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by delport
21 Jul 2011, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking ba bike back across Europe via train
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Taking ba bike back across Europe via train

Tgv appear to be changing now, and allow bikes on for 10 euros, don't know if this is now nationwide? The offer was there for me only a few weeks ago when i was in France. Apart from that i'd agree with everything you have said,i've travelled virtually the whole of europe by train alone. Even a few ...
by delport
21 Jul 2011, 3:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking ba bike back across Europe via train
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Taking ba bike back across Europe via train

Haven't done it with a bike but have done edinburgh to athens on the train.Took me 7 days, to reach Slovenia was 2 or 3 days travel from Edinburgh.Went through Croatia/Serbia and Macedonia. Once you reach Slovenia expect the train to creep along at 40 mph or thereabouts all the way down to Greece, b...
by delport
20 Jul 2011, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries French fares compared to British
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Brittany ferries French fares compared to British

Came across an odd situation a few weeks ago with Brittany ferries, didn't know which day i'd be coming back From Caen to Portsmouth. So had to book a day fare turning up a few hours before the evening departure. No trouble getting a seat, i checked at an internet cafe before i went down to Caen por...
by delport
20 Jul 2011, 9:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: planning on using my HTC desire HD as GPS
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: planning on using my HTC desire HD as GPS

I use my iPhone 4 and it lasts fine throughout the day as long as the screen isn't constantly on and the GPS isn't constantly tracking. I am assuming the Desire HD will be pretty similar. Turning off stuff like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, push email etc will also help save battery life. Also as you have an A...
by delport
19 Jul 2011, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South West Coastal Path
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

Re: South West Coastal Path

I also find the new forest easy enough, i cycle from one end to the other now and then. It's pitch black at night that is the only down side.Without a light you will be very much in the dark, literally. A place to wild camp in the forest should be very easy to find. Once you've been wild camping a f...
by delport
19 Jul 2011, 5:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2472

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

Ok, so update brainwave on the route planning. I know the route I will be taking from JOG to Edinburgh as I worked it out on google maps (I think heavy use of the A9) and that little ferry crossing from Nigg across the cromarty. I also have the Cicerone LEJOG guidebook which I can follow between Ca...
by delport
19 Jul 2011, 4:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning
Replies: 21
Views: 2472

Re: JOGLE in 4 weeks time - No Planning

You should be fine all through Scotland, camping is easy due to lack of restrictions. I went through inverness/fort william/glasgow/carlisle. What road will you take at edinburgh? The A 1 is dangerous for drivers let alone cyclists. I wouldn't say you need months of preparation, or a huge amount of ...
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 11:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vienna to Belgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Vienna to Belgrade

I have been to Serbia, life is very cheap there, not keen on the border posts in that part of eastern europe it's a bit unsettling. Languages to speak, German and Serb, they use basic English in hotels.Many signs are in cyrillic so the train station displays a baffling load of characters.Such as htt...
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 4:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: all sorted

chrisbrown12 wrote:that come through alright?

yes fine thanks.
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 3:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: all sorted

chrisbrown12 wrote:its saying the image is too big memory wise

Photo sites like photobucket are always good for these type of things.
Another way to do it is shrink the image to the correct file length for upload to CTC.
If you have any photo software you can shrink the image to a smaller file size.
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 3:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: all sorted

chrisbrown12 wrote:if you think thats best, i can still post the pictures though just for you to have a look at

yes, if you have them.
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 2:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: all sorted

I think we should go with the Giant, it's the better of the 2, it's also adjustable, the bit that attaches below the seat can be set at a variety of different lengths to reach the bike frame.

Something that isn't a feature of the no name rack.

What do you think?
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack and widths?
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Pannier rack and widths?

How far apart the carrier "legs" are really doesn't matter.....just bend it to get it more or less right, spring it the rest of the way. Chris' bike has 700c wheels, so make sure the rack you send him is tall enough to clear. I also use 700x35 wheels on both bikes the racks came from, so ...
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 2:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: all sorted
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: all sorted

chrisbrown12 wrote:delport, shall i take a picture of the back wheels and see if i can put it on here?

Yes okay.
by delport
18 Jul 2011, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier rack and widths?
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Pannier rack and widths?

Scott bike will have an axle OLN pf 135mm which is ~ 5.3" so by the time you add the thickness of the drop out and braze on 5" rack will struggle to get around the braze on. So if it were me I'd want the wider one. Mind you they are quite springy....... Thanks for the reply and useful info.