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by crazydave789
2 Oct 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham canals at night
Replies: 42
Views: 1681

Re: Birmingham canals at night

Sweep wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:ConRAD has an interesting thread about cycling at night too

Probably more scenic locale than Wolverhampton though :)


wolverhampton is scenic with its gently rolling hills up to telfordcester. pop up the wreakin for its stunning views
by crazydave789
2 Oct 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones
Replies: 9
Views: 637

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

you do not need high end anything, you might want high end but that doesn't mean you need it.

if that is their budget then that is their budget. many people tour europe on 300 quid bikes with a few bits bolted on.
by crazydave789
1 Oct 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones
Replies: 9
Views: 637

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

Grrr windows update wiped out my first reply. mid range bike - not a problem and spares are easier to get, worst case get a new one sent out. they are also less weight conscious which often makes the parts stronger and more up to abuse alu frame - shouldn't be an issue as there's thousands of people...
by crazydave789
10 Sep 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 39
Views: 1555

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

Xilter wrote:Sigh. Can’t help you. My daughter is 14years old and she breaks down and cries if I even suggest she should try sitting on one while it’s still in a rack at the store


that implies she will need councelling when she leaves home and chauffeur service is no longer available.
by crazydave789
10 Sep 2018, 9:23am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 39
Views: 1555

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

give it time, peer pressure usually helps.

try raising the stabilisers a bit.
by crazydave789
10 Sep 2018, 9:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 46
Views: 1194

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

Are you hiking or cycling? If hiking in the hills trekking poles might be helpful. If not your thing then replace the trekking poles with something like msr tarp poles. A bicycle held upright with guy-ropes could be used to form a shelter with a tarp. and it helps with security. someone used to mak...
by crazydave789
10 Sep 2018, 12:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you workout the "legal" age of a bike?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2961

Re: How do you workout the "legal" age of a bike?.

seeing as anyone with SPDs is morelikely to have reflective shoes on does that not count? they are after all atteatched to the pedals.
by crazydave789
9 Sep 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On tour need urgent help with Brakes NOW RESOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: On tour need urgent help with Brakes

a local amazon site with a specified delivery address might work. just let the hotel know to save them. from a quick oogle though they are listed as TRP, Tektro and shimano so I'd try an LBS or decathlon appear to have something that fits. 2 decathlons in genoa https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=deca...
by crazydave789
9 Sep 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 5490

Re: Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

Vantage wrote:I'm hoping to be really really dead when in my coffin so won't hear a thing.


so why do they soundproof them with all that padding?
by crazydave789
9 Sep 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 46
Views: 1194

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

Living as I did on a narrowboat for 12 years meant they were a constant fixture. Nets over everything, or accept being bitten. Either is fine! I used to own a mosquito tent, which was quite good. I'd have no problem sleeping in that under a tarp. Bivvy bags are too much like a shroud for me nowaday...
by crazydave789
9 Sep 2018, 1:02am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 63
Views: 3003

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

it might well be worth spending some extra to give you a better range of pegs .... I like ClamCleat Line Loks for guys and replace anything that isn't those with those. They're easier to set, move and hold better than anything else I've come across, well worth the few pounds a bag will cost when yo...
by crazydave789
9 Sep 2018, 12:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Question on tarps and bivvys
Replies: 46
Views: 1194

Re: Question on tarps and bivvys

midges if you are unlucky to be an area infested is probably better to move. but a headnet saves the irritation unless you react badly to bites. with mossies a headnet to sleep in will suffice but you can string a bug net inside them which also acts as a modesty curtain. camping away from still wate...
by crazydave789
8 Sep 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Women's sleeping mat?
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Women's sleeping mat?

if my missus is anything to go by it is 6-12 inches thick or she complains her hips hurt.

and wimmins ones are pink.
by crazydave789
8 Sep 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham canals at night
Replies: 42
Views: 1681

Re: Birmingham canals at night

moor street isn't far from gas street though brum can be confusing. I assume you aren't intending to do it in one go? I was looking at a similar route to get to liverpool to do the liverpool to leeds canal ride. google maps tends to show the canals up better for route planning. early october cool, ...
by crazydave789
8 Sep 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 5490

Re: Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

if you carry an extra 20l of water in your panniers then tip it out for the way home you will feel much fitter and have a sense of acheivement. :shock: