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by MarcusT
12 Sep 2019, 5:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking trains in Italy
Replies: 24
Views: 679

Re: Booking trains in Italy

Does anyone have any advice or experience on booking trains in Italy? Specifically Pisa to Lucca, Lucca to Florence, Florence to Siena, Siena to Pisa I've been on trainline and it looks pretty straight forward and cheap - do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up? Tickets are usually not a...
by MarcusT
5 Sep 2019, 5:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2246

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I have too many cameras, but I had to have one for bike touring. I wanted a decent sized sensor (1"), very compact and USB chargeable. Ended up with the Canon G9X MK II. It has wifi, so can transfer images to my smart phone/tablet, image quality is quite good, it has RAW as well as all the manu...
by MarcusT
4 Sep 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergotec Customer Service
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Ergotec Customer Service

Witterings wrote:Has anyone had any experience with Ergotec Customer Service ???

Would have thought a German company their customer service would be excellent.

Germany: Good for quality, not so good customer service
by MarcusT
3 Sep 2019, 5:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cateye computer question

You need to provide the model of you computer.

If it is very basic, it is doubtful it has that option
by MarcusT
3 Sep 2019, 5:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: That there was ebike racing
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: That there was ebike racing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMxLI6DbjL8
This race impressed the heck out of me.
I average about 900 m of climbing when I go out on my Emtb, these guys do a lot more than that.
by MarcusT
2 Sep 2019, 5:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 2948

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Sorry, but I think this is a really irrelevant question. I just don't get the point. The real answer probably has nothing to do with quality of the bike but more with distribution, availability etc. Along that line, when Decathlon comes out with their touring bike, it probably will be the highest s...
by MarcusT
30 Aug 2019, 5:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The best full-suss mountain bike for £2000 . . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Which bike

Those are some high end bikes. Perhaps going to a more specialized forum like MTBR would get you more results.
by MarcusT
27 Aug 2019, 5:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine lake tour suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Alpine lake tour suggestions

Lake Garda, Italy has recently set up a route around the lake. Some parts are on the road, but for beauty, it is incredible.
by MarcusT
21 Aug 2019, 6:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore vs Deore LX
Replies: 27
Views: 1381

Re: Deore vs Deore LX

I purchased a set with Deore and was quite happy with them (still am). With my next set I was in the same quandary and could not decide. In the end, I spent the extra money and went with XT, just to make the choice easier (touring use)
by MarcusT
17 Aug 2019, 6:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 1812

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

I fitted my new Brooks saddle, the one with the black rivets mentioned elsewhere here, and two things surprised me. First, it was comfortable, I had expected a longish breaking in period though my test ride was only twenty miles. And secondly it was very slippery. I have tilted the nose up slightly...
by MarcusT
8 Aug 2019, 5:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 2948

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

I have an LHT and on mainland Europe I have seen very, very few. I would guess the Trek 520. Between Trek and Giant they are the most diffused brands in the world. Though Cube is starting to become popular enough, I have not seen them used for extended touring.
by MarcusT
4 Aug 2019, 6:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo 7 North Italy to Berlin (or alt routes) - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: EuroVelo 7 North Italy to Berlin (or alt routes) - any tips?

There are so many cycling routes popping up these days it's hard to keep up, but as Nira said; northern Italy is quite vast. The Friuli route mentioned is very established, it's called the Alpe Adria route and starts on the Adriatic (Grado) and goes to Salzburg. It's a mix of road and old rail line....
by MarcusT
31 Jul 2019, 5:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 9 in Slovenia-is it sign posted?
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Eurovelo 9 in Slovenia-is it sign posted?

I have never specifically taken the trail itself, but have done the same routes. I do not remember seeing any sign posts, but using Google Earth might give you a better idea. The route itself is pretty simple. I am sure if you program it in your GPS or mark it out on a paper map, you should have no ...
by MarcusT
17 Jul 2019, 6:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Entry level air fork suspension suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Entry level air fork suspension suggestions

Is the present fork you have damaged?
Because I would suggest the same fork.
This place has it on sale at a good price
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sun ... -63-839933