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by whoof
20 Apr 2018, 11:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old Toll Bridge Shoreham-by-Sea CLOSED
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Old Toll Bridge Shoreham-by-Sea CLOSED

Silly question - Why does it take 21 days to repair it. If it is just whilst they wait for someone to repair it, couldn't it just be more effectively cordoned off so people can still use the bridge? Because it's not used by motorised traffic. This cycle/pedestrian bridge was damaged in September wh...
by whoof
19 Apr 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

I've just remembered we are heading toward the centre as we also have a late flight and have booked a hotel for the first night just across the river. Looking more closely at the maps there are more minor roads running next to the M21 m4.jpg They run out when it gets to the bridge but there's a foot...
by whoof
19 Apr 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: getting out of Malaga Airport on a bike

When are you going as I am flying there in early June? We are heading in the other direction but doing a loop and will be coming back to the airport from Malaga. If I'm going before you I'll report back, if it's the other way around I would appreciate the same. I did try Cycletravel which is usually...
by whoof
18 Apr 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

That's roughly 200 nights and apart from first and last days depending on my arrival departure time ( this year I'm arriving in Malaga at about 11 pm) I've never booked anything. I only once failed to find somewhere and that was the last day of the first tour and why I now book those nights if nece...
by whoof
18 Apr 2018, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

Do you want to do the cycling equivalent if a daily route march? If not then chill about distance. Pick a rough direction and cycle in it each day. See what's on your way or signposted just off it. See something of an interesting detour follow it. Just accept that you might not then reach your next...
by whoof
18 Apr 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a Newbie Tourer
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Advice for a Newbie Tourer

You don't say if you are camping and cooking or staying in hostels/hotels and eating in cafes. This will make a difference to the amount of things you need to carry and therefore how far you might be riding in a day especially if it's very hilly. If it's hilly and I'm carrying full camping gear I av...
by whoof
18 Apr 2018, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are these called and where to get them?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: what are these called and where to get them?

Chainring bolts HTH Thanks for the link. Are they all a standard size as I don't see any size information on the webpage? No they are not all the same. There are inner and outer for double or the two largest rings on a triple. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/black-middleburn-outer-alloy-doubl...
by whoof
15 Apr 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South Downs Way - Petersfield - Amberley - Hassocks
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: South Downs Way - Petersfield to Amberley

Mrs Whoof's sister was walking the route starting in Winchester the week before last. She abandoned halfway, they walked three days in the rain but they abandoned on the 4th day when the weather was better she said this was due to the mud.
by whoof
11 Apr 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Optimal Training to Ride Faster/Longer/Efficiently?
Replies: 12
Views: 717

Re: Optimal Training to Ride Faster/Longer/Efficiently?

I would firstly check that everything on your bike is OK. If you are riding with flat tyres, rusty chain and saddle height that means you look like a chimp or will be ready to sing soprano then it's going to be hard work. As for pace, don't try to run before you have learned to walk. Next time you r...
by whoof
6 Apr 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightest Decathlon tent yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Lightest Decathlon tent yet?

pwa wrote:The nearest Decathlon to me must be at least 100 miles away.


The only two Decathlons I've visited are in Toulouse and Barcelona but I bought a dynamo hubbed wheel off them last month without leaving Bristol.
by whoof
6 Apr 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HG50 11-36 Compatible?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: HG50 11-36 Compatible?

I think that the max tooth according to Shimano is 30. However, they err on the side of caution and 32 should be fine and 34 with adjustment of the B screw, 36 might be pushing it a bit. Also need to check your chain length.
by whoof
6 Apr 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Lightest Decathlon tent yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Lightest Decathlon tent yet?

It has one review 1 out of 5 stars. The comments are it's difficult to put up and the floor is like cigarette paper but this is just the opinion of one person.
by whoof
5 Apr 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar charger
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Solar charger

Lidl have a Silvercrest one at £9.99 from Sunday the 9th. No idea what they are like just happened to see it in the leaflet.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=11827
by whoof
5 Apr 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reasonable price 20” turbo?
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Reasonable price 20” turbo?

Buy a cheap second hand bike with 700c or 26 " wheels and a cheap turbo.
by whoof
4 Apr 2018, 2:09pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: BROOKS WORLD TRAVELLER NEW IN BOX!
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: BROOKS WORLD TRAVELLER NEW IN BOX!

Copper plated?, it must be a typo! Gold plated surely? :wink: No it's probably one of these and they are £180, it's what this shop is charging including postage, well £179.99 to be exact. https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/brooks-england-b17-select-world-traveller-saddle-p300081/s497834?gclid=EAIaIQ...