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by radek
19 Apr 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

I would have thought so.


We will try this out!
by radek
19 Apr 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Have you considered raising your steerer? It would seem a lot simpler and get you more upright. I did, but then I am not really using the drops almost at all. On the very odd occasion I use them to cut through strong headwind. I thought that maybe I could rise the angle of the steer and fit a velo ...
by radek
19 Apr 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

Looks as if you can only get two bikes on and I would imagine like our X74 Dumfries > Glasgow there are times when substitute buses are on the route.


It would be for me, wife and our 4 year old bike tourist who has a weehoo. Perhaps, the weehoo could go into the language area.
by radek
19 Apr 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

If yopu're tempted by butterfly bars I suggest very strongly that you try before you buy - despite the various hand positions I found them to be the work of Satan. How can I try them if they are not fitted on my bike? I am wondering if there is a well established touring butterfly bar something tha...
by radek
19 Apr 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Trekking handlebars advice pls.

Hello colleagues! I am looking to moving away from drop bards due to discomfort in the back... I want to have a more upright position. Is there any good model of trekking handlebars that one of you could recommend? I have done some research online, but now I feel overwhelmed by the choice available....
by radek
19 Apr 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

This sounds amazing ! How many bike spaces do they have ? is booking required. Thanks for posting this !
by radek
8 Mar 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?

I have the same rack with ortlieb sport roller but the sport packer version will be perfect as well :) enjoy!
by radek
5 Mar 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 65
Views: 2483

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

Glad you are happy with it. Personally I'll stick to my White Spirit - half the price, leaves no residue and has never clogged the jet :D. But maybe my 50-year-old stoves work differently. It is very likely that it is much different. What is the name of the stove you have ? 50 year old sound quite ...
by radek
5 Mar 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caledonian cycleway
Replies: 6
Views: 2590

Re: Caledonian cycleway

I did the Caledonian Way (Inverness to Oban part) last year on Schwalbe 26 x 1.75 without any issues. If my memory is correct, along the Loch Lochy, there is a part of cycle route 78 which goes through a forest road that has some rock - nothing to technical. See the link bellow. https://www.geograph...
by radek
24 Feb 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 65
Views: 2483

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

gasifier wood stove That sound interesting as long as wood is not wet. Would be great in mainland Europe. I agree, pollution should be lowest with natural wood. The other thinks to consider when using human made fuels are such factors as methods of extraction (fracking and oil rigs...) and transpor...
by radek
19 Feb 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 4098

Re: Churches - interesting

i like churches. I am religious, but apart from that there is something special about them. Perhaps place/feeling of sanctuary? hmm...
by radek
19 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IN FEB: Wick > John o' Groats > NCN1 > Inverness ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: IN FEB: Wick > John o' Groats > NCN1 > Inverness ?

Keep an eye on the weather forecast Good cycling weather is surely possible, but no-one knows yet Ideal 4 - day trip. But you have to dress for the summit of the Ben, and cycle accordingly ... ! Well lucky me :) It was really warm ! I did rain, but just occasionally. i did this in 4 days, but I thi...
by radek
19 Feb 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 65
Views: 2483

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

I use "white spirit used for cleaning paint brushes" in my old Primus brass pressure stoves. It's readily available in supermarkets and general stores in 750ml bottles for about £1.50 - not as cheap as 5 litres of paraffin but still cheaper than anything else except found wood. It burns b...
by radek
15 Feb 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 562
Views: 64479

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Sound lovely :)
by radek
13 Feb 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 562
Views: 64479

Re: Pictures of your tents.

. Must get round to using mine on a trip.


I remember our conversation :) You should post some pick of your ionosphere :)