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by tatanab
25 Apr 2009, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CTC plastic cycle bags
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: CTC plastic cycle bags

See bike bag here - http://www.bikeadventures.co.uk/shop.html it is a heavier duty version.
by tatanab
1 Apr 2009, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do handlebars & stems break?
Replies: 69
Views: 6429

Re: Do handlebars & stems break?

I too am using bars and stems of great vintage. I have seen bars break, and nearly broken a pair of mine through extreme corrosion (neglect). Stem - I've never had one break, or seen one, but there are plenty of horror stories on the internet about particular stems. Right now Salsa have a product re...
by tatanab
15 Mar 2009, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tourimg northern spain
Replies: 19
Views: 1842

Re: tourimg northern spain

cherryfitzs wrote: plenty of camp sites!

This year I wll be heading into France from Bilbao. Looking at maps and the internet it seems there are plenty of campsites if you followt he Spanish coast; inland there seem to be very few. Anybody know any different? Once in France there is no problem at all.
by tatanab
3 Mar 2009, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tent
Replies: 91
Views: 20006

Re: Touring tent

Hilleberg have brought out a new tent called the Soulo. It's a one man tent that looks a bit like a Terra Nova Solar 1. It has a 3 pole system which makes it free-standing and very stable in wind. It's a wee bit heavy at 2.1kg but the quality is almost certainly superb. Has anyone out there got one...
by tatanab
3 Mar 2009, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: overburys touring bikes
Replies: 30
Views: 4358

Re: overburys touring bikes

cols3064 wrote:did they build there own frames

Yes.
The shop isand was in St Pauls, but the frame building workshop was elsewhere in Bristol, I don't recall where. The venture was set up in teh early 80s by the son of the owners of the shop. I imagine eveything was a custom build.
by tatanab
13 Feb 2009, 7:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a Bike Case/Box
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Depending on the airport's baggage handling you sometimes (seldom in my experience) hand it over at check in. More commonly they say "we'll get somebody to take it away", just as they do if you put the bike in a poly bag; in which case I hover in the background until that happens. Somtimes...
by tatanab
11 Feb 2009, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rear light positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

A saddlebag should be supported or it will become a sagglebag as described by Ratatouille. So, keep your rear carrier to provide some support for underneath the bag and then you still have a mounting place for the light. If your frame is large, or your saddle high, so the bag will not be supported b...
by tatanab
6 Jan 2009, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyres??
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

What weight are you carrying on 20 and 25mm tyres? (All in weight ,you and the panniers). I assume you're on 32-36 spoke wheels? On my usual touring machine I use Continental 4 Seasons 25mm. If I anticipate worse road surfaces or more than a little off road I use a different machine which usually h...
by tatanab
27 Dec 2008, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing a Campag Racing-T front derailleur
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Firstly, take the front mech apart and clean all the pivot points. If that does not work the you can replace it with any front mech from any manufacturer. Indexing is not an issue with Campag of the vintage you have because the front ergo is a ratchet only not indexed. I think that stripping and cle...
by tatanab
23 Dec 2008, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hit by a car on one way street
Replies: 330
Views: 13675

a cyclist from Europe, as all one-way systems are open in Europe, All? Not my experience but I could be wrong along with inadequate signage for cyclists on the entrance to the one-way system. Do you really expect a separate sign for cyclists other than the no entry sign? Why? sounds good to me Not ...
by tatanab
16 Dec 2008, 6:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lousy cyclists
Replies: 62
Views: 5898

When people complain to me about cyclists riding 3 or 4 abreast I draw them a simple picture of a 2 up bunch riding correctly where the second pair does not follow the first pair exactly, but in a very small echelon - for reasons of safety and vision. This then illustrates nicely that contarary to w...
by tatanab
10 Dec 2008, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hit by a car on one way street
Replies: 330
Views: 13675

To me there is almost no argument. You are in the wrong. You were not obeying the law or the highway code and I'm surprised the driver is not chasing you for damage to his car. Many years ago I was cycling the correct way in a quiet and twisting one way system. Fortunately I saw the car coming aroun...
by tatanab
6 Dec 2008, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Contacting Bike24 germany
Replies: 5
Views: 497

At the top of their homepage is a Contact button which enables you to leave a web message. It also gives an email address of info at bike24.net and phone numbers etc. I'd leave them an email, not forgetting to quote your order number.

I take it you've ordered a light. :D
by tatanab
3 Dec 2008, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top Tube Repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Spring the top tube, fit a sleeve over the cut and braze it in place. Assuming the cut is not too close to the end of the tube.
by tatanab
3 Dec 2008, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable ends
Replies: 19
Views: 1571

These days I use ferrules. Before they appeared I used to use a 1/2 inch length of heatshrink sleeving. Keeps things neat and stops end fraying, but easy to remove.