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by thornie1543
6 Aug 2017, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zip-off trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Zip-off trousers

you can get karrimor aspen ones for £20 on sports direct,only touble is its sports direct :)
by thornie1543
23 Jul 2017, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soaking a chain in petrol
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Soaking a chain in petrol

Thanks for all the interesting answers folks,i usually always keep my drivetrain in good order as I use by bike a lot but slipped a bit lately,thinking of it the chain is quite new so I think i'll just take it off and give it a scrub with some degreaser before going down the petrol route,i've though...
by thornie1543
23 Jul 2017, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soaking a chain in petrol
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Soaking a chain in petrol

Hi folks ,my chain .chainrings and cassette need a good scrub as my bike is a daily user and I haven't been as up on the cleaning lately,anyway anyone soak their chain/cassette in petrol?(have some in a can that's why i'm asking),I seem to remember I did it before and it got a bit grumbly after and ...
by thornie1543
19 Jul 2017, 5:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What touring/ ride the planet bike ..... really !!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: What touring/ ride the planet bike ..... really !!!!

Thorn XTC.end of thread,well what do you know that's just what I have,well I never :) ,guess there could be lots of answers and they would all be right in their own way.
by thornie1543
12 Jul 2017, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)
Replies: 97
Views: 9991

Re: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)

That bike looks terrible,on joking that's just my green eyed monster talking :D ,it looks amazing,i'd sell my granny for one of those.good luck with the trip.
by thornie1543
27 Jun 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LEJOG on ebike
Replies: 61
Views: 4319

Re: LEJOG on ebike

I met that aussie couple in Plymouth ferry terminal and spent a little bit of time with them in roscoff on the first day of one of my tours,they didnt half carry a lot of very nice kit,nice couple and glad they did what they set out to do.
by thornie1543
2 Jun 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is "bikepacking"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7348

Re: What is "bikepacking"?

Bikepacking is people who have to buy everything titanium and camp somewhere where they are still in sight of their vw t5 a team van :D ,i'm joking of course.
by thornie1543
28 May 2017, 1:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tents for £200
Replies: 14
Views: 1475

Re: Tents for £200

I had a wildcountry tent for years and it was brilliant so when it came to a replacement I thought I would be loyal to them,bad move,the new tent had a snapped pole after a few nights and the stitching was terrible,gutted to see how much the quality had dropped,or maybe I was just unlucky.
by thornie1543
26 Apr 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Blacks Sale 20% off code - NEW ONE
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: Blacks Sale 20% off code

Thanks mercalia
by thornie1543
21 Apr 2017, 10:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sicily touring anybody done that
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Sicily touring anybody done that

Theres a guy on here who posts thread with lots of pics etc about touring sicily,just type sicily into the search function,i just looked and the guy is called Conrad,might be some info on his posts or you could maybe message him and pick his brains.
by thornie1543
20 Mar 2017, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Swapping part from a thorn to surly long haul trucker
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Swapping part from a thorn to surly long haul trucker

If i had a thorn xtc -26" 135mm OLN wheels,deore triple chainset with external b.b.,orbit XLII 1/1/8TH headset ,would I correct in thinking these would all swap over with no hidden suprises?
by thornie1543
20 Mar 2017, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 3579

Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?

Just browsing on Brittany ferries website for a ferry at the end of may and there is no bicycle option? there is the option when looking at Portsmouth -Santander ,I took my bike on the Santander-Portsmouth ferry when doing roscoff to Santander with no problems before ,so why isn't there the option f...
by thornie1543
17 Feb 2017, 4:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A simple milometer - nothing more.
Replies: 40
Views: 2434

Re: A simple milometer - nothing more.

I just use a wireless cateye velo fixed to top of one fork leg,lasted me years so far,cant believe you have paid a tenner for that old thing!!!
by thornie1543
16 Feb 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpath cycling in the real world
Replies: 51
Views: 8508

Re: Footpath cycling in the real world

Is that the afan valley road to glyncorrwg? theres a brilliant cycle path npt 20 yards from there,i was on it today,i'm guessing it cant be that road but it looks like it
by thornie1543
10 Feb 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Water, weight and Filters
Replies: 45
Views: 2263

Re: Water, weight and Filters

I've filled up my bottles out of the tap in French cemetaries tons of times,infact it became a regular thing to look out for them,found them very handy.and never had any ill effects what so ever.I just presumed that as it came from the tap it was plummed into the same source as all the other taps in...