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by PH
16 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: Cantilever brakes

But I do like my Vs - two sets self fitted from scratch and it seems to me that if I can fit them from scratch without needing any tinkering there must be something inherently good about the system. You can judge for yourself whether you think it inherently good - Seems to me the major difference i...
by PH
15 Oct 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 930

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Somewhere on this forum, colin531 wrote this (sorry, cannot find thread link): Before assembling a new frame, there is quite a lot of preparation which "ought" to be done. Ream seat tube ream and face head tube for headset cups, Face crown race seat, face disc brake mountings face bottom ...
by PH
15 Oct 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 930

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

When you buy a Thorn frame it's an added extra https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/frames/frame-workshop-prep/ I've mixed feelings, I think you could make a case for it either being part of the frame manufacture or the bike building, there's several ways in which the frame preparation might be different dep...
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Noisy DH-3N20; guessing game...?

Some elf has left their tiny pair of maracas inside?
For all I know about dynamos they may as well be powered by elves, for all I know of elves they may well be maracas playing dynamo operators. I've always considered them (Dynamos) to be a bit magical.
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2065

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

[ With my Hilleberg (MSR replacement) which is a leave the inner and fly attached and pitch/pack as one - packing it wet did not result in a soaked inner. I expected it to but 1st time soaking wet in the morning I was in a hurry and forecast good to dry later so packed away as one wet and inner was...
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

I still enjoyed and completed MY Lejog... not your Lejog, or his Lejog, or her Lejog ,,,, mine .... my Lejog .... It was a amazing experience. Cycling is about fun and adventure, tying it up in rules just sucks the pleasure out of it ...... :D I think there's some contradiction between those two po...
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice

I enjoyed that, well written and a good set of photos.
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2065

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I have several tents - none have a dedicated footprint (they are always overpriced) but I use the same bit of blue tarp from B&Q for them all. Weighs nothing I am going to bother about - cost about a fiver. I'd just pop out and buy such a thing if I were you. If I know I'll be using proper camp...
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2065

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

back to the OP - have you had a look at Exped tents? I've only seen a couple, but have very much liked what I saw and the owners were enthusiastic about them.
by PH
13 Oct 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2065

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I don't personally like inner-first pitches but the number of happy users, including in rainy places, suggests it...
by PH
12 Oct 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords discount
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Halfords discount

In my local Halfords you just need the voucher with the barcode. They have never asked to see my membership card Yes, but it might be a long way to go home and collect it if you haven't got it with you. The requirement is you need both, what the shop assistants accept varies, I think I've done all ...
by PH
12 Oct 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

OK with who? It wouldn't be OK with me to use a support vehicle, it's offering just what the name implies. I'm free to ride to whatever "rules" I choose, others are free to impose their own, none of us are free to tell each other what they can't do. If you want to claim you've ridden from ...
by PH
12 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 50
Views: 1047

Re: Chip and Pin question

I doubt your card knows your pin. All it will know is your account details. The big computer connected to the hole in the wall will know your pin. I’m no expert mind you so could be entirely wrong. :D I'm pretty sure you're right. You can change your PIN at an ATM which has no ability to rewrite th...
by PH
12 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine hub questions
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Alfine hub questions

Thanks Brucey. Numbers being the wrong way round wouldn't bother me, though for the sake of a minor delay, I might as well have it right. Thus my definition of chain tension that is too low is when the chain falls off too often. Anything much more than that is probably more tension than it needs, an...
by PH
11 Oct 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine hub questions
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Alfine hub questions

Thanks for that. 1) It's not at home, but I think it's the SG-S7000 model. Knowing it'll be 1 or 8 is enough 2) Bugger, that means I've bought the wrong shifter. No big deal, though it scuppers the plans to add it to a frame this weekend. 3) I thought I'd read somewhere that the jockey wheels one di...