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by julk
14 Nov 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1273

Re: Help with tyre punctures

If you are new to mending punctures and taking tyres/tubes off and putting them back on then it is possible you have nipped the tubes putting the tyres back on. Very easy to do especially if you are using tyre levers to get the tyres back on. If the punctures are caused by something penetrating the ...
by julk
8 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1137

Re: set back seat post ?

Just to prove Colin is right.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/seat-posts/nitto-s84-seat-post-silver-300-x-272-mm/.

I use one and it works for me.
by julk
31 Aug 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heat transference between layers (when camping)
Replies: 42
Views: 1839

Re: Heat transference between layers (when camping)

My experience camping in the Uk is that an insulated sleeping mat makes a huge difference.
i moved to a down filled Exped mat (sadly £££) from foam mats and then self inflating mats.
Money well spent in my experience.
by julk
19 Jul 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Many thanks for the suggestions, I am getting spoilt for choice!
by julk
17 Jul 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Many thanks for the suggestions. I had not thought of sailing mitts - but they look suitable. I used to sail a dinghy a lot in the late sixties early seventies and have to say we did not normally use gloves then, maybe neoprene ones in a frostbite series. Either I am getting old and grumpy and/or th...
by julk
17 Jul 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

I use Ergon grips and find with padded gloves and mitts that the padding gets in the way and is uncomfortable. I have some old mitts which were produced by (or for) Ergon and have no padding - but they have worn out and are no longer available. Can anyone recommend me some mitts which are unpadded o...
by julk
13 Mar 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adult Stabilisers for ice?
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Adult Stabilisers for ice?

I find 2 schwalbe winter marathons, which have plenty of short carbide tipped studs give me adequate grip on flat smooth ice. It feels like riding on a very wet road with normal tyres but with control. I have had problems riding on rutted ice and would avoid or get off and walk there now. I suspect ...
by julk
23 Feb 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 14
Views: 3514

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

I have ridden the path from Innerleithen to the underpass at the Peebles end and back with my wife who is not a strong rider. It is a nice easy flat ride on tarmac for most of the length in lovely countryside alongside a river for part of the way. It is ideal for a short easy ride on a nice sunny da...
by julk
15 Jan 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: aluminium bars - 3 year life?
Replies: 41
Views: 1873

Re: aluminium bars - 3 year life?

Having survived having my old alloy bars break whilst commuting through Edinburgh traffic I am no longer reluctant to change my alloy bars. I had noticed a creak from up front but was not able to place it - it turned out to be a crystalline fracture by the stem letting one side of the bars fail. My ...
by julk
29 Sep 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton: New gear shifters and brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: Brompton: New gear shifters and brakes

If you don’t like the old shifters then you will find the new ones an improvement as I do. I fitted them to my 2013 H model along with the new handlebars - needed new cabling as well. The combination of new bars and shifters has given me more room for my hands. The hardest job is getting the old gri...
by julk
22 Sep 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Ergon grips for 2018 Brompton ‘M’ handlebars

I fitted Ergon grips to two Bromptons, one with previous M handlebars and one with the latest M handlebars. I also updated the brake levers and gear changers to the latest. The latest handlebars give more length for the grip and/or allow for wider hands. Just take a fine hacksaw and cut the inner ed...
by julk
19 Jun 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling around lake windemere
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: Cycling around lake windemere

I used to live south of lake windermere at Flookburgh. Cycling around the lake windermere area is very enjoyable but best viewed as circuit training given the rapid changes in direction and elevation of the local roads. The only really flat roads are near the coast to the south. There is an excellen...
by julk
8 May 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfortable touring shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Comfortable touring shoes

+1 for sandals, Shimano and Exustar are both comfortable.