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by travelling
28 Apr 2013, 1:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: solar charger, best recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: solar charger, best recommendations?

Thankfully not the u.k but starting at Bilbao on a long hiking holiday otherwise dynamo would be the first choice. The zero looks more the direction I need to go but the powermonkey looks too small to kick out decent power?
by travelling
27 Apr 2013, 2:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: solar charger, best recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

solar charger, best recommendations?

I'm after one that will power an itouch for my daily music, on occasion power an older non smartphone and I'm not sure if the same type would power a small notebook? It needs to be reasonably hardy and ideally one of those wrap type that unfolds so you can lay it on various surfaces and of course re...
by travelling
17 Mar 2013, 1:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Once in a lifetime custom touring/expedition bike.
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Once in a lifetime custom touring/expedition bike.

might be worth including a thorn in your list for consideration
by travelling
17 Mar 2013, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New bike restriction on Eurostar
Replies: 48
Views: 6634

Re: New bike restriction on Eurostar

I suspect this is nothing more than their earning potential having plateau'd and they have seen just how much money the airlines are making from luggage charges
by travelling
11 Mar 2013, 11:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......
Replies: 95
Views: 45073

Re: When I flew with my bike this is what happened......

last week flew from denver to heathrow with BA with my surly moonlander in a cardboard 29er box and the bike with pipe insulatation around the frame parts

cost $60 at the check in and no damage when we arrived although the tsa did have a look
by travelling
8 Jan 2013, 3:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly
Replies: 235
Views: 33067

Re: Roberts v Thorn v Dawes v Surly

Based on new bikes, I've had both the Surly long haul trucker and Thorn Sherpa. Both were excellent for my needs and I would have either again without any concern. A Roberts handbuilt is like a titanium, the extra cost does not give that much of a better bike but if I could trust myself to buy such ...
by travelling
2 Oct 2012, 3:07am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: FAT BIKE biking
Replies: 3
Views: 30101

Re: FAT BIKE biking

5 inch?

might have been a surly moonlander with 4.7 tyres http://surlybikes.com/bikes/moonlander
by travelling
2 Oct 2012, 3:05am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Sourcing spares for USE Stealth forks
Replies: 2
Views: 34274

Re: Sourcing spares for USE Stealth forks

Might be worth trying retro bike uk http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/ They love the old stuff and someone might have some spares/knowledge
by travelling
9 Sep 2012, 6:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring Bike self build frame advice...
Replies: 18
Views: 4070

Re: Touring Bike self build frame advice...

Top end of your budget if you are after new but sjs are doing sherpa frames and forks at 499 or go onto the thorn forums and see if anyone is selling a used frame/fork..they have obviously front and back provisions for mudguards and racks then the obvious thing second hand is the usual forums and eb...
by travelling
27 May 2012, 2:49am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Which Specialized S Works bike model do I own please?
Replies: 5
Views: 58154

Re: Which Specialized S Works bike model do I own please?

You might have some luck with help on the retro bike uk forum in the 1998---> section

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=41
by travelling
22 Dec 2011, 5:32pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Which bike for £1000
Replies: 5
Views: 73678

Re: Which bike for £1000

Refurb the Kona and spend the rest on a biking holiday in the mountains/forests
by travelling
30 Nov 2011, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Couriering a Bike
Replies: 31
Views: 5196

Re: Couriering a Bike - STILL NEED HELP!!!

alicej wrote:
travelling wrote:Your buying a bike seems awfully hard work for a hundred quid bike

It's not the price though, is it? It's getting the right bike :)


Or as in this case.... Not getting any bike
by travelling
29 Nov 2011, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Couriering a Bike
Replies: 31
Views: 5196

Re: Couriering a Bike - STILL NEED HELP!!!

I've used senditnow.com which amazingly is the cheap arm of parcelforce with them not asking size just weight and next day delivery for around £15-16 I have also sent a bike with just the pedals taken off and the handlebars turned sideways and then the bike box placed slid down but still able to whe...
by travelling
29 Nov 2011, 8:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world without a penny to start with...
Replies: 67
Views: 5540

Re: Round the world without a penny to start with...

I have done this but on a much smaller scale but never with just a penny...As pointed out being on an island you first need money to get off However this site might offer you free food and lodging in return for work http://www.workaway.info/ it doesn't give you free travel but when money is tight an...
by travelling
24 Nov 2011, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an older bike - ACTUALLY A NEW BIKE SOUGHT!
Replies: 61
Views: 38692

Re: Touring on an older bike - advice sought.

For me the even distribution has worked best I use thorn rear expedition rack being steel and thorn low ridders with a bar bag too Heavy stuff goes on the back, lightweight bulky stuff like jumpers clothes etc in the low riders and quick need stuff like phones, maps, papers , chargers etc in the bar...