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by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 10:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent peg mallet?
Replies: 34
Views: 4144

Re: Tent peg mallet?

I don't carry a mallet, and use round pegs, so have always been able to twist them in (so far!). However just thinking laterally, is there anything already being carried on the bike that could be used for a mallet if needs be? Like a spanner? Any ideas? Edit - just noticed the previous post which sa...
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 10:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3681

Re: Camping stove

From my local CTC Cycle Chat magazine:- Gas cylinder compatibility Take note if you use small gas appliances for camping or DIY: Campingaz have recently introduced their “Plus” range of re-sealable gas cartridges. They are incompatible with all previous appliances! So beware if you buy their “Easy C...
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions
Replies: 40
Views: 3015

Re: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions

100 miles a day? Don't you want to see anything? Why not just go by plane/train? I did a 4 months cycle camping tour with a Bob-Yak trailer but taking the trailer was an overkill. It encouraged me to take too much kit. It weighed too much (more than not taking it) The 3rd wheel added drag to the bik...
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 10:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hand pump for touring
Replies: 52
Views: 15855

Re: hand pump for touring

Zefal HPX is the bees knees. BUT it may not fit your frame! Hence the growing popularity of the short pumps. I have HPX on my bikes that will take it, but have just bought a new bike that won't. I have bought the Lezyne one with the rubber hose and am impressed (for a short pump). The fact is a good...
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Loire Valley

http://www.loirevelonature.com/en/ hire out bikes that can be picked up and left anywhere in their area.

Beware that the prevailing wind usually blows up the Loire, and can be quite strong at times, so I advise go upstream (west to east).
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Cycle Through France
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

Re: A Cycle Through France

Re maps - a good start is to buy the Michelin 1;200,000 atlas and just tear the pages you need out. Then next time you automatically have to do a totally different area.[/quote]


That's what I do. It's much cheaper than buying individual maps, but do mark the maps so that you know how they join up!
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Railway Lines - White?
Replies: 31
Views: 8366

Re: Railway Lines - White?

Mick F wrote:...... I'm gonna have to phone National Rail Enquiries .............

Maybe they have some sensible suggestions. :lol:



Oh, all white then, ring them.
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Drink to remember
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Drink to remember

cycleruk wrote:So what happens to the people who drink to "forget"?
:?



Sorry, what was the question....????
by Binkyboy
29 May 2013, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's the best riposte to somebody who..........
Replies: 60
Views: 3191

Re: What's the best riposte to somebody who..........

Perhaps the OP should just ask the questioner why he keeps saying what he does?
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 5:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's the best riposte to somebody who..........
Replies: 60
Views: 3191

Re: What's the best riposte to somebody who..........

Just point out that you don't have to pay "Road Tax", but he does.


(Yes, I know all about there being no such thing as "Road tax", this is just a riposte.)

At least he'll move onto a fresh subject.
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Railway Lines - White?
Replies: 31
Views: 8366

Re: Railway Lines - White?

Audax67 wrote:If it doesn't move and you can't salute it...

That must be option number 4 then.
4 - Perhaps they are ex military!
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Have They Done to Flickr?
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: What Have They Done to Flickr?

I use Photobucket and am happy with it. It does the same thing.
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gas Boiler Con
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: Gas Boiler Con

I think it's incorrect to say these polices are a "con", however, extended warranties, breakdown insurance and the like are for those who never save any money for a rainy day. The insurance companies make money on them, or they wouldn't offer them. If you never have money left at the end o...
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Railway Lines - White?
Replies: 31
Views: 8366

Re: Railway Lines - White?

1 - Perhaps they are second hand rails taken from down a coal mine where items are painted white to aid visibility? 2 - perhaps it's so that the train driver can see them in the dark so that he knows where to steer? 3 - perhaps it's so that the local wildlife don't trip over the rails when they are ...
by Binkyboy
28 May 2013, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: new puddy cats
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: new puddy cats

I have always had a cat (occasionally two), but when the last one died, aged 13, in 2006, I didn't replace her because like another poster, I wanted to travel more. I have travelled a lot more, and for longer periods, so it was the right decision, but I do miss having a friendly face to come home to...