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by Jezrant
30 Mar 2010, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheel advice please?
Replies: 93
Views: 6868

Re: Touring wheel advice please?

<snip> I wouldn't bother with Spa in Harrogate. They're overhyped on this forum. Any decent bike mechanic can build a decent pair of touring wheels. Not sure about that. I bought from them because they have a good rep and were much cheaper than my local supplier. The last pair of wheels I bought lo...
by Jezrant
30 Mar 2010, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheel advice please?
Replies: 93
Views: 6868

Re: Touring wheel advice please?

. .. I am doing longer and longer rides on country roads, and have the possibility now to do some light weight touring, I have spoken to Mick Madgett at Madgetts in Diss (my local-ish bike shop), about getting some handmade touring standard wheels made up, prob on Deore hubs of some grade (135mm wid...
by Jezrant
19 Aug 2009, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in the Faroe Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: Cycling in the Faroe Islands

Have you been watching Coast?
by Jezrant
5 Jul 2009, 9:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Just a short follow-up to my OP. Lovely part of the world, friendly people, and happy to have done the trip. But it ain't cheap Ireland (as we knew) and there's lots of fast traffic on the main roads. The hostels we stayed at were excellent (although we did hear about one that's a dive) as was the f...
by Jezrant
19 Jun 2009, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NOT getting shot of my Bob Jackson ST
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: NOT getting shot of my Bob Jackson ST

Check the clearance between the chainstays where they come out of the b/b! I've got a BJ ST from same period with 700 x 28mm Marathons that only leave about 3mm clearance on each side!!!
by Jezrant
17 May 2009, 10:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Thanks for the tips Neil. Can't find any trace of your book sadly.
by Jezrant
30 Apr 2009, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides - booking required?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Outer Hebrides - booking required?

Hi, just noticed this thread and thought I'd add some more based on my own experience. I cycled up and back down the Outer Hebrides in the spring two years ago, outside Easter hols. Gaitliff hostels don't have any booking system. You just show up and hope for the best. Stunning locations, but they c...
by Jezrant
28 Apr 2009, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

cheers NUKe for the B&B in Dublin. We'll look into it. :D
by Jezrant
28 Apr 2009, 4:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Limerick Junction looks a bit of a way to the coast. :shock:
by Jezrant
28 Apr 2009, 4:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Excellent idea. I like that one. I'll look into the trains again. I got the impression that since last year only the Galway and Cork lines are taking bikes, but hopefully I've got that wrong. If we can get the bikes on a train to Killarney, we could then come back via Cork. I'll look into it. Thanks...
by Jezrant
28 Apr 2009, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

[quote="pq"]I did a short tour in SW Ireland a couple of years back at Easter. Even though it was a supposedly busy time I had no trouble at all finding accommodation so I wouldn't worry about it. Not sure I'd start in Cork. It's a big place which isn't too bike friendly. I started in Kila...
by Jezrant
28 Apr 2009, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Thanks for the tip about camping. We'll be staying at hostels and B&Bs. Can stretch to €35 per person.
by Jezrant
27 Apr 2009, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Thanks a lot for posting the links and hotel recommendation.
Would welcome any other personal recommendations of bike-friendly accommodation in Dublin, Cork and the southwest coast. Budget 30 euros per person max.
by Jezrant
26 Apr 2009, 11:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Ireland southwest coast

Hi all, planning a leîsurely meander around the southwest coast of Ireland late June with my brother. Getting there by train and ferry to Dublin, then train down to Cork. Would welcome recommendations on routes from Cork to coast and on any particularly bike-friendly accommodation in Dublin, Cork, a...