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by hujev
23 Aug 2016, 11:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 574
Views: 65747

Re: Pictures of your tents.

http://hujev.net/image/velo/med/m00782a-20090803.jpg Hilleberg Akto (I hate this tent - looks fine here, but it condenses like a greenhouse in all conditions... I finally stopped using it and now use a tent that actually keeps me dry - rain or shine!) Lake Superior shoreline, Luce County Michigan, ...
by hujev
23 Aug 2016, 10:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat bar hybrid/tourer for recent retiree
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: Flat bar hybrid/tourer for recent retiree

I suggest looking at the Stanforth Kibo: http://www.stanforthbikes.co.uk/ a few versions available (26", 650, Rolhoff, a 700c coming soon, etc.). Very sensible geometry for touring on or off road, well made in England, no-nonsense. Price quite fair, esp. considering well-regarded builder (Lee C...
by hujev
11 Aug 2016, 12:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Ideal Country
Replies: 26
Views: 1222

Re: The Ideal Country

Yank here. Since this is a theoretical post, how about Frank Patterson's Britain? I'd go in a second (if I could!) I don't like heat so'd need a cool northern temperate climate. Need low population density. Cycling paths or roads of course. Good food for sale in shops and beer and wine too (latter c...
by hujev
12 Jul 2016, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ohms & satellite coax
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Ohms & satellite coax

Perhaps if you can coax the satellite down a little lower, then you'll get better signals. I'm only replying with this wisecrack since I was puzzled about the title, and see that the poor puzzlingly titled thread hadn't gotten any replies. One time, years ago - before the itern(y)et - I'd've been ab...
by hujev
28 Jun 2016, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there an affordable camera?
Replies: 28
Views: 1807

Re: Is there an affordable camera?

This cool adapter:
http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/vc100-e.html
is available in two sizes - for handlebar and frame tube sizes, then any cheap digicam (or better yet, film-cam) can be used.
by hujev
28 Jun 2016, 11:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Total Dissolution of the UK?
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Total Dissolution of the UK?

Dang! Another reason to have kept the old CTC name!
by hujev
20 Jun 2016, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4271

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

I like the topic of this thread and so like to see it getting periodic attention! Anyway, I received my copy of Frank J Urry’s Salute to Cycling, also mentioned here previously, on Friday and found it of immense pleasure and 'beauty' (Reg Gammon illustrations throughout). A sort of overview of the a...
by hujev
17 Jun 2016, 1:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 174
Views: 10864

Re: Favourite quotations

I see and approve better, but follow worse - Ovid.
by hujev
14 Jun 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Clips
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Half Clips

I'm a big fan of the MKS half clips for around-town, off-road, etc. Never tried the fancy leather ones but just got a set. They're made real well, & nice & shiny. Plenty of room for 'regular' shoes, and they 'hold' your foot on the pedal well. I saw some discussion somewhere of these vs. VO ...
by hujev
13 Apr 2016, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donald Trump - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: America - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"

TLDR! Warning, ranting and raving about the US medical system ahead! Boring! Go read a nicer post, I suggest the 'gratuitous Cat pix' on yacf [ https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=144.msg2004247#msg2004247 ] I'll just add this to clear any misconceptions about the US 'affordable care' act (bec...
by hujev
8 Apr 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is still made in UK ?
Replies: 62
Views: 5806

Re: What is still made in UK ?

My new Woodrup frame (which I love showing off though still have it only by pictures): https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/albums/72157662464130423 It's got Reynolds tubing - however, far as I know, no lugs, BB shells, crowns, etc. are made in the UK . Uses Pacenti lugs (from Ceeway) I ...
by hujev
8 Apr 2016, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

Ah Yes, Phil, and I see according to Gaz's link above (or below, depending on your layout), you were the '1983 BCTC Final Secretary', so was hoping you'd chime in (the benefit of using real names here I guess). I guess this sort of thing might still be fun say as an event between a few local clubs ....
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 7:55pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 63964

at least they havent slaughtered the sacred cow/wheel

As I lay awake all last night fretting the fate of CTC, the world, etc. I was thinking how even though the League of American Wheelmen has 'modernized' quite a bit (too much for me); at least they kept the wheel: http://languagedept.com/work/identity-systems/league-of-american-bicyclists.html, and s...
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

Wow! It sounds very proper English, at least as I imagine it. I can imagine the Germans would like this sort of thing, but the Soviets would have had anarchy! (and the russians nowadays, but not the Estonians). Americans would have been specialists in poorly worded questions and 'wrong' answers on t...
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 3:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

I see it mentioned a lot in my '20th century British cycling' readings, and some pictures, results, etc. in my old 40s-80s CTC Gazettes/Cycletouring magazines; sometimes with a little description, but never a 'full story' of just how it worked, what sorts of questions there were, how skills were tes...