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by jdudleyuk
14 Mar 2012, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rear view mirrors?
Replies: 96
Views: 20505

Rear view mirrors?

Who has them and how beneficial do you find them?

Also, I've been looking at prices and it seems that you can find them for less than £5. Am I to assume that paying peanuts means you still get monkeys?

Regards

Jason
by jdudleyuk
8 Mar 2012, 8:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight/fold-away sleeping mat
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

Re: Lightweight/fold-away sleeping mat

I ended up buying the Alpkit 'Kipper'... It's the kid's sleeping mat, but with the dimensions only 2cm shorter in length and 10cm shorter in width than the adult size, and a whole 140g lighter in weight... I was without a choice! Self-inflating, good quality material and lightweight for 1/3 of the p...
by jdudleyuk
5 Mar 2012, 8:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightweight/fold-away sleeping mat
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

Lightweight/fold-away sleeping mat

Anybody have an ideas for a lightweight/foldaway sleeping mat. Preferably something that can be stored away in a stuff sack...

Jason
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 11:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I really need panniers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3666

Re: Do I really need panniers?

Evening clothes come in handy for pubs etc... Not essential but if I can fit them on the back of the bike, then would prefer to have them. Im by no means a glamper of any kind... But I would like to be lightweight and still enjoy the trip. I guess it depends on what you feel is essential, useful or ...
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I really need panniers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3666

Re: Do I really need panniers?

I'm taking the tent and my friend is taking the bags...
Weighs the same, and worked well when cycling JOGLE.
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I really need panniers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3666

Do I really need panniers?

I have a two week cycle ride coming up at the end of March I've decided I 'need' new panniers... but then after reading about ultra-light cycling man, I figured I could just use a dry stuff sack and attach it with a bungee cord as he's done. Our camping equipment is being split between myself and on...
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike

Have managed to fit standard pannier rack with tubus adapter pack and p-clips...

Basically had to force it on - frame scratched to bits :x

Hopefully will hold up
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 11:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 5281

Re: Touring saddle

PH wrote:EDIT - Should have asked - What's currently on your bike and what's is wrong with it? That's probably the best starting point.


Its the hard, its plastic, it hurts and there is no pressure release channel...
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 11:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 5281

Re: Touring saddle

It seems leather saddles are the way forward, but do also need to be broken in, which I don't really have the time to do.

On wiggle, they sell a Charge Pan which is leather...

will this compare to a brooks?

Jason
by jdudleyuk
4 Mar 2012, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 5281

Re: Touring saddle

Brooks B17 isn't really an option considering my low budget and the need to purchase one before the end of the month. Does anybody have any experience with the Charge Spoon/stool/pan bill? I need a comfortable saddle that won't make me infertile after two weeks cycling @ 70+ miles a day lol. Im fair...
by jdudleyuk
3 Mar 2012, 11:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 5281

Touring saddle

Hello All,

Can anyone recommend a saddle for touring to go on my road bike?
Cheaper the better really because don't have a lot of money.
What do people think of gel saddle covers?

Jason
by jdudleyuk
28 Feb 2012, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike

Bike is the Barracuda Sharpfin... Retails around the £300, but I've bought one for £165 by trading in my old bike ;)

I'm aware that the bike wont be particularly strong, but with an 'ultra-light' mind set, I'm guessing it should be ok?
by jdudleyuk
28 Feb 2012, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: New dilemma with pannier fittings on road bike

Well...

I've bought P-Clips for the top end and a tubus attachment kit for the bottom end to fit my standard pannier rack to my new road bike.

Hopefully I can keep the weight to around 7-8kg, as well as using a handle bar bag.

As the bike is entry-level, will it be up to the task??

Jason
by jdudleyuk
28 Feb 2012, 9:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Seatpost Rack for touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1751

Re: Seatpost Rack for touring

Ok well I'm thinking I'm not going to need too much... Second set of cycling clothes, Evening clothes Micro-fiber towel Puncture repair bits an pieces. A remarkably light two man tent. Trusty chamois cream Toiletries Bike lock Not a great deal more that's significantly weighty... I'm also going to ...
by jdudleyuk
28 Feb 2012, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Seatpost Rack for touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1751

Re: Seatpost Rack for touring

Browse the ultralight tour guy's site for a few ideas, some of them tongue in cheek. That certainly inspires some confidence. The reason for asking about a seatpost rack is that my bike has no eyelets for pannier attachment and was wondering what my options were. So now the question is, do I buy a ...