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by Aquila
6 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

Re: New to me revolution country premier

I thought I'd resurrect this post as I fitted Schwalbe Marathon's 700x38 and throw my tuppence into the pot. For me personally its such a massive upgrade to running 32" Conti sport contacts. The rough gravel tracks, dirt trails, bridleways, uneven, cracked tarmac and concrete roads are all a lo...
by Aquila
24 Apr 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

I bought a down 3 season bag from millets https://www.millets.co.uk/equipment/133692-eurohike-down-500-4-season-mummy-sleeping-bag.html £42 i've only used it once so far and the temperature was down to -1 no complaints at all .. Im 6"1 and needed a tall bag at 220cm was also one of tallest bags...
by Aquila
24 Mar 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on the A5
Replies: 28
Views: 7313

Re: Cycling on the A5

Hi, Just like to say a big thanks for all your input re the A5 - most notably from MartinBrice. I have now completed the trip and am thankfully alive to tell the tale. As I had 233 miles to cover in 2 days (Battersea, London to Ilkley, N.Yorks), I decided I had no option but to go for the A5, since...
by Aquila
20 Feb 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who makes your bike and is it important
Replies: 21
Views: 3867

Who makes your bike and is it important

With nearly every manufacturers frames being built in Taiwan in the same factories, Does it really matter what make of bike we choose? Or is it more important to choose components and geometry over brand names? I ask because there is often a big difference in price for similarly spec'd bike's and is...
by Aquila
13 Feb 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

Re: New to me revolution country premier

As for the performance in gloop and gravel, it's not an MTB! :lol: you need to take a different approach to those surfaces, I could show you but I can't actually explain it in words.


You mean ride like miss Daisy ☺
by Aquila
13 Feb 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

Re: New to me revolution country premier

Thanks for the input, I think my best option as Pete75 has suggested is to cycle up to Edinburgh co-op cycle co in Newcastle and ask in store. The Sport Contacts get good reviews. Why change them? Unless you were going to be using muddy paths in which case swapping the front tyre for something with ...
by Aquila
13 Feb 2019, 12:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Albanian free camping facilities
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

Re: Albanian free camping facilities

I was in Albania not long after the fall of Enver Hoxha. Marshall law, curfews lots of poorly dressed soldier's with AK's. Just as many plain clothes and uniformed police everwhere with guns also. There was literally hundreds of those dome pil boxes on the side of the road from Tirana to Berat. I'd ...
by Aquila
12 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3256

New to me revolution country premier

I've just bought a second hand revolution country premier touring bike. I'm really pleased with the purchase. According to the previous owner its only done around 30 mile it's condition would reinforce this, its in mint new like order and i got it for a bargain price. My original plan was to setup m...
by Aquila
4 Feb 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2551

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

If your looking to shorten the Journey to Heathrow airport sure you can take a ferry to Harwich or Hull instead of Newcastle. But do not do so because some folk have painted a picture of a Mad Max post apocalyptic bike ride through a depressed and run down area where you have to cycle on "A&quo...
by Aquila
22 Jan 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Here it is fully loaded at Koln on the Rhine. I hope that this gives you inspiration. My most expensive item from this set up is my tent (Vaude Taurus UL). Have fun planning and buying your kit - its addictive but doesn't have to be super expensive or over complicated. https://i854.photobucket.com/...
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Wonderful post Hobbes It is....my main concern is night time .. I do own a kindle and i like reading but on holiday or traveling I'd rather be meeting people and socialising ...my worry is not talking too or meeting anyone at all... I do find it to difficult to initiate a conversation ...but i do l...
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Again great and thank you...

I found an image on Google that will help with fitting a rack this guy has converted old Yellas twin into a touring bike Image
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam

I've stayed in Amsterdam, whilst looking i was surprised by the lack of secure bike storage at most hotels. The place we stayed had no room for bikes and suggested we chain our bikes up in front of the hotel. They stated that many guests had done this in the past and that they had never had a proble...
by Aquila
20 Jan 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

A mixture of camping,hostels and hotels though nothing set in stone, just figure that is how i'm going to roll.

It was more of can i adapt my bike to be a touring bike rather than old Yella being to old for the job in hand :D
by Aquila
20 Jan 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Thank you all for your very informative and kind replies. Google is going to get some hammer, I definitely have the bit between my teeth with this. A few Points I should of mentioned in my first post: I've cycled in the Netherlands a few times now, all from IJmuiden with one night stays stopping in ...