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by Si
18 Jun 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: bivvy bag
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: bivvy bag

Procrastination is one's friend.....took me so long to decide which other bivvi to buy that Alpkit have the one i originally want back in stock! Hopefully it'll arrive before the weather turns (and before the solstice :wink: ).
by Si
17 Jun 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Birmingham LetsRide
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Birmingham LetsRide

I'm told we had around 11,000 punters there!
by Si
17 Jun 2018, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 65 arghh!
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: 65 arghh!

Happy birthday! :D
by Si
15 Jun 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 48
Views: 900

Re: World cup - looking forward?

Another reason to hate the world cup...they've interrupted my day-time tv coach potatoing.....no Bargain Hunt today and no Tipping Point yesterday (one of my favourite programs ever as all of the contestants are so think it makes one feel better about ones limited resources....e.g "What instrum...
by Si
15 Jun 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Compact double road

If you are really only using the little chainring on your compact double, why not give 1 x 10 a try on the gravel bike. I'm starting to wonder that. I avoided a 1x after discussion on here about them wearing out quick and the chain dropping when back peddling in the extremes...but at the moment I m...
by Si
14 Jun 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 87
Views: 11624

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Dare I stereotype another valued element within society, but.....health visitors. Every other time I get cut up or close passed the person driving seems to have some kind of nurses' uniform on. Or is it just that there are so many of them these days. On the other hand.....taxi drivers (they of the p...
by Si
14 Jun 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Compact double road

If you are really only using the little chainring on your compact double, why not give 1 x 10 a try on the gravel bike. I'm starting to wonder that. I avoided a 1x after discussion on here about them wearing out quick and the chain dropping when back peddling in the extremes...but at the moment I m...
by Si
14 Jun 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gimmicky?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: gimmicky?

reminds me of that one that they had in the '90s...cant remember the name...featured in MBUK. It had mini suction cups on it so it would give super grip - there was even a pic of one stuck to a wall. Everyone was after them.....only to find out the whole thing was a joke. One has to agree that the p...
by Si
13 Jun 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Compact double road

Nice, and it uses a proper BB too!
by Si
13 Jun 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Compact double road

Must admit that new tech developments have left me behind. Will investigate mtb doubles thanks.

I'd like a bottom os 22inches and a normal cruising gear of about 55- 60inches, plus a few in between!
by Si
13 Jun 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Compact double road

probably can't go smaller on the current cranks, but could swap for an mtb triple and leave the big ring off I guess. Although one redeeming feature of the current double is the noticeably narrower Q factor. Not sure if a change of cassette would help both issues - would certainly give a smaller bot...
by Si
13 Jun 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 99
Views: 2462

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Have to admit that I'm a little disinclined to believe that someone would put in close on 4000 posts as a prelude to promoting a pub chain to a small number of cyclists ;-) My experience of them ('spoons not cyclists) is that some seem quite nice others I'd not want to go near again (OK then, 'spoon...
by Si
13 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double road
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Compact double road

Never had one before but my new road/gravel bike has one. I'm far from convinced. I think I've only used the big ring about twice. The little ring is OK for road work but struggles at lower end off road on the steeper loose stuff. I'd imagine that it would also struggle on road fully loaded in the h...
by Si
12 Jun 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best cycling touring mag.
Replies: 39
Views: 2303

Re: best cycling touring mag.

I never really got on with arrivee. I'm not saying that it isn't good (lots of people love it so it must be) - rather it's just not to my taste. I found that the ride reports tended to be a bit on the long side (OK, it is the mag of AUK), and very similar to each other. But there again I guess the s...
by Si
12 Jun 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: bivvy bag
Replies: 26
Views: 598

Re: bivvy bag

my old one was roomy but I couldn't be doing with a mat inside because it always ended up on top of me....I must thrash in my sleep! In fact my old one was not 100% water proof* either but sufficed for summer use when one could decide on the evening whether to go or not. Oh if only alpkit had their ...