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by Shuggie
4 Oct 2019, 6:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

No, you're right, Mercalia, they're a five sided structure with no metal base. It could be that this storage unit is bolted to the ground. I can see what look like bolts in the near right and far left cormers. It looks like the Asgard 2 bike store which doesn’t come with a floor, but has bolts to f...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

Hmmmm......comfortably do a 100km Audax/Sportive. :shock: What I meant was a 100km/65 mile ride with some hills. This is one reason my embryonic plan is to aim for 50 miles per day and do JOGLE instead of hitting the killer hills at the start of LEJOG. Also the minimum climb route down the East sid...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

100 a night, 2k plus in total, seems a lot to me Does the ctc make a profit on such tours? Half board in decent 3/4* hotels supported I believe is great value and very competitive IMHO. There are many ways to skin the LEJOG cat, this is but one. Re profit, I doubt they make much more than just cove...
by Shuggie
27 Sep 2019, 6:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

Anyone done this CTC tour? Pitched at Audax riders according to the blurb, and 65 miles per day or more. Also majoring on scenic. It looks good value. Just over £100 per night can't be bad. Wondering if a flatter route over 2-3 more days might suit. I went on this year’s ride and had a fantastic ti...
by Shuggie
26 Jun 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike eye frame mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Bike eye frame mirror

The Bike Eye mirror fits at the top of the down tube. The big problem with this location is that your view to the rear is obstructed by your legs. Yes, you can stop pedalling and cock your leg out to the side, but that limits the use of the mirror to specific checks, rather than just keeping an eye...
by Shuggie
29 May 2019, 7:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 1097

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

Ian, noting you’re intending to buy today I hope I’m not too late! I have the previous version of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and do like the tent but I wouldn’t call it more than a 2 season tent because of the mesh inner and the fly sheet doesn’t go close to the ground. I’ve used it for a hot and...
by Shuggie
5 Oct 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack
Replies: 29
Views: 2761

Re: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack

brynpoeth wrote:Plus One for keeping comfortably inside the maximum speed limit :D

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by Shuggie
20 Sep 2018, 9:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slebs preaching again.
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: Slebs preaching again.

While I understand the point, and I would far rather that celebrities, as well as the rest of us *hugely* reduce our carbon footprints, there are many obstructions to this, not the least of which is the societal imperative to use cars, and buy consumer goods. Kids have to have tablets and computers...
by Shuggie
27 Apr 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling Weekly.
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: The Death of Cycling Weekly.

Cancelled my subscription today, fed up with its advertorial drivel and repetitive training etc rubbish. Feel much better for doing it, used to look forward to the post delivery on a Thursday, haven’t felt like that for some time and the recent revamp hammered home the final nail.
by Shuggie
13 Apr 2018, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6839

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

Because it is a lovely place for a mini tour?
by Shuggie
11 Apr 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations

Have a look for Travel Tap at www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk. I have their micro purification water filter bottle; believe they may have offers on now though website not the easiest if IRC. I think that is what you are after.
by Shuggie
28 Mar 2018, 7:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2725

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag suggestions

I have several PHD bags, can’t fault them. Really good company who’ll provide what you need, give them a call, strongly recommended.


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by Shuggie
28 Mar 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Decide for yourself"
Replies: 75
Views: 3749

Re: "Decide for yourself"

mjr, superb. Can’t argue against your logic. +1


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone. Pro
by Shuggie
16 Feb 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sabbath September
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Sabbath September

Graham, very happy with mine, will do light touring just fine with rear rack & panniers/rack bag or just decent sized saddlebag.
by Shuggie
11 Feb 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 9082

Re: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes

BB7 work well with 105 STIs, both double and triple 10 speed IME. NB, make sure you get the road version, not the MTB ones.