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by hondated
15 Jun 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tandem rides for visually impaired
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Tandem rides for visually impaired

A charity in Chester ,who support those with visual impairment, has been trying to arrange tandem rides. This morning I was able to take a lady with limited sight for a ride along the River Dee on some of the local Sustrans network. She hadn't been on a bike for nearly thirty years,let alone on the...
by hondated
15 Jun 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 38
Views: 1236

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Oh well thats the disc brake Gravel bike I had thought of buying out of the window then :wink: :lol:
by hondated
13 Jun 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1 year on the road, Brazil to Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: 1 year on the road, Brazil to Canada

I'm currently about 100 miles outside Mexico City, very nearly one year into my bicycle tour from Rio de Janeiro to Vancouver, Canada. I chose not to do the "traditional" route of Alaska/Patogonia as I simply don't enjoy cold weather. Latin America is amazing, mainly due to the incredible...
by hondated
13 Jun 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus
Replies: 18
Views: 6475

Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

hamster wrote:Probably, as the pound has fallen further.

Thanks hamster.
by hondated
13 Jun 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping components
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Swapping components

possible variations include - seat post diameter - handlebar mountings - brake type/mountings - brake reach (for rim brakes) - brake caliper mechanical advantage (MA) - front derailleur mountings (the giant has a 'braze-on' mounting) - derailleur cable routing variations - Bottom bracket shell vari...
by hondated
12 Jun 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 1678

Re: Security question

I have a set of Allen keys with pin holes. Also there's a set Torx in the box with holes too. If I have sets of them, why won't your average tealeaf have them too? I called in a the bank the other day, and took my bike inside. No way was I going to leave it outside on the street. This is the best s...
by hondated
12 Jun 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swapping components
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Swapping components

Hi, I currently have this Giant road bike which I believe was an OCR frame, I bought it used and the chap I bought it off had built it himself , including having it powder coated, it has a full Shimano 105 set up. My question is, I am considering getting a cheapish carbon framed bike with lesser ge...
by hondated
8 Jun 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus
Replies: 18
Views: 6475

Re: Minimum price you would recommend spending on a full sus

Never tried a hardtail in all my life. The reason being is I already have fully rigid bikes. I have a carbon road bike, and an aluminium commuter with thicker tyres to allow light off roading. For my MTB I might as well go all out and get full sus. What?? That is a ridiculous way to decide on wheth...
by hondated
7 Jun 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Cycling Tour of D-Day, from the Guardian
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: A Cycling Tour of D-Day, from the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jun/06/cycling-tour-normandy-d-day-landing-beaches-france?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0xOTA2MDc%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&CMP=GTUK_email £1000 though. I am sure any one here coul...
by hondated
2 Jun 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16762
Views: 402511

Re: Brexit and the NHS

Remainers have been saying that a trade deal with the USA after Brexit would involve opening the NHS to USA companies. The US will want business access to the NHS in any post-Brexit trade deal, the US ambassador has said, prompting anger from politicians and campaigners before Donald Trump’s state ...
by hondated
30 May 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sanctions?
Replies: 50
Views: 1205

Re: Sanctions?

Well that was a waste of time then :lol:
by hondated
30 May 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sanctions?
Replies: 50
Views: 1205

Re: Sanctions?

Hello again, Sorry that I have been unable to respond to some of the stuff waffled about, but I was "Banned" from access without any form of defence! For questioning the misuse of words by certain posters it was deemed "Abusive"? No replies were offered to messages asking for an...
by hondated
30 May 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 1644

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

What a lot of mean spirited people you are ! The lady was clearly concerned about the OP safety and got into a debate of which she did not know how contentious it is. Can you wonder why she is of the opinion she is given all of the pro helmet debate she must read of. Oh and lighten up everyone howev...
by hondated
26 May 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dying for a chance to summit . . . Everest !
Replies: 50
Views: 1162

Re: Dying for a chance to summit . . . Everest !

seems like people queue up, like at a bus stop, to get to the top of Everest these days. seems pointless to me ( and dangerous it seems ) everest.JPG https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48401491 How do you know its Everest :? It could just be the back of the queue to submit applications to be lea...
by hondated
25 May 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Advice For Buying A Cycle Cam

<SNIP> I,d be a liar to say it hadn't happened to me FP but probably count on one hand how many times. That doesn't say a lot really as it's all dependent on how many Mike's you do a week, whether it's in rural or urban environment etc etc. Dare I say one of the times it happened was on a mini round...