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by BambooKiro
30 May 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Cycling to Berlin via Holland

You're post may be too general to answer. Perhaps read some bike blogs. There's plenty around with lists of kit, budget, charging phones from dynamo, routes etc etc. Try looking at the Eurovelo website specifically EV2 Holland to Berlin section Eurovelo route 2 seems to match my requirements. http:...
by BambooKiro
30 May 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Cycling to Berlin via Holland

mjr wrote:Another possible route would be http://www.euroroute-r1.de

This looks ideal, yet I find it hard to understand how to follow the route. The map is not too detailed and there is no gpx file I can upload on my phone.

Has anyone done it?
by BambooKiro
29 May 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Berlin via Holland
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Cycling to Berlin via Holland

How do I decide my route once in Europe? Which places to visit or avoid? How much to carry and where to stay overnight? It's my first big cycling adventure and I have a month to prepare. Any useful advice is appreciated. My plan is to cycle to Harwich and get on the overnight ferry to Holland. I'll ...
by BambooKiro
14 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 7181

Re: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?

There isn't a club as such, but there are a few of us kicking around.

There are a couple of riding places locally, like Boars Hill and Shotover.
by BambooKiro
8 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7252

Re: Going tubeless

Im Just about to try it on a bike. It sounds like the bike should be used regularly otherwise the sealant can coagulate in a lump at the bottom. Finish line sells a type of sealant that is supposed to not need refreshing so often as its not latex based. Let me know what you think of the Finish Line...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7252

Going tubeless

My MTB came with tubeless ready tyres and rims and inner tubes installed. I've been riding it for a year and only had one problem with the valve, which got damaged by a rock on a very fast decent, which resulted in a flat. Otherwise - no punctures. There is plenty of advice on the internet why one s...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: degreasing and regreasing

Has anyone used WD-40 to clean the chain?

WD = Water Dispersant

... so it should leave the chain clean and moisture free?
by BambooKiro
14 Dec 2018, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: degreasing and regreasing

We have a rozone parts washer at work. I think they were originally developed to clean oil-slicked sea birds and work, as you say, on a microbial basis.They are extremely effective at completely stripping grease and gunk from parts with minimal time and effort. Thanks - really appreciate your advice.
by BambooKiro
12 Dec 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: degreasing and regreasing

To answer the re-greasing question, you have three choices: pull everything apart and re-grease (if you do this, why buy a washer?) use engine oil to soak back into the cleaned assembly melt a grease or wax lubricant (e.g. Putoline chain wax) and soak Is there a particular lubricant for piviot poin...
by BambooKiro
11 Dec 2018, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: degreasing and regreasing

I don't think you need to (or will much benefit from) using an expensive industrial parts washer on bicycle parts. Under no circumstances should you immerse a RD into a cleaning solution unless you intend to strip it down completely afterwards and regrease both the A and B pivots as well as the pul...
by BambooKiro
11 Dec 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

degreasing and regreasing

I'm considering using a Rozone parts washer to clean my bike. It uses a mocrobe based solution to eat up grease and dirt. The promised final result is a squeaky clean drivetrain and components. So my question is - how do I regrease the parts? For the chain: will it be sufficient to use just a normal...