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by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease is grease is grease. Or not?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: Grease is grease is grease. Or not?

I'm just stripping down and reassembling a pedal that was feeling a tad sticky. The grease I'm using is a blackish stuff called CV Lith-Moly. Because it's what I've got. Is there any reason why this would be a Bad Thing? What would I use in a perfect world? Put the things in a simple way: you can b...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cougar bike Bottom Bracket
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Cougar bike Bottom Bracket

Before making BIG damage than can be very expensive, I would suggest either to stop, post a picture and wait for help, or go to the LBS that will help with very little money. If the fittings for the specific tool are damaged, then those £5 labour may well become £40 so is well worth doing things the...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain degreasing on the bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2160

Re: Chain degreasing on the bike

a hot jetwash (and a squirt or two of something before and after as necessary) will clean any in-situ chain to bare metal in about three minutes. It'll clean the sprockets and chainrings too. cheers Excellent idea to damage the paintjob of the bike, decals, and especially to have moisture in the fr...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 6:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Cookware - Which Materials??
Replies: 64
Views: 3260

Re: Camping Cookware - Which Materials??

... Do you carry a water treatment / filter system of any kind when Bike Touring?? Yes, without water you can't cycle :| I have used the Sawyer in conjunction with Chlorine tables, in the space and weight of nothing you can drink from every pond or stream, as long as it's not obvious there's someth...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Cookware - Which Materials??
Replies: 64
Views: 3260

Re: Camping Cookware - Which Materials??

Another thumbs up here for the Trangia cookware. Hard to find something as light and durable for the same low money! You can buy the 0.9lt for the 27 series or the 1.5lt for the 25 series depending on your needs. I have both, but ultimately gone for the 27 series saucepan and frypan, they are the be...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Marylebone-Oxford Bike on Train
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Marylebone-Oxford Bike on Train

My 2 cents: as far as weekends, I've been to the Chilterns a few times -discreetely keeping the bike in the passengers carriage- with no problems as the trains were't busy
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag for European Summer Touring.
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Sleeping Bag for European Summer Touring.

Hi - I already have a great sleeping bag (Marmot Plasma) that I've had for 4 years and has done me very well....winter trekking in Nepal with no problems. I'm going to be touring in Europe for around 6 months starting in Mid-June 2016 from The Netherlands and heading south from there (Belgium, Fran...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 68355

Re: Pictures of your tents.

A couple of shots of last year's short trips. This year will start soon, I have mudguards now! :mrgreen: Wild camping before reaching l'Eroica Britannia, found a very quiet spot (this is a cheap, but worth every pound, North Ridge tent) http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m136/andreagattonero/Places/...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cinelli hobootleg with columbus rustproof steel
Replies: 15
Views: 11279

Re: Cinelli hobootleg with columbus rustproof steel

Cinelli website says "Frame and fork are made by triple butted Columbus Cromor steel with a special protective electro deposition paint treatment inside and outside the tubes for a total protection against corrosion and extreme reliability." http://www.cinelli.it/site/index.php?page=shop....
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 5:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping bag weight?
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Sleeping bag weight?

I am going down a differnt route - ex army softie jacket and trousers (in a bivvy bag) and a alpkit half bag. Being biggish and tall I find bags too confining and big ones too heavy. I have yet to try this out but have high hopes That is an interesting combination, as one keeps the insulating jacke...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 2:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping bag weight?
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Sleeping bag weight?

... My question is about weight really, the bags listed weigh 1.4 and 1.1 kg respectively which sounds ok to me but there are three of us on two bikes so weight will quickly add up. Being warm at night will be my biggest 'luxury' weight wise. What sort of weight of sleeping bag do you consider 'nor...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: OEX Cougar 2 Man Tent Reduced from £170.00 to £75!
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: OEX Cougar 2 Man Tent Reduced from £170.00 to £75!

I do agree with the OP that is baffling when things beccome more expensive to buy as new rather than doing a relatively simple repair. Strange world indeed. That OEX Cougar seems pretty heavy for a single user, and even when split in two people is probably overkill. Looks roomy and sturdy tho. I hav...
by Gattonero
31 Jan 2016, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cinelli hobootleg with columbus rustproof steel
Replies: 15
Views: 11279

Re: Cinelli hobootleg with columbus rustproof steel

it looks like a great bike, I have to say! it ticks a lot of boxes I saw it on this video...its a good watch, but warning, you will be sold dreams of freedom and escape https://vimeo.com/76049367 At 4:00 those guys are going wrong way on a busy road? That is very stupid in itself, and very wrong to...