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by unclebob
17 Feb 2012, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Australia European leg advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: UK to Australia European leg advice please

Thanks guys, we are close to leaving, only 2 weeks to go! We have decided to get as far as Vienna and then decide from there whether to continue along the river or head to the Dalmatian coast based on how we are feeling and what the weather is doing etc. I am still leaning towards the coast but will...
by unclebob
8 Feb 2012, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Australia European leg advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: UK to Australia European leg advice please

thanks Mattie, what time of year was that? we will there early April probably and will be looking mainly to wild camp if possible, are the beaches reasonably accessible? i gather that the roads are busy in the summer but at that time of year should be relatively ok. Can you recommend any worthwhile ...
by unclebob
6 Feb 2012, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Australia European leg advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: UK to Australia European leg advice please

Thanks for the info guys, we will be going through Central Asia and up up up the Pamir Highway and into western China before getting a train to Beijing for the ferry and a trip round Japan. From there we are a bit clueless but time will tell. I guess what im after is wheteher to continue going along...
by unclebob
3 Feb 2012, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Australia European leg advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 705

UK to Australia European leg advice please

Hi all, we will be setting off for a little bike ride early March making our way slow and steady to Australia via Central Asia. We are after advice on the european leg of the tour, we will be going over from Newhaven to Dieppe and then making our way to the Danube. From then on we are unsure of whet...
by unclebob
4 Dec 2011, 9:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Eurovelo 6
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Camping Eurovelo 6

Hi all, we will be heading off early March from UK to Australia doing as much as we can by bike. We will head over from Newhaven to Dieppe then as direct a route as possible to southern Germany to Donaueschingen to pick up the Danube trail. Any tips, free/wild spots or must sees/avoids appreciated, ...
by unclebob
4 Dec 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir Hwy, which Schwalbe tyres please?
Replies: 11
Views: 3269

Re: Pamir Hwy, which Schwalbe tyres please?

Thanks all for the replies, we are leaning towards 2 inch duremes, read some very good reviews and found some at 30 pounds a pop. Can't seem to find any mondial stockists, sjs had them but none at the moment and they are around 47 pounds delivered, pretty pricey but i suppose excellent quality. Than...
by unclebob
2 Dec 2011, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir Hwy, which Schwalbe tyres please?
Replies: 11
Views: 3269

Pamir Hwy, which Schwalbe tyres please?

Cycling from UK to China via Pamir Hwy. We will be riding Surly LHT 26", and using the tyres that come with the bikes initially (Continental city contact 1.5) and looking to change them closer to the Pamirs as we encounter rougher terrain. CAn anyone offer suggestions as to which Schwalbe for t...
by unclebob
28 Jun 2011, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new chainset,casette and chain for tourer
Replies: 7
Views: 617

new chainset,casette and chain for tourer

Hi all, i recently picked up a dawes super galaxy on ebay cheapish but according to the local bike shop she needs a new chainset etc as they are worn and have never been replaced. They were to order me in a deore several weeks ago but they are seeming increasingly complacent or just not bothered so ...
by unclebob
31 May 2011, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with Touring Frame Size Please
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Help with Touring Frame Size Please

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
by unclebob
29 May 2011, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with Touring Frame Size Please
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Help with Touring Frame Size Please

Apologies as im sure this probably gets asked quite a bit, we are looking for a tourer for my mrs and have asked in two seperate bike shops but unfortunately its been a bit vague not a proper fitting as such. A couple of online tools indicate different results too so it's all a bit confusing. Measur...