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by bikes4two
13 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapometer - what else is there?
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Mapometer - what else is there?

I've used Mapometer on and off for some years but of late I'm finding that creating tracks using the Draw Route feature and with Follow Roads selected, the routing is including footpaths, bridleways and other ways that are DEFINITELY NOT road riding territory.(I suspect it's been like this for some ...
by bikes4two
20 Oct 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 28
Views: 3896

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

Whether M or M+, it's pretty likely that a puncture will happen sometime. I've not used the M but did use the M+ which were horribly tight on my wheels and as such I genuinely feared getting a road-side puncture and NOT being either get the tyre off in the first instance or not being able to get it ...
by bikes4two
20 Oct 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)

Despite much googling over the past few days, I had not seen the Conti Contact Speed and for a moment I thought I'd have to buy Marathon (who do a 32-559 version but are somewhat wighty). So thanks very much @Brucey for the heads up and Mr Postie will be delivering a pair soon (Reflective version fr...
by bikes4two
19 Oct 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Replacing Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 26 x 1.25 (32-559)

Thieseare Gumwall/Skinwall tyres and my good lady's touring bike has had them for a while but they now need replacing. SJS seem the ONLY source at £35 each which seems a bit steep. Does anyone know of an alternative and cheaper source or indeed an alternative skinwll/gumwall tyre (must be 32-559) Ma...
by bikes4two
3 Mar 2018, 12:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gas Shortage Mentioned, Will Have To Cut Back Soon
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Gas Shortage Mentioned, Will Have To Cut Back Soon

I understand the shortage will be met by some big industrial consumers being required to reduce their consumption: the interruptible tariff system. Bad for industrial production but protects the domestic consumer from shortages, but not eventual price rises. It's a long time ago that I worked in th...
by bikes4two
18 Nov 2017, 1:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 6583

Re: Taken the plunge.

What an interesting thread - I'm a theoretical fan of ebikes (in that as yet I'm not considering getting one but the knees are starting to tell a different story :shock: ) - hopefully before I do need one, the situation of power vs legal limits etc will be more settled. Youtube and searching 'bafang...
by bikes4two
17 Nov 2017, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query

Thanks all very much - a new lever EC-CH428 it is then - not easily found in stock but have one on it's way from Fawkes Cycles for £21 inc P&P. :D
by bikes4two
16 Nov 2017, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Campag Record 10sp broken RH paddle query

>The gear shift paddle broke today (Record 10sp carbon circa some 7yrs old or more) > Apart from brake blocks I've never had to get anything Campag specific for this particular bike and knowing that there are many combinations of 'stuff' I'm at a loss to where to begin to find a spare part, so some ...
by bikes4two
4 Nov 2017, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will Royal Mail ever consider using Cargo bikes or even E-Cargo Bikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Will Royal Mail ever consider using Cargo bikes or even E-Cargo Bikes?

gaz wrote:
John_S wrote:So perhaps that was at least some of the reasoning behind the Royal Mail ditching bikes for deliveries.

You might like this guide to the reasoning behind the decision.


:P :P :P :P :P :P
That link is definitely worth a read - it made I chuckle!
by bikes4two
12 Oct 2017, 4:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Trangia
Replies: 36
Views: 4833

Re: Jetboil or Trangia

I don't cook when freecamping bikesfortwo because of your washing up point and i don't want to pack stuff dirty but, even though far from a foodie myself, cannot imagine surviving on only cold food for days on end. Wouldn't it tend to be less healthy as well unless you were very careful - just endl...
by bikes4two
12 Oct 2017, 9:04am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Jetboil or Trangia
Replies: 36
Views: 4833

Re: Jetboil or Trangia

What ever you decide on and if you are flying to/from the Alps, be sure to understand any restrictions on the carrying of fuel and fuel containers. Then of course there's getting fuel on day one where ever that may be. Personally I gave up carrying cooking kit years ago. I don't eat out either as I ...
by bikes4two
22 Feb 2017, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpkit Toliari panniers
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Alpkit Toliari panniers

For me, I wouldn't look at these twice due to the clip system - they just clip over the pannier rack - you really need a clip that locks over the pannier rail so that the pannier will not jump off the rail when going over bumpy surfaces.
by bikes4two
22 Feb 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Francigena Way :Canterbury-Rome pilgrim's path
Replies: 22
Views: 1918

Re: The Francigena Way :Canterbury-Rome pilgrim's path

A friend and I rode from Genoa towards Milan then on the EV5 (aka The Francigena Way) - we flew to Genoa then cycled northwards until we intercepted EV5 somewhere around Pavia - 1000 miles, full cycle camping kit, 20 days. Wonderful scenery especially through Switzerland. Crossed the Alps over the S...
by bikes4two
1 Dec 2016, 4:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with A Folding Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 5348

Re: Touring with A Folding Bike

Search YouTube for something like Brompton Touring to see plenty of videos on the subject.

Self and Mrs b4t have considered a pair of Brompton plus camping kit for a New Zealand trip - hmm, time to resurrect that plan :)
by bikes4two
1 Dec 2016, 4:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hayling island ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Hayling island ferry

The ferry is back in service and has been since sometime in August this year.

I don't have the link to hand for the timetable and a lot of Google searches come up with the old stuff about the ferry being closed..... it is definitely running and I've used it twice recently.