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by tatanab
17 Jun 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

I assume that the risk is higher for cyclists because they are pushing their cycles up the ramp alongside lorries and cars, whereas normal(!) foot passengers go via a separate gangway. You are only required to push on the metal ramp onto the ferry and on the ferry deck. The metal ramp has slots bet...
by tatanab
15 Jun 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike conversion kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3391

Re: Trike conversion kit

Just wondering what riding a Roman Road tandemtrike is like to ride. I ride a tandem now but other half has just had hip replacement and is not to keen to ride tandem again. One has cropped up on eBay. I think it has been on there previously. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Claud-Butler-Newton-Kendrick-...
by tatanab
12 Jun 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get a customised 10-sp Shimano cassette
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: How to get a customised 10-sp Shimano cassette

Also Miche sprockets and spacers https://www.xxcycle.com/php/boutique/page.php?nom=RAYON&from=moteurDeRecherche&optionRecherche=&onlySearch=auMieux&catSearch=&marqueSearch=&txtSearch=miche You will not get your large sprockets, but these can be recycled from your existing cas...
by tatanab
11 Jun 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike conversion kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3391

Re: Trike conversion kit

Roman Road is no longer trading and the family have relocated. Used ones appear on eBay from time to time. 2 front wheel trikes tend to be more intuitive for bicyclists to ride. 2 rear wheel machines take much more adapting to. I have 50 years of riding trikes, and about 30 years ago I had a 2 front...
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mat woes
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Sleeping mat woes

I sympathise entirely. I had trouble with lightweight Thermarest self inflators delaminating, so tried a basic Neoair which did the same. Then I bought a Neoair Trekker for something more substantial. I even used their battery powered inflator so that I could not over inflate it. It still delaminate...
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

I've noticed on some campsites that motorcyclists don't seem to have much more than I do and I wondered if this was due to choice or necessity. That will be through choice. There must surely be lightweight campers in the motorcycle world as well. It is the same as cycling - all my kit for up to a m...
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1260

Re: Cycling cape?

although I much prefer it fixed to the bars than the thumbs because it shelters the feet more. Not necessary with a good old heavy cape because it covers the bar bag and drops far enough to reach the top of the mudguard. Without a bar bag it is necessary to fold the bib of the cape up a bit, but it...
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

horizon wrote: can you give me the maximum kg and/or litres that a reasonable motorbike can reasonably carry with two people on board.

As in my first post - a pair of panniers 90L, top box, 30L, tank bag 16L = 136L. Or ditch the top box and put a mountain of stuff up there.
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 7:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1260

Re: Cycling cape?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a modern light weight breathable cape, perhaps with enough spread to cover handlebars and rear rack? Lightweight is not good in a cape. Those who remember the Pakit capes of about 1980 will know that they crack like a sail in a storm, billow all over the place ...
by tatanab
7 Jun 2019, 7:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

Do I take it that you can carry twice as much on a motorbike but that also involves one extra person so a motorbike with two people and all their gear would approximately equal two people on separate bicycles with all their gear? Possibly, unless they are sharing a tent. If sharing, then extra kit ...
by tatanab
6 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

Large panniers - 45L each side.
Top box - 30L
Tank bag - 16L
by tatanab
5 Jun 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ...maps advice please, Voies vertes etc
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Brittany ...maps advice please, Voies vertes etc

IGN Top 100 series at 1:100,000 show voies verte
France Map IGN.jpg
by tatanab
4 Jun 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help to Identify Freewheel / Freehub
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Help to Identify Freewheel / Freehub

I suspect I need to loosen the two pin cover and then use a shimano hub remover as it looks like there is a spline on the inside. No no no. That will just send a load of tiny ball bearings all over the floor. you need the appropriate splined removal tool as Brucey says. That is all you need. The fr...
by tatanab
2 Jun 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why people don't think pedal cycles are vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: why

Patrickpioneer wrote:cycling marshals put bollards out to make a cycle lane from the Commonwood exit onto the bypass.'
Why, and with whose authority?
by tatanab
30 May 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 146
Views: 3205

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

It might do, I do not know but, from personal experience ---- 30 years ago I had a stomach problem which the doctor diagnosed as "almost an ulcer" (my words). The side effects of the drugs he gave me were at least as unpleasant as the problem itself. I went to a homeopath who gave me a cou...