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by daddig
28 Jun 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nimrod Dow Crag Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: Nimrod Dow Crag Rack

Thanks again Hamster , went and bought it. It's now on my bike ready for my next tour. Seems solid and well made .
by daddig
24 Jun 2014, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nimrod Dow Crag Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: Nimrod Dow Crag Rack

Thanks Hamster , what weight did you carry on it ?
by daddig
24 Jun 2014, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nimrod Dow Crag Rack
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Nimrod Dow Crag Rack

Looking for a rear rack, has anyone used/ experience of the Nimrod Dow Crag rack from Spa ?
by daddig
22 Jun 2014, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Re: Wheel Wobble

From what I understand the frame was built in house by Holdsworth in 1970 . The bike rides beautifully unladen , even with a saddlebag ( Nelson Longflap ) loaded for Warmshowers / Hostel touring eg 10kg. The low rider was a tubus one with hoop brace. This only made it worse ! Panniers were evenly ba...
by daddig
21 Jun 2014, 11:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Re: Wheel Wobble

Bike is light, some not all of shimmy disappeared when panniers were placed on rear pannier frame ( which had to bought in France and seems solid)
by daddig
21 Jun 2014, 11:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Re: Wheel Wobble

Wobble/shimmy Similar to the u tube film but no where near as severe, I can dampen it down by stretching forward to put more weight on front wheel and or push knee into top tube.
by daddig
21 Jun 2014, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Re: Wheel Wobble

The front forks don't have bosses for a rack' rather the rear down stays, not sure of weight of bike and frame, they are 531 double butted tubes and fork no matches frame number so I'm guessing they are 531 too.
by daddig
21 Jun 2014, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 2474

Wheel Wobble

Advice Needed I have refurbished a 1970 Holdsworth bike, which has drilling for a pannier frame, so designed for touring presumably . However in order to spread the load I have fitted low riders to the forks. When in use however I experience wheel wobble/shimmy ! My touring load never exceeds 20 kg ...
by daddig
3 Jan 2014, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 67800

Re: New Zealand

Rualexander thank you for the photo's they have made want to go now! However what wheel/tyre combo did you use. :?.
by daddig
27 Dec 2013, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 67800

Re: New Zealand

We are thinking October to December.
by daddig
26 Dec 2013, 6:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 67800

New Zealand

Is Three months long enough to tour New Zealand ? What would be your best visit areas?
by daddig
9 Dec 2013, 4:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wildcamp cycle tour of the Lake District?
Replies: 7
Views: 25485

Re: Wildcamp cycle tour of the Lake District?

Aim to stay high eg Hardknot, Wrynose for example. No one will bother as long as you are out of sight, late in early out and of course leave no trace.
by daddig
2 Nov 2013, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Security while abroad
Replies: 35
Views: 4862

Re: Bike Security while abroad

Just go and enjoy the experience, risk yes there is . However that risk is there no matter where you are . Take precautions yes of course , you presumably do that in the UK. Enjoy your journey !
by daddig
28 Oct 2013, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers and Weight
Replies: 33
Views: 5323

Re: Panniers and Weight

Another option look at how Mike Hall carried his kit to go round the world. I know he was covering 200 + mls a day, but the same principle applies. Carry as little as you are comfortable with, lighter equals less strain on you and your bike. As for the bike anything that's rideable will get you as f...
by daddig
28 Oct 2013, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could I ride around the world
Replies: 38
Views: 5061

Re: Could I ride around the world

In a similar vein, I cycled through France, Spain and Italy using HelpX and Warmshowers/Couchsurf for five years. Boosting my income with grape/olive picking, though I had a works pension to fall back on. The journey cost about 4k in total.
I am seriously considering doing it all again from 2014!!