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by Slowroad
1 Oct 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how tall this rack is?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: how tall this rack is?

Was looking at the exact same product just now - for a 26" bike. So you've saved me the bother of asking the same question! :-)
by Slowroad
16 Sep 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: Pannier rack failures

just get it re welded? Why the expense of a new Tubus rack? Things do break?

I'd quite like a different design anyway, it has got slightly bent, and I'm not sure how cost-effective aluminium welding would be?
by Slowroad
16 Sep 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: Pannier rack failures

Thanks all, very useful. I'll definitely look at Tubus. And the comments re screws are very useful. It's a Blackburn MTN rack, came with the bike second-hand - some mixed opinions here http://www.bikepacking.net/reviews/racks/blackburn-mtn1-rack/ My luggage weighs around 15kilos, comprised of two pa...
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack failures
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Pannier rack failures

I had a strut on my rear pannier rack split at the weld whilst on my recent tour - the pic shows the road repair... no harm done, but made me think. One, I need to make sure I get a new pannier which is rated to carry a load far more than I actually carry. Two - that weight bears down on two screws ...
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I use this Trangia when I am camping at a single location and touring the area. I'm guessing it might be a 1970's model. Does anyone know for sure? I bought it secondhand about 15 years ago.

It looks identical to my 1982 model, that's got a handle with holes in it too.
by Slowroad
15 Sep 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back from Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Getting back from Paris

Came back from this trip just under a week ago. Caught the 9am ferry (don't really need to be there 7:30... but it meant I got chatting to other cyclists and met up on the ferry - the time whizzed by. Christoph, French guy, had cycled from London to the ferry, through the night. was going to cycle t...
by Slowroad
14 Sep 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 45
Views: 1953

Re: Camping spares

On my most recent trip it was dark and pretty windy when I set up my tent on the first night, and in the morning I couldn't find the bag my poles went into, it must have blown away. Annoying but not a problem, and I had to nip off for the ferry early next morning. On the way back a week later I stay...
by Slowroad
14 Sep 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66976

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Various campsites along Avenue Verte, with my trusty Vaude Taurus Ultralight, now some 10 years old.
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Camping des 2 Rivières, Martigny

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Municipal Camping De L Aulnaie, Dangu

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Camping-International Maisons-Laffitte
by Slowroad
14 Sep 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping, wild boar
Replies: 31
Views: 1708

Re: Wild camping, wild boar

I was alone on a campsite in the foothills of the Alps some years ago and woke to hear snuffling and grunting just outside the tent, so I flapped the tent and shouted and could hear something(s) running off, with a rattling sound. Next morning my rubbish bag, with a couple of tins in it, was half-wa...
by Slowroad
14 Sep 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER

LNER - judging by my experience at Newark and Grantham they are really keen on knowing that there's a cyclist needing to be loaded, and will send a member of staff to supervise you. So find a member of staff asap when you get there and let them know. Less bothered at York, but that resulted in the s...
by Slowroad
14 Sep 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I bought mine in 1982 in advance of my first cycle tour. It was £16 I think. I haven't used it for cycle touring for some years, I've replaced it with a series of gas burners, wheich are much smaller and lighter. The Trangia was always a bit big for one! But it and the kettle, bought much later when...
by Slowroad
12 Sep 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Avenue Verte campsites
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Avenue Verte campsites

Just got back from cycling both legs of Avenue Verte, camping. Here's the campsites with distances. All fine (with one exception) and mostly 9-13 euros, Camping-International was 17. Problem campsite was camping municipal Bellerive, in Auvers-sur-Oise. This is now a GCU association campsite and not ...
by Slowroad
12 Sep 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsites in/near Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Campsites in/near Paris

As it happenned I stayed at Camping International Maisons-Lafitte, 17 euros, nice site if rather noisy - trains rather than the campers.
by Slowroad
27 Aug 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsites in/near Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Campsites in/near Paris

Thanks!
I've found that the Bois de Boulogne site is 19 euros per night for a 'pedestrian' which isn't too bad for a city site.
by Slowroad
27 Aug 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsites in/near Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Campsites in/near Paris

Hi - I'm doing the Avenue Verte next week and wondered if anyone had experience of staying in campsites near to Paris, e.g., Maisons-Lafitte, Bois de Boulogne, or others further out. These two seem well thought of but sound rather expensive.
Thanks!