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by rualexander
16 Nov 2017, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: zip ties
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: zip ties

I presume you mean one of the jockey wheels in the rear derailleur?
Good fix though.
by rualexander
8 Nov 2017, 3:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping

Some more detail on your proposed route would be useful? But, you should be fine, just keep an eye on the weather forecast, particularly the local mountain forecast http://www.mwis.org.uk/scottish-forecast If in doubt turn back or change your route. December shouldn't be all that bad, more likely to...
by rualexander
26 Oct 2017, 9:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Yet more victim blaming & helmet effectiveness assumptions
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Yet more victim blaming & helmet effectiveness assumptions

Saw this in the TV listings for 24 Hours in A&E

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So they wouldn't have bothered sending him for a CT scan if he had been wearing a helmet?
by rualexander
26 Oct 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland in March.
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Scotland in March.

cheesemonster wrote:Would the highland trail be rideable around then?

Just depends on what the weather has been like over the preceding weeks, how much snow is still lying, etc, etc.
In a 3 or 4 week period at that time of year you are pretty much bound to get some good weather and some bad weather!
by rualexander
26 Oct 2017, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland in March.
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: Scotland in March.

I have a week off at the end of March most years, been to Mull a few times, last couple of years I've done a bothy tour in southern Scotland, Borders and Galloway. Perhaps surprisingly the weather has been very good for most of the week in all of these trips. We've had some decent warm sunny spells ...
by rualexander
24 Oct 2017, 11:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hungarian Salami at Lidls
Replies: 41
Views: 1398

Re: Hungarian Salami at Lidls

I always grab some of Aldi's Wild Boar Salami when they have it in. Very nice in a sandwich, etc. They do a Venison one too.
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No idea where it comes from though.
by rualexander
24 Oct 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lighting a Trangia
Replies: 57
Views: 1539

Re: Lighting a Trangia

Fire steel works fine, sometimes a bit fiddly in cold weather but I sometimes have to use the small piece of tissue paper dipped in the meths method mentioned by meic. Permanent Match lighters are good too, but not as robust as they used to be, I've broken the striking tip off two in the past couple...
by rualexander
23 Oct 2017, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike insurance.
Replies: 28
Views: 527

Re: Bike insurance.

TSB Bike Insurance, £3.50 a month for me, all bikes covered for same cost as one bike. http://www.tsb.co.uk/campaign/bike-insurance/?WT.mc_id=43700010729533502&WT.srch=1&keyword=tsb%2520bike%2520insurance&matchtype=e&adid=183118508853&gclid=CMHB4cj8htcCFc5bGwodlZsG3A&gclsrc=...
by rualexander
23 Oct 2017, 3:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike insurance.
Replies: 28
Views: 527

Re: Bike insurance.

TSB Bike Insurance, £3.50 a month for me, all bikes covered for same cost as one bike.
http://www.tsb.co.uk/campaign/bike-insu ... &gclsrc=ds
by rualexander
20 Oct 2017, 6:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great video about a French touring Cyclist
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Great video about a French touring Cyclist

Patrick Plaine was killed by a tractor or forestry vehicle of some kind.
There's a lot of information about him on this page http://tignon.andre.free.fr/report.php?id=1480 it's in French though.
by rualexander
19 Oct 2017, 12:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Revolution Bikes Discontinued
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Revolution Bikes Discontinued

Not just their bikes, they used to do a range of Revolution stuff including clothing and accessories, but it all seems to have gone from the website except for a couple of lights.
by rualexander
17 Oct 2017, 10:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Pain in crutch when getting on bike
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Pain in crutch when getting on bike

There are various back injuries that can refer pain to the groin/testicular area.
by rualexander
15 Oct 2017, 11:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lighting kits
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Lighting kits

Alpkit have a front and rear light kit with handlebar switch, availability is a bit of an issue as with a lot of their stuff and it's on pre-order at the moment, not cheap though. https://www.alpkit.com/products/hadron
by rualexander
12 Oct 2017, 4:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Trangia
Replies: 26
Views: 962

Re: Jetboil or Trangia

One litre of meths for a Trangia burner over 10 days? Is it really possible? Yes it is possible. We are just back from 3 weeks in Corsica and Elba, and used two litres of 'meths' for the whole 21 days. Trangia stove used every morning to boil water for two mugs of tea, then in the evenings to boil/...