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by Ivor Tingting
17 Jun 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

On a more general point about Gortex, it's has become a bit of a generic term, hardly surprising as the main patent ran out in the 90's and referring to it a multi layered membrane and shell fabric is a bit much! My current breathable jacket is Event fabric, which in tests is more breathable than G...
by Ivor Tingting
16 Jun 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

On the way to work recently I had a front brake failure - there was a ping then a scraping noise. Here’s the resulting damage:D3B4ED5F-1910-4126-B5C6-B9E10307FB60.jpegI carried on with no front brake. On the way home later I had a rear brake failure - one of the pads seems to have come off the back...
by Ivor Tingting
14 Jun 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

As much as I think you should take up cycling I think that at this stage with your excessively heavy weight and inevitable lack of any fitness and being a smoker you should consider consulting your GP for advice and also maybe consider other physical activity and changes in your diet to bring your w...
by Ivor Tingting
14 Jun 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 32
Views: 1299

Re: Security question

I know NO lock is perfect and they are just a deterrent, but my son and I have two fairly decent bikes, mine £1800, his £800 I have Abus Granite D locks for both What I don't understand is why no one ever appears to talk about Pin Head Locks for the wheels. I appreciate they take a short while to g...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Jun 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable cutters?
Replies: 30
Views: 972

Re: Cable cutters?

I have a pair of Park cable cutters. I have to say I have been impressed, but then I don't cut cables with the frequency that the OP does. They cut cables effortlessly and nice clean cuts. I don't cut outers with them I use a plasma cutting disc. I must have made 4 cuts with them in 4 years. Last ti...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Jun 2019, 12:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Pamir 2019

I would avoid flying Aeroflop at all costs.
by Ivor Tingting
8 Jun 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 43
Views: 1363

Re: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?

why are you having new wheels built? what's wrong with the current ones? I wish to use dynamo lighting and I'm looking at rims that can use tubeless tyres I would have thought most tubeless specific rims are only available with disc braked bikes, but I might be wrong. I am guessing your bike being ...
by Ivor Tingting
7 Jun 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2310

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

So you are now blaming the forum and any one else you can think of for not telling you things about bikes, components and accessories you didn't know about before you got your touring bike and are now unhappy with? Crikey. Umm... LittleGreyCat began by saying they are pleased with the bike. I don't...
by Ivor Tingting
7 Jun 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

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. Oops! Sorry tatanab, I had read it of c...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Jun 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2310

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

This is based around my Spa Wayfarer which I was guided towards by this forum. I am very pleased with the bike, but there are things which I didn't know which might have made a difference to my detailed specification. Also things which I didn't know which turned out to be an unexpected bonus. https...
by Ivor Tingting
4 Jun 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rohloff Oil - alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Rohloff Oil - alternative

This is the same spec as Rohloff oil. ISO 12925-1 Type CKD 68 EP. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1L-Shell-Omala-S2-GX-68-Omala-33-37-ISO-VG-68-EP-Gear-Oil/163020861867?epid=7027279771&hash=item25f4ccf1ab:g:UCgAAOSwMBlcsHDn The flush is mainly white spirit with about 10% of the same oil. This explai...
by Ivor Tingting
3 Jun 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Extrawheel Brave Trailer for Touring (has anyone used it?)
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Extrawheel Brave Trailer for Touring (has anyone used it?)

There is also the Burley Coho XC trailer.
I have a BobYak which I have been pleased with when I use it.
by Ivor Tingting
31 May 2019, 6:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1" disk compatible forks
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: 1" disk compatible forks

Thanks all - I just spent an hour after work today stripping the hub brake with degreaser, a file and copious paper rag. Manged to get the brake working acceptably well. Canti's - rear especially is abysmal. Will replace both front and rear with v brakes. Coming from disks on most of my bikes, I wa...
by Ivor Tingting
31 May 2019, 6:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

Oldjohnw wrote:I have the entry level Garman E10 which I use when walking in the hills if I need exact location. Otherwise, good old OS maps.


OS Mapping is great even better when on a smart phone as you don't physically have to carry 18 maps the weight and volume of which is considerable.
by Ivor Tingting
31 May 2019, 6:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Old Skool Cycle Tourist
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: Old Skool Cycle Tourist

Bonjour, another 'Old Gent' here (a mere 73). I now live 95% of the time in France, where I have no car, landline nor mobile, television, washing machine, central heating, nor much else either. What I do have is an acre of fruit trees and veg beds (produce which I swap for wood), plus three bikes a...