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by Ivor Tingting
14 Oct 2019, 1:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Oct 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Not easy. I didn't have preset lengths of line to keep the corners in. Then hanging the inner on the cross pole becomes a fiddle (discovered that after it broke and I was having to bodge things together to avoid sleeping outdoors). Reality is that with my MSR the inner getting wet during being pitc...
by Ivor Tingting
12 Oct 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

My month with the Hubba Hubba required a few pitches in the rain. I'd got used to pitching so was pretty quick but the inner still got wet (made worse as the seams leaked after pitching as the rain continued. Ian If it's raining pitch the fly first and then the inner. Not easy. I didn't have preset...
by Ivor Tingting
11 Oct 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I don't personally like inner-first pitches but the number of happy users, including in rainy places, suggests it...
by Ivor Tingting
8 Oct 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

You should have fallen from your bike and prostrated yourself in the middle of the road screaming in pain. Then dialled 999 for an ambulance. Police would have come on a 999 as well as they have to if an ambulance is called. He would have been nicked unless he drove off before the police could get t...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Oct 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Tents are a compromise. If you want light then you might be compromising on durability and robustness to stand up to bad weather. ..... a bit like sleeping bags. People want just one bag that will keep them warm in all temperature ranges, from a light cover in warmer summer months down to -15C in a...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Oct 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton - Perpignan to Montpellier
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Brompton - Perpignan to Montpellier

I’m planning a short solo cycle break next March on my Brompton (can’t be bothered to deal with the Eurostar and TGV bike policies for my road bike) from Perpignan to Montpellier. I’m not keen to fly so want to take the train south. I have 2 kids so it has to be a short trip but a nice little break...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Oct 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2147

Re: What's the legal position?

Thanks for all your advice. I am a ctc member so I'll get in touch. After 7 years of a daily commute through Bolton and Salford with no meaningful cycle infrastructure I think it's now time to give up and throw myself at the mercy of Northern Rail. I have managed to avoid numerous incidents over th...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Oct 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Tents are a compromise. If you want light then you might be compromising on durability and robustness to stand up to bad weather. ..... a bit like sleeping bags. People want just one bag that will keep them warm in all temperature ranges, from a light cover in warmer summer months down to -15C in a...
by Ivor Tingting
6 Oct 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I'm setting off RTW in July 2020. Looking for a 2 man tent. Contenders so far the ever popular MSR Hubba Hubba and Vango F10 Helium UL2. Prepared to spend decent amount for the right tent. The MSR scores on being free standing which is a big plus point. As long as you don't get the MSR Tour 1 or 2 ...
by Ivor Tingting
5 Oct 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I'm setting off RTW in July 2020. Looking for a 2 man tent. Contenders so far the ever popular MSR Hubba Hubba and Vango F10 Helium UL2. Prepared to spend decent amount for the right tent. The MSR scores on being free standing which is a big plus point. As long as you don't get the MSR Tour 1 or 2 ...
by Ivor Tingting
4 Oct 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

A few years ago I had a bad experience buying from Triton cycles. I ordered a KMC X-1 chain £26.99 from their website which was shown as IN STOCK, well I thought it was in stock as after 4-5 days it was showing out of stock and I hadn't got my chain despite having paid them. So I call them up and th...
by Ivor Tingting
3 Sep 2019, 12:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Guided Bus Way
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Guided Bus Way

For those of you who use it, it was opened again today, the stretch between Histon and Cambridge Regional College that has been closed for July and August as they work on and adjacent to the bridges. It's only path a through the works and not fully open, but perfectly safe to ride.
by Ivor Tingting
1 Sep 2019, 12:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

From what you've writ it sounds like the driver tried to kill you, it wasn't just a momentary lapse of attention or poor judgement. I would get a GoPro or similar and start filming the dangerous sections of your ride. If you can afford a Leica M4 you can afford a couple of GoPros. Also get an Airzou...
by Ivor Tingting
24 Aug 2019, 1:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mats and punctures
Replies: 59
Views: 4001

Re: Sleeping mats and punctures

Sorry but you have to be a bit of an idiot to leave a fully inflated mattress in a tent all day in hot summer weather or indeed in any other hot confined space. Asking for trouble. I have several mats but the current one of the moment is a Thermarest NeoAir All Season wide version which pretty much ...