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by donnieban
4 May 2013, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame

if there are bolts in the nutserts that don't turn there are a few options; 2) tap the allen bolt heads from the side with a flat-ended punch or drift; work round a couple of times, and maybe you will get lucky and they will loosen. cheers Cheers Brucey, Hadn't tried option 2, so will give that a g...
by donnieban
4 May 2013, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame

Zefal Gizmo bottle fixings raise the bottle cage only about 15mm from the tube and are slim enough (20mm diameter) to go between the cables probably. http://www.cyclesurgery.com/zefal%20gizmo%20bottle%20clamp/bottle-cages/bikes-components-bikewear/fcp-product/14181 I use them with a large drinks bo...
by donnieban
4 May 2013, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame

Hi breakwellmz,

Sadly not an option, the allen bolts are stuck in the Rivnuts.

donnieban
by donnieban
4 May 2013, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Bottle cage mounts -Rivnuts spinning in frame

Went to use my under frame cage mounts for the first time for my 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle and have found that the Rivnuts are spinning in the frame with the bolts in-situ. Tried all the fixes, without success so I'm looking for an alternative cage mount that will secure my large fuel bottle snug ...
by donnieban
4 May 2013, 12:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?
Replies: 97
Views: 21717

Re: Fancy a tour of the Hebrides in 2013?

Our (Skye) weather conditions aren't particularly cycle friendly at the moment I'm afraid - gusting to 40 mph. Heavy rain showers laced with occasional hail and day time temperature drops to 2 degrees otherwise averaging at about 7 degrees. Not very nice; this weekends tour to Mull is on hold pendin...
by donnieban
20 Apr 2013, 10:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox One Chair
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Helinox One Chair

How about 4 plastic milk bottle lids to spread the weight to avoid sinking in the soft?

donnieban
by donnieban
18 Apr 2013, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cage options for 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: cage options for 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle

Just looking for alternatives - no disrespect to the Bike Buddy.

donnieban
by donnieban
18 Apr 2013, 7:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cage options for 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 467

cage options for 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle

Looking for some advice please regarding bottle cage options which are suited to the large 1 litre fuel bottle. Not sure of bottle dia. Was hoping for an alternative to the bike buddy.

Mounting below 58 cm frame between bb and front mudguard.

donnieban
by donnieban
19 Feb 2013, 6:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans Route 7 - you have been warned!
Replies: 92
Views: 29788

Re: Sustrans Route 7 - you have been warned!

I don't think that as a cycling body we can honestly have any expectation that our cycle network can be funded or maintained given the dire neglect to be seen on our roads. Pecking order wise, cyclists are at the end of most investment queues. All tax payers have a right to expect that the constant ...
by donnieban
18 Feb 2013, 11:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans Route 7 - you have been warned!
Replies: 92
Views: 29788

Re: Sustrans Route 7 - you have been warned!

Simply put - Potholes are formed by water penetration through the blacktop surface of the road/ highway through cracks generated by traffic. When the temperature drops, the penetrating water freezes, subsequently expands and causes the running surface to shatter. When the ice melts, it leaves a void...
by donnieban
25 Jan 2013, 11:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupid
Replies: 90
Views: 3973

Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

hexhome wrote:In a more serious mode, black can actually be quite visible.

Quite, at its best when matched with an inch or two of snow on the roads.... :lol:
by donnieban
22 Jan 2013, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long day ride advice - 240 miles
Replies: 39
Views: 2894

Re: Long day ride advice - 240 miles

Ayesha wrote:Remember a bicycle is '5 points of contact'.
Shorts, sorted.
Hands, sorted.

Feet, Adidas cushioned running socks.


Don't think the socks will make or break this ride :roll:

Two GP 4000s tyres on order - still undecided on the bib shorts...
by donnieban
17 Jan 2013, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long day ride advice - 240 miles
Replies: 39
Views: 2894

Re: Long day ride advice - 240 miles

Are there no other tyre recommendations out there for this ride. I have looked again at the GP4000s. and may give them ashot but a 25 tyre doesn't seem right to me on a chunky steel frame - burly wrestler in ballet shoes analagy in my head :)

donnieban
by donnieban
16 Jan 2013, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long day ride advice - 240 miles
Replies: 39
Views: 2894

Re: Long day ride advice - 240 miles

Hi Lollykat,

The ribmo is an option I was thinking about. Some reviews suggest they are over engineered? The other option I am debating is the Gatorskin Hardshell?

Undecided...comfort or protection?

db
by donnieban
15 Jan 2013, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Long day ride advice - 240 miles
Replies: 39
Views: 2894

Re: Long day ride advice - 240 miles

^ the conti GP4000s has been shown in tests to have a very low rolling resistance. If it is in a width that is wide enough for you to be comfortable, too, it is a good choice if you are trying to conserve your effort. cheers I would prefer to stick with the 32 width if there are other tyre recommen...