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by philsknees
9 Jun 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1695

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

+1 for the Laser in heavy weather (tho' I have a Hilleberg for winter trips). Had a very similar experience to nirakaro only mine was high up in the Lakes and I was stormbound for nearly 48 hours. The tent took a hammering from all directions as the storm moved through and I later had to replace sec...
by philsknees
7 Jun 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 39
Views: 1274

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

From long experience of burning food in lightweight pans made of various materials I now only cook food (as opposed to reconstituting the more palatable of the dehydrated stuff) out of necessity, preferring to top up the calories any place that others can provide a "proper" meal (& usu...
by philsknees
3 Jun 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20
Replies: 41
Views: 1219

Re: Wild Camping? Ok that will be £20

That's the end of all that rubbish then:-
https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2019/ ... ity-uproar

I should think so too!
by philsknees
1 Jun 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland north coast 500
Replies: 35
Views: 1574

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Yep, I too ticked most of it off several years ago, travelling against the usual flow. Thankfully it was fairly quiet and I was camping, early season. A disabled friend of mine has tried twice to do it by car in recent years. First time he hadn't booked accommodation and had to abandon it. A Dutch c...
by philsknees
1 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Securing stuff to rack top?
Replies: 38
Views: 1139

Re: Securing stuff to rack top?

These: https://www.alpkit.com/products/airlok-xtra-13-litre - secured to the rack with a couple of velcro straps through the welded on attachment loops. Contains my tent when camping or otherwise my waterproofs/daytime essentials. Waterproof and secure. Of course, being Alpkit, they're currently out...
by philsknees
23 Apr 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 32
Views: 1086

Re: Camping Pillow

I need a high pillow too and after a few days of experimentation at the start of each trip I inevitably end up adopting my usual solution of a full Ortlieb Front Roller placed against the head of my air mat, supplemented by a clothing-stuffed microfleece pillowcase I've had for years: https://www.bi...
by philsknees
17 Apr 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8576

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Just to respond to kwackers' comment upthread. Yes I do have environmental concerns but they don't require me to support or condone pointless protests aimed at totally the wrong segments of our infrastructure and society. Manipulating impressionable young kids to skip school in support of a ludicrou...
by philsknees
17 Apr 2019, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8576

Re: The irony of a diverted commute.

Ironical indeed. A recent equivalent demonstration in Manchester chose to target disruption on the Metro (tram) service running through a traffic-free square, thus inconveniencing those trying to use the city's most eco-friendly transport system - while leaving the real culprits to continue their st...
by philsknees
6 Apr 2019, 9:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist and motorist fined following incident
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Cyclist and motorist fined following incident

I'll throw this one in without comment...... other than as a side issue to also draw attention to the helmet comment by the police/prosecution : https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/04/cyclists-head-cut-holding-onto-moving-car-road-rage-row-9110092/ (The toll bridge is apparently a popular route over the Man...
by philsknees
6 Apr 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1435

Re: Camping spares

+1 for what Sweep says, though I'd also recommend taking a look at the Alpkit Airlok Xtra range of stuff bags here: https://www.alpkit.com Perhaps not as robust as those really heavy duty Ortlieb stuff but I've found them to be a serviceable and much cheaper option with the added advantage of those ...
by philsknees
4 Apr 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Question-Kind of!
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Touring Question-Kind of!

Perhaps a better view of the mirror on the red Roberts is at 5.08 - 5.10 minutes in. Fully agree with thirdcrank about the soundtrack, which is why I suggested you might want to scroll through :wink: , though the video itself(sound turned down!) has quite inspired me to get back up north again despi...
by philsknees
3 Apr 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Question-Kind of!
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Touring Question-Kind of!

.......if you don't want to watch the whole thing scroll to about 4 minutes 9 secs into the Brooks video & pause to get a half-decent view( on the red bicycle).
by philsknees
3 Apr 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Question-Kind of!
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Touring Question-Kind of!

Apologies should be hyphenated (Bike-Eye). They used to advertise in Cycle magazine but not recently I think . Were distributed by Madison at that time. Bike-Eye video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjP2vPiwUE Halfords sell them, amongst many others: https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-acc...
by philsknees
3 Apr 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Question-Kind of!
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Touring Question-Kind of!

Looks very much like a Bike Eye rear view mirror or similar. Not much use with rear panniers fitted IMHO.
by philsknees
29 Mar 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs
Replies: 64
Views: 4746

Re: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs

Interesting thread, hope I'm not taking it further off at a tangent. I'm generally quite happy with my canti brakes on my tourer now I've got the hang of adjusting them properly & have upgraded the blocks but do sometimes wish for better downhill braking when heavily loaded in wet conditions. No...