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by elduderino12
8 Jul 2015, 10:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Choosing bike for African tour and beyond
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Choosing bike for African tour and beyond

A shameless plug. but I have this for sale in the classifieds. http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l137/elduderino12/bike%20001.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l137/elduderino12/bike%20002.jpg The perfect tool for the job if the sizing is right. XT gearing - handbuilt wheels . New bottom bracket...
by elduderino12
19 Jan 2015, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike suitability for a particular interior road in Iceland
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Bike suitability for a particular interior road in Icela

Can you not just get a new wheelset. I have the same bike and it has huge clearances - room for a 1.8" tyre in the front. I've cycled in Iceland twice now. Early May and mid August. Traffic wise the ring road was desolate in May and horrid in August (think a constant stream of tour buses and to...
by elduderino12
17 Jun 2014, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1679
Views: 476585

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Thanks- a proper bike is how I like to think of it. Takes front and rear racks and has clearance for 42mm tyres.

I got the frame from Triton Cycles.
by elduderino12
17 Jun 2014, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1679
Views: 476585

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

I built this up as a 30th birthday treat to myself. My other bike is a Surly LHT and I fancied something a bit zippier for day rides. It was a toss up between a Surly Cross Check or the All City Space Horse - the All City had a few nicer touches and the geometry was slightly better for me too. So fa...
by elduderino12
9 May 2014, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caldon Canal
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Caldon Canal

Upgrades are currently taking place in parts beyond Stockton Brook as a result some sections of the towpath are closed. The unsurfaced parts are okay to ride if dry, not so good if wet. Some nice quiet country lanes either side of it though. I'd steer clear of the A53.
by elduderino12
29 Mar 2014, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone riding a Brooks Cambium C17?
Replies: 17
Views: 3027

Re: Anyone riding a Brooks Cambium C17?

Fed up of my B17 squeaking and creaking I bought one a few weeks ago. I've 170 miles on it and so far, so good - i never ride in padded shorts either. The saddle is a little 'rough' to touch and kind of grips your shorts as you ride, so unlike my B17 i no longer have to tilt it up slightly so I don'...
by elduderino12
8 Aug 2013, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Poland and Kaliningrad 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 21486

Re: Poland and Kaliningrad 2013

I can't speak for anyone else gordy, but I'm enjoying these little updates. Your time in Poland sounds distinctly similar to when I cycled across it in 2008 - a lot of trucks!!

Hope all is well.
by elduderino12
13 Jun 2013, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycles and Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Cycles and Planes

I'd take a look at this: http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product-detail-tar-bag.htm You get it by post from New Zealand. Maybe a bit expensive for what it is but it's excellent. Requires extra packing (cardboard/bubble wrap/pipe lagging) but once you land you can chuck all this and pack the bag on th...
by elduderino12
29 Mar 2013, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tortec Epic and expedition racks advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Tortec Epic and expedition racks advice

I've a tortec expedition rear rack - used for around 8 months worth of fully loaded touring in total (carried some really heavy loads at times too) and it's been faultless. Can be had for around £25 too :)
by elduderino12
26 Mar 2013, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 37267

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

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Surly LHT in the Lakes - Hardknott or Wrynose, I forget which. Either way I packed way too much...
by elduderino12
22 Feb 2013, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7117

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

A 63 mile round trip for a suit fitting. I had the day off work and it was a nice day - seemed logical I take the bike :D But did you wear the suit on the way back? Haha, I didn't no - it was only to take measurements for a wedding, so I didn't even get the option to, probably for the best really :)
by elduderino12
22 Feb 2013, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7117

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

A 63 mile round trip for a suit fitting. I had the day off work and it was a nice day - seemed logical I take the bike :D
by elduderino12
24 Dec 2012, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?
Replies: 126
Views: 17528

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

I might pinch that cycling 100,000 miles idea off you bikepacker - I'm only 28 though!!

Flights booked, time off secured. A 6 week jolly around Iceland with no agenda starting May 5th :D
by elduderino12
24 Oct 2012, 5:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Looking for winter touring sites/blogs
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

Re: Looking for winter touring sites/blogs

I like this guys blog, it's a bit brief, but either way he cycled around Europe including Russia/Estonia in winter and cycled across the frozen sea to some islands in Estonia if I remember right. I thought it was pretty cool :D http://www.enbicicletaporelmundo.net/1/ ... ter/1.html
by elduderino12
31 Mar 2012, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front Rack
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Re: Front Rack

I have a 2009 Tricross Sport - great bike. I've fitted it with a Tubus Tara and loaded it up - nothing untoward has happened yet. I believe the fork has a maximum weight limit of 15kg.