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by sore thumb
19 May 2014, 9:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My new touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: My new touring bike

Very purposeful looking bike there Sorethumb. Would be interested to know how it handles when loaded up at the front. The front rack looks dizzyingly high to me - could it make the steering feel floppy? Any reason not to have used a low rider rack? The front rack is only for tent and few bits and p...
by sore thumb
18 May 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring shoes deal with £17 off. (Shimano MT 43).
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Touring shoes deal with £17 off. (Shimano MT 43).

I wanted to get myself a pair of shoes that I can walk in and cycle in but don't shout cycling. I decided to buy a pair of shimano MT 43 shoes. Now these shoes are going cheap and (in stock in evans) for £48.99 http://www.evanscycles.com/products/shimano/mt43-mtb-shoe-ec033000 Go outdoors also had t...
by sore thumb
18 May 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Child's cycling glasses.
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: Child's cycling glasses.

Depending on what you consider a reasonable price there's these although no personal experience. BBB BSG-31 Childrens Glasses grey Childrens Glasses BBB http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002YNRX74/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_pmLBtb1RQ1HHG Decided to go with the BBB glasses as they have clear and tinted lenses. W...
by sore thumb
18 May 2014, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My new touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: My new touring bike

Have to say that it looks like someone threw some odd bits together to make a bike. Well it was frame only and then put some (very expensive) bits on. I must say that the one one inbred frame is a tried and trusted touring/mtb frame by many. I would have got a surly frame but the other half would h...
by sore thumb
18 May 2014, 1:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No Space for Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 6343

Re: No Space for Cycling

"I think you'll find" ... that the exceptions to all sorts of regulations just say something along the lines of "being used for (eg) ambulance purposes" without any use of the word "emergency." Just off the top of my head, the nearest wording to that, which IIRC is in ...
by sore thumb
18 May 2014, 1:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No Space for Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 6343

Re: No Space for Cycling

There always used to be quite a few rules about emergency vehicles breaking traffic regs. Ian To be pedantic, again... emergency ambulance drivers can 'claim an exemption' from following specific HC rules, whilst carrying out a job classed as an emergency. This is not strictly the same as breaking ...
by sore thumb
17 May 2014, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No Space for Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 6343

Re: No Space for Cycling

Are they really an 'emergency service' as it looks like a private ambulance provider that is not showing any company details. This makes everyone think that because it's yellow with green and yellow reflective down the side it is a NHS ambulance. I also thought that unless it was undertaking 'emerge...
by sore thumb
17 May 2014, 9:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My new touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: My new touring bike

Very nice. I also have an inbred based touring bike. Mine is the 29er frame, is that a 26" frame?. What forks are they? It's a 26" that I have now converted from a MTB. It's a surly troll fork. I chose a slotted frame as I thought I would get a hub gear at some point. It's really helped a...
by sore thumb
17 May 2014, 5:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My new touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

My new touring bike

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It's a on one inbred with slotted dropouts.

The pink bar is the tag along for my daughters bike.

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by sore thumb
10 May 2014, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Child's cycling glasses.
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Child's cycling glasses.

Been out cycling with my 7 year old daughter. She managed to get flys in her eyes twice when out on the ride. I've got a pair of sunglasses but they are no good when it goes overcast or when cycling under trees. I have been trying to find some clear cycling glasses for her age but have been unsucces...
by sore thumb
9 May 2014, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 986
Views: 126347

Re: New Route Planner

Now what would be good is a phone app that you could use in real time to plan routes and then follow with GPS on phone.
by sore thumb
6 May 2014, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Middleburn Slickshift Chainrings V "The Rest"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Middleburn Slickshift Chainrings V "The Rest"?

reohn2 wrote:
sore thumb wrote:I've got middleburn rings on my MTB with XT crankset. I have only had to replace my middleburn rings once in 8 years use. Fantastic rings.

But how much use?


Absolutely loads and I moved the crankset from a previous frame. I do look after my bike and service them myself.
by sore thumb
6 May 2014, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Middleburn Slickshift Chainrings V "The Rest"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Middleburn Slickshift Chainrings V "The Rest"?

I've got middleburn rings on my MTB with XT crankset. I have only had to replace my middleburn rings once in 8 years use. Fantastic rings.
by sore thumb
6 May 2014, 10:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Convertible cycling long trousers, any ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: Convertible cycling long trousers, any ideas?

andrew_s wrote:What Vorpal said: I've never seen any, and there are likely to be problems with the zip rubbing.
The cycling equivalent is lycra shorts and legwarmers.


It looks like you are right, I was thinking about saving weight and not having to take another pair of trousers.
by sore thumb
5 May 2014, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Convertible cycling long trousers, any ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: Convertible cycling long trousers, any ideas?

mercalia wrote:I use trainer type trousers and just roll up the legs to knee height. simple.


But I don't to wear trousers on the bike, just when the occasion is required off the bike.

Ta