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by roubaixtuesday
27 Jan 2021, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tandem bikepacking
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Tandem bikepacking

Fabulous to see that, might be inspired to do similar.

Enjoy!
by roubaixtuesday
24 Jan 2021, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Another rear-light setup question!
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Another rear-light setup question!

I'm more a roadie than touring gent but find myself going over some type of rough terrain during part of my ride (through no fault of my own!) I like trying to find less busy routes which sometimes leads down a farm track and find it strangely addictive! I'm hoping to go on longer rides and possibl...
by roubaixtuesday
22 Jan 2021, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 55
Views: 1900

Re: Parts from the UK

So, how is that different to buying from anywhere else in the World? 52% of our imports are from the EU, so it's a huge change. But I'm interested to hear why anyone thinks they won't become as straightforward as the other 48%. What's different is that the tariff ends up being paid twice, into Germ...
by roubaixtuesday
22 Jan 2021, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 55
Views: 1900

Re: Parts from the UK

However I am expecting the twenty mile queues at Dover and the inability to buy from Germany to be temporary. I'm no expert, but I think this is wrong, as a result of the decision to exit the customs union, and "rules of origin" Whilst there are no tariffs on goods originating in the EU, ...
by roubaixtuesday
19 Jan 2021, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: 3x10 gears with Bar end Shifters

re the "need" for MTB rear derailleur for large capacity, it depends what you mean by "large capacity" I guess, but we have on our tandem: Sora 9S RD running an 11-36 cassette Front chainrings 46/36/24 Both front and rear are two teeth beyond nominal capacity I think, but the who...
by roubaixtuesday
11 Jan 2021, 3:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18302

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

Went out on my usual 19 mile ride yesterday, on a route that is all countryside. Apart from the usual motor traffic on the B national limit roads, the other more minor roads are very quiet country lanes don't usually see a living soul. Yesterday there were a few walkers out an about, i don't mind t...
by roubaixtuesday
9 Jan 2021, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8861

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

The fact that some people chose to have twenty people round the dinner table, or hold a New Year’s Eve party, isn’t the prime-ministers fault The fact that the shops were open through the sales is. The fact that people mixed on Christmas Day is. People were still attending football matches in their...
by roubaixtuesday
9 Jan 2021, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8861

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

I believe that the current high death toll is due to Christmas gatherings. It will get much worse. Al Alas not. The lead time is such we'll only start to see xmas impact from about now on deaths. It will, undoubtedly, get much worse; 25% increase in cases over last seven days means we can expect th...
by roubaixtuesday
9 Jan 2021, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8861

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

I believe that the current high death toll is due to Christmas gatherings. It will get much worse. Al Alas not. The lead time is such we'll only start to see xmas impact from about now on deaths. It will, undoubtedly, get much worse; 25% increase in cases over last seven days means we can expect th...
by roubaixtuesday
3 Jan 2021, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Warmest Winter Gloves
Replies: 34
Views: 1408

Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

"Not too bulky" makes it impossible really - bulkier gloves are warmer.

Second the suggestion that a pair of liner gloves can make a big difference - recommendation above for silk, but personally I rate synthetic ones.
by roubaixtuesday
2 Jan 2021, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 326
Views: 11124

Re: importing bike parts after Brexit

I think there may be swings and roundabouts. Good luck with that, as all the experts, including the govt themselves, project a significant impact on GDP, equivalent to a bad recession. It may also stimulate the growth of domestic industries. Again, this is, unfortunately, vanishingly unlikely. Give...
by roubaixtuesday
1 Jan 2021, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1746

Re: winter socks

Overshoes are very good.

But if you really don't fancy them, waterproof socks make a huge difference over standard socks.

I have sealskinz, I think they do them in different thicknesses.
by roubaixtuesday
31 Dec 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Black Durham trainee vicar denied job at 'white' church
Replies: 90
Views: 2677

Re: Black Durham trainee vicar denied job at 'white' church

Thank you. Not something I was aware of. Hard to see how it's relevant here mind. you clearly have no understanding/experience of religeon and pastoral care? attending the sick or dieing, burying the dead? its not all giving sermons. I’m not a church goer as such - have faith but not an attender - ...
by roubaixtuesday
30 Dec 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2076

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Couple from today's ride

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