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by phil parker
2 Mar 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Platypus wine "bottle"
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Platypus wine "bottle"

Well, I've bought my 'Platypus Wine Preservation System' now from eBay, comparatively cheap at £10, compared to Ultralightoutdoorgear - a retailer I used to use quite often in my mountaineering days!

It will get a good testing on my next cycle trip!
by phil parker
17 Feb 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Platypus wine "bottle"
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Platypus wine "bottle"

I suspect a few of us have had a pleasant evening with a dodgy gastronomic concoction eased down with a glass or two but might not want to finish the bottle - but carrying it the next day is of course a bit of a problem. Anyone used one of these?: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PLATYPUS-PRESERVE-800ML-...
by phil parker
6 Feb 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 541
Views: 62213

Re: Pictures of your tents.

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:The only model I can find is 1.5 kg.


My Easton Kilo 2 is a genuine1.1kgs, weighed on the kitchen scales packed and ready to go. Although it is a 2-man tent, that would be quite cosy, but it is suitable for one person with more room inside than my Hilleberg Soulo.
by phil parker
3 Feb 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 22
Views: 4111

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

What a lovely bike! You're right - it is collectable - it would be unusual for a Jack Taylor bike not to fetch a reasonable price whether you go for a straight sale or auction. If I were you, I would advertise here on Cycling UK Forum 'For Sale', for the value you think it should sensibly make, but ...
by phil parker
22 Jan 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mats again…
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Camping mats again…

I'm not going to join the debate, but if you want the best and weight isn't an issue - get the Exped Megamat 10, there are still some good discounts to be had!
by phil parker
20 Jan 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 126
Views: 16641

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Did any of the original posters achieve their plans? Any original posters got good plans for 2019? ... I will do my first tour in April and probably the west coast of Scotland from Fort William to Tongue and back taking in Skye and the Bealach na Ba pass, which I missed in September due to weather d...
by phil parker
1 Jan 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SON Delux hub feeling rough
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: SON Delux hub feeling rough

On a slightly different note - I had a SON Delux hub that was feeling very rough and notchy when fully built up after about 5 years of use and at least 10,000 miles, a lot of which were tours in very poor weather conditions. I stripped down the wheel and sent the hub to SJSC for a service (they send...
by phil parker
18 Dec 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock
Replies: 38
Views: 1913

Re: 1 year, 10,000 miles on the clock

pedalsheep wrote:Currently on 10,161 miles for the year, mostly on the Isle of Wight.


Hey, congratulations, I'm impressed, you're putting us all to shame, especially when the majority of miles are IOW only. Half of that would have been an excellent year for me - I must do better in 2019!
by phil parker
18 Dec 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 47
Views: 10674

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Mine was a divorce gift to myself. My ex was adamantly against them, and felt they were a sort of 'white trash' thing to do. So it was my rebellion against his prejudice. 20 years later, I still like it. p.s. If I were to get another it would probably be cycling related. Hey, well done - I hope it ...
by phil parker
4 Dec 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 47
Views: 10674

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

How about this blokes? https://goo.gl/images/VqVXQX The Shut Up Legs bit is optional :lol: I have to admit that this is a very clever design and a nice tattoo, but I'm with Mick F on this one, think carefully for the future. However, having said that - if you were adamant to get a tattoo, then one ...
by phil parker
27 Jan 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?
Replies: 23
Views: 3791

Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

This was my route - going through Clifton and re-joining the A38, but obviously, local knowledge is best!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/780758780
by phil parker
27 Jan 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?
Replies: 23
Views: 3791

Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Mick F wrote:My vote is through the middle of Bristol and head up the A38. Fast and easy north of Bristol.


+1

The last time I did the route I camped near the village of Mark and then got back on the A 38 with no problems at all to get through Bristol and beyond to the next campsite at Malvern.
by phil parker
26 Jan 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

honesty wrote: You can read about in my blog linked in my signature


Thanks, I will read at the weekend!
by phil parker
26 Jan 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

robing wrote:Wild camping or campsite?


Campsite - I really need and enjoy my shower in the evening as well as security for all my equipment whilst I go to the pub in the evening!