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by drossall
19 Apr 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Track pump spare parts
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Track pump spare parts

That's a head. What about connectors?
by drossall
19 Apr 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Track pump spare parts
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Track pump spare parts

Try something like a Topeak Twinhead kit . That's what I did with my obscure brand of pump. If the replacement hose doesn't fit your pump (it didn't fit mine), you cut the existing hose and use the in-line adaptor supplied to fit the new hose as an extension of the old. I can now pump my tyres up wi...
by drossall
18 Apr 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

Apart from the ones that make cycling more dangerous, there are the ones that shoot off in random directions and dump you in some shopping centre or park that you've never seen before. This is true especially if you're not a local (and of course you've chosen to post this question in a forum for peo...
by drossall
12 Apr 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

Scouts can make any bag seem too small :(
by drossall
11 Apr 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders
Replies: 86
Views: 2268

Re: Painted cycle lanes may make roads more dangerous for bike riders

I'm curious to know if there's any effect on passing distances from those lanes which are so substandard they're actually narrower than a bike's handlebars. I think the point is that, if there is no lane, drivers judge distance from the bike, and hopefully give decent clearance (not always, but tha...
by drossall
10 Apr 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?
Replies: 29
Views: 1156

Re: Bikes on London-Cambridge Greater Anglia trains?

I got in a muddle like this the first time I used a train out from Liverpool Street to Witham, on a Saturday (for an Audax event). The site went on about reservations. I think the correct situation is that reservations are needed on "inter-city" services e.g. first stop Ipswich or wherever...
by drossall
9 Apr 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

And what is this hanking of guylines? Drummed in to me in the Scouts, it had to be done if you were in 3rd Bexley! Too right! You'd better not let me catch you not doing it in 11th Hitchin! I've seen some spectacular knots when it wasn't done. The thing about the Scouts is that the next user of the...
by drossall
9 Apr 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments

That's a job I have done myself a couple of times. Just keep your fingers out when it finally drops into place!
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Favourite local climbs

My vote, though, would go to the climb up the Goyt Valley to the Cat and Fiddle. Gentle, but substantial, rising past the reservoir, through the woods then following the stream to the wild moorland. Slightly off topic, but I first did the Cat and Fiddle via Sutton Lane Ends and the A54 on a school ...
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: badly let down by tacx, smart trainer with films
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: badly let down by tacx, smart trainer with films

But at least you still have the old maps, which you may not with those books. I've always been somewhat conscious of this. I prefer ePubs, most but not all of which come without DRM, over Kindle, because I have the physical file backed up where it can't be taken away, and I'm not dependent on any on...
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1336

Re: Favourite local climbs

I like long steady climbs where you can get into a rhythm. +1. We're a bit short on anything you'd recognise as a hill in North Hertfordshire but, on an Audax not long ago, I did enjoy the A40 up Beacon Hill towards Stokenchurch. Not that steep, and not that long really, but absolutely steady gradi...
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cycling Books Ancient and Modern
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Cycling Books Ancient and Modern

I'll take the Briercliffe guides in honour of Harold, who was a member of my club. Do you go into London. Otherwise postage fine.
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments

I must admit I wouldn't consider repairing a saddle if it were the leather that had gone, because that's most of the value of the saddle. Maybe if I had a titanium frame or something, but mine are all chrome steel.
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: Camping spares

I've always rolled mine, and prefer to do it that way. Never had any issues (not related to folding anyway!) I think I can get a smaller bundle by folding, as it's easier to expel air, and that does matter.
by drossall
8 Apr 2019, 8:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3200

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

Good in principle. However, knowing the area, it would be overkill I think for the rather small situation, in limited road space, that triggered the original post. That just needs give and take all round.