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by hamish
13 Oct 2018, 9:15am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Trek 1500
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Bike for sale.

If it's a size small, is available for pick up in Swansea, is in excellent condition and you will accept £125 I will take it. Otherwise I will have to say no thanks.

Cheers

Hamish
by hamish
1 Sep 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1513

Re: Tyre size poll

I mainly tour on 26" x 4" these days.... The poll kind of underestimates that.
by hamish
30 Aug 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks Cambium saddle - should it be comfortable straight away?
Replies: 28
Views: 1916

Re: Brooks Cambium saddle - should it be comfortable straight away?

I bought a c17 from a friend years ago. I rode it for a day and it felt terrible. I then rode the Trans Cambrian way on it and by the end I was a bit bruised but happy that it was going to be a good seat for me. Since then I have got to the situation where it's my favourite seat... Displacing a B17,...
by hamish
30 Aug 2018, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New model or old faithful?
Replies: 51
Views: 1408

Re: New model or old faithful?

If you like GTH lots then you don't need a new bike. If you actually really want a new bike then go for it. I think that it is definitely best to spend time to work out what you want and need in a new bike. You can use GTH in the meantime. Maybe you can use the thought of a new bike as a bit of a ca...
by hamish
27 Aug 2018, 9:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 62
Views: 2337

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

Mudguards... Well in proper wet weather, not all the water on the road comes directly from rain. Surcharging inspection covers (manholes) can let sewage discharge onto road surfaces. It's usually dilute, but it's sewage none the less. So that spray of liquid up your backside and in your face is some...
by hamish
26 Aug 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 862

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

Hamish: I was of course referring to them feeding on us but I often spot the beggars who are in transit between victims & they're plenty big enough to be seen. I'm not being pedantic without reason here... But whilst you will see adult and nymph ticks fairly easily, the larvae are small and unt...
by hamish
25 Aug 2018, 10:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 862

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

The tick larvae do not tend to grow much when feeding - they seem to remain small. It's the adults that engorge and become large and spherical. High tick numbers are associated with large deer populations - hence Jura being very 'ticky' - but Wales has its fair share even where there are little or n...
by hamish
25 Aug 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 862

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

I wear two pairs of reading glasses and use a head torch to search them out!
by hamish
25 Aug 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ticks and wild camping!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 862

Re: Ticks and wild camping!!!

I usually spend about 4 weeks a year wild camping in Scotland; cycling and sea kayaking. I go for ages without picking up ticks, then I will end up with tens of them in a short space of time. I think whether you pick them up or not is often down to luck... The worst places I have found are Islay and...
by hamish
6 Aug 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cross bar water bottle carrier.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Frame bag with a bottle or bladder in it?
by hamish
4 Aug 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Brittany Touring

The coat v inland discussion is interesting. I love the Brittany coast but when touring there I'm often very happy to leave it and go inland. I eventually feel a bit claustrophobic because I can't get beyond seemingly endless campsites and touristy villages. It's not that the coast is spoilt by them...
by hamish
28 Apr 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Tent Fly repair / replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: MSR Tent Fly repair / replacement

Hello Ashley

I think they have stopped making the HH HP. I bought one of the last ones I could find on line. I am not sure if MSR will still have stock of spares.

Maybe you need to complain to the seller?
by hamish
4 Mar 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 8103

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

My dissapointment with this is that the legislators are prioritising committing effort and time into creating a new law where the risk the law is seeking to control is relatively small. There must be bigger risks or problems out there that require legislation? Furthermore, if the government wanted t...
by hamish
12 Feb 2018, 12:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Employee insurance for business journeys
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Employee insurance for business journeys

Just to be clear, are you seeking to generally promote cycling, or are you focusing on business use for cycles, at least in part? In terms of insurance... It relates specifically to business use - cycling instead of taking a car to meetings and field visits. Commuting by bike, which we are also try...
by hamish
11 Feb 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Employee insurance for business journeys
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Employee insurance for business journeys

Why not push back against your insurance team. Not hard to get cover, nor expensive - and it is, well, their job, isn't it! I will try.... Does your organisation provide insurance for drivers on their way to meetings or does each employee arrange their own? Well it does it they use pool cars and we...