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by turfroof
24 Jan 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.
Replies: 25
Views: 2045

Re: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.

Ps gas is available in Manali and Leh but I didn't see it anywhere else - petrol or paraffin is a little easier to find.
by turfroof
24 Jan 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.
Replies: 25
Views: 2045

Re: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.

I've had 3 trips to the Indian Himalaya, used an MSR Whisperlite International on the 1st couple and an MSR Pocket Rocket gas stove on the last tour. Are you expecting to 'cook' or just boil water? Petrol is the easiest option and a whisperlite (or any of the multifuel stoves you've mentioned) will ...
by turfroof
1 Jan 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 2135

Re: Knee Replacement

I posted on the linked post (!) a year ago - I agree with AMMoffat - don't skimp on the painkillers - they ensure that you do the required physio in a 'good style ' , I alternated paracetomol; and ibruprofen - less 'problems ' for me than other stronger stuff . Don't just go for max leg bend - you n...
by turfroof
6 Oct 2017, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance for cycling at altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Travel Insurance for cycling at altitude

Ps, if it's 'travel insurance' you want then the encouragement to book it is a bit premature - the insurance needs to be in place before you hit the book button. FWIW I think there are 2 ways of looking at this, either cheapest and wing it (I'm not sure the cycling uk insurance would cover you for m...
by turfroof
6 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance for cycling at altitude
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Travel Insurance for cycling at altitude

BMC specifically covers cycle touring and will cope with the altitude if you select the right level of cover. Almost more to the point, they are likely to be able to help if you require assistance. Not cheap though... Where are you going? I've been over a few 5000m passes in the last couple of weeks...
by turfroof
24 Apr 2017, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Highest bike pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2719

Re: Highest bike pics

5328 metres - Taglang La - Leh to Manali road ...
by turfroof
6 Mar 2016, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Rohloff
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Fitting a Rohloff

I have a disc trucker with Rohloff . The link below isn't mine but as the writer says ,the disc trucker has an anchor bolt that the oem plate drops on to - you don't need the monkeybone . https://ganninoot4aride.com/my-bikes/surly-disc-trucker/ I run mine with the Rohloff chain tensioner and flat ba...
by turfroof
4 Feb 2016, 3:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: knee replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 4910

Re: Knee replacement

I had a replacement knee age 56 (I'm 60 now) . I don't know what angle I've got now, but it continued to improve over a period of months rather than weeks, as I got fitter it would swell up a bit but eventually I 'knew' that I'd got as much as was reasonable . I persevered with the saddle too high o...
by turfroof
4 Aug 2013, 7:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone got a Surly Disc Trucker?
Replies: 78
Views: 15300

Re: Anyone got a Surly Disc Trucker?

I bought a frame from Spa about a year ago ,built it up as an expedition tourer (it's packed and ready to fly to Ladakh on Wednesday :D ) I've done an Orkney/Shetland tour and 2 trips to the Western Isles/West coast of Scotland plus using it for a short commute and days out around the Lakes and Dale...
by turfroof
15 Jul 2012, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fenders and disc-brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Re: Fenders and disc-brakes

I have a disc trucker and got round the brake/mudguard issue by bending the left mudguard stay to fit the rack fixing point halfway down the fork leg , the right hand one fits as per normal .I put about a 30 degree bend in the stay and all is fine ,my Tubus Duo rack also works ok with this set up .
by turfroof
27 May 2011, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accomodation in Aberdeen
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Accomodation in Aberdeen

Hello , Looking for somewhere to stay in Aberdeen for one person (reasonable cycling distance of John Lewis area!) Will be needing it for a month starting early June . Ideally need room to park my car then will bike to where I need to be .wifi access would be handy .B&B , flat, WHY ? my email is...
by turfroof
10 Mar 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: tubus spares stockist ???
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: tubus spares stockist ???

Lyon in Dent are the importer.