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by leftpoole
24 Sep 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5087

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

Sounds like poor preparation and route planning rather than something unique to Sustrans. You could spend all day getting out of the Birmingham area if you weren't prepared. But 24 hours for 60 miles would take a certain degree on incompetence, makes you wonder why they didn't just abandon that aft...
by leftpoole
19 Sep 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Hand built wheels

UpWrong wrote:Tyres are 25mm but I doubt the rims are. I think the wrong advice was given above.


It wasn’t advice as such, it was an observation based on the photographs.
by leftpoole
19 Sep 2020, 11:21am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Hand built wheels

Rim size (read it off the tyre) which rims which hubs how many spokes which spokes who built them ? are they for disc brakes, rim brakes, or both ? they may be great wheels but no-one has a clue except you. Well, Greying beard, it is pretty well obvious they are for discs!! or Both?? Indeed. They a...
by leftpoole
17 Sep 2020, 10:39am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Sold
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Hand built wheels

greyingbeard wrote:Rim size (read it off the tyre)
which rims
which hubs
how many spokes
which spokes
who built them ?
are they for disc brakes, rim brakes, or both ?
they may be great wheels but no-one has a clue except you.


Well, Greying beard, it is pretty well obvious they are for discs!!
by leftpoole
17 Sep 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Pillow
Replies: 38
Views: 1991

Re: Camping Pillow

I have yesterday bought a Thermarest stuff pillow. It should suit my needs.
I like quality!
by leftpoole
31 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Freecamping New Forest
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Freecamping New Forest

Sweep wrote:Anyone ever done it?

If so, experiences?


I have numerous times living in the area.
No chance this year because Rangers and what can only be called 'spies' are operating thankfully!
by leftpoole
30 Jul 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 72
Views: 2423

Re: Touring food

I carry plenty of oats and dried noodles and a bar of chocolate for desert. You do realise Wee Jimmy Krankie you refer to wasn’t popular enough to become First Minister took the hump and won’t help you one iota. 8391E6CD-2E2A-4A0F-BC60-A27A3498745D.jpeg My most polite name for the person being ment...
by leftpoole
12 Jul 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5087

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

PH wrote:
leftpoole wrote:The routes which were supposed to be an ideal world for cycling are simply in my opinion ridiculous!
John

All of them?

Many. Not one proper route from A to B. Except stuff like Bristol to Bath route maybe. But overall bits cobbled together.
by leftpoole
12 Jul 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5087

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

Sounds like poor preparation and route planning rather than something unique to Sustrans. You could spend all day getting out of the Birmingham area if you weren't prepared. But 24 hours for 60 miles would take a certain degree on incompetence, makes you wonder why they didn't just abandon that aft...
by leftpoole
10 Jul 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 78
Views: 2388

Re: low budget camping challenge

No, I don’t think macpac have the ‘prestige’ of Hilleberg, so go cheaper second hand..a similar one to mine has just gone on eBay for £132...yet I’ve read a review from someone who owns both a macpac and a Hilleberg, saying the macpac’s more robust than the Hilleberg. I’ve owned Macpac tents. Your ...
by leftpoole
9 Jul 2020, 11:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Alpkit
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Jetboil or Alpkit

Have you seen the recent tests on CUK, they may help. https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/choose-best-camping-stove-grouptest As always it’s interesting to read the CTC version of how to go ⛺️ They really should try to stick to cycling which is something they have a rough idea of! I’m a long time Mem...
by leftpoole
8 Jul 2020, 2:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 78
Views: 2388

Re: low budget camping challenge

It’s all very well and good being a cheapskate , but you cannot best quality equipment. Hilleberg tent, thermarest mat. Down sleeping bag and a decidedly expensive stove. Do what you want but each to his own. Johm Whilst I agree with you about not being a cheapskate, there is a law of diminishing r...
by leftpoole
7 Jul 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 78
Views: 2388

Re: low budget camping challenge

It’s all very well and good being a cheapskate , but you cannot best quality equipment. Hilleberg tent, thermarest mat. Down sleeping bag and a decidedly expensive stove.
Do what you want but each to his own.
Johm
by leftpoole
7 Jul 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 78
Views: 2388

Re: low budget camping challenge

A mallet is not required at all for any reason!
A simple Methylated spirit stove is obvious for cooking, followed by cheap (and nasty) pans from a Supermarket!
John
by leftpoole
3 Jul 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for Brompton
Replies: 35
Views: 1572

Re: Tent for Brompton

I have in the past Cycle camped with a Brompton. I used a Hilleberg Akto. The tent is so useful that the Brompton (folded of course) can fit in the porch to the left hand side (viewed from outside) and not be in the way. The first time I tried fitting it I could not believe how easy and how big the ...