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by GPC
20 Jun 2020, 7:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 23
Views: 14259

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

Nope not that thread, maybe you should check before assuming something that may not be correct? I haven't made any assumption. You assumed that's the route I was talking about PH. No matter. The advice I received that day was incredibly helpful, I never found the route difficult because I don't thi...
by GPC
20 Jun 2020, 7:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 23
Views: 14259

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

That thread was an example of helpful responses really useful ones in fact, quite the opposite to one that I was talking about. However, this current thread is probably a good example of why the proposed OP would not work as intended. Look how far it has already strayed.
by GPC
19 Jun 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 23
Views: 14259

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

Nope not that thread, maybe you should check before assuming something that may not be correct?
by GPC
19 Jun 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 23
Views: 14259

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

Honestly, the best advice to give to a newbie tourer would be to ask their questions somewhere else. Threads get filled with highly detailed bickering and sniping. It's a real shame because while there certainly are many knowledgeable, experienced and technically minded people here, I can't but hel...
by GPC
19 Jun 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is this cable channel for
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: What is this cable channel for

By the way the rails on your front pannier rack need swapping sides and inverting. This will allow them to be as horizontal as possible, unless you're looking for a slope on them on purpose. Nice bike, and nice pannier racks! Sorted, thank you for some good advice there Aileen said, 'god, their eye...
by GPC
19 Jun 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is this cable channel for
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: What is this cable channel for

gregoryoftours wrote:By the way the rails on your front pannier rack need swapping sides and inverting. This will allow them to be as horizontal as possible, unless you're looking for a slope on them on purpose. Nice bike, and nice pannier racks!


That's how it arrived but what you say makes sense. Thank you
by GPC
19 Jun 2020, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is this cable channel for
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: What is this cable channel for

If the bike is a Genesis Tour de fer, then it is to cover the wire from the dynamo up to the front light. It sticks to the inside of the right hand fork. Mine came off within a couple of months. I have used cable ties to hold it in place. Thank you, that makes sense, the front dynamo is wound aroun...
by GPC
18 Jun 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is this cable channel for
Replies: 7
Views: 378

What is this cable channel for

Hello, I'm assembling a new bike and wondered what this small plastic cable channel might be for? It doesn't seem to have a purpose. Suggestions welcome. It's a small plastic trip with a channel moulded into it. Does it pin the brake cable to the down tube, comments welcome. Thank you 1 (2).jpg 4.jp...
by GPC
22 Nov 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

All helpful stuff, thank you Tinnishill. I plan to take a holiday group along there next year so would like to have an idea what it's surfaced with. Comments such as 'I rode it on a Brompton' are just the sort of info I need. I live in Scotland, am VERY familiar with forestry routes etc, but have ne...
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

Hello Andrew, do you have any photos on the section south of Clatteringshaws please? The subject of the OP. . . .
I'm really not too interested on getting into an off topic discussion on another route.
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I did route 68 Pennine cycle way at the August bank holiday from Berwick as far as gargrave. The section south of Wooler had five boggy bits/fords and the bridge is hard work on a fully loaded tourer. The forest section was badly rutted and wet due to foresty work I dowt they will have repaired it....
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I'm not at all interested in discussing the route 68 bit, but would welcome comments on the section in the original post please re the Clatteringshaws route.
by GPC
21 Nov 2019, 5:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

I did route 68 Pennine cycle way at the August bank holiday from Berwick as far as gargrave. The section south of Wooler had five boggy bits/fords and the bridge is hard work on a fully loaded tourer. The forest section was badly rutted and wet due to foresty work I dowt they will have repaired it....
by GPC
20 Nov 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: New Galloway - Newton Stewart via Loch Clatteringshaw

NCN 68 north of Once Brewed, the route becomes a forest track, but a very very bad and used forest track. Once you reach the bit accessible by forestry lorries it becomes OK again. Again, the same route south of Wooler. We tried to do it on loaded tourers and had to abandon the route and lay on a bu...