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by 3spd
25 Sep 2017, 5:51pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyre question -SORRY
Replies: 6
Views: 7376

Re: Tyre question -SORRY

Any road riding will be just to connect off road sections.
Riding is roughly split 60% off road, most often Peak District, and 40% trail centres.
by 3spd
25 Sep 2017, 4:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyre question -SORRY
Replies: 6
Views: 7376

Tyre question -SORRY

Could you recommend me a pair of tyres for year round use on my hardtail, please? Previous tyres were front WTB Trail Boss 2.25 650b and rear WTB Beer Line 2.2 650b.
by 3spd
23 Sep 2017, 7:30am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Budget MTB around £250-£350
Replies: 5
Views: 7527

Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

I bought my son an adults Felt 7 ex rental second hand in vgc from Sherwood Pines about 2 years ago. Fully serviced for £200.
Might be worth a look.
by 3spd
21 Sep 2017, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braking forces
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Braking forces

I have been advised that it would not be a good idea to fix disc brakes to my non disc brake forks due to the higher forces. I presently run HS33's, hydraulic rim brakes, which in the dry have sufficient power to lift the back wheel when the bike is fully loaded for touring. I am probably wrong but ...
by 3spd
20 Sep 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar bag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1381

Re: Handlebar bag?

I've used an Altura one for over 5 years, it was second hand when I got it, and it's still going strong.
The important thing to me would be the attachments and I'd recommend the Rivenhall Karl click and fix.
by 3spd
9 May 2017, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Love Mud Jekyllspd flats touring and mtb pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Love Mud Jekyllspd flats touring and mtb pedals

Anyone have any experience of the Alpkit Love Mud Jekyllspd flats touring and mtb pedals?
by 3spd
10 Mar 2017, 5:50pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?
Replies: 35
Views: 21825

Re: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?

Bmblbzzz wrote:The answer is in the question: bikepacking is a way of carrying luggage directly on the bike's frame and other essential components such as handlebars.


That doesn't explain why extra width at the front is preferred to the rear.
by 3spd
9 Mar 2017, 12:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thoughts please on this...
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Thoughts please on this...

I have tried pushing the bottom rear corner in and it takes quite a lot of effort and doesn't get within 40mm of the wheel.
by 3spd
9 Mar 2017, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thoughts please on this...
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Thoughts please on this...

Rack can support max 5kg according to the manufacturer.
by 3spd
9 Mar 2017, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thoughts please on this...
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Thoughts please on this...

.....minimalist rack set up.

I like the idea but what are people's thoughts?
by 3spd
9 Mar 2017, 8:05am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?
Replies: 35
Views: 21825

Re: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?

When I used this set up I found when parking it wanted to tip over more compared to panniers.
by 3spd
9 Mar 2017, 7:43am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?
Replies: 35
Views: 21825

Re: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?

Tangled Metal, I was interested to know if there was a technical reason why the width is okay at the front but is detrimental at the rear.
I understand the fashion thing, i.e. not looking like your grandparents when touring.
by 3spd
8 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards n apples
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Mudguards n apples

I want some full mudguards to go over some 26"x 2.15 Schwalbe Big Apples. I am looking at SKS Bluemels which come in either 60mm or 65 mm widths.
Anyone using the 60's with these tyres?
I'd prefer to use the 60's but will the clearance be too close?