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by molzor
6 Aug 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1780

Re: Gearing again

djnotts wrote:If you are quick - this looks standard 5 bolt inner to me.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Tiag ... Swf6pbXfQa


Thats super cheap! So cheap im suspicious haha
by molzor
5 Aug 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1780

Re: Gearing again

Hello, I currently have a 4700 10 speed triple tiagra groupset. Im thinking about swapping the crankset for something like a deore triple mtb crank. I have weak legs and struggle on the hills with a minimum 30t on the front when the bike is loaded. You can get deore triples with a 22 or a 26 but co...
by molzor
5 Aug 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1780

Re: Gearing again

Ok understood! Thanks brucey!
Ill have to find the BB too
by molzor
5 Aug 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1780

Re: Gearing again

Well this is much more complicated than it should be... I could look into a spa road triple but that means changing the bottom bracket too. its hollowtech at the moment. I spoke to the man in the local bike shop earlier and he seems to think a deore 610 26/36/48 will work? is he wrong? Thanks for th...
by molzor
4 Aug 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1780

Gearing again

Hello, I currently have a 4700 10 speed triple tiagra groupset. Im thinking about swapping the crankset for something like a deore triple mtb crank. I have weak legs and struggle on the hills with a minimum 30t on the front when the bike is loaded. You can get deore triples with a 22 or a 26 but cou...
by molzor
23 Apr 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Irish tour - route advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Irish tour - route advice?

I would say calling into wicklow will be nice. i cycled across the middle of ireland from dublin to limerick last year in two days, i have to say it was veryyyy boring. pretty flat and just not a lot to look at (maybe made worse by the rain) the west coast is much more interesting riding. the coast ...
by molzor
29 Mar 2018, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin & ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Dublin & ferries

it might be worth looking at canal paths as a route into dublin
by molzor
21 Mar 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santander to Barcelona
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Santander to Barcelona

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1xE2BAIBG-7qms7RKKQTFgX_npL0&shorturl=1&ll=41.92346111586696%2C-1.4759265312500247&z=7 i cycled that last summer. riding out of barcelona was a nightmare, seemed to go on forever. the road was also pretty boring for the most part.. i tried stay in...
by molzor
21 Mar 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thanet Coast Route?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Thanet Coast Route?

the back lanes from reculver towards canterbury are pretty nice.

or you could turn off to canterbury from whitstable on the crab and winkle way. that goes through some woodland too if you are looking for a camp spot.
by molzor
1 Mar 2017, 2:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: maps for expedition touring
Replies: 52
Views: 2299

Re: maps for expedition touring

meic wrote:Plenty of maps for the rest of the world in this link I posted earlier
https://www.velomap.org/download/odbl/
Though I have no idea how good the coverage is in any individual region or country.



thanks!
by molzor
1 Mar 2017, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: maps for expedition touring
Replies: 52
Views: 2299

Re: maps for expedition touring

how about using gps OUTSIDE of europe?

anyone know if i can download maps for garmin touring which cover other far flung places?
by molzor
28 Feb 2017, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: cycling from england to asia

you could play safe and buy a 26 inch wheeled tourer - this is a bargain: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thorn-Exp-Expedition-Touring-Bike-/322429723236?hash=item4b124f2264:g:HngAAOSwtpZYSEue ebay often has used thorns, they fetch good prices. cycling forums have many tales of those who suffer 700c whee...
by molzor
28 Feb 2017, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: cycling from england to asia

thanks for the replies. As i suspected, I may need to get some new heavyweight wheels and fit some bigger tyres.... If you are on a Croix de Fer with 32 tyres, can you go for bigger tyres and still have mudguards (if you are using mudguards). My 2014 Croix de Fer came with 35 tyres and the LBS had ...
by molzor
28 Feb 2017, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: cycling from england to asia

thanks for the tip on the pamir highway, i will look into it further. i would be staying on smooth roads as much as possible, i just dont enjoy bumping around. its always a relief to get back on the tarmac. on my usual trips i do tend to pack on the light side of things. im not a 500g tent kind of g...
by molzor
28 Feb 2017, 10:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling from england to asia
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: cycling from england to asia

http://welovemountains.net/cycle-touring-kit-list/ http://welovemountains.net/faster-lighter-happier-cycle-touring-equipment-tips/ http://welovemountains.net/wheel-size-for-cycle-touring/ this guy seems to be firmly on the opposing side. having cycled to asia on a cyclocross bike and accusing others...