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by tatanab
15 Sep 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Camping mat recommendations

All the lightweight Thermarest mats I've had have failed. That's s light self inflator (Pro I think), Evolite and Neoair Trekker. I bought the Trekker because I thought it might be more robust. As a side sleeper I probably tend to over inflate them. The Trekker is still usable but I have bought a Se...
by tatanab
15 Sep 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Med to Atlantic
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Med to Atlantic

I did that as part of a tour 3 years ago. I have no idea what route descriptions there are because I make up my own mind, pretty much as I go along. Difficulty - perhaps it would be a difficult start because you could sensibly be heading through the Causse Noire, or a bit further south through the C...
by tatanab
15 Sep 2018, 9:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Can road bike time trialling revive the TT scene.

Many clubs have event that specifically exclude specialist TT bikes. I find it sad that so many people turn up to scrappy old evening 10 events riding super duper specialist machines, notably they do not ride there. I am aware that this is a sign of the aging time trial rider and their corresponding...
by tatanab
13 Sep 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to get a Eddy Merckx headbadge ? (newish bike)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Where to get a Eddy Merckx headbadge ? (newish bike)

Head badge decals available from Lloyd https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/collections/eddie-merckx?page=1 and Atlantic Boulevard https://www.bicycledecals.net/eddymerckxdecals.htm Note that these are decals appropriate to Merckx lightweight frames, not for the Merckx badged heavy frames made by Fa...
by tatanab
12 Sep 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tricycle rear axle...
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Tricycle rear axle...

9494arnold wrote:Have a look at "on three wheels my fast forum".
Name changed with change of supplier https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/on3wheels/
by tatanab
11 Sep 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freeview TV problem
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Freeview TV problem

I live in line of site from a relay aerial. Some channels on my TV are unwatchable, yet on my freeview Humax recorder they are fine. It seems to me that the TV must have a less sensitive receiver. Retuning does nothing to fix this. I've even tried retuning on a fine clear day just in case of atmosph...
by tatanab
10 Sep 2018, 1:55pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tricycle rear axle...
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Tricycle rear axle...

If you just want parts there is this on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Box-of-parts-for-Pashley-Trike-spares-job-lot-everything-pictured-Buyer-Collects/202430800481?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D53954%26meid%3D4620917b061c4f50810e552632f61533%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D2%26rk...
by tatanab
5 Sep 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3036

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

Yes, it's called a train :wink: ---- I'd rather not be disparaging, about car use or anything else. Well, maybe about those with so little imagination they can't contemplate anything other than using a car. I' rather not be disparaging about those with so little imagination that they can't contempl...
by tatanab
3 Sep 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Beryl Burton - The Greatest
Replies: 53
Views: 1413

Re: Beryl Burton - The Greatest

brynpoeth wrote:Who might be the greatest sportsperson ever?
Absolutely impossible to say. You would have to define what "sport" is to be able to compare cycling with boxing with golf with motor cycle racing with snooker with round the world yacht racing etc
by tatanab
3 Sep 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 1309

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

NO. In 55 years of cycling I have sustained 2 head injuries. In 1971 I was hit pretty much head on by a car, impact speed probably only about 30mph, and sustained a minor concussion along with broken collar bone and many skin wounds. in 1975 I was racing on the track (velodrome) when things went wro...
by tatanab
31 Aug 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to hillstart on a steep lane
Replies: 70
Views: 2232

Re: How to hillstart on a steep lane

Of course the sensible way to overcome this problem is to ride a tricycle. No unclipping necessary, simply proceed when you are ready. :P
by tatanab
31 Aug 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to hillstart on a steep lane
Replies: 70
Views: 2232

Re: How to hillstart on a steep lane

It is a matter of pride that a clip or toeclip is picked up within the first half a rev of the pedals. OK, sometimes that fails. A lot of modern riders seem to need to freewheel while they clip in the loose foot, possibly needing to turn the pedal over. Solution - pedal on with one foot unclipped wh...
by tatanab
29 Aug 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 37
Views: 1328

Re: Tyre size poll

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by tatanab
28 Aug 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7/8s Shimano STIs; not quite so horrifying inside after all
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: 7/8s Shimano STIs; not quite so horrifying inside after all

similarly why no one has come up with a shifter that can easily be reconfigured to work with almost any system. There's Modolo Morphos https://www.modolo.it/products/components/modolo-morphos-lever/ I tried an early type in 1999, 7 speed I think. The problem I found was that braking was very spongy...