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by Warin61
7 Dec 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 58
Views: 1932

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

I think that a carbon fork is reasonable since it can be more easily replaced than the frame and it also fits into my price range. I might have to compromise on front rack mounts Putting a front rack on a carbon fork ... not something the carbon fork designer/maker may have envisaged? Given how fra...
by Warin61
29 Oct 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Heating wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:Ethiopia was fun.
Honest.
I was there earlier in the year for 4/5 weeks.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o= ... 20467&v=T2

Oh really? Do give more info please.


More info :?: You have read all 32 pages from the link?
by Warin61
27 Oct 2018, 1:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Return from the Arctic
Replies: 30
Views: 1885

Re: Return from the Arctic

I’ve found a flight from Heathrow to Kirkenes for £146 minus hold baggage ( I will be battered with the bike, but that’s life). On another note I’ve got an old set of Tatonka panniers that are still in good nick but the inner-some kind of rubberised-waterproofing has perished. Anyone out there with...
by Warin61
27 Oct 2018, 1:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Sending an eBike by air

However, there are carriers advertising such transport -- has anyone had experience of them ? If so, what is involved ? The answer is; Contact those carriers and ask them what is required. You will probably need to state the battery capacity, approximate weight and size of parcel. You may need to s...
by Warin61
17 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Optimum bike for London to Casablanca ?
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Optimum bike for London to Casablanca ?

The type of bike will depend on the trip... While you tell us start and end points .. there is nothing about the trip itself... Carrying on the bike? All clothing, camping, water +food? Nothing, fully supported with backup transport vehicles. Roads? Sticking to paved roads the whole way. Taking some...
by Warin61
10 Oct 2018, 12:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1065

Re: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?

I don't think you'll find one that is 'waterproof' while being charged. Well at least if the charging is done with a connector rather than these magnetic field things. So if you need to charge it on the move then I'd put it in a 'waterproof' case. When the case leaks there will be a little pool of w...
by Warin61
3 Oct 2018, 4:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones

You've got me worried. If you feel the need to point out you'll take an inner tube, it would suggest to me that you might not have a grasp of the real challenges. Hope I'm wrong though Experienced = a person who has made mistakes and learnt from them. ----------------- If you need some things .. li...
by Warin61
1 Oct 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I am in possession of an Argentinian passport as well as South African. Which passport do you think would be more easier to travel with? :?: Take both! At sometime you will be after more than one visa. Put one passport to one embassy for visa one. Put the other passport for visa tow with the other ...
by Warin61
28 Sep 2018, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 1742

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Passports and visas https://www.passportindex.org/comparebyPassport.php?p1=au&p2=uk&fl=&s=yes That will get you a rough idea. Climate. The problem is picking the wet on the west coast. Finding others who have travelled there. And lots of info. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ Very ...
by Warin61
12 Sep 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 5491

Re: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

The bad Feeling a bit lonely at the campground. OK .. Sometimes I camp by my self. I don't find that a problem. Perhaps a podcast might help? Or a book - you can get ones that are read to you .. LibriVox is one source. I assume you have a 'smart phone'. If there are people around you .. then go int...
by Warin61
11 Sep 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 5491

Re: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

Where things are in the panniers ... well I find that if your touring for more than a week things will migrate from one pannier to the next. After a week they settle into a fixed spot. Then your list of where things are has to be modified :lol: And setting up the tent .. well that too will change ov...
by Warin61
23 Aug 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 5491

Re: Budget touring, I would be very grateful for advice on gear

Head torches are really great. Allows you to burn both hands at once and to see yourself doing it :D No, really they are much better than a hand torch. And yes to; Microfibre towel Silk sleeping sheet - lighter and quicker to dry. Sleeping bag .. don't bother with a fleece liner .. that adds too muc...
by Warin61
23 Aug 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 30
Views: 1016

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

If going to a remote location I take my personal PLB. Most here buy the GPS equipped PLB/EPIRBS .. the price difference is not that much and the extra accuracy in your location just speeds recovery, meaning your less time in pain. If I was to go with the the provision for messages it would either be...
by Warin61
19 Aug 2018, 12:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Downloading Eurovelo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Downloading Eurovelo routes

There is also https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#routelist?map=5!50.0288!17.6505 This is based on OSM data. Unfortunately the sequential order is not always correct and there can be missing sections. :( But it will give you an elevation profile, height gain/loss distance .. and GPX/KML files. If y...
by Warin61
13 Aug 2018, 3:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Could be used as weapon? Not allowed in cabin baggage.
Flammable? Not allowed.
Explosive? (that includes compressed gas) Not allowed ... unless it is part of a medical device...