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by nick12
20 Jan 2021, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 55
Views: 2047

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

That is what teeth are for nirakaro. But if your like me and only have a few teeth it makes sense to grind them to get the most benefit without having to chew for ages. It really adds to the flavour as well.
by nick12
19 Jan 2021, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Foam sleeping mats
Replies: 50
Views: 1686

Re: Foam sleeping mats

I've been using a 3/4 length Multimat for a few years now. I keep it in a 3lt drybag so not the smallest. Open the valve and lay it out in the tent to self inflate while sorting my gear out then a few lungfulls of air tops it up. Don't know the R rating but was fine for my camping trip over christma...
by nick12
19 Jan 2021, 6:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight
Replies: 55
Views: 2047

Re: Food with maximum energy for minimum weight

Grind the nuts up and add them to porridge a slow job in a pestle and mortar chia seeds and sunflower seeds are pretty good too.
by nick12
13 Jan 2021, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike - no end of trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Kid's bike - no end of trouble

Looks like the noodle( bent silver tube that the cable goes through ) needs re attaching in the left hand part of the brake. The rubber section fits in between the two sections of the break. Look at the rear break to see how that is fitted.
by nick12
13 Jan 2021, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Largest rear panniers made?
Replies: 32
Views: 1173

Re: Largest rear panniers made?

I watched that video last night . It didn't look like the best setup to me. I wondered if his bike wouldn't take a rear rack or something. I wouldn't want to ride all that way with his system. Enjoyed the video though . Watched another after a guy traveling through the wakan corridor in Afghanistan ...
by nick12
13 Jan 2021, 7:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5917

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

I didn't know that storing meths in a msr fuel bottle could damage the bottle I have been using a 11 FL Oz (325ml) for several years now.. as a rule I decant the meths when I get home but on occasions when I know I will be out again at the weekend I don't bother. Just had a look inside the bottle an...
by nick12
11 Jan 2021, 7:43pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Ortlieb fork pack
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Ortlieb fork pack

Have been looking at new bags and options and came across the fork pack which look like they could be a lightweight option for off-road .
Was wondering if anybody has tried them out how durable they are compared to a drybag and cage setup.
by nick12
9 Dec 2020, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc rotor tool
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Disc rotor tool

Thanks all for the confirmation. I will take my cassette remover with me when I look at the wheels to be sure.
by nick12
8 Dec 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc rotor tool
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Disc rotor tool

Thanks Jonathan for the link. It would appear from the video that the fr5 tool used is the same as the cassette remover. I've seen some wheels I'm thinking of buying as in the photo. My present discs are 6 bolt and use a T25 star to remove. So no more tools to buy or carry if it's the same as the ca...
by nick12
8 Dec 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc rotor tool
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Disc rotor tool

I am wondering if the tool required to remove a shimano rotor from a HB-RM65 hub is the same tool to remove a shimano cassette.
The photo shows the attachment.
by nick12
23 Nov 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigation in Scotland
Replies: 38
Views: 1593

Re: Navigation in Scotland

Totally agree with you oldjohnw. A paper map shows you a lot more than the route. It shows you the whole area .
by nick12
18 Nov 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couscous - Do You Use It?
Replies: 59
Views: 2146

Re: Couscous - Do You Use It?

Haggis and black pudding both have oatmeal as a major ingredient . I might try porridge with a curry one-day. As they say it all goes down the same hole.
by nick12
15 Nov 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couscous - Do You Use It?
Replies: 59
Views: 2146

Re: Couscous - Do You Use It?

Oats are my breakfast sometimes with muesli and nuts. They make a good supper too . I usually bag them up in individual portions .
by nick12
15 Nov 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couscous - Do You Use It?
Replies: 59
Views: 2146

Re: Couscous - Do You Use It?

I usually have a few packets of cous cous with me when on tour a quick easy dinner add boiling water a tin of sardines in tomato sauce sometimes a handful of nettles as well stir it all together and cover. Pasta and sauce is another that I always take again quick and easy add a packet of pork scratc...
by nick12
15 Nov 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extra bit of front mudguard?
Replies: 44
Views: 1699

Re: Extra bit of front mudguard?

I've been getting my bike ready for winter of late currently running land cruiser tyres which definitely throw out more crud than the tyres I've been running during the summer. (Vittoria voyager). I have fitted mudguard extensions at the rear of both the front and back guards. I've also fitted an ex...