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by MockCyclist
25 Aug 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3373

Re: where is this? (Life Members of the CTC)

It's easy to find out who Cliff Pratt was, but seemingly not so easy to find out where this is. Maybe you know 'cos you've been there

ImageCliff Pratt by Mock Cyclist, on Flickr
by MockCyclist
15 Aug 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3359

Re: Where is this?

Can anyone join in? I like a good location puzzle. I'm struggling with the Lloc location. It's clearly marked as a single building on OS sheet 108 (1961) on the north side of the road, some way from the cross roads. The Flickr image of the gardener with rake at the Singing Kettle, Lloc shows telegra...
by MockCyclist
2 Aug 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple
Replies: 91
Views: 5834

Re: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple

Wow lots of really useful information there, I've got the message about the triple, I'll drop all thoughts about a double. Thanks to all contributors. tigerbiten, slowster, yes I'm beginning to think the key is to fine tune the sprockets to my usage, maybe dump the 11. I'll have a look at the casset...
by MockCyclist
2 Aug 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple
Replies: 91
Views: 5834

Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple

I've been pedalling my heavy-ish Rohloff bike around the plains happily for over 10 years, now I live in the foothills I'm considering a Spa Audax. I've read countless threads about weight, doesn't make a difference, makes a 2Mph difference, it's the geometry, tyres, etc. etc. I'm just going to have...
by MockCyclist
29 Jul 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Just had a quick look at the many Google images of the Super C rack pack, and it seems like it's slightly obstructed by the saddle when it's mounted centrally (front to back) on the rack. Whereas if you want easy access, as I do, it has to be mounted a bit rearward. Here's mine (with extra homemade ...
by MockCyclist
28 Jul 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Yeah I just checked my Super C and the mounting straps seem to be 150mm apart whilst the rack top is slightly tapered from 90 - 100 mm. The bag does have a semi-rigid base so it can't be squeezed in too much by the straps being tightened. Mine sits on a home made quick release base made out of plywo...
by MockCyclist
30 Jun 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10791

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Wot Cugel said. I'm a machine woodworker. What made me disproportionately happy was making this chair using a Domino. Disproportionately, because it was the first ever chair that I made, and it was made in no time at all really and without any mistakes. It was meant to be a prototype, I just didn't ...
by MockCyclist
6 May 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: A phone with accurate GPS recording abilities

I've been continuing to use my Garmin GPS whilst simultaneously using my iPhone 7 with Strava. I've just uploaded two tracklogs for the same ride of 1h 40m to Google Earth. Garmin recorded 648 points because it's set to 'intelligently' filter surplus points. Strava with iPhone recorded 3986 trackpoi...
by MockCyclist
13 Jan 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Penine
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: Trans Penine

There's the Trans Pennine Trail, Southport to Hornsea, and there's the C2C, Whitehaven to Tynemouth. I have a suspicion HobbesOnTour is describing C2C. It's a few years since I've done the TPT. It's mostly off-road, often on redundant railway routes. Travelling eastwards, the TPT is flat from Doncas...
by MockCyclist
25 Jul 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front cover of Cycle Mag
Replies: 98
Views: 3133

Re: Front cover of Cycle Mag

Great fun thread, I'm going with 'bike 2 is obscured by bike 1'. Only a small arc of the front tyre of bike 2 is visible. But it's a hell of a fluke that everything else is obscured. I've been know to be fairly obsessive about trying to locate an otherwise unknown shot from Google satellite view, an...
by MockCyclist
31 Dec 2017, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2641

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

My old Garmin does this sometimes. I always fix it by turning Navigation - Off for 5 seconds, then re-enable it, and it picks up the route.
by MockCyclist
3 Aug 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6273

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

I upload my GPS to Strava purely for archiving purposes and because I know it records 'moving averages' correctly after discarding stops ... I'm wrong side of sixty, last 8 road rides, average of averages per Strava = 21.3 k/h or 13 mph. Rolling countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds but doe...
by MockCyclist
18 Jul 2017, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lincoln to Hull to Robin Hood's Bay!
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Lincoln to Hull to Robin Hood's Bay!

Are you suggesting taking the rail trail to Hornsea? My last experience of this is that for a few miles from the start the track has lots of protruding tree roots that you can't steer around, it really keeps your speed down. The rest of it to Hornsea is ok but the route from the bridge across Hull t...
by MockCyclist
12 Feb 2017, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another saddle shape post
Replies: 247
Views: 15020

Re: Yet another saddle shape post

Question: If it's possible to set the saddle setback on a 73.5 degree sta bike so that the actual seating position relative to the bottom bracket, is the same as a bike with a 72.5 degree sta, are we any worse off ? Always assuming that the stem length can be tweaked for optimum reach of course.
by MockCyclist
9 Feb 2017, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 days in holland - advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 5919

Re: 4 days in holland - advice?

Four days to and from Rotterdam and including Amsterdam? I'd drop the trip to Eindhoven largely based on the dull landscape around there. You can get to Utrecht in a day even if you take in Kinderdijk and Gouda along the way, both worth a stop. From there you can head to Amsterdam, then north throug...