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by nick12
24 Dec 2019, 7:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane

It would be nice to have your road bike. I don't know if you ever go to west Sumatra . There is the annual road race around the region Tour de singkarak and the roads are pretty good around there ideal for a road bike. The scenery is fantastic.
by nick12
23 Dec 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: should I bring my road bike to Indonesia on the plane

I think only you can decide really. Things to consider are do you have suitable roads around you where you can ride the bike. What's the surface like and the traffic and air pollution like. I did consider a road bike at one time but decided against it due to the factors mentioned above. It maybe goo...
by nick12
1 Dec 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: ...about swapping drops for Jones H-bar?

There is a thread on here called. Alternative to Jones H bars might be worth a read.
by nick12
20 Nov 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I did route 68 Pennine cycle way at the August bank holiday from Berwick as far as gargrave. The section south of Wooler had five boggy bits/fords and the bridge is hard work on a fully loaded tourer. The forest section was badly rutted and wet due to foresty work I dowt they will have repaired it.i...
by nick12
21 Sep 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2350

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I have canti's on my mtb touring bike which are from 1995. I got the brakes with a parkpre pro team mtb and have been using them on my main bike since then. They are Critical racing cantilever brakes the original pads were madison aztecs and could stop you on a sixpence. I shoud try to source some o...
by nick12
6 Sep 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Simon Davey frame?

Don't know about the maker but that is a lovely bike and you got a bargain for sure.
by nick12
4 Sep 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northumberland National Park
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: Northumberland National Park

Don't miss out on the bakery in Bellingham next to the co-op. The macaroni pie is fabulous as are the other pies. Called in a few times this year.
by nick12
15 Aug 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6908

Re: Kicked. Converged. Soccer. An alternative to latitude & longitude?

I am doing a chainsaw course today and the instructor has reccomended we use what 3 words for location and write ot down on our risk aassesment for emergensy Services to locate our location when doing forestery work
by nick12
10 Aug 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Muddy Fox
Replies: 51
Views: 2304

Re: Converting a Muddy Fox

It is a nice bike and will be fine for touring. My first 3 touring bikes were all mtb's. If all the components are in decent condition then a new chain and tyres is all i would change for now. Give it a Service this may include cables and some bearings fit a rear rack and give it a runout for the we...
by nick12
1 Aug 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Light Bike Lock ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2821

Re: Small Light Bike Lock ???

A padlock on disc breaks or through chainring if bike doesnt have discs.
by nick12
31 Jul 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail

Cycle travel shows the ncn 85 to northenden at 6 miles to join the ncn62 trans pennine trail . Have not cycled it but was surprised at the trans pennine route through greater mancester on the greenways you dont realise that your going through a biult up area. Well signed and easy to follow a pleasan...
by nick12
26 Jul 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1613
Views: 453843

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Some nice bikes there reohn2.
by nick12
24 Jul 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why is the front QR release always on the left?
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

Re: Why is the front QR release always on the left?

+1 for the hex skewers they look better too.
by nick12
20 Jul 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Balancing Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: Balancing Cantilever Brakes

Stradle cables come in several different lenghts i think yours are too long.
Personally i prefer the tektro triangle type and they seem to self adjust.
Spa sell them £4.50 each.
by nick12
15 Jul 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3539

Re: Hat

I like to wear a thin snood / buff on my neck doubles up as a mask aswell if dusty i find it gets wet with sweat in the tropics and helps to cool you down. I normally use a peaked cap like has been said its nice yo wet it too.