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by hayers
8 Jun 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stupid idea #134......
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Stupid idea #134......

Probably so long as the ropes stay tight. But why???
by hayers
3 Jun 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: River Parrett crossings
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: River Parrett crossings

Thought I'd follow up - used the a39 in and a38 out of bridgewater - not lovely, but ok to ride - drivers ok -and got in and out of the town quickly compared to other options (part of a long day so that was important). Stopped in Tart cafe in N Petherton - posh but friendly, and told us space for bi...
by hayers
31 May 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

Used a 2 seat chariot (now thule) for a few years. Folded up nicely and towed well, but too wide for some narrow entrances and quite large in buggy use about town. Moved it on on this board a few years back.
by hayers
10 May 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank Length - formula?
Replies: 22
Views: 699

Re: Crank Length - formula?

Yes there are formulae - interesting (and rigorous) discussion here:

https://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm
by hayers
27 Apr 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Fitting a Deore Chain Set.

Before looking at subtelties, I'm wondering is the new largest chainring a different size to the old one? If so, you'll need to get the vertical position of the fd on the seat tube correct before adjusting the end stops (and indexing if present). From memory the cage should be around 2mm off the tee...
by hayers
25 Apr 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage - order of priority?
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Baggage - order of priority?

1. Saddle bag - always - tools, spares, first aid kit. can just squeeze keys and wallet if nothing else needed; 2. For longer (day) rides add bar bag for sandwiches, sunscreen, un-worn waterproof jacket, and map (in holder on top for navigation and inside if more than 1 needed) 3. Overnight / commut...
by hayers
23 Mar 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem Crossover Chain 3/32 vs 1/8 ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3071

Re: Tandem Crossover Chain 3/16 vs 1/8 ?

you mean 3/32" not 3/16", don't you? cheers ...interesting that the larger chainrings felt stiffer... Presumably because the same torque (eg pedal force x crank length) is transmitted with lower chain tension. This is also why large chainrings wear slowest - more teeth sharing the load AN...
by hayers
7 Feb 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Online route planning question

Not quite answering your query, but OS will.do a map with customised centre point https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/custom-made-maps.html?gclid=CjwKCAiAy-_iBRAaEiwAYhSlAy5s0yp0xcYR4OiwLtPeVcfczgtODDKQvXVYhHAiIZruFEzsSlN5jhoC5WUQAvD_BwE Personally I like to plan (and navigate) with maps, aided by...
by hayers
22 Jan 2019, 7:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 4886

Re: First aid kit?

Tilley wrote:First aid trained for work my advise would be that if you are carrying a kit to help others it should include disposable gloves for your own safety.


And also good for punctures and chain repairs.
by hayers
5 Jan 2019, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your best ride of 2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 2451

Re: Your best ride of 2018?

Two candidates: Random day off work, turned out to be first really warm sunny day in march/april, went over the severn bridge to Tintern, then across forest of dean to Gloucester and back down the severn on ncn41. Great day all round, but blown away by stunning views decending from littledean to min...
by hayers
5 Jan 2019, 9:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 4886

Re: First aid kit?

Small 1st aid kit lives in my saddle bag along with tools, tubes etc. Only used once when someone else in group took a minor tumble, but nice to be prepared.
by hayers
17 Dec 2018, 8:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 2001

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

I was due to ride an Audax last Saturday but it was really blowing and as it did a loop up to Gloucester and back across the Severn bridge I didn't fancy getting stuck in Wales if the bridge was shut due to the wind. Went back to bed and rode the course on Sunday instead 190 km. Did 60 miles this m...
by hayers
16 Nov 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

There seems to be current planning activity:
https://planning.n-somerset.gov.uk/onli ... VCHLPKX900
by hayers
14 Nov 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 24
Views: 1146

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

Green definitely! Went for brg with white lining and head tube on my tourer - looķs great (I think) - understated rather than OTT. Not sure you can get 501 now so change is probably necessary - I would go with whatever the repairer suggests, gut feel is that the top tube is relatively insignificant ...
by hayers
9 Nov 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: route from Bristol to taunton
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: route from Bristol to taunton

Planning something similar as part of a longer trip - this thread might help:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=125952