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by Witterings
22 Aug 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1377

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

The Topeak one was one of the one's I was looking at ... I've stripped a couple of bolt heads recently and am guessing it's where I've done them up too tight as the nm is clearly marked on the ones I've killed
by Witterings
21 Aug 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar End Plug Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Bar End Plug Sizes

I was hoping I could get away without taking the other plug out which would probably loosen it so it then falls out and the bar tape is wrapped around the inside of the handlebar on the side the plug has fallen out so again loosening may make it start to unravel but it sounds like I don't have a cho...
by Witterings
21 Aug 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar End Plug Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Bar End Plug Sizes

Are all handlebar end plugs a standard size, I've lost one off my Merida Silex 400 which has Merida Expert GR bars on it https://www.bicyclehero.com/gb/merida-expert-handlebar-31-8mm-black-grey.html?fee=10&fep=41239&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Ireland&gclid=EAIa...
by Witterings
20 Aug 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1377

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Er no, it's someone relating an experience (no reason to think anything was invented) and asking for a bit of advice on a practical choice. Sometimes things can be just so simple. Did you get a new lid witterings? Would be interested in what you went for. Thank you for asking .... I haven't yet, I'...
by Witterings
13 Aug 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1377

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Cheers for everyone's input ... rather than quoting people will just reply to comments made. Totally agree with the fit ... a few weeks ago was out shopping and my daughter needs a new helmet and saw some muddy fox reduced from £40 to £15 so suggested she try it. She instantly took it off and said I...
by Witterings
12 Aug 2019, 11:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 1377

Help Choosing A Helmet

I came off the other week and absolutely smashed my head into the ground and my helmet and my head was the only bit of me that impacted and came out totally unhurt .... I think was a £15 Tesco's jobbie the Mrs picked up for me from when I was more of just a leisure cyclist and she was trying to pers...
by Witterings
12 Aug 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Talking of which, the trust specifically asks cyclists to walk on the canal side of the path, keeping the bike nearest the canal: apparently the idea is that if something/someone does slip off, it's best if it's not the person. (Some dodgy logic there, of course: people float, bikes don't. Also peo...
by Witterings
9 Aug 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

I sounds to me as if you do not suffer from vertigo, but from a very normal fear of heights. I can understand your fear of the whole aqueduct collapsing. In the same way one might worry about one's airliner dropping out of the sky for some reason. Most of us manage to overcome these irrational fear...
by Witterings
9 Aug 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

In these cases I always ask, "could you walk or cycle across if the drop on the one side and the canal trough on the other were removed, and replaced with a flat surface?" If it were merely a stretch of normal pavement, is there any chance you would fall into the gutter, or manage to topp...
by Witterings
6 Aug 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

South of Chirk, the Chirk aqueduct also has to be walked across but it's not as long or as scarily narrow as the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. I've just googled those and whilst I hate to admit it I'm not good with heights ... not convinced I'd be able to get across them! We went across a much wider and n...
by Witterings
6 Aug 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

nirakaro wrote:
Pneumant wrote: the Venice of the north no less

Nobody - neither Brummies nor northerners - is going to thank you for suggesting that Birmingham is in the north!


For those that live "South Of The River" ... in can certainly seem like it is .... especially as they speak a different language :lol: :D
by Witterings
5 Aug 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

This made me just go and look at cycletravel again as I thought it'd be great if you could select suggested routes such as you're looking for, if at the top of the page you hit the route guides tab one of the options that comes up in the drop down is canal cycling although I haven't looked at it in ...
by Witterings
5 Aug 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2821

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Cycletravel is a useful tool for looking for accommodation / campsites. If you want a suggestion for one ride that takes in quite a lot of canal which I've literally just done is the Kennet & Avon although the middle section is about 32 miles of road through quiet country lanes but provides a bi...
by Witterings
4 Aug 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations

Some really useful suggestions here!!! Can't decide between the Planex X Jobsworth / Wiggles X Essentials which look pretty similar and may be good for some other uses (not that I've ever needed one until now) or the Topeak Combo which looks like it'll pretty much cater for my current needs. Regardi...
by Witterings
3 Aug 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1704

Re: Torque Wrench Set Recommendations

Brucey wrote:what torque settings are you hoping to achieve? There is no one wrench that will cover all eventualities.

cheers


I don't know what settings you'd need for things like handle bars and if it's necessary to use one for things like that but my saddle has 2 different ones that range from 8 to 12