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by Greystoke
20 Aug 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 62
Views: 1590

Re: What3words

It's just dumbing stuff down again, like measuring area in football pitches, volume in Olympic swimming pools, height in Eifel towers etc when there is a perfectly good metric system in place.
by Greystoke
20 Aug 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 62
Views: 1590

Re: What3words

If you get a word wrong you're miles out....flawed system trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist.
by Greystoke
20 Aug 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 62
Views: 1590

Re: What3words

What if one party is dyslexic

People have successfully using long lat for ages....why change?
by Greystoke
6 Aug 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks

There's two ways to do this, the easy way which mounts the rack to eyelets at the bottom of the fork and then clamps round the fork. EBay sell these. However this adds the weight in the wrong place and adds to the unsprung weight. The better way to add a front rack is so it's suspended. Tubus used t...
by Greystoke
31 Jul 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: Old rubber - out of date? dangerous?

A pal & I went cycle touring on some nice old touring bikes and some fast descents produced smoke and little stopping power from very old brake blocks. For what they cost replace them....we did!
by Greystoke
30 Jul 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Groupset - Dear Shimano
Replies: 57
Views: 6083

Re: Touring Groupset - Dear Shimano

When I was a lad my new touring bike had 36/52 up front and a 6 speed 14-28, that was a touring bike and an improvement over the touring bike I toured Scotland on with 42/52 and 5 speed 14-28

The point is you can tour on anything but I now need much lower gears!
by Greystoke
28 Jul 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Front rack

Looks like one that fits onto the brake bosses which are not very strong. Ok if you don't overload it.
by Greystoke
22 Jul 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fit - change from mtb to tourer with drop bars
Replies: 27
Views: 1861

Re: Bike fit - change from mtb to tourer with drop bars

Home made welded additions onto flat bars to make bullhorns works well for me. I have ergo grips in the normal place as are brakes and gear levers, then bullbar additions
by Greystoke
22 Jul 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 44
Views: 6655

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

That same woman when talking to the policeman he said "don't answer that" she replied "it's important"...... :shock:
by Greystoke
22 Jul 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 44
Views: 6655

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

Anyone see last weeks cyclist scurge program? They showed a policeman riding a bicycle in full yellow police gear. He was stopping motorists (with police motorcyclist) who passed too close, the highway code says 1.5m clearance.
by Greystoke
17 Jul 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How important is familiarity in choosing equipment?
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: How important is familiarity in choosing equipment?

Well I'm still on 5 & 6 speed freewheels :shock:
by Greystoke
8 Jul 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin

It has a reasonable gear range anyway, you could always lower it by fitting a smaller front chainwheel.
Looks like a decent no nonsense bike
by Greystoke
7 Jul 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin

It"s a good budget bike made with sensible parts to a budget
by Greystoke
4 Jul 2019, 6:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 1920

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

Well said, couldn't have worded it better myself
by Greystoke
2 Jul 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 1920

Re: Opinions - 531c frame okay for loaded touring?

Barron cycles made me a made to measure 531c touring bike in the mid 80's. I've loaded it up, front & back panniers, tent etc and gone all over on it. 700x28 tyres and I weigh similar to you. It's a lovely bike.