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by daddig
29 Aug 2013, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mechanical Breakdowns on Tour - Some or None?
Replies: 32
Views: 4756

Re: Mechanical Breakdowns on Tour - Some or None?

Not sure I want to tempt providence , however I've been touring for the last ten years or so and have never had a major breakdown of any kind. Punctures yes, worn brake blocks to a degree, nothing of any significance though. Like Simon I travel light. Over the years refining what I carry. Currently ...
by daddig
26 Jul 2013, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 or 4 panniers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1451

Re: 2 or 4 panniers?

Dump the panniers and put your stuff in a Nelson Longflap!
by daddig
3 Jul 2013, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lakeland Mini tour
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Lakeland Mini tour

For me head to the Duddon Valley and explore, plenty of places to wild camp, you could go over Walna Scar Road tough ans very rough but doable with care. Camp on the way up fantastic views of the valley, or continue over to Coniston and camp on the way down, views down to Coniston Water. Envious, sa...
by daddig
25 Jun 2013, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bagman 2 Exped or Bagman 2 Exped QR?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Bagman 2 Exped or Bagman 2 Exped QR?

Getting bag off easily is handy if you need to use the train, or want to take your bag with on the ferry!
by daddig
17 Jun 2013, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheelbuilders Help
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Wheelbuilders Help

Does anyone know of good wheel builder in the Bournemouth Area. I need two wheels built around large flange hubs, rear to accomodate a six speed freewheel. 700 rims preferably.
Thanks in advance.
by daddig
14 Jun 2013, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Worries onAlpine tour
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Worries onAlpine tour

Why worry, carry a bivvy bag and light sleeping bag. If you cannot reach your prebooked hotel and cannot find an alternative, find a piece of dry flat ground out of sight of the road, bivvy and sleeping bag out. Lock your bike and bobs your uncle, a bed for the night. Yes you might get a bit wet, it...
by daddig
12 Jun 2013, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike shops Lake District, Westmorland, Yorkshire Dales?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Bike shops Lake District, Westmorland, Yorkshire Dales?

Thanks for the correction re Hest Bank / Bolton le Sands
by daddig
12 Jun 2013, 1:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Changing trains in UK, do i have to reserve bicycle twice?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Changing trains in UK, do i have to reserve bicycle twic

Go on East Coast Rail, book your tickets, reserve a seat and book your bike space, follow the instruction and pay. Both legs of your journey require bike booking, East Coast are the only ones I'm aware that allow the booking .
by daddig
10 Jun 2013, 9:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for a newcomer to cycling and touring.
Replies: 25
Views: 1677

Re: Advice for a newcomer to cycling and touring.

Light to ultra light is the way to go, especially as we get older. I travel light using a Nelson LongFlap to carry the majority of my kit, with sleeping bag/mat etc strapped to frame on front. Total carry is always less than 15kg.c
by daddig
27 May 2013, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morocco
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Morocco

Thanks everyone for the advice, planning is still ongoing!
by daddig
27 Apr 2013, 6:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morocco
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Morocco

Off to Morocco in December, any route things not to miss general advice welcome.
by daddig
25 Apr 2013, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Bike Painting

Thank you all for your help, I have EMailed those companies suggested for a quote regarding the work I need doing.
by daddig
23 Apr 2013, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Bike Painting

Probably the wrong place for this post, however here goes. I have a 1970's Holdsworth, which needs a lot of loving care to the paintwork. Does anyone know/ recommend a good company or individual who can strip it (frame and forks) to bare metal prime and repaint. Preferabably in the South West (Bourn...
by daddig
22 Apr 2013, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some touring advice needed
Replies: 53
Views: 4958

Re: Some touring advice needed

I mean land which is clearly cultivated and as such will be visited regularly by the farmer/ owner. Or may have livestock roaming on it. Nothing like getting trampled by an nosey cow!