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by climo
17 Jul 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Great Glen Cycle way

Needs no introduction. Almost entirely on cycle paths and canal paths apart from the first day. Inverness to Oban is easier due to 1400ft pass on first day being more gradual in that direction. One day on gravel tracks which is hard work on a trike. The odd gate but all are passable (easier with 2 p...
by climo
17 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Great Glen Way

We did the Great Glen Cycle Route last May on recumbent trikes. You'll be fine on a Raven. There's only 1 day on gravel forest road which is tougher on a trike. Inverness to Oban is easier for the sole reason that the pass on the first day is a lot easier on the Inverness side. I'd hate to do to it ...
by climo
16 Jul 2020, 10:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Warminster to Bath circuit

Warminster, Frome, Radstock, Bath, Bradford on Avon Warminster. Trike friendly though may be a blockage on the outskirts of Frome where the council are trying to stop fly tipping with large rocks on the path. NCN24, NCN4, NCN254, Quiet roads, railway path, canal path. About 47 miles. Many train stat...
by climo
9 Jun 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV Gekko
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: HPV Gekko

Thanks guys. I think what I'll do is to fit 2" BA's on the front and an M+ at the rear as it's thorn & flint city round here. I'll use the mudguards.
by climo
9 Jun 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV Gekko
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: HPV Gekko

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy new. Is the rack high enough to carry full sized 40l panniers? Do you know the max width of tyres as I'm thinking of putting balloon ones on for comfort? I toured with two full-size Ortlieb panniers and a medium "Dry Bag" no problems. They were difficul...
by climo
9 Jun 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV Gekko
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: HPV Gekko

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy new. Is the rack high enough to carry full sized 40l panniers? Do you know the max width of tyres as I'm thinking of putting balloon ones on for comfort?
by climo
8 Jun 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3217

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Latest from Brittany Ferries: We’ve had to take the tough decision to not accept any further bookings from foot passengers and cyclists too, there are significant operational hurdles involved in transporting them. We can review this as the season unfolds and if it changes, we’ll let you know. Wow! ...
by climo
8 Jun 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3217

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Surely this is all nonsense. The ferry companies are starved of cash right now and they'll take anyone that they can. A lot of people won't be going on hols for years as they're got no cash, if they do it'll be a cheap apartment in Spain and a RyanAir flight. 20 bikes take up much less room than 10 ...
by climo
8 Jun 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV Gekko
Replies: 8
Views: 287

HPV Gekko

Just bought one and now looking for a rear rack for it. Has anyone got one for sale?
by climo
6 Mar 2020, 7:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 63
Views: 3195

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

A4 in Wiltshire. Used to be the main road from Bath to London. Wide and quietish.
by climo
19 Feb 2020, 11:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 48
Views: 2730

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

You could consider a Vario Rack with your choice of camera bag strapped to it https://klickfix.com/en/products/detail/variants/vario-rack-1912s/ Advantages are fast access (not as fast as a regular handlebar bag though) and infinitely more practicable off the bike where I would hope most of your pho...
by climo
18 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: campsite prices ardeche
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: campsite prices ardeche

Use Archies on your phone. Has almost every site on it
by climo
17 Feb 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 48
Views: 2730

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

Peli case on rack? Shock & water proof.
by climo
15 Feb 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Which Socket Screws

Ebay, there's several reputable traders who will do you small quantities at economical prices. This is the one I've used, they've supplied as expected https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/Bolt-World?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 Unless there's a reason to use dome heads, I'll chose caps because for the same size sc...
by climo
15 Feb 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Socket Screws
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Which Socket Screws

fastpedaller wrote:Screwfix seem good value in stainless - m5 & m6 are the usual sizes, button -head or cap head as you desire!

Only 16mm and 20mm - nothing longer.But than do I need it?