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by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight camp shoes.
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Lightweight camp shoes.

I use my running shoes, they're those ones with almost no cushioning so their sole is very thin. Mine are New Balance, but there are Vivo Barefoot or similar, I suppose there are cheap copies, too. Although they have laces, they're snug fit so this becomes less of a problem. They pack very small and...
by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: KISS
Replies: 42
Views: 1599

Re: KISS

I wouldn't travel that heavily-loaded myself, but they all look to be smiling and enjoying themselves? Well none of them appears to be on a real climb? I'd like to see their face when the camera is off. But good point nevertheless. Allow me for a little drift on the topic, in the matter of quantity...
by londonbikerider
31 May 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

How about getting a sheet of A4 paper cut into two so that you have a 200mm X 150mm length roll up and place down the seat tube, mark with a sharp pencil or fine pen where the edge of the paper lies on the paper. Remove the paper and measure the distance from the paper edge to the line Divide by π ...
by londonbikerider
30 May 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

Thank you for your replies, unfortunately the closest bike shop is a few miles away, so we were trying to avoid a long push of the bike up there.
Cheers.
by londonbikerider
30 May 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Seatpost size for old Btwin Rockrider bike

Hello. I'm asking on behalf of a friend, who's got the saddle and seatpost nicked from her bicycle when left outside. This is a rather irritating problem, an unassuming bicycle, that shows to be used often as a daily means of transportation, gets some of its parts stolen. Ain't gonna make any money ...
by londonbikerider
23 May 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suggestions for a spray grease
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Suggestions for a spray grease

Hello. One of my bikes has a bracket for the d-lock fitted in the main triangle, I find it very convenient because it leaves more room in my bag, and especially it means less weight on my shoulders. The catch is that road vibrations do make the lock to rattle, and I got annoyed by the noise. So the ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube bosses - a unique arrangement?
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Downtube bosses - a unique arrangement?

Timetrial frame with internal cable routing?
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection 2
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Frame protection 2

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't look like the Gorilla Tape is meant to be applied on wet surfaces. I've just tried a little piece on a seatpost, smooth surface, and the adhesive does not slide. It also gets a lot less grab, I could remove it fairly easy, a noticeable difference when applied...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Wheel Axle (Maybe not Campag Centaur hub though )
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Campagnolo Centaur Rear Wheel Axle

I have a set of wheels with Campagnolo Centaur hubs on cartridge bearings, their axle is dark brown and smooth straight.
That one looks very similar to the one of my everyday beaters, some cheap Planet X wheels that I got from a club's mate (and will have to go in the bin because pretty worn).
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Cycle Upgrade

With £700 you're only going to get a bike with poor disk brakes which are going to be more trouble than gains. Better stay with rim brakes on that budget.
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame protection 2
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Frame protection 2

The clear tape branded "Gorilla" is probably not as abrasion resistant as the real Helicopter Tape, but I've found it to be good enough for the average tasks. And a lot cheaper, too. It seems to stick very well, but bear in mind is not very pliable so it's good only on flat or cylindrical ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Cycle Upgrade

My advice would be to write down what the real cycling needs are: routes and long journeys or touring (if any), what types of terrain are most likely to be covered, if lots of luggage has to be carried at some point, and so on. You may not need disk brakes at all, nor a bicycle that is defined as &q...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Small Handle Slotted Screwdriver

Am I the only one that recycles, by the use of a bench grinder, blunt Phillips screwdrivers into small flat ones? :mrgreen: Now you have given this tip, there is at least one more. Your can get a nice 5x0.8mm out of a Phillips n.1. The only caveat being to make parallel sides, to achieve a regular ...
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12318

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

gaz wrote:More drivers speeding and using phones on this morning's commute :evil: .


Then I'm not the only one thinking that use of mobile phones while driving has increased by the week? :?
by londonbikerider
16 May 2020, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12318

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Seems that traffic in London is picking up a bit, but there's still a lot of people walking and running right in the middle of the roads, or away from the footpath anyway. This is becoming increasingly a problem due to the need for social distancing some people may have, and rightfully so. However, ...