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by Andrew-l
14 Aug 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: saddle bag for ultralight touring
Replies: 29
Views: 1888

Re: saddle bag for ultralight touring

I used a Ortlieb bikepacking saddlebag, which was great - but I wasn't camping!
by Andrew-l
4 Jul 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2582

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Already had a tour planned in late August, so looks like that can now happen!

Looking forward to it. I think it'll be safer than staying here.
by Andrew-l
13 Jun 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3475

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Unfortunately Brittany Ferries aren't taking foot passengers either at the moment!
by Andrew-l
13 May 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage height adjuster
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Bottle cage height adjuster

Jdsk wrote:As above, watch out for the new screws being too long and damaging the frame.

Jonathan


Thanks Jonathan - will do!
by Andrew-l
12 May 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage height adjuster
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Bottle cage height adjuster

Thanks for all the advice guys. I'm going to go for the blingiest - the Wolf Tooth B-rad.

I'll let you know how I go with it.
by Andrew-l
11 May 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage height adjuster
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Bottle cage height adjuster

MikeDee wrote:No need for an adapter https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/col ... ucts/Morse cages

Out of stock though.


That does look nice - I need a full 64mm drop though!
by Andrew-l
11 May 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle cage height adjuster
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Bottle cage height adjuster

I made my own. 20180910_131802.jpg 20180910_132048.jpg Cost about £3.00 Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but this looks like exactly what I need to do - I'm looking at dropping the Cage about 70mm. What did you use to make it, and where did you get some? Looks like Al? Possibly some sort of of...
by Andrew-l
4 May 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour

Thanks Galloper - I'll go and order that map. Thanks all for interesting suggestions. I think we're probably looking at the Coast and Castles all the way to Edinburgh. Interestingly, it's got me thinking about reinvigorating my two two week tour. Possibly (without the family) doing C2C, then Coast a...
by Andrew-l
2 May 2020, 6:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour

Thanks guys - some great suggestions there.

I shall start to get the (digital) maps out and see what I can assemble.
by Andrew-l
1 May 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour

We're based in the Midlands, but, assuming we're allowed, happy to tour anywhere in the UK!
by Andrew-l
1 May 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Kids-friendly UK route replacement for a French tour

So, I'm resigned that my solo tour to the Med is not going to happen this year, and now I'm starting to think that our family Toulouse->Bordeaux week at the end of August is looking pretty unlikely. All of our family tours have been in France - Eurovelo style routes along nice wide canal paths and r...
by Andrew-l
18 Apr 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam

I'd been looking at doing this, but without starting in Netherlands.

Eurostar to Paris, then TGV to Basle, then local trains.

Seems doable, with the slight annoyance of needing to bag your bike for the Paris-Basle leg (I did this in reverse last year and it was OK in a slightly crazy way!)
by Andrew-l
15 Jan 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 52
Views: 5885

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Summer 2019 I came back from Basel to London with a non-folding bike. I removed the front wheel, turned the handlebars and put it in a cut-down CTC plastic bike bag for the TGV LYRIA from Basel to Paris. There was no problem doing this, other than v limited space on the train!
by Andrew-l
11 Jan 2020, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help! Getting back from Basel
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Help! Getting back from Basel

So how did it go? And did you have a good time? :D The trip was absolutely fantastic. Hot, but incredible. 750 miles in 15 days. Lots of it beautiful. All of it changing all the time. Bagged bike on train was a bit stressful. I ended up having to do it twice - once Paris to Nantes on the way out, a...
by Andrew-l
3 Oct 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1981

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

Just wondering about which direction you're going to pick - is there a prevailing gradient to the route? No - it's sea level both ends :) Haha. I walked into that one. Just back from doing a chunk of the EV6 so still had my head in that space. What about wind? I keep hearing things about the Mistra...