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by phil parker
25 Jan 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

That's a very good price, Mm... I might just have to have a look at them - and whatever else they've got in their sale!
by phil parker
25 Jan 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks again, I'm getting reassurance to use my Croix de Fer with 32mm's on - I might even treat myself to a new pair of Marathon Supremes for the trip as the Gaitorskin Hards are looking a bit worn - good enough or training though. Captain Offensive - thanks for the link to you blog, I shall have a...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks, again, that's useful information, I also intend on visiting Harlech Castle. I can make either bike capable of going off-road, but I will also be covering a few hundred miles of road cycling and I don't really want to carry an alternative set of tyres. I'm not bothered about substituting some...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

Re: What Type of Tyres for LLC

Thanks all for the replies so far. I already have Marathon Supremes fitted to my Thorn Exped, which are in great condition. I am always particular about tyre pressures and tour with a decent pump and gauge. I do have some Marathon originals, which are much more resilient and puncture proof, but it's...
by phil parker
17 Jan 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Type of Tyres for LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 1301

What Type of Tyres for LLC

I'm going to cycle the Lon Las Cymru around Easter time and will cycle by road only from Hants/Wilts to the north coast of Wales around the coast to Bangor then join the LLC from there to Chepstow. It will then be road only again perhaps via a friend in Somerset then back home. I see on YT that many...
by phil parker
20 Mar 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ullapool to Dingwall A835
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Ullapool to Dingwall A835

I thought I had some photos of how nice that road is, but I don't! I cycled from Ullapool to Inverness after my Western Isles tour and I really enjoyed that road - yes, it was quiet...very quiet by England standards, once you get away from the ferry traffic and climb the long hill, you have so much ...
by phil parker
10 Mar 2017, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 2702

Re: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?

Yes, it was with the Scout Group that I learnt that practice (of digging troughs - around Nijers) and I took that practice with me on my earlier camping escapades. Indeed, one trip to Borrowdale, where that practice was still commonplace, especially on sloping ground, and having campfires wasn't dis...
by phil parker
10 Mar 2017, 9:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 2702

Re: Tents inclusive ground sheet - why bother?

why do tents all come with sewn in ground sheets? They mean extra weight and are usually flimsy meaning you have to use a footprint of some kind that couyld roll up at the edges inside? I think you'll be in the minority when it comes to extolling the virtues of tents without sewn-in ground sheets -...
by phil parker
28 Feb 2017, 3:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: cycling from england to asia

you could play safe and buy a 26 inch wheeled tourer - this is a bargain: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thorn-Exp-Expedition-Touring-Bike-/322429723236?hash=item4b124f2264:g:HngAAOSwtpZYSEue That's a good price, if it's fully sorted and expedition ready. I have one and it's bomb proof, but I have spent...
by phil parker
24 Feb 2017, 12:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Road cycling on Skye
Replies: 26
Views: 3083

Re: Road cycling on Skye

I've completed a couple of loops from Portree (campsite), probably similar to what you have created, and I enjoyed them - it can get a bit busy if you coincide with a ferry arrival at Uig, but other than that it was fairly quiet and peaceful.
by phil parker
23 Feb 2017, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Salisbury, Wiltshire

It will be slow whichever route you take :shock:
by phil parker
21 Feb 2017, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: cycling from england to asia

Well, I picked my medium standard touring bike on the strength that Vin Cox completed a round-the-world cycle record on a standard touring bike with 700C wheels in much a different fashion than all the previous expedition type tourers with 26" wheels and 4 x pannier set-ups. That said - I am fa...
by phil parker
16 Feb 2017, 3:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent to use?
Replies: 100
Views: 5426

Re: What tent to use?

i'll buy a campervan f i do win the lottery throw the bike on the back. :lol: I'm taking a break this year from A-to-B cycle camping and taking my Camplet trailer tent to a central position to gain some of the Cycle Quest destinations, so hopefully I will relish the comfort even if I miss the total...
by phil parker
8 Feb 2017, 5:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent to use?
Replies: 100
Views: 5426

Re: What tent to use?

I use an Easton Kilo, two-man tent for the lightweight tours, but you wouldn't want two people in it and although it will cope with extreme weather, it's not what you would call robust. It will happily cope with an extended tour staying at Campsites, but I wouldn't be comfortable using it for an ext...
by phil parker
24 Jan 2017, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Female choices of Roadbikes
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Female choices of Roadbikes

I didn't mean this in a heavy way. I certainly didn't take it that way! ...just very happy if someone pointed out the exact women-specific frame that achieves a shorter top tube (i.e. shorter than that which is achievable on a men's bike).... I think it's also worth noting that a "short" ...