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by PH
22 Apr 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

How does the frame, which is the subject of this thread, qualify as "compact"? I'm not being picky, I'd just like to be educated. It has a sloping top tube, just look at the amount of seatpost. The main triangle is smaller and just four sizes cover the range. I did suggest you googled it,...
by PH
22 Apr 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

The twist? - the steep (referred to as "compact") frame angles mean that it's often difficult to get the saddle far enough back and the 'twist' is the effects of that on some joints and other parts of your anatomy from not being able to get the saddle far enough back. No, that's simple a ...
by PH
22 Apr 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 864

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

tmac100 wrote:
Heinz Stucke used a Brompton to tour 60K km in around 50 YEARS of touring.

Nice bit of Brompton marketing, but I don’t think he’s used a Brompton for many of those 50 years.
by PH
22 Apr 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

It’s a hybrid, at the road end of the spectrum, they’ve been around for as long as I’be been cycling, though DB steel is a bit unusual. It’s not for me but I don’t see anything to object to.
by PH
22 Apr 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 864

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

On the Airnimal folded size, the manufacturer website doesn't seem to say, PH states 85x90x29 and the bikefix website has "83x80x25 [typo 83x60x25??]. For extra protection you can also put it in the Traveller Case: 87x66x35". Hmmm. I'm not currently in the same city as mine otherwise I'd ...
by PH
22 Apr 2019, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 864

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I have done three tours with Airnimal Joeys using Eurostar and TGV changing at Lille. Interesting - Did you just carry the bagged Airnimals on, or need to book them? Carried on and put on the luggage racks at the end of the carriage. Same for the suitcase. Can I just add: For the Tubus bike racks I...
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Are the British particularly big polluters?

By all means, try to pollute less, but is the British contribution to pollution but a drop in the ocean? I don't know what sway our government has over Chinese pollution levels, perhaps we should send Extinction Rebellion to China to protest their government instead? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/31...
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 864

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

bikepacker wrote:I have done three tours with Airnimal Joeys using Eurostar and TGV changing at Lille.

Interesting - Did you just carry the bagged Airnimals on, or need to book them?
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Peak trail
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: High Peak trail

Is the road open or has that got a diversion too? Guess it will be low priority to be done and in the meantime those 'kin trucks will keep on using the road. News stories said road re-opened same day. Some pictures here as well, made such a mess of it they had to pull the rest down. Story says it's...
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

horizon wrote:criticised by us if they do.

Who's this us? The criticism is coming from a few individuals, if they believe they're commenting on behalf of a group they should say who that group is, we could then look at whether their views were representative.
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 1:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 809

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

32mm rear and 28 mm front is the perfect all rounder combination.
Unless your criteria or preferences differ in some way to mine, in which case it might not be.
You're more likely to get the usual forum bickering than a definitive answer, but tyres are cheap enough to experiment with.
by PH
21 Apr 2019, 1:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 864

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I like my Airnimal Joey and as it uses standard parts you can have pretty much any gearing you like, mine (I've had two) have been Alfine 8, 3 x 9 and Rohloff. I've never measured them, the claimed pack size is 85 x 90 x 29 but that's going to be without a rack or mudguards fitted and without any so...
by PH
20 Apr 2019, 12:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

I lost so much sleep over this, I had to buy security skewers before I could leave the house again.
by PH
20 Apr 2019, 12:46am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Rebecca Twigg

Brucey wrote:very sad indeed, to see someone who is/was an icon to many, end up this way.

Very sad that anyone should be struggling to find their place in the world, regardless of any previous status or admiration.
What it ought to do is remind us that it can happen to anyone and it's foolish to think otherwise.
by PH
20 Apr 2019, 12:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.

The top hooks should stop the panniers moving back and forth, the anti sway hook is there to do just what it says. If it's engaged enough that leaning the bike over and giving it a shake doesn't dislodge it then that's enough, if it does I'd try again. Pointing forward is IMO the right way, there'll...