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by downstream
6 Sep 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 7779

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

It's a shame that the OP's son had his ride affected by some negative comments. Back in my climbing days we used to call this kind of unwanted advice 'chaff' - you'd be halfway up some crag, minding your own business, when some know-all would start shouting unsolicited advice at you and criticising ...
by downstream
2 Jun 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Baby bike seat and pannier bags
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Baby bike seat and pannier bags

Just to clarify my post above - I mentioned about a lot of weight being on the back wheel - but as noted by foxyrider up-thread, be careful with the total weight so the bike's not overloaded. I tend to ride steel touring bikes that have a reputation for being strongly-built (I have a Surly LHT, and ...
by downstream
2 Jun 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Baby bike seat and pannier bags
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Baby bike seat and pannier bags

I use a Hamax Smiley childseat and manage to carry small panniers on the rack. The seat is of the type that is fixed through two steel arms that click into a bracket fixed to the seat tube, and is not connected to the pannier rack at all. The 'legs' of the seat cover the front of the pannier rack, b...
by downstream
9 May 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Baby time! Buggies for cyclists
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Baby time! Buggies for cyclists

Not sure if this is what you need, but with my two children I use a Burley cycle trailer. Behind the bike, it has done many happy miles with one or both kids, my daughter until about four and my son (now three) still happy in there. Advantages of this particular model (Burley D'Lite) are there's ple...
by downstream
8 May 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: South Wales - Biking routes with a trailer?

I don't know about South Wales, but this is a problem I've had over the last three years or so; almost all of my cycling over this time has been carrying or towing the kids, mostly off-road. I use a Burley D'Lite two-seater trailer, which is quite wide. One tip is that I look for bridleways, and tra...
by downstream
8 May 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Philips Park (Bury)
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Philips Park (Bury)

The Transport for Greater Manchester cycle route leaflets can be helpful in local route planning - they cover most of the routes suitable for cycling, rather than just the mountain bike loops. AFAIK you can't download the TFGM maps but hard copies can be requested from the website https://tfgm.com/c...
by downstream
1 Apr 2018, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame mount roof bike carrier recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: Frame mount roof bike carrier recommendations

IIRC, another difference is that the 591 fits to square or aero-type roof bars out of the box; the 598 is primarily designed for aero bars and therefore needs a separate adaptor for square bars. The OP wants to fit to square bars, therefore the 591 seems the better bet. Now discontinued but easily a...
by downstream
1 Apr 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lamp fitting on bagman
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Lamp fitting on bagman

Thanks James! Followed your link, we've had the same idea, but yours is probably lighter...I tend to ham-fistedness so have to over-engineer. Had that bag since I was about 15; in my youth i collected patches from places i'd cycled to, probably thinking that it'd make me seem well-traveled and inter...
by downstream
31 Mar 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lamp fitting on bagman
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Lamp fitting on bagman

I'm fairly new on here so apologies if this is old hat, but thought this bodge might be worth sharing. I use a bagman on one of my bikes and I've been struggling to securely fit a rear lamp. A bit of head-scratching time in the shed this afternoon resulted in this - a scrap piece of metal cut to the...
by downstream
19 Oct 2017, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1082
Views: 291699

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello everyone, been reading this forum for a while so thought I should introduce myself. I'm Lee, I'm 40, I'm married with two young children, a little VW campervan, a chaotic house full of art materials, toys, camping gear, maps, books, and a small but growing collection of bikes and associated pa...
by downstream
19 Oct 2017, 8:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Burley trailers and wonky flags
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Burley trailers and wonky flags

The small flag holder works okay to locate the bottom of the flagpole, but to keep the flagpole upright it needs to be supported higher. On my Burley D'Lite, the 'pram handle' is adjustable, so i leave it close to vertical (when seen from the side) and adjust the flagpole holder so the flagpole is p...