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by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

I thought that 'Seven Brooks For Seven Bicycles' would make a good title for a musical. One of the songs has already been written...'Bless Your Beautiful Hide'! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OEKs7hAEk From Seven Brides For Seven Brothers naturally. I think we've got a hit. 'Seven Brooks for Sev...
by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7481

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

My first long distant bike tour was in New England in 1968. It was run by the YHA when they used to do that sort of thing. Our leader from NYC had a Peugeot PX10 with sew-ups. Fifty years later, I'd quite like to cycle around Norfolk, a place I've never been to before but sounds interesting from the...
by Jezrant
17 Aug 2018, 12:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Annecy touring
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Annecy touring

As a place to go cycling with the family and not do cols, Annecy is a rather strange choice. It is surrounded by them. After the ride around the lake, the most scenic cycling near Annecy goes over cols. Many of the roads also aren't brilliant for family cycling. Another idea for a day out around Ann...
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

reohn2 wrote:
Jezrant wrote:You're right. Why do you have 7 of them? And why do the ladies saddles end with an "S"?

S is for Short as they're shorter than mens


Thanks R2. Why does Del have 7 Brooks saddles?
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks B17 Standard width?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Brooks B17 Standard width?

You're right. Why do you have 7 of them? And why do the ladies saddles end with an "S"?
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 5426

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

And this year's Lofoten Pro Camp has more internal space because the two main poles are now of equal length. It is very comparable to our Hileberg Nammtj 3gt, but with slightly more space/length in the inner tent, and a bit less in the vestibule. For more space, there is also the Helsport Spitsberg...
by Jezrant
16 Aug 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 112
Views: 5426

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

When the kids have moved away to Australia, you will miss them. Sorry, about the thread wander. :oops:
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: 5426

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: 5426

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: 5426

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: 5426

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: 17176

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: 17176

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: 17176

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: 5426

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...