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by Billy007
14 Sep 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist collides with baby
Replies: 41
Views: 1869

Re: Cyclist collides with baby

It is my understanding that the small child had a rather incriminating tyre mark on it's face where a tyre must have made contact with it. I should imagine any parent would be distressed and angry if their child was run over or struck by a vehicle and want to make sure their child is ok. Irrespectiv...
by Billy007
14 Sep 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: achy Quads after 40 miles...
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: achy Quads after 40 miles...

Hi both, Thanks for the responses. To answer those questions... - No not on any medication, never get ill etc. Would say general health is very good - the ache goes away fairly quickly (within hours) and doesnt come back until the next 40+ mile ride. thanks for the tips on taping seatpost etc, i wi...
by Billy007
12 Sep 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.

What size tyres did you have on your bike at the moment?
by Billy007
12 Sep 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 2036

Re: YHA "post Covid"

YHA don't even figure on my radar. Couldn't care less about them. I stopped staying in them years ago as I never got a good night's sleep, full of inconsiderate selfish tw*ts, horrendous snorers, drunk idiots crashing banging rustler plastic bags in the middle of the night or swarms of kids running ...
by Billy007
7 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Fitting Bob Yueh Low-riders to Thorn Club Tour

For those who wondered how this ended, I found a pair of Blackburns and fitted those instead. They went on a treat and actually feel really solid. I compared them to the Bor Yeuh and found that the Bor Yeuh, although the same size, had the middle bar about .5 cm lower and this obscured the braze-on...
by Billy007
7 Jul 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 1018

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

They are safe but finding panniers that fit can be a challenge. I think that ortliebs will fit but can't remember. I don't think Ortliebs do fit, or at least not properly. The problem is that the two top bars come together at the front , and there isn't room between them for a relatively fat plasti...
by Billy007
6 Jul 2020, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 1018

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

I had these exact same front racks on a TREK hybrid bike some years ago. They were rubbish and dangerous. They kept slipping down from their fitted position with panniers on as they couldn't take the weight and vibration whilst riding. The bottom mount was a useless p-clip affair meaning it could no...
by Billy007
27 Jun 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: whether to lend a bike or not?
Replies: 59
Views: 2322

Re: whether to lend a bike or not?

Perhaps he crashed it, got back on it to continue and then noticed the steering was all to cock and decided to blame that instead of owning up. My experience is that if you're the type to offer favours or loan things to people then they automatically have you down as a soft touch and will take the ...
by Billy007
8 Jun 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1st Big unsupported ride info please
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: 1st Big unsupported ride info please

Hi, First of all i would like to thank you for reading this. My name is Nathan im 27 and from Manchester. In the near future i’m hoping to undertake my 1st unsupported big ride from Manchester to Amsterdam. I am trying to find out as much information as I can before doing this. I have read up onlin...
by Billy007
19 May 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Longer rides post CV lockdown.
Replies: 38
Views: 1576

Re: Longer rides post CV lockdown.

Lockdown is something the media invented. The Govt never locked us down. One of the usual Cafes we ride to has re-opened so it was nice to ride to that Saturday but other than that nothing has changed.If I run out of water I'll go in a shop...that is after all what they're there for.The cafe in que...
by Billy007
12 May 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Space between mudguard and Pannier - is there a bag that will fit?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: Space between mudguard and Pannier - is there a bag that will fit?

It would help a lot if you mounted your panniers the correct way round with the extra side pockets facing the rear. Have never ever seen anyone with panniers attached to their bike like this. It looks rather weird. It's irritating that people keep saying this. If you read the post, I quickly threw ...
by Billy007
11 May 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Space between mudguard and Pannier - is there a bag that will fit?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: Space between mudguard and Pannier - is there a bag that will fit?

Any chance of a wider view of the rack/rear wheel - the layout looks a bit curious to me, from the photo it looks as though your rack/panniers are behind the rear wheel axle, loads behind the rear axle can make interesting handling! Below is a wider view and you are right the rack is a long way bac...
by Billy007
11 May 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can the YHA survive Covid?
Replies: 32
Views: 1527

Re: Can the YHA survive Covid?

It does strike me that many of these hostels will really struggle, as it does not look like things will be back to normal by the summer. Plus there is the fear factor even after the official lockdown ends. I remember my hostel days with very fond memories, but have not used hostels for about 15 yea...
by Billy007
11 May 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1594

Re: Tent for Brompton

OP hasn't been back. I'm new here, but seems to me if you make a request for advice or help you don't then go awol.
by Billy007
11 May 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1594

Re: Tent for Brompton

This might be worth considering: https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/msr-hubba-tour-1-tent-D1214025.html?colour=98 The MSR Hubba Tour tents seem to leak like sieves. Not waterproof. Avoid. . Would you care to elaborate? Does it leak through the seams, the fabric, the groundsheet? Just interested as I...