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by m-gineering
21 Apr 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

If yopu're tempted by butterfly bars I suggest very strongly that you try before you buy - despite the various hand positions I found them to be the work of Satan. Rob Can I ask why? 1) they place the levers/shifters very close together, so you have little leverage on the bars when you need it most...
by m-gineering
20 Apr 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Hello colleagues! I am looking to moving away from drop bards due to discomfort in the back... I want to have a more upright position. Is there any good model of trekking handlebars that one of you could recommend? I have done some research online, but now I feel overwhelmed by the choice available...
by m-gineering
12 Apr 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Holland tour

All this and a lot more pointers about getting around in NL on my touring page, link below That's a very comprehensive, useful and witty document. But I have to point out, a little out of date. Wild boars have been spotted in the southern parts of North Brabant. A farmer friend who delights in terr...
by m-gineering
11 Apr 2019, 7:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Holland tour

My Visa debit, credit and pre-paid cards were refused in two different Aldi branches in the Netherlands last summer. not surprised, processing credit cards will cost the company real money, where processing a debit card is virtually free. And Aldi is all about cutting cost . All this and a lot more...
by m-gineering
9 Apr 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 44
Views: 1328

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

A few Japanese companies sell Rinko style bags as well, Grandbois comes to mind.

Another possibilty is to make something simple out of Tyvek, which could also double as a groundsheet
by m-gineering
3 Apr 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Question-Kind of!
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Touring Question-Kind of!

Woodtourer wrote:I was watching a video, Brooks, about Lands End to John OGroats. There was a shot of one of the bikes that appears to have a phone? mounted on the side of the downtube.
Has anyone seen something like this?


My first thought would be a USB charger like a B&W E-werk
by m-gineering
4 Mar 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?

I don't need to remove any of the racks on either my Dahon or Tern to complete a normal fold. In fact, I don't see how that could be done when say switching between trains. Are you sure it's required on the Airnimal? Only the cost (treble the Tern) put me off the Airnimal - I don't recall a rack is...
by m-gineering
4 Mar 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?

Short Question: What do you recommend as a folding bike for touring and does anyone recommend the Airnimal Explore Drop? Longer Explanation: We live on a boat and sailing around different countries and have full size touring bikes to get ashore and explore. Great to ride but a real pain storing, ma...
by m-gineering
24 Feb 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike show?
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: Touring bike show?

by m-gineering
13 Feb 2019, 7:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 30
Views: 2987

Re: New to me revolution country premier

I've just bought a second hand revolution country premier touring bike. I'm really pleased with the purchase. According to the previous owner its only done around 30 mile it's condition would reinforce this, its in mint new like order and i got it for a bargain price. My original plan was to setup ...
by m-gineering
7 Feb 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: Frisian Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

djrikki wrote:On the subject of the GPS file I have tried to get it already so I can ride it as a DIY audax; been unsuccessful so far.

Googling on elfstedentocht and GPX should return something useful
First one to come up: http://www.gpstracks.nl/fietsroutes-friesland.php?id=59
by m-gineering
23 Jan 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2440

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

A high load will affect balance and cornering adversly, you might get away with it if it's within the frame width (or indeed within the frame) but as soon as you have weight beyond axle width it will affect things. Lowering the c of g will help reduce the effects. I'm not saying weight, weigh distr...
by m-gineering
23 Jan 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2440

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

A high load will affect balance and cornering adversly, you might get away with it if it's within the frame width (or indeed within the frame) but as soon as you have weight beyond axle width it will affect things. Lowering the c of g will help reduce the effects. I'm not saying weight, weigh distr...
by m-gineering
21 Jan 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2440

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Traditionally, luggage is carried on the bike. It's lower to the ground, giving better centre of gravity and balance, and it doesn't tire you carrying it (though you still have to pedal it up hills, except in the NL!). Aiming for a 'low centre of gravity' on a bicycle? That doesn't help any, it jus...
by m-gineering
13 Jan 2019, 7:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Transporting bikes to Europe.
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Transporting bikes to Europe.

1982john wrote:13 rail changes?!


A Russian captain was fined a few thousend euro's as he took out a railway bridge. It wil be a few years and 20 million before we get a new one. Meanwhile the connection is a bit convoluted