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01-02-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By andrew2

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I found a kind Burley trailer owner who had a look so the answers for future searchers…

The strap goes under the seat at the front.

If you soak the strap and seat in water it will expand enough...
12-26-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By andrew2

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Looking I to the trailer from the front. The two...
12-26-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By andrew2

Installing seat in Burley Solo trailer

After rather a lot of vomit I took the seat out of a Burley Solo trailer (2018) in order to thoroughly clean everything. A few parts needed replacing so there was some delay whilst I waited for them...
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By andrew2

I to advocate hub dynamos. I use one for lighting...

I to advocate hub dynamos. I use one for lighting and powering a GPS.
03-20-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By andrew2

Is there a way to test? I would have thought (but...

Is there a way to test? I would have thought (but am just guessing) that in that case repeated squeezing of the brake lever should compress it again but it doesn't seem to...
03-20-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By andrew2

It is QR but this is starting to rub without the...

It is QR but this is starting to rub without the bike leaving the work stand so no hard braking has occurred :-(
03-19-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,007
Posted By andrew2

Sadly it doesn't take days but hours to start...

Sadly it doesn't take days but hours to start rubbing again so I have started a new thread asking about that :-(

http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1053210-why-do-my-disc-brakes-rub.html
03-19-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By andrew2

Why do my disc brakes rub?

I have a bike with Shimano BR-M447 hydraulic disc brakes. I am having trouble with the brakes dragging so I am trying to understand what is wrong, one step at a time.

I have aligned the pads,...
Forum: Europe
03-19-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,685
Posted By andrew2

A bit late but maybe for the archives... It...

A bit late but maybe for the archives...

It depends what sort of thing you are looking for. For day rides then its quite nice heading out to Müggelsee and the other lakes out there is quite nice....
03-17-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,007
Posted By andrew2

Thanks for everyone's responses (and correction...

Thanks for everyone's responses (and correction of my terminology). I checked the front brake as well (probably should have thought of that earlier) and it had the same piston slightly further out...
03-05-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,007
Posted By andrew2

Should disc brake cylinders be even?

I have a bike with Shimano BR-M447 hydraulic disc brakes. I am having trouble with the brakes dragging so I am trying to understand what is wrong, one step at a time.

Having taken off the rear...
Forum: Europe
06-19-09, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By andrew2

Burley Nomad in Amsterdam?

I'm trying to buy a Burley Nomad trailer but it seems the UK distributor has run into problems so they are very hard to get here (Burley says 2010). I wanted to avoid importing from the US if I can...
Forum: Touring
06-19-09, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By andrew2

Most - but not all - in the UK do. If...

Most - but not all - in the UK do.



If you want a quiet and scenic route (i.e non direct and hilly :-) there is a Sustrans (http://www.sustrans.org.uk/) route from London to Gatwick. Parts of...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 04:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,640
Posted By andrew2

No. My understanding (and I'm not a chemist,...

No. My understanding (and I'm not a chemist, unlike some others on this thread) is that Methylated Spirits (metho) is ethanol (the type of alcohol that is in drinks) that has been "de-natured" by the...
03-30-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By andrew2

Brixton Cycles

It's more south-west than west but I highly recommend Brixton Cycles. Very knowledgeable, very friendly. Only shop I've ever been to where they talked me out of buying a more expensive product,...
06-12-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,496
Posted By andrew2

I have insurance through ETA -...

I have insurance through ETA - http://www.eta.co.uk/ . I haven't used it yet so I don't know how good it is but I do get free road side assistance! :-)

I couldn't get contents insurance as...
Forum: Touring
09-21-06, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By andrew2

I commute by bike and don't get enough holidays...

I commute by bike and don't get enough holidays so it it is usually the next morning.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-06, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,046
Posted By andrew2

I just put my iBook in it's slightly padded...

I just put my iBook in it's slightly padded caryring case and put that in a pannier. Never had any trouble.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By andrew2

I've had my seat and seatpost stolen. It wasn't...

I've had my seat and seatpost stolen. It wasn't attached by quick release - someone stood there with an Alan key and removed it. Now I have it attahced with a cheap cable lock to the frame.
Forum: Touring
06-05-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,626
Posted By andrew2

I tour with a Burley Nomad trailer. It has...

I tour with a Burley Nomad trailer.

It has such a large capacity it makes packing things easier. When I backpacked around Europe (sans bike) I had quite a lot of stuff as I was moving to Europe...
Forum: Touring
05-30-06, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,627
Posted By andrew2

My partner and I use a Salewa Sierra Leone which...

My partner and I use a Salewa Sierra Leone which is a 2 person tent but is quite spacious. It's easy to set up and performs very well in wet and windy conditions. If we collapse our Burley Nomad...
Forum: Touring
05-21-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By andrew2

I should also say that the Nomad at least isn't...

I should also say that the Nomad at least isn't waterproof. We had quite a heavy downpour and it did quite a good job but I'm glad I had a large plastic back as a liner. A light rain probably...
Forum: Touring
05-21-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By andrew2

I've done short tours with a Burley Nomad...

I've done short tours with a Burley Nomad trailer. I found it really nice - didn't really notice it when riding, just had to choose a slightly lower gear for the hills. The advantage of being able to...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By andrew2

I find riding with clipless pedals is much less...

I find riding with clipless pedals is much less effort than without and I use them on tours and weekend rides - I couldn't go back.

I don't use them for commuting however. Since I have got them I...
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By andrew2

I find touring with a trailer (Burley Nomad in my...

I find touring with a trailer (Burley Nomad in my case) easier going than touring with heavy panniers on the back only. With heavy panniers I find the bike harder to control and it just feels...
Forum: Touring
04-24-06, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,530
Posted By andrew2

I have been meaning to take photos (and I will...

I have been meaning to take photos (and I will eventually if someone says they are interested) but I gave my PTT design a try on our recent (short) tour of Normandy.

I used the buttons from...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By andrew2

I have to say it was because public transport...

I have to say it was because public transport sucked. My commute by train and bus would be an hour minimum. On bad days around 2 hours. Trains wouldn't show up or if they did they would be > 15...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-06, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By andrew2

I never saw many bikes around at uni. I would...

I never saw many bikes around at uni. I would only ever ride mine in on weekends as the only route was via an interstate highway (8 lanes, 110kmh limit). Here at work (in summer at least) it's a...
Forum: Touring
04-19-06, 06:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,640
Posted By andrew2

I guess it probably depends on the environment...

I guess it probably depends on the environment (how cold/windy it is) and the "quality" of the fuel. The last time I used to regularly fry eggs on my Trangia was in Finland.

I was using Marinol -...
Forum: Touring
04-18-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,640
Posted By andrew2

That's normal and doesn't seem to have ever done...

That's normal and doesn't seem to have ever done me any harm :)



Do I dare say...simmering? By adjusting the amount of the hole covered you can control the heat. If you want to fry eggs you...
Forum: Touring
04-18-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,116
Posted By andrew2

I'm planning a trip from Turku to Oulu, Finland....

I'm planning a trip from Turku to Oulu, Finland. A second trip from Berlin to Leipzig, Dresden and back to Berlin. If I had more leave I'd be doing more!
Forum: Commuting
04-18-06, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,181
Posted By andrew2

My Trek 7100FX came with a suspension seat post....

My Trek 7100FX came with a suspension seat post. The seat and post was stolen and I replaced it with a rigid pole on advice from the LBS. I chained the new seat to the frame so next time my entire...
Forum: Touring
03-30-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,530
Posted By andrew2

I've finally found a commercial solution that...

I've finally found a commercial solution that will hopefully be more robust than something I have glued together: http://www.intaride.com/ptt_options_bike_to_bike_rider_to_pillion_intercoms.html

A...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By andrew2

I have a soft case for my iBook (forget the brand...

I have a soft case for my iBook (forget the brand now but its just thin foam the exact size of the iBook - no extra pockets of anything - came from the Apple Store). I just put it in my Ortleib...
Forum: Touring
03-22-06, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By andrew2

It depends on your apartment. We used to live in...

It depends on your apartment. We used to live in a single room (+ ensuite) where there just wasn't enough space for a bike and us. Perhaps if we owned the place we could have suspended the bikes from...
Forum: Touring
03-21-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By andrew2

You have to decide where your ideal point between...

You have to decide where your ideal point between risk and return lies - no point having a bike if you don't ride it and enjoy riding it.

You can do a number of things to mitigate the risk - do as...
Forum: Touring
03-20-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By andrew2

This is a common problem with my partners bike....

This is a common problem with my partners bike. The first time she needed something tightening but I just can't remember what it was :-( The LBS did it in 2 minutes.

Since then she's had an...
Forum: Touring
03-20-06, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By andrew2

I live in London and have had a bike stolen - it...

I live in London and have had a bike stolen - it was d-locked to another bike and chained to a drain pipe (one that was very solid). They couldn't get through the d-locks on site but did get through...
Forum: Touring
03-20-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,530
Posted By andrew2

PTT Switch For Radio

I have a set of PMR446 (license free, two-way) radios that I use for talking to my partner when out riding. We have ear pieces with microphones and put the radios in VOX mode so we can use them hands...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By andrew2

I have them on my Trek 7100FX - just got them a...

I have them on my Trek 7100FX - just got them a month or so ago. I've done around 400kms since then, mainly commuting in London but also some weekend rides up tow paths and the like and so far I've...
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