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by Leeflatz
27 Mar 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame material for my new bike ?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: What frame material for my new bike ?

Thank you for all your inputs I think I'll be keeping my Fondriest for winter and ropy days, (probably most of the year up here in the north west!). I hear what you say about custom steel I have my oldest bike, a traditional tourer with a Reynolds double but frame, which I wouldn't part with for any...
by Leeflatz
24 Mar 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What frame material for my new bike ?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

What frame material for my new bike ?

Had me old Fondriest road bike since 2005. Columbus aluminium frame, goodness knows what forks, all Campag bits. Great bike, still do regular 60 mile+ rides on it. This year's me 60th birthday, so thinking of treating myself to a new bike . What do youze all think of carbon bikes? Is it better to st...
by Leeflatz
23 Feb 2018, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5464

Re: 25mm tyres

I think tyres used to go down to 18mm
They were for hardcore racers and we're tubular, glued to the rim
There was a chance they could come off when cornering
Never tried 'em
Too nutter, bonkers for me.
Thanks for all your replies.
by Leeflatz
22 Feb 2018, 11:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5464

Re: 25mm tyres

We'll said Foxy
You like to ride on what you're used to.
Yep
Not much left of roads these days
Maybe time for big thick, numb boring tyres again
🤔
by Leeflatz
22 Feb 2018, 5:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5464

Re: 25mm tyres

As a post script to the above, the big debate in my day was which combo of gear inches was best.
Happy cycling 😀
by Leeflatz
22 Feb 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5464

Re: 25mm tyres

Yep. Virtually no difference Been cycling 40 years and used most tyre sizes over the years, from touring to cycle touring on a touring bike to mountain biking on me m/b Not a frequent peruser of tech cycling info, but have been struck by the volume of debate on this. Nothing beats the sheer joy of h...
by Leeflatz
22 Feb 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5464

25mm tyres

Is there honestly that much difference between 25mm and 23mm tyres? Been using 23s for years in all weather's, even on tracks and canal bank, no problem. On these tracks you can manage as long as you don't sit on the bike like a sack of spuds. Just wondering. Does 2 mm make that much difference? Bem...
by Leeflatz
10 Feb 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Nice one Paulatic
I'll give that one a whirl :D
by Leeflatz
10 Feb 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks Gatto
Nice one
That's a birthday present for the daughters to buy me for my annual summer cycle/camp trip.
Cheers👍
by Leeflatz
10 Feb 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Again thanks for the response and effort you've put into replying I use an old racing bike for winter fast rides, I have a Carradice saddle pack which is just big enough for maybe a small cannister and brewing mug I' be settled on a basic Primus gas burner that fits on a 100g gas. It's got a stable ...
by Leeflatz
10 Feb 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks Mat and Mike
Hadn't clocked your replies
I agree
I didn't realize there were such a variety of gas stoves
I envisaged the old camping Gaz bleu things
Thanks again for all your inputs 👍👍
by Leeflatz
10 Feb 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks for your replies
You can get tiny gas burners that you can stick in your pocket
There's small cannisters that fits ' em
All I need's is my metal mug and gas in the saddle pack
Happy days
Happy riding to you all

Lee
by Leeflatz
9 Feb 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks Pete.
In summer I quite often use my Bialetti expresso coffee maker, for a posh brew. I have a worrying psychological hatred of flasks,but the Kelly Kettle looks like a wonderful piece of kit.
A hell of a thing to get in a saddle pack though.
by Leeflatz
9 Feb 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks Jakob.
by Leeflatz
9 Feb 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Day ride brewing up tackle
Replies: 29
Views: 1280

Re: Day ride brewing up tackle

Thanks PH.
I'll have a look at these.
The fact that you can warm your hands as it brews, sounds marvellous :D