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by jphil
29 Feb 2012, 6:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: decent canti brakes
Replies: 54
Views: 3116

Re: decent canti brakes

Hi! I got fed up with the original canti brakes on my Galaxy went to Condor in London with the intention of having some mini vees fitted, ended up with some shimano cantis on advice of their staff and spent £80. Outcome was bought some Campag Veloce mini v's a year later in Condor now fitted problem...
by jphil
25 Oct 2010, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfy saddle!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Comfy saddle!!!

Thanks folks, for all your suggestions today I decided to go into London and get the saddle sorted, in the end I bought 2 a Charge spoon + Fizik Arione kium. Just put the Arione on my new Enigma Etape Ti bike just been for a short spin, lovely and comfy just what the backside needed! Thanks to you a...
by jphil
24 Oct 2010, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfy saddle!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Comfy saddle!!!

Hi all, Hope you can help me with this one, any suggestions re: new saddle for my new bike I would be grateful, apart from Brooks B17, the type of riding I intend to do will be long day / Audax type of rides have been looking at Fizik Arione saddle seems to get good reviews straight out of the box! ...
by jphil
10 Aug 2010, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX

Ewel regarding equipment look at peoples cycle kit touring lists on the internet, some things you can get away with going for the cheaper option, but if this is going to be something you can see your self doing over the next few years invest, think carefully before you buy as you buy rubbish you end...
by jphil
9 Aug 2010, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX

Hi horizon we all have ideas opinions in the end no doubt ewel will read the postings that we have all spent time writing, with a better idea of what touring is all about than when the first posting was made and hopefully she will have a great experience.
by jphil
8 Aug 2010, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nationwide card to start charging from 1 November 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Nationwide card to start charging from 1 November 2010

Thanks a lot Helen as I use that card as my main means of payment/ withdrawing money abroad forget the other miserable buggers who disagree with your posting!
by jphil
8 Aug 2010, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: Mediterranean touring adventure - desperate for tips. THX

Hi ewel, The best thing I'd say is go for it read the comments people have wrote above, but you can do what you want these days with air travel bikes and plastic or cardboard bike boxes! I've cycle toured the whole med basin from Malaga in Spain around to Sicily + Adriatic down to Greece also Santia...
by jphil
26 Apr 2010, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks in Corsica!
Replies: 14
Views: 1614

Re: 2 weeks in Corsica!

Yes I love the place for me Corsica and Scotland are Europe's finest destinations for walking, cycletouring.With regards to wild camping usual applies put your tent down late at night get up early ask permission. The west coast and the Cap corse & mountainous interior are the highlights forget t...
by jphil
23 Mar 2010, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pillow problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Pillow problem

AS I said earlier a good thermarest and the Decathlon pillow your problem will be sorted, forget all the rubbish about stuffing panniers with spare clothes inside, tried it over the years it doesn't work,the solution is quite simple, inflated Decathlon pillow gives you a good nights kip! :D
by jphil
22 Mar 2010, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pillow problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: Pillow problem

I have this pillow and it works perfect for me with a thermarest trail mat as well I snore my head off but always get a good nights sleep!
by jphil
20 Feb 2010, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring the Peloponnese
Replies: 7
Views: 2943

Re: Touring the Peloponnese

Roads were pretty quiet most of the traffic was along the northern coast as there is a link between Athens- Patras via ferry port to Italy, but most lorries take the express road which runs parallel to the coast. Mileage per day 60-100Km depending on the Ouzo the night before we were on a 4 week tri...
by jphil
19 Feb 2010, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring the Peloponnese
Replies: 7
Views: 2943

Re: Touring the Peloponnese

Did a tour of peloponnese about 10 years ago now in July-August loved it weather hot as you would expect. April should be a bit mixed weather wise, but much better than uk! Dogs not an issue but we mainly cycled on the road, dogs are normaly attached to chains around farms in the med but there are a...
by jphil
22 Dec 2009, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Med in Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Cycling the Med in Spain

Hi Caldini, I cycled from Malaga to French border a few years ago sticking to the Med coast the best bits were the southern section Malaga to Cartagena and in the north Costa Brava coast. From memory areas around Valencia difficult to find route north ended up cycling on the motorway for about 20Km ...