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by jerg
16 Jun 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 40
Views: 1656

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Don't you run the risk of getting air into the system with hydraulic brakes if you have to up end the bike to remove a wheel? Thinking about if you have to fix a puncture when touring. Cable brakes would therefore be better in this situation. I've never had the need to turn a bike upside down when ...
by jerg
15 Jun 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 40
Views: 1656

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Don't you run the risk of getting air into the system with hydraulic brakes if you have to up end the bike to remove a wheel? Thinking about if you have to fix a puncture when touring. Cable brakes would therefore be better in this situation.
by jerg
7 Jun 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 970

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

cycleruk wrote:Room for one. :wink:
(3 man tent.)
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The good old V twin rally (actually not that old as this would have been after the move from Shaftesbury). :)
by jerg
13 May 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

I use a RAM mount for my old etrex Venture. Have a look on the RAM mount UK Site

https://www.ram-mount.co.uk/

there should be something suitable, but not particularly cheap to get all the bits you need.
by jerg
14 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace 27.5 rims with 700
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Replace 27.5 rims with 700

I've just bought some 700c/29er wheels from Spokesman Wheels to put on my longitude to replace the 27.5 ones. I had the original problem as the first poster with 27.5+ tyres which were impossible to get off the rims, which wouldn't be much use on a bikepacking trip if I was stuck in the middle of no...
by jerg
24 Dec 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!

I went tubeless on my Genesis Longitude. I realised that the tyres supplied with the bike were on so tight I'd never get them off If I needed to replace an inner tube whilst out on the trail. I had to take them to my LBS to be done as I couldn't shift them. It nearly defeated them as well. When I co...
by jerg
20 Dec 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 64
Views: 3034

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

I've used my 30 year old old Optimus 123 petrol stove occasionally, which I run on Aspen 4T fuel (bought in 5 litre container from lawnmower suppliers). A small squirt of hand gel works fine as a primer and comes in a convenient sized bottle (current 'flavour' is satsuma, in a 60ml bottle from Boots...
by jerg
17 Nov 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring
Replies: 52
Views: 3113

Re: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring

What gearing would you want/need? One of the standard Spa Ti Audax versions comes with a 105 triple, and presumably that would similarly be an option for the Fratello. Would the 30t inner of the Shimano triple be small enough for your requirements/preferences? I seem to recall past threads on here ...
by jerg
17 Nov 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Breaking in Brooks Saddles
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

Re: Breaking in Books Saddles

I've just started breaking in my second one.

I Proofride'd it with the sachet which came with it and now doing short rides of about an hour and then will build up the time/mileage.

On my first saddle, I over did the first ride and suffered. No issues so far with this one.
by jerg
14 Nov 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly
Replies: 48
Views: 2958

Re: Four bike choice (so far) Spa and Surly

So what size Wayfarer did you go for?
by jerg
11 Nov 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Longitude sizing
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Genesis Longitude sizing

I'm also 6ft and bought a 2017 large one over t'internet without trying one first. It's a very long reach to the bars (or I'm just old and decrepid). I've changed the standard stem for a 7cms one with a 35 degree angle, which makes things better, but might even go for a 9cms and 35 degrees. Not sure...
by jerg
1 Nov 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2234

Re: Alpine double

[quote][I think you'd be pushing he envelope with 24/42t perhaps 24/40 may work much better and if You're not using the big ring presently it's sort of indicating a 39 or 40t wold be big enough. On my Vagabond I've left the triple front mech* in the same position as it would be if using the 39t as a...
by jerg
1 Nov 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alpine double
Replies: 48
Views: 2234

Re: Alpine double

I've occasionally thought about going to an alpine double (more out of curiosity than anything) for touring. I'm currently running a modified 105 triple (50/39/26) on my Vaya with an 11-34 on the back and 105 STI shifters. I hardly ever use the big ring (going downhill is for resting !). I'd thought...
by jerg
15 Oct 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 101
Views: 9135

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax

While not wishing to discourage anyone from a new bike or tell anyone what camping gear to take - My experience is that spending far less than the cost of a new bike of camping gear has enabled me to take what I need for my touring on just about any bike. It also makes the cycling more enjoyable, t...
by jerg
15 Oct 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax
Replies: 101
Views: 9135

Re: Spa Cycles' Disc Braked Tourer and Audax

Sorry if I'm derailling this thread ! To answer the questions i had a front Tubus Tara lowrider fitted with a pair of 15 litres panniers filled with gas stove, cooking pot, dry food and spare clothes (iirc). I also had a Carradice bar bag with camera, glasses, rechargeable battery and other 'useful'...