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by 123ttam
30 Apr 2016, 5:24pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: North Birmingham CTC
Replies: 28
Views: 32850

Re: North Birmingham CTC

North Birmingham CTC, have today Saturday 30th April 2016 , conducted our vote and the outcome is that we will remain a Members Group.

Much happier now.

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by 123ttam
20 Jan 2016, 12:29pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: North Birmingham CTC
Replies: 28
Views: 32850

North Birmingham CTC

Hello All

The Current Contact information for the North Birmingham CTC is:-

Web Site:- http://www.nbctc.co.uk

Facebook:- http://www.facebook.com/groups/229003840545357/

Twitter:- http://www.twitter.com/NorthBrumCTC

Strava:- https://www.strava.com/clubs/ctc-north-birmingham

Email:- northbirmingham.ctc@gmail.com
by 123ttam
6 May 2015, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front rack for suspension forks
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Front rack for suspension forks

Thule do this but i don't know much about it "Thule PACK N PEDAL" apparently it fits front or back and has attachments for thin, medium and large (suspension) tubes
by 123ttam
1 Apr 2014, 10:58am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres for Road/Off Road
Replies: 10
Views: 35675

Re: Tyres for Road/Off Road

Preference in tread pattern and also i got a good deal at the LBS for 4 Land Cruisers ;-)
by 123ttam
1 Apr 2014, 10:10am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres for Road/Off Road
Replies: 10
Views: 35675

Re: Tyres for Road/Off Road

I've fitted the Schwalbe Land Cruiser on our mountain bike touring setup

http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/active-line/land-cruiser/
by 123ttam
1 Apr 2014, 10:02am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mountain Bike For Touring ?
Replies: 36
Views: 208419

Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

My wifes and my setup using Specialized Rockhoppers they are used on and off road and so far have proved very versatile.

dynamo hub, bar ends and Brooks Saddle are among a few alterations.

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by 123ttam
7 Jan 2014, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hired van + ferry instead of air-travel
Replies: 16
Views: 53581

Re: Hired van + ferry instead of air-travel

Just a thought ........

My nephew got a volvo off ebay for him self and 3 mates to go to the alps with 4 mountain bikes for a fortnight when they returned he put it back on ebay and got more back for it.

All 4 bikes were stripped of there wheels and went in the back.
by 123ttam
7 Jan 2014, 9:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 0uter Hebrides.
Replies: 31
Views: 51995

Re: 0uter Hebrides.

My wife and I went over there for a short break last year.

here is our story. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1 ... 12536&v=65

Matt
by 123ttam
6 Dec 2013, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a mill file?
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: Recommend a mill file?

If you need a file then.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/engineers-files/2390030/

but i've got a Park tools cable cutter

http://tinyurl.com/p6nhxmn

so you don't need a file.
by 123ttam
6 Nov 2013, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: charging gadgets
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Re: charging gadgets

I too just take my Smart phone (samsung galaxy s3) I have a 32gb micro sd card and store loads on that and have the kindle app for reading books plus about a 100 albums
it comes with a satnav, plus i run the UK atlas Lite app but if you cant get the internet then I also photograph the relevant maps and just zoom in using the phone is easy.
We take a Video camera my wifes phone and kindle. I can keep it all charged with my hub dynamo and a USB-werk from Rose we dont carry any other tech. its all kept switched off untill needed.

Matt
by 123ttam
4 Oct 2013, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C in two days
Replies: 29
Views: 4545

Re: C2C in two days

My wife and I did it in two 2 days this is a our short story

Day 1
My Wife and I drove to Carlisle but didn't locate the long stay carpark (which is right outside the front door) in time and missed the first train to Whitehaven which meant we didn't start cycling untill 10 o'clock. The weather was nice as we set off to Alston, the half way(ish) point where we had pre-positioned our caravan.
We passed 2 red squirels on our way to the first major climb up the Whinlater Pass and once in the forest trail centre missed a way marker and got lost before retracing our steps and finding our way out and on to Keswick.
The leg to Penrith was very pleasant with a few climbs but nothing too bad.
Penrith to Alston = Two sharp climbs out of Penrith to Langwathby which after 50+ miles hurt a bit but then the suffering started. From Renwik to the summit of Hartside Fell (at 70 miles) was really hard work and we reached the top in the dark. The long descent to Alston was pleasant (but a bit chilly).

Day 2 - The route to Allenheads was lovely with fresh(ish) legs, beautiful scenery in sunshine with two nice climbs including the highest point on the Sustrans network. The ascent out of Rookhope took us off road and over the moors to Parkhead and a welcome cup of tea. The descent down into Consett was pleasant but in Consett we got lost and went round in a big circle before finding our way out. From Consett to Tynemouth was a bit of a drag to be honest, after the beatiful Penine scenery, the last 37 miles followed, in the main old rail routes and the Hadrians Way Cycle route. But we made it to the North Sea, turned our bikes round and rode the 10 miles back to Newcastle and train station, where both the Newcastle and Sunderland supporters made the wait quite erm... interesting.
We got back to the car, drove back to Caravan for a Lamb shank dinner and LOTS of wine.

Our Kit
Wifes Bike :- Specialised RockHopper hard tail with Fox 100mm front forks.
My Bike :- Giant Anthem Full sus 100mm of travel.
each day we carried our Cammel back Mule 3 litre bladders filled with SIS Go isotonic drink.
each day we carried and eat 2 Gells. and 2 small packets of trail mix (nuts and raisons) some flap jack and a snickers bar.
front and rear Lights and a lightweight wet weather jacket.
Between us we had a tool kit and 4 innertubes (2 each, but nothing was used)
Cash, Card, a mobile phone each and a video camera
the sustrans Map and Guide book
we had helmets, gloves and we were wearing sunglasses, hit it.
by 123ttam
18 Sep 2013, 8:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where do you leave your car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Where do you leave your car?

cheers

I didn't know that existed.

M
by 123ttam
12 Sep 2013, 9:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where do you leave your car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Where do you leave your car?

I suppose that some thing allong the lines of the hot showers network could be of us for "drive Space" by cyclists for cyclists
I live near *** and have a space for 1 car etc.

Just a thought

M
by 123ttam
31 Jul 2013, 9:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Terra Nova Ti tent pins
Replies: 19
Views: 1927

Re: Terra Nova Ti tent pins

In France 2 weeks ago one of the camp sites we stayed on the ground was so hard I popped to a Big Mat (type of Wicks) and got 2 packets of 6 inch nails and a 2 euro claw hammer worked a treat but i was in the car so weight was not an issue not having to carry them :D
by 123ttam
10 Jul 2013, 10:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 626
Views: 76962

Re: Pictures of your tents.

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My Wild country Duolite Tourer 2 man tent on the Isle of Harris