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by tim_f
20 Apr 2013, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any tubus airy rack users?
Replies: 7
Views: 5630

Re: Any tubus airy rack users?

I have one of these racks on my Airborne touring bike. I use Ortelib back roller panniers on it. I have large feet (size 12) and the chain stays on my bike are not particularly long, so I have the stays that connect the rack with seat stays at the maximum extent. This puts the rack in a similar plac...
by tim_f
17 Apr 2013, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern equivalent of a Freewheel Romany LX ?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Modern equivalent of a Freewheel Romany LX ?

cemycott wrote:Are any of these on a par? http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/b ... !sort=desc


yes - probably broadly equivalent to a Dawes Horizon rather than a Dawes Galaxy on the grounds that your old bike has a butted frame rather than a double butted frame.
by tim_f
17 Apr 2013, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some touring advice needed
Replies: 53
Views: 4869

Re: Some touring advice needed

I am fair skinned so use Factor 50+ water resistant children sun tan lotion, but I need to remember to apply it at lunchtime. Nivea brand is widely sold (but is much cheaper in Asda in the UK) if your stove uses screw thread gas cartridges worthwile getting a adaptor that fits camping gaz cartridges...
by tim_f
17 Apr 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Internet access when touring abroad
Replies: 31
Views: 4533

Re: Internet access when touring abroad

I find T mobile UK is good value for some light smart phone use in europe. Often campsite have free wifi so a £10.00 booster is adequate for a 2 week trip. Internet Travel Boosters To use the internet on your phone in a country in one of our international zones you'll need to buy one of our Internet...
by tim_f
27 Mar 2013, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: London bike shop for repairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: London bike shop for repairs?

2001 is not very old for a bike to have a freewheel. Are you sure you sure you do not mean a cassette ?
by tim_f
25 Mar 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG based on cicerone guide book
Replies: 12
Views: 1570

Re: LEJOG based on cicerone guide book

I followed the route south of Rucorn and North of Inverness. I think there are some shorter days, but since I was camping I was able to keep on going. Night 1 - Fowey, Night 2 - Talaton - 13 miles past Exeter - asked if I could camp in pub garden. Night 3 - Top of thre Mendips (past Wells). - good c...
by tim_f
17 Oct 2012, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore vs Stronglight vs Alivio?
Replies: 23
Views: 3543

Re: Deore vs Stronglight vs Alivio?

First decide what sort of handlebars you are having. If you are having road bike drop style handlebars then you will have road style changers and then best to have a road front mech. If you are having flat bar mountain bike style handle bars then you will probably be having mountain bike changers be...
by tim_f
26 Jun 2012, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 5 Corners of Ireland in September
Replies: 16
Views: 8969

Re: 5 Corners of Ireland in September

Won't have a cellphone (my iPhone...would cost too much to use in the UK and Ireland) you can easily pick up a pay as you go phone in the UK for about £20.00. some of the networks give fairly cheap calls in Ireland on UK phones. I finished my 2 camping week LE to JoG 10 day ago and I wanted a rest ...
by tim_f
4 May 2012, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....
Replies: 14
Views: 8568

Re: Threaded Coleman gas canisters in France....

yes adaptors are available http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/edelrid_puncture_cartridge_adaptor.html or http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/edelrid_valve_cartridge_adaptor.html which allow you to use wither type of camping gaz cartridges. The screw thread ones are only available in mountaine...
by tim_f
18 Apr 2012, 10:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND
Replies: 13
Views: 6432

Re: CYCLING OUT OF IJMUIDEN HOLLAND

I have come off the boat and cycled up to Den Helder the same day.

But it was a full day

Tim
by tim_f
13 Apr 2012, 9:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 day route advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 8236

Re: 10 day route advice.

Re the day from Windermere. I would stop the night in Kendal instead and follow the A6 over Shap a long but steady climb with not much traffic. If you are going to stay in Windermere I think kirstone is worth it for the experience if you are up for the climb. Note that the closed YHA in Kendal has r...
by tim_f
3 Mar 2012, 9:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Suggestions Denmark to Florence Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Route Suggestions Denmark to Florence Italy

I suggest you experiment in bikeroutetoaster.com with auto routing switched on using the OSM option. My suggestion is to head via Odense to Gedser and then get the Ferry to Rostock in Germany then follow the excellent cycle route to Berlin D11 (I have done this) Then follow routes D11 and D10 to Dre...
by tim_f
25 Dec 2011, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Summer cycle across Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Summer cycle across Sweden

I made a 3 week trip around Southern Sweden in 2010 http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/sweden2010 There can be a fair amount of cycling in to the wind though trees, but camping wild by the sea or a lake is very mellow. I would plan a trip which includes some of the coast and some of the interior. Tim
by tim_f
5 Sep 2011, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: csts for ten day cycling /camping tour of normandy
Replies: 29
Views: 2845

Re: csts for ten day cycling /camping tour of normandy

Just got back from a 2 week cycle camping trip from Calais to Grenoble. Daily cost vary a lot from place to place. Cheapest camp sites were council ones in the north at about 5 euros a night as I went south started paying mostly 10 euros a night with a couple with pools at 12 euros. But a few had sp...
by tim_f
17 Aug 2011, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Paris to Strasbourg TGV -experience?
Replies: 20
Views: 2994

Re: Bikes on Paris to Strasbourg TGV -experience?

If the SNCF timetable shows a bike against your TGV train you can reserve a space (to take a assembled bike) on it when you buy your ticket (but only by phone or at a French station) The ticket comes printed with the bike space number and bike carriage number. If you have already puchased your TGV t...