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by hufty
22 Apr 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to wear middle east and there abouts
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: What to wear middle east and there abouts

I'm male so can't help with women-specific specifics, but I tend to wear baggy shorts over lycra shorts for cycle touring anyway. In hot countries I wear a tight-ish wicking vest and a loose long sleeve shirt of some description. It used to be a Damart thermal vest and charity shop cotton shirt, now...
by hufty
21 Apr 2018, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some of the UK's best wild places for walking and cycling – chosen by Guardian
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: 11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by Guardian outdoor experts

I like the thrust of this thread - can I recommend central Leeds as somewhere with hidden nooks and crannies for the renegade camper looking for a spot where few others have camped before.
by hufty
25 Mar 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: ISO 4210 helmet - is there such a thing?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: ISO 4210 helmet - is there such a thing?

Looking at it the other way, surely whatever you have on your head complies with the requirements of ISO4210 so no need to ask the organiser.
by hufty
9 Mar 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What shoes do you use for long distance touring?
Replies: 23
Views: 2125

Re: What shoes do you use for long distance touring?

Keen Newport Sandals (non-spds) + Restrap toe straps, then socks to suit the weather conditions. I have tried Keen spd sandals but they are always too narrow. "Designed on the preferences of professional cyclists" apparently rather than on the preferences of the people that might actually ...
by hufty
6 Mar 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins
Replies: 40
Views: 18357

Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

If we don't maintain a distinction between improving the equipment via better tech and improving the human via better drugs then sport is doomed. Races will be won by whoever is able to handle the biggest lines of coke without organ failure. Also, if they're all working within the rules as you think...
by hufty
6 Mar 2018, 8:20am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins
Replies: 40
Views: 18357

Re: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

Cyclist with medical condition, has medicine prescribed to him to treat that condition, with the full knowledge of the governing bodies. I'm not really sure why this is a story. A lot of the story also seems to stem from a leak of confidential medical records by hackers, which still doesn't make mu...
by hufty
5 Mar 2018, 8:42am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins
Replies: 40
Views: 18357

Goodbye then .. Bradley Wiggins

So goodbye then
Bradley Wiggins.
Helmet nazi,
Skoda driver.
Driven by something different:
Triamcinolone.

I know it's all old news, but it's time for a change - "Goodbye then Chris Froome" has been the top thread on this section of the forum for ages now :P
by hufty
1 Mar 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?
Replies: 75
Views: 5658

Re: Charging a high capacity battery from a dynamo?

Just out of interest it looks like a Zendure power pack will charge off my Igaro. I say "looks" because I've never done it fully I've just noticed that the charging indicator lights come on. The issue with charging any device via USB from a dynamo is never will the dynamo + Igaro/whatever ...
by hufty
19 Feb 2018, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in The Indian Himalayas.
Replies: 25
Views: 2093

Re: Cycling in The Indian Himalayas.

Indian kerosene stove not overly heavy? You'll be saying they don't leak next! Anyway last time I was in India there was a drive to get people off kerosene because of the immolation risk so don't know how that went up north. Petrol is always going to be available, it's got to be relatively clean for...
by hufty
15 Feb 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South America, water purification
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: South America, water purification

I've got the Sawyer Squeeze and I like it. If you do enough internet research there's rumblings of discontent about the Mini and for the weight penalty not worth the risk I thought. The Squeeze fits directly on the top of pop bottles, which was the way I used it, or they supply it with pouches and a...
by hufty
12 Feb 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainring and chain for Rohloff
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: chainring and chain for Rohloff

Any old chain will do for a Rohloff there's no point spending money on expensive ones. Rohloff specific chains are a bit like gold-plated HDMI leads - completely unnecessary but someone will certainly be along to take your money off you. Re chain maintenance, maybe give it a quick wipe once a year o...
by hufty
10 Feb 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: limited choice for 26" wheel tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 2019

Re: limited choice for 26" wheel tourer

Magura rim brakes not the problem for touring people are strangely keen to portray them as - do a search on this forum to see the various pro/anti arguments rehearsed, some by me! I'd be more worried about the derailleur drivetrain personally.
by hufty
7 Feb 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Magura HS33 install questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Magura HS33 install questions

(1) As above when setting up you want to wind the pad wear adjuster "back" so that the pads are as far away from the rim as possible, then set the brakes up with 2mm clearance (IIRC). During normal use that gap will increase because the pads get thinner as you use them, you tweak the adjus...
by hufty
24 Jan 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Multifuel Stoves - Advice and Recommendations please.

Dusting off my standard advice here: get a Svea 123 and enjoy a hot meal every time. It's not a multifuel stove as it only runs on petrol but you're really not going to have a problem finding petrol I promise. No pump to go wrong, no filter to clog. Someone will post that it will gum up and everybod...
by hufty
14 Jan 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: disc brakes - practical issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1112

Re: disc brakes - practical issues

If they're hydraulic disc brakes you might want a spacer of some sort eg beer mats/bit of plastic/bit of wood to go between the pads when the wheel is out. This is so that if you accidentally squeeze the brake lever the gap between the pads doesn't reduce.