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by jonk
30 Jun 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 41
Views: 1346

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

My ortleib Front rollers have had 12 years of daily use, sometimes quite heavy, and they seem to be just the same as when I bought them. Like the poster above I bought a new pair for camping because they look smarter and I fancied a change of colour.
by jonk
21 Jan 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: balcony road from bourg d oisans
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: balcony road from bourg d oisans

Have you seen this? I’m not sure if it has the answer to your question but I found these guides useful when I went for a week there 10 years ago. It’s still the best week of cycling I’ve ever had and I’m going back this year to revisit it too. https://www.bike-oisans.com/velo-de-route/itineraires-cy...
by jonk
21 Oct 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 6002

Re: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?

We cycled on the "A road" through Forsinard and I had no idea that there were other roads available or that they are open to cyclists. One for next time I think.
by jonk
24 Aug 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?
Replies: 15
Views: 3409

Re: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?

Just come back from riding parts of the r4 around st David’s and Fishguard and it was really nice cycling. Quite hilly but not unpleasant. I think wind direction can be quite a factor near the coast. We also went on parts of the 47 which felt a bit tighter and more hilly on the bits I did, but very ...
by jonk
13 Jul 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging whilst cycling touring??
Replies: 60
Views: 3942

Re: Charging whilst cycling touring??

I was initially disappointed that my sohn dynamo didn’t charge my phone, but as said above, use it to drip charge a power pack all day and it gives enough power to recharge all your bits and bobs when you stop.
by jonk
4 Jul 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1934

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

I have one of these sprintechs on our tandem. It’s great for keeping a general eye on what’s going on behind you, with a good field of vision without sticking up too much.

I’ve not yet plucked up the courage to fit one to my proper racing bike, but the day will come I expect. It’s really handy.
by jonk
4 Jul 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle trailer for gardening tools
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Cycle trailer for gardening tools

I use one of these for my tools. It’s been really good actually. Longer tools can be poked through the holes or bungeed to the sides and then I just stuck a big plastic box in it for the bits and pieces.

If you are near Worcestershire you could buy mine cheaply because I’m not using it at the moment.
by jonk
13 Jun 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 6002

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Long time lurker here but I’ve been inspired to post. We cycled this route on our tandem in 2017. I nearly cancelled the trip when I was booking a B and B before hand and the woman told me not to bother: “the roads are packed with motor homes. . .you’ll need to cycle at 4am in the morning. . . I’d n...