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by hufty
12 Mar 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 65196

Re: Travel Insurance

Huffy, are you sure InsureandGo have excluded personal accident cover? I know I have no 3rd party liability, but didn't realise I wasn't covered myself in case of an accident. Re the 3rd party liability I am covered by my Cycle UK membership. Personal accident benefit (not cover!) is a lump sum pay...
by hufty
11 Mar 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 91
Views: 65196

Re: Travel Insurance

Insure & Go have excluded cycle touring from personal accident and personal liability cover payouts for quite a while, so don't lose that arm when crashing into somebody's fence. They do cover touring as standard though, and don't require you wear a magic plastic hat. They also allow longer dura...
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3754

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :( I wouldn't write them off just yet. Trekkertent are almost certainly a one-man company, and as such are lik...
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5931

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

horizon wrote:The bivvy versus tent debate must be done to death but for wild camping:

Bivvy: light, easy to unroll, put away, you can hear/see people coming, fresh air!
Tent: needs pegging and maybe better ground. Heavier.


I would add to that Bivvy: doesn't stick up as much so better stealth.
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 119
Views: 5931

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Never used one but can see the attraction. Is that one breathable though, it doesn't mention it in the writing. Alpkit do some as well, may be worth a look?
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow or Gatwick?
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Heathrow or Gatwick?

I thought that at first but then I thought no he/she must mean leave the box in the airport, the roads in the environs are nice. I usually get the box open straight away in the luggage claim area, get the bike wheelable at the very least, rideable if some jobsworth isn't in my face, then leave the f...
by hufty
23 Jan 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route advice for Kyrgystan
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Route advice for Kyrgystan

The Tosor Pass is definitely rideable. It seems to have a bit of a reputation but I think that comes from bikepackers all reading the same website. I did it South to North a couple of years ago and remember the descent being excellent fun. I also thought at the time that coming the other way might b...
by hufty
22 Jan 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow or Gatwick?
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Heathrow or Gatwick?

Can you even take a bike on a National Express bus? I would have thought the obvious thing would be fly into Gatwick then hop on a train. If you landed at Heathrow you'd probably have to go in to London then back out again, or link together some bizarre series of connections to battle south. I guess...
by hufty
20 Jan 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3754

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :(
by hufty
12 Jan 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 1507

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

I see from those photos that a sock sandal combination is on trend and so the fashion peleton has finally caught up with me.
by hufty
1 Jan 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3754

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

ie Quality Control.

Anyone seen a Trekkertent in real life - that's a new one for my shortlist and 2020 is definitely new tent year for me...
by hufty
29 Nov 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 51
Views: 2793

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

I take it it's a fuel bottle going under the down tube? I always use a Sigg bottle and these have proved surprisingly bomb proof: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottles-cages/fuel-bottle-cage-for-use-with-sigg-bottles/ Obviously it will take other bottles too with a bit of careful soft drink selection,...
by hufty
22 Sep 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

Not used, but these have detents: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sram-Compact-Barrel-Adjuster-Alloy/dp/B008OR4TZI/ref=cts_sp_3_vtp And not really what you've asked but would a bit of heat shrink protect the adjuster from turning? If you grease the barrel and the cable outer before shrinking it won't stick...
by hufty
12 Sep 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans Asia tour (organised)
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Trans Asia tour (organised)

If you're going to do the rest of it independently, I would do it all independently. Once you're on the ground it won't seem that much trickier than any other bit - it's always just about cycling from where you are to where you can get to each day, not forgetting to find food and somewhere to sleep....