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by b1ke
28 Feb 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3474

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Where did you get maps from, tourist offices in local towns? Yes, Tourist Information for the maps. It's sometimes possible to get maps for more than one region in some of the bigger towns. Also worth picking up are the town maps. They tend to include cycle routes and have helped me find the right ...
by b1ke
27 Feb 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3474

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

I'm on the route at the moment. Having a day off in La Rochelle. Lovely city and well worth a visit. I joined the Velodyssee at Redon after sailing to St Malo and pedaling down. So far the riding has been gentle. I've really enjoyed the coastline stretches. Signposting is good so rarely any need to ...
by b1ke
31 Jan 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flixbus
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Flixbus

They will take bikes on racks attached to the outside of the bus between March and November, as I understand it, but double check on their site. It also mentions taking full sized bikes in the hold if they're in a bag. I had problems with this when I booked a couple of years ago. I got conflicting i...
by b1ke
5 Nov 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3706

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

I'm about to start work on a cargo bike which I intend to electrify. I was wondering how your set up works, particularly on hills. I'm thinking of fitting a Woosh 48V rear hub. Anything you can share with me of your experience would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ian I've been using this bike to t...
by b1ke
3 Nov 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3706

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

My Long John style cargo bike fitted with a Heinzmann 36v motor and loaded up with recycling.

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by b1ke
30 May 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rome-Barcelona ride/route tips sought...
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Rome-Barcelona ride/route tips sought...

I did some of the Italian riviera a few years ago. Some of the campsites were pretty pricey and the coast road was busy.

Went inland and over the alps from Ventimiglia and then via Provence to the canal du midi to cross France. The alps were very good, particularly the Gorge du Verdon.
by b1ke
21 May 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Riding in and around Cesky Krumlov

I was in Czech in 2010 and my memories are of Cesky Krumlov being a very quaint town and I didn't feel like our bike was in any danger of being stolen. That said, erring on the side of caution is sensible in any town. Actually I'm underplaying Cesky Krumlov. It's a beautiful town and I'm pleased our...
by b1ke
4 May 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morocco train with bike
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Morocco train with bike

I don't know about trains, but the buses are fine with bikes. Or at least they were the last time I used one there which was in 2013.
by b1ke
28 Apr 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations

I've used an MSR miniworks in the past and it was very good. Not an all in one bottle and filter, but did the job.

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by b1ke
26 Apr 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ‘Glueless’ patches
Replies: 50
Views: 3209

Re: ‘Glueless’ patches

I've used Park patches a lot in this country with no issue, but they don't like heat. I've had them peel off under a hot sun when touring abroad.
by b1ke
16 Apr 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Eurovelo 6

Flixbus runs from Bucharest to Cologne and then Cologne to London. Some of their buses have racks for up to 5 bikes. This service is available March to November.
by b1ke
16 Apr 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: Which trailer?

I used a Carry Freedom when I worked as a courier. Nothing negative to say apart from take the wheels off when storing. Otherwise the axles can seize.

Other than that, they're great. Light weight, sealed bearings, durable and versatile. Bungee on a dry bag, box or whatever suits.
by b1ke
13 Apr 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-sealing Seams on Saunders Tents
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Re-sealing Seams on Saunders Tents

I'm no expert on this subject, but I resealed my Saunders tent last year because there was damage to the seam tape. The tent is made of a PU coated fabric. I used Seam Grip and it's worked well. I had a Jetpacker plus a couple of years ago. The seams had no tape and no apparent sealant. When I looke...
by b1ke
10 Apr 2018, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling/Camping project, help needed!
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Cycling/Camping project, help needed!

Going off at a tangent. One thing i see lots of cyclists ask about is storing or sourcing hard case bike bags...ie the things that you put your bike in to protect it on a plane or eurostar. You can get one at this end ok but what do you do with it at the other end while riding around? Especially if...
by b1ke
10 Apr 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling/Camping project, help needed!
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Cycling/Camping project, help needed!

I think the best application of an idea like this in in the electric bike market. A trailer tent with drop down sides and rear, combined with a lightweight flexi-solar panel roof that generates enough power to charge the bike's battery may appeal to some people. The other option is to do the above o...