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by David
2 Feb 2007, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sprung Skin Saddle Superlatives Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Well my nice new B67 turned up today (I went black rather than honey) and it looks fine, I'll fit it to Emily later. The bag loops don't need to be filed off, they are held on by the bolts that hold the springs on so Johnny Foreigner can unbolt them of course. Those clever people at Brooks have made...
by David
2 Feb 2007, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repairs - does anyone care?
Replies: 37
Views: 5015

I also carry a few of those moist wipes stuffed into a film cartridge for cleaning up. Great for the bike and your hands, most of them do a good job of removing oil stains. You can get a big unbranded pot from Superdrug etc.
by David
2 Feb 2007, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tents - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 14016

Pete wrote:Nice tent - great price but heavy,


Heavy ? Weight difference is 2.15 - 1.7 = 450G. About 1/2 a water bottle :-)

This has been a good thread, I'm considering a new tent and the info has been excellent - keep it up peeps :-)

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by David
2 Feb 2007, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike type
Replies: 67
Views: 19703

Tallis the Tortoise wrote:Only downside is it shares its name with a ford MPV
Andy :-)


What "*&(^ing disgusting pile of junk - should be banned from the road" ? :D
by David
1 Feb 2007, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub dynamo interference
Replies: 15
Views: 2845

There isn't a telephone mast nearby is there ? I would have thought that the digital signal is encoded such that the sensor and display know that they are talking but a strong radio signal will swamp the realatively weak signal from the sensor and stop the two units talking. If it always happens at ...
by David
1 Feb 2007, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repairs - does anyone care?
Replies: 37
Views: 5015

101 uses for an old inner tube :-

1) Carry it with you in case you get a faster puncture in your new tube
2) Cut it up into various widths of elastic band

Suddenly visions of ruber fetish magazines appear and I think it's time to stop :oops:
by David
1 Feb 2007, 3:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 85
Views: 14467

Signs of Spring

Went out today for a short ride and saw my first new born lambs in a local farmer's field. All with orange plastic overcoats on.

Testament to the second warmest January on record. Let's hope we don't get the coldest February on record.
by David
31 Jan 2007, 9:36am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Cannot return from a link
Replies: 17
Views: 7289

I suspect the reply you get from the big enchilada will be along the lines of "You need vista". Just listen to BBC R4 - they're doing all the marketing.
by David
31 Jan 2007, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly signs
Replies: 45
Views: 9459

One you don't see anymore :-

"No spitting on the bus".
by David
30 Jan 2007, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sprung Skin Saddle Superlatives Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Sprung Skin Saddle Superlatives Sought

Emily's saddle is showing signs of wear and I'd like a new one. I really like the look of the brooks B66. Can anybody out there tell me what they are like from a comfort point of view. The current saddle is a plastic bodied thing with a foam and vinyl waterproof covering. It's not too bad - bit unco...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Censored?
Replies: 30
Views: 7350

Phew - that went to hell in a handcart PDQ. I don't think I'll be buying a copy of the mag now :( I'm amazed at how quick it went off. I'm really fighting the urge to say something here but some things are best left unsaid. Wonder how long it will be before this thread gets the BB treatment :-)
by David
30 Jan 2007, 12:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: White Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Thanks for replies, and to you yet again TC. But is it actually illegal as the judge said? Is he wrong? I've found mile after mile after mile of easily cycle-able "land" to the left of the white line. BUT nuts, bolds, glass, litter etc does have to be kept an eye on! The 'rumble strip' ca...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sat nav? Yes or no.
Replies: 47
Views: 14483

Can I ask a stupid question? Can I switch the thing off while I am travelling -- and then switch it on again occasionally for it to know where I am. As a camping tourer I have enough problems keeping my shaver and mobile charged over a 4/5 week tour! You can often leave your mobile unattended in lo...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Damaged Bike on a Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Clumsy baggage handlers. They'll have just thrown the bike then thrown other stuff on top of it. Don't know what you can do, but I would have thought somebody here has had a similar experience so this reply is to bring the subject back up. Probably easier and cheaper to just go and buy a new wheel f...
by David
30 Jan 2007, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: speaker cable for dynohub?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

The best dynamo cable of all is the rubber insulated coaxial cable sold by Schmidt for use with their hub generators. Not only is rubber much tougher than the usual PVC insulation on twin stuff, but with the outer wires carrying the earth current it will not matter if they chafe against the frame, ...