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by Ivor Tingting
16 Feb 2019, 3:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 37
Views: 832

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

Won't use safe butane/propane gas canisters, but will use more hazardous and highly flammable liquid fuels such as petrol, paraffin, etc. LoL!!
by Ivor Tingting
16 Feb 2019, 3:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 52
Views: 2690

Re: Goodbye YHA

W ell they are a business and offering stays for £3 a night simply wasn't commercially sustainable. Personally I wouldn't ever use YHA accommodation having suffered many a sleepless night due to selfish inconsiderate adults and kids banging shouting screaming shrieking, generally charging around la...
by Ivor Tingting
15 Feb 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Re: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?

I would take/send my frame to a reputable frame builder such as Mercian. Expensive but at least they do a top notch job that will last.
by Ivor Tingting
15 Feb 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 52
Views: 2690

Re: Goodbye YHA

Well they are a business and offering stays for £3 a night simply wasn't commercially sustainable. Personally I wouldn't ever use YHA accommodation having suffered many a sleepless night due to selfish inconsiderate adults and kids banging shouting screaming shrieking, generally charging around late...
by Ivor Tingting
11 Feb 2019, 11:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 84
Views: 4542

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Thanks Niks (=Nirakaro cos I mis-read your name as Nikaro!!!) At this moment in time, it will have to be via Calais because this is a low carbon journey and will cross via Le Shuttle. The ferries dump pollution in both the ocean and the atmosphere and found they are 3 times more carbon polluting th...
by Ivor Tingting
11 Feb 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!

About 4-5 years ago some **** tried to steal my colleagues tri bars off his TT bike that was chained and D-locked up outside the back of where I was then working off Jesus Lane in Cambridge. It was a quiet area and well hidden from the road but some one must have seen his bike and thought .............
by Ivor Tingting
11 Feb 2019, 4:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 30
Views: 2223

Re: Google Maps

I think people want different things out of mapping. I seldom follow a suggested route what ever brand of mapping has given it. I always plot my own routes this is why I like actual maps i.e. OS mapping so much. But most people can't even read map so want a software mapping programme to tell them wh...
by Ivor Tingting
11 Feb 2019, 4:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus.
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Road Cycling in Paphos, Cyprus.

island girl wrote:Hi, road cycling In Paphos,Cyprus next week, February 2019. Has anyone any ROAD routes I could download. Many thanks.


Try Strava.
by Ivor Tingting
11 Feb 2019, 4:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tout terrain Silkroad rear panniers
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Tout terrain Silkroad rear panniers

Hi Everyone, I’m looking at getting a new set of rear panniers for my 2009 Tout terrain Silkroad. I’ve got Ortlieb ones at the moment but the fit isn’t perfect. I was considering the Vaude Aqua 48l panniers to replace them but I don’t want it to be an expensive mistake and the Vaude fitting no bett...
by Ivor Tingting
9 Feb 2019, 3:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 30
Views: 2223

Re: Google Maps

I don't hold all these conspiracy theories or vitriol against Google. It ain't conspiracy theories. Google is pretty open about how it makes its money and about asking permission to track you in all sorts of insiduous ways - of course, if you refuse, you can't use it, but they're more honest than s...
by Ivor Tingting
9 Feb 2019, 12:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 84
Views: 4542

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Ivor makes some valid points, but just as a counterbalance: First long tour I did (and I'm certainly no marathon runner), I'd scarcely ridden a bike in the past four years. I did forty miles the first day, forty-five the second, and expected to be knackered on the third. I wasn't, and carried on do...
by Ivor Tingting
8 Feb 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 84
Views: 4542

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Well I said it wasn't impossible but I do think you maybe underestimate what it is like to ride a bike all day, day after day, especially if it is your first long distance ride and your intention to ride 90 miles each day of your route. I ride regularly about 35-40 miles each day and run as well, so...
by Ivor Tingting
8 Feb 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Surly Troll
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Surly Troll

Tout Terrain only sell complete bikes not frame only The Tout Terrain website bike configurator includes a frameset only option. Bike Components even have a few different large versions of the Silkroad frameset in stock - https://www.bike-components.de/en/s/?keywords=silkroad . Not cheap at €1,007,...
by Ivor Tingting
8 Feb 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2684

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

There's a 21 inch Dawes Super Galaxy, excellent condition, just gone up for sale on the classifieds. £250. I would put yours out to grass and get this one if of course you want another Galaxy and it's the right size.
by Ivor Tingting
8 Feb 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 84
Views: 4542

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

It's difficult not to be negative but I am getting the impression the OP has little if no cycle experience let alone cycle touring experience. I wouldn't say what she is planning can't be done but it is a tall order if she has little to no cycling miles in her legs. You just cannot get around this. ...