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by slogfester
15 Aug 2017, 11:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Split mudguards with eyelets for 700 x 28 mm
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Split mudguards with eyelets for 700 x 28 mm

Giant do some for their DEFY frame which have cut outs for the brakes. They say suit tyres 23-28 :- https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Speedshield-Road-ALUXX-Mudguards-Fenders-Defy-Avail-_85664.htm?sku=286599&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobCh...
by slogfester
15 Aug 2017, 11:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Selected photo of my ride across Western Europe - Amsterdam to Passau, Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Selected photo of my ride across Western Europe - Amsterdam to Passau, Germany

Nice. I have previously toured a similar route east of the the Rhine. Coincidently, I'm planning a trip in Sept which could follow a lot of your route from Rotterdam to the Rhine. See viewtopic.php?f=16&t=116406
I'd welcome your comments.
by slogfester
15 Aug 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: marathon supreme vs marathon greengaurd off road grip
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: marathon supreme vs marathon plus off road grip

I have all of those, plus more! Very much depends upon the predominant road surface. Mostly road, stick with the supreme. If its half-half road-offroad, then the mondial is a great compromise, so long as the off road is not too rough. If it is, you're going to need fat marathon plus.
by slogfester
9 Aug 2017, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

Head straight for the station in Hook and buy a ticket for you plus bike to Maastricht (get it stamped before boarding). The Hook harbour station is closed and reopens as part of the Rotterdam metro next year https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoek_van_Holland_Haven_railway_station so you'll need to rid...
by slogfester
8 Aug 2017, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

Thanks foxyrider and m-gineering for thought provoking useful replies. I now quite like the idea of catching the train to Maastricht and then cycling to Cologne and riding through what looks like the interesting part of the Rhine through to Bingen? Then picking up the wine route south as far as I ca...
by slogfester
8 Aug 2017, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Split mudguards with eyelets for 700 x 28 mm
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Split mudguards with eyelets for 700 x 28 mm

Are there any split-mudguards that will fit a bike (Van Nicholas Yukon) WITH eyelets and 700 x 28 mm tyres? There is not enough clearance to get full large mudguards under my brake calipers (up to 25 mm tyres are fine), but I do have eyelets front and back. I can only find this type which attach to ...
by slogfester
3 Aug 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

:lol: :lol: :lol: now edited :oops:
Tigerbiten wrote:It's the Rhine you'll be following, not the Rhone as that river goes to the Med ..... :oops:

Luck ........... :D
by slogfester
3 Aug 2017, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

Plotting a fast/light tour from Birmingham to Vienna via the Alps in Sept :) Train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport and ride across Essex for overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hoek van Holland. Simples. First real destination is Andermatt in central Switzerland where I will go play i...
by slogfester
26 May 2017, 3:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any advice on booking ferries?
Replies: 24
Views: 8093

Re: Any advice on booking ferries?

Coincidently, I tried booking 2 pers + 2 bikes on the DFDS Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry last week. It turned in to a 11 hrs 30 mins expensive nightmare. I will be making a written complaint to them and whoever is willing to listen! Their website implies it is possible to book 2 pers + 2 bikes, but you ...
by slogfester
30 Mar 2016, 7:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat posts with setback
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Suspension seat posts with setback

reohn2

I'm currently DownUnder.

The Mondials were superb during last year's 3000 km heavy loaded on/off road tour of South Island of NZ. Nearly as good as Marathon plus off-road and way faster on-road.
by slogfester
25 Mar 2016, 6:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Using TGV from South of France
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: Using TGV from South of France

We got caught by this a few years a go when trying to return from the south of France to Paris-London. TGV advertise that they allow assembled bikes on all services, but you soon discover they do NOT allow on the Paris-Marseille line. Something to do with it being the first and oldest rolling stock ...
by slogfester
25 Mar 2016, 5:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ways to secure Saddle and Wheels?
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: Ways to secure Saddle and Wheels?

I use Pinhead (on my touring bike) similar to Pitlock. As others have said, it just another deterrent. It allows me to lock frame and back wheel (with very expensive Rohloff hub), without having to worry too much about pinhead-locked front wheel.
by slogfester
25 Mar 2016, 5:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice on titanium tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: advice on titanium tourer

I love my do-it-all Van Nic Yukon, but I dont think they make or are compatible with disc brakes?
by slogfester
25 Mar 2016, 5:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat posts with setback
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Suspension seat posts with setback

Some feedback. Fitted new Suntour SP12-NCX. Used an old wider saddle to further ease pressure on my post-op delicate derriere. Very easy to fit and adjust. Out the box it seems to give the correct amount of pre-load for my c. 82 kg. Combined with running current tyres (Schwalbe Mondial 2 inch, wish ...
by slogfester
9 Mar 2016, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat posts with setback
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Suspension seat posts with setback

Thanks for great comments. This was your optimal position before the the surgery? it may not be your optimal now though. If you haven't got back on the bike yet, i'd suggest start there on a turbo and be prepared to change, maybe radically. Very good point. Yes, I will first climb on a (Wattbike) st...