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by Sweep
17 Jun 2019, 6:19am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsites Pembrokeshire/Gower
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Campsites Pembrokeshire/Gower

First sounds interesting/nice.

Quick search found thus:

http://www.westhookfarm-camping.co.uk/prices.html

Am a bit confused by prices.

One person in a 2 person tent (as used by many or most solo tourers?) pays £7.50 or £15?
by Sweep
16 Jun 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 32
Views: 1307

Re: We hear so much about bike security

Glad to be of service. I stress that I also use a quality heavy D lock through the rear wheel and rear triangle. Plenty of worse locked bikes, ie No effective front wheel locking No rear wheel locking with decent D lock wasted by just locking bike crossbar Specatacularly, and i sometimes see - bike ...
by Sweep
16 Jun 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 32
Views: 1307

Re: Security question

. If ( and I don't use them) cable locks are so bad, and can easily be cut why are they suggested to be used with a D lock, surely one quick cut and they still get the front wheel, saddle etc. Excellent point. Rumbled away at the back of my mind for ages. I don't use them anymore. On the front whee...
by Sweep
16 Jun 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 32
Views: 1307

Re: Security question

Personally I wouldn't leave an £1800 bike locked anywhere outdoors. At that price the simplest thing for a thief to do is strip parts: snip the cables, loosen the stem and take the bars, shifters and fork. +1 A bike of that value is for day rides I think. Where it is always next to you. No problem ...
by Sweep
15 Jun 2019, 5:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Thanks, will pass on them though.
Find their approach plain odd.
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New build parts recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: New build parts recommendation

Knocking back the gt85.
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Some Vango F10 tents for sale on Sport Pursuit just now https://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/vango-f10-jun19?type=Tents Mm have heard of that site ru, and complaints about it. A pop up blocks my sight of anything unless I sjgn in, and it suggests that I might want to do that via fbook. I'd rather wal...
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

dim wrote:One of the guys who works with me often tours on his MTB with tent, sleeping bag etc

He said that he and his mates bought their tents and some other gear from Alpkit and everyone is happy:

https://www.alpkit.com/featured/tents

Not very specific dim.
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Final question: why don't you take the Lodge? Maybe I'm wrong (am free to be educated) - although I have sat out some storms in it, I had the idea that in an exposed site it might catch the wind more as of course it can't be faced into the wind. Also, I don't fancy trying to throw its fly over the ...
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2325

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Two points I used to have a double bar rack, Tortec rather than Tubus. It did make loading a bit easier on the rare occasion I camped, but unless you are constantly loading and unloading, you are only talking about a minute or so a day. @@@@@ Secondly, why did you go with drops? You seem to have be...
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1666

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Sweep: personally I would browse the Hilleberg catalogue and find the tent that meets your needs and then look for a similar tent at a fifth or less of the price. It won't be as good but it will do the job, especially if properly pitched which I am sure you will. For instance, for me it would be th...
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

Vorpal wrote:
Sweep wrote:Ah so you are a woman carlislemike.

I think carlislemike was just showing me the t-shirt, following on from my post?

Ah thanks.
It was the line split that got me and the lack of quotes on the second line.
My mind inserted a full stop at the end of the first.
As you were.
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: A Guide to Crossing London Between Trains

Ah so you are a woman carlislemike. Can't help but wonder about the forum name. From your location we may have ridden past each other. Off to read the rest of the thread in case I can add anything useful. I avoid escalators ever since a fully loaded exped bike nearly toppled on me at liverpool stree...
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 7:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105387

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I always reckon on 10mph for these sorts of ride, then add a fair bit on for all those mysterious stops.
by Sweep
14 Jun 2019, 7:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2325

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

My analysis.

You need more cake.

Quickly.