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by tinribs
22 Aug 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing screw indrop bar end plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Removing screw indrop bar end plugs

Hi there

Need to replace bar tape, but having problems removing these bar end plugs. Have removed screw, but doesn't budge! Do I just need to apply more force or am I missing a trick? Can't find anything about them online! Thanks for any suggestions.
by tinribs
16 Aug 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa cycles Caldar leather saddle
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Spa cycles Caldar leather saddle

Brilliant, thanks very much for all your advice! I've loved my current Brooks but haven't been as fastidious as I should have been with looking after it and it's now a shadow of its former self. So was just think of the spa saddles are probably v similar.
by tinribs
15 Aug 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Thanks for all the advice!
by tinribs
15 Aug 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa cycles Caldar leather saddle
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Spa cycles Caldar leather saddle

Anyone got any experience of these? Thinking of it as an alternative to new brooks saddle.

Thanks
by tinribs
31 Jul 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Synthetic sleeping bag

Anyone got any recommendations for a non-down (she's veggie) 3 season sleeping bag that's packs up relatively small?
by tinribs
28 Jul 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: help fixing brompton sturmly archer hub
Replies: 1
Views: 111

help fixing brompton sturmly archer hub

Bit of a long shot this, but I've got an old P6R Brompton (frame damaged) and was looking for a local mechanic who can fix/put back together sturmly archer hubs. No luck so far, anyone know of a specialist mechanic/hobbyist out there who may be able to help?
by tinribs
28 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on trains in Wales
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Bikes on trains in Wales

Thanks very much for all your help y'all!
by tinribs
18 Jul 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on trains in Wales
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Bikes on trains in Wales

Hi there, looking to take my bike on train from chester to Holyhead beginning of August, transport for Wales saying essential journeys only. Anyone reckon it'll be okay to get on with bike or not?
by tinribs
6 Apr 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain not sitting properly on chainring (brompton)
Replies: 7
Views: 548

chain not sitting properly on chainring (brompton)

Hi there My Brompton hasn't been riding very smoothly lately, when peddling sounds and feels clunky. I had a new bottom bracket fitted only a year ago, but after looking at the bike this morning I'm wondering if it might be the chain and chainring (see pic)? I had it on the bike stand and when turni...
by tinribs
3 Mar 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dublin to wicklow
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Re: dublin to wicklow

Cheers for all the tips!
by tinribs
23 Feb 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dublin to wicklow
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

dublin to wicklow

Anyone cycled from Dublin south along coast to Wicklow town? Any suggestions for routes? Will be doing this route in April.

Thanks
by tinribs
13 Dec 2018, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter bike gloves
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Winter bike gloves

Anyone got any recommendations for winter bike gloves (British winters) around the 20-30 quid mark?

Cheers
by tinribs
15 Jul 2018, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options

Thanks very much for your advice. I've actually got an old Tortec expedition rack. Seems to fit okay at the hub. I've ordered a couple of 350mm stays from SJS. Would anyone know where to get replacement rack screws to attach the rack to the bike at the eyelets on bottom of rack and the stays? I gues...
by tinribs
14 Jul 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options

Hi there

Can anyone suggest any options for a pannier rack for a thorn voyager childback tandem? It'll need longer stays due to shape. Thorn suggested their own rack but wanted to explore cheaper options.

Thanks for any advice.
by tinribs
5 May 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2-3 day tour from Carlisle
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: 2-3 day tour from Carlisle

Thanks so much for all your suggestions and advice, it's looking dry so might even dust the bivvy bag off. Staying just west of Carlisle tonight so still to decide for definite. I'll post an update!