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by skyhawk
28 Jul 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

I was given a Berghaus GR20 Storm Waterproof Jacket as a present https://www.berghaus.com/mens-gr20-storm-waterproof-jacket%C2%A0/422149.html?cgid=mens-extrem-jackets&dwvar_422149_size=XS&dwvar_422149_color=BI4#cgid=mens-extrem-jackets&start=5 https://www.berghaus.com/dw/image/v2/AARQ_P...
by skyhawk
27 Jul 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £10 for a spacer ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: £10 for a spacer ???




Its funny how you can spend AGES looking and googling and not find it, thanks for the link, not bad £6 inc postage, just £5.98 more than mine :) :) :)
by skyhawk
27 Jul 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

Found them

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/speg-a ... et-1-p.asp


Believe me you need to try it DON'T get put off by the low price my three have lasted 10 years

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/speg-a ... et-1-p.asp
by skyhawk
27 Jul 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

I’ve decided I like the idea of a rain cape/packaway jacket for occasional use, ideally one that folds up into itself. Any recommendations? Would prefer to avoid spending the earth… I have three of these, http://www.spegapparel.com/jacket.html LOVE them, 1. The sleeves zip on/off 2. It packs into i...
by skyhawk
27 Jul 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £10 for a spacer ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: £10 for a spacer ???

Just done, but nuts

Just thought about it, less than 1p for 5

Just in case anyone else needs them save money doing this

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by skyhawk
27 Jul 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £10 for a spacer ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

£10 for a spacer ???

I have just looked up chainring spacers, need 4/5mm ones and they are £1+ each.

OK I can get a pack of 10 for £10 plus postage but that is dumb for what is a washer
by skyhawk
26 Jul 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders
Replies: 60
Views: 7147

Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

3.5 Kg of water :shock: I’d never dream of carrying that much. Earlier this year I was filling my bike bottle and flask before finding somewhere to pitch. Got me overnight and a hot flask for a second coffee mid morning. No cemeteries, no farms, no garages, no houses, etc on your route? Please avoi...
by skyhawk
24 Jul 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11668

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Obviously the best thing to do is to buy a car and then you just have to walk down the driveway and lock yourself in a metal box from one end of the journey to another. There you are OP, that is the answer, give up the bike because if you don't you will be attacked by youth's - that has to be the a...
by skyhawk
24 Jul 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11668

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Please, please just chat with them. Start with something they can show off doing to help them establish some level of much needed self esteem. My favourites are "Can you pop a wheelie" they usually can. Then complement them "blimey I wish I could do that" then ask them how long ...
by skyhawk
24 Jul 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 136
Views: 12924

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

Too many posts to read here but why do people believe that cyclists are perfect, I have as we have all seen them running red lights, jumping pavements to avoid lights, cycling on pavements SOD the pedestrians, running down the inside blind spots on lorries/busses Come on Has anyone actually claimed...
by skyhawk
21 Jul 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 86
Views: 10399

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Dog owners amaze me, not all but most, it is also illegal to have an untethered dog in the car, especially lose on the front seat
by skyhawk
20 Jul 2019, 10:01am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Public Liability Insurance?
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Public Liability Insurance?

Wearing one of my work hats, I have been roped into organising a work-related bike ride in Sep - for various reasons (mainly that we’ve not done this before…) the numbers are relatively small (about 12 people) and it’s not open access (all the other participants are work colleagues). I’m told we’ll...
by skyhawk
19 Jul 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Public Liability Insurance?
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Public Liability Insurance?

Wearing one of my work hats, I have been roped into organising a work-related bike ride in Sep - for various reasons (mainly that we’ve not done this before…) the numbers are relatively small (about 12 people) and it’s not open access (all the other participants are work colleagues). I’m told we’ll...
by skyhawk
15 Jul 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you think of this multi-tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 786

Re: What do you think of this multi-tool?

Isn't it just better to learn what you need and collect the right set for you rathen than what someone else says you may need.
by skyhawk
15 Jul 2019, 5:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First bike thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: First bike thoughts?

Well as a single father all three of my sons learned the same way as I did, on a bike with stabilizers, in fact Dawes bikes, then they were removed, to me these new idea balance bikes are pointless, you may learn balance but that doesn't teach the co-ordination of steering/balance/pedals and gears