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by hufty
11 Feb 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 31
Views: 599

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

Thirdcrank: A quick scan of your pdf shows that a Sigg bottle complies easily with regulations.
Radek: Yes a petrol pump nozzle fits into the neck of a Sigg.
by hufty
10 Feb 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 31
Views: 599

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

Ignore all the people that say you'll die in a fireball if you as much as unscrew the top of your Sigg bottle, or that your food will be contaminated by the fumes and you will die (due to... :shock: The Additives :shock: ). The subject of petrol as a cooking fuel often inflames people on this forum....
by hufty
25 Jan 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

The child in the "Join Cycle UK" advert has the straps so loose that he can push his hat back and all his forehead is showing - does that count as not wearing a helmet?
by hufty
24 Jan 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling in India
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Travelling in India

Re the exhausting madhouse - once you're up in the mountains it's fine - as anywhere where there are no people there's no problem.
by hufty
22 Jan 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 19
Views: 844

Re: Anyone dabbled in MYOG?

Show and tell: I made myself a double ventile sun hat to keep the sun off and the sweat in... Hat.jpg ...and a lightweight handlebar bag /box - why are bought ones always so heavy? It's also double ventile but as there's no through stitching it's waterproof. box.jpg Given how long it took, there won...
by hufty
14 Jan 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: India - taking bikes on train?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: India - taking bikes on train?

My knowledge is out of date but bikes + express trains used to be a complete non-starter. A better bet will be the buses, with the added bonus that you won't have to get a ticket months in advance you can pretty much turn up at the bus stand on the day. Rickety state buses will have roof racks, luxu...
by hufty
13 Jan 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SIM card and plans -Finland??
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: SIM card and plans -Finland??

There are no roaming charges in the EU anymore, so in theory any EU provider should work. However, given the nature of Finland, it might be better to find out the best provider there and make sure that your provider has a reciprocal arrangement (if not using the Finnish provider). Also, just bear i...
by hufty
2 Jan 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking Europe with kids
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Bikepacking Europe with kids

No real advice other than to go for it. But just to check early on in the thread, do you mean bikepacking as in carrying minimal kit in frame bags and tying stuff to the forks and so on, or did you have the "more traditional" pannier racks and panniers set up in mind? [EDIT: or maybe a tra...
by hufty
24 Dec 2018, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4882

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

Discard banana skins on the road and let car tyres do the work of grinding them down into a paste.
by hufty
27 Oct 2018, 11:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?
Replies: 101
Views: 5258

Re: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?

Just a recommendation for Soundpeats bluetooth ear buds. I have the Q30s. Anyway, they stay in my ears pretty well, they have a degree of water- and sweatproofedness, the sound quality is good enough for the gym so I'm guessing fine for riding along a road. The important bit is they only cost £20 or...
by hufty
15 Sep 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 50
Views: 2459

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum. What a lovely lady you are... I just wonder .... if it was a bloke posting that he was going to build a surprise bike for his partner of the female gender, would there be all this "ask her first" talk? Just wondering. :-) Welcome to the 21st Century. You both assume ...
by hufty
28 Aug 2018, 9:30am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 5777

Re: Geraint Thomas....

brynpoeth wrote:Will he be allowed to stay in Monaco after Black Friday 29.3.2019?


Just to point out that Monaco is not in the EU and not even in the EEA, so there is no freedom of movement for EU citizens in the first place. Not really the best thread to shoehorn a remainer whinge into, brynpoeth.
by hufty
27 Aug 2018, 9:09am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Celebrity Practice What You Preach
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Geraint Thomas:
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by hufty
18 Aug 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

matt2matt: ...so you promptly posted the fact on an internet forum for posterity. Genius!
by hufty
8 Aug 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a trip >100 days
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Insurance for a trip >100 days

You might want to look at "backpacker" insurance policies as these are aimed at longer trips. They used to be aimed at students but less so now and they they don't seem to have low age limits any more. You would want to make sure that cycle touring is covered as a non-incidental activity (...