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by BeardyWeirdy
1 Jul 2015, 10:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114162

Re: New Route Planner

I have enjoyed all the routes it has suggested so far, thanks for a great bit of software

BW
by BeardyWeirdy
16 Jun 2015, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114162

Re: New Route Planner

Hi Richard I really like your mapping system -it seems to choose good routes - the best I have found I have a couple of feature request - is there a way to reverse a route? Often I use circular routes, and there is a good reason to do it one way or the other, I tend to go into the wind and uphill fi...
by BeardyWeirdy
24 May 2015, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Yes - it looked good. I put in a bid factoring in the cost of getting there and back - but not enough! The surley frame was tempting to - but went way higher than I bid for it (500) - it went for nearly the same as other complete LHTs had sold. It went more than I can buy a new frame and for! I thou...
by BeardyWeirdy
24 May 2015, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

This would be worth travelling for if it came in at the right price. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dawes-Super-Galaxy-Mens-Tourer-Bike-25-Frame-21-Shimano-Deore-LX-gears-/261891007698?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cf9eba4d2 I tried, but missed out on this - oh well, I am not good at winning thing...
by BeardyWeirdy
15 May 2015, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Thanks for the information, I have been trying to work out what size I need, all my current bikes have compact frames, so the dimensions aren't that helpful! I will keep hunting.
by BeardyWeirdy
15 May 2015, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Yes I think I will try and find a second hand bike. I would like to work on a bike, to get to know it anyway. I might cycle over and look at the bike in verwood this weekend.

I love the look of classic trousers, but I might end up going for the more upright, hybrid type route.
by BeardyWeirdy
15 May 2015, 12:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Good advice - thanks.

Is there a cut off, in terms of age of bike, where parts become difficult to get ie, should I be wary of going back into the 70's or early 80's as parts will be harder to get or are they still being made?
by BeardyWeirdy
14 May 2015, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

I am not bad, but nearly always short of the special tool needed! I have a good relation with the LBS, which helps. I think am heading toward a classic drop bar style tourer. I love the look of the Raleigh randonneur, for sale on this site, and or course the galaxy or ridgeback panorama etc. I haven...
by BeardyWeirdy
13 May 2015, 2:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

Re: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Yes - it looks good, but I am in Lymington on the south coast - about as far away as you can get! By the time I costed in getting up there I could buy something very shiny down here!
by BeardyWeirdy
13 May 2015, 1:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry
Replies: 45
Views: 3033

on a budget - New bike or secondhand quandry

Hi All I am hunting for a bike to tour on - I have got a nice road bike (carbon) and a mountain bike, that has on occasions been used for touring, but it is not ideal. What I want it for: I am looking to mainly do a week of so road touring, with the occasional path, field or track, so I don't need t...