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by slogfester
13 Nov 2014, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?

Looks OK and seems to hold with some heavy duty zips anchored on the bottle cage
by slogfester
11 Nov 2014, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Ultimate 5 bar bag- Securing the internal dividers
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Ortlieb Ultimate 5 bar bag- Securing the internal dividers

How do I secure the internal divider in a Ortlieb Ultimate 5 bar bag? On bumpy roads it rides up and the contents get mixed and spread on the bottom of the bag. I like the idea of the internal divider but its useless as is.
Thanks
by slogfester
11 Nov 2014, 7:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: panniers panniers panniers???
Replies: 56
Views: 6770

Re: panniers panniers panniers???

I have just 'upgraded' my panniers from Altura Orkney 56/34 litres (back/front) to new Ortlieb roller plus 40/30. I've lost 20 litres capacity but have dropped c. 2 kg. That's a lot of weight. The Orkneys are huge but heavy. Mine have done 10000 km and are OK, but the back plates on the rears are ge...
by slogfester
10 Nov 2014, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage allowance- max dimensions
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Baggage allowance- max dimensions

Just a bit of follow-up feedback on this for others. Ended up booking with Emirates. Going with Lufthansa+AirNZ had too many known unknowns (thank you Donald). In particular small plane on Birmingham - Paris or Frankfurt leg ('may be they take oversized bike box, maybe not'), changing planes twice (...
by slogfester
10 Nov 2014, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: China to UK ride
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: China to UK ride

I rode M+ for 4500 km in Eastern Europe. They handled off-road very well (especially when pressure was lowered to recommended min), BUT, they *feel* very slow on tarmac. I don't know if they are actually slow? Mine were c. 2008 model.
For next big trip I have chosen Mondials.
by slogfester
10 Nov 2014, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very small chain lube dispenser for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 6159

Re: very small chain lube dispenser for touring

@deckertim thanks- made me realise that the answer was staring me in the face most mornings. I use Somersets Shaving oil which comes in 15 or 35 ml bottles. I had not considered them before because I had thought the lids were heat-welded on, but they are just push fit. I reckon 1 x 15 ml for a 6 wee...
by slogfester
8 Nov 2014, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?

Many thanks for useful replies.

@Suffolker - that might work, I'll give it a try. If it does not work...

@andygriff- doodad looks excellent. I had looked at a similar clip made by Two Fish, but it looked bulky and reports suggested it slipped.
by slogfester
6 Nov 2014, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Pump cradle for REAR of seat tube?

Does anyone know of a pump cradle that secures the pump BEHIND the seat tube? I have a lot of room between the seat tube and mudguard on my Van Nicholas Pioneer and would love to move it there and out the way. (Of course, when I am touring, such a nice pump (Lezyne micro floor drive) goes in the pan...
by slogfester
6 Nov 2014, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very small chain lube dispenser for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 6159

Re: very small chain lube dispenser for touring

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.
@bikepacker, I have PMed you.
by slogfester
24 Oct 2014, 10:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very small chain lube dispenser for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 6159

very small chain lube dispenser for touring

What can I use for carrying a very small amount of chain lube (prolink) for a 6 week tour? No more than 25 ml with a nozzle.
Thanks
by slogfester
23 Oct 2014, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Schwalbe Big Apple or Marathon Supreme
Replies: 22
Views: 8352

Re: Schwalbe Big Apple or Marathon Supreme

I ran the same tyre (supreme 26 x 1.6) for a 4000 km tour last year, puncture and trouble free on and off-road, with a 120 kg rig (rider + bike + luggage).
by slogfester
23 Oct 2014, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Testing a oversized tyre on a rim
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Testing a oversized tyre on a rim

I have Rigida Andra 30 (559-19 [mm]) rims which according to Sheldon Brown's table (http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) take 28-44 mm tyre widths. Compare with Rigida (now Ryde) website (http://www.ryde.nl/en/products?product=46) that says these rims will take 28-62 mm! Ummm..... The wheels (m...
by slogfester
21 Oct 2014, 6:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage allowance- max dimensions
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Baggage allowance- max dimensions

Finally managed to get through to Lufthansa on the phone and they told me that there bicycle box charge is EUR100 each way but is not taken out of included 23 kg baggage allowance. So for EUR200 you get 1 x 23 kg/158 cm + a bike box with 'just a bike inside' but unspecified max weight/dimensions (te...
by slogfester
21 Oct 2014, 10:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: If everyone swapped their car for a bike?
Replies: 89
Views: 5570

Re: If everyone swapped their car for a bike?

Wouldn't it be lovely, but beware.... I lived in Europe car-free for 4 years. When I returned to the UK I discovered that I had lost my 30 years worth of no claims bonus because I had not insured a CAR for 2 years. Apparently insuring a 150 bhp motorcycle during that period (without claim) didn't co...
by slogfester
20 Oct 2014, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for tyre size for touring - 32c OK for off-road?
Replies: 19
Views: 6270

Re: Advice for tyre size for touring - 32c OK for off-road?

what sort of bike are you riding? how much luggage? front and back panniers? bike stability is just as important as tyre choice. tyres can only do so much. make sure you have a good pump so you can adjust pressure regularly. it makes a huge difference to off-road handling for any tyre. I'm also off ...