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by mullinsm
10 Apr 2016, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling
Replies: 77
Views: 4463

Re: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling

+1 see my post. In fact early Spa tourers came with 24/36/46 chainsets How much difference does a 24T front cog make compared to a 28T? I can calculate that it will give a 16.666% lower gear (unless I used the wrong method), but how much different does 16.6666% lower feel in practice? A big differe...
by mullinsm
8 Apr 2016, 6:06pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Touring in Cycling UK - a modest proposal
Replies: 10
Views: 15646

Re: Touring in Cycling UK - a modest proposal

It is, indeed, refreshing to see such positive ideas for the future of the organisation put forward. However, I would maintain that the correct time to air these views and have them considered would have been before any firm decision on rebranding had been taken. The fact that they weren't would ten...
by mullinsm
8 Apr 2016, 5:47pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Je Suis Negative Git!!
Replies: 32
Views: 31806

Re: Je Suis Negative Git!!

Erudin wrote:Latest Email: "We hope you like the fresh look of today’s CycleClips as part of our new branding as Cycling UK"

Well I did not, have unsubscribed and will not renew membership when it expires in June.


+1
by mullinsm
6 Apr 2016, 8:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Cyclist Club
Replies: 75
Views: 7706

Re: Touring Cyclist Club .... a new resource

Personally I always found the word 'club' off-putting, and there are an awful lot of cyclists who don't go cycle touring. And a complete shock? I'm sure you were posting about it weeks ago. Personally, I found the word "club" a pretty accurate description when it was a club and there are ...
by mullinsm
6 Apr 2016, 7:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling
Replies: 77
Views: 4463

Re: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling

'spin out' is a fairly subjective term. If I'm in a spin class and the instructor wants us to do more than say 120 rpm then I am tempted to start protesting as my legs aren't up to it. A quick look at one of the gear-speed calculators suggests that if you're in the top gear of 46x11, with 700c whee...
by mullinsm
6 Apr 2016, 7:46am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: We Are Cycling UK
Replies: 9
Views: 15638

Re: We Are Cycling UK

You may be cycling, but I'm still touring. Anyone know of a club for cycle tourists by any chance? ... there's an embryonic initiative gathering pace .... http://www.touringcyclistclub.org.uk We are expecting to have the initial "offering" in marketing parlance in the next 4-6 weeks Rob T...
by mullinsm
6 Apr 2016, 5:32am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: We Are Cycling UK
Replies: 9
Views: 15638

We Are Cycling UK

You may be cycling, but I'm still touring. Anyone know of a club for cycle tourists by any chance?
by mullinsm
6 Apr 2016, 5:30am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Paul Tuohy vidio
Replies: 16
Views: 23065

Re: Paul Tuohy vidio

al_yrpal wrote:
It feels like our CTC has been stolen. Time to call it a day I think…

Al



What he said....
by mullinsm
5 Apr 2016, 3:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling
Replies: 77
Views: 4463

Re: Lowest gear for touring including load-pulling

But who would really need more than 42 x 11 on a 700 x 35, you wont keep it up long even with no load so the top gears over 100 " are a bit academic, 53 x 11 is for he-men :) I have 11-34 and 22-32-42 on a very very well used 8-speed bike - used for load lugging/day rides/around town. Touring ...
by mullinsm
16 Mar 2016, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How can a Brooks be the preferred touring saddle?
Replies: 65
Views: 6464

Re: how on earth can a brooks be the go to touring saddle?

But what I am wondering is, how so many tourers, audaxers, british weather cyclists. Can so strongly recommend a brooks saddle, when its not even supposed to get wet? Because they are, by a long way, the most comfortable saddle for touring (in my humble opinion anyhow). Yes, you're best to protect ...
by mullinsm
6 Mar 2016, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for first-time tourer
Replies: 28
Views: 1723

Re: Advice for first-time tourer

I would agree with those who said buy a bike and take it with you. I've flown with a bike a couple of times and, whilst it can be stressful, it's worth the trouble. Check the conditions of your carrier to make sure you're within size and weight limits and print off the relevant page just in case the...
by mullinsm
25 Feb 2016, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: America: the bizarre
Replies: 93
Views: 4801

Re: America: the bizarre

Having read all of the above (and said some of it) I've just had a look at a few US cycle touring forums. Unless they're all liars, there seem to be lots of people in the US who engage in the activity of cycle touring in the US and didn't get murdered (yet).

I think I'll give it a go next year.......
by mullinsm
25 Feb 2016, 1:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: America: the bizarre
Replies: 93
Views: 4801

Re: America: the bizarre

According to Wiki, there are 112.6 guns per 100 people in the US. So, statistically speaking at least, everyone has a gun. I never said that she'd been to the US once. As a Canadian, she may have been many times. She tried cycle touring in the Mid-west once. Evidently it was enough for her.
by mullinsm
25 Feb 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: America: the bizarre
Replies: 93
Views: 4801

Re: America: the bizarre

I've never been to the US, but would love to tour there. On my recent trip to NZ I met a group of yanks from Iowa who were touring on a weird selection of bikes and got into conversation with them on the subject of biking in the US. They confirmed that there are many scary places - they mentioned Ch...
by mullinsm
25 Feb 2016, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes & trains in France - any experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Bikes & trains in France - any experience?

A couple of years ago I was touring in France when my bottom bracket expired just outside Angouleme. It was pouring with rain and, having waited two hours for them to finish lunch and reopen, the very helpful bike shop informed me that they didn't have a replacement and a phone call to the other sho...