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by Sweep
25 Jun 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weekend Touring Routes Please
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Weekend Touring Routes Please

If you are looking to stay pretty local(I would with only a weekend to spare and the, er, complications of booking bikes on British intercity trains) slowandsteady I would take a look at the Oysterzone map which covers rail routes - surprisingly large - and you can of course take bikes on a fair bit...
by Sweep
25 Jun 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weekend Touring Routes Please
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Weekend Touring Routes Please

What Hobbes says. If looking for a campsite to base a weekend trip around I can recommend this very nice place. A while since I have been but probably the same set-up - one field has no electric hook ups so is ideal for cycle campers not wanting to be disturbed. Looks like it's currently £8 for one ...
by Sweep
23 Jun 2019, 1:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: OSMand oddities

Works fine for me. I do get an odd thing where my editing of favourites once in (renaming groups, changing colour of group signs etc) makes the app seem to freeze and it asks me if I want to close it. I do and when I load it up again all is well and it has done what it apparently refused to do. May ...
by Sweep
23 Jun 2019, 1:39am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: AVENIR bike bag
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: AVENIR bike bag

PM sent 6.32 saturday.
by Sweep
22 Jun 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OSMand oddities
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: OSMand oddities

Returned to this thread to remind myself how I managed to import those archies and spoons files long ago. Not sure I understand your post climo but are you sorted? For the benefit of others (and me if I forget so return here): It seems that to import a gpx file of additional POIs into osmand the fil...
by Sweep
21 Jun 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring
Replies: 31
Views: 662

Re: Ultra lightweight foldable panniers - not for touring

There are these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altura-Unisexs-Ultralite-Vortex-Pannier/dp/B079SDNJK2/ref=asc_df_B079SDNJK2/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=341222802894&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14392429126138799306&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&am...
by Sweep
21 Jun 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?

I have used a 1" threaded headset on my MTB for for well over 25 years. Raced extensively and in more recent years used for touring, the latter with lowriders and over 5kg in each front pannier. No issues with the headset loosening. This bike also has a short headtube (107mm) which I would thi...
by Sweep
21 Jun 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... of Zonkie chains?
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: ... of Zonkie chains?

Mick F wrote:If it's still shiny AND you are riding enough, you must be cleaning it and looking after it properly.

Check my shiny chains any time you want. :wink:


seem to recall you have a particularly rigorous chain cleaning regime though mick.

After every ride or something?
by Sweep
21 Jun 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... of Zonkie chains?
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: ... of Zonkie chains?

If it's still shiny you aren't riding enough :)

I don't believe in paying for shininess with chains.
by Sweep
20 Jun 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... of Zonkie chains?
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: ... of Zonkie chains?

Surprised you went for the mysterious zonkie vantage.

£13 isn't especially cheap.

Pretty sure I rarely pay that for a 9sp chain.
by Sweep
20 Jun 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leisure rider training for first multi-day tour.
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Leisure rider training for first multi-day tour.

It's a good idea to take a break when you begin to feel tired rather than pushing through it as them tiredness really sets in and you become slower. s Yes and it could be worse than tiredness - you could be on the edge of the dreaded "bonk". Despite being pretty experienced I managed to g...
by Sweep
19 Jun 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?

LittleGreyCat wrote:Looking this up for my Spa Wayfarer.

Headset shows as Tange Terious SRN.

However thee is nothing obvious to say if this is threaded or threadless.


If at all recent I would imagine it is threadless 1 1/8 inch.
by Sweep
19 Jun 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Etrex system backup
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Garmin Etrex system backup

Not sure how that makes it less likely to be honest.

It's a computer with all the pluses and minuses of that.

Yes, my maps are on the card.
by Sweep
18 Jun 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Front low rider loading and threaded headsets?

Yes I know it's a biketech type question but really only of import to cycle tourists. And I imagine that there must be a fair few folk touring on 1 inch threaded headset bikes on here. (tho not gatto from past posts :) ) I may in passing have touched on this before but would appreciate focussed inpu...
by Sweep
18 Jun 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke Protector Information
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Spoke Protector Information

At that price I can't think of a reason not to have one on any sort of utility/tourer type bike. On my watchlist for next time I put in a PlanetX order. I have trashed spokes from a (quality) rear mech going into them. Have lead at least one ride where a rider trashed their spokes. My Ridgeback Expe...