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by Heltor Chasca
30 Dec 2017, 9:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The tent every one has been waiting for?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: The tent every one has been waiting for?

:roll: How about working to get the people not ending up to sleep on the streets in the first place? Sadly the leading causes of homelessness are financial ruin, then mental health, then drugs and alcohol. When you are without a place of abode or a stable state of mind, it is very difficult to ‘jus...
by Heltor Chasca
30 Dec 2017, 8:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strawberry line warning
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Strawberry line warning

Useful. Thanks @Redvee
by Heltor Chasca
30 Dec 2017, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?
Replies: 33
Views: 2984

Re: Tyre Lever in CW advert- Info?

I'll stick to just using my hands .... No extra weight to carry and I can't forget them. I would agree but appreciate some tyres and some people can’t do this. I keep one lever to hook the bead out and then proceed by hand. Off and on. All the bike tyres at Chez HC can be done by hand. @landsurfer ...
by Heltor Chasca
29 Dec 2017, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Bike collection - disposal advice

Stradageek wrote:If you are in Bristol, I'd give everything to these guys:

http://www.thebristolbikeproject.org/

They look like they'd make sure everything was used to support cycling and cyclists


Great idea. +1
by Heltor Chasca
28 Dec 2017, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seeking a comfortable saddle and better riding position
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Seeking a comfortable saddle and better riding position

Wiser replies will follow, but kudos to you for making the leap. 3 decades not being on a bike is a long time, so be patient with your body and mind. And ears. It’s also a tough time of year to ride for anyone. The vintage bike is probably lovely, but you may find a hybrid or even a mountain bike a ...
by Heltor Chasca
27 Dec 2017, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light for rack
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Rear light for rack

It’s a cigar clip.

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by Heltor Chasca
26 Dec 2017, 6:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking the Baja Divide
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Bikepacking the Baja Divide

I have thoroughly enjoyed these 14 videos by Ryan Van Duzer. I hope you do too.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... dPzwLM3euf
by Heltor Chasca
26 Dec 2017, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mounting dynamo headlight
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Mounting dynamo headlight

You can also remove this ‘wire’ mount and put it on upside down to give you other angles and options.
by Heltor Chasca
26 Dec 2017, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mounting dynamo headlight
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Mounting dynamo headlight

Longer bolt? You can also get Son fittings from SJS Cycles to accommodate all manner of placements. Stems, headsets, bars etc. The Edulux II is a wonderful light and if you can keep it down by the fork crown, that would be your most flexible option. I haven’t got my calipers out yet but the wire fix...
by Heltor Chasca
26 Dec 2017, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?
Replies: 58
Views: 3003

Re: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?

colin54 wrote:
Heltor Chasca wrote: I use cheap wet pies from Lidl



I tried that but it made me frame go crusty.

Merry Christmas one and all.


You don’t get more switched on than this. Very good.
by Heltor Chasca
25 Dec 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?
Replies: 58
Views: 3003

Re: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?

Debs wrote:
Heltor Chasca wrote: I use cheap wet pies from Lidl and I’m pretty chuffed with the results.
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Steak & kidney or chicken? :lol:


:lol: I can’t bare to correct it. I’ll leave it as is. You made a better joke out of it though
by Heltor Chasca
25 Dec 2017, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?
Replies: 58
Views: 3003

Re: Washing my bike -doing more harm than good?

Unless the clay has really coated my bike or salt grit is everywhere, I don’t tend to use the hose much. I use cheap wet pies from Lidl and I’m pretty chuffed with the results. I sold a bike that was about 4-5 years old. The lady brought along her friend who was a bike wrench. Even then he said the ...
by Heltor Chasca
24 Dec 2017, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguard sizes I’m confused
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Mudguard sizes I’m confused

All good advice upthread. It isn’t easy, but you will probably do a better job than your LBS because you have time. Their time is a loss leader on mudguard fits so they do it ASAP.

Measure thrice and cut once. I prefer bolt cutters. Some a dremmel. Some a hacksaw.

Enjoy. It’s weirdly satisfying.
by Heltor Chasca
23 Dec 2017, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn resistant tyres?
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: Thorn resistant tyres?

I think Smokey Joe from South East London knew more than he let on.

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by Heltor Chasca
22 Dec 2017, 9:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 20mph zones "More dangerous."
Replies: 35
Views: 2339

Re: 20mph zones "More dangerous."

I believe the Bath Chronicle was the rag whose invalidated and anecdotal findings somehow managed to get into the Telegraph. The BC is currently taking quite a bit of flack from local activists because of this.

Lazy and irresponsible journalism.