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by Fretz54
10 Apr 2016, 7:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wetherby to Trowbridge Route
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Wetherby to Trowbridge Route

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.I was thinking of going through to the Peak District then on to Chesterfield,and making my way to Utoxiter Telford, then down to Ludlow and Hartford. At this point picking up the LEJOG route to Bristol. I did the LEJOG two years ago unsupported and it turned me ...
by Fretz54
8 Apr 2016, 1:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wetherby to Trowbridge Route
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Wetherby to Trowbridge Route

Hi all Im planning to ride from Wetherby to Trowbridge over 5days in August. Im looking for suggestions at to the route and camp sites on the way. All ideas welcome.
Thanks. Graham
by Fretz54
17 Mar 2015, 4:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS or maps
Replies: 35
Views: 7160

Re: GPS or maps

I use a Garmin Dakota 10. I got it to do the LEJOG and it was excellent never let me down. I have a bike mount for it. Perfect and not too excpensive.
by Fretz54
17 Mar 2015, 4:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best saddle for touring
Replies: 41
Views: 8966

Re: Best saddle for touring

Brooks B17 is by far the best saddle I've had. Had it for 3 years now perfect for touring on my Surly disk trucker.
by Fretz54
5 Mar 2015, 6:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire
Replies: 39
Views: 5603

Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

I was very keen on going to this event untill I saw the cost of the tickets. Then thought it was rather expensive. I can camp for arounf £10 per night so £75 seemed a lot of money to me.
by Fretz54
4 Mar 2015, 12:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker

Thank you all for your help.
I have now fitted the Blackburn on to the Surly without too much trouble. So I'm looking forward to a summer of touring , first stop is the Isles of Man first week in June then we'll see where we end up. Many thanks again for all your help.

Graham
by Fretz54
2 Mar 2015, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker

Thanks for the photo. Its a great help.
by Fretz54
1 Mar 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker

It appears that the rack is not suitable with Carridise bags. Some of the reviews have cut slots so the rack will take the carridise clips, I'm happy to do this as long as I can get them to fit.
by Fretz54
1 Mar 2015, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker

I have a pair of Carridise front panier bags that I hope will fit.
by Fretz54
1 Mar 2015, 6:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Help

Yes that the one
by Fretz54
28 Feb 2015, 11:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Fitting a Blackburn Lowrider on a Surly Disk Trucker

I have a surly disk trucker 2014, 56 frame and also a blackburn lowrider fron rack to be fitted.
Has anyone done this and is it possible. The bike is also fitted with SKS mudguards.
Any sugestions would be most greatful.
by Fretz54
18 Jan 2015, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Default tourer?
Replies: 113
Views: 12175

Re: Default tourer?

I got a DT for my birthday in December, and have riden it every day. I did lots of research and for the money it is a great bike. I have done various tours LEJOG and coast to coast etc, but the DT is by far the best bike Iv'e ridden. I have already booked a tour of the Isles of MAN In June and I'm l...