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by Ant...
1 Nov 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner Training
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Beginner Training

Have a look at the British legion website they have a training plan for this ride for folks like you.
You are not being unrealistic in doing the ride, just get out on your bike and enjoy it.
Best of luck in June :D
by Ant...
19 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 728

I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

Just seen this on crazy guy. Must be easy to wheelie though. :lol:
by Ant...
17 Oct 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel blowouts - options?
Replies: 98
Views: 2500

Re: Small wheel blowouts - options?

I once met a guy who had dragged his brakes so much on his decent of Mont Ventoux he had melted the rim tapes, then had punctures.
That was with 700c wheels and no luggage.
by Ant...
12 Oct 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1026

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Pure Magnesium not Mag.Alloys.
Don't you remember the experiment in school science, setting fire to Magnesium ribbon! :)
by Ant...
11 Oct 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1026

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Magnesium. keep away from naked flames. :D
by Ant...
10 Oct 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2160

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I asked Robens and their advice was put a tarp up first. Doh what a dim answer. Also if the inner floor is thin tr...
by Ant...
9 Oct 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 59
Views: 2892

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Bmblbzzz wrote:
De Sisti wrote:I purchased this one about 10 minutes ago.

In the orange linked to? Good colour! I hope it works for you (in terms of waterproofing, breathability, durability and, yes, aesthetically).

Looks like a very expensive boil in the bag job.
by Ant...
13 Sep 2019, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1413

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

When I used to get calls about PPI. I would tell them I was OK about that but I'd had an accident that was'nt my fault, that stumped them.
by Ant...
12 Sep 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

Nothing tricky about Asia once you have the visas etc, apart from languages and rubbish roads (bit like here then). Just leave Europe and keep going eastish and have fun.
by Ant...
3 Sep 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 539
Views: 16615

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Just gone through the whole thread, (been on tour) brilliant! Have decided the French had the best posters, British next and the Septics made some of the ugliest bikes ever. :D
by Ant...
16 Jul 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10014

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Have a look at Crosso they do Cordura panniers, I have a full set and they are as tough as old boots, quite a bit cheaper than ortliebs as well. :D
by Ant...
9 Jul 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: LifeCycles Leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 2503

LifeCycles Leeds

Popped into Lifecycles in Leeds today to scrounge a cardboard bike box for a flight later this month, OK we have some said the guy in the shop that is 40 quid. 40quid!!!! :lol: for something they get for nowt, he did say they are very strong boxes though. I know Yorkshire folk are thrifty but come o...
by Ant...
2 Jul 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Chain woes.

Not really on a pinion, just messing about :wink: Tourer is on 44-34-24 with12-32 or 34 giving me 86'' down to about 18'' and I find that I cant keep any steerage lower than about 25'' no matter how steep it is.
by Ant...
2 Jul 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain woes.
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Chain woes.

90 gears, nothing, i'm on pinion box and rolhoff hub 18x14=252!
by Ant...
28 Jan 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum speed on a Road Bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2682

Re: Maximum speed on a Road Bike

My best on a fully loaded tourer is 78kph down a big hill in Kyrgistan, on a road bike 98kph as I tried to get over the 90kph speed limit, it was in Franch and had one of those warning signs that showed your speed, a great piece of road that was downhill, lovely smooth surface, and wid open so you c...