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Rohloff Internal Hub Gears / Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Last post by ledburner on January 18, 2018, 12:31:20 AM »
 How about putting a velcro strap on the side you walk on, crank to chain-stay or where-ever puts  the offending pedal ou of the way
Said strap , also can hold on the front brake or   front wheel to down tube to stop the bike falling over.......
Lot of uses......
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Luggage / Re: Carradice vs Ortlieb for new Nomad
« Last post by Repeat on January 17, 2018, 10:29:58 PM »
Wow - that seems a lot On a Brompton - how does it handle with that load?
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Luggage / Re: Carradice vs Ortlieb for new Nomad
« Last post by martinf on January 17, 2018, 09:20:15 PM »
If you're a more able cyclist carrying a partners kit is a great idea, it makes it more likely you'll travel as far/fast for the same relative effort.
I've done it a few times, with someone who'd only ridden more than twenty miles a couple of times, used a trailer and it worked well.

I carry most of our luggage on cycling trips or holidays involving cycling with my wife. It evens up our capabilities a bit.

Works well with my Raven Tour - front and rear Ortleib panniers with 72 litres capacity, plus a 30 litre rugged stuffsack on the rear rack top if mainly cycling, or a 48 litre rucksack if doing some walking as well. Wife has a pair of medium size panniers (about 35 litre capacity) on her 26" wheel bike. That is plenty of luggage space for a week of self-catering (but not camping). If I ever need to carry more, I can fit a second pair of rear panniers on the front instead of the smaller front panniers, and the rear rack will cope with the stuffsack and the rucksack if necessary.

A bit more difficult for trips with our Brompton folders, so I have to be more severe about restricting the amount of stuff packed. I have a large front bag with about 35 litres capacity, plus the 48 litre rucksack on the Brompton's rear rack, stabilised by strapping the top of the rucksack to the saddle rails. Wife has a lightly-loaded, slightly smaller front bag with about 30 litres capacity on her Brompton. With the two Bromptons folded and bagged, that means 5 items of luggage to load into the train or boat for multi-mode trips.

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Rohloff Internal Hub Gears / Re: Pedals turning when pushing
« Last post by Danneaux on January 17, 2018, 08:26:14 PM »
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It's Rohloff's way of telling us that we have not been riding enough.  I think once one puts on appropriate mileage, such as John and a few lucky others have been privileged to do, it shall stop rotating - except in reverse.
Mine still rotate with gusto. I think it is because I ride so much in direct drive -- Gear 11 -- so the sprocket doesn't rotate in relation to the hub as it would in other gears. Also, I pretty much always pedaling when underway, so there is very little coasting.

I figure my pedals (cranks) will be turning for some time longer in such use. Maybe no bad thing.

All the best,

Dan.
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Rohloff Internal Hub Gears / Re: changing sprocket,uses for the old one?
« Last post by Danneaux on January 17, 2018, 08:22:57 PM »
None available from me at the moment, Ledburner, but I'm surely interested in your plans for same.

Best,

Dan. (...who saw your call on the "Wanted" board and is by now burning with curiosity)
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Muppets Threads! (And Anything Else) / Re: Happy New Year
« Last post by Danneaux on January 17, 2018, 08:21:05 PM »
[Regarding threads on bike naming...]
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There was one, quite a while ago.
Several, Actually. The two with the most entries are here:

Does Your Bike Have A Name?
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=143.0
...and...
What Shall I Name Her?
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12243.0

Best,

Dan.
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Luggage / Re: Carradice vs Ortlieb for new Nomad
« Last post by jags on January 17, 2018, 06:07:09 PM »
Carradice as cool bags right enough go for it. 8)

anto.
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Luggage / Re: Carradice vs Ortlieb for new Nomad
« Last post by Repeat on January 17, 2018, 05:17:57 PM »
Pavel - I think you need to try harder. Or maybe engineer a scenario where there is no other option.

We seem to be getting off the point of the original question..... so to put the cat among the pigeons, having considered all the advice, and particularly Pavels I thnk I am 80% decided on Carradice super C. From what I have read they are more or less as waterproof as the Ortlieb. Anything like sleeping bag or clothes I needed to be sure of keeping dry I would be storing in dry sacks anyway and the breathaility and repairability is a plus for me. Also I think they look nicer. The idea of keeping a team of people working in Lancashire isnít such a positive as Iím from Yorkshire originally  :D
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Muppets Threads! (And Anything Else) / Re: Happy New Year
« Last post by pavel on January 17, 2018, 03:59:48 PM »
Am i hijacking this thread by chipping in with my bike name?
A second hand Raven, so The Old Bird.

May e someone could/ should start a name your bike thread?



There was one, quite a while ago.  I think it's disappeared to where old threads sit and wait for a second life.  It's great to see peoples creativity.
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Luggage / Re: Carradice vs Ortlieb for new Nomad
« Last post by pavel on January 17, 2018, 03:56:09 PM »
I absolutely think it is a very good way to get someone into the sport and benefits will be had by all. I only wish that I could entice my wife to come along with such an offer.  I'd happily haul whatever for however long.  And the daydreaming sky's the limit.  Just think having to, one day in the future ask her "don't you have enough bikes already?".  "You know N+1 is a terrible thing, dear.  "Yes, dear.  If you really need it - of course!"   :D

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