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by keithg
6 Jan 2013, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Slovenia

I was on a CTC tour of Slovenia a few years ago and the Highpoints (sometimes literally!) were Lake Bohinj, the Vrisic Pass and Kranska Gora, Lake Bled and down the Soca valley to Kobarid and towards the lowlands and vineyards near the coast. If you tried to fit those areas into an itinerary you wou...
by keithg
4 Jan 2013, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring the Scottish Islands
Replies: 24
Views: 1816

Re: Cycle touring the Scottish Islands

I did a nice tour by Island hopping from Oban to Mull, off the North end of Mull onto the mainland to Mallaig then the South of Skye tot he North of Skye to the Hebrides, up them to Ullapool and then N to Durness/Cape Wrath around the N of Scotland and back to Inverness through Sutherland and any of...
by keithg
4 Jan 2013, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breathable gloves
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Breathable gloves

a bit of lateral thinking here but it works you can use an anti-perspirant on your hands to try and reduce the sweating. using an unscented anti-perspirant such as you would use on your oxters (trans for sassenachs- armpits) works as well for sweaty feet for winter mountaineers who get cold damp fee...
by keithg
30 Dec 2012, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Marco Polo Airport Venice (Mestre)
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: Cycling out of Marco Polo Airport Venice (Mestre)

1. Get out of the airport first then point north to Quarto d' Altino, 10 km approx 2. Once arrived in Quarto d' Altino turn left and manage to catch this one, it isn't easy to follow it but, believe me, it's really very very beautiful till Trento 3. Once in Trento you can catch-up with the " C...
by keithg
27 Dec 2012, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto M12 front rack on a Surly LHT
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Nitto M12 front rack on a Surly LHT

I've the newer Disc Trucker with attachment points half way down the front fork. I assume if I but a nitto M18 this will fit? http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/eCommImages/2/0080000028303.jpg yes, I am pretty sure the M18 will fit almost any fork without the canti attachments, its the M12 I am wanting ...
by keithg
27 Dec 2012, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling out of Marco Polo Airport Venice (Mestre)
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Cycling out of Marco Polo Airport Venice (Mestre)

Hoping to start a tour of the Dolomites and Alps from Venice in the summer. Fly in and ride home to Scotland over as many mountain roads as possible. I have started a climbing holiday from here when we bussed to Cortina and the roads seemed to be very busy or dual carriage ways and it looks like it ...
by keithg
27 Dec 2012, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nitto M12 front rack on a Surly LHT
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Nitto M12 front rack on a Surly LHT

Has anyone fitted a Nitto M12 front rack onto a mid sized Surly Long Haul Trucker with the canti brake attachments on the forks? There are several pictures of them together on the net http://www.lurvely.com/photo/1806503298/Trucker_with_new_Fenders/ but I have read elsewhere http://www.longleafbicyc...
by keithg
31 Mar 2008, 8:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Glasgow to Oban..
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Most of that section of the A82 is a nightmare for cyclists most of the time imho. You do get quieter days and it is undoubtedly a scenic road but at w/e during the day, it's a busy fast road with sections of narrowing where the traffic including tour buses (and lorries during the week) still stream...
by keithg
24 Feb 2008, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bones break?
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

John ideally you should get scanned on the same machine as the one you had your original scan on. This way you can track your progress in the 2 year interval. You will have lost a little bone (we all do after our mid twenties) but it should not be much. There are mainly 2 different manufacturers of ...
by keithg
23 Feb 2008, 5:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle Cages
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Specialized do a plastic one which is cheap and lightweight and works well too.
by keithg
23 Feb 2008, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bones break?
Replies: 20
Views: 2017

Hi John I work in an Osteoporosis clinic and could give you my tuppence worth. A broken femur after a bike accident is probably not too worrisome as it's a not uncommon injury for cyclists. Trying to deconstruct the amount of force involved in an accident like this is interesting but tends not to be...
by keithg
11 Jan 2008, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30506

Has anyone got a more elegant solution to mounting these with caliper brakes that doesn't involve too much mucking about with your front brakes. I see Chris' solution is practical but the lights seem a little vulnerable there and I'd like a really robust mounting in front of the headset if possible....