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by phil parker
17 Jun 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Croix de Fer Frameset - 54cm
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Croix de Fer Frameset - 54cm

Tyre clearance on the original specification was quoted at 35mm with mudguards and 40mm without mudguards. This photo shows a wheel fitted with Schwalbe Evolution TLE, 37mm x 622, without mudguard. Although difficult to see, there is a good 6mm clearance, which suggests a 40mm tyre can be fitted wit...
by phil parker
16 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Croix de Fer Frameset - 54cm
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Croix de Fer Frameset - 54cm

For sale is a 2013 Croix de Fer Frameset, 54cm, in Gloss Deep Slate. This was purchased on 27/12/12 from Urban Cyclery at a cost of £375, plus circa £100 for the fitted 1&1/8th Chris King Headset, which is included in the sale. It is in very good condition, but there are some scuffs commensurate...
by phil parker
12 Jun 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63517

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Thank you very much for a very useful and detailed reply !
by phil parker
12 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63517

Re: Pictures of your tents.

HobbesOnTour wrote:IMG_20180505_100018687.jpg
My Exped Orion. A difficult tent to love.


Why is it difficult to love?

I ask because i have bought one of these (UL version), but not yet used it on a tour!
by phil parker
2 Mar 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Platypus wine "bottle"
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

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: 1036

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: 559
Views: 63517

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: 4179

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: 806

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: 16752

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: 672

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: 1992

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: 62
Views: 11578

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: 62
Views: 11578

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 ...