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by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 9:47am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3601

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Another thing about the Scandi tunnel tents is that they are incredibly strong if that is important to you. I've been with mates up in Scotland in appalling conditions where others in less well designed tents have had theirs flattened, torn, poles snapped.
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 9:32am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3601

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

One thing to consider carefully is the entrance(s). Some tents, like some Scandinavian tunnel types, have an opening on the side rather than at the front. A disadvantage of this style of tent is your view outside is very limited. Being able to take in the scenery without getting out of the tent is ...
by Jezrant
15 Aug 2018, 11:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3601

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

One thing to consider carefully is the entrance(s). Some tents, like some Scandinavian tunnel types, have an opening on the side rather than at the front. A disadvantage of this style of tent is your view outside is very limited. Being able to take in the scenery without getting out of the tent is ...
by Jezrant
15 Aug 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3601

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

One thing to consider carefully is the entrance(s). Some tents, like some Scandinavian tunnel types, have an opening on the side rather than at the front. A disadvantage of this style of tent is your view outside is very limited. Being able to take in the scenery without getting out of the tent is o...
by Jezrant
15 Aug 2018, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16522

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I don't know anyone who has used disc brakes for any length of time who hasn't worn pads out frighteningly quickly and/or run out of pads unexpectedly (using a self-adjusting system). cheers I haven't worn out pads frighteningly quickly nor run out of pads unexpectedly in the past eight years that ...
by Jezrant
14 Aug 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16522

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Don't brake. :lol:
by Jezrant
14 Aug 2018, 11:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16522

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I always inspect the pads before I set off on a ride, and I have a good idea of the brakes' limitations. I have yet to be caught out. If Brucey quantified these last couple of warnings rather than relying on scare tactics, the argument would be stronger. Sorry if this point has been made before in t...
by Jezrant
14 Aug 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 3601

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

We have a Hilleberg Nammatj 3 gt and it is very good, but heavy and expensive. A similar quality tent can be had from Helsport, for rather less: the new Fjellheimen Pro Camp 3. It is also a bit lighter. I just bought a Helport Lofoten 3 for my son, which unlike the Fjellheimen 3 is not really a thr...
by Jezrant
14 Aug 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16522

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I don't know anyone who has used disc brakes for any length of time who hasn't worn pads out frighteningly quickly and/or run out of pads unexpectedly (using a self-adjusting system). cheers I haven't worn out pads frighteningly quickly nor run out of pads unexpectedly in the past eight years that ...
by Jezrant
7 Aug 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: R J Quinn road bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: R J Quinn road bike

Just why the bike was discarded is a mystery to me as it has Campag; Shimano; Cinnelli; SR; Zeus 2000 bits on it. A mixed bag of parts I know but it is nice & light & in very good condition. to some folk an old bike is 'just and old bike' regardless of how much it cost originally. Sadly fol...
by Jezrant
4 Aug 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: R J Quinn road bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2740

Re: R J Quinn road bike

Hahaha, after the Majestic thread, I thought this might be a wind-up. Welcome to our friendly forum Mr Broadfoot.
Can you post a photo or two of your old Quinn? The frame and Campagnolo mechs, regardless of model, will be worth something if you want rid of this clutter. :)
by Jezrant
3 Aug 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claud Butler Majestics
Replies: 30
Views: 1371

Re: Claud Butler Majestics

A few months ago someone on Retrobike was trying to sell a similar bike for £150 without much visible success. It may have eventually been sold on evil bay. If you just want rid of them, try listing them with a quick sale price on Retrobike, or LFGSS where some hipsters might want them for fixies as...
by Jezrant
2 Aug 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claud Butler Majestics
Replies: 30
Views: 1371

Re: Claud Butler Majestics

You might get an offer or two if you post pix, but they're sadly not worth very much. Perhaps someone in your family might be interested in them for their sentimental value? Whatever you do, don't make the expensive mistake of doing them up with modern components or trying to restore them with perio...
by Jezrant
30 Jun 2018, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anatomy of a failed hydro caliper
Replies: 63
Views: 2748

Re: Anatomy of a failed hydro caliper

One thing that would be useful to know is which are the most reliable hydro brakes. I would have assumed the real reason DOT brakes are "far less commonly seen" is simply because Shimano dominates that market? I've heard it said by a couple of LBS bike mechanics that Sram and Hope hydros ...
by Jezrant
30 Jun 2018, 6:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anatomy of a failed hydro caliper
Replies: 63
Views: 2748

Re: Anatomy of a failed hydro caliper

One thing that would be useful to know is which are the most reliable hydro brakes. I would have assumed the real reason DOT brakes are "far less commonly seen" is simply because Shimano dominates that market? I've heard it said by a couple of LBS bike mechanics that Sram and Hope hydros a...