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by Ant...
2 Jul 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Chain woes.

90 gears, nothing, i'm on pinion box and rolhoff hub 18x14=252!
by Ant...
28 Jan 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum speed on a Road Bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2687

Re: Maximum speed on a Road Bike

My best on a fully loaded tourer is 78kph down a big hill in Kyrgistan, on a road bike 98kph as I tried to get over the 90kph speed limit, it was in Franch and had one of those warning signs that showed your speed, a great piece of road that was downhill, lovely smooth surface, and wid open so you c...
by Ant...
25 Jan 2019, 10:59am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: https://www.freedomcampingclub.org/
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: https://www.freedomcampingclub.org/

If you must .. camper vans... do not hire in Australia from 'Wicked Campers'!

I've used them a few times, all good for me. I even got a discount for turning up naked, Pretty cool I thought.
by Ant...
24 Jan 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diamond Gauge
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Diamond Gauge

Its an Iwanson gauge, a dental tool, but is great for measuring rims.
by Ant...
16 Jan 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...
Replies: 30
Views: 4536

Re: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...

The one on gumtree would ride better with the forks the right way round!
by Ant...
10 Jan 2019, 9:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny silver rear touring hub
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: Shiny silver rear touring hub

Have a look at Velo Orange hub, it has the advantage of being able to replace drive side spokes without having to carry chain whip etc. Plus its very shiny! and comes in 36 hole.
by Ant...
3 Jan 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: roughening rear wheel dropouts
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: roughening rear wheel dropouts

I had the same problem on my Argos, I tried every thing and in the end got a Surly tugnut, it worked a treat and I've not had a problem with it since fitting.
by Ant...
2 Jan 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6428

Re: I am not a vegan

Please explain why it is condecending when i happily meet there needs but they will not return the gesture?
by Ant...
2 Jan 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6428

Re: I am not a vegan

Why is it when I feed veggies or vegans at my house I'm expected to not feed them meat etc. But when they feed me they always expect me to eat their non meat stuff.
by Ant...
18 Dec 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has Anyone (Actually) Seen a Ryde Sputnik Rim
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Has Anyone (Actually) Seen a Ryde Sputnik Rim

I've got a pair of 26'', 36 hole SSC wheels, had them about 2 1/2 years, very strong things, well pleased with them.
by Ant...
7 Dec 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touring bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: Fuji touring bikes and Oxford touting bikes

I have an Oxford, I just bought an expedition frame from Richard a couple of years ago and he could not have been more helpful, easy to talk to on the phone and when I went to pick it up I must have been there a couple of hours sorting all things out. A real gent to deal with, I'd recommend him to a...
by Ant...
16 Nov 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2782

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Flite titanium!
Put a B17 Ti. on my tourer did a thousand miles on it and it ripped me to shreds, two massive hole in my undercarrage not a lot of fun!!
by Ant...
6 Nov 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: visa more than 30 days for China
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: visa more than 30 days for China

Have a look at https://www.crazyguyonabike.com Loads of blogs on there for China.
by Ant...
15 Aug 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1712

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Dave Hunt at DCR wheels, I've had three different sets off him, very good wheels. Have a chat with him and he'll tell you whats right for whatever you want them for. 01273 477 722 dcrwheels.co.uk
by Ant...
1 Aug 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack

I returned from Tajikistan 4 weeks ago it is an amazing place, the people were dead friendly and very hospitable, would I be put off by this sort of thing, No way, just as I will still visit Nice, London, Paris and all the other places where things happen. The most dangerous thing most of us do each...