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by manybikes
15 Jan 2015, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sub Unity
Replies: 25
Views: 2038

Re: Sub Unity

@MickF Did you make sure the car was always in sight whilst in town Mick? :D
by manybikes
15 Jan 2015, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension Stem
Replies: 31
Views: 2703

Re: Suspension Stem

Yes the Girvan Flexistem is what I used on my tandem (which I think is oversized ). I found it very useful for preventing the numbing of the hand and fingers because I seemed to need to hold the bars more firmly as my stoker shifted around a bit. For tarmac and gravel tracks etc it was fine - but no...
by manybikes
13 Jan 2015, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pitlocks
Replies: 48
Views: 2324

Re: Pitlocks

You must be joking if you think you can do that and rest easy and have a good time while away from the bikes unless locked up in an hotel room! mercalia When I tour I like to look at things. During a three week camping trip in Germany I was aware that a Bike Friday might attract attention but not l...
by manybikes
6 Jan 2015, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Experience of La Vélodyssée/ Eurovelo 1
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Experience of La Vélodyssée/ Eurovelo 1

Last year I rode from the Med to the Atlantic (just S of Bordeaux) where I picked up La Velodyssee up to Roscoff. I was camping and using a full sus mountain bike for comfort. Suspension not essential but fatish tyres useful. Lots of different surfaces from muddy slippery canal side paths, wide grav...
by manybikes
27 Dec 2014, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maillard Atom Heliomatic Hub & Freewheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Maillard Atom Heliomatic Hub & Freewheel

I had an MBK Grand Tourer fitted with Heliocomatic. On a trip in Spain over a few days I had three drive side spokes break. The ease with which the freewheel could be removed was incredible, just a twiddle with the proper spanner as distinct from tremendous force needed on other makes. Shame it went...
by manybikes
23 Dec 2014, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 10,000 miles in a year finally
Replies: 124
Views: 10638

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

NUKe very well done indeed.
reohn2 - I empathise with you. Sickness, bad weather and caring for another has drastically cut mine down to the lowest in over 14 years - I'm just within striking distance of 2000 miles if I go out tomorrow and at least one other day.
by manybikes
16 Dec 2014, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike lift...
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Bike lift...

Just imagine the health & safety brigade in UK. Could never happen here because cars would be parked on it :lol:
by manybikes
14 Dec 2014, 7:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What is the lowest gear inch possible on a trike?
Replies: 44
Views: 12153

Re: What is the lowest gear inch possible on a trike?

I had a look at the Mountain Tamer page - going a little deeper into it. It seems that many rings sizes are now unobtainable (unless I've misinterpreted it). Although it looks interesting could it be you would be back to finding it difficult to maintain if rings are hard to get? The point about the ...
by manybikes
7 Dec 2014, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Weapons Grade" Lighting.
Replies: 43
Views: 4169

Re: "Weapons Grade" Lighting.

Many years ago I was advised that wearing yellow tinted glasses at night helped to prevent dazzle. I haven't ridden in the dark for years but did so last week for just a couple of miles. My observation is that my own light also looked yellow and therefore less effective in illuminating the road. Cle...
by manybikes
3 Dec 2014, 7:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Oops, sheared bolt...
Replies: 32
Views: 14482

Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Just read that other forum thread and it seems we should just look at it periodically? Not sure if we would see anything though. Interesting 4 wheel trailer - is a trailer tent do you think?
by manybikes
28 Nov 2014, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 136
Views: 26966

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

We in Portsmouth & Havant CTC are delighted that this is finally happening. I remember having site meetings with representatives of the Highways Agency over 10 years ago when there was no enthusiasm from them or HCC. All the usual methods were utilised to keep it in the authorities view includin...
by manybikes
25 Nov 2014, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: the lights - when do I turn them on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1187

Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Next door neighbour already has the outside of the house, garage etc festooned with lights that are lit every evening.
by manybikes
22 Nov 2014, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: motorised bicycle
Replies: 46
Views: 3729

Re: motorised bicycle

A retired engineer and cycling friend adapted a trice recumbent by adding a petrol strimmer engine. As well as those legal requirements listed above the major obstacles were insurance and on-off type approval. He knew his way around but the obstruction from DVLC was enough for him to return to pedal...
by manybikes
22 Nov 2014, 6:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Enforcement of Road Traffic and Other Minor Laws
Replies: 35
Views: 4615

Re: Police Enforcement of Road Traffic and Other Minor Laws

@ Valbrona people other than regular Police Officers at much cheaper cost, like dedicated road traffic police In the UK a traffic officer becomes one only after having the required training and experience of regular Police officers and then undergoes substantially more extensive and expensive traini...
by manybikes
18 Nov 2014, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thermos flask for standard cage
Replies: 56
Views: 12959

Re: Thermos flask for standard cage

+1 with bikepacker. An old water bottle with the top cut off placed inside the cage and stuff the vacuum flask in that. No rattles and can easily add tiny bit of packing if necessary.