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by nick12
31 Aug 2020, 7:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hand sanitiser
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: Hand sanitiser

Yes that's what it says
by nick12
24 Aug 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: On One Geoff v OG bars?
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: On One Geoff v OG bars?

A cheaper alternative for the grips is to use foam grips for butterfly bars. I have found XLC grips to be a good diameter. Some are just too thin. At £6 cut to size that's 2sets.
by nick12
20 Aug 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Replacement disc brakes pads for Shimano Rs785 calipers

Thanks also nuke that link was what I've been looking for. Just ordered some pads for my deore M535 disc calipers.
by nick12
19 Aug 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 43
Views: 1807

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

What about Ethiopia? Don't know if it's a place you would consider or not Simon. I don't know what the covid situation is like or if they except tourists. It's a place I would like to go one day. I believe the rainy season ends in October and the Highlands should be at there best. I seem to remember...
by nick12
17 Aug 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hand sanitiser
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: Hand sanitiser

Thanks for replying paula. I will stick with the meths if it lasts longer. I use a squirty bottle like the hand sanitiser comes in to fill the stove with meths you have more control over how much you put in the stove and lessens the risk of spillage.
by nick12
17 Aug 2020, 6:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hand sanitiser
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Re: Hand sanitiser

Paula, how do you find the gel works compared to meths. I was intrigued when I saw some. Does it burn longer.
by nick12
16 Aug 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hand sanitiser
Replies: 23
Views: 797

Hand sanitiser

Bought some 80% alcohol (ethanol) hand sanitiser today.£1-29 for 100ml thought I'd give it a go in my popcan stove. It took about 10 seconds to prime but burnt well. It's sold in many places at the moment and could be useful if you have run out of meths and need fuel on tour and can't find any meths...
by nick12
23 Jul 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?

I have made several different meths burners. Usually out of pop cans, I made this one out of an aluminum water bottle using the top and bottom of the bottle pressed together a small Grove in the top is needed. Mine has 17 jets about 1cm apart. It's not the most economical regarding fuel consumption ...
by nick12
13 May 2020, 8:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 55
Views: 2448

Re: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit

When I take the hammock to sleep on rather than the tent I always take a 3x3 tarp with me too in case it rains. But the tarp can be setup in several different ways. Even made into a tarp tent very easily. I have a 4 sectioned pole 120cm long made of old tent poles (30cm folded) a endcap small mushro...
by nick12
11 May 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 55
Views: 2448

Re: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit

If your going to sleep in a hammock you really need a double skin hammock and you can sandwich insulation in between so that it stays put. I use a length of foil coated foam insulation I believe is used behind radiators. I have a full body length piece about 45cm wide which folds and rolls up really...
by nick12
24 Apr 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop Bar Conversion - Surly LHT
Replies: 35
Views: 1061

Re: Drop Bar Conversion - Surly LHT

It will cost a fraction of that nos/ secondhand. My bull horn conversion cost only £35 all in.
Like mentioned above test length and feel out with any flat bar. Before anything else. Can you swap the cockpit from your mtb to try it out.
by nick12
23 Apr 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fast bike with upright sitting position ( + big hill area )
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: Fast bike with upright sitting position ( + big hill area )

What make/ type are they cycle tramp.
It does give a good upright position and you can enjoy the scenery.
I have the geoff bars like reohn2 on my troll another good choice multi position. Can ride all-day on the grips with no wrist or neck pain too.
by nick12
21 Apr 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop Bar Conversion - Surly LHT
Replies: 35
Views: 1061

Re: Drop Bar Conversion - Surly LHT

I have converted my drop bar bike as I too never felt comfortable riding the bike. Maybe it was my set up was all wrong I'm not sure. Haven't had drop bars since being a teenager. My wrist and neck hurt. Been collecting bits from jumbles and my local recycle shop finally got all the bits I needed wi...
by nick12
20 Apr 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powering my bike
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: Powering my bike

I came across this bike on my last visit to Indonesia. No idea on the size of engine.
by nick12
20 Apr 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gas cartridges by the side of the road
Replies: 165
Views: 4769

Re: Gas cartridges by the side of the road

Crikey can you just agree to disagree. At the end of the day it's what suites and works for you. Btw I use a pump.