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by thornie1543
21 Apr 2015, 6:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: My trangia mini burns out of control:/
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

My trangia mini burns out of control:/

As above really,after about 5 mins the flames start to get quite big and come out over the pan(the one supplied with the mini),and even when I put the closed flame control cap on to put it out still it burns like an oil rig:),I guess I,m just filling it to much or are they prone to this? I,m using a...
by thornie1543
2 Mar 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: mini trangia stove flame question
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

mini trangia stove flame question

Hi folks,i have just bought a mini trangia stove and have been trying to gets to grips with it but I,m finding on windy days the flame seems to get wipped up by the wind and ends up just coming out of the sides of the windbreak device and I seem to be losing most of the heat,what am I doing wrong? a...
by thornie1543
22 Feb 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Replenishing calories
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Replenishing calories

Anyone interested in this type of thing should read a book called Faster by Michael Hutchinson,its mostly about professional cyclists but its worth a read,some interesting stuff on how the body reacts to cycling,nutrition etc
by thornie1543
21 Feb 2015, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't I use Wiggle?
Replies: 105
Views: 19660

Re: Why don't I use Wiggle?

I,ve never had a problem with wiggle at all,and if you have to send something back its easy.I really cant see how anyone could want it any easier,must me very demanding I guess.
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2015, 10:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Question for seasoned tourers
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: Question for seasoned tourers

Hi bikerwaser,i have some new 9 speed deroe chainrings cassette and bottom bracket that I bought about a year ago when I spotted a good deal so I will put them on and maybe change a few cable inners,so hopefully the bike will be in pretty good nick(well as good as I can hope,it is an oldish but look...
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2015, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Question for seasoned tourers
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: Question for seasoned tourers

Thanks for all the replies so far folks and for the stove links,all very helpful food for thought.I agree its interesting about too many clothes coming up a lot,something I will take on board .Regarding the tools to take,i guess it is in my mind about having a mechanical miles from anywhere,but I kn...
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2015, 7:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Am I being unreasonable?
Replies: 22
Views: 2347

Re: Am I being unreasonable?

Just take the pedals off and put some grease on the threads and put backon,not sure if you mean the top of the headset bolts where the allen key goes in to tighten them up? these always seem to get a bit rusted after the allen is used on them,as long as the threaded end aren't all rusty it is only a...
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2015, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Question for seasoned tourers
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: Question for seasoned tourers

I,ve done 4,000 miles in 6 months on my deroe external bottom bracket,it's really lasting well,was told they were rubbish but this one seems ok,but I will fit a new bb before I go,but I guess for the extra half a pound weight it maybe worth taking the removal tool,but then where do I stop? spare rea...
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Question for seasoned tourers
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Question for seasoned tourers

I guess this is for the campers among you who need to carry all your stuff(not saying credit card touring isn't good but its not what I,m looking at).So then,what did you take on your first tour that you didn't need/use and what did you not take that you wished you had? I've read that people say nev...
by thornie1543
12 Feb 2015, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo paper maps,where to buy from?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Eurovelo paper maps,where to buy from?

Thanks john had a look on there,lots of good maps,cheers
by thornie1543
12 Feb 2015, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo paper maps,where to buy from?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Eurovelo paper maps,where to buy from?

Are there paper maps available for eurovelo routes 1 and 3 ? if so does anyone know where to go to purchase these,thanks for any info you can give me(I know these are easily downloaded but I haven't got a garmin or smartphone etc).