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by latequartet
30 Apr 2016, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak
Replies: 12
Views: 725

20 inch tyre comparison Schwalbe Durano / Nutrak

Looking for something less than a 20 x 1.5 tyre and I've come across two different 20 x 1.1 tyre. My preference is the less slick the better; but it seems the smallest I can find are the Durano and the Nutrak, which both look very slick? Any comments, anyone who knows, please or other suggestions?
by latequartet
30 Apr 2016, 7:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths
Replies: 28
Views: 2761

Re: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths

Well Utopia could be the Southern sections of this http://www.velodyssey.com but public transport could be problematic. For now, well did you actually mean Swansea Bay or were you referring to the bit on the other side of the Gower, Llanelli to Pembrey? The Millenium coastal path links Pembrey Coun...
by latequartet
5 Aug 2015, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tail Angel or Tail Gator
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Tail Angel or Tail Gator

Yes we knew of problems with tag along from a steering / braking / balance point of view. We cautiously greeted the Cycle Magazine's FollowMe review with interest. It's slower, heavier and longer than a tandem. We were surprised and continue to be impressed by its versatility. For us those obvious d...
by latequartet
5 Aug 2015, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tail Angel or Tail Gator
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Tail Angel or Tail Gator

2nd hand child-back can be effective, but FollowMe allows your bike to become a tandem and depending on child age, save the need for kiddicranks for a tandem. UK stockists of FollowMe and supplier all have advantages. Buying from Bike-DE 10% cheaper, but local bike shops have >10% advanatages I gues...
by latequartet
4 Aug 2015, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tail Angel or Tail Gator
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Tail Angel or Tail Gator

We have two FollowMe tandem couplings. For the premium price you get: - solid positioning (no counter-tilting); - room for rear rack / luggage / bike seat; - additional safety features; - 30 seconds to hitch / unhitch. Obviously a rear rack bike seat plus FollowMe adds 10kgs, but means our two can c...
by latequartet
4 Aug 2015, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Delighted by the assistance of a Sustrans ranger from the village. Repair determined by shortness of time, aluminium as the available material and accomplished without even taking rack off. Once again, many thanks for all who gave this some thought and for all comments. We were out with 4 bikes and ...
by latequartet
2 Aug 2015, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Sideways wobble! Even more force from being blown over on far too many occasions when parked on kickstand in wind when Yepp bike seat serves as sail!
by latequartet
2 Aug 2015, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Yes Wenty and all concerned about weight bearing abilities of this sort of rack; we planned this as last season with this rack for that reason. It gets used most days with weight on it. TonyR very interested by your question. Thinking about it I think the way we stowed the bike on the first train jo...
by latequartet
1 Aug 2015, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Thanks again, all, we've asked around and someone in the village has the know how / tools / time to help us; will let you know the end.
by latequartet
31 Jul 2015, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Here's the rack mounting adjacent to two derailleur mounting points and the FollowMe adaptor protruding from the spindle, plus the broken side.
by latequartet
31 Jul 2015, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Thanks all: spacer could work, except it's still tight because of spindle adaptors that protrude for Follow Me Tandem. Will send pics. 25kg is the maximum and child / seat / adapter close to it (21kg).
by latequartet
27 Jul 2015, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Thanks both, I appreciate your thoughts. Due to age of rack, 9 years, and aluminium / alloy and thinness above fixing holes I'm wary about Brucey's solution since it's used for 15kg son & 5kg bike seat. I have found a newer Cannondale rack that looks nearly identical ... so will try that next, t...
by latequartet
24 Jul 2015, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

rack failure / obsolete spec.: on holiday

Is there an easy, cheap solution, while away on a family holiday, can get things posted to local bike shop? Canondale Street rack 2.jpg The rack's failed, Canondale specific it seems, cannot find a replacement that will fit onto the frame, disc brake mounting racks won't work because the spindle has...
by latequartet
28 Jan 2015, 7:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths
Replies: 28
Views: 2761

Re: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths

Neilob: Archacan to Biarritz sounds inspiring, thanks for the tip. I think for our family of 4 train / boat suits us better than the bike bus (part because our children are 3 and 5 and partly because I don't fair well with coach travel). We're going to look at this a bit more carefully, thanks for t...
by latequartet
26 Jan 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths
Replies: 28
Views: 2761

Re: ... of beach camping with traffic free coast paths

Thanks trout mask for the thoughts on Orkney and family holidaying / camping: I haven't been for 18 years and then I remember quiet-ish roads in places, but I was mainly getting from main town to main town. I remember the silence of Sanday and hear Westray / Papa Westerly are beautiful ... wondered ...