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by AMC
23 Jan 2014, 11:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Siberia Winter Bike Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 63565

Re: Siberia Winter Bike Tour

No better way to learn a language!
by AMC
17 Jan 2014, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...where to find a small frame
Replies: 58
Views: 13306

Re: ...where to find a small frame

I'd happily have a complete bike from Spa at 30% less than the price of just a frame from Roberts. Understandable, but as I don't change tourers very often (had the last one for 30 years) I fully expect that this Roughstuff will last me for the rest of my cycling life, & the incomparable comfor...
by AMC
17 Jan 2014, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...where to find a small frame
Replies: 58
Views: 13306

Re: ...where to find a small frame

I like how he's managed to do the head tube/stem without a ton of spacers. I asked them that myself a couple of days ago, & Roberts told me that on very small frames they use a long head tube to allow a sufficiently high bar height, given that there are restrictions in how short you can go with...
by AMC
16 Jan 2014, 7:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bless me father for I have sinned.....
Replies: 16
Views: 12552

Re: Bless me father for I have sinned.....

Jughead wrote: What is my penance father? You must go and replant the Caledonian forest. Each week that you volunteer to do this, you have to pay the organisers £350 p.w. ( @ full cost ) http://treesforlife.org.uk/index.html I would suggest at least six weeks volunteering weeks per year as a symbol...
by AMC
16 Jan 2014, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...where to find a small frame
Replies: 58
Views: 13306

Re: ...where to find a small frame

Now in the grand scheme of things if you shell out on a Roberts the bug may not bite. Or it might bite and you might wonder if you couldn't have bought a less expensive bike that 'did the same job'. In many cases I think you might be able to buy another bike that 'does the same job' (so maybe a han...
by AMC
11 Jan 2014, 12:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

cold nipple syndrome
The bane of my life in winter! I have found a really padded sports bra to be the only answer. Maybe some blokes suffer from this too? (The cold that is, not the padded sports bra!)
by AMC
9 Jan 2014, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

Mae'r bai arna fi. Hwyl Fawr. Time for another of the old guard to pack their sandals and move on again. (My post count was quite frankly embarrassing me). Meic - Paid y siarad lol! Don't you go anywhere! I love the forum, I get so much help & support, & enjoy the banter. However, I deliber...
by AMC
10 Oct 2013, 10:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vegetarian Touring
Replies: 39
Views: 4165

Re: Vegetarian Touring

Humans are designed to be omniverous as is clearly evident from our teeth. Doesn't work for me regardless of how my dentition is arranged. I'd also be sick as a dog if I ate meat, & I know it's also true for fish as I've tried it before touring in remote areas. And after more than 30 years with...
by AMC
5 Oct 2013, 6:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vegetarian Touring
Replies: 39
Views: 4165

Re: Vegetarian Touring

1 ingredient that must be kept in the fridge - specifically soy sauce. Soy sauce doesn't need to be kept in the fridge so don't worry about that - It's one of my cycle camping staples carried in a small leak proof plastic bottle. I've been touring in different continents for nearly 30 years as a da...
by AMC
23 Mar 2013, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring On A Bastardized Mountain Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: Touring On A Bastardized Mountain Bike

My 93 Specialized mtb is solid as a rock under any load. Odd thing is, it's overbuilt in every direction and yet it's lighter than many of these Dawes Galaxys etc. It's a bit heavier but I've also got a mid-90s Claud Butler with a 105 steel frame which carries eye-wateringly heavy loads without a h...
by AMC
22 Mar 2013, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring On A Bastardized Mountain Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: Touring On A Bastardized Mountain Bike

Check out luggage carrying capacity. I tried this with my otherwise excellent Kona Cindercone but it tended to sway a bit even with 2 loaded panniers. Mr AMC had real problems touring with his On One Inbred 29er - loves the bike unloaded, but it couldn't deal with four loaded panniers on wideish tyr...
by AMC
4 Mar 2013, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ekaterinburg
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Ekaterinburg

Great, thanks for that. The Bike Friday hasn't quite gone under a bottom couchette yet so I rely on it going under a central table - but if we had a cabin to ourselves that wouldn't be such a problem. Suitably warned re bringing locks then - I can imagine!
by AMC
4 Mar 2013, 4:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ekaterinburg
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Ekaterinburg

I'll bring my skates instead then! Thanks for that, I'll follow that website up...
by AMC
3 Mar 2013, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ekaterinburg
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Ekaterinburg

I have a work trip to Ekaterinburg in the Urals in mid April & will probably take the Bike Friday, & may be able to persuade Mr AMC to join me too with his. I'm thinking of flying to Moscow & getting the train (hopefully leaving the BF case in Moscow & bringing a soft bag from there....
by AMC
24 Nov 2012, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help me with a route in Andalusia..
Replies: 17
Views: 7400

Re: Help me with a route in Andalusia..

Did a similar route myself a few years ago, if you wild camp then make sure you have enough water before you pick a spot as streams are generally not available. I did it April / May - I'd rather be a bit cold & dress for it than battle with searing temperatures (which I've currently been doing i...