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by bikes4two
20 Aug 2016, 6:10pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet
Replies: 49
Views: 3385

Re: Why it makes sense to bike without a helmet

This is an old interesting one. Like most things, there are strong arguments on both sides for wearing a helmet or not. Statistics can be subjective. I tend to wear a helmet in the winter months when visibility and road conditions are poorer but in the summer I ditch the helmet. Maybe i'm being sil...
by bikes4two
18 Aug 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 11089

Re: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.

Ha, yes - I needed to have a sort out as some areas were 100% full - I then had to 'release held messages' and now all is well - thank you very much.
by bikes4two
18 Aug 2016, 5:16pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 11089

what is this-You are not authorised to read private messages that are on hold.

Hello All,
I appear to have some PMs (visible in the 'notification' window) but on
trying to access them I get "You are not authorised to read private
messages that are on hold."

Can anyone advise me on this please?
by bikes4two
16 Aug 2016, 11:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike forwarding via sea freight
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Bike forwarding via sea freight

About 5 years ago I looked into shipping our tandem to NZ and back and actually spent some time on the phone to a shipping agent discussing this. I can't recall much of the details, only that it was an expensive thing to do and a figure of something approaching one thousand GBP for the return journe...
by bikes4two
15 Aug 2016, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

pwa wrote:A smear of grease on the cleat (all over) and the pedal. I do mine every time I lube the chain.


Similarly I've used petroleum jelly with good effect - possibly a little messy if you wear your cycling shoes indoors on a carpet though :shock:
by bikes4two
15 Aug 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I got mine from Gearbest dot com's EU warehouse but I note it's out of stock but give Amazon and eBay a whirl. WARNING - DON'T repeat DON'T get one from a China/non-EU based source as you'll end up paying +20% on the purchase price :( I had such a terrible experience buying from Gearbest (my first ...
by bikes4two
11 Aug 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

......... Rooting a phone is unlikely to cause problems in itself and I feel the scaremongering from some manufacturers (including refusals to offer any support for rooted phones) is more about retaining/exerting control than any technical aspect. All rooting means is opening the phone up and takin...
by bikes4two
9 Aug 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

Further to my contribution a few posts up: 1. The DG700 battery life: today I was out for a long ride so I thought I'd see what runtime I could get out of the battery. - Started with battery at 92% - LocusMap pro running, WiFi off but SIM active - Screen on at 60% brightness for the first 4hrs then ...
by bikes4two
8 Aug 2016, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1848

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I looked up your phone on amazin bikes4two. https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00WBDO64U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_next_2?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2 Some very varied/divergent reviews to put it mildly. Can you explain/shed light on this? Hi sweep, Apolog...
by bikes4two
2 Aug 2016, 12:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dartford Crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Dartford Crossing

You may find the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry more useful https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/ferry-services/tilbury-to-gravesend-timetable As far as I know, the Dartford crossing depends on a service vehicle carrying the bike through, whenever it is available at your side. Doesn't run on Sundays though - as I ...
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: NatureHike Tents
Replies: 83
Views: 14143

Re: NatureHike Tents

foxyrider wrote:You get what you pay for - .....


True to a certain extent but many products in our consumer world play on their name and hike the price accordingly - it's a marketing strategy that many are willing to pay for and good on them as they keep the world going round :lol: :lol: :lol:
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Chair 1 review
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Re: Helinox Chair 1 review

+1 for the Chair 1 - Mrs B4t and I have had ours for a few years and make good use of them although the 'feet sinking in soft ground' can be an issue, especially if like me you leave one of the leg end stops in the ground after pulling the leg out and not noticing the detachment! If I were buying ag...
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping on the Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Camping on the Edge

Gattonero wrote:How do you do for a midnight call, and you're in the middle?? :lol:


Point outwards and downwards and FIRE! :lol:
by bikes4two
1 Aug 2016, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What gilet for summer?
Replies: 40
Views: 3596

Re: What gilet for summer?

I'm glad such innovations work for you hardy types (of which I used to be one until my thyroid gland mis-behaved) but the warmth from the RAB was what I needed - and I know what I need having been taken from a mountain-side with hypothermia some years back - (that was not fun) - and having been clos...
by bikes4two
27 Jul 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problems getting a square taper BB in
Replies: 27
Views: 2102

Re: Problems getting a square taper BB in

Sweep wrote:Interesting bikes4two, though can't help asking why you wouldn't just put another UN55 in.


I seem to have to replace the UN55s rather frequent and certainly more often than I recall in the past.