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by cjs
25 Dec 2013, 12:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good brand rims? (700c, 36h)
Replies: 43
Views: 48484

Re: Good brand rims? (700c, 36h)

Happy Christmas wishes to all who offer advice about wheels 'cause I have no idea.... Except I know I'm heavy at 110kg on a good day with 4 pannier'ed comfort camping load on top and wheels don't last too long... I use Spa for builds despite the postage to NI, U k.... Whenever I ordered last year I ...
by cjs
22 Dec 2013, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: murcia airport
Replies: 3
Views: 21713

Re: murcia airport

trouble is i can't find a left luggage at the airport. does anyone know about this.... I've used this airport many many times - it just has basic facilities and I am not aware of any LL option. If it is for next summer, there are many thousands of ex pats nearby within 10 miles or so... If you post...
by cjs
12 Dec 2013, 11:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rose (Germany)
Replies: 111
Views: 130568

Re: RoseBikes Germany (online order)

But shipping at a cost whereas many UK based online retailers offer free postage. In my view no such thing as 'free' postage. All retailers just have marketing models which may or may not include postage in the price. For example Chain Reaction UK are good prices and 'free' postage generally. Want ...
by cjs
23 Nov 2013, 11:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing Pyrenees to Tremp / Montsec
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Crossing Pyrenees to Tremp / Montsec

.. Hope that is of some help. Rick. Certainly is Rick, thank you.. I managed to trawl similar info from CGOAB ( here and here ) in case any one else is interested and stumbles across this post.. One description "wonderfully quiet C28 from Vielha towards the Spanish ski resort of Baqueira-Beret...
by cjs
17 Nov 2013, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing Pyrenees to Tremp / Montsec
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Crossing Pyrenees to Tremp / Montsec

Hi, Looking for a relatively 'easy' or 'easier' route from France through the Pyrenees to Tremp / Ager in Catalonia. Don't fancy the Veilha tunnel for obvious reasons if indeed allowed nor the traffic (or the Principality) on the main Andorra route except as a last resort.. I prefer the French side ...
by cjs
16 Nov 2013, 3:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reccommend a Cheap Folding Bike?
Replies: 15
Views: 4019

Re: Reccommend a Cheap Folding Bike?

Decathlon have 4 folders in their range with one at £169 that even has 6 gears....

Some of their bikes are okay and other overlooked. Good guarantees too..

Might be worth investigating...

Kind regards
Chris
by cjs
13 Nov 2013, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikebuddy, 1L bottle & LHT Clearances
Replies: 0
Views: 1933

Bikebuddy, 1L bottle & LHT Clearances

Anyone using a Bikebuddy with a 1L Trangia (or other) fuel bottle fitted under the frame diagonal on a LHT (I use a 700 wheelset on a 60cm frame)..?

Just wondering if the clearances are okay?..
by cjs
13 Nov 2013, 9:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: is this tent any good?
Replies: 22
Views: 6354

Re: is this tent any good?

Depends on the use and your expectations... That appears to be the going price for the tent... It is light by comparison to others.. Hydrostatic head is 2000... I think that a HH 1000mm measurement gives sufficient resistance to light showers and 2000+ should be OK for heavy rain but if also there i...
by cjs
2 Nov 2013, 7:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Security while abroad
Replies: 35
Views: 4836

Re: Bike Security while abroad

This takes me back to my previous life as a peeler, I used to see daily cars roaring about the city centre with their lights flashing and sirens going..... Not police cars just stolen cars driven by youngsters - the alarm effects just added to the fun..... !
by cjs
1 Nov 2013, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66000

Re: Netbook for touring

For an Etrex GPX tracks or routes are your best option using map source or base camp and a PC / Mac. For cycling maps OSM data is good in the cycling flavours such as Velomap etc - but you need a PC / Mac offline. Android app Oruxmaps can read some of these maps in IMG format but it is not great. As...
by cjs
1 Nov 2013, 12:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66000

Re: Netbook for touring

.....(Although I don't understand the attraction of Etrex over OsmAnd~ using Cyclestreets GPX routes and spoken directions on an android device...) Device use and interaction depends on your intended use and circumstances. For me, for camping touring exceeding a week, I mainly use a map for general...
by cjs
1 Nov 2013, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66000

Re: Netbook for touring

.....Hudl ......... Enjoy ... .......Routeplanning though may be a different matter. I haven't done an exhaustive search, but the apps that are around seem to be intended either for recording routes, or downloading and viewing routes from a website... You may find the android app OsmAnd useful, I c...
by cjs
28 Oct 2013, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: gps cycle route maps for france
Replies: 13
Views: 23243

...... http://www.velomap.org And.. http://www.openfietsmap.nl Both offer excellent maps including bike paths / routes for France and the rest of Europe and elsewhere... Auto cycle biased route planning also is a possibility... Works well with the garmin & mapsourse or base camp ... All free wit...
by cjs
24 Oct 2013, 12:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers and Weight
Replies: 33
Views: 5308

Re: Panniers and Weight

....A rackpack with panniers is not really a good idea..... We are all different in this world and all of us have different intentions, equipment and circumstances. What may suit one may not suit another. I for one, in my circumstances, for my touring find a rackpack / rear pannier combination exce...
by cjs
22 Oct 2013, 3:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 66000

Re: Netbook for touring

Thanks for the advice and debate folks - keep it coming - I'm sure I'll learn a lot.......Like Andy I'm leaning towards the Hudl as long as the technical complications can be sorted - It seemed rather tough to me and I like the "belt and braces" of the card slot AS I said 'Everyone has vi...