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by Oggi
17 Aug 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

If Sustrans can eventually sort the link through Buxton and join the High Peak trail it would make one of the finest rides in the UK. And of course if the railway folk don’t get their way and reopen the line.
by Oggi
13 Aug 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Panniers to fit 12mm tubing?

I have a pair of Thule panniers and the are very good.
by Oggi
7 Feb 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ancient cycling sign in Chester
Replies: 22
Views: 4065

Re: ancient cycling sign in Chester

No the one from North Rode is still there.
by Oggi
30 Nov 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Front light with bar bag?

I use one of these which allows the light to go below the bar bag. I had to take a file to it to allow my brake cable to pass freely but not a big Issue. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/prod ... /22455.jpg
by Oggi
6 Nov 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone been to Durmitor NP in Montenegro?
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Anyone been to Durmitor NP in Montenegro?

I’ve not cycled in the Durmitor National Park but I have climbed there. The area is stunning and quiet by UK or French/Italian standards. There are ample camp sites and bunkhouse type accommodation. The standard of driving is more Eastern European than Western but if you are used to holding your own...
by Oggi
4 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?

I made a clickstand myself from some old tent poles (Wild Country Quasar) and a bung from a walking pole picked up on a walk and attached with sugru. A bungee from the same tent serves as a handbrake. Thorn are very specific about not using a kickstand.
by Oggi
28 Jul 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for an old/near new tyre?
Replies: 25
Views: 3556

Re: Uses for an old/near new tyre?

Some ideas here for uses for old tubes. https://www.cycleofgood.com/product-cat ... nd-purses/

You can donate your tubes to them and they also take entire bikes to go to Malawi.

Doug
by Oggi
17 Jul 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Try looking for sailing gloves. They are identical to cycle gloves without the padding. They are designed to stop soft handed sailors getting sore fingers!
by Oggi
15 Jul 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10396

Re: rear pannier advice needed

I recently got a good deal on a pair of Thule panniers and they seem very good. Thule is a good make and they are roll top like the Ortliebs but I got them for about half the price. I got the larger pair cos they only weigh a little more than the smaller ones but you don’t need to fill them. The ext...
by Oggi
29 Jun 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks for all the help and warnings. I’ll be careful of the bricks and if I fall in I will keep very quiet about it. I hope it’s cooler next Saturday than today. Even too hot at 1000 feet in Buxton and I only rode into town for some shopping.
by Oggi
29 Jun 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Worcester canal towpath

End of the route is Malvern so Diglis seems the obvious choice.
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks. I don’t particularly enjoy muddy, single track style towpaths so I intend to join at Tiverton using minor roads from Longbridge to there. Looking on google maps the route through Worcester and across the road bridge looked unpleasant to Diglis bridge is the obvious choice.
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Worcester canal towpath

Thanks Richard
by Oggi
28 Jun 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worcester canal towpath
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Worcester canal towpath

I will be riding through Worcester in a week or so coming from Birmingham to the SW and from the map it looks like the easiest route through the town is the canal towpath. I know towpaths are very variable so I was wandering if anyone has cycled it recently from the NE of Worcester to Diglis bridge....
by Oggi
30 Apr 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Goyt Valley one-way system
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Goyt Valley one-way system

If you are not worried about steep hills then The routes through Jenkin Chapel are brill. It is much better to ride up the Goyt from Erwood Hall. I regularly do a round from Buxton, only an hour but one of the most beautiful rides in England. Also great riding down through Macclesfield Forest and Wi...