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by MuirSR
24 May 2017, 4:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Boat assisted holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 8215

Re: Boat assisted holidays

I was on a bike and boat tour of Northern Holland over the Easter break and a couple from Wales brought their own cycles, including an ICE recumbent tricycle . I've been on a fair number of these tours over the years and my assessment is that the company that operates the tour is different from the ...
by MuirSR
24 May 2017, 2:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map and guidebook recommendations for the Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Re: Map and guidebook recommendations for the Netherlands

There's also the Falk Fietsatlas Nederland, at a 1:75000 scale, available from Amazon at GBP13.05 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fietsatlas-Nederland/dp/902872527X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495632056&sr=1-1&keywords=falkplan+fietsatlas+nederland). Although it says "loose leaf&q...
by MuirSR
12 Sep 2016, 3:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tours library?
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Tours library?

Do you mean http://www.ctc-maps.org.uk/ ? Note the warning: "much of the content of this website has been moved to other sites [no indication where, though], and this site will be retired completely in the coming months". I suspect, in this context, "retired completely" means &qu...
by MuirSR
11 Mar 2016, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Hire in Passau recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Bike Hire in Passau recommendations?

I had a short fixed-centre tour round Passau last September, following a boat and bike tour down the Danube from Passau to Vienna. Both these tours were arranged through Austrian company Rad und Reisen. For the Passau tour they used a bike shop called Fahrrad Klinik for bike hire. In short, I was eq...
by MuirSR
4 Jun 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring routes overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Garmin Edge Touring routes overseas

I'm glad it's resolved. I've also been doing a bit of experimenting. I've created a /Garmin/GPX directory on the data card (the /Garmin directory was already present, containing extra map files, so I merely created a GPX sub-directory in here) and I've placed a few sample "route" files in ...
by MuirSR
3 Jun 2015, 2:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring routes overseas
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Garmin Edge Touring routes overseas

hooking the GPS to my computer shows the routes are on the data card but I can't see them by accessing Where to? / Saved / Courses. I've never put routes on the data card; maps, yes, but not routes. On my Garmin (an Oregon), I have to put tracks and routes into the GPX directory in the device's own...
by MuirSR
16 Mar 2015, 2:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Braking options for trikes, especially parking brake?
Replies: 7
Views: 6993

Re: Braking options for trikes, especially parking brake?

So I was thinking of converting that to a double pull lever to operate both front drums. I guess it could be a little fiddly to set up but assume that a double V brake lever will operate SA drums? Has anyone tried this? I'm not sure that V-brake levers are the correct type: I think they have the wr...
by MuirSR
10 Mar 2015, 2:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: GT Streetmachine rebuild as a 26/26
Replies: 7
Views: 13158

Re: GT Streetmachine rebuild as a 26/26

There's a Speedmachine rather than a StreetMachine which has been given this treatment on the Pictures of your recumbent thread.
by MuirSR
24 Nov 2014, 2:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?
Replies: 13
Views: 3374

Re: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?

Is that a Radical Design Cyclone trailer in your picture?

I thought the "Brompton model" (the Chubby) is available with a black bag only. Is it not a Chubby?
by MuirSR
17 Sep 2014, 2:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers
Replies: 36
Views: 3433

Re: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers

Both the S (24l) and M (31l) rack packs will attach. I've used both. Neither fits better than the other, so the choice depends on what you want to fit in the pack.
by MuirSR
25 Aug 2014, 8:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 155
Views: 112974

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Very nice, Cunobelin ! I hope you're enjoying it. Is that the Radical bag on the back of the seat? (Also, have you noticed the holes for mounting water bottle holders on the seat supports? — contrary to the review in Cycle not so long ago, which said the Kettwiesel has no provision for fitting bottl...
by MuirSR
10 Aug 2014, 6:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin Etrex 30 - advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Garmin Etrex 30 - advice please

Agreed; I came to the same conclusion as you: that the Garmin Edge so-called "Cycling" GPSs aren't, in fact, ideal for the sort of cycling I do, which is not all-concerned with "fitness" and "performance". The one possible exception is the "Tour" model. I thin...
by MuirSR
27 Jul 2014, 11:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Delta or Tadpole
Replies: 23
Views: 8548

Re: Delta or Tadpole

Turns out the Carry Freedom bracket can be fitted to a Kettwiesel with the Universal Adapter, as shown in the picture below.

The picture also shows the "hook thingy" (albeit cut off at the top of the picture) used to secure the bag Ortlieb makes for Hase.
by MuirSR
21 Jul 2014, 12:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trial ride East Kent
Replies: 10
Views: 3901

Re: Trial ride East Kent

Because I've also recently had a hip replacement, I need a highish seat (tried a trice, got in but couldn't get out!) so the choice seems to be an Anthrotech or a Kettweisel, both of which do a 18" seat height. The HP Velotechnik Scorpion fx with the ErgoMesh HS seat option also has a seat hei...
by MuirSR
9 Jul 2014, 11:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy Queries
Replies: 8
Views: 5051

Re: Normandy Queries

Regarding (2), if you mean Les Pommiers, I'm expecting to stay there this coming Saturday night.

If no one else has posted anything, I'll provide feedback when I return.