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by shotaway
7 Feb 2013, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol to Rome
Replies: 19
Views: 7503

Re: Bristol to Rome

I did it in 2010 check my blog with good maps and gpx files..
altho i lived in Bristol at the time i didn't start cycling till hitting France using the euro tunnel bike service well worth looking in to..
loosely following the Via Francigena

http://hoopdriver.blogspot.com
by shotaway
19 Jul 2012, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidewall Cracking
Replies: 15
Views: 4897

Re: Sidewall Cracking

well it don't look good but prob keep on trucking for a while but if it was a car or motorbike it would be a MOT fail or sure.... Ive got cracks in my tyres like that but no where as bad they where fine when i put the bike to sleep 2 winters ago i left it in the back of my van in the dark i think th...
by shotaway
16 Jul 2012, 1:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Carrying a rucksack
Replies: 21
Views: 4550

Re: Carrying a rucksack

Definalty ruck sacks not camelbaks? hydration systems?

Mountain bikers on day rides normally use small pack for there small lite things(makeup i think).
but when you have to carry a bit more get it on the racks for sure..
by shotaway
16 Jul 2012, 12:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads
Replies: 20
Views: 1003

Re: straight square taper cranks and m5 threads

If you think it might have been the LBS take it back they will be able to fix this using a heli-coil this is the best way to fix damaged threads.. you can of course buy helicoils and do it your self but it a lot for a one off job. http://www.helicoil.in/helicoil.htm just found a kit on ebay for 17 q...
by shotaway
15 Jul 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 6674

Re: Which tyres

Vittoria Randonneur pro have been amazing for me, i cycled to Greece via Rome totaling 6000km fully loaded along the stony Rhine and many other harsh trails on route. now that im back must have done another 3000km and not one puncture, the grip on the road was great even sailing down the Swiss alps ...
by shotaway
15 Jul 2012, 1:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring: Advice on essential kit
Replies: 56
Views: 13131

Re: Touring: Advice on essential kit

How about a first aid kit? i like to carry some strong pain killers too not that ive ever needed them but makes me feel safe. A good thing to have with you if you think it might rain lots is a small tarp i use the diamond shaped fly cover from my mosquito hammock with this you can sit outside and st...
by shotaway
15 Jul 2012, 12:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice cotton duck
Replies: 20
Views: 1815

Re: Carradice cotton duck

I looked into this myself when my new partner had a industrial sewing machine.. Hand sewing hells bells, we just sold a old friston and rossman semi industrial sewing machine on ebay for not much think it was 15 quid they are so cheep. A old singer machine with a bunch of good sharp needles is prob ...
by shotaway
13 Jul 2012, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which Camera ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2958

Re: Which Camera ?

I haven't got any experience with this camera except I've seen some stunning HD footage shot with it..
Might be worth looking into..

http://gopro.com
by shotaway
13 Jul 2012, 11:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions
Replies: 23
Views: 5746

Re: Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions

Well it looks like opencyclemap.org has 63 mapped correctly then..

:D
by shotaway
12 Jul 2012, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions
Replies: 23
Views: 5746

Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions

At last google maps has bicycle directions in the uk.

should be pretty good. altho id hope opencyclemap nabs it from google.

Did anyone see the google street view bicycles? almost went for a job with them when i lived in bristol..
by shotaway
3 Jul 2012, 1:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

Ive got a massive stack of 1:25000 os maps. if you like the paper maps it really worth spending a little extra and getting the waterproof ones aqua3, one shower of rain and they turn into a big mess. even laying them on wet grass is a problem. When I made my route to greece i found i need to buy a h...
by shotaway
3 Jul 2012, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?
Replies: 27
Views: 4986

Re: How do you plan a route for a cycle tour/ audax ride?

ridewithgps is a great site it uses the opencyclemap maps.. http://www.opencyclemap.org/ http://ridewithgps.com/ when using ridewithgps or bikeroutetoaster switch the map to OCM. and select cycling as the mode of transport. You can then download the GPX file which you can use on your GPS. I have a g...
by shotaway
3 Jul 2012, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube in September
Replies: 11
Views: 5087

Re: Danube in September

When I cycled down the rhine a couple of years ago i stayed in a couple http://www.bettundbike.de/ thats bed and bike in german i found the hotels cheep and the breakfast was supurb well worth looking into... think it was about 30 euro a night inc breakfast.. they had a big garage to store your bike...
by shotaway
3 Jul 2012, 12:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube in September
Replies: 11
Views: 5087

Re: Danube in September

I was planing to cycle the German and Austria bit in September but my partner has broken her arm and look like its not going to be right for the trip. Im am wondering if your taking your bikes from the UK and how your getting there with your bikes. it seemed to me bloody EazyJet was the best price, ...