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by SteveHunter
31 Aug 2014, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1626
Views: 458092

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Some excellent looking bikes in this thread. Some real classics here which unfortunately mine are not. I have my road bike which has had a few upgrades since it came out of the shop. Now running almost fully 105 drive gear and Mavic Aksion wheels. http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/Runwell-Ste...
by SteveHunter
31 Aug 2014, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Canoe
Replies: 51
Views: 3813

Re: Canoe

I agree with the above. Canoes are not easy to paddle. Having only one blade on one side makes going in a straight line quote hard until you have mastered the stroke properly. It's not easy. A kayak is a lot easier to paddle and as you are sat down a lot more comfortable for long periods. A nice tou...
by SteveHunter
30 Aug 2014, 2:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Alcohol stove safety
Replies: 31
Views: 3340

Re: Alcohol stove safety

Get a Trangia. I wouldn't use anything else. It is the best stove in the world in my opinion. In really bad weather I have been known to use it in the porch of my Terra Nova Trisar tent.

It is a safe stove and can cope with horrendous weather.
by SteveHunter
29 Aug 2014, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Any ideas?

It could be my imagination but I'm sure drivers leave me more room on my Hybrid with wide panniers on the back than they do when on my road bike.
by SteveHunter
28 Aug 2014, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.
Replies: 21
Views: 2338

Re: Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.

My hybrid is a Specialized Sirrus Elite, so I would class that as a roadie with a little bit more room for tyres and flat bars, going much wider would also mean wider mudguards as well. I think 28 should be fine, I don't find the ride hard. I do also ride a roadie on 23 tyres.
by SteveHunter
28 Aug 2014, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: average times
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: average times

I have no idea what the average is. I got back on a bike about 4 months ago for the first time in about 20 years. After about a month I was riding 30 mile country road route in about 2 hours so averaging 15 mph. I am pushing an average of 17mph now on 40 - 50 mile rides on my road bike. Commuting in...
by SteveHunter
28 Aug 2014, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.
Replies: 21
Views: 2338

Re: Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.

Thanks all. I was heading for the Marathon Plus as had read of some potential problems with the Gatorskins and the Armadillos not lasting long. The Land Cruisers only seem to come in 35 wide which is a bit wide for me so I'm now looking at the original marathons which are only £20.00 each so not to ...
by SteveHunter
28 Aug 2014, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.
Replies: 21
Views: 2338

Which puncture resistant tyres for a hybrid.

Hi, I've just got back into cycling in the last few months in order to lose some weight and improve my overall fitness. I bought myself a new hybrid a couple of weeks back in order to commute to work about 8km each way. The current tyres are Specialized Espoir Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, double BlackBe...