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by hufty
18 Jan 2021, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Foam sleeping mats
Replies: 37
Views: 1117

Re: Foam sleeping mats

Sea to Summit Etherlite inflatable for me nowadays, but on longer trips I also strap an el cheapo foam mat on the rack to act as a groundsheet protector, siesta mat, and fall back should the inflatable fail for any reason. The concertina ones you mention are good but not particularly pannier friendl...
by hufty
14 Jan 2021, 11:40am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5865

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

Jdsk wrote:With poor combustion both ethanol and methanol can generate carbon monoxide.

Surely any carbon-based fuel can produce carbon monoxide if it's not burning properly. Yellow flames = not enough air for complete combustion.
by hufty
11 Oct 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 30
Views: 1557

Re: Confused over clothing

Just to report that EDZ stuff seems pretty robust - they're the best I've found since the much missed chocolatefish went belly up. And for hiking and camping and so on, EDZ merino underpants seem to be a winner - or at least my pair are keeping their shape so far... [No company affiliation or anythi...
by hufty
20 Sep 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Boardman says people riding bikes without helmets is “quite wonderful”
Replies: 26
Views: 1225

Re: Boardman says people riding bikes without helmets is “quite wonderful”

Dark coloured road helmets + dark coloured clothing: the cyclist is sufficiently worried about a head injury to wear a helmet, but is not prepared to do things that might reduce the risk of that happening in the first place eg make the highest and most visible part of their body in traffic more visi...
by hufty
14 Sep 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.
Replies: 23
Views: 832

Re: Shock absorbing handlebar tape.

There's a bit of a knack to getting Grab-ons on over any cables or hydraulic lines but it's very doable. YMMV but I find it's best to have the cables loose rather than taped into place. I thread them through the grip first then work the grip onto the bar and round. It helps if you swear a lot, also ...
by hufty
30 Aug 2020, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto Randonneur bars
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Nitto Randonneur bars

I have a set of 45cm Nitto Randonneur mod135 bars that I tried and didn't get on with - used twice I think 2 years ago. If anyone wants them for cost of postage let me know...
by hufty
24 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beware - Shortage of LBS Bike Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Beware - Shortage of LBS Bike Boxes

Or if the airline doesn't mandate a box then use a CTC bike bag or similar.

Also to mention when flying back I've sometimes had to make do with a patchwork of cardboard and lots of packaging tape and not had a particular problem getting the bike through check in.
by hufty
17 Aug 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 143
Views: 4830

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Re pack towels, I agree that most microfibre towels are nasty to the touch, but I have a Paramo pack towel and it's great. Or if it's a generally warm and dry kind of place I wouldn't bother with that even, just use a lungi/sarong.

Has anyone said earplugs already? Earplugs.
by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

I meant saleable to the bus company when they're specifying seating layouts not to you or me as a passenger. We get what we're given.
by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

jgurney: I think buses are a bit different from trains. The driver is right there to deal with any disputes, plus they're generally not overcrowded in quite the same way as a rush hour trains habitually are. Also, apart from the lads at the back listening to tinny music without headphones, bus passe...
by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane

Just out of interest, semi-permanent (pop-up?) protected cycle provision in Sweden.
https://goo.gl/maps/TjciPaSFniJcnVjm8
by hufty
18 Jun 2020, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

A while ago the local buses round here had racks on the back but they weren't used very much. It may have been a general lack of demand, but to my mind what killed it was the restrictions put on them by the operator. The driver had to get out of his cab to operate the thing and so they made it that ...
by hufty
19 Mar 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3739

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

If I had ordered a DCF tent I'm sure the customer service would have been the same.
by hufty
16 Mar 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3739

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :( I wouldn't write them off just yet. Trekkertent are almost certainly a one-man company, and as such are lik...
by hufty
12 Mar 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 64998

Re: Travel Insurance

Huffy, are you sure InsureandGo have excluded personal accident cover? I know I have no 3rd party liability, but didn't realise I wasn't covered myself in case of an accident. Re the 3rd party liability I am covered by my Cycle UK membership. Personal accident benefit (not cover!) is a lump sum pay...