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by Jdsk
17 Jan 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GNT stage 1 - bike and rider return to start
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: GNT stage 1 - bike and rider return to start

No experience in this area, but I'd start by asking:
Blazing Saddles: https://blazingsaddles.co.uk
Sherwoods Yorkshire Cycle Transport: http://sherwoodsminibus.co.uk/yorkshire-cycle-transport/3646830.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
15 Jan 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Pannier bags - What accesories when mounting to Tubus Racks?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Ortlieb Pannier bags - What accesories when mounting to Tubus Racks?

As above.

But on a recent Tubus rack we've had problems with the vertical alignment of the dropped horizontal bar where the hooks go and the tubes below that.

https://www.ortlieb.com/uk/anchoring-hook-16-mm-bracket-and-screws
Thanks: I'm going to see if that might help.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jan 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 52
Views: 5300

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Bikes on German trains etc from the Man in Seat 61:
https://www.seat61.com/bike-by-train.htm#Germany

Jonathan
by Jdsk
14 Jan 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 52
Views: 5300

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Welcome. We rode Oberalppass to Hook of Holland this summer. Two adults on tourers with camping gear. Starting and ending in Oxfordshire. We'd have done all the connections by train by choice. But after much research: Outward Rode to Oxford station. Two trains to Portsmouth. Overnight ferry to Le Ha...
by Jdsk
12 Jan 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7030

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

nomm wrote:Another thumbs up for... B&M light set up (don't buy the light that charges things)...

Agreed both ways. I've now had two Luxus U IQ with USB output fail while touring and am still in dispute with the manufacturers. The others are all excellent.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
11 Jan 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

Lots of interest in that area, including quiet canal towpaths, battle sites and muskrats. I wouldn't try to avoid it.

The European Parliament is worth visiting, even if only in regret. We had breakfast there.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
11 Jan 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

RickH wrote:There is an interesting effect, named after someone who's name escapes me, whereby you can put your hand briefly into a flask of liquid nitrogen with no ill effect.

Leidenfrost: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect

Please don't try this unless you know what you're doing.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
11 Jan 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: East Baltic touring
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: East Baltic touring

There's a write up in the February/March 2019 magazine of a family tour. I can't find a better way of getting there than this based on theirs: London to Harwich (they did Hull to Rotterdam) Harwich to Hook of Holland (overnight ferry) Hook of Holland to Rotterdam Rotterdam to Lübeck (trains) Lübeck ...
by Jdsk
11 Jan 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?

PH wrote:The idea that it's such a big deal someone would consider hiring a car to avoid it is beyond my comprehension.

Perhaps if you knew the details of the onward journey it would have helped you to understand.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
11 Jan 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1705

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I suppose I may have concluded long ago that accidentally crayoning too close to the place the patch needs to go could prevent adhesion. Me too. On both the tyre and the tube I mark alongside the valve on the upper side... and then don't turn the wheel over! On the tube I mark 4 points centred on t...
by Jdsk
10 Jan 2020, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1705

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I use the crayon to mark the tube and the tyre. Makes it much easier to explore the area of interest and avoid a repeat. The crayon's cut down of course, just like the toothbrush.

Jonathan
by Jdsk
10 Jan 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?

Leaving Harwich... on the morning trains is not as easy due to the time restrictions and limited bike spaces. Yes, no good options. Kill time at Harwich or hire a car? Thrifty will come and collect you, and we tried that last time. Not bad in theory but they were so inefficient that next time we'll...
by Jdsk
10 Jan 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 589

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

We use a Pendle "Hang On" with two vertical bars rather than one with a floor. That has options for different types of hitch. The big advantage is that it comes apart and fits in the boot of small cars without taking up much space. https://pendle-bike.co.uk/collections/tow-bar-mounted-rack...
by Jdsk
10 Jan 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour to Budapest - 3 weeks in July but starting where?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Tour to Budapest - 3 weeks in July but starting where?

The Danube between Passau and Vienna is heavily concreted without much marsh or woodland. So flat, fast and not much wildlife. But interesting history and Baroquerie. We visited Mauthausen but I wish we hadn't.

Visegrad and Budapest are great.

Jonathan