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by Heltor Chasca
31 Aug 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Re: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

If i had the space and money I would keep both - you dont want to use the "nice" bike for runs to the shops etc Spanners in my spokes Mercalia! I wish, but I can't have everything. I've got to say I did an 11 mile "coffee and cake" run to another village in the Sun today and I s...
by Heltor Chasca
31 Aug 2014, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Re: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

It's not a proper mid life crisis until it involves a Rohloff Speedhub.... I agree on the trucker mines a disc trucker the colour is lovely. Here's mine! (trucker not mid life crisis honest) http://10mileseachway.blogspot.co.uk/ (somewhere on there anyway) Cracking blog Howard! I pleased to see lon...
by Heltor Chasca
31 Aug 2014, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Re: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

I'm fortunate enough to own a few bikes, all to my specification, without being unsensibly restricted by budget. These include a Thorn Exp (expedition standard bike); a Genesis Croix de Fer, in touring spec for medium weight touring, and a Roberts Compact Sportive that I have over-abused for cycle-...
by Heltor Chasca
31 Aug 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Re: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

The choice pf which bike to buy is very easy. European tarmac? Dawes Galaxy with Marathon tyres or Panaracer Pasela Tourguard tyres. Perhaps a Thorn Sherpa. Cross Africa, Patagonia, crap roads? Perhaps a Thorn Raven. Nomad, 26 inch wheels so you can buy tyres anywhere. Surly also good. Strong frame...
by Heltor Chasca
30 Aug 2014, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Ortlieb Rear Panniers for touring?
Replies: 23
Views: 2865

Re: Best Ortlieb Rear Panniers for touring?

+1 For Classics. I use mine to transport chicken food, cider, you name it...hc
by Heltor Chasca
30 Aug 2014, 9:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 751
Views: 110196

Re: New Route Planner

A fantastic site that I have used to plan a pannier full of short, local training (alright pub) routes. Thanks Richard...hc
by Heltor Chasca
30 Aug 2014, 8:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer
Replies: 26
Views: 3643

Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

At 40 I am being accused by those nearest and dearest to me of having a mid-life crisis. I call it just knowing how to have fun. I am ditching my hybrid (Specialized Globe City 3.1) for a full spec tourer (I'm soft on a Surly Disc Trucker) The sale of my hybrid will help me a little towards this goa...