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by TRM
20 Feb 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 59
Views: 4106

Re: Handlebar Tape

Hi, Start at the bar ends ! Yes, but they need to be clockwise on the right and anticlockwise on the left. All the way to the stem. I've always "swapped" directions after the brake levers so that the natural pull of ones hands when riding on the tops tightens the tape. As shown on the par...
by TRM
30 Jan 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New bike!
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: New bike!

Recently got a Pinnacle dolomite 2 for my girlfriend who has very much enjoyed it. It was between that and the Arkose, but they didn't the Arkose in the right size and we needed it ASAP for a tour. It seems to be a pretty well thought out bike with plenty of tyre clearance, eyelets for mudguards and...
by TRM
30 Jan 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease advice
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Grease advice

it is, but it is not the only good grease, and depending on the exact use you put it to, there may be better ones. Thanks Brucey. Generally it will be used on bearings. Hub cup and cone, and headset bearings on new and current bikes. For assemble (threads, etc..) i generally use a cheap marine grea...
by TRM
30 Jan 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease advice
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Grease advice

Hi All, I'll soon be building up a new bike from scratch, frame and wheels, the whole shebang, as such i want to do things right. I've been looking through the "right Grease" thread and notice CJ amongst others spoke highly of Mobilith SCHPM-460, https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t...
by TRM
17 Aug 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7222

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

You lot are providing lots of inspiration for a novice! Only two tours for me so far. Cherbourg to just past Quimper (supported) and then a week in the Loire valley camping. Heading to Norfolk next week For the Future: Rhone Valley LEJOG Around Ireland and NI London to Barcelona Something in India (...
by TRM
17 Aug 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

For those interested, I went to decathlon as there's one near my work, to have a look at the sleeping bag I linked. The pictures online make it look much slimmer that it really is. We both went for a size up than we really which means the bags are really quite roomy with space to bend at the knee an...
by TRM
15 Aug 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Online wrote:On the first leg of the journey I'd suggest making some small deviations to pass through, rather than by, Eye, Hoxne and Bungay. They're all delightful.


Thanks, route updated!
by TRM
15 Aug 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

Getting the train out to Stowmarket on Friday afternoon and then around to Kings Lynn to get then train back to London on Tuesday. Looking to cover around 40 miles per day and camping overnight. This is the route i have planned without knowing the area at all. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/75109...
by TRM
15 Aug 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

mjr wrote:
TRM wrote:This is the route i have planned without knowing the area at all. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/75109

That's not loading for me. Is it public?


Opps, my bad. It should be public now.
by TRM
15 Aug 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1166

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

I live here: ask if you'd like me to suggest a route (let me know stopping points or daily distances) or opinions on one you've planned. I'm not the OP but I hope you don't mind me jumping in. I'm currently planning a small tor in Norfolk over the bank holiday (i know it will be busier than usual)....
by TRM
14 Aug 2018, 3:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

For me, size is everything, there is no way I could sleep comfortably in a bag like the one linked however warm it kept me. Are you using something a similar size now? Also consider heat regulation as well as retention, in warmer weather a full length zip helps with this. I've gone to the other ext...
by TRM
14 Aug 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

Thanks for all the advice. We have some pretty decent self inflating type mats which do a good job and are pretty comfy, but i think i will also invest in some liners to increase warmth and also the life of the bag. How insulating a bag needs to be is quite personal. I used to have a ME expedition b...
by TRM
14 Aug 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Sleeping Bag Advice

My girlfriend and I have done a couple of camping tours now, as well as general camping, and have been having issues with our old cheepy sleeping bags and waking up freezing cold in the night. So i'm looking for advice on a suitable, small, lightweight sleeping bag that can easily fit into panniers ...
by TRM
10 Aug 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 135
Views: 3491

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

Dunno if i'm too late and you've already made a decision but this year I fitted Jagwire Road Pro compression-less cables to my Genesis with dual pivot brakes and the difference was night and day. Much much more powerful braking and better modulation from the standard shimano cables that were previou...