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by tatanab
21 May 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silver soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Silver soldering

I've no idea what a bbg might be, but for silver soldering steel I use Easy-Flo http://www.jm-metaljoining.com/pdfs-products/Easy-flo%20Flux%20Powder.pdf Stainless steel requires a different flux. The reason for asking for more information was because modern lead free solders for use on electronic a...
by tatanab
21 May 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 273

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

^^ Fair enough. I just noticed that the OP is in France, so a recumbent is certainly easier to source.
by tatanab
21 May 2018, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silver soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Silver soldering

For soldering what materials?
by tatanab
21 May 2018, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 20
Views: 273

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

You'll be safer on a 'bent trike than a DF, particularly if you don't have confidence stopping on a DF. The advantage of a trike is that there is no min speed, and you can treat your knees however you like with appropriate gearing. The things to consider are getting up and down, and adding mirrors....
by tatanab
20 May 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5239

Re: Record attempt scheduled

fastpedaller wrote:it would be interesting to see how a cyclist could use speed training to get to the required level.
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by tatanab
20 May 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5239

Re: Record attempt scheduled

still need support crew Plus official travelling observers and timekeepers and submitting a new schedule and dates to the RRA. Schedule and dates are needed so that spot observers can be arranged along the route. It is not as simple as turn up at LE with a mate in a van, start pocket watch, arrive ...
by tatanab
20 May 2018, 3:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5239

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Does the record stipulate that it has to be done LEJOG or are there separate records for JOGLE? It can be done either way around, no separate records. e.g in 1959 Dave Duffield rode north to south. By convention records are set south to north because of prevailing winds and also many record holders...
by tatanab
20 May 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What campag rear derailleur for a 9 speed triple?
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: What campag rear derailleur for a 9 speed triple?

What has broken? If it is the parallelogram then you could buy something like a Veloce short arm from ebay and move the jockey cage to your old mech. Equally, if it is the jockey cage that has broken you could fit a replacement one from a cheap mech off ebay.
by tatanab
19 May 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 10-30 day tour recommendations for the summer
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: 10-30 day tour recommendations for the summer

Re getting on the bike and following my nose - seems ideal and very romantic but how do you work out a route as you go? On recent tours I've met people doing just that. Over by the Swiss border (I was just following my nose too in a loop across France to Switzerland and back) I met a couple of lads...
by tatanab
18 May 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5239

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Would it be pedantic to point out that it has already been beaten..... except the ride was discounted The outright LEJOG cycling record, on a Windcheetah recumbent, is held by Andy Wilkinson and stands at 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds. But that was not on a comparable machine. There are mulipl...
by tatanab
18 May 2018, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 10-30 day tour recommendations for the summer
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: 10-30 day tour recommendations for the summer

English Channel coast to the Med and back. Go down one way and back another. I did a 1500 mile version of that 2 years ago, camping, down through the Massif Central and back through Causse de Quercy towards the Atlantic coast before turning for home.
by tatanab
18 May 2018, 8:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camp sites (Normandy/ Brittany.
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Camp sites (Normandy/ Brittany.

Not many! There are loads. Depends what you want. For basic simplicity and quiet I like to use the municipal at St Guinoux http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.co.uk/stay/accommodation/campsites/1341367-camping-municipal-st-guinoux as my last stop before leaving France from St Malo. For all types of camps...
by tatanab
18 May 2018, 6:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting into cycling
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Getting into cycling

I usually use miles, but seems km is used mostly on here :) Only by some. The signposts are in miles and we live in a country where we still use imperial measurements such as mph and pints for beer. I think some like to use km because it gives bigger numbers :P To encourage the OP; many years ago a...
by tatanab
13 May 2018, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many shifter types do you have?
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: How many shifter types do you have?

downtube friction
downtube indexed
Ergo (8 and 10 speed)
Thumbshifter indexed
Sturmey trigger
by tatanab
11 May 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portsmouth - Cherbourg Ferry Tickets : price check
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Portsmouth - Cherbourg Ferry Tickets : price check

More to the point, there is a significant chance of not being able to book if the travel dates are popular. They allow only a certain number of pedal cycles per crossing. I booked this time last year for crossings in August and had to change my preferred port of arrival because I simply could not bo...