togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 23 Sep 2011, 9:54pm

Greybeard wrote:
MikewsMITH2 wrote:Lord help you if you go out for a pee in the middle of the night :oops:


The good Lord has already helped in that regard - he kindly gave someone the idea of the Thermos flask - wide-mouthed of course :oops:
Anyone for a cuppa? :wink:

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Err no but I think this is a better arrangement http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0659768069
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Sep 2011, 3:11pm

littleman wrote:Image

Superb! It looks really fabulous :D

I went for the same look (great minds, etc). I may well get a zip roll for the bars too. It looks too useful not to :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 24 Sep 2011, 3:12pm

I've no fettlin' t' be doin' :|

So I've been tartin' instead. 'ow 'bout this f'r a chain then, eh?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 24 Sep 2011, 5:35pm

'Pimp My Ride' - the new name for TCT. :D
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Sep 2011, 9:52pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Come on now a VW Transporter isnt that much more comfortable than a tent :o


you're kidding, right? :shock:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 25 Sep 2011, 9:53pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:So I've been tartin' instead.


very nice :mrgreen:


did you do your stove whilst you had the metal polish out? :P

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 26 Sep 2011, 6:54pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
MikewsMITH2 wrote:Come on now a VW Transporter isnt that much more comfortable than a tent :o


you're kidding, right? :shock:


When I was a kid we had a Bedford CF Dormobile. It was usually a lot colder sleeping in the Dormobile than in a tent, so mostly we preferred to take a tent and sleep in that.
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby AMC » 27 Sep 2011, 2:06pm

Newark sounds good to me too, & at this stage we can probably easily book a weekend in Sept. Just not sure if I can wait that long - I was already looking forward to June :wink: But we're pretty flexible so Sept should be fine.

Edit: Having just said all that, we probably couldn't do the middle weekend of Sept (the one nearest to the 13th as it's Matt's birthday & he usually has nefarious plans involving mountain biking & beer :? )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 27 Sep 2011, 5:16pm

AMC wrote:nefarious plans involving mountain biking & beer :? )


Beer we could do. Not sure about mountain biking in Newark though :?
We look forward to seeing you.
Steve :wink:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Sep 2011, 5:20pm

So exactly what is the date of TCT3? Referring to school term times means nowt to me :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 27 Sep 2011, 5:20pm

GrahamNR17 wrote: 'ow 'bout this f'r a chain then, eh?


That's looking pretty (actually, very :mrgreen: ) smart, Graham. What sort is it?
How about extending the weight saving theme by drilling the cranks too then? :wink:

Steve (wot needs his spoon drilling more than his chain to lose weight :oops: )

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Grumpy Nurse » 27 Sep 2011, 8:47pm

Need some rim advice, please. I built myself some lovely wheels using sa drum + 5 spd hubs and 26 westwood rims. Unfortuanately I can only just fit the rear wheel in the frame with an almighty struggle involving swearing and seperating the forks. The rims are just too wide. While its just about usable, the thought of doing the same thing with a rear wheel puncture does not appeal. As I just know it will be raining, half way up a desolate Lancashire hill and 20 miles from a warm fire.

So recomendations for durable, strong and narrow rims are needed. Weight is not a big issue for some one with a beer belly like mine.

Its not a dead loss as I reckon its going to give me more wheel building practice and the excuse to build another bike. I've got to do something with the left over rims and spokes, you see!

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby littleman » 2 Oct 2011, 9:36am

I read the board everyday, and as it was this thread that I arrived upon I tend to think of this as "Home"! All the other area's are definitely F.A.B. and I've learnt some great stuff. But I don't do Time trials or massive tours or 100 miles at a time - and in truth I find the polemics a little tiresome.
I don't intend to leave my bike in the garage for six months and bring it out next year all shiny and new - and I didn't mean to just open my wallet to buy my fashion accessory Carradice bags.

But, I did totally lose the plot and replaced my old "bucket" hat with a Tilley ............................... YES a Tilley!! a T5 to be exact. And I wanted to announce the fact and see if anyone else uses one and how they get on with it.
Mine was bought on the thin justification that I needed something a bit more robust and long lived than my old soft cotton bucket - I struggle at the best of times with strong sunlight and especially at this time of year - I'm still thrashing up and down the tow paths and finding that I'm now doing at least twice the distance that I was at my first outing [14 miles out and back - most days].
But I have had a couple of close calls with the edge of the cut when the poor surface, my inexperience, and the blinding sun have conspired to nearly put me in! Oh, and I've hit a bridge!! I know I know! - I was going under and trying to go slowly and peer around to see if there was anyone the other side - lost my balance a bit and whilst wobbling toward the cut took emergency avoidance and over compensated the other way - ducked my head to save whacking it on the bridge arch and made full contact with my shoulder. At this point fully realising I wasn't going as slowly as I thought and that being that much older now; - that bridges bliddy well hurt if you hit 'em! ................. Luckily there wasn't anyone the other side to witness this silly old bugger ricocheting out of the bridge hole yelping with arms legs and pedals in all directions......................

.......................................................................Did I mention I've got me a Tilley?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Oct 2011, 9:48am

No, I don't personally have any experience of a Tilley T5. You see, I'm just not old enough :shock: for a beige cowboy hat with a chin strap :shock: and wouldn't be seen with one :shock:

.....he lied :oops:

You have learned one of the most important lessons about bridges that it's possible to learn: they don't move when you hit 'em :lol:

Really pleased to hear of the mileages and enjoyment you're getting from your bike 8) You seem to enjoy the kind of cycling I do - pedalling for the sheer thrill of it :D

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 2 Oct 2011, 9:50am

Grumpy Nurse wrote:Need some rim advice, please. I built myself some lovely wheels using sa drum + 5 spd hubs and 26 westwood rims. Unfortuanately I can only just fit the rear wheel in the frame with an almighty struggle involving swearing and seperating the forks. The rims are just too wide. While its just about usable, the thought of doing the same thing with a rear wheel puncture does not appeal. As I just know it will be raining, half way up a desolate Lancashire hill and 20 miles from a warm fire.

So recomendations for durable, strong and narrow rims are needed. Weight is not a big issue for some one with a beer belly like mine.

Its not a dead loss as I reckon its going to give me more wheel building practice and the excuse to build another bike. I've got to do something with the left over rims and spokes, you see!

Is it the wheel rim width or diameter that causing the problem, GN?