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by garibeet
25 Aug 2010, 7:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should i get a trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Should i get a trailer

I have a trailer form Edinburgh bicycle cooperative and really like it. I have used it for touring as well as for shopping etc. I do have panniers and I have an Xtracycle now too but have no plans to part with it. I find that it is easy to pack, so much easier than panniers, also it has so many uses...
by garibeet
23 Aug 2010, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour
Replies: 53
Views: 6903

Re: Western isles (Formerly Outer Hebrides) Mini tour

I have just finished that very trip, I got home yesterday. The weather was appalling, rained a little at least every day and blew hard a few days too. The midges were something else, Sept will be a good time to go, the next time I go out will be April/may or Sept for definite. I am fairly new to tou...
by garibeet
13 Jul 2010, 10:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: one piece MTB bars
Replies: 6
Views: 581

one piece MTB bars

I am currently using straight bars with bar ends on my touring bike and invariably ride with my hands on the bar ends for the majority of the time. My hands always rest on the clamp and I end up with a sore/numb spot. I have tried a couple of length bar ends to no avail. I have recently been thinkin...
by garibeet
8 Jul 2010, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you carry French bread?
Replies: 38
Views: 2154

Re: How do you carry French bread?

Have you a picture of her rack?
ooh young man....
by garibeet
8 Jul 2010, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: East side on Loch Ness
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: East side on Loch Ness

Actually the cycleway covers alot of the ground from Balachullish to Oban now, it's worth bearing in mind that the cycleway follows the old railway line, which the road follows for quite a way in places, so it will never be "complete" as such. It crosses the road a few times and diverts ar...
by garibeet
22 Jun 2010, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap accomodation in Fort William/Oban
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Cheap accomodation in Fort William/Oban

oban hostel has availability on 16 for a dorm bed. You can book on 01631562025.

Gari
by garibeet
16 May 2010, 12:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: brooks saddle

@hubgearfreak, you may well have a point there, if I sit with my clenched fist ON the bar, about an inch or two higher than The bars are set, that is more comfortable. I tried to order a stem riser from Ed Bicycle Co-op but thay were out of stock. I have toyed with replacing the stem, for something ...
by garibeet
16 May 2010, 12:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: brooks saddle

Yeh, that certainly helped a little. It is more that I can slide about on it and am constantly having to slide back to where I am comfortable. If I raise the front anymore I am sure it will introduce itself to a pressure point I would rather not "antagonise" :)
Gari
by garibeet
16 May 2010, 12:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: ghyllside cycles
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

ghyllside cycles

I recently bought a full set of Ortleib luggage(roller cityF/R and HB bag) plus Tubus racks. I called them about a week prior to enquire as to the difference between city and classic etc and what racks may fit. I think it was Calvin, who was happy to chat openly about what would suit me inc racks th...
by garibeet
16 May 2010, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: brooks saddle
Replies: 10
Views: 861

brooks saddle

I bought a B17 a few weeks ago and found it very comfortable right out of the box. I haven't proofed it yet so that may be the thing to do next, but I find the saddle quite "slippery" when riding. I am constantly sliding backwards and forwards depending on wether going uphill etc. The sadd...
by garibeet
7 May 2010, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: fitting panniers on rack
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: fitting panniers on rack

Hi folks, just finished heating up the humble pie in the microwave!! custard or cream? @ groberts. yes...I did overlook that very fact :oops: I emailed the retailer who told me the same thing, even offered to send me some more if they had ommited to put them in. So I went looking and found 'em lurki...
by garibeet
7 May 2010, 12:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: fitting panniers on rack
Replies: 4
Views: 440

fitting panniers on rack

I have just got a full luggage set of Tubus racks and Ortlieb bags. I planned to use some gaffer tape or similar to "pad out" the difference in rack and pannier fitting diameters. Problem is the fittings on the panniers are almost twice the dia of the rack!!! I am just about to go to town ...
by garibeet
5 Apr 2010, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban youth hostel
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Oban youth hostel

Hi Folks, I work at the oban hostel. We will indeed be closed for refurb from 1st Sept in the Oban Hostel building. The plan is to use the OBAN LODGE building as dorms or rooms for this period. We do this most winters in fact as the older, main building is very expensive to heat etc in the depths of...