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by jacksonz
28 Mar 2020, 6:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeBug AU
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: BikeBug AU

No I haven't used them but they have a shop front in Brisbane where I live https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bikebug/@-27.4885173,153.0263094,956m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b915a6d08b5b903:0x42defe0506dddff5!8m2!3d-27.4885221!4d153.0284981 Their prices look very good for Australia. Our dollar h...
by jacksonz
22 Feb 2020, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

It's sad but that's how it is nowadays. A high price is not a guarantee for a more durable product any more. Becasue we are not round the world travelers, I accept the risk of having to change after few years. That's right... But the important question is what is the quality of the pole set on the ...
by jacksonz
18 Dec 2019, 6:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long distance routes in Spain - suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Long distance routes in Spain - suggestions?

These are all good https://www.cyclingeurope.nl/
Camino routes have extra resources built in. Unless you like crowds avoid the coast......
by jacksonz
25 Nov 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Unit as external storage on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: GPS Unit as external storage on Android

What do you get when you plug a standard USB flash drive into the phone using an OTG cable? A lot depends on the phone's implementation of OTG....
by jacksonz
13 Oct 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1315

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

The Marathon Tour is aimed at mixed dirt/bitumen riding. The tread is extra deep and thick. I used a pair in Australia.... They are probably tougher, more puncture resistant and will last longer.
by jacksonz
3 May 2019, 7:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: using SD card with Garmin Etrex
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: using SD card with Garmin Etrex

Create the following directory on the microSD card: Garmin/GPX/My Tracks
Put your GPX tracks into the My Tracks folder. That's it.
by jacksonz
21 Apr 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ciclovia Svizzera Mare from Imperia
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Ciclovia Svizzera Mare from Imperia

Ride along the coast road towards Genoa until Albenga and then turn inland and head to the Po. https://www.cyclingeurope.nl/routes/riviera/index.php
by jacksonz
17 Apr 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 2238

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

Hilleberg was always too expensive for me. I have a Tarptent Scarp1 that has been excellent.https://www.tarptent.com/
by jacksonz
13 Apr 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long can you store tyres before they go off?
Replies: 46
Views: 6490

Re: How long can you store tyres before they go off?

I bought a lot of S Marathons on sale, I put them in vacuum packing (jumbo size). Might help.....no problems so far
by jacksonz
25 Mar 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

The Chateaus of Loire are perhaps the most significant attraction. Chateau Villandry's garden really is something. Still, riding down the river is wonderful as well.....depends on what you like. Tourist Max in August, famous Chateau will be overrun.
by jacksonz
11 Mar 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Finding the right saddle
Replies: 17
Views: 2880

Re: Finding the right saddle

Knee injuries/surgery can cause a lot of muscle wasting. You could get somebody to measure the circumference of your thighs and compare.... This could indicate the nature and severity of the problem.

The suggestion of physio/rehabilitation sounds good....
by jacksonz
7 Mar 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?

I use Ortlieb Back-Roller City panniers. Their relatively cheap and hold a lot.
by jacksonz
19 Feb 2019, 6:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options

Have a look at the cheaper MSR or Big Agnes tents. Amazon sell them.....
by jacksonz
11 Jan 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santiago de Compostella
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Santiago de Compostella

Well, start here https://www.biroto.eu/en/find-cycle-routes-and-tours-on-map These are great routes. Pretty much all the bikeways in Europe are here https://www.opencyclemap.org/ Print maps or make a GPS track..... A GPS makes it so easy (especially when crossing Cities). Taking detours? Absolutely ...
by jacksonz
10 Dec 2018, 6:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts
Replies: 22
Views: 1791

Re: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts

I think a solid axle would be the advice from Rohloff. However, I fitted a QR non-disc Rohloff to a Surly Ogre..... The initial result was an irritating creaking noise coming from the axle on moderate pedal pressure. Subsequently I fitted a Surly tuggnut and a long axle (hex-head) as already indicat...