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by subandean
10 May 2015, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Myanmar
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Myanmar

I am thinking of touring in Myanmar next winter, probably in January; has anyone else done this and have you any advice?
Thanks
by subandean
25 Mar 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS or maps
Replies: 35
Views: 7221

Re: GPS or maps

Thank you for all the comments and recommendations. I think that the Etrex 30 looks to be the choice for our trips.
Any recommendations for a mount (preferably a stem mount)?
Thanks
by subandean
15 Mar 2015, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS or maps
Replies: 35
Views: 7221

GPS or maps

We are going on an extended tour through France, Germany and Austria. I have read several Garmin GPS threads on here that have mixed reviews. I have also seen the Mio GPS advertised. I have contemplated using GPS for navigation on our tour and have no interest in the training functions. We are plann...
by subandean
14 Mar 2015, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeway on a cyclo cross bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Re: Ridgeway on a cyclo cross bike?

I have done it on a rigid mtb with Marathon 1.5 tyres from Avebury to Streatley, great views if you have a clear day. Most of it is easily rideable track but there are several short rutted sections but it I think it has improved since the winter vehicle ban. You may have to dismount occasionally to ...
by subandean
7 Feb 2015, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo 6
Replies: 4
Views: 4284

EuroVelo 6

We are planning to ride this route starting St Nazaire heading west maybe to Vienna depending how we feel.
We would like too have any useful info, recommendations from anyone who has ridden the route.
thanks
by subandean
2 Feb 2015, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: recommend rear racks
Replies: 25
Views: 3418

recommend rear racks

Getting back into touring so looking for recommendations for rear rack to support ortlieb panniers and lightweight tent. Is steel a better bet than alu?
thanks
by subandean
2 Feb 2015, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: cantilever brakes

The original brakes where OK with 27 wheels but have minimal vertical adjustment so with 700 wheels they are less effective. I fitted a a pair of Shimano canto's to the front and they work well.
by subandean
2 Feb 2015, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: cantilever brakes

I did not know there was a difference in the amount of cable pu;; between lever types. I found a couple of pairs of 'old' style levers that I could fit but the hoods have perished. My favoured choice would be to fit a pair by Galli if I can source replacement hoods. Does anyone know where you can bu...
by subandean
1 Feb 2015, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: cantilever brakes

Thanks for sharing your detailed knowledge, I am sure the will be others who will use this info when renovating old tourers. This afternoon I found a pair of Shimano canti brakes in the garage so fitted them as a front brake to the 65mm posts and a 700 wheel (original was 27"). Had a test ride ...
by subandean
31 Jan 2015, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: cantilever brakes

Pete
I measured the distance between the post; it is 65mm. For comparison I measured a newer MTB with v-brakes and the posts were 80mm apart.
Will no modern v or canti's fit the 65mm posts?
by subandean
28 Jan 2015, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: cantilever brakes

Thanks for the suggestions.
I bought the bike in 1985, it is an Orbit Gold Medal frame. I will measure the distance between the posts.
by subandean
28 Jan 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

cantilever brakes

My old tourer has cantilever brakes that need replacing, there are a lot of options to choose from so looking for recommendations.
Thanks
by subandean
24 Jun 2013, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northern Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Northern Portugal

Thanks everyone for the helpful and informative advice, particularly regarding distances, terrain and drivers. We plan to use the small roads so maybe avoid the crazy drivers.
by subandean
18 Jun 2013, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northern Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Northern Portugal

We will be touring in northern Portugal later this summer and have a few logistic questions.

Can you take bikes on the trains?
Is a helmet mandatory?
How best to arrange rural accommodation (small hotels, hostels, B&B?).
Do you need to book ahead in late September?

thanks
by subandean
10 Mar 2013, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike bits
Replies: 2
Views: 295

bike bits

What would be the maximum cassette size you could fit in to an old frame with 120 OLN?

Can anyone recommend a set of canti brakes with good stopping power and adjustment to replace a 1980's set on a 27" tourer?

thanks