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by ossie
21 Sep 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navigation pain
Replies: 37
Views: 1312

Re: Navigation pain

I use a Garmin etrex Legend HCX when touring. My longest trip with it was 1500 miles to Switzerland and back. I downloaded the route from cycletravel and like Jim above simply followed the pre loaded track, in my case a nice pink line. Its been used on numerous tours, takes AA batteries (the lithium...
by ossie
19 Sep 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63512

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Vaude Taurus Ultralite


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by ossie
17 Sep 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inspiration for a family tour please
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Inspiration for a family tour please

What would your family find Interesting ? If you did Poole / Cherbourg and followed EV4 to Ouistreham you will encounter all of the DDAY beaches / museums memorials and historic sites as well as glorious quiet coastal towns and plenty of camping. You could then cut down to Caen and to Domfront on th...
by ossie
14 Sep 2018, 8:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent peg mallet?
Replies: 34
Views: 3774

Re: Tent peg mallet?

al_yrpal wrote:I carry a plastic one, it weighs almost nothing and has a peg extractor in it. Cost about three quid.

Al


Same as this (although 5 years late)

Someone asked how it bashed. I think its more down to the quality and design of tent pegs.
by ossie
12 Sep 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: On the road inflator for fat tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: On the road inflator for fat tyres

I use a Topeak Mountain Morph when touring https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/mini-pumps/245-mountain-morph- It has a little stand that flips out to make it like a little track pump. Would thoroughly recommend it. https://s27394.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/aMorphWheel.jpg
by ossie
11 Sep 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV15 in late October. Sensible?
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: EV15 in late October. Sensible?

I did EV15 in September a few years back. The campsites in Holland were very wet (impossible to pitch a tent ), the campsites in Germany were closed or deserted and the campsites in France were mostly shut or closing..(these were along EV15..) I wouldn't entertain October if you were camping unless ...
by ossie
11 Sep 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: psmiffy
Replies: 2
Views: 481

psmiffy

Anyone seen or heard of Paul Smith known on here, cyclechat and CGOAB as psmiffy https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/directory/?o=1mr&user=psmiffy&v=S Paul has done a multitude of tours (22 I think he said) and is an inspiration. His narrative in his blogs is down to earth,humerous and addictive...
by ossie
10 Sep 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On tour need urgent help with Brakes NOW RESOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: On tour need urgent help with Brakes

It looks like they are common pads and can be interchanged with other makes

read this https://road.cc/content/forum/174078-ro ... mendations

Find a bike shop and talk nice to them if you want it done in a hurry
by ossie
9 Sep 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7033

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

brynpoeth wrote:What does she do while you are cycling?


No Idea - I'm touring :wink:
by ossie
9 Sep 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7033

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

Reading this fills me with despair. I’d LOVE to do a tour. But there is no way my wife would be remotely interested. So I don’t think it will ever happen. I've been married for 30 years and have been touring for the 8.....alone :D I try to encourage her to come along (no really) but the good lady r...
by ossie
8 Sep 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Women's sleeping mat?
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Women's sleeping mat?

Its the same thickness, warmth and width as the longer version.

Why don't they just market it as a 3/4 mat like they used to. ....I guess that doesn't sell as well.
by ossie
8 Sep 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur hanger - (solved -chain ring wear)
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Rear derailleur hanger - (solved -chain ring wear)

Thanks for the replies.Yes its a double and indeed the small ring gets plenty of use on the Dorset Hills . Some pics attached for info / debate of the large ring. I'm guessing the answer will be it doesn't look that bad .

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by ossie
8 Sep 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur hanger - (solved -chain ring wear)
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Rear derailleur hanger

SOLVED SOLVED The small front chain ring was worn. I've replaced it and the noise / jumping chain issue has gone its now buttery smooth. I guess one has to presume the large chain ring will need replacing as well. This was an FSA compact crankset with about 10,000 miles on it, on its 4th chain and ...
by ossie
7 Sep 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to cycle touring need help
Replies: 19
Views: 855

Re: New to cycle touring need help

I want the solitude of being alone camping that's when I feel my best. At-home i have a supportive family but just nice to get away for some time alone. Trust me my friend I'm with you on this...lovely family, beautiful house, great family holidays but getting away from everything on a bicycle with...
by ossie
5 Sep 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur hanger - (solved -chain ring wear)
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Rear derailleur hanger

This approach would probably be beyond me but if you can do it, with the bike on a stand take a short vid of the gear change action from the rear and post it on youtube. A picture is worth a thousand words and a vid is worth a bookful. (I'll put my money on something to do with hanger alignment, bu...