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by LinusR
6 Nov 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: voodoo bizango or the orbea alma h50
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: voodoo bizango or the orbea alma h50

I'm looking at two bikes and I'm not sure which to get. Or which is best. The voodoo bizango or the orbea alma h50 I love rattling about forest tracks and sometimes cycle tracks. I'm 57 but relatively fit but I won't be tearing down mountains or bouncing about rocks. What are your recommendations. ...
by LinusR
3 Nov 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Getting to Bedgebury Forest Sans Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Getting to Bedgebury Forest Sans Car?

The plan I'd worked out was to alight at Stonegate, use a route through Ticehurst, following the road to the crossroads, then follow the A road (using the adjacent pavement) to where I can see the start of a bridleway at the southern part of the forest. I wasn't sure how the busy the roads were bet...
by LinusR
29 Oct 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Getting to Bedgebury Forest Sans Car?
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Getting to Bedgebury Forest Sans Car?

The plan I'd worked out was to alight at Stonegate, use a route through Ticehurst, following the road to the crossroads, then follow the A road (using the adjacent pavement) to where I can see the start of a bridleway at the southern part of the forest. I wasn't sure how the busy the roads were bet...
by LinusR
28 Oct 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke query .. zinc plated?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Spoke query .. zinc plated?

Take them to your local recycling centre. Rebuild with new double-butted stainless steel spokes and brass nipples. Have you checked the condition of the rim? Any cracks, distortion around spoke holes?
by LinusR
4 Oct 2020, 11:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans Cycles poor customer service
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Evans Cycles poor customer service

Evans Cycles is again featured in a newspaper consumer column for its poor customer service and its failure to provide goods paid for in advance. Observer page 52, 4 October, relates sorry tale about NHS worker who did not receive a bike paid for. Earlier this year a similar tale was related by The ...
by LinusR
4 Oct 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Off-Road / Cyclocross gearing

I have a Ridley X-Night cyclocross bike that is ~7 years old. Its my winter bike for roads, but also my winter riding tends to be more inclined to path and trail detours. Though its a top-spec frame, it was due to a factory mess-up (I actually ordered the X-Fire, entry level model at the time), so ...
by LinusR
2 Oct 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Derailleur ate my chain - but why?

Chain suck can happen... I had a bout on my tandem about the time I put new chainrings on. I got round the problem by putting a "dog fang" on. A bit of a hassle to fit but has completely eliminated the issue... I can't see how the "dog fang" can prevent chain suck. I use a dog f...
by LinusR
30 Sep 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need help with small dent in rim and truing buckled wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Need help with small dent in rim and truing buckled wheel

IMG_20200930_094312168_HDR.jpg All sorted. Thanks for all the help from the more experienced forum members. Five minutes with a nipple key should sort that.... Good advice. That's all it took. :D Fit a fatter tyre. It will mask the imperfection. As for the down tube, couple of lolly sticks and a fe...
by LinusR
28 Sep 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Rebuild

I replaced my Veloce 10 speed innards with centaur 10 speed https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/collections/shifter-spares/products/campagnolo-10-speed-ergo-ultra-shift-shift-shifter-body-centaur-ec-ce200-and-ec-ce201. I'm not sure it is worth the effort trying to repair Veloce 10 speed.
by LinusR
28 Sep 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need help with small dent in rim and truing buckled wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Need help with small dent in rim and truing buckled wheel

I have a very slight dent in the rim of my front wheel and it has gone out of true. Luckily only two spoke nipples have broke. I'm not sure in which order to carry out the repair to straighten and true. Should I address the concentric or lateral misalignment first. At the moment it won't even fit in...
by LinusR
19 Sep 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5780

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Thanks for the update linus - sounds like you had a miserable night. Just back from a 2 night bivi trip with the british army bivi - not the smallest thing but I think it worth the space and weight. One thing I won't be taking next time, except for very special circumstances, is the brit army green...
by LinusR
16 Sep 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5780

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Jdsk wrote:How old is that mat?

Jonathan


Purchased July this year. It blew the two baffles and started leaking on the sixth time I used it. I've failed to find the leak so far. Will persevere tomorrow.
by LinusR
16 Sep 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5780

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Another three nights spent in the bivvi, so a brief update. This time I put the Thermarest Neoair Uberlite matt under my bivvi bag (and on top of a ground sheet) to give me more room inside the bivvi. It was much more comfortable this way. A big improvement. Sunday night into Monday morning a heavy ...
by LinusR
10 Sep 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5780

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Thanks for the update Linus. I did check out the Mountain Warehouse bivvy a couple of weeks ago - at a very good price if not as good as yours. Am impressed by your reports on its breathability but I think I will stick with my army goretex thing, even if that is not immune to condensation. It's a f...