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by andrewjoseph
15 Jun 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: ethanol, meths or bioethanol, where to buy while touring uk?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: ethanol, meths or bioethanol, where to buy while touring uk?

i've bought meths from various places on tours, price doesn't really bother me, we need it for cooking and it will probably be cheaper than fish and chips for my wife and myself.

recently found this place and bought 5l for £8

http://darrantchemicals.co.uk/methanol?search=methanol
by andrewjoseph
11 Dec 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

just had this reply: Thank you for getting in touch with the Highland Council. We currently have two public car parks in Mallaig. 1.       , West Bay, which is on the left hand side as you drive into Mallaig and 2.       East Bay which is further round.  If you take a right at the roundabout and fol...
by andrewjoseph
11 Dec 2017, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

Just had this reply: Thank you for contacting VisitScotland. The definitive information would come from the local council, which is Highland Council. There is a Mallaig Access Point contactable by telephone at  https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/765336/mallaig_access_point/category/481/ser...
by andrewjoseph
11 Dec 2017, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

thanks for the replies, sorry for the delay in responding. thought about the oban to castlebay but as we are concentrating on Quest Points on the islands and mainland west coast, castlebay would extend the trip for no benefit. As far as I can see, there is no Tourist information centre based at mall...
by andrewjoseph
4 Dec 2017, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

thanks for the info.

after discovering that there are no ferries from oban to lochboisdale during the summer, we need to change plans. :x

Looking at Mallaig now.
by andrewjoseph
4 Dec 2017, 11:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

just had this from tourist information: "There is a free long stay car park situated on Longsdale road beside the Atlantis leisure centre, there is no limit on the amount of time you can leave your vehicle and we find it's where the majority of folk heading to the island choose to leave their c...
by andrewjoseph
4 Dec 2017, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

Norman, that's great info. thank you.
by andrewjoseph
3 Dec 2017, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

... Personally I tend to drive up and leave my car either at Oban or on Skye and then do some sort of circular tour... ------ My concern is leaving the car in Oban for perhaps 14 days. I've seen some mention of unlimited free car parking on Oban but tourist information website mentions 3 days maxim...
by andrewjoseph
2 Dec 2017, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Outer Hebrides Cycle Tour 2016

... Personally I tend to drive up and leave my car either at Oban or on Skye and then do some sort of circular tour... Hi there, planning on getting some hebridean and western scotland quest points next year. ferry from Oban, riding north, ferry from Stornaway to Ullapool, riding south back to Oban...
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

i'd just written a long reply , but i've decided not to bother.

Brucey, once again, knows it all, his way is best and he brings down ridicule on anyone who doesn't agree.

i'm not an expert on much, but i don't claim to be.


I used to respect your views but you just annoy me now.
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain length...
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Chain length...

unless you have a reverse action mech. :wink:
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-crimp Cable Ferrules
Replies: 49
Views: 2885

Re: Non-crimp Cable Ferrules

i put superglue on end of my cables, wait until it dries then put a cable end on. it doesn't fray much doing that.
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

andrewjoseph may feel that he can rely upon the readings he takes but if he were to (say) change the type of chain in use, the 'measurements' would have a rather different meaning. cheers No, it doesn't. i've used ybn, sram, shimano, wipperman, kmc, ... the only 'big names' i've not used are campag...
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank extender
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Crank extender

i'd keep the right crank/chainrings and just change the left one. adjust saddle height for right leg, adjust crank/pedal/cleat platform for left leg.

if it is a large discrepancy, then maybe half the height between both legs, maybe put some sort of platform on right and extend a bit less on left.
by andrewjoseph
26 May 2016, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: bible F80 FSC chain - rapid wear!

i use my park tools CC-2 chain checker regularly, it's easy for me to use and i've learned that most chains are at 0.5% when new, stays at 0.75% for a 'long time'* and then needs to be changed at 1%. So it may not be the most accurate, but it is consistent, quick, easy and gives a measure of wear th...