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by tatanab
3 Jul 2018, 8:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Garmin found
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Garmin found

ITrouble is, that screen is only there for a second or two on mine I believe you can change the duration. On my 800 I display "if found please contact name and phone number" A better idea for my Montana - and others with removable batteries - would be to have a slip of paper/card in the b...
by tatanab
2 Jul 2018, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Road ahead closed

Two more stories from French tours - Signs for several km "road closed at x distance". When I got there they were rebuilding a level crossing and there was a big sign up which said "closed to cycles and pedestrians too". They could have added "haha!" On another trip, th...
by tatanab
2 Jul 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Road ahead closed

I believe they have an obligation to maintain pedestrian access. Where a ped can go, so can a cyclist. I always ignore these road closed signs until I can see what the issue is. I came across some bridge repairs that were a prime example of this. I had to wait a few moments because they were working...
by tatanab
2 Jul 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Triple to double?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Triple to double?

No trouble at all. Front mech will not care, I've been using 40/24 chainrings with a Campag triple mech for 6 years now. I am told that some Shimano MTB mechs are long and foul the chainstay, but you will not be using one of those anyway on an eroica machine. Rear mech - short arm should be fine - w...
by tatanab
2 Jul 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 60
Views: 2286

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

I'm off on tour tomorrow, for about 3 weeks, so can weigh my baggage instead of my previous estimates. Bag 1 - camping kit - 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg) Bag 2 - clothing, tools, waterproofs, lock - 16.6lbs (7.5 kg) so I am carrying only 8 lbs extra over my normal day ride load. Bar bag - paperwork etc - 4.1 l...
by tatanab
2 Jul 2018, 6:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany - best maps and guidebooks?
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Brittany - best maps and guidebooks?

Maps - IGN TOP100 (the old series verte) 1:100,000 available from several sources http://www.stanfords.co.uk/France-IGN-1 ... SI00000297
by tatanab
1 Jul 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Bluemels 35mm Mudguards Still Have Plastic Bridges
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: SKS Bluemels 35mm Mudguards Still Have Plastic Bridges

Shows how often I buy mudguards. I have never seen SKS Bleumels with anything but metal bridges. I suppose I am fairly gentle with fitting and do not take them on and off all the time a some do. Once they are on they are on for probably 10 years or more. I keep a supply of old fittings, removed from...
by tatanab
27 Jun 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Third runway at London-Heathrow?
Replies: 52
Views: 1159

Re: Third runway at London-Heathrow?

Pete Owens wrote:it is astonishing that even contributors to a cycle forum, who you would imagine had some basic concern for the environment,
That is a mistake that some non cyclists make, assuming that just because i choose to use a pedal cycle I must have green credentials.
by tatanab
27 Jun 2018, 5:09pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Bottle Cage "Lifter"
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Bottle Cage "Lifter"

by tatanab
27 Jun 2018, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brake position?
Replies: 41
Views: 1315

Re: Brake position?

A brake behind the front fork would foul when turning I think Not necessarily. Any brake that uses a "noodle" like a V brake or a Tektro/TRP time trial brake can easily be mounted behind the fork crown. Indeed the TT brake is designed to be mounted there and I have 3 machines with V brake...
by tatanab
24 Jun 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 98
Views: 5671

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

^^ pedantic point, but important. A sportive is not a race. Recently somebody here described London to Brighton charity ride as a race, which it is not either. It is important that cyclists use the right terms because the general public seem to think that more than 2 cyclists together means it is a ...
by tatanab
24 Jun 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 46
Views: 1762

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

I use my brake levers by flicking them, that make a click, click, etc to warn people but I don't know anyone else that does this. That used to be the standard warning to club mates in front of you that they were not going fast enough for your taste. So the sound works at close range but I cannot im...
by tatanab
24 Jun 2018, 7:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple childhood pleasures
Replies: 30
Views: 711

Re: Simple childhood pleasures

The pleasure of having a clean piece of paper on which to draw instead of on the back of something. 1960s that was.
by tatanab
23 Jun 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What sealed hub bearings?
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: What sealed hub bearings?

You don't need high temperature or ceramic, so that's the top end of the price range out of the way. I usually buy mid range ones made by SKF for no other reason than it is a brand I recognise.
by tatanab
20 Jun 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 25
Views: 1220

Re: Stove enamellig

Don't you just buy bikes from Argos? http://www.argos.co.uk/search/bikes/ Argos Racing Cycles in Bristol. I've been using them for 40 years, in which time I have had a frame built (1981) and probably 6 resprayed. They will tell you that flamboyant finishes can be a bit fragile. I've had 2 frames re...