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by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4103

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

.....The thing is, though, the service costs to replace that for a Rohloff would probably be just about as "cheap" as getting a new A11 hub alltogether... Any Rohloff hub shell failures which I have read about have had the shells replaced free of charge. A new Alfine 11 hub costs around £...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4103

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Provocative post! 60,000km of more or less trouble free riding makes me want to politely disagree with you. Who me? I've not yet ridden 60k km of trouble free riding. If you are directing your comment to me then it's a provocative post yourself without providing anything to substantiate your disagr...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Helmets in Spain

This sounds like advocacy to me. Click upon Board Index and then Campaigning and Public Policy and you will find the Helmet Sub Forum. I confess to missing Molly's helmet promotion. I have been away. Discussing insurance questions is not advocacy. If you take a look at this article about the situat...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Helmets in Spain

Twice now I have commented on this thread in support of wearing a helmet which makes this thread irrelevant but each attempt my comment has subsequently been REMOVED. Nasty. Third time lucky. I suspect the Spanish paramedics are no different to Uk ones who when they arrive to help you when you are ...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on a hit and run accident.
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Advice on a hit and run accident.

I was hit and run by a driver in 2014. You have my sympathies. You don't mention whether you were injured or the extent of any injuries or damage to your bike? The police in my case ceased their investigations pretty sharpish. NFA - car or driver cannot be identified despite me giving a full reg. 4 ...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Helmets in Spain

I refer you to the OP's title and question. Re: Helmets in Spain The real world position is being worn on your head as with cycling anywhere in the world. When in Rome as they say. If you wear a helmet anyway there is not an issue. I come from personal choice of self preservation. There is no way I...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4103

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Provocative post! 60,000km of more or less trouble free riding makes me want to politely disagree with you. Who me? I've not yet ridden 60k km of trouble free riding. If you are directing your comment to me then it's a provocative post yourself without providing anything to substantiate your disagr...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Helmets in Spain

Surprised this comment has not been removed by the forum censors for being pro helmet and not according with the general anti helmet brigade on this thread. Twice now I have commented on this thread in support of wearing a helmet which makes this thread is irrelevant but each occasion my comment ha...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4103

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

for the money involved I expect such things to be bullet proof and to survive very high mileages. That is the experience of all but a very small number of owners. My first Rohloff hub is coming up to 100,000 miles over 16 years (87,000 recorded and a conservative estimate of 10,000 unrecorded). In ...
by Ivor Tingting
26 Oct 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Helmets in Spain

This is a comment not a judgement as I do believe people should have a choice on whether to wear a helmet or not however I have to speak up for wearing helmets because of personal experience. My helmet has prevented me having serious head injury on two occasions and almost certainly saved my life o...
by Ivor Tingting
25 Oct 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4103

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

My first Rohloff hub has been functioning faultlessly for just over 25k miles now. Because of this I bought a second hub for another set of wheels which is every bit as good. I question whether the OP is actually the original or first owner of the hub(s) he claims to have dismantled, for if he was t...
by Ivor Tingting
14 Oct 2019, 1:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2429

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2429

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Not easy. I didn't have preset lengths of line to keep the corners in. Then hanging the inner on the cross pole becomes a fiddle (discovered that after it broke and I was having to bodge things together to avoid sleeping outdoors). Reality is that with my MSR the inner getting wet during being pitc...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Oct 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2429

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

My month with the Hubba Hubba required a few pitches in the rain. I'd got used to pitching so was pretty quick but the inner still got wet (made worse as the seams leaked after pitching as the rain continued. Ian If it's raining pitch the fly first and then the inner. Not easy. I didn't have preset...
by Ivor Tingting
11 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2429

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I don't personally like inner-first pitches but the number of happy users, including in rainy places, suggests it...