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by rualexander
22 Jul 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car indicators
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Car indicators

Yes of course they continue to work.
Your indicators will probably also work with the ignition on but the engine not running.
by rualexander
15 Jul 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good place to find UK bikepacking routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 506

Re: Good place to find UK bikepacking routes?

Lots of good info and a good forum at Bearbones Bikepacking http://www.bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/
by rualexander
13 Jul 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 day gravel road/landy track route scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: 2 day gravel road/landy track route scotland

From Loch Ossian there's a fairly new fantatstic rideable track, not yet marked on the OS maps, that follows the route of the old footpath through to Rannoch. Is that the path past the Corrour Old Lodge (ruin)? Yes that's the one. Here's a photo taken on that section heading south with the Glencoe ...
by rualexander
12 Jul 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 day gravel road/landy track route scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: 2 day gravel road/landy track route scotland

We did a few great routes back in May. Couple of them were similar to those mentioned above. Another was a circuit starting in Dalnaspidal. Take the track southwest alongside Loch Ericht, then up to Loch Pattack. From there follow the tracks over towards Loch Laggan and head alongside Lochan Na Earb...
by rualexander
11 Jul 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland, must ride roads
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Shetland, must ride roads

I'd recommend Unst, and if your bike will handle it, go out across the boards to Muckle Flugga (if not for the name, at least so you can say you've been to the most northerly point of the UK). What are "the boards to Muckle Flugga"? Surely you can't get a bike out to Muckle Flugga, and ev...
by rualexander
7 Jul 2018, 12:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Mounting a jetboil on underside of downtube that has no bosses

Gorilla cage, Salsa Anything cage, Blackburn Outpost cage, attached with something like Zefal Gizmo mounts https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Zefal-Gizmo-II ... 102451.htm
by rualexander
1 Jul 2018, 12:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland, must ride roads
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Shetland, must ride roads

A good circular ride would be Aith to Voe via 'the alps' road then through North and South Nesting on the coastal road, complete the circuit by cutting across the mainland via Setter and Bixter. All of Shetland is pretty good really, in decent weather anyway! Longer circular routes are few in number...
by rualexander
8 May 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Re: Water Bottle with Filter and Cap - recommendations

This works very well to remove all the particles from water, even standing water https://sawyer.com/products/mini-filter/ https://sawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SP128_blue-400x400.png But does not remove bacteria, so you need a SteriPen as well Of course it filters bacteria, that's the whole...
by rualexander
18 Mar 2018, 12:22am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Trangia
Replies: 36
Views: 2697

Re: Jetboil or Trangia

Last time I was in Spain, 5 years ago, I had problems with the supermarket alcohol de quemar, difficult to light and poor burning.
by rualexander
10 Mar 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wild salmon
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Wild salmon

Poached in lightly salted water with a splash of vinegar, then served cold with a salad. Delicious.
by rualexander
7 Mar 2018, 12:57am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins
Replies: 40
Views: 4793

Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

I recall there was a British competitor who was found guilty of doping at the winter Olympics a while back. He got an over the counter product that contained a banned substance there (USA I think) when the UK version didn't have anything prohibited. Being what would seem overly cautious doesn't see...
by rualexander
16 Feb 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flight bag for luggage
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Flight bag for luggage

We've used the Hi Gear bags for years, still ok but one has a dodgy zip, and a couple of small holes. Trekmates seem to do a very similar bag https://www.traveloutdoors.co.uk/trekmates-destination-storage-bag/ Googling 'rucksack backpack flight cover' brought up a selection of options https://www.go...
by rualexander
10 Feb 2018, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8 speed hub leaking?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Alfine 8 speed hub leaking?

That looks like a Nexus hub rather than an Alfine 8 hub, but in any case both of them normally have grease in them rather than oil, unless you've previously had the grease cleaned out and replaced with an oil of some kind, in which case it may well leak a bit as the hubs are not sealed for oil.