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by bikepacker
12 Jun 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2277

Re: Cyclecraft

I wasn't aware of any new edition but will make enquiries and I like to keep an up to date copy.

John Franklin was indeed an very good expert witness and put together a brilliant case when he testified on cyclists behalf at a public inquiry in which I was involved.
by bikepacker
7 Jun 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mat woes
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Sleeping mat woes

Not all of them obviously, but your 1,500 nights (You don't say over how many mats) is still anecdote rather than data. Mat warranty.jpg Why on earth do you think I should keep accurate data on everything I do just to satisfy your desire to go to the enth degree to show how clever you think you are...
by bikepacker
7 Jun 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mat woes
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Sleeping mat woes

I am never certain why there seems to be many complaints regarding camping mattresses. Personally in all the years I have used them I have only ever had one problem and that was a Thermarest becoming pregnant. It was after being used for over 400 nights and that was replaced by them. The last 15 yea...
by bikepacker
5 Jun 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cube Natural Fit EXC Tour Saddle
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Cube Natural Fit EXC Tour Saddle

Brought this saddle on recommendation of a friend who loves it for his touring but I have not got on with it. It has been ridden for less than 100 miles and the only marks are a couple of scratches on the rail from the seatpost clamp. This saddle is sold everywhere for £69 the price I paid from Tred...
by bikepacker
31 May 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holyhead to Dublin ferry
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Holyhead to Dublin ferry

With your early train I think you are wise to stay in the city and give yourself a chance of having a look around. I can only relate my experiences of checking in and I have always used the car lane.
by bikepacker
30 May 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holyhead to Dublin ferry
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Holyhead to Dublin ferry

The campsite is about 6 miles out of the city centre so if you wanted to look around the city in the evening you would have to ride or bus back to the centre. As an alternative there are a lot of backpackers hostels in Dublin many have secure cycle storage. Last time I stayed at the Shipwright Guest...
by bikepacker
30 May 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holyhead to Dublin ferry
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Holyhead to Dublin ferry

As I have stated on a previous similar thread, I always check in at the car check-in kiosk at both Holyhead and Dublin on the return. That way you ride to the ferry (about 1/2 mile through the docks) and leave your panniers on your bike. If you are booked on the Jonathan Swift (fast ferry) it only t...
by bikepacker
28 May 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 703

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

I had a Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 which I purchased for a backpacking trip. Didn't keep it very long as I wasn't impressed. Replaced it with a MSR Carbon Reflex which was far better.
by bikepacker
21 May 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone with experience of railsail?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Anyone with experience of railsail?

On every crossing I have made to and from Ireland I have been told there is a £10 bicycle charge to be paid to the ferry company. I have never been asked for this charge I even mentioned it once at Holyhead and was told they had no facility for taking the charge either by cash or card. One point to ...
by bikepacker
16 May 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Welsh Festival of Cycling
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Welsh Festival of Cycling

Thanks for the link hopefully I will be there.
by bikepacker
14 May 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: In-line brake lever query.
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: In-line brake lever query.

I have ordered some Tektro RL740 from SJSC and will give them a try first. Bullhorns are not an option as Pauline is adamant about keeping to her drops.
by bikepacker
11 May 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: In-line brake lever query.
Replies: 6
Views: 338

In-line brake lever query.

Any of you have experience with in-line brake levers using Shimano R353 (mini Vs) callipers, if so how well do they work? I am trying to overcome some health issues on my wife’s favourite bike and these would offer me a possible solution but before I go out and buy the levers it would be good to kno...
by bikepacker
27 Apr 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2385

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I have had a look at Eurostar’s luggage rules and understand them to say that no piece of luggage should exceed 85 cms in any one direction and should be light enough for the owner to carry it without getting in anybodies way. I think that the biggest wheeled bike to easily comply with the 85cm rul...
by bikepacker
22 Apr 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2385

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Don't know the measurements and as I have sold all the Airnimals I have no way of measuring. All I can add is on the 5 journeys (three there and two back) I made with the previously stated setup, no one ever queried the size of the bags or case. In fact there were some larger suitcases on the train ...
by bikepacker
21 Apr 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2385

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I have done three tours with Airnimal Joeys using Eurostar and TGV changing at Lille. Interesting - Did you just carry the bagged Airnimals on, or need to book them? Carried on and put on the luggage racks at the end of the carriage. Same for the suitcase. Can I just add: For the Tubus bike racks I...