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by jackt
2 Apr 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 9820

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

Some nice write ups with lots of photos: https://grassupthemiddle.com/2019/04/01/a-rough-weekend/ https://grassupthemiddle.com/2019/04/01/riding-to-a-history-lesson-the-wayfarer-centenary-weekend-celebration/ http://www.seasurfdirt.com/2019/04/02/wayfarer-centenary-ride-weekend/ https://www.pannier....
by jackt
18 Mar 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 9820

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

It's not long now until the Wayfarer Centenary Weekend based at the West Arms in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog and this is an update on what's going on during the weekend. Friday evening 29 March (from 8pm) Mark Hudson, Archivist of the Rough Stuff Fellowship will be ensconced in the Wayfarer Bar of the...
by jackt
8 Jan 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 9820

Re: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

There'll be a wide range of slides shown. Wayfarer himself was not a photographer, as I understand it. He used slides taken by others including his riding companions. Many of these can be found online at the National Cycle Archive: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/digital/nc...
by jackt
14 Dec 2018, 11:48am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 9820

Wayfarer Centenary Weekend 29-31 March 2019

I thought I'd draw forum members attention to this weekend of rides and lantern slides that I'm helping to organise, to mark the centenary of W.M. Robinson aka Wayfarer's famous 'over the top' crossing of the Berwyns in north east Wales. 29-31 March 2019 The weekend is based at the West Arms in Llan...
by jackt
27 Nov 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: USB power pack that *recharges itself* quickly?
Replies: 35
Views: 3690

USB power pack that *recharges itself* quickly?

Does anyone know of a USB power pack that recharges itself from a mains socket particularly quickly? Most 'fast charging' features relate to the speed with which a device is charged by the power pack, not the speed at which the power pack can recharge. My typical usage for a USB power pack while cyc...
by jackt
15 Jun 2016, 12:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retrofitting panniers with new fastening kit
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Retrofitting panniers with new fastening kit

Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.
by jackt
14 Jun 2016, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retrofitting panniers with new fastening kit
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Retrofitting panniers with new fastening kit

I have a couple of sets of perfectly good panniers (one the classic green cordura Karrimor, the other by Agu - pic attached). However, the fastening kit is pretty bad on both, either through (mis)use, poor design, age, or a combination of all three. I am looking to retrofit the panniers with some go...
by jackt
30 Oct 2014, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Narrow forks with canti brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Narrow forks with canti brakes?

Sorry for the delay (frame was in for repair and repaint)... distance between the brake bosses (centre to centre) is 72.5mm. Which I guess is less than the standard 80mm, but not as narrow as some.
by jackt
22 Sep 2014, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Narrow forks with canti brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Narrow forks with canti brakes?

thanks both - very helpful
by jackt
22 Sep 2014, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Narrow forks with canti brakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Narrow forks with canti brakes?

I'm looking for some advice. I've a Roberts light tourer with quite a narrow fork crown, and canti brakes. The fork is so narrow that the long canti brake shoes/pads don't fit in the space between the fork crown and the wheel rim, so thus far I've been fitting shorter caliper style pads, which is no...
by jackt
13 Aug 2013, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing ratios
Replies: 7
Views: 4083

Re: Gearing ratios

thanks - very helpful
by jackt
13 Aug 2013, 1:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ultra low gear with Alfine 11 spd hub?
Replies: 32
Views: 10216

Re: Ultra low gear with Alfine 11 spd hub?

In the current issue of Cycle is an article about Isla Rowntree's (of Isla Bikes) rough stuff tourer. Alfine 11 with 32T/23 for low gears. Seems to violate the Shimano 'recommendation' but Isla is an accomplished designer, racer and presumably knows her stuff technically. Can anyone shed any light o...
by jackt
13 Aug 2013, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing ratios
Replies: 7
Views: 4083

Re: Gearing ratios

According to Shimano, the recommended ratio of chainring to sprocket size for the Alfine 11 is 1.9:1. This has something to do with the torque that the hub can cope with. It seems that Isla Rowntree's set up with 32T/23 does violate this 'recommendation', at a ratio of 1.39. Following Shimano's reco...
by jackt
27 Jul 2012, 1:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New cycling/cycle touring eMagazine
Replies: 8
Views: 4891

Re: New cycling/cycle touring eMagazine

Si, as a CTC member since... well at least the early 1990s, and co-editor of the Bicycle Reader, I'm grateful for the leeway on the forum. One of the intentions of the Reader is to be a place where the kind of quality writing that used to feature in the old CTC Gazette can find a modern home. I'm su...
by jackt
3 Dec 2009, 2:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...of any good cycling podcasts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: ...of any good cycling podcasts?

To be described on the CTC Forum as 'a proper tourer' is a wonderful thing and something that I'll treasure for some time to come, @caldini. Thanks for all the mentions - it's just great to hear that people are appreciating the show and that there are potential listeners out there who don't know abo...