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by horizon
5 Oct 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 40
Views: 7429

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

Graham wrote:Shall I merge these topics ??
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8531


Yes, definitely. I'm very gently querying Volt's claim that you need a motor to get up it but it's a bit of fun and I think all the extra info on it is great.
by horizon
5 Oct 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2064

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

robing: I'm also interested in the replies but it would be good to hear what you have in mind. Here's a recommendation for example: Cheap Vango tent that you can afford to lose/have stolen/lost by airlines for quick emergency overnight stop in a warm country if no hotel found and to be thrown/given...
by horizon
5 Oct 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 40
Views: 7429

Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

Is it cycleable unpowered?

Here's a nice video from Volt - not sure what to make of it:

https://voltbikes.co.uk/blog/video/volt ... ach-na-ba/
by horizon
5 Oct 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2015

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

A picture would be good. I’ve never seen this before. I note people seem to recognise it, but are you sure it’s not a repair to a front end shunt? From Chris Juden's review of the Spa Tourer: I can’t fault the geometry or tubing choice and was pleased to see a reinforcing plate under the down-tube/...
by horizon
5 Oct 2019, 11:46am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Collectable and rare cycling books - More added
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Collectable and rare cycling books - More added

Yes please to #9 Cycling manual and year book. PM to follow. Thanks, horizon
by horizon
4 Oct 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tubus Cargo Classic Rear Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Tubus Cargo Classic Rear Rack

PM sent Cheers, horizon
by horizon
4 Oct 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Bike built from bits

That means there isn't much space between mudguard and rack so perhaps a 700c rack would do better. Perhaps something for ElCani to make sure he has in his box of unneeded parts for the next time! Well I've got one, as everyone should have really. :wink: The point is though that no-one seems to kno...
by horizon
4 Oct 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Bike built from bits

There is definitely something amiss with the rack. The mudguards appear to be well positioned clearance wise over the tyres but the tyres are pretty large. That means there isn't much space between mudguard and rack so perhaps a 700c rack would do better. But the rack braze-ons seem quite high too, ...
by horizon
3 Oct 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tools chain wear tool - changes in newer version?
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Park Tools chain wear tool - changes in newer version?

I think there was a thread recently where someone said that the cost of an 8 or 9 speed cassette was roughly the same as a new chain so you might as well keep running both until both are worn or slip occurs (or you fear it might). I'm not sure if there is any significance in the fact that 11 speed i...
by horizon
3 Oct 2019, 11:35am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Altura Night Vision Windproof jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Altura Night Vision Windproof jacket

Yes please. PM sent cheers Horizon
by horizon
1 Oct 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Picos de Europa + Coach travel
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Picos de Europa

Which coaches in Spain have you used? Did you have to pack the bike? Yes and no. Longer distance, yes, and got caught out with the new charges for bikes when they came in. Local buses have empty holds and there's no need to do anything with the bike (and they don't charge). Some trips with the bike...
by horizon
1 Oct 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1525

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

I never lock my bike. Actually I do sometimes but it's very, very rare. My rule of thumb is that if the bike needs to be locked, it isn't safe and the rule makes me remember this. If I were commuting then I suppose I would lock it at the station but I think more likely I would take it with me. The o...
by horizon
1 Oct 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?

So far I'm reassured that there isn't really a single road in the UK that cannot be walked up by a reasonably ambulant person with their lightly loaded bicycle. For those suspicious of my motives in starting this thread, it was partly in response to reading the sales literature for electric bikes, p...
by horizon
1 Oct 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Picos de Europa + Coach travel
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Picos de Europa

Well, not a thousand words, but still more than I intended writing... I couldn't have asked for more :D - thank you very much. I'm always looking at options to France and Spain. The bike is usually the fly in the ointment. I checked out Ryanair to Biarritz: they were offering £5.99 for the leg out....
by horizon
30 Sep 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tools chain wear tool - changes in newer version?
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Park Tools chain wear tool - changes in newer version?

I have an old(ish) Park Tools chain wear tool. It indicates 1% and .75%. The new tool indicates .75 and .5 and recommends replacing the chain at .5 for 11 speed and .75 for 10 speed. Am I right in thinking that 8 and 9 speed set ups are therefore more economical in this regard (i.e. the chains last ...