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by MarcusT
7 Apr 2020, 5:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cheap Hooped Bivy (Mini Tent)
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Cheap Hooped Bivy (Mini Tent)

I have a bivy tent which I purchased around 40 lbs ago. Last year I wanted to use it on a trip and it felt as restricting as my sleeping bag.
Bought a Naturehike Cloudup 2p. Weighs only 1.7 kg and has plenty of room.
by MarcusT
7 Apr 2020, 5:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you buy this Argos Racing Cycles frame on Ebay
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Would you buy this Argos Racing Cycles frame on Ebay

I would say no. Too many factors that can go wrong.
by MarcusT
1 Apr 2020, 6:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Advice on new bike

Agree with Murph. Decathlon may be your answer, though their bikes can be rather heavy. I wonder why you find the Trek unstable. It has a relaxed geometry, maybe the size or handle bar height are not suited to you. I would do some more research into that. It will help, regardless of which bike you c...
by MarcusT
24 Mar 2020, 6:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lifeline Cable Cutters
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Lifeline Cable Cutters

Could not find my cable cutters, so used these and never bothered to look for the cable cutters again. Work fine, reasonable price and can be found in any hardware store
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by MarcusT
12 Mar 2020, 5:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 201
Views: 10212

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

Being in the middle of this, I would say any travel plans should be delayed until June. They're predicting a peak by April, but closed borders will probably continue beyond that.
I guess this is an opportunity to re-explore one's own country
by MarcusT
10 Mar 2020, 5:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 201
Views: 10212

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

This post got seriously off track, but if you think about "impact on European tours" then we are already starting to see plenty. It will take years for Italy and much of Europe to recover economically. The good news is, after all is done , there should be some good bargains throughout the...
by MarcusT
10 Mar 2020, 5:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best car to put a bike in?
Replies: 46
Views: 1928

Re: Best car to put a bike in?

I have a Ford Focus estate diesel. I need to take off the front wheel, but fuel consumption is amazing. About 50 mpg
I want to go electric in the next year or so
by MarcusT
5 Mar 2020, 5:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3162

Re: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020

That Crivit front light looks vaguely familiar - does anyone know if it's someone else's model, rebranded? It appears to have a K-number stamped on the lens, suggesting it conforms to German StVZO standards (I think). That might be useful as I try to avoid blinding oncoming traffic when I'm out rid...
by MarcusT
28 Feb 2020, 5:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?
Replies: 201
Views: 10212

Re: Corona virus - impact on European tours in next 3 months?

It does not take a thousand people to infect you, but only one I live in Italy and other than washing my hands more often, life goes on like normal. Not saying COVID-19 is not a risk, but as much as other contagious viruses. Tv is making this much worse than it is. By June, the virus should be well ...
by MarcusT
25 Feb 2020, 5:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1394

Re: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?

Rose Bikes out of Germany has a good selection
by MarcusT
20 Feb 2020, 5:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

I have one and have used it only once, but seems suitable for the job. For the price it is a great product. They sent out many tents to reviewers and asked for input and to many reviewers' surprise they actually used some of their recommendations. The problem is, wanting to go a step higher brings y...
by MarcusT
20 Feb 2020, 5:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 35
Views: 1723

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

I would like to give some advice, but I cannot. I found the SLRs far to cumbersome, fragile and a target for thieves.

Purchased a Canon G9X MK II. Have been quite happy with it. I have printed up to A3+" with it.
by MarcusT
31 Jan 2020, 5:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 63
Views: 2922

Re: Pescription Sunglasses

Many places can replace lenses in regular sunglasses. Just remember, the more curved the lens, the more expensive it will be. I picked up some Nike sun glasses and had them put tinted lenses in. The cost was reasonable and they look good
by MarcusT
31 Jan 2020, 5:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Flat pedals

If only for commuting, get low profile pegs (screws). The longer pegs are for BMXing, MTBing. Many pedals are also adjustable in that sense. For commuting, flats are good, in that if you are constantly stopping, no clipping is needed. The larger platform also avoids missing the pedal, and on long ri...
by MarcusT
29 Jan 2020, 5:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Munich to Venice options
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Munich to Venice options

... announced a new bike route called ciclabile del Piave ... ... not indeed existing, except for pieces already existing even before this sort of "internet announcing" Too bad. I guess it's like the Alpe Adria. When it started it was more road than path, but now they have a large portion...