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by rotavator
21 Jan 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Navigation setups - phone or maps etc
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Navigation setups - phone or maps etc

The old school way for using maps while riding a bike was to put it in a see-through case on top of a bar bag. I guess these are still available. As for mobile phone battery life, I am no expert but I think most, if fully charged, will last at least 7 hours using the GPS function, which would be lon...
by rotavator
9 Jan 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A curious Zefal HPX issue
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: A curious Zefal HPX issue

It sounds as if the valve on your bike's tube was stuck open when you were trying to pump it up but it was unstuck and acting normally when the Good Samaritan took over. However, I don't know anything about the Zefal HPX pump but I assume that it does not have a no-return valve in it. Edit: also bea...
by rotavator
7 Jan 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

The weather there was great over Christmas. The roads are much smoother than ours. The only fly in the ointment that I could see for cycling is that it can get windy. Haria and Teguise were the nicest places that I visited. Plenty of volcanoes and lava too!
by rotavator
2 Jan 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dyson vacuum replacement.
Replies: 26
Views: 562

Re: Dyson vacuum replacement.

I have a Numatic Henry and would recommend it but it is not a lightweight. Previously I had a Miele, as recommended by Which? magazine, and it died after a few months, however, that is just my experience, sample of one etc.....
by rotavator
1 Jan 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: On-road cycling in Southern Norway
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: On-road cycling in Southern Norway

I have cycled a bit around Stavanger when I was working there a few years ago. There are plenty of cycle paths in and around town. You should check for tunnels when planning routes, see the statensvegvesen website. You can avoid some by using the old road that predates the tunnel. Also check when mo...
by rotavator
31 Dec 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accommodation for LEJOG
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Accommodation for LEJOG

July and August are the peak holiday season and during this period it would be a good idea to book hotels, B&Bs, hostels in advance or to carry a tent and sleeping bag as back-up. Outside peak season and bank holidays you are more likely to find accom at short notice. You can buy membership of Y...
by rotavator
13 Dec 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?

I thought Brompton did a rear led light with reflector that fits the standard bracket, or does it have to be the Cateye? +1 although some do not like the light plus reflector being so low. If it has to be the Cateye, then why not buy a small saddle pack which includes a loop at the back to clip the...
by rotavator
11 Dec 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: WANTED:2 Folding Bikes

pm sent
by rotavator
11 Dec 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

pwa wrote:https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?mode=view&id=64963


There are still a few small things to tidy up. I can think of one you might have spotted but I won't spoil it by pointing it out.


Silvery coloured bottle cages?
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: Rear wheel problem

A bit like Trigger's broom then!
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards For Hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Mudguards For Hybrid

Those eyelets look useful although you may need to get some little right angled brackets, either from the usual suspects (i.e. SJS or Spa) or Screwfix, Toolstation, local hardware shop. Edit: Something like this: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mudguards/sks-suntour-angle-bracket-pack-of-4/ Edit again: ...
by rotavator
9 Dec 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards For Hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Mudguards For Hybrid

I think it will be quite easy to find mudguards of the right size, try googling e.g. Flinger and SKS but the difficult thing will be fitting them to the suspension fork...At the fork crown you may be able to use zip-ties to make a strong enough support. On the fork legs you could get some big P-clip...
by rotavator
2 Dec 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gear ratios for Dawes SG
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: gear ratios for Dawes SG

Is it worth changing?

It would give you a 6% easier bottom gear which would not be worthwhile (IMHO!) unless your current RD can cope with 34T and you need a new cassette and possibly a chain in any case. If it is a 9sp, I would check if the RD can handle a 36T cassette.