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by syklist
4 Feb 2009, 10:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

:lol: hi thank to you all for the great advice, its much needed!as iviehoff as stated it a long way from nordkapp to hamburg, so i will see how far i can get in one month, i don't wont to rush it! so I'm going to take my time, at the moment I'm a bit apprehensive about it, as i think my mate is goi...
by syklist
3 Feb 2009, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: riser bars for Brompton S type
Replies: 9
Views: 6297

Stan Thanks for your reply. It would be good to see a picture if you have one. Given that the bar height I am aiming at is very similar to that of an M-type, I think it should work. The only difference is the curve in the handle bar stem which might mean the bars don't lie so snugly agaunst the fro...
by syklist
3 Feb 2009, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: riser bars for Brompton S type
Replies: 9
Views: 6297

Re: riser bars for Brompton S type

Does anyone know if its feasible to fit riser bars to a Brompton S type? I'd like to replace the straight bars with ones with 5-10cm lift so the bars are at about same height as saddle (i'm 6 ft). [snip] another option to raise the bars slightly might be to fit handle bar extensions. Has anyone tri...
by syklist
2 Feb 2009, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tubus Lowrider?
Replies: 21
Views: 2269

[ The only gotcha I know is that the tubes at the bottom are thicker than the other lowriders. The bottom hooks on some panniers (Ortliebs with the QL1 system for instance) are to small to fit over the tube. You need the to use the QL2 lower hooks instead. Stan All new Ortliebs use the QL2 lower fi...
by syklist
2 Feb 2009, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tubus Lowrider?
Replies: 21
Views: 2269

Thanks. They both seem to have a single rail for the pannier clips, and I see what you mean by the hoop adding rigidity - but what if the hoop becomes detached at the top fixings (small bolts)? We've had Ergo lowriders for three years now and none the bolts have ever come loose. I check them every ...
by syklist
1 Feb 2009, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden (and Norway)
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Sweden (and Norway)

Thanks to my boss, all my carefully laid touring plans for the year will have to be delayed 12 months. I'm off to Lund, near Malmo in the south of Sweden, for a 6 month 'Short Term Assignment'. I'm planning on taking my touring bike across on the ferry from Harwich. [snip] As you can see, hills are...
by syklist
22 Jan 2009, 10:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: German touring bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 8092

Thanks for your answers, I think I found what I was looking for. The current Euro Pound exchange rate isn`t really a con (for me at least), because I'm not British and I don't live in the UK either... :lol: I'm not sure about Rohloffs. Extra weight and extra cost... Extra peace of mind and in the l...
by syklist
22 Jan 2009, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring tent
Replies: 91
Views: 19704

Re: Touring tent

I've read some of the recent threads (2008) on tents. They were helpful. I'm looking for a two-person three-season lightweight tent for bicycle touring Denmark in May (initially) then elsewhere in Europe maybe. Not the frozen wastes of Norway though, and not winter camping. I'm not looking for a 'c...
by syklist
22 Jan 2009, 8:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Climbing
Replies: 78
Views: 13385

This was a german yachtsman - the bike was ouside a pub in Fareham. I simply asked if he objected if I took photos... It is a JUlian Neuss conversion kit, unfortuately no longer available. [snip] Hmmm the website is still there. Are they not making them any more? http://www.junik-hpv.de/html/brompt...
by syklist
22 Jan 2009, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: German touring bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 8092

Re: German touring bikes

Hello all This is my first post here, but I've been watching you for a while :lol: I want to do some touring around central Germany next summer, and I'm looking for a proper bike to do the job. I've seen some German brands (Trenga, Fahrrad Manufaktur, Ghost) and I really like the way they look and ...
by syklist
18 Jan 2009, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: touring norway

:lol: hi to all,I'm a first timer on this site, i am planing in June a tour of Norway, from nordkapp to hamburg, or as fare as i can go in one month, now then i'm looking for any info on touring Norway or any advice i can get, at the moment theirs me and my mate but he has gone quiet on the idea, a...
by syklist
15 Jan 2009, 4:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Denmark, maybe
Replies: 34
Views: 3862

patricktaylor wrote:Stan, many thanks. I read your 'Cycling the NSCR in Denmark' travelogue. Very interesting, and I really enjoyed the photos.


Glad you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Stan
by syklist
11 Jan 2009, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Denmark, maybe
Replies: 34
Views: 3862

Re: Touring Denmark, maybe

We're thinking of two weeks cycling around Denmark some time in 2009, probably in May (me and my wife, that is). We would want to stay in hotels or decent Youth Hostels. Typical daily average mileage might be 50 miles, excluding stop-days for sightseeing etc. I'll be carrying most of what we take (...
by syklist
17 Oct 2008, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning first ever touring trip, woefully unprepared
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Hmmm, still not convinced about this panniers on suspension forks lark. Apart from the price (90 quid, crikey!), wouldn't the weight affect the suspension and the bike as a whole? I've asked this in the bike bits thread anyway so hopefully someone should answer. 1) If you are thinking of taking fou...
by syklist
16 Oct 2008, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning first ever touring trip, woefully unprepared
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Planning first ever touring trip, woefully unprepared

I'm planning a several-month long touring trip round South America starting early Feb, and have no previous knowledge of touring. Literally no knowledge. For the last few weeks I have read website upon website on the subject and to be quite honest I find it all a bit overwhelming, not to mention co...