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by jk49
5 Jun 2015, 10:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating France: Paper maps? Smart phone? GPS? Other?
Replies: 19
Views: 1283

Re: Navigating France: Paper maps? Smart phone? GPS? Other?

Rode from Carcassonne to St Malo last year. Used Michelin maps torn out of v. cheap road atlas. I Liked being able to construct a route going from national park to national park, so ended up travelling through regions that were really beautiful. Navigation was very easy as the signage, even on d roa...
by jk49
27 May 2015, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the river Rance St Malo
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: Crossing the river Rance St Malo

I used it to come the other way last July. Seemed fine to me.Tide was a long way out, but the sloping slipway still allowed us to load and unload without removing panniers. Just wheeled the bikes on,don't remember any lifting. Nice road out to Dinan and although I didn't get much of a look round Din...
by jk49
5 Apr 2015, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed conversion question
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Singlespeed conversion question

You can buy a spacer kit and one appropriate sprocket for your free hub from various suppliers. I used Charlie the bikemonger who has plenty of choice from cheap (£3) to expensive. Good advice by phone too.
Hth jon
by jk49
18 Mar 2015, 10:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pannier weight
Replies: 57
Views: 9766

Re: Reducing pannier weight

Re: cookware. I have used home made coke can stoves for a few years now. They work really well and are very light. Also very cheap to make with home made trivet and wind shield. Then a couple of years ago I bought a honey stove. This is a foldable wood burning stove, weighs almost nothing and folds ...
by jk49
5 Mar 2015, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cable lock in hand baggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4377

Re: Cable lock in hand baggage?

Same here, lost my cable lock at Bournemouth last July. Let me keep the straps on my day sack and belt. Surrounded by people with thin leather handbag straps! Heyho.......
by jk49
9 Nov 2014, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: China to UK ride
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: China to UK ride

Hi Rogo,
Re sleeping mats,l've used the Exped basic model for about 3 years.(on various tours and hiking trips, not continuously!). I can't recommend it enough, it is light,packs up pretty small but is very comfortable if not blown up rock hard.