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by Cachao
19 Feb 2012, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone know a good route for London to Cornwall?
Replies: 19
Views: 3187

Re: Anyone know a good route for London to Cornwall?

South Exmoor is excellent. Not too hilly and there's a fantastic ridge road north of Bampton. Watch out for the hills on the Cornwall coast.
by Cachao
27 Aug 2011, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Cycle Service in Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Best Cycle Service in Bristol

I've decided I'll go to Bools to true my wheel, and then ask if anything else needs doing. It was this page that settled it for me:
http://www.boolsbicycles.co.uk/vintage.htm

Thanks everyone.
by Cachao
25 Aug 2011, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Cycle Service in Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Best Cycle Service in Bristol

I've just finished LEJOG on my 1982/83 Claud Butler Dalesman and the back wheel is a bit buckled and the whole bike feels like it needs a good service. Where is the best place in and around Bristol for me to get this done? I don't want some kid from a chain-store mucking about with my bike, I want s...
by Cachao
4 Aug 2011, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Altura pannier feet
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Altura pannier feet

Hello,

One of the rubber foot-pads on my Altura Orkney panniers is coming off.

What's the best way to fix it? Stitching? (Bearing in mind I can't get through to the other side.) Or superglue?

This will need to last for Land's End to John O' Groats

Thanks :)

Cachao
by Cachao
25 Jul 2011, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93710

Re: Cut That Kit!

The zip ties are now on the list.

Any more suggestions would be much appreciated. We leave in two weeks.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreads ... pJYL#gid=0
by Cachao
25 Jul 2011, 10:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Flying from Wick?
Replies: 8
Views: 7875

Re: Flying from Wick?

Anyone got any other ideas for getting back from John O' Groats? Apparently there are some companies that take a bike back for you?

Thanks,
by Cachao
5 Jul 2011, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93710

Re: Cut That Kit!

I've ordered the Mirrcycle Original. The 'Longs' on the list are tracksuit bottoms. Any advice on soap? We'd really like all-purpose soap but without the price tag, which looks like shower gel at the moment.

Thanks,

Cachao
by Cachao
3 Jul 2011, 2:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93710

Re: Cut That Kit!

Can anyone beat this? http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mirrycle-original-mirror-for-drop-bars-fits-on-non-aero-brake-levers-prod658/ I am now set on taking a mirror. Any more advice on soap? I would really like one type to do pots and pans, clothes, shaving and showering. Sun-cream-wise I'll stick to what...
by Cachao
2 Jul 2011, 4:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A82-how busy
Replies: 32
Views: 4545

Re: A82-how busy

What is the advice for a mirror that works with drop handlebars and panniers?
by Cachao
2 Jul 2011, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93710

Re: Cut That Kit!

Get a mirror if you can. I got one at the last minute from a mate who runs a bike shop. One of these : fitted it to my drops http://www.awcycles.co.uk/brands/Zefal/Cyclop,%20Bar%20End%20Mirror/12322/index.aspx It was fantastic for me in France. I was able to see HGVS and traffic coming from a long ...
by Cachao
2 Jul 2011, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour kit planning
Replies: 39
Views: 2921

Re: Tour kit planning

Take a look through my most recent kitlist on my thread 'Cut that kit'. We've found that sufficient and nice and lightweight. I wouldn't recommend taking any food, try and buy only what you need, then eat it all, taking only snacks and water with you. I would also cut one inner tube, the brake block...
by Cachao
29 Jun 2011, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shaving en Tour
Replies: 40
Views: 2249

Re: Shaving en Tour

I will only be shaving when we are at campsites with hot running water. On a vaguely related note try Tesco for small size washing things for travel. Our Tesco has a complete section made up of things like little bottles of shower gel plus little empty bottles which I use for olive oil for cooking w...
by Cachao
28 Jun 2011, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leaving bike overnight when camping?
Replies: 39
Views: 6457

Re: Leaving bike overnight when camping?

One point no-one seems to have mentioned is that if possible, it's always a good idea to lock up near something much more attractive, i.e. a badly locked, brand new bike etc.
by Cachao
28 Jun 2011, 10:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier weight
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Pannier weight

I somehow find the opposite...remember to pack them slimly, there is a surprising amount of wind resistance generated by panniers, so the more you reduce that the better. Also spreading the weight makes cycling much easier (lo-riders are recommended if you carry a lot)
by Cachao
28 Jun 2011, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shaving en Tour
Replies: 40
Views: 2249

Re: Shaving en Tour

As appealing as this desert island luxury is, the electric shaver is a solid no I'm afraid. Shaving well doesn't matter to me. Shaving without cutting my face to pieces and drying out my skin does. So I see the BIC is unanimously favoured, but what about soap? Is there a way I'd be able to use the s...