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by jimcrosskell
2 Oct 2016, 4:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 29
Views: 2557

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

As RJB advised....
Took the lifting the tandem over a couple of gates route and had a nice ride
Thanks
Backwinds forever....
by jimcrosskell
21 Sep 2016, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 29
Views: 2557

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

Thanks everyone
I will how we get on next week
Backwinds forever......
by jimcrosskell
21 Sep 2016, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 29
Views: 2557

Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

Can anyone advise if there is a route across the river Yeo south of Clevedon. I can see footpaths from Kingston Seymour under the M5 to East Hewish which look promising but a Google search makes mention of a plan to make a cycle route over the sluice at Yeo bank farm but that was in 2011. Pleased to...
by jimcrosskell
11 Aug 2014, 3:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vaude Taurus split poles
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Vaude Taurus split poles

Hi Slowroad Try Action Outdoors 01473 211647 I have bought Vaude tents from them for ages for our Scout Group and they are very helpful often repairing aged pole sets rather than supplying new. They have turned around repoles within a couple of days, repairs at £25ish and new pole sets £90ish. I hav...
by jimcrosskell
29 Jul 2014, 8:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Replies: 40
Views: 4220

Re: The Camping and Caravanning Club

Of course one other benefit of mambership of the C&CC is the International Camping Carnet. Something the CTC gave up on years ago to much distress to many members and caused some, including me, to not renew their membership.
Backwinds forever......
by jimcrosskell
19 Jun 2014, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TA chainset extraction
Replies: 16
Views: 3363

Re: TA chainset extraction

If you are near North Lincolnshire ( DN18 ) you can borrow mine
Backwinds forever.........
by jimcrosskell
17 Jun 2014, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl going up in the world
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Lidl going up in the world

The panniers are excellent I have had them permanently fixed to my hack for four or five years, parked outside and they are bombproof. The sewing machine has not missed a beat in two years and according to the girlies who know about these things represents good value for money being able to do loads...
by jimcrosskell
13 Aug 2013, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dia Compe dual brake lever
Replies: 6
Views: 2189

Re: Dia Compe dual brake lever

I may be wrong and often am....... I wasn't aware that these were offered in anything other than "top entry" with the cable outer seating in the brake lever body by means of a loose fitting gizmo, somewhat wobbly but kept in place by a combination of tension on the inner wire and the brake...
by jimcrosskell
28 Oct 2010, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TA bottom bracket bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: TA bottom bracket bearings

Shimano sealed bottom bracket with square taper works with Cyclotourist stuff.
backwinds forever.......
by jimcrosskell
20 Sep 2010, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Isle of Wight

Just back from IOW Great time despite the island being very commercial. Thanks Pedalsheep for your route it was great. We came back from Sandown via the cycle track along the old railway to Shide. Good enough surface for any touring setup (>28mm) nice and flat with super views as well as nature noti...
by jimcrosskell
9 Sep 2010, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shifters. Bar-end, down-tube etc
Replies: 85
Views: 6016

Re: Shifters. Bar-end, down-tube etc

Nearly as rare as the fabled HS56 brake lever, the Suntour Command shifter saves all the faffing and will quite happily shift 8 an 8 speed block and triple up front.
Backwinds forever...........
by jimcrosskell
2 Aug 2010, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Sea cycle route
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

North Sea cycle route

There is a petition listed here by a guy on the Shetland Islands who is trying to reinstate a Summer link to Norway. If successful this would enable the whole of the cycle route to be completed as originally envisaged. http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38144.html Backwinds forever........
by jimcrosskell
20 Jul 2010, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Isle of Wight

Thanks guys
by jimcrosskell
20 Jul 2010, 7:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Isle of Wight

Travelling by Tandem with trailer in mid-Septemvber from Yarmouth to Whitecliff bay. Does anyone have a preferred direct/shorest/quickest route?
I was thicking A3054 to Newport then the unclassified road to Brading.
Suggestions welcome.
Backwinds forever.......
by jimcrosskell
21 Jun 2010, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what maps to use for touring
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

Re: what maps to use for touring

OS have a 3 for the price of two offer on at the minute and free p&P. Having toured for more years that we care to remember we are in a similar position to previous posters and have most of the interesting bits of the UK already. It gives you something to do when you get to the campsite, in the ...