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by tatanab
7 Apr 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet with visor.
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Helmet with visor.

^^^ That is visor as used in American, a peak to the English. I suspect Tiberius is looking for what the Americans call a face-plate and English call a visor - as in motorcycle helmet visor. There are visors on time trial/track helmets which are likely to be under ventilated for day to day use. They...
by tatanab
3 Apr 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions

Niak 1.5 or 2 - It is all in the marketing. The Unna was sold as a 1 person even though it was generous, the Niak was sold as 1.5 perhaps recognising that generosity. I think it was last year that they changed the description to 2 person, although it would be snug just like most 2 person tents. The ...
by tatanab
3 Apr 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions

^^^^ you would have to stack the bags, especially if you use huge panniers. I don't use panniers but have everything inside two bags the sort of size of Campers Longflap saddlebag which I put on to of each other if I leave them out there. Often they come inside with me since there is lots of space. ...
by tatanab
2 Apr 2019, 9:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Size Bag For 2 / 3 Days
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: What Size Bag For 2 / 3 Days

frustratingly not one of the many we have as a family and have collected over the years has a marking to say what capacity is it :o Volume on its own is not terribly helpful if the shape of the bag makes it awkward to pack. Just once, 20 years ago, I did a hotel tour with a small pair of panniers i...
by tatanab
2 Apr 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Bar bag fouling brakes

Narbonne 1.jpg This is the only picture I have showing what I meant by "drop the bag". You can just about see the modern copy of a TA bag support underneath. You can judge how far the bag has moved by remembering that the top of the bag would be about an inch above the bars if it were con...
by tatanab
2 Apr 2019, 6:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Rear Derailleur Noise
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: SRAM Rear Derailleur Noise

Changing from a large sprocket to a smaller one, particularly from the largest sprocket, it is possible that the chain can cause a vibration in the large sprocket as it releases, especially if you are changing under load. This is what you hear as a "ting". It does not happen on small sproc...
by tatanab
1 Apr 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Bar bag fouling brakes

Drop the bar bag away from the cables.

I fit a front rack (like the old TA ones of the 60s/70s) as used by French randonneurs. Makers are Nitto and Velo Orange. There are several styles according to what fittings your frame has and a few UK dealers.
by tatanab
1 Apr 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing components on bikes unused for a few years
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Replacing components on bikes unused for a few years

Depending how you stored it. 2 years is not long blow the tyres up, check the brakes, lube the chain then see how it rides. Exactly. I have machines I've not used in 5 years, but I would not think twice about taking them out right now with little more than pumping up the tyres. They were all very w...
by tatanab
1 Apr 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1859

Re: Bar end friction shifters

However I do note that there is definitely a knack to using these levers; e.g. rather than grabbing the lever with your thumb and forefinger, it is probably better to grasp the handlebar and to use either the third and fourth fingers to raise the lever or the base of your thumb to push the lever do...
by tatanab
1 Apr 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions

I considered a Soulo about 10 years ago. A shop erected one for me and I quickly rejected it because it seemed like crawling into a little cave. In wet weather the narrow entrance would quickly become a quagmire. I thought the inner was very close to that of an Akto, and definitely for a single pers...
by tatanab
30 Mar 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barry Barron frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Barry Barron frames

Greystoke wrote: I think Barry designed a kind of differential for trikes.
Double freewheel, like Longstaff. Some Barron history here - https://tricycleassociation.org.uk/hist ... es-barron/
by tatanab
29 Mar 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

I'd say no. I run my 700C at 100psi, topping up at about 90. I have a small wheeler (20") with modern rims and Schwalbe tyres. First time out I automatically pumped them up to 100 psi - never again. Any little uneven surface, even just the top dressing irregular, was enough to make it feel as i...
by tatanab
28 Mar 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying food in a musette on long rides
Replies: 32
Views: 2832

Re: Carrying food in a musette on long rides

How big a bag do you need? https://forcesuniformandkit.co.uk/collections/military-backpacks-vintage-army-bags/products/large-red-waterproof-shoulder-bag-ex-royal-mail large_red_shoulder_bad_1_2048x2048.jpg Back in the mists of time, very early 70s, there was a bit of a fuss because the CTC had penal...
by tatanab
28 Mar 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Bad nether squish!
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Bad nether squish!

now I suspect in the world of trikes for paracylists, the size and variance is even more limited than normal, do they even make female specific trike frames ? All enthusiast trike frames are custom built. So size/variance/female specific is not an issue. Many Paralympic riders use conversion axles ...
by tatanab
25 Mar 2019, 6:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does anyone remember Westland bikes?
Replies: 29
Views: 4678

Re: does anyone remember Westland bikes?

rjb wrote:First time I've seen track ends with a gear hanger :?
There were a few in the 70s when ultra short wheelbase was the order of the day for time trial bikes so a "rear entry" wheel was used. An example is the MKM Ultimate. http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Britis ... timate.htm