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by ANTONISH
16 Apr 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

Are you sure about your inseam measurement? It should be crotch to floor without shoes - it's not a tailoring measurement.
531 Colin has some excellent advice about positioning on other threads - I would advise starting there.
by ANTONISH
15 Apr 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

If you are going to use grease make sure it doesn't contain lithium.
I would suggest silicon grease or teflon grease.
by ANTONISH
8 Apr 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 178
Views: 18289

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!! I hesitate to make suggestions here but for what it's worth. I would suggest cleaning with surgical spirit at the end of the day - ( or Vodka ?) When you set out you could use sudacrem or w...
by ANTONISH
8 Apr 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 44
Views: 1304

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

I've done this a few times. On one occasion I made a bag out of that blue tarpaulin found in diy shops. It was light - about 1kg but it wasn't in good shape by the time I got home - however it works. When I flew to Vienna to do the Danube ride I used a standard bike bag - nearly 3kg but the route is...
by ANTONISH
5 Apr 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1581

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

If you are going by eurostar, you can go to Lille. From there it is possible to get a direct train to Bordeaux which would save a trek across Paris. You may have to go from Lille Europe station to Lille Flanders - that's a short walk across a precinct. I always have my bike partially dismantled and ...
by ANTONISH
24 Mar 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2142

Re: cycliing and ageing

Agree with astonish that’s 60 isn’t elderly. I’m approaching 70 and my Doc says I’m not counted as elderly until my body starts to break down. Love that sensible blunt doc of yours. I'm astonished to find someone agreeing with me. Actually I'm 77 and I started going to a gym last year. Quite enjoy ...
by ANTONISH
23 Mar 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2142

Re: cycliing and ageing

. None of them were much good at running. Cugel Having seen the obese, cigarette using, tyneside women the other day, that's not a surprise :wink: When did 20+ stone become the norm. Is this the benefit class? The large ladies of yore in Tyneside (and, I understand, within other dens of the then wo...
by ANTONISH
21 Mar 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2142

Re: cycliing and ageing

Along with beige clothing replete with "unfortunate" stains, I regard the Stannah thing as a warning sign of impending rot, decrepitude and ruin, leading to an Awful Ending! If you spot any of this on yourself or in your vicinity, that is the time to do LEJOG or even a 1200km audax. These...
by ANTONISH
20 Mar 2019, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14625
Views: 356715

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

So what's the upside for the common wo/man? Please dont say taking back control,that's a fallacy disproven elsewhere on the forum. Disproven? How...you mean disagreed with!!. No, disproven. Or rather - proven to be abject lies. The UK has never 'lost control' either of our borders or of our country...
by ANTONISH
18 Mar 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 178
Views: 18289

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Most areas have potable tap water. I've used the tap in French cemeteries on occasion. I use standard drinking bottles and I carry sterilising tablets - fill the bottles every night with sterilising solution caps down so that mouthpiece is cleaned too. I'm not sure about a drinking bladder over a mu...
by ANTONISH
16 Mar 2019, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Z' spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: 'Z' spokes

I take something similar on extended tours. The 'string' spoke can be used without removing the cassette, is adjustable to any spoke size regardless of wheel size /spoking pattern. It's also much easier to carry, sat in the seatpack, no worries about bending, rattling or losing and I only need one ...
by ANTONISH
15 Mar 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Z' spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: 'Z' spokes

I see what is meant by " Z " spokes.
It's an old idea - in fact if you can put slightly more than a 90 degree bend - it will hold without the double bend - IME it's easier to accomplish.
by ANTONISH
15 Mar 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Z' spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: 'Z' spokes

I don't know of 'Z' spokes - I carry a "Fiberfix" emergency spoke ( based on a kevlar string) when I'm touring.
It does the job.
by ANTONISH
11 Mar 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 114
Views: 10486

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

If you can cruise at say 10 mph, then riding 70 miles means seven hours sitting on a bike, plus the time for any stops on top of that. Not everybody's idea of fun. +1. And don't under estimate the potential for crippling saddle soreness, especially if you are overweight. All the fitness in the worl...
by ANTONISH
9 Mar 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 114
Views: 10486

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Bonefishblues wrote:Because tandem. Evens things out without regard to gender - the bike never knows nor cares.


There is of course the discussion about who would be on the front :mrgreen: