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by Squibnocket
9 May 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfortable touring shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: Comfortable touring shoes

Depending on the budget, but I bought a pair of these after a recommendation from this very forum. To say I've been impressed with the comfort from day one would be an understatement. Superb quality, from the very first day I used them they've been so comfortable to ride and walk in, I don't think y...
by Squibnocket
1 Apr 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using a Garmin705 whilst being charged
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Using a Garmin705 whilst being charged

In short, Yes. The longer version... Early firmware for the 605 & 705 didn't allow for charging on the go. That was changed with an update somewhere along the way. If you have kept your 705 updated then yes you can charge it & use it at the same time. If you haven't, then you probably can p...
by Squibnocket
1 Apr 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using a Garmin705 whilst being charged
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Using a Garmin705 whilst being charged

As the titles are can this bed done? I've had the 705 for a few years and it's never let me down. I'm off to France in June touring and it'll be used every day for two weeks, so is it possible to use it whilst being charged with a solar charger or similar?
Thank you
by Squibnocket
5 Mar 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front pannier rack
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Front pannier rack

Apologies in advance if this topic has been covered. I'm looking for suggestions for a front pannier rack to carry my tent (3kg) hopefully across the top rather than on the left or right of the pannier. Or if there are any other options available, I have a rear pannier with a pair of carradry bags p...
by Squibnocket
21 Jan 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Garmin GPS touring Europe (easy to use)
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Garmin GPS touring Europe (easy to use)

Save your $$ and use your SmartPhone (assuming you have one) and download either MapsMe and or OsmAnd offline mapping apps :) Attach to your stem using a Quadlock - https://www.quadlockcase.com/ I rode: - The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Thailand & Laos over 7 months ...
by Squibnocket
14 Jan 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third finger left hand
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Third finger left hand

I've been cycling using a road bike for many years, sometimes cycling over a hundred miles a day and I have never experienced anything other than the usual sore legs from a good ride. My dilemma is just before Christmas I treated myself to an 1980's retro Raleigh Thunder Road mtb. I've only had the ...
by Squibnocket
15 Dec 2017, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Via Michelin, how accurate?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Via Michelin, how accurate?

Don't know about France but I know a number of routes suggested by via Michelin for cyclists are not possible on the ground in Spain. Have heard of others ending up on fire roads and extraction lanes when following suggested routes in Germany and France. However, for distances and general planning ...
by Squibnocket
14 Dec 2017, 11:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Via Michelin, how accurate?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Via Michelin, how accurate?

Many thanks for the replies, I'll have a look at the suggestions made.
by Squibnocket
12 Dec 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Via Michelin, how accurate?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Via Michelin, how accurate?

Plain and simple, as the title says how accurate is the Via Michelin app using it as a way to ride through France?

Looking forward to the replies :D
by Squibnocket
10 Dec 2017, 12:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring shoe recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 2842

Re: Touring shoe recommendations

Many thanks for the recommendations and advice. Looks like I'm going to have to try a few pairs before the final decision is made.
by Squibnocket
8 Dec 2017, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring shoe recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 2842

Touring shoe recommendations

I'm used to riding road bikes with spd sl cleats but I've just bought an old Raleigh Thunder Road and hope to do a tour around France with it next year. I wanted to use spd pedals so I can use them to walk in. I like the classic look of the giro republic road shoe and I've also seen a pair of arturo...
by Squibnocket
15 Jul 2017, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Casati Vinci Suitable Tourer
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Casati Vinci Suitable Tourer

I own a couple of bikes one of which is a Casati Vinci. I'd like to do a bit of touring on the Casati it has rack mounts on the rear but my question to anybody with the knowledge is the rear stays are made from carbon so what weight could I realistically hope to carry on the bike using panniers. My ...
by Squibnocket
10 Feb 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chas Bland Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Chas Bland Frame

Hi,

Does anybody have any pictures of Chas Bland bikes, I've just bought a C B track frame and would like to repaint it and get some correct decals mnade up.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
by Squibnocket
12 Jul 2011, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Racelight T Down Tube Size
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Racelight T Down Tube Size

Hi, can any Kinesis owners help out here I purchased a Racelight earlier this year just had it returned from a respray (i'll post pick when complete) I need to know what size band on front mech to purchase. I had a spare thought it would fit but it doesn't, had a look on Kinesis website and can't fi...
by Squibnocket
15 May 2011, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lidl Tool Kit ny Good
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

Re: Lidl Tool Kit ny Good

Thanks for your reply