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by NickWi
7 Jul 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: low budget camping challenge

Why go for the whole tent thing? A Bivvy Bag & Tarp can be both lighter & cheaper.
by NickWi
3 Jul 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 1090

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

I'm another with some early '90s Karrimor panniers, the Emerald Green ones with the back pockets & yellow reflective tape. If I remember rightly they were quite expensive, but they've certainly stood the test of time. My Camper Long Flap is from the same time, but for Carrimore kit, that's just ...
by NickWi
3 Jul 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Touring food

If you want an idea of what the professionals eat, have a look at the contents of an Army 24hr ration pack for ideas. Yes, there are lots of high carb pasta based meals designed to refuel a tired body, but they also include snacks, sweets and other titbits to eat on the go to keep you going througho...
by NickWi
2 Jul 2020, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ? Easy 100km rides in the Midlands, England?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: ? Easy 100km rides in the Midlands, England?

-----Flat for most of the ride while in Shropshire with a few,------. The area essexian is talking about is the start of the North Shropshire Plain, it's not flat as pancake like East Anglia but what hills there are are generally lumps & bumps rather than hills. Not so South Shropshire, hills, ...
by NickWi
1 Jul 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: campag shifters shimano gears
Replies: 31
Views: 710

Re: campag shifters shimano gears

Definitely a thumbs up for the J-Tek Shiftmate pulley system from SJS. I run 8 speed Ergo shifters mated to a 11-28 Shimano cassette and a short cage Campag derailleur. Works perfectly.
by NickWi
1 Jul 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: is it a tent, is it a hut? no its super-treehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: is it a tent, is it a hut? no its super-treehouse

Then there's these https://www.tentsile.com/ https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0213/4326/files/Tentsile_Tree_Tent_Camping_Stack_600x.jpg?v=1587719581 And for the seiously weird, these https://treetents.co.uk/products/tree-tent/ https://treetents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Askersund-Pair-1030x7...
by NickWi
27 Jun 2020, 10:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 61
Views: 1182

Re: Effort or Speed?

Mick F wrote:Maybe it's because the folk who buy them want them like that because they are cheaper.


It's the old BSO market all over again, but this time with an electric motor.
by NickWi
26 Jun 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Black Lives Matter support defunding the police though. How do CUK square the circle that they don't (tacitly) support illegal action, when BLM want the people who the enforce law and order, the police, to be no more. You are taking this out of context. Defunding the police is about the American sy...
by NickWi
26 Jun 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beards: Why? Why not?
Replies: 27
Views: 660

Re: Beards: Why? Why not?

Why Not? – As Sid James would have once said, Rumpy-Pumpy (or lack thereof). I once came back from a two week tour and while I away decided it'd be fun to see how far it's grow. I was quite impressed, the missus wasn't. Let's just say I'd been away for two weeks and was in need of some amorous atten...
by NickWi
26 Jun 2020, 10:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?
Replies: 179
Views: 5103

Re: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?

After seeing the news and pictures of Covidiots on the beaches I'm not really sure I want to go anywhere near a campsite. I know they're not all going to be as ram packed, but having experience of certain types of campsite on Bank Holidays when the hoards have decend on them, I don't want to be anyw...
by NickWi
24 Jun 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?
Replies: 80
Views: 1593

Re: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?

As far as I am aware there seemed to be a lot of skiing parties in Northern Italy before it became apparent that the virus was rife on the loose there? The returning infected people spread it like wildfire. Suggest you read the following see where our cases really came from:- https://news.sky.com/s...
by NickWi
21 Jun 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

I take a UK 12 for normal shoes and they tend to have to be wide fitting ones as well, (big I know, but I'm good at swimming) so ordered a 48. Perfect and with a pair of ordinary Merino cycling socks underneath I've done rides of 30 or so miles on a frosty morning. My toes have remained toasty as co...
by NickWi
21 Jun 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

Expensive, but the best investment I've ever made for winter riding.
https://www.northwave.com/uk-GB-en/prod ... 83001.aspx
by NickWi
21 Jun 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 143
Views: 2588

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

merseymouth wrote:NickWi, No speaka da lingo!


“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better, but the frog dies in the process.”
E.B. White (1899 - 1985)
by NickWi
20 Jun 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 143
Views: 2588

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

I red reseantley education is important but opening the pubs is importanter ...