Search found 2283 matches

by rualexander
18 Apr 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 485

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

I saw a huge motorhome a couple of years ago in a passing place. I understand that since they can be pretty well self contained, users of these vehicles sometimes don't even shop locally and wild camp, the latter being contrary to the spirit if not the letter of the wild camping legislation. It's c...
by rualexander
18 Apr 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

The flysheet on the original Stalon GT was not nylon, it was a polyester material and in that it differed from the other Hillebergs at the time is was produced. Maybe that was why it degraded with such a short usage. My Stalon was not a GT version, and was definitely their Kerlon nylon (1800 I thin...
by rualexander
17 Apr 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 485

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

Faichemard Farm campsite is nice, adults only so no kids running around.
About 2 miles west of Invergarry, not sure if that is suitable for your route though.
http://www.faichemard-caravancamping.co ... e-campsite
by rualexander
17 Apr 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

There is also the issue of UV damage, which can shorten lives. Are Hille's mofre resistant to this? No, I don't think so. My Hilleberg Stalon died from UV degradation after 18 years of maybe four weeks use per year plus a four month trip in NZ summer (high UV). My 30 year old Saunders Jetpacker Plu...
by rualexander
17 Apr 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interesting cycling podcasts...
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Interesting cycling podcasts...

Travelling Two site has a good collection of touring podcasts, they haven't made any for a few years but the old ones are still there http://travellingtwo.com/category/cycli ... s/podcasts
by rualexander
16 Apr 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

If you're buying in New Zealand, have a look at their Macpac tents https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/tents
by rualexander
7 Apr 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 59
Views: 1809

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

In the years I've had a Trangia I doubt the burner has been stored empty more than a couple of times & haven't found this to be the case. Same here. I also lost a Sigg bottle after it corroded with meths in it for a long time. Any scientists able to explain? Meths corrodes bare aluminium.
by rualexander
4 Apr 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: downloadable cycle map of France?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: downloadable cycle map of France?

Talkytoaster does OS style mapping for many countries including France.
https://shop.talkytoaster.me.uk/
by rualexander
4 Apr 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Hilleberg Soulo Tent - Questions

I didn't like the Soulo I had for a while, sold it and bought a Nallo 2 instead. Things I didn't like bout the Soulo : The door arrangement seemed wrong to me, I'd have preferred the zip to run parallel to the sleeping direction rather than perpendicular (hard to describe). Pitching it using the cli...
by rualexander
3 Apr 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knock off Disc Trucker
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: knock off Disc Trucker

Looks nothing like a Disc Trucker, other than the fact that its a bike.
by rualexander
29 Mar 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A cycling article .. with no cycling relevance.
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: A cycling article .. with no cycling relevance.

Who says its a cycling article?
by rualexander
24 Mar 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

Fair point, but Brompton Electric also seems to have radial spoking, https://www.google.com/search?q=brompton+electric&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwj6-4D5vpvhAhUNQRoKHSAcAWEQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=brompton++e&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.3.35i39l3j0l2.698.2361..3860...0.0..0.93.173.2......0....1..........
by rualexander
24 Mar 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

Radial spoking is fairly standard on normal Brompton front wheels I think.
by rualexander
13 Mar 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: braze on's ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: braze on's ?

Plenty of racks can be fitted without brazed on bosses on the fork legs, particularly if you have a mudguard eyelet at the dropout as in the version brucey linked to.