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by bohrsatom
18 Nov 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couriering a bike back from France
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Couriering a bike back from France

I used Sherpr (sherpr.com) to get my bike back from the Auvergne this summer. It's not especially cheap but they're helpful and responsive, the bike arrived in good shape, and the bike box is reusable. How much did it cost overall Richard? A quick quote suggested £60 one way, but did you have to pa...
by bohrsatom
14 Nov 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Bike Express??

I used it once, to get back to London from Montpellier. It's a long journey, for sure, and I found the pick up point was chosen for the convenience of the coach company, not the cyclist. It was a hairy ride to get there! I'd do it again though. But next time I'd only take the coach as far as Dover t...
by bohrsatom
28 Sep 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67588

Re: Pictures of your tents.

My MSR Hubba Hubba when cycling the Devon C2C last month

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by bohrsatom
17 Sep 2019, 7:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

I did this ride last year, from Caen to Montpellier, and back on the bike bus. A great route with plenty of options for hills (or not) depending on your preference. I camped, so can't offer any suggestions on B&Bs, but just came on here to say that you'll love the ride, and by the end you might ...
by bohrsatom
15 Sep 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

Pocket Earth has a navigation mode which will give you turn-by-turn directions Needs to be online to create a route though F9551763-A354-4B2F-B9DC-DD934AC5EE38.jpeg Hmm good point! Perhaps you could create your route in the wonderful MapOut app, previously mentioned by Psamathe, import it to Pocket...
by bohrsatom
15 Sep 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER

Eurostar knife policy: Folding/lock pocket knives are also banned. Small folding pocket knives with blades under 75mm without a locking mechanism are the exception and are permitted. I have successfully taken a swiss army knife and small ceramic folding knife without issues An Opinel would probably ...
by bohrsatom
15 Sep 2019, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

Pocket Earth has a navigation mode which will give you turn-by-turn directions
by bohrsatom
12 Sep 2019, 7:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best-laid plans of mice and men
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Best-laid plans of mice and men

So sorry to hear this happened to you. I dread waiting in the arrivals hall for my bike to show up.

Do you have travel insurance? I'd have thought you have reasonable grounds for a claim of the abandoned trip based on your luggage going missing.
by bohrsatom
7 Sep 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Theft from campsites
Replies: 32
Views: 1801

Re: Theft from campsites

I had a powerbank, charging cable and plug stolen from the Camping Municipal in Bedoin, Provence. It had been left in an out of the way place in the sanitary block overnight but had disappeared by the time I came to collect it in the morning. None of the bits taken were expensive to replace, but it ...
by bohrsatom
4 Aug 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

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

I use a rear hub mounted stand on my Spa Steel Tourer I looked at something similar but I fear the bikes rear disc brake assembly would get in the way. I can't find a photo of the Wayfarer with the non-drive side of the bike facing the camera, but if the disc assembly in any way sticks out of the r...
by bohrsatom
4 Aug 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... which kickstands will fit Spa's Wayfarer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

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

I use a rear hub mounted stand on my Spa Steel Tourer. It's rated to 25kg - the Hebie Fox 611 https://www.hebie.de/en/parking/rear-stands/fox/611/ I've never got along with behind-the-BB mounted stands as with panniers they tend to act as a pivot. The bike falls over with the smallest gust of wind. ...
by bohrsatom
20 Jul 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Eurostar ocnnecting to TGV
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Bikes on Eurostar ocnnecting to TGV

With Eurostar it'll have to go via EuroDispatch either in the box or fully assembled as their max dimensions for carry-on are 85cm long. The official TGV dimensions for bikes are no larger than 120x90cm, but the Ground Effect Tardis (https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/products/tardis-compact-bike-bag) i...
by bohrsatom
14 Jul 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for cycling to Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Tips for cycling to Paris

Check out Donald Hirsch's route: http://www.donaldhirsch.com/dieppeparis.html
by bohrsatom
30 Jun 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?
Replies: 74
Views: 2713

Re: Bikepacking bags versus rack and panniers: illusion or not?

I was surprised to read that there were Ortliebs that were both larger and lighter than my current back rollers (2x20L). Seems the article has made a mistake, as the only 2x35L back rollers are the Pro Classic, or Pro Plus, weighing in at 2368g or 2008g respectively. The 840g back roller mentioned o...
by bohrsatom
4 Jun 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New solar charger, Power pack or both?
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: New solar charger, Power pack or both?

I like to use a power bank and last year replaced my ageing one with new variety that offers fast recharging. My old battery would take 8-10h to recharge fully, the new one is full in less than 3 hours. When I check in to a campsite I'll ask the reception to put it on charge, and by the time I've pu...