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by paddler
13 Oct 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2093

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I have several tents - none have a dedicated footprint (they are always overpriced) but I use the same bit of blue tarp from B&Q for them all. Weighs nothing I am going to bother about - cost about a fiver. I'd just pop out and buy such a thing if I were you. If I know I'll be using proper camp...
by paddler
13 Oct 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2093

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

[ With my Hilleberg (MSR replacement) which is a leave the inner and fly attached and pitch/pack as one - packing it wet did not result in a soaked inner. I expected it to but 1st time soaking wet in the morning I was in a hurry and forecast good to dry later so packed away as one wet and inner was...
by paddler
23 Sep 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 78
Views: 3358

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

On a multi day hike I went from cooking and eating porridge in a pot to just putting cold water in the sachet and eating it! On the same theme I went from having a brew first thing to just drinking water - stopped carrying tea at all and just had a few coffee sachets when I could get nice ones. Dave
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

Ive been making my own for nearly a year now, seems good to me. I use 10 gms Almond oil 20 gms Coconut oil Ping in microwave to make liquid and mix 20 drops Patchouli oil Yes I’m an old hippy so suits me well :D Never heard of Patchouli oil-is that for fragrance? It’s added to kill bacteria you’d k...
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

I'm interested in those natural deodorant sticks as I begrudge the price of the ordinary stuff. I'm currently trying homemade using coconut oil mixed with baking powder and a bit of lemongrass essential oil for fragrance. The jury is out at the moment! But how long do the natural ones really last, ...
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

I can also recommend the natural deodorant sticks mentioned above. They last for years and years and are unscented, so don't impart their own odour to garments the way that the usual deodorants do. I'm interested in those natural deodorant sticks as I begrudge the price of the ordinary stuff.... Bu...
by paddler
2 Sep 2019, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...
Replies: 24
Views: 889

Re: Doing my bit, washing at 30 degrees...

...the armpits on my clothes still whiff a little...Not sporting clothes mind, just everyday clothes. Any suggestions as to what to do, rather than just wash them hotter? Make a paste of the washing powder and apply to affected areas? I used to have this problem in the past, when wearing synthetics...
by paddler
15 Aug 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15340

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

http://www.jeccomposites.com/directory/recycled-carbon-fibre-ltd http://www.elgcf.com/about/what-we-do http://terratechmedia.com/boomtime/ etc The problem with recycling carbon fibre is that, AIUI, the recycled product is low value compared to new material and --- in terms of bikes and other 'small...
by paddler
15 Aug 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15340

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Apparently carbon fibre is being recycled - seems there is a lot of attention being given to this now due to the extensive use of it already. Just read that quite bit of it that was used in airliners is reaching the end of it's life so will need to be either recycled or disposed of.

Dave
by paddler
13 Aug 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek Domane frame failure
Replies: 38
Views: 2539

Re: Trek Domane frame failure

Brucey wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Brucey will no doubt fill us in on details Where he can.


I can't empty a lifetime's worth of knowledge into a post you know; not one that anyone else would read, anyway.... :wink:

cheers


I'd read it....I might not understand it, but I'd read it! :D

Dave
by paddler
9 Aug 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10555

Re: E Bike - speeding?

There is more than one use of the word lame. Am I to stop using 'lame excuse'? That is up to you. A friend of mine pointed out to me last year that it is an ableist expression which some folks who are actually lame, find offensive. The implication is that lame is bad, inadequate, or wrong. I have m...
by paddler
24 Jul 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Marioitts way- where to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Marioitts way- where to start?

There is a small car park in Lenwade, and that is where the bridge was closed. It has since re-opened (or was a few weeks ago.) There is also parking at Taverham. I've never come across any deep sand but in winter some sections near Taverham can become boggy. Under bridges seem to be the problem, pr...
by paddler
4 Apr 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3804

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

We quickly worked out that, if we followed the rules to the letter we would have to have four way traffic lights at one of our cabinets next to a roundabout... ...and that has a cost, both financial and in terms of effort, and most organisations and individuals would rather not expend either commod...
by paddler
4 Apr 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3804

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

You've never worked out of a van on site have you? Yes, including in London and Manchester, but relatively rarely and not recently. Have you and, if so, did you feel parking illegally and dangerously was a safe working practice? Running my own business(joinery and construction) I worked out of LWB ...
by paddler
1 Apr 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)
Replies: 35
Views: 2774

Re: Risks of buying old carbon frames (10-15+ years)

[My colleauge's teammate was recently in a crash caused by a carbon frame from 2004. See attached photo. The (very experienced) rider noticed the gears weren't right, glanced down at the mechs, saw that the cable stop had come off, next thing he knew he was on the ground with a broken collarbone (a...