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Re: Whats your love story with your bike?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 2:40pm
I am a dirty rotten lothario.

I currently have 7 machines -some abused! I have tried to add up all the frames I've had in 45 years of club riding. I easily remembered 35 and I am sure there must be another 5 or so that have slipped my mind.

Re: Cycle Touring Festival Clitheroe

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 2:26pm
I'm guessing that the actual event stuff will be on 2nd & 3rd but you can arrive on Friday 1st.

I wonder if you could also stay over til the 4th too, as that is a Bank Holiday.

Rick.

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:58pm
I have a Vaude Discover Box which is ruddiorrible: no compartments other than a sort-of velcroed-in soft cloth purse that's useless because it sags every time you try to shove something in, a soft floppy top, and press-studs that gall my knuckles when I have my hands in the middle of the bars where I like them for cruising. Even worse with the map-case clipped on. Only good things about it: Klick-fix mount (gee, how original) and waterproofidity. I tried to give this away to a chum and he gave it back after a week, with a shudder.

So I still use my 2007 Topeak Tourguide which has lots of pockets. It's not waterproof but my phone & camera are and the rest is in plastic. Lovely piece of kit.

Re: Whats your love story with your bike?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:51pm
Same , ( stands up and solemly states) My name is Steven and I'm a bike-a-holic

Me too and I'm not even a bloke!

My other half can't understand how I can immediately recognise someone's bike but can't always recognise them if they are not on their bike!

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:51pm
bikes4two wrote:Some neat ideas there but what stops the rack carrier brackets from swiveling around the QR axle?
You attach the front of the rack to the frame by some manner - P clips, seatpost clamp with rack mounts (example), adapter to brakes, etc. - much the same as a normal rack. The front mounts of a rack are not, generally, load bearing to a significant extent.

Rick.

Re: Whats your love story with your bike?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:25pm
hondated wrote:shane wrote:hondated wrote: I cannot help but stop at look at any bikes that may be there. It drives my wife mad.

Aah yes, that thing when someone cycles past, you say " Nice rack" evil look from the missus and you try to explain what is so nice about a Tubus titanium rack
shane great to know there is someone else like me out there. Ted

Same , ( stands up and solemly states) My name is Steven and I'm a bike-a-holic

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:16pm
bikes4two wrote:foxyrider wrote:
.............and what's with the locking feature - the thing goes everywhere I do!

I don't need it to lock,

Maybe I should put you in touch with our club member who had their handlebar bag ripped off by the pillion passenger on a motor cycle - but that was in India! .

What sort of bag was it that could get ripped off? I find the Klickfix really needs two hands and there's a bit of a knack to getting it off quickly even stood right next to it, the times I've had to reach over because of where it's been parked it's been pretty awkward.

Re: Cycle Touring Festival Clitheroe

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 12:44pm
Mm

If they can't decide when the first one is there may not be a second.

Yes Clitheroe is nice.

I have certain connections with it.

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 12:41pm
foxyrider wrote:you need an Ambrosio seat clamp http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/ambrosio ... 58949.html and the Tubus mount system http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/tubus-di ... 40585.html then you can fit any rack to the CF bike without loss of carrying capacity. Works on anything that doesn't have mounting points.

Some neat ideas there but what stops the rack carrier brackets from swiveling around the QR axle?

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 12:26pm
Graham wrote:robing wrote:I've just got the Carradice Super C handlebar bag for this year's touring. Carradice has a lifetime guarantee and this bag is unique I believe in having a light attachment so you can put your lights on the front of it as they can't go on the bar.
http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?pa ... duct_id=18
I have the Carradry version with the underslung bar.

* The bike lights wobbled around like crazy.



I've got the same under-bag light mounting arrangement on an Altura handlebar bag - the light also wobbles like crazy to a level I deem unusable.

Re: Pumping up 29er 2.4inch tyres

CTC Forum - MTB - 10 January 2015 - 12:21pm
+1 for the Topeak pumps

I use the road morph with gauge (gauge isn't that easy to decipher but it's adequate).



http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/tope ... lsrc=aw.ds

Re: Pumping up 29er 2.4inch tyres

CTC Forum - MTB - 10 January 2015 - 11:54am
Topeak have a choice of high pressure, low volume road Morph pumps or lower pressure, high volume Morph Mountain pumps.
The latter would do the job quite nicely.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/tope ... p-prod2908

Pumping up 29er 2.4inch tyres

CTC Forum - MTB - 10 January 2015 - 11:49am
I'm wondering what to do,whether to buy Co2's for pumping up from flat in case of punctures then top up with an ordinary hand pump,or look for a high volume low pressure pump,what do others use.
Any ideas?

Re: Yak attack

CTC Forum - MTB - 10 January 2015 - 11:44am
Yes we watched it,it's no wonder he found it hard he's a big lad.The Nepalese and Japanese chap looked like dwarfs beside him.
He's one tuff cookie though.

Re: Cycle Touring Festival Clitheroe

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 11:17am
Sweep, I believe this is the inaugural event, so wouldn't worry about these anomalies too much. Worth checking out and an excuse to ride to Clitheroe if nothing else!
Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 10:29am
Psamathe wrote:
My "local council" problem is that my rides variously cover 3 different authorities and appart from the fact that I'm unsure of the exact boundaries, none of them provide a app for reporting.

Ian

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/

Re: LLC and Wales Questions

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 10:17am
mcallaghan wrote:Fingers crossed indeed.

Having trouble deciphering where this Peninne Trail is? Its not clear to me on the OSM map. Nothing quite near the airport that doesn't do a circular loop.

The hard part will be getting back to Manchest from Cardiff/Chepstow.

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From Manchester airport, aim for Altrincham/Oldfield Brow. Google maps tells me it's about 7 miles.
See the pic. The trans Pennine trail is the dark green line that extends to the left through Dunham Massey. This is the old disused Altrincham-Lymm railway route. From Lymm it takes you towards Warrington and then through the outskirts of Runcorn.
From Runcorn, I then went via Frodsham to my parents in Ellesmere Port.
However, if aiming for North Wales, I'd recommend heading for Chester, as there is a nice sustrans route that you can take up that takes you towards Deeside.

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 10:03am
you need an Ambrosio seat clamp http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/ambrosio ... 58949.html and the Tubus mount system http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/tubus-di ... 40585.html then you can fit any rack to the CF bike without loss of carrying capacity. Works on anything that doesn't have mounting points.

Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 9:32am
Warning ! - This topic will be binned in the near future.

I was a bit dubious about approving it in the first place - suspecting a bit of cunning marketing.

Having looked into this a bit more I think that this topic needs to be removed and the user deactivated.

Sorry folks.

Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 9:26am
1m lumens
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