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by Aquila
12 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3541

New to me revolution country premier

I've just bought a second hand revolution country premier touring bike. I'm really pleased with the purchase. According to the previous owner its only done around 30 mile it's condition would reinforce this, its in mint new like order and i got it for a bargain price. My original plan was to setup m...
by Aquila
4 Feb 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newcastle to Heathrow?
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

Re: Newcastle to Heathrow?

If your looking to shorten the Journey to Heathrow airport sure you can take a ferry to Harwich or Hull instead of Newcastle. But do not do so because some folk have painted a picture of a Mad Max post apocalyptic bike ride through a depressed and run down area where you have to cycle on "A&quo...
by Aquila
22 Jan 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Here it is fully loaded at Koln on the Rhine. I hope that this gives you inspiration. My most expensive item from this set up is my tent (Vaude Taurus UL). Have fun planning and buying your kit - its addictive but doesn't have to be super expensive or over complicated. https://i854.photobucket.com/...
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Wonderful post Hobbes It is....my main concern is night time .. I do own a kindle and i like reading but on holiday or traveling I'd rather be meeting people and socialising ...my worry is not talking too or meeting anyone at all... I do find it to difficult to initiate a conversation ...but i do l...
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Again great and thank you...

I found an image on Google that will help with fitting a rack this guy has converted old Yellas twin into a touring bike Image
by Aquila
21 Jan 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Secure bicycle storage in Amsterdam

I've stayed in Amsterdam, whilst looking i was surprised by the lack of secure bike storage at most hotels. The place we stayed had no room for bikes and suggested we chain our bikes up in front of the hotel. They stated that many guests had done this in the past and that they had never had a proble...
by Aquila
20 Jan 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

A mixture of camping,hostels and hotels though nothing set in stone, just figure that is how i'm going to roll.

It was more of can i adapt my bike to be a touring bike rather than old Yella being to old for the job in hand :D
by Aquila
20 Jan 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Re: Tour bike setup and Equipment

Thank you all for your very informative and kind replies. Google is going to get some hammer, I definitely have the bit between my teeth with this. A few Points I should of mentioned in my first post: I've cycled in the Netherlands a few times now, all from IJmuiden with one night stays stopping in ...
by Aquila
19 Jan 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour bike setup and Equipment
Replies: 39
Views: 3012

Tour bike setup and Equipment

Hi all my first post on this forum. Last cycle touring i did went something like this: a few daft lads get on their bikes with a big rucksacks an OS map, puncture repair kits and peddle 50-70 mile with the reward of large quantities of alcohol. We'd go to sleep wake up in our ASDA sleeping bags cold...