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by Tako
17 Nov 2011, 4:22am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66957

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Yes, thanks Keith!
by Tako
27 Sep 2011, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Americanisms
Replies: 136
Views: 7353

Re: Americanisms

The French would stop this pretty quickly. Why don't we? Language lives. It's good. (Caveat: one American phrase, "I could care less", is clearly 100% of bonkers and there's no excuse for that ;).) "I couldn't care less" means exactly the same thing! The UK English language is a...
by Tako
1 Sep 2011, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Messenger Bags - Chrome Citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Messenger Bags - Chrome Citizen

Depends what your hauling?
ALso, Chrome bags are an narrow envelope design which may/not suit. I traded my Metropolis model for a Pac Designs bag and am very happy!
by Tako
17 Aug 2011, 2:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: heat mat, between stove and pan (burnt porridge)
Replies: 16
Views: 4331

Re: heat mat, between stove and pan (burnt porridge)

I've used a tin lid as a diffuser (Ti pot with wood/meths stove) to cook porridge/rice. Cheap and cheerful! :D
by Tako
14 Aug 2011, 4:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airline carry-on baggage
Replies: 22
Views: 1732

Re: Airline carry-on baggage

Which airline? I flew with Emirates with my Brompton packed and declared as golf clubs. Their policy don't consider bikes as exercise or sporting equipment but golf clubs are acceptable. The check-in girl didn't bat an eyelid!
As AP says, wear all your heavy clothing.
by Tako
11 Aug 2011, 4:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Carradice Super C front and rear panniers
Replies: 15
Views: 8198

Re: Carradice Super C front and rear panniers

This thread just made me realise ALL my bike luggage is made by Carradice: 1980s front rack bar bag (l had a Super C with Klick-fix mounts but much prefer the older style), 1990s F+R Super C's, 2000s Nelson low saddle long flap (try saying that after a few scrumpys!) Fab company with a great product...
by Tako
17 Feb 2011, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton - good or gimic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6350

Re: Brompton - good or gimic?

If the fold and portability are key requirements, the B is hard to beat. After some deliberation, l took my B over my other bikes to Hong Kong, scroll down near bottom here . Was the best decision, as l can take on all public transport, ferries, etc, and the compact fold is less cumbersome in high d...
by Tako
12 Feb 2011, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 441916

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

my brompton in hong kong:
by Tako
13 Jan 2011, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact or triple?
Replies: 77
Views: 6164

Re: Compact or triple?

If it helps, l have a older Daytona 9spd Med rear mech which mates well with a 50x40x30_14-28 block.
by Tako
12 Jan 2011, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with a Brompton
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Touring with a Brompton

You'll be fine! I'm hauling mine with me to Hong Kong and across Asia and l have 3speeds!!
by Tako
12 Jan 2011, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 3056

Re: Smoking

A roll up certainly helped me up the hills, sometimes even stopping mid-way for a look at the scenery. :wink: Haven't missed it since l quit (again) though.
Then again, smoking a pack of Gitanes didn't stop those early tour riders.
by Tako
11 Jan 2011, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding bikes on planes
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Folding bikes on planes

You're best checking with the airline as all operators have different policies. Since 9-11, hand luggage allowances have shrunk size-wise and l doubt they'll let you on with a disassembled bike frame! I will be flying with Emirates to Asia and my Brompton will be in the hold as sporting equipment.
by Tako
10 Jan 2011, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15187

Re: Camping light - what to take???

Nice bike! A change from the old one in this thread?!
Interesting mod on saddlebag rack. :D
by Tako
16 Dec 2010, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle locks
Replies: 70
Views: 7153

Re: cycle locks

I had one of those alarm locks. idea was to use it for touring, ditching the heavy d-lock. the thing would go off regularly and at the most inopportune moments. It suffered a major design fault as when it was triggered it would beep a warning and then go off anyway. I'm back to d- and cable locks.