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by Witterings
25 Aug 2020, 4:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raising handlebar position
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Raising handlebar position

Mac1 wrote:It’s not a road bike it’s a hybrid. I will look into stem risers. Thanks


I think he was just quoting the name of it but your "balance point" and principles around it will be the same irrespective of whether it's drop handlebars or not and may well help with the issue you're having.
by Witterings
25 Aug 2020, 4:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hotels and bikes
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Hotels and bikes

Unfortunately not such a good experience as the previous 2 posters. Did my 1st mini tour last summer along the Kennet & Avon Canal, when we booked it I rang the 2 places we were staying before hand to make sure they were "bike friendly" which they both claimed to be but on arrival it w...
by Witterings
25 Jun 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: GPS/Sat nav for deliveries

Maybe get a mount for your tablet ??? https://www.wiggle.co.uk/tacx-mounting-bracket-for-tablets/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360670905&kpid=5360670905&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sGwGTTnr0_dc|...
by Witterings
25 Jun 2020, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2321

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

I lent my 29er to someone who was struggling to keep up with us on his 26" MTB and wanted to try one before buying to see if it made a difference and I rode my gravel bike for an outing. I took a horrible fall on a bend on a farm track / gravel path and as I lay there on the ground thought at l...
by Witterings
5 May 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Top ... Temperature like today .. 13 Degrees
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: What Top ... Temperature like today .. 13 Degrees

...and then you get days like Sunday, when the thermometre said 12° but boy - did it feel chillier?! It was last Sunday that made me post the thread, went out with just a long sleeve top to start with thinking the forecast didn't look that cold, hadn't got 3/4 of a mile down and I was scrabbling in...
by Witterings
4 May 2020, 12:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Top ... Temperature like today .. 13 Degrees
Replies: 16
Views: 659

What Top ... Temperature like today .. 13 Degrees

A day like today (realise people may read this a few days on) ... it was about 13 degrees ... not a strong or cold wind but a bit of chill in the air, I was wearing finger less gloves but borderline wanting full finger. I've so realised how the right clothes are important and have so got winter sort...
by Witterings
27 Apr 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture Resistant Tyres – 650b
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Puncture Resistant Tyres – 650b

I think they'll be too wide but cheers for the suggestion!!
by Witterings
27 Apr 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puncture Resistant Tyres – 650b
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Puncture Resistant Tyres – 650b

Trying to find some reasonably puncture resistant 650b tyres up to about 1.5″ or 40mm width. The ground is quite lumpy with some flint, tore a hole in GK SK’s so looking for something that can take a bit more punishment. Would have gone for Smart Sam Plus’s but they don’t do a narrow ish in 650b, lo...
by Witterings
20 Oct 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please

I did the Bosham Circular back in May: https://www.komoot.com/tour/68767867 Great route, which I chose as my other half is a beginner cyclist. It was really flat, a mix of on / off road and you even get a short ferry crossing to boot. The route above may need a slight tweak after Bosham. We ended u...
by Witterings
17 Oct 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Ride Suggestions For West Sussex Please

If anybody knows of some nice rides around the West Sussex area that there are GPX files for, ideally fairly quiet routes of either country lanes or gravel rides and not tooooooo many hills between 30 and 60 miles they could share I'd be really interested. I'm based in The Witterings 8 miles south o...
by Witterings
16 Oct 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

The last two links do not work. And bear in mind that you don;t want a lot of weight cantilevered away from the saddle, makes the bike feel funny. Ideally, the closer to the saddle, the better. No surprise why Carradice are still widely used :D Cheers for that much appreciated ... have fixed the li...
by Witterings
16 Oct 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

Cheers for everyone's input ... it's much appreciated ... I'll probably use electrical tape to measure as that's pretty easy to get off and the rims will need a good clean afterwards anyway :D
by Witterings
15 Oct 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

I'm looking at a couple of different saddle bag options and was given an Altura Aran 2 as a B'day present which attaches to the seat post as in this pic here https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mailordercycles.com%2Fsmsimg%2F2%2F1568-5790-main-arranexpandingpostrack-2.jpg&imgr...
by Witterings
14 Oct 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

How do I know what size tape I need to convert to tubeless ... The rim tape needs to be wide enough to amply cover the spoke holes but not so wide it won't fit inside the rim. The rim tape usually stretches a little and so you can get away with a rim tape a little bit wider than the rim, or you can...
by Witterings
14 Oct 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Going Tubeless - What Size Tape??

...Reason for going tubeless .... where we cycle there are a lot of thorns .... You can put sealant in the existing inner tubes to counter that. I know you can but the ones with it already in but the reviews are so mixed it's unreal which kind of put me off trying that option and I'm not adverse to...