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by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Round the world(not me)

Thanks Horizon. I'll stick with my also freestanding substantially cheaper Lodge 2. But I can see why they may have bought that tent in view of the planned length of the trip. This is from Hilleberg about their Red Label tents of which the Allak is one: Red Label tents are built for both short and ...
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Round the world(not me)

Am I right in thinking there was a Rohloff aficionado on this forum a few years back? The issue as I see it is the choice between something that is very reliable but if it breaks down is a bit tricky to fix and something that probably will break down but is very easy to fix. My preference is for the...
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

I use Green Oil. It's been discussed on here before and I know people are quite robust in their views about it. :wink: But I'm going to persevere and see how it works out - I'm not claiming great things for it. As Brucey says (on this thread or another), a clean chain is the right starting point and...
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 11:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2090

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

This thread has now got a discussion of RTW tents:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=133091
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20310
Views: 497745

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The impression I get is the EU refuses to have a level playng field with all the complications that the GFA involves and couldnt care less if it, the EU, damages the UK in the process. Remember this is only the withdrawl agreement not the final trade agreement. The EU seems to be obsessed with the ...
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: chain link pin

This is from Sheldon (actually John Allen): Improved sprocket design, such as Shimano's "Hyperglide", have made it possible to shift under full power, which is very stressful to chains. (Older derailer systems with plain sprockets required the rider to ease up on the pedals while shifting....
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: chain link pin

Brucey wrote:
KMC chains are a lot easier than this.



OP wrote: In future it would be worth considering switching to KMC for simplicity as much as anything else?


horizon wrote: I never buy Shimano chains as a result.
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: chain link pin

nicmarsh wrote:thanks Brucey, that indeed is helpful and informative!


And mine wasn't? :wink:
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20310
Views: 497745

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It comes from other people and firms protecting themselves from currency movements. You could bet if you want to but you have to be prepared to lose as well.
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

From Sheldon Brown: Lubricants Not to Use! While it's hard to say which lubricants are best for chains, some lubricants are real no-nos: Automotive motor oil contains detergent, to wash away combustion products, and is made to be renewed constantly under pressure from the motor's oil pump. I [John A...
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20310
Views: 497745

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The value of the pound is neither a good thing nor a bad thing, it just tells you the relative demand for the currency but a strong pound would reflect a strong economy. Interest rates used to be used to adjust the value of the pound so that it's balanced either way but now the idea seems to be to l...
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26653

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Avspider wrote:and I stopped instantly,


I'm no expert but would that not imply that you went over the bars?
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: chain link pin

Shimano AIUI have a different system and you must use the right pin (and get a spare) AND USE THE RIGHT END! And they might have quick link these days. Others will be along soon to confirm. I never buy Shimano chains as a result.
by horizon
7 Oct 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Round the world(not me)

I haven't looked at much of their vblog yet so don't know what tent they are using. Something sensible no doubt judging from their choice of bike componentry? Well yes and no - a bit too high-end perhaps? They've gone for free standing which is an option I rejected years ago but I can understand th...
by horizon
6 Oct 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2021

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

While I understand that a heavily loaded bike will put more stress here at the down tube join especially under heavy braking. I am unsure why front low riders/panniers load the joint significantly more? What Colin wrote: A fork which is designed to take a load in low-rider panniers and/or a disc br...