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by climo
20 Sep 2009, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5787

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

The bike will lean right over to left or right to a normal degree, but not lie down. The hitch would be beyond it's limits with the bike at near horizontal. The old hitch 'hook' would close up if you lay the bike down. There was a trick to avoid that. The new hitch doesn't have any limitation and I...
by climo
18 Sep 2009, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5787

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

What a wonderful opportunity for Carry Freedom to show just how good their after sales service is - regrettably it seems, a missed opportunity. Difficult to contact, defensive when contact is made, blaming everyone except himself and his product, and to compound it all he knew that there were probl...
by climo
14 Sep 2009, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!
Replies: 62
Views: 5787

Re: Carry Freedom - losing wheels!

Some time ago I lost one of the wheels on my CF Y frame in a similar way. The little lock nut had come off and I had to go searching the road for the bearings . Luckily I was just round the corner from my LBS when it happened and they found me a nut to get me home. CF replaced the axel after a few ...
by climo
21 Aug 2009, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CYCLE TRAILERS
Replies: 43
Views: 4653

Re: CYCLE TRAILERS

MikeL wrote:
climo wrote:. Hence I may reluctantly sell the city. :(


Shall we haggle? :D

Dunno. I may keep it. However if someone offered me a sensible price I'll probably sell it. PM if you want details
by climo
21 Aug 2009, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CYCLE TRAILERS
Replies: 43
Views: 4653

Re: CYCLE TRAILERS

However since I'm starting to cycle on rougher roads more and more I'm bought a Y frame which is more robust and higher so will not catch on central grass ridges on paths so much. With your experience with the City, which size of Y-Frame did you go for? Small, as I want to go through doors. Overall...
by climo
20 Aug 2009, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CYCLE TRAILERS
Replies: 43
Views: 4653

Re: CYCLE TRAILERS

I'm a bit put off by the smaller wheels on the city, but maybe it would be fine for touring as well as shopping trips etc at home. It just does not look so robust! I've got a city and it's fine for touring. The folding handle is useful in that on trains it looks less like a bike trailer. Plenty rob...
by climo
20 Aug 2009, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exped Down Airmat
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Exped Down Airmat

Yes, 9cm extra wide. They are great, best nights sleep in a tent in 40 years of camping. I always sleep on my side so not feeling the ground at all and avoiding the crushed shoulder and hip feeling after a few hours is a real benefit. The downside is that this model doesn't pack up small and is bigg...
by climo
15 Aug 2009, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring Tripod
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Touring Tripod

gitzo carbon fibre range
by climo
11 Aug 2009, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: numb feet
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: numb feet

From what I could understand, the most likely cause of the problem is the nerves going through the tarsal and metatarsal bones in the foot. These bones get compressed together and impact the nerves. Do this test. Get someone to clench your forefoot at base of the toes, the widest part of the foot, ...
by climo
6 Aug 2009, 11:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clean sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 1817

Re: Clean sheets

I remember a tip from travelling/touring in places which dont provide towels (quite common in some parts of the world). Use the sheet as a towel at the end of your stay so you dont have to pack a wet towel. And also it makes the sheet obviously used and encourages the establishment to change the li...
by climo
6 Aug 2009, 10:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Celtic Trail gpx
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Celtic Trail gpx

Why not just plot your own route in http://www.bikehike.co.uk using the map on the Sustrans website as a guide? Then download the route or track as gpx and away you go. I have the Sustrans strip map and will transfer that to the garmin software but it's a time consuming job so hence the request. I'...
by climo
4 Aug 2009, 10:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Celtic Trail gpx
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Celtic Trail gpx

Has anyone got a gps track or better still a Garmin route of the "Celtic Trail" NCN 4 from Chepstow to Fishguard they could let me have? I can't find it all online. I know OSM has it but can't figure out how to separate a route out from the mass of others. I had it all planned out for some...
by climo
2 Aug 2009, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CYCLE TRAILERS
Replies: 43
Views: 4653

Re: CYCLE TRAILERS

I have the new hitch on my city trailer. It's a vast improvement over the last one. Bombproof construction and you can lay the bike on the side which was a difficult thing to do with the previous hitch without the risk of bending it.
Nick at Carry Freedom is a great person to deal with.
by climo
21 Jul 2009, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thatcher
Replies: 235
Views: 19422

Re: Thatcher

sirmy wrote:Six pages and still going - imagine what will happen when she does die

I'll be too busy uncorking the champagne.
by climo
20 Jul 2009, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thatcher
Replies: 235
Views: 19422

Re: Thatcher

Belgrano info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_General_Belgrano
and
http://www.channel4.com/history/microsi ... grano.html
Both say much the same thing. ie it was legal, fair and the Belgrano was a creditable threat to the British. That is now admitted by the Argentinean government.