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by slowpeddler
13 Mar 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier Bags and Ortlieb Bar Bags
Replies: 0
Views: 2084

Pannier Bags and Ortlieb Bar Bags

Hello Everyone, I have put this post on Sales and Wants, someone might be interested. I am selling these on behalf of North Birmingham CTC, the proceeds will go back to cycling not me Ortlieb Small Bar Bag with attachments, but not the wire and carrying shoulder strap. An old model, with the thick m...
by slowpeddler
29 Nov 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 63
Views: 3988

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

Hi everyone Until this year Ortlieb back rollers (on the back, of course) Carradice front panniers. BUT I wish I had bought the Super C for the front all those years ago, they are just so good. My Carradice Carradura front have fallen apart and cannot be repaired, Always buy the Super C. I also use ...
by slowpeddler
28 Oct 2018, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route
Replies: 24
Views: 2364

Re: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route

Hello Chums Off message but slightly relevant. By reading this thread you must be interested in cycle touring Germany Free to a good home. 1. The Bikeline Radweg 1 Cycle Guide. From Arnhem through Berlin to the Polish Border. I've cycled much of it but will not be using it again. In the Eastern part...
by slowpeddler
30 Jul 2018, 12:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Comfort In Old Age
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Comfort In Old Age

Old age starts about 85 anyone younger is not old. Always go for a 2 man tent. I use a Vaude Odysse i picked up at the Cotswold sale years a go. Why? it is just over a metre high in the tent and has a huge porch for spreading out and for cooking in bad weather. Not made anymore but their are plenty ...
by slowpeddler
1 Sep 2017, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: exped down mat - short life
Replies: 30
Views: 1909

Re: exped down mat - short life

My Exped mat failed after two trips. I returned it to the distributor and by return of post I had a brand new one which has been brilliant for the last five years and it will do my Germany tour next year.

John
by slowpeddler
20 Aug 2017, 10:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

My last tuppence here, I do use a compression bag, in fact it comes with a compression bag but I only compress it on tour. When compressed my Softee is quite packable. In my standard back roller classic. I have the bag, my exped mat, pillow (compressed) spare clothes (I never take much, just wash an...
by slowpeddler
17 Aug 2017, 8:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

Hello Sweep i wasn't really clear. Its a Softee 3, the black military version that was being sold off cheap somewhere. Having said that I didn't notice them in the Sandhurst shop many years ago but then everything in there was olive green! What I meant to say and will say now is that I have one or t...
by slowpeddler
2 Aug 2017, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Low rider panniers
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Low rider panniers

The pictures are of the Carradura bags. Light in weight , well made and have lasted me years. They are not waterproof but mine have never leaked.

The asking price is fair,

John
by slowpeddler
2 Aug 2017, 11:03am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: WHAT FOOD
Replies: 40
Views: 2722

Re: WHAT FOOD

I always keep a couple of onions, some rice/pulses and some curry powder in my front pannier. The onions travel and keep well. together with rice and pulses you can always cook up a warming meal after a day riding. The locals have to get their food from somewhere so you only need to have something i...
by slowpeddler
2 Aug 2017, 10:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

Hi I've been using my Snugpak sleeping bag for 10 years camping touring and have never been cold. I have pushed through the fabric at the bottom but it is merely a cosmetic tear I have no intention of replacing it. I have a Snugpak jacket and that really is bulky but the sleeping bag compresses down...
by slowpeddler
21 Nov 2016, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Tyres
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: Touring Tyres

Thanks for the comments everybody. I cannot do wider than 28mm and it seems the Marathons are still a touring choice although I've never had a pxxxxxxx using them. I started on continentals because they came with the bike but had many of the p words so went tot he Schwalbe brand. Looking at my tyres...
by slowpeddler
3 Nov 2016, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Tyres
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Touring Tyres

hi My Orbit is going to need new tyres in 2017. I've been using Marathon 700 x 28 for what seems like forever but I don't think they use Kevlar anymore. Has anyone any experience of this size by Continental? I use Mavic rims with reduced-tension spokes. I have one bike that has to do everything. Tha...
by slowpeddler
30 May 2016, 3:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Trains - Birmingham to Shrewsbury
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Bikes on Trains - Birmingham to Shrewsbury

Hello

There are new lifts to every platform at Brum New St and you can get a fully loaded tourer in. Can get crowded and you might have to wait a tad but its OK.

john
by slowpeddler
16 Oct 2015, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Somme tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Somme tour

The Tourist Office in Albert has routes and maps around the sites and they are all easy to bike to from Albert. So much to see there and all accessible by bike, some sites at first thought don't sound that interesting but the South African memorial and museum was really good. I camped at the Albert ...
by slowpeddler
26 Jul 2015, 12:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike Thieves
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Bike Thieves

Something new to me this year in Germany. At 2 camp-sites, the office asked to see my bike lock. It appears that in Western parts of Germany and certainly at Cologne, a gang is targeting bikes at camp sites. The last hit took place in June at Cologne. The sites there now offers to securely lock all ...