togglechaintour bikes

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steve browne
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 2 Oct 2011, 9:55am

Hi Litleman,
I don't actually own a Tilley hat yet but my dad does and has had it for years. I remember being very impressed when he told me that it could pass undamaged through the alimentary canal of an elephant. I anticipate inheriting it from him in due course. He is currently 79 and cycling regularly so I hope I don't end up with it for twenty years. Will you be posting a picture of your hat in action?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Oct 2011, 9:59am

steve browne wrote:I remember being very impressed when he told me that it could pass undamaged through the alimentary canal of an elephant.

:shock: That begs a few questions :shock:

...c'mon then, what's the answers? :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 2 Oct 2011, 10:05am

A google search for "Tilley hat eaten by elephant" will probably provide you with much more than you really want to know!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 2 Oct 2011, 11:04am

Redhayes bridge over the M5 opened recently. It has fancy LED lighting and provides good views of the Exe estuary and motorway traffic. It is for cyclists and pedestrians only. I like the way the lean of the railings alters on the bridge approach. Maybe you can all come and enjoy it if there is ever a Togglechain push and ride event in Devon!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 2 Oct 2011, 11:14am

We drive under that bridge on our way to see my parents in Bishopsteignton. I'd certainly be up for a ride somewhere around there and I'd love to see the bridge properly rather than just from the road underneath.

The last time I was riding anywhere near there was last year's Tour Ride before the bridge was there. I did the shorter route from Honiton to Teignmouth. Unfortunately I didn't have any means of transporting my Pashley so did it on my 7-speed derailleur geared Dahon folder. Peak Hill (the one up from Sidmouth) was challenging, but I managed (just) to pedal up it without dismounting.
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Oct 2011, 11:26am

steve browne wrote:Maybe you can all come and enjoy it if there is ever a Togglechain push and ride event in Devon![/attachment]

Well that's down to you, ain't it? :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby PW » 2 Oct 2011, 2:27pm

I have a Tilley - the green one made of cotton duck. :lol: Ok for flat towpaths, brilliant in thunderstorms but I don't wear it on Peak District rides. At 50mph downhill that chin strap would strangle the elephant!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Grumpy Nurse » 4 Oct 2011, 7:38pm

[quote="GrahamNR17
Is it the wheel rim width or diameter that causing the problem, GN?[/quote]

Its the width of the rims, not the diameter.

I've looked around and decided on rigida chrina rims, but they haven't been ordered yet.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 4 Oct 2011, 10:10pm

Grumpy Nurse wrote:I've looked around and decided on rigida chrina rims



fine rims, lace up nicely and suitable for all but heavy of loads and bumpy tracks. what tyres will you fit to them?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Grumpy Nurse » 5 Oct 2011, 6:41pm

Not sure what tyres to use yet. Probably something heavy and puncture resistant.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 5 Oct 2011, 10:37pm

We just came back from a mini-break up to the Peak District, taking in the Monsal Trail which runs for 16 miles or so from Bakewell and through various tunnels to near Wyedale. It's a great ride to do - lovely scenery, only just a bit uphill all the way and just a bit downhill on the way back, and mostly really well paved with no gates or other obstacles to contend with except the occasional dog-walkers and other cyclists. The cycle hire at Hassop Station rented us an electric bike (complete with Shimano hub gears and dyno-hub lighting - useful for the tunnels), but we found their tricycle more useful for stopping and admiring the scenery and more fun to ride. I took along the Pashley of course, and as usual it was eager to get in front of the camera at every opportunity! :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 6 Oct 2011, 5:46pm

[quote="corshamjim"the Peak District, taking in the Monsal Trail which runs for 16 miles or so from Bakewell and through various tunnels to near Wyedale. [/quote]

That looks very much like a TCT or even a Tourette route to me, Jim. So when's it gonna be? :D

Steve

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 6 Oct 2011, 7:11pm

Greybeard wrote:
corshamjim wrote:the Peak District, taking in the Monsal Trail which runs for 16 miles or so from Bakewell and through various tunnels to near Wyedale.


That looks very much like a TCT or even a Tourette route to me, Jim. So when's it gonna be? :D

Steve

Superb, thanks for volunteerin' 'im, Steve.

TCT4 - *tick*

TCT5, anyone?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 6 Oct 2011, 8:47pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Superb, thanks for volunteerin' 'im, Steve.

TCT4 - *tick*

TCT5, anyone?


Pleasure - it's a TCT the rain can't spoil :lol:
Steve ( what has a shiny, brass carbide miner's lamp all ready to go :oops: )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 6 Oct 2011, 8:51pm

Greybeard wrote:
GrahamNR17 wrote:Superb, thanks for volunteerin' 'im, Steve.

TCT4 - *tick*

TCT5, anyone?


Pleasure - it's a TCT the rain can't spoil :lol:
Steve ( what has a shiny, brass carbide miner's lamp all ready to go :oops: )

if this was on the TCT forum, I could call you a [inappropriate word removed] :lol: