in and get approx 120 ml of coffee out...
by pjclinch
29 Mar 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Recommended a 2 man tent for touring

We all have different requirements and preferences - My list would look like this; Sleep across the door Two doors Can you expand on this? Your reasons? not arguing. I very much prefer two doors and porches, even solo. It just makes life that bit more comfortable and user friendly with more places ...