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by Navrig
22 Feb 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

When we go for a cycling holiday I throw the track pump into the bike bag. It will fit within the rear triangle and doesn't take the bag over the allowance.
by Navrig
5 Feb 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on Skye
Replies: 40
Views: 1539

Re: Touring on Skye

Skye is beautiful in most weather but there are equally as beautiful places in Scotland better suited to cycling. Skye is just too congested for the narrow roads and bikes.

Don't count on getting B&B on spec during the summer months. The island is at times "full".
by Navrig
30 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

iandriver wrote:I just use a piece of pipe and the skewer.

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This is the easiest solution.
by Navrig
27 Oct 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 52
Views: 2845

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

When was the last time you camped? I would have a trial run of sleeping in a tent on ground similar to that likely to be experienced in the Hebrides. I stopped camping many years ago when I could barely walk after a couple of nights sleeping in a tent. I'm fitter and stronger now through exercise bu...
by Navrig
27 Oct 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity in their trains on the west highland line. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50168117 Hope fully they will start to do this on other lines where there is obvious demand and then on lines where demand is not obvious, probably becau...
by Navrig
22 Sep 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

A specialist outdoor equipment repairer in East Lothian replied :- Hello Graham, Thank you for your enquiry. I’m afraid we would not advise for a refill of your sleeping bag as it is not cost effective. It would end up a similar price to buying a new sleeping bag. We generally only carry out a down...
by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

A launderette is best because of the size of the drum. As suggested using some balls also helps break up the clumps.
by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

In that case I think you will struggle.

You need to fluff up the down and the best way is warm air and regular movement to break up the clumps.

It may work.

Borrow a neighbour's or launderette. Worth a few quid against the cost of new.
by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Long low temp tumble dry?
by Navrig
31 Aug 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie

Have a Google for the Kinross Sportive. Their red and black routes generally do that journey. I've done it twice and remember there is a long hill involved.
by Navrig
31 Aug 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh to Carsisle
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Edinburgh to Carsisle

Try here

https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/info/200 ... 97/cycling

If you avoid the A68 and the A7 the cycling will be great.
by Navrig
13 Aug 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Bikes on planes Again

I've never used the CTC bag but from a common sense point of view I can't see a problem with you plans.
by Navrig
13 Aug 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Bikes on planes Again

Don't wish to be alarmist but have you read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=129829
by Navrig
7 Aug 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5176

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

How tall are you? A friend was selling her brothers Ridgeback tourer. It was very large. A 64 I think. He was 6' 4". The bike is in excellent condition and in Edinburgh. Rum brakes tho. I've got photos if you are the right size and interested. From my research I think it was £1400 new. I'm a t...
by Navrig
6 Aug 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 5176

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

How tall are you? A friend was selling her brothers Ridgeback tourer. It was very large. A 64 I think. He was 6' 4". The bike is in excellent condition and in Edinburgh. Rum brakes tho. I've got photos if you are the right size and interested. From my research I think it was £1400 new. I'm a tr...