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by hufty
29 Nov 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1416

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

I take it it's a fuel bottle going under the down tube? I always use a Sigg bottle and these have proved surprisingly bomb proof: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottles-cages/fuel-bottle-cage-for-use-with-sigg-bottles/ Obviously it will take other bottles too with a bit of careful soft drink selection,...
by hufty
22 Sep 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

Not used, but these have detents: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sram-Compact-Barrel-Adjuster-Alloy/dp/B008OR4TZI/ref=cts_sp_3_vtp And not really what you've asked but would a bit of heat shrink protect the adjuster from turning? If you grease the barrel and the cable outer before shrinking it won't stick...
by hufty
12 Sep 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

If you're going to do the rest of it independently, I would do it all independently. Once you're on the ground it won't seem that much trickier than any other bit - it's always just about cycling from where you are to where you can get to each day, not forgetting to find food and somewhere to sleep....
by hufty
12 Aug 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 3179

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

If you're doing it by weight the LHT will certainly win by a mile. If you're doing it by individual units sold maybe not...
by hufty
5 Aug 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid shampoo bar
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Solid shampoo bar

And my third and final comment on this important subject: Mrs Hufty, who has more and longer hair than me, reports that she doesn't like shampoo bars at all as she definitely has to use a conditioner afterwards to get her hair feeling like it would do normally. Which explains why the bars last so lo...
by hufty
5 Aug 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid shampoo bar
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Solid shampoo bar

And in answer to the original question just use the bars as they are, or get a lather up in your hands then transfer that to your head.
by hufty
5 Aug 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid shampoo bar
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Solid shampoo bar

+1 for Friendly Soap shampoo bars. They are much less scented than any Lush product except the tins although this may or may not be an advantage for the cycle tourist. The last Lush shampoo bar I bought had bits in it (flax seeds? goji berries? teasel buds?) which I thought was a bad idea in the sho...
by hufty
18 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?
Replies: 26
Views: 911

Re: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?

...Don't have front panniers if it's at all hilly - swinging the weight as you go up a hill can be tiring, but no prob coming down or level.... I tour with a four pannier set up and I've no idea what swinging the weight means or what this effect is. If you need/want front panniers, use front pannie...
by hufty
25 Mar 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 64
Views: 3088

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

Petrol stoves are not dangerous I use mine all the time.
by hufty
20 Mar 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Great, as predicted it's another tedious multipage thread where people who enjoy arguing the toss over Brexit post stuff up that other people don't read. Exactly nobody will change their mind. ...something about that bus.... ...something about democracy.... ...something about panniers.... Oh no that...
by hufty
20 Mar 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21334
Views: 522072

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Great, as predicted it's another tedious multipage thread where people who enjoy arguing the toss over Brexit post stuff up that other people don't read. Exactly nobody will change their mind. ...something about that bus.... ...something about democracy.... ...something about panniers.... Oh no that...
by hufty
2 Mar 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Isn't there a long running Brexit thread in the Tea Shop for this sort of thing? Let's exercise some self-control and not pollute other sections of the forum. Er, this page is about Br***t. Exactly - I was suggesting keeping all the spurious Brexit stuff together in one thread on one section of the...
by hufty
2 Mar 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Isn't there a long running Brexit thread in the Tea Shop for this sort of thing? Let's exercise some self-control and not pollute other sections of the forum.
by hufty
11 Feb 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 65
Views: 2688

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.