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Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By Steve0000

We also use a 3 person tent for 2 of us and we...

We also use a 3 person tent for 2 of us and we have never regretted it. Two entrances and two foyers.
I wouldn't carry a mattress that heavy and you get used to sleeping on a lighter mattress.
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Steve0000

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Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Steve0000

I have toured for more than 10 years using twist...

I have toured for more than 10 years using twist shifters and found them good. Obviously the brand will have some say in this but over this time, I had to replace the shifter once when it wore out....
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By Steve0000

Yeah, I now carry a spare on tours. On one Europe...

Yeah, I now carry a spare on tours. On one Europe tour, we wanted to buy new tyres but it took several days of visiting bike shops along the way before we found suitable tyres for replacement. They...
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By Steve0000

Just alter your perspective according to where...

Just alter your perspective according to where you are touring, the likelihood of anything being stolen and how paranoid you want to be at the expense of enjoying your touring. We are talking about...
Forum: Touring
02-05-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By Steve0000

We have spent many weeks in France on 3 trips....

We have spent many weeks in France on 3 trips. There were times we had to lock the bikes with all panniers on them in order to sightsee. We had no problems. If you worry about it too much, you will...
Forum: Touring
11-27-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,888
Posted By Steve0000

I use a long sleeved dress shirt to keep cool and...

I use a long sleeved dress shirt to keep cool and keep the sun off me during very hot days. It is loose fitting and the pale colour helps keep the heat off. Not an issue if it gets colder as it will...
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By Steve0000

I use a medium sized rack bag to carry the tent....

I use a medium sized rack bag to carry the tent. If it is wet, we separate the dry inner from the wet fly and pack the fly in a plastic rubbish bag to stop other items getting wet. I used to carry a...
Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,918
Posted By Steve0000

We have done 3 months and 4 months. 4 months was...

We have done 3 months and 4 months. 4 months was a little too long because as Machka says, it becomes a boring routine eventually.
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By Steve0000

I give them a squeeze every morning to ensure...

I give them a squeeze every morning to ensure there is enough air in them. That's accurate enough for me.
Forum: Touring
01-12-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By Steve0000

It has both and you need to keep an eye out for...

It has both and you need to keep an eye out for the mozzies at night in your tent. You need a repellent.

Freedom camping is becoming frowned upon. You should avoid it. There are plenty of camps...
Forum: Touring
01-08-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By Steve0000

No problems with not speaking German in Germany....

No problems with not speaking German in Germany. Plently of people speak English fluently although if you ask them if they speak English, the usual reply is 'a little' which means 'fluently'. Just...
Forum: Touring
11-22-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By Steve0000

There are a number including Tour de France...

There are a number including Tour de France climbs of the Galibier, Alp du H'uez, Tourmalet and Ventoux. Also the Ardeche Gorge, Tarn Gorge and Gorges de la Bourne.

Memorable for other reasons...
Forum: Touring
11-21-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,348
Posted By Steve0000

Well, the only difference is the weight...

Well, the only difference is the weight difference between the cord and the strip of aluminium I used to make a whip. The difference in grams doesn't bother me to change to a different tool. Some...
Forum: Touring
11-21-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,348
Posted By Steve0000

You should know the basics at least, anything...

You should know the basics at least, anything more is the icing on the cake which may keep you on the road. We met one young spaniard on his first bike tour who didn't know how to remove the wheels...
Forum: Touring
11-16-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By Steve0000

I wipe accumulated dirt off the chain with rags...

I wipe accumulated dirt off the chain with rags found along the way. I change the chain every 4000km which means a chain lasts over 2 months. I don't worry about cleaning the chain with solvents as...
Forum: Touring
11-04-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Steve0000

I actually used 3 loops. One at the front to...

I actually used 3 loops. One at the front to attach around the seatpost, one midway along the length of the bag and the final one near the rear end of the bag. The middle one is simply a loop of...
Forum: Touring
11-04-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Steve0000

I still use an old camera bag as my seat bag....

I still use an old camera bag as my seat bag. Stitched some nylon tape, with velcro stitched onto the ends, onto the back of the bag and use this to loop under the seat rails and under the bag and...
Forum: Touring
10-25-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By Steve0000

I use my thumb to gauge the pressure. Works well...

I use my thumb to gauge the pressure. Works well and you are going to take it on tour anyway, not adding unnecessary weight.
Forum: Touring
09-14-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,954
Posted By Steve0000

Six Best Cycling Routes from Paris...

Six Best Cycling Routes from Paris (http://www.mayq.com/Cycling_out_of_paris/Best_bycling_routes_from_Paris.htm)

Not necessarily. We followed a route into Paris from the western side and cycled...
Forum: Touring
09-14-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,954
Posted By Steve0000

Try the eurovelo 1 route along the west coast or...

Try the eurovelo 1 route along the west coast or the Rhone route. Google it for more info. You could then connect Mont St Michel and the coastal route and possibly the Loire route.
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Steve0000

If you can't find one at the airport, it should...

If you can't find one at the airport, it should be easy to locate a seller before you leave the city. Just do a Google search for locations of sellers.

eg....
Forum: Touring
08-05-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,320
Posted By Steve0000

Bollocks to many of these points. My...

Bollocks to many of these points.



My Imperial B17 is very dented yet it is still comfortable to ride on long days. If it not a problem, don't fix it.
Forum: Touring
08-02-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,019
Posted By Steve0000

Ride with earbuds when touring alone. Volume is...

Ride with earbuds when touring alone. Volume is not so loud that I can't hear cars from behind so that is not an issue. Don't use mirrors either.
Commute to work along open roads listening to music...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Steve0000

Hear hear.

Hear hear.
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Steve0000

I remove the clamp from the head tube which means...

I remove the clamp from the head tube which means you don't have to take the Ortlieb wire mount off. Often the wire squashes and makes it impossible to thread back through the mount. Doesn't take...
Forum: Touring
12-18-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,583
Posted By Steve0000

First bag was a rolltop. Never again. PITA to...

First bag was a rolltop. Never again. PITA to access things on the move and secure the bag again. Now have an Ortlieb. Totally waterproof and can access camera on the move and replace it while riding...
Forum: Touring
12-03-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,594
Posted By Steve0000

We carry rice/pasta and flavour sauce pouches to...

We carry rice/pasta and flavour sauce pouches to form the basis of a meal. Along the way, we will buy some veges (courgette, pepper or mushrooms - whatever you fancy) and a small tin of fish (or a...
Forum: Touring
12-01-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Steve0000

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and tops in one rear...

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and tops in one rear pannier, rest of clothes, kindle, torch and tool kit in the other.
Cooker, plate, mug and cutlery and some food in one front pannier, rest of food in...
Forum: Touring
11-30-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,870
Posted By Steve0000

Do whatever you think is best. Everyone will have...

Do whatever you think is best. Everyone will have a differing view depending on their outlook on touring. Personally, I use a 2 person tent when solo so all panniers can be housed in the tent or...
Forum: Touring
11-30-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,949
Posted By Steve0000

If you read my post again, the problem I have is...

If you read my post again, the problem I have is that they would appear to have no intention of hosting once their tour is over. WS is a reciprocal interaction. It is not about just being a guest as...
Forum: Touring
11-24-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,949
Posted By Steve0000

Totally agree. We have stopped hosting most of...

Totally agree. We have stopped hosting most of the requests from people who have no feedback and have joined just before the trip began. I have got the impression that they are simply using WS as a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,250
Posted By Steve0000

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=6...

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=6090&v=w

shows another option I have used for many years in the past when my forks did not have mounting eyelets. There are some photos down the...
Forum: Touring
10-06-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,500
Posted By Steve0000

A chair frame to use my thermarest was my luxury...

A chair frame to use my thermarest was my luxury but now I am trying a stovetop coffee percolator.
Forum: Touring
07-26-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Steve0000

If the soreness was from chafing, then cycling...

If the soreness was from chafing, then cycling shorts should help if you don't wear underwear as well (no seams to chafe). Two pairs should be enough if you wash the shorts at the end of the day....
Forum: Touring
07-04-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Steve0000

I watched the tour ascend the Alp d'Huez one...

I watched the tour ascend the Alp d'Huez one year. We sat near the bottom and watched hordes of walkers and riders climb the slopes during the morning. Cars were not allowed. I would think Mont...
Forum: Touring
05-25-16, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Steve0000

I think one of the more important considerations...

I think one of the more important considerations is the low gearing of a bike for NZ hills, followed by the attachments for pannier racks. I have toured NZ for over 10 years using a non-suspension...
Forum: Touring
04-23-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,129
Posted By Steve0000

I have a LHT disc model 2012 with B17 saddle. No...

I have a LHT disc model 2012 with B17 saddle. No problems with the seat post. Nor with my partner's LHT of the same age. Around 10000km of riding on mine.
Forum: Touring
03-23-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By Steve0000

This is a solution to a problem I don't have.

This is a solution to a problem I don't have.
Forum: Touring
03-23-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By Steve0000

I understand your problem. We have also toured in...

I understand your problem. We have also toured in France and always carried at least two meals in case. Shops are closed when you want to buy or you only pass through small towns without a restaurant...
Forum: Touring
03-09-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,917
Posted By Steve0000

You don't have time to look up the answer yet...

You don't have time to look up the answer yet have time to compose a post?

I don't have time to answer you.
Forum: Touring
02-17-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Steve0000

If a pump hasn't been used for some time, the...

If a pump hasn't been used for some time, the rubber seal may dry out and no longer seal. To prevent this, I drip a little vegetable oil down the inside of the pump which the rubber seal contacts, or...
Forum: Touring
02-05-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,025
Posted By Steve0000

I have had the same one for over 30 years now and...

I have had the same one for over 30 years now and it is the only opener I take with me on tours. So yes, it is durable and very compact. I like the look of others when they ask for a can opener and I...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By Steve0000

It's also a lot easier to apply sunscreen to your...

It's also a lot easier to apply sunscreen to your legs...
Forum: Touring
11-02-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By Steve0000

I carry a small absorbant cloth and use this to...

I carry a small absorbant cloth and use this to wipe the outside of the fly before packing it away separate from the inner tent and inside a plastic garbage bag. Both inner and fly are packed into a...
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 01:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,624
Posted By Steve0000

Quite like them now after using them for a couple...

Quite like them now after using them for a couple of years. Used to have grip shifters and thought they were good for quick gear changing and was rather skeptical about bar end shifters. After trying...
Forum: Touring
10-14-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By Steve0000

So... what are you asking? Far too much detail...

So... what are you asking? Far too much detail and lack of sentences for me to plow my way through the post and decipher.

Tim... is that you? CGOAB members will understand.

(I just read one of...
Forum: Touring
08-12-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,354
Posted By Steve0000

I have used the imperial for many years now and...

I have used the imperial for many years now and are very happy with it. I don't have experience with a B17 though to compare it to but I use a Swallow and still get some discomfort on some rides. I...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,366
Posted By Steve0000

Front roller classic panniers. Back roller...

Front roller classic panniers. Back roller classics for the rear.
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,366
Posted By Steve0000

Gear List: My new Surly LHT setup...

Gear List: My new Surly LHT setup (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/pic/?pic_id=1535968)
No problems with ground clearance. Only time it was an issue was when I was on a single track for 2...
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