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by ian burt
13 Sep 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Bar Bags
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Bar Bags

Carradice Super C bar bag, original type. It fits the wiggly support on old quill stems that need an engineering degree or a three year old child to fit (not included). . Quite good condition but no map holder. £7 including postage Karrimor bar bag, quite and old type that had shock chords to the fr...
by ian burt
24 Aug 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: MTB Touring Rucksac
Replies: 0
Views: 518

MTB Touring Rucksac

Karrimor alpiniste 45+10 Litres mountaineering pack

Original British Made (before Mike Ashley) high quality pack

Fully padded and conformable back

Fully padded shoulder straps and hip belt

Hardly used

£40 including postage

PM if interested, for photo's
by ian burt
16 Feb 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low sugar jam
Replies: 27
Views: 1775

Re: Low sugar jam

Hi Everybody (in the voice of Dr Nic)

The lowest sugar content will be fruit spread as previously suggested but it is very expensive. Waitrose used to do some good ones and Holland and Barrett do some, 'Diabetic' jams are not recommended even for diabetics as they can give you the runs.

Ian
by ian burt
19 Nov 2014, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers!
Replies: 164
Views: 181521

Re: Trailers!

How much luggage do you want to carry? If not a huge ammount panniers would be the best option but otherwise look at the BOB trailers. They just follow you along with no increase in width and are superb if you do any off-roading. I have now found a problem with my Carry Freedom in that although the ...
by ian burt
11 Jun 2014, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3757

Re: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

The last set of bearings I got from BETD but they might not stock them anymore as some stronglight sizes are a bit odd. You could always try simplybearings or similar. You will need to measure the cartridge carefully, preferably with a vernier caliper to determine the outside diameter, inside diamet...
by ian burt
3 Jun 2014, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cliff Shrubb Frame Builder RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 3949

Re: Cliff Shrubb Frame Builder RIP

This is a huge loss to cycling but at least he was doing what he loved, riding his bike, right up until the end. His dry humour and world views were always a source of entertainment. To me his frame building talent was in creating the the extraordinary, the unique, the one off as is evidenced by the...
by ian burt
29 May 2012, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3757

Re: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

There is only on way to fit teh \bb cups and when fitted the inner face of the bearings is too far apart which makes the inner thrust tube inoperative. I did a set of accurate measurements using a micrometer with the face of the bottom bracket shell as datum and this confirmed that the RH bearing is...
by ian burt
26 May 2012, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 3757

Stronglight - Activ Link Bottom Bracket

Hi all A friends bottom bracket for her Stronglight Z'light chainset needed replacement so she ordered some cups with bearings from Spa Cycles. These were promptly sent but when I came to fit them there was a problem. The bearings were positioned differently with the RH one being abaout 2.5mm furthe...
by ian burt
16 Apr 2012, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 245042

Re: Favourite tea shops

Does anyone know of tea shops, cafe's, garden centres with cafe on Guernsey and Jersey. I'm touring there with friend in September.

Ian
by ian burt
22 Jan 2012, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 325
Views: 245042

Re: Favourite tea shops

South West London DA has a list of tea stops on our website so if anyone is down our way then check it out. You might have to chech with a local member for the location as the grid reference is not unique. I have pointed out to them that a six number grid reference exist many times over the country ...
by ian burt
12 May 2011, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers!
Replies: 164
Views: 181521

Re: Trailers!

Largest load on my CF so far is an under counter freezer. The Bob has had 40 lbs, but the most fun was a Xmas tree in it's pot. Car passengers did a double take when they saw a cyclist being followed by a tree.

Ian

Remember; Reduce, re-use, recycle, repair.
by ian burt
10 May 2011, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trailers!
Replies: 164
Views: 181521

Re: Trailers!

Hi Trailer Buddys I have no car so my trailers are increadibly usefull. I use a Bob for shopping touring etc and a Carry Freedom Large Y Frame for trips to the vets, recycling centre and even to the cycle jumble with a large self built extension. The Bob gets through the traffic best but the CF is m...
by ian burt
2 Jun 2010, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your Trailers
Replies: 43
Views: 11943

Re: Pictures of your Trailers

I too have a Carry Freedom large trailer and have found that the 147 litre box by "the really usefull box company" is a perfect fit. It means that the shopping, or in my case, the cat, doesn't get wet. I did of course have to fit yacht vents into the top. I've also built a bike carrier fit...
by ian burt
3 Jun 2009, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC and Helmet research
Replies: 178
Views: 11158

Re: CTC and Helmet research

I know that this is not really a reply but it is an issue that needs to be considered especially in the current spell of hot weather. A friend of mine rode the South Western RC sportive last Sunday in what was very hot weather. This started her thinking about the effect of helmet wearing on heat exh...
by ian burt
11 Mar 2009, 10:03am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: I don't like the new look!
Replies: 42
Views: 6032

Re: I don't like the new look!

Graham, thanks for the information but I think you've missed the point a bit. With modern IT you can, if you want and know how, change anything to anything. This does mean that the original designer doesn't have to think of what the users needs are. You have to want what you get. It's the way everyt...