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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,418
Posted By stephenjubb

To be fair to the Americans it is their TV...

To be fair to the Americans it is their TV programs that promote that image of the English as being stuffy, old fashioned etc.

When you look at it the other way, I watch a lot of American programs...
Forum: Touring
09-02-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,849
Posted By stephenjubb

You can wild camp in scotland as long as you...

You can wild camp in scotland as long as you follow the outdoor access code. It is not a criminal offence or act.
Forum: Touring
03-05-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By stephenjubb

Don't worry about it unless you are going to the...

Don't worry about it unless you are going to the South of England in July/August when everywhere is crowded.

As a cyclist you can normally just turn up and camp without having to pre-book.

It...
Forum: Touring
02-23-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,729
Posted By stephenjubb

Yes got good waterproofs. Like the idea of light...

Yes got good waterproofs. Like the idea of light synthetic-insulated jacket that can get wet and still keep me warm, I've had the problems of kit wet in winter and not being able to dry out, so such...
Forum: Touring
02-23-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,729
Posted By stephenjubb

which tent and sleeping bag would you use for Iceland?

Hi All,

I really need a tour where it is desolate, beautiful, not touristy, tough, scenic and cold. I've done lots of tours in scotland with wild camping in summer/autumn, temps down to minus 11....
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,175
Posted By stephenjubb

primus omnifuel, burns anything and cannister gas.

primus omnifuel, burns anything and cannister gas.
Forum: Touring
01-09-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,956
Posted By stephenjubb

You sound pretty adaptable. If you think 50-60...

You sound pretty adaptable. If you think 50-60 miles a day is paltry I typically do 40 miles a day!!

As is the beauty of cycle touring it can be tailored to each persons needs to suit them...
Forum: Touring
12-10-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,125
Posted By stephenjubb

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-mt91-goretex-spd-t...

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-mt91-goretex-spd-touringhiking-boots/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=shimano%20mt91%20exact&utm_campaign=RTC_shimano&referid=googwig&...
Forum: Touring
12-05-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,971
Posted By stephenjubb

what a great post.

what a great post.
Forum: Touring
12-04-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,956
Posted By stephenjubb

Some good advice, but if you get hot cycling with...

Some good advice, but if you get hot cycling with clothing, remove it before it gets damp.

Do not wear cotton when cycling, it holds moisture and will make you cold.

Another one I found when I...
Forum: Touring
07-12-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,274
Posted By stephenjubb

http://tigrlock.com/ Anti-Pick Rotary Disc...

http://tigrlock.com/

Anti-Pick Rotary Disc Cylinder
Bump Proof
Environmentally Robust
ART® Certified

…delivers the holy grail of locks – strength and lightness…”
wired.com
Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By stephenjubb

Quite true about the brooks, still worth it now....

Quite true about the brooks, still worth it now. Gel saddles, now their for people who don't want proper saddles!!:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-18-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By stephenjubb

Yes call them but ask to speak to Manager. Might...

Yes call them but ask to speak to Manager. Might not work though, so you may have to select a post office go in and see them and then may be do a loop tour (or wait i.e. stay at campsite) for the...
Forum: Touring
05-18-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By stephenjubb

you can use post restante, you used to be able to...

you can use post restante, you used to be able to get it shipped to a post office and collect at any point upto two weeks and they would store it. Now you need to have permission so would need to be...
Forum: Touring
05-13-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By stephenjubb

http://ask.metafilter.com/38604/Can-I-fly-into-the...

http://ask.metafilter.com/38604/Can-I-fly-into-the-US-on-a-oneway-ticket
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081115075115AAGD9qV

in brief yes, giving up your visa in canada...
Forum: Touring
04-30-13, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By stephenjubb

You may be ok, it depends if the wheels are...

You may be ok, it depends if the wheels are machine built, you may suffer spoke breakage.

The components of the wheel are fine. I would have the wheels hand rebuilt by a good bicycle mechanic and...
Forum: Touring
04-25-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,987
Posted By stephenjubb

Depends on the dimensions of each, material type...

Depends on the dimensions of each, material type and density, age, type of material, really impossible to determine.
Forum: Touring
04-18-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By stephenjubb

I take 3-4 days to get fully packed and that's...

I take 3-4 days to get fully packed and that's touring in my own country. Mainly because I enjoy the process and go through my packing like furnishing a house (accomadation/kitchen/transport) etc.
...
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By stephenjubb

Depending on where you tour you will find it hard...

Depending on where you tour you will find it hard to wild camp everywhere. If you do your research for campsite prices and eat cheap food (i.e. pasta) you could camp and eat each day for 25€.

It...
Forum: Touring
03-02-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,495
Posted By stephenjubb

I wrote "don't shave in a pond, creek, stream as...

I wrote "don't shave in a pond, creek, stream as ifyo use".

since when is if presuming?

And it is not about "imminent terror" a more appropriate word is respect for the environment, something...
Forum: Touring
03-01-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,495
Posted By stephenjubb

don't shave in a pond, creek, stream as if yo use...

don't shave in a pond, creek, stream as if yo use shaving foam it may pollute the local wildlife. Take some water from the pond, creek, stream, shave at least 100m away from pond, creek, stream and...
Forum: Touring
02-28-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By stephenjubb

whoops spoke too soon, read here ...

whoops spoke too soon, read here

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_998.html
Forum: Touring
02-28-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By stephenjubb

why is it that you can never get invaluable...

why is it that you can never get invaluable advice like that above when you do a search for what a country is like.

googled peru and did not find anything like above.
Forum: Touring
02-28-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By stephenjubb

just do some long weekend rides in that range and...

just do some long weekend rides in that range and you'll be fine a few weeks before you go. Also add a few extra km to your journey home to increase training easily.
Forum: Touring
02-04-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By stephenjubb

Whether they absorb moisture from condenstation...

Whether they absorb moisture from condenstation particularly also depends on whether the shell is waterproof and breathable.
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,549
Posted By stephenjubb

heres what you need about $50 ...

heres what you need about $50

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BICYCLE-DYNAMO-POWERED-PDA-USB-CHARGER-6VAC-To-5-2VDC-/181064757237?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item2a284ceff5
12-27-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By stephenjubb

thanks for all the help, it turns out the other...

thanks for all the help, it turns out the other cone, lock nut had come loose. I never thought to check this as I never slacken these off, as there should never be any reason.

This explained why...
12-26-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By stephenjubb

I was tightening by hand with cone and lock nut. ...

I was tightening by hand with cone and lock nut.

I will heed your advice, use the cone spanners and when correct then tighten with the locknut.

I only undid the non drive side.
12-26-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By stephenjubb

sevice rear hubs wat am i doing wrong

Hi All,

I've got Deore LX Hubs on the rear, I've just stripped them, cleaned everything out, fresh grease, and put it back together.

However when I spin the wheel the cones tighten and the...
Forum: Touring
12-17-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By stephenjubb

should that not be the former?

should that not be the former?
Forum: Touring
12-09-12, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By stephenjubb

did you try tightening the bolt at the front of...

did you try tightening the bolt at the front of the saddle a little bit at a time (not too much) until the sag has gone.

this is what I've done in the past and sorted it.
Forum: Touring
11-13-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

Wow you learn something everyday. Setting...

Wow you learn something everyday. Setting www.crazyguyonabike.com to 8.8.8.8 in the hosts file forces the computer to ask googles DNS servers for the correct address, that or google gives the correct...
Forum: Touring
11-13-12, 02:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

What it does is where the local dns server has...

What it does is where the local dns server has the old computer address it forces the computer to use the new address thus ignoring any updates not yet sent to the local dns servers.
Forum: Touring
11-12-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

I'm still connecting to the old address for...

I'm still connecting to the old address for http://www.crazyguyonabike.com of 208.64.24.170 (the old server address)


I know the new address is 69.59.196.178 so as a web developer I was able to...
Forum: Touring
11-08-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

Have you thought of issuing a redirect when...

Have you thought of issuing a redirect when people get to www.crazyguyonabike.com to a webpage just informing them?

If you need space I can help.

Appreciate that may cause problems with the DNS...
Forum: Touring
11-08-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

Forgot to add also you are spending serious money...

Forgot to add also you are spending serious money to get the server moved. Another reason not your fault
Forum: Touring
11-08-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,763
Posted By stephenjubb

As a Web Developer myself I am qualified to give...

As a Web Developer myself I am qualified to give opinion.
You give a service for which you do not charge (it's voluntary), no one can complain, you provide the touring community a great benefit.
...
Forum: Touring
06-16-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By stephenjubb

No can't tell the difference. Looks like it...

No can't tell the difference. Looks like it really does not matter which tyre goes back and front.
Forum: Touring
06-13-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By stephenjubb

Conundrum

Just ordered a marathon mondial and a marathon XR 700c x 35 for my tour of scotland with a mixture of fully loaded touring on and off road (not mountain bike trails - more bumpy gravel paths).

Do...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By stephenjubb

bikes are free on calmac ferries regardless of...

bikes are free on calmac ferries regardless of ticket
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,785
Posted By stephenjubb

they get sued anytime anything goes wrong....

they get sued anytime anything goes wrong. there's many a lawyer who will do no win no fee. no need to eliminate it, already happens
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,785
Posted By stephenjubb

Wow, OP get well soon. I hope here in the UK...

Wow, OP get well soon.

I hope here in the UK we do not become as litigious as the USA, unfortunately we seem to be going that way slowly. I would hypothecise that when a society becomes too...
Forum: Touring
05-15-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,830
Posted By stephenjubb

what an excellent post. I think that way at 40...

what an excellent post. I think that way at 40 now!
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,659
Posted By stephenjubb

yes was correct, he died of starvation. ...

yes was correct, he died of starvation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,659
Posted By stephenjubb

I think the guy in the photo above died in...

I think the guy in the photo above died in Alaska, either from lack of food/water or eaten by the wildlife. It was tragic.
Forum: Touring
05-12-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,243
Posted By stephenjubb

damn, that is one gorgeous bike, I'm...

damn, that is one gorgeous bike, I'm drooling:thumb::cry:
Forum: Touring
05-12-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,366
Posted By stephenjubb

not sure of postage to the USA but I'm going...

not sure of postage to the USA but I'm going remote into Scotland so got a satellite phone here , £87 pounds or $140, downside is you need a contract of 11 euros a month. There is pay as you go but...
Forum: Touring
05-11-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,366
Posted By stephenjubb

Quoting from that article " South Africans...

Quoting from that article

" South Africans suffer more than 20,000 murders each year -
compared with Britain's 921 in 2007."

USA in 2007 is 16,929 from...
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,366
Posted By stephenjubb

Which England? England in the UK? If so have you...

Which England? England in the UK? If so have you ever wondered why we have a minute fraction of gun incidents that the USA has?

Simple because they are very difficult to get hold of. So less guns,...
Forum: Touring
05-09-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By stephenjubb

have you got your bike position set correctly?...

have you got your bike position set correctly? try adjusting the saddle height up or down to the point where you feel no pain.
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