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by mnichols
24 Jun 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Bonefishblues wrote:
mnichols wrote:Love my Camino. Love it Love it Love it....I think I'm going to give it a polish now

You are the lady off Bake Off - The Professionals and I claim my £50



I've never seen Bake-Off, and I'm not a lady, so I don't get the reference, but as it's 50:50 I've decided to take it as a compliment
by mnichols
24 Jun 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Do you do most of your tours solo or with a partner(s)? Thanks for the detailed replies. Very best of luck in your adventures! I have a small circle of friends that tour. We don't all tour together all the time, we all like different things, so I tend to decide what I want to do and then let them k...
by mnichols
24 Jun 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Love my Camino. Love it Love it Love it....I think I'm going to give it a polish now
by mnichols
24 Jun 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Just apropos of this debate, is there anywhere a practical illustration in mm of the effect on say a 54cm frame of the incremental tightening of the seat tube angle? That is, how far does it move things fore or aft, all other things being equal? Were I better at geometry I might have a go myself, b...
by mnichols
24 Jun 2019, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10648

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

I've seen a stuffed one and they are actually quite different. The main difference being that they are about the size and build as a long tailed tit. I have looked for them, and heard them but they mainly stick to the tops of trees. The stuffed one was also very dull compared to the much brighter g...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

May look daft but I've got the ti Camino and it's awesome. By far my favourite bike. On the owners forum everyone loves theirs I have long thighs :wink: , I'm 6'1, with a 34 inside leg in trousers if that helps. I'm not sure that the leg length makes that much difference, ive got loads of seat tube...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

I went to my first go to,seatube angle.It's daft. That said I couldn't find any geometry figures for the Op's suggestions :? May look daft but I've got the ti Camino and it's awesome. By far my favourite bike. On the owners forum everyone loves theirs I have long thighs :wink: , I'm 6'1, with a 34 ...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10648

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Would love to see a bee-eater First time I saw any was from the window of a train fromm Malaga to Marbella,there that were half a dozen of them sitting on the teliwires,unforgetable :) Also, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker... Both High on my list If I ever did I couldn't recognise it from the Greater Spo...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

Or same spec, cheaper: https://www.alpkit.com/sonder/bikes/sonder-camino-al-sram-apex1-hydraulic-V2 I went to my first go to,seatube angle.It's daft. That said I couldn't find any geometry figures for the Op's suggestions :? May look daft but I've got the ti Camino and it's awesome. By far my favou...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 131
Views: 10648

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Had a pair of Spotted Flycatchers in the garden, and found that they are nesting in my neighbours climbing rose yesterday One of my happiest memories was cycling through Tuscany a few years ago as the sun rose and had a Golden Oriole fly down the road infront of me for about 50 yards. Made me happy...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

But this is the point surely. If you do a very high daily mileage, that will mean high average speeds including hills. Weight (and wind resistance) are therefore critical. I could throw on a couple of kg and simply go down a gear. That isn't an option for high mileages but, within reason, weight be...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Just done a test pack, and my luggage, excluding what I'll be wearing or carrying directly on the bike (Water Bottles, Garmin, lights, phone) and excluding the actually bag it's self is 2Kg. 600 grams of that is bike spares (tubes, patches, multi-tool, etc), 1.4Kg is clothes, toiletries, waterproof...
by mnichols
23 Jun 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Really interesting and making me think about my packing for a five day trip to Suisse Normandy. I notice you do not include a lock so are you ok about nipping in somewhere or overnight without locking up? Somebody on another thread said treat your bike like a small child. Never let out of your site...
by mnichols
21 Jun 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Just done a test pack, and my luggage, excluding what I'll be wearing or carrying directly on the bike (Water Bottles, Garmin, lights, phone) and excluding the actually bag it's self is 2Kg. 600 grams of that is bike spares (tubes, patches, multi-tool, etc), 1.4Kg is clothes, toiletries, waterproof,...
by mnichols
21 Jun 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Vis-a-vis the spoke I'm happy with my middle ground. on each bike i have 3 spokes (1 of each length) wrapped and stored in the seat post. In the event of a break i then just need to get to a bike shop and present them with the wheel and the spoke and hope they will help. I also have a spare chainset...