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by thornie1543
2 Feb 2017, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any tips for touring on the cheap?
Replies: 47
Views: 3024

Re: Any tips for touring on the cheap?

I've done all of eurovelo 1 through france,the second half seemed nothing but forests,think I could have built a house without being found let alone wild camping(may be a slight exaggeration,but not much :D ),have a wander off the route sometimes aswell,needs a bit of variation
by thornie1543
20 Jan 2017, 4:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Robens tents,anyone had/got one?
Replies: 19
Views: 5078

Re: Robens tents,anyone had/got one?

Thanks hamster.
by thornie1543
20 Jan 2017, 12:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Robens tents,anyone had/got one?
Replies: 19
Views: 5078

Robens tents,anyone had/got one?

Hi everyone i'm looking at a Robens Voyager 2 Tent - 2016 for my touring tent,anyone had any experience of any tents by robens as they are a new make for me,i'll have a google to find any reviews out there(or atleast the couple I have looked at) but as there are probably lots of campers on here I th...
by thornie1543
9 Jan 2017, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Truing a slight wheel buckle
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Truing a slight wheel buckle

That's the type of advice I was looking for,cheers colin,nice and clear.I shall have a try over the weekend thanks.
by thornie1543
9 Jan 2017, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Truing a slight wheel buckle
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Truing a slight wheel buckle

Hi folks I have a slight buckle in my carbide rim that is a bit of a pain when I,m braking with my cantis,i would quite like to attempt to fix this myself but I am a complete novice as far as this is concerned,would it be silly to attempt to fix it myself or should I just take it to a local bike sho...
by thornie1543
9 Jan 2017, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Free tools when buying bike from Wiggle
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

Re: Free tools when buying bike from Wiggle

I had the usual free pedal spanner/multi tool with a bike from evans years ago and i'm still using them now,infact used the pedal spanner yesterday,the bike is long gone :D
by thornie1543
1 Dec 2016, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nexus 7 screen problem and cheapo tablet recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 2445

Re: Nexus 7 screen problem and cheapo tablet recommendation

Where are they £30 bez? looking to buy a kindle for touring but could just buy one of those and use kindle app:)
by thornie1543
25 Nov 2016, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What an "Adventure Road Bike is?
Replies: 28
Views: 2244

Re: What an "Adventure Road Bike is?

Just another thing for people with lots of money to buy,when theres nothing else left that's titanium.
by thornie1543
21 Nov 2016, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking distance on a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5618

Re: Braking distance on a bike

I have carbide rims front and rear on my bike,braking distance in the wet at 30mph is approx 18.5 miles.
by thornie1543
9 Nov 2016, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard and suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 3221

Re: Front mudguard and suspension forks

i use a SKS shockblade for my mountain bike,the fitting goes inside the steerer tube and the mudguard slides onto that,i find it pretty good and it doesn't fall off,that is for mountain biking though,where you expect to get a little muddy,sure there are better for commuting out there if that's what ...
by thornie1543
9 Nov 2016, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Queston about powdercoating a frame
Replies: 23
Views: 6111

Re: Queston about powdercoating a frame

Thanks for replies guys,going to send a mail to amourtex and see how they want the bike sent,as in if I can leave an old bottom bracket,bolts in lugs etc.shame they just closed their bike side of things as it would have been handy to have sent it with headset cups still attached to frame for them to...
by thornie1543
1 Nov 2016, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Queston about powdercoating a frame
Replies: 23
Views: 6111

Queston about powdercoating a frame

I would like give my frame a long lasting hard wearing paint job and I,m thinking of powder coating,i know I should ask this to the place that's doing it but I dont know of anywhere yet(if anyone could point me in the direction of a good cycle frame place I would be grateful).The frame is a thorn wh...
by thornie1543
5 Sep 2016, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts nabendynamo servicing
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Schmidts nabendynamo servicing

Thanks a lot for the information guys,i don't need this fixed asap so I have emailed SJS and i'll see how much they charge,if it is £60 then i'll go with that as I've been happy with it for years and i'm sure with a service it will have a lot more years in it.
by thornie1543
5 Sep 2016, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts nabendynamo servicing
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Schmidts nabendynamo servicing

I have a schmidts nabendynanamo k179 6v-3w on my bike that still works and is at least 10 years old(came with the bike when I bought it secondhand and hasn't been on the bike all the time) that I would like to have a service just to make the bearings run a bit smoother,do people take these apart the...
by thornie1543
3 Sep 2016, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: Which 9 speed mechs for top touring performance?

I meant forget its there as they just seem to work ,obviously people need to maintain and look after their stuff.