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by brianleach
12 Jan 2009, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trains to Portsmouth
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

it is possible to go between platforms buy using the road You are quite right of course but it was 10 o'clock at night and I had been travelling since 7 o'clock in the morning so I didn't feel like taking a longer route home with more hills so opted for the struggle with the stairs!! As a further a...
by brianleach
12 Jan 2009, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trains to Portsmouth
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

No problem from either PH or P & S providing the lift at the latter is in operation. From PH it's straight off the platform and on to the road but as has been previously mentioned there are stairs at P & S which might be tricky if the lift is not in operation. Did PH outward and P & S in...
by brianleach
12 Jan 2009, 12:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Unfortunately I have been too busy to fit the rack yet although it sits looking accusingly at me but it is definitely is not a low rider. This would mean that most front panniers should fit but of necessity it sits higher up the forks which may not be everyone's cup of tea. http://www.sjscycles.co.u...
by brianleach
12 Jan 2009, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Normandy Landing Beaches
Replies: 20
Views: 4870

I'm doing it as well!! but in August. Not copying however as already booked my ferries after Christmas. I did the Caen area two years ago but based at the campsite in St Luc Sur Mer which I can recommend. This has the drawback of restricting where you can get to as you also have to get back! I wnate...
by brianleach
12 Jan 2009, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

The sort of thing I was looking for but a bit on the large side for my needs.

Probably more useful to someone touring off the beaten track as looks easy to repair. Not sure about the Blackburn in this respect but hopefully won't have to put this to the test.

Brian
by brianleach
7 Jan 2009, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: South Hants CTC photos launched
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Thanks for the information.

I have applied to join the other 4 members!!!

Brian
by brianleach
5 Jan 2009, 2:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Official Clipless Member
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

I find clipping easier than unclipping personally. I think you do need to be fully focused as I find I am more likely to have a problem when I'm tired and not thinking too fast and also if I am wearing a rucksack in which case the extra top weight seems to bring you to earth more quickly. Mine first...
by brianleach
30 Dec 2008, 11:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPD Commuting/Touring/Rides Out Shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=19419&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=exustar See this previous thread. I toured with the original exustars last August after buying them online. Fortunately a perfect fit and use them almost all the time now although sometime use S...
by brianleach
29 Dec 2008, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Thanks again for the good advice. I have now gone for the Blackburn rack and Ortlieb panniers which seem to fit OK. I take the point about not overloading the front but feel that packing light stuff in the front panniers with just the small tent on top should be OK and will give more space at the ba...
by brianleach
15 Dec 2008, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Thanks for that I think that's what I'm looking for.

I'll need to investigate the side racks.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Dec 2008, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

I was hoping my small tent could be carried on the top with the panniers on the side.

Looking now it seems that that won't happen with the Custom as the racks would be too low down or am I wrong.

The idea is to reduce the height on the back rack which caused problems last year.

Brian
by brianleach
15 Dec 2008, 5:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Many thanks for the comments. The tent is only 2.4 kg so should be OK providing there is sufficient clearance. The CB Regent has threaded bosses on both sides so I will probably go with the Customs. Brian PS I always post on the open forum because there may be others with the same question who didn'...
by brianleach
14 Dec 2008, 6:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Front Rack
Replies: 20
Views: 2137

Which Front Rack

Can anyone explain the difference between the Custom and Standard Blackburn Low Rider Front Racks please.

I prefer the look of the Custom but just wonder if I could carry my tent on it as there does not appear to be anything keeping the two sides apart other than the wheel.

Thanks

Brian
by brianleach
7 Dec 2008, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where can I buy a pair of Pogies
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

by brianleach
3 Dec 2008, 1:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Backpacks...
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

I second panniers. When I go camping I load the panniers and the rack and then for the outward and inward journeys (I usual go for a fixed base) I carry the excess in a normal backpack. Not only is it not particularly comfortable but it makes your centre of gravity so much higher so that when you ca...