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by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spf of clothing?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Spf of clothing?

I know hiking clothing has a UPF which approximately matches the SPF factor of sun protection lotions. I think there's a standard behind it. UPF covers UVA & UVB of sun protective fabrics, but SPF only covers the one UV type. Of course not all fabrics are given a UPF. If your Jersey had mesh it'...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB7 brake issue I think
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: BB7 brake issue I think

Is that because it's got better adjustment with the stiff adjustment wheels inside and out? I've heard spyres have benefits such as less squealing issues and better stopping but I can't remember where I heard that about the stopping performance.
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Cheap but decent wheels

Most of the time I use hypers at 32mm. It's really only m+ in winter for a month or two. Although I've been looking for a different winter tyre. It's mostly about puncture resistance as I'm very cautious about slipping so go slow if it's iffy. I decked out twice over 4 years in winter and both cases...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

Do you always get flat patch of land on campsites? Probably just a lake district issue but not as many flat campsites around.
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

It's not legal to wildcamp in Lakeland hills but enough people do it to know there's not an issue if you're responsible. Even large outdoor organisations take kids out wildcamping on the lakes. There's a popular spot for the outward bounds organisation and it's a midden. Seriously nasty case of use...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

It's not legal to wildcamp in Lakeland hills but enough people do it to know there's not an issue if you're responsible. Even large outdoor organisations take kids out wildcamping on the lakes. There's a popular spot for the outward bounds organisation and it's a midden. Seriously nasty case of used...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Cheap but decent wheels

Well I've got a 20-21 BMI so there's not much to really lose there without affecting other aspects than cycling. For example, from experience when I drop my BMI lower than what it is I tend to feel the cold more. Being an outdoors kind of a guy I don't really want that. Now if you're saying the weig...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Cheap but decent wheels

Fair point. It's on my list to check the weight. Might get the chance to swap over to my winter tyres this weekend (m+). If I do I'll certainly weigh the wheels without the tyres /tubes.

What classes as heavy and light with tyres? What weight drop would give noticeable performance gain?
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Unbelievably stupid PSV law
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Unbelievably stupid PSV law

Why shouldn't psv and hgv drivers not be forced to have annual health and fitness checks? Big vehicles driven for commercial purposes. Make the companies pay for their drivers checks.
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 9:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

Prefer wildcamping when walking in the hills as you have a little more time to wake up and pack up. You can chill longer admiring the views with a coffee looking out of your tarp at Lakeland fells in the early morning. Then you're still several summits into your walk before the day walking hordes st...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Unbelievably stupid PSV law
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Unbelievably stupid PSV law

I complained about the driving of a local bus and the company traced the bus and spoke to the driver. Assuming the same driver the next meeting with that bus was a much more pleasant affair. Plenty of space, sitting well back and only overtaking when he had at least 1.5m space and he could drive ful...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Cheap but decent wheels

I'm currently on Vittoria voyager hypers in 32 width but I'll change to winter tyres shortly. Last year the planetx CX tyres that came with the bike but they're slow and heavy. I've got marathon pluses on 38 width. I didn't put them on last winter because I replaced wrecked mudguards like for like b...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB7 brake issue I think
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: BB7 brake issue I think

I was actually wondering if trp spyres might be a good replacement. Either just the front one and mix caliper makes or replace both. Which is the better brake, spyres or BB7?
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Cheap but decent wheels

I suspect with the wheels that came with bike I got cheap, heavy and possibly designed not to last with heavy use. Although they have lasted which made me guess they really are strong. Well whatever the case I never really trust own brand rims and hubs. They look good all black and slick looking rim...
by Tangled Metal
19 Sep 2018, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap but decent wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Cheap but decent wheels

OK I've still got the planetx CX wheels that came with my London road bike. I'm thinking they'll be heavy but strong so I'm thinking of changing them. Money is always the biggest criteria in bike purchases. I don't want to spend a lot. Use is road + I think they fashionably call it these days. Basic...