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by juice
20 May 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Help. Frame broken.

Job done. An LBS took my pal to a trusted welder. They didn't even charge him.
Many thanks for all the help. Long term i think he will get the stay swapped out. Just needs to get to Lisbon now.
by juice
19 May 2019, 1:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Re: Help. Frame broken.

Thanks everyone.
Hopefully with this advice and a good welder he should make it to Lisbon.
He’s giving Dawes a ring on Monday hopefully they can advise on compatibility.
by juice
18 May 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 1130

Help. Frame broken.

A friend is 2k into EV 1 and near Santiago. The frame on his 2015 dawes grand tour with disc brakes has developed a 30mm split. His options are a repair or new frame. Unfortunately they don’t seem to make the same frane anymore. Theres a new super galaxy disc frame on eBay would this be compatible. ...
by juice
2 Nov 2017, 11:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hebridean way ferry fares
Replies: 12
Views: 1650

Re: hebridean way ferry fares

Slightly off topic I’ve done the Hebrides a couple of times and would second the comments above re hostels, the
http://www.nuntonhousehostel.com/ On benbecular is the best hostel I’ve used in Scotland.
by juice
26 Oct 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Roscoff to Bordeaux
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Roscoff to Bordeaux

I cycled from Bayonne to St Malo dropped off by the euro bike bus home on the ferry. It was around 1000km all but 200km on dedicated bike tracks always very close to the coast except across Brittany and quite flat. It was great. I camped all the way.
Please ask if you want more detail.
by juice
23 Sep 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Safe parking in Oban
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: Safe parking in Oban

I left my car at the sports centre for a week which is free and used by many.
by juice
5 Jun 2017, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...
Replies: 18
Views: 11507

Re: Best route across Scotland? Not in a rush...

If you do the outer islands which we enjoyed, there's a nice hostel on Barra which is also a sea canoe centre. The best hostel I've ever used is Nunton House Hostel on Benbecula. The hopscotch ticket Oban to Ullapool I remember as reasonably cheap. We also went across Arran. North of Ullapool there'...
by juice
5 Jun 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!
Replies: 35
Views: 16392

Re: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!

https://mobile.twitter.com/john_lauder/status/605719939631222784

We did it going south but noticed this sign on the other side.
Don't get stuck there, I guess a quick phone call would be a good idea.


If it's not busy and you're in a hurry, rule 5.
by juice
5 Jun 2017, 10:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!
Replies: 35
Views: 16392

Re: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!

http://www.lochabertransport.org.uk/Tra ... Ferry.aspx

There is a timetable see above. Note the mobile number at the bottom.
by juice
3 Jun 2017, 12:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!
Replies: 35
Views: 16392

Re: 9 day LEJOG - HELP!

The A82 south of Fort William is narrow and fast/busy. There is an alternative but it's a bit of a fiddle. If you cross on the corran ferry you can cycle on the other side of the loch on a lovely empty road, you'll need to get a little ferry back at fort William. Its part of the cycle route, there's...
by juice
30 Jun 2016, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire a velo
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Loire a velo

Any suggestions for cheapish accommodation on route or anything else useful. Will be doing it in early September. Will be going down by car and getting back to the start by train.
by juice
29 Apr 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in France
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Wild camping in France

robing wrote:You could always stay on the bike bus to Bayonne and then just cycle up the coast missing out bordeaux altogether.

This. We did Bayonne to St Malo camped all the way. Only wild camped once on a canal towpath when we couldn't find a municipal site. Up to Rayon it will be easy to find wild sites.
by juice
1 Feb 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WESTERN ISLES
Replies: 28
Views: 1891

Re: WESTERN ISLES

Dodger
It would be a great time to go. We did it last summer. We stayed in hostels to save carrying tents. Most were good, this one was great, Nunton House Hostel on Benbecula. It could be windy. Any specific questions, just ask.
by juice
8 Jan 2016, 10:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longest UK off-road surfaced cycle route?
Replies: 36
Views: 14639

Re: Longest UK off-road surfaced cycle route?

They are constructing a bike route mainly traffic free north from Oban that will go to Inverness.
by juice
2 Jan 2016, 11:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire a velo. Logistics.
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Loire a velo. Logistics.

Thanks folks.
I've done the Nantes to St Malo before, so will plan on driving to Nevers park up and come back by train.