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by Tigerbiten
17 Jun 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferries to get to Belgium.
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Ferries to get to Belgium.

The only other option I can think of is a train to London and then aim for an overnight ferry from there. If you go via Harwich -> Hook you could then cycle to Rotterdam then get the train from there to Ghent. A quick Google search gives me around 2 hours on the train and roughly 25 euro. Luck ........
by Tigerbiten
17 Jun 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

I could be wrong but I would take it as ......

It probably means that if there is a bike lane you must use it and if not you must use the road and not a pedestrian pavement.

Luck ......... :D
by Tigerbiten
17 Jun 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1005

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

My Tektro Auriga hydraulic brakes also have a spring with the hole in it like the first picture but the pads are different.
by Tigerbiten
17 Jun 2019, 5:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1005

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

I've suffered a double brake failure a few time now. But both front brakes on my bent trike are worked off one lever. So if I lose one then the other tends to stop working as well. Luckily the back drag/parking brake will also work to slow me down to a stop when that happens. I've never yet suffered...
by Tigerbiten
17 Jun 2019, 4:46am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 34
Views: 1078

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

Trangias have their own simmer ring. But it's not adjustable. With pure meths it tends to be a fast simmer which if your not careful burns food to the pan. By adding water to the meths you can slow the simmer rate down. If I'm just boiling water, I may only add enough water to stop the pans sooting...
by Tigerbiten
16 Jun 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 34
Views: 1078

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

OP, I use a Trangia and have had issues with sticky porridge. Have you tried diluting the meths with water to cool the flame ?? I add around 10% water to my meths if I'm not just boiling water. It's harder to light and takes longer to bring things to a boil but you can cook food at a low simmer mor...
by Tigerbiten
16 Jun 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 66
Views: 2518

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

At my modest average speed of around 12 mph I can pedal successfully on all 3 front rings. I have in the past found myself on the smallest front ring by mistake and only noticed when the chain grumbled as I went for the smallest rear sprocket. So speed over the road and cadence can trick one at tim...
by Tigerbiten
14 Jun 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - traction?
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - traction?

The only time I lost traction with a M+ was after I had worn the rubber off and was down to the anti-puncture layer after around 2,000 miles while on tour. Then it would slip while climbing ~15% hills on wet tarmac vs +20% when new. But this was on a back wheel of a bent trike, so there's a lot less...
by Tigerbiten
12 Jun 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 43
Views: 1379

Re: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?

Can you offer any advice on how I could save weight on a one week camping tour compared to a four week ? I always take the same kit, it always weighs the same. Clothes just gets washed more often on a longer tour. It tends to be the one-off stuff that makes a difference. The longer the tour, the mo...
by Tigerbiten
12 Jun 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1677

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

The zip on my Laser 2 started to fail after a couple of long tours, ~300 day use in total. It was cheaper to buy a whole new Zephyros 2 tent rather than just a Laser 2 fly. I needed a slight bodge to get it to work but now my tent is a hybrid, Zephyros 2 fly and Laser 2 inner and poles. YMMV ..........
by Tigerbiten
11 Jun 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

If you're anywhere near or can get to East Anglia then try contacting ....... Kevin Dunseath Main Street, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1BR Tel:- 01353 648 177 Email:- dtekhpvs@btconnect.com He can be a bit iffy to contact if he's busy. But he may also be able to give you test rides on the tr...
by Tigerbiten
8 Jun 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1677

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

It does have a bathtub as I found out in a thunderstorm last year, the tent only flooded only after the water outside got over 1/2" deep. But you need to pitch it perfectly for it to work. If there's slack in the inner tent due to the likes of uneven ground then it soon collapses. Luck ...........
by Tigerbiten
8 Jun 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Teesdale route via Holwick
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Teesdale route via Holwick

The Wynch bridge is at Bowless which is at half the distance to Holwick Head House. To get to the bridge your planning on crossing go through the yard at Hield House and keep going along the track as the tarmac did stop 2-3 fields before Hield House. I forget how steep the climb is back up to the ro...
by Tigerbiten
8 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 43
Views: 1379

Re: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?

I'd work on 20 Kg extra.
You'll probably be under this if you pack light.
But it's a nice round number to work with.

Luck ........ :D
by Tigerbiten
8 Jun 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1677

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Mine where solid fiberglass with plastic caps and they slot into pockets on the inner and fly to keep them in place. I've swapped them for a pair that came off a Terra Nova Laser 2 which has a joint in the middle which lets me pack it smaller. The Terra Nova Laser 2 is the same tent, just built from...