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by Tangled Metal
19 Jul 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Faiv Hoogar front rack - anyone use one?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Faiv Hoogar front rack - anyone use one?

Been looking at the Faiv Hoogar lowrider rack. It's a rack designed for suspension forks and is fully suspended. AIUI most front racks for suspension forks such at axiom, Blackburn and old man mountain fix to the axle and the fork legs. As a result they move with the suspension effectively deadening...
by Tangled Metal
18 Jul 2018, 11:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Alpkit
Replies: 12
Views: 5484

Re: Alpkit

Their bikepacking bags are made in the UK now and they do a range of customisations. In fact if you asked for some custom feature not in their list of customisations they'll possibly do it for you. Very helpful if you contact them about making something special. As for the out of stock issue it's a ...
by Tangled Metal
17 Jul 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

Good idea but tbh it's good exercise. Resistance training on the bike. Worked my legs and his cardio too. Not efficient cadence though. Spa cycles, what is their steel tourer like without a load? There's an opinion tourers are happiest when loaded but not so good without load. I guess that's in resp...
by Tangled Metal
17 Jul 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

Your partner has the typical chicken and egg issue. It's not worth buying the more expensive bike if you don't ride it, but you're more likely to ride the better bike (and the cheaper bike will be a colossal waste of cash if it gets used enough to justify buying the more expensive one). You've nail...
by Tangled Metal
16 Jul 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 33
Views: 1025

Re: Bells

Dog walkers with extending leads. Human goes one way, dog goes the other with a lead across the path. Two walkers covering the whole canal towpath except for a bike width right on the edge of the canal. Do you take that option or get even louder to move the walkers? Bell hasn't worked. Will the voic...
by Tangled Metal
16 Jul 2018, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 33
Views: 1025

Re: Bells

If the bell law was serious then headphones would need to be banned We'd also need to ban deaf people, of course. And gossiping people so deeply into their own conversations. I've had to ring and ring and shout and shout before one couple of mature ladies out for a communal power walk. The only pow...
by Tangled Metal
16 Jul 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

All this is not a problem I have. ... But it interested you enough to start a thread on what is generally a contentious subject. I see a difference between questions about whether eg this or that bit of kit is more durable than a cheaper equivalent (eg We've seen that in discussions about different...
by Tangled Metal
16 Jul 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

All this is not a problem I have. My bike cost £650, my new bike is a secondhand recumbent costing £500. Both work and have been reliable so far. My partner has had an 8 year mtb that's been very reliable. Very comfortable. It's a desire for something different and better on road (plus easy off road...
by Tangled Metal
16 Jul 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

Spa cycles do their steel tourer in fiat bar option. They build them up from scratch so you can specify what you want within reason. It is usually slightly cheaper to get a flat bar build at Spa BTW. Smallest size is 26" (48cm but next size up is 51cm and 700 as standard). Thorn do 26" in ...
by Tangled Metal
15 Jul 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

£800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

I've been having discussions about the value of spending more money for anyone who isn't into the details of bikes. What I mean is probably best illustrated by what you get at those price points in touring bikes. Frames - 725 steel instead of aluminium with cro moly forks / Reynolds 520 frame and fo...
by Tangled Metal
13 Jul 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

No idea if any good but the online retailer is a good company that only seems to sell good kit. Might be worth a punt if it's your thing.

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/tents-shelters-c25/tarps-c43/daypack-bike-poncho-ul-p9426
by Tangled Metal
13 Jul 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5339

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Taken with the boggarts? Love that phrase....... It's a term my old Dad used when he was alive.He'd working in the pit with ponies when he was a young man. Quite. I forgot I knew that phrase from mining. Funny that. It not considering memory / age relationship (I forget what I've forgotten but I'm ...
by Tangled Metal
12 Jul 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Family touring tent and sleeping bag for 4 year old
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Family touring tent and sleeping bag for 4 year old

Oh, regards the tent, keep an eye on the ends if each pole segment. The connector is held in place by a pinch to the main part of the pole, three pinches on our tent. This is a common way of fixing the connector, especially on cheaper tents. Other tent pole manufacturers press fit the connector on o...
by Tangled Metal
12 Jul 2018, 9:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Family touring tent and sleeping bag for 4 year old
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Family touring tent and sleeping bag for 4 year old

Doing part of the velodysse this year. Ferry to Roscoff then straight out and back by some suitable route. Should be a good two weeks.
by Tangled Metal
12 Jul 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?
Replies: 38
Views: 918

Re: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

I thought you give the name on the first sentence about the person then use he in later ones once the identification of the object of the paragraph had been made. Example, "Gerald was a big man. However, he was unusually competitive on our local time trial course" It's not my strength to k...