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by Thatsme
1 Dec 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes

I bought my troll frame in 2011 and built it up myself, disc brakes were not a priority for me. i have always found the Deore rim brakes to be a bit useless, hence after nearly 10 years of soggy braking, I might now swap to discs. I don't want hydraulic though!
by Thatsme
29 Nov 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT - Discontinued
Replies: 41
Views: 1661

Re: Surly LHT - Discontinued

Having owned one and taken it to Cuba in 2007, I found it great for straight line touring and a very solid bike when fully loaded. However, I found it to be an unresponsive and slothful bike, Surly have now shortened the chainstays & tweaked other bits of its geometry, which should really improv...
by Thatsme
28 Nov 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Converting a Surly Troll to Disc Brakes

I know I need to change my rims, my bike does have disc brake mounting/routing points. I am a commuter & cycle tourist, what disc brake set up would suit me?
by Thatsme
12 Nov 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2228

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

Just bought an Endura jacket, used on a 17mile cycle and very good. Kept the wind & rain out...zip venting under the armpits..adequate breathability..cost £55.. Got XXL size and fits perfectly..
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/endura-hummvee ... oof-jacket
by Thatsme
24 Oct 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2228

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

As I'm the person who started this post, I will say that the jacket i bought, this one in black: https://www.freewheel.co.uk/madison-roadrace-apex-men-s-waterproof-storm-jacket-varcl905 It is size XL, turned up today and is way too small, I am not built like a hill climber, I'm 15 half stone & o...
by Thatsme
21 Oct 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2228

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

I have just bought this jacket, It hasn't arrived yet but got a good review . I bought it for £66 . Madison Apex Waterproof Storm Jacket review - BikeRadar
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/cloth ... et-review/
by Thatsme
21 Oct 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2228

Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

Any thoughts on a cycle Jacket, which is breathable and waterproof, for commutes of 30 miles and less? Thanks.
by Thatsme
15 Sep 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Edge Touring gps.
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Edge Touring gps.

I have an edge Explore, I think it is really useful if you need a turn by turn gps. You can import pre planned routes into it as well. Very easy to use and very accuate.
by Thatsme
17 Aug 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Cycle Route Planning

The issue I have and this maybe common amongst GPS units, is that I want to virtually check and preview my ride from Guildford to portsmouth, to make sure my data is correct. I am currently in London, I am guessing the satelite tracking is locking onto my current location.?
by Thatsme
14 Aug 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Cycle Route Planning

Garmin Edge Explore and once I have imported it via my desktop. I go to saved courses, I hit ride, it says navigate to beginning of course, I tick yes?, it then says I am off course. I am in London not Guildford and am checking the route imported into the Garmin before I travel, I presume it will wo...
by Thatsme
14 Aug 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Cycle Route Planning

I seem to be getting errors once I import a course from cycle streets? I live in London but I am plotting a course from Guildford to my destination, not from London, does the garmin plot it from my GPS link in London?
by Thatsme
13 Aug 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Cycle Route Planning

I know this has been on here before! Planning to cycle from London to Hayling Island, I have a Garmin Explore. What is the consensus on route planning software. I will be importing some sort of file into my Garmin once the route has been decided.

Thanks.
by Thatsme
5 Aug 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2164

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

Don't buy a fancy divers watch if you are only going to use it in the swimming pool. Buy what you need and don't overspend. I bought my Garmin Edge Explore on Gumtree, it was unused and a very good price.
by Thatsme
3 Aug 2020, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2164

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

I bought a Garmin Edge Explore about 3 weeks ago, I am getting to know it and I think it is very good. My only interest is its capability as a bike Sat Nav, you can tap an address into it with postcode and it will plot your journey, it will also re route you if you go off course. You can also import...