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Forum: Touring 10-05-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By fairymuff
Yes, here's a side view. ...

Yes, here's a side view.

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Forum: Touring 08-14-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,740
Posted By fairymuff
Seeing you mention Wiggle:I find the Charge Spoon...

Seeing you mention Wiggle:I find the Charge Spoon (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-spoon-saddle-with-cromo-rails/)from Wiggle a very comfortable saddle. At 22 it doesn't break the ban either, and it...
Forum: Touring 08-13-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By fairymuff
If you're struggling to find a narrow drop bar...

If you're struggling to find a narrow drop bar then perhaps a trekking or flat bar would be a better option?
Forum: Touring 08-12-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,244
Posted By fairymuff
I love this thread :D Socks and Sandals,...

I love this thread :D

Socks and Sandals, platform pedals, butterfly bar, Straw hat instead of a helmet. What's not to like?

Seriously: it's refreshing. Just do what you like and what feels...
Forum: Touring 07-12-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,269
Posted By fairymuff
Go on. You know you want to... ...

Go on. You know you want to...

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Forum: Touring 06-23-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,236
Posted By fairymuff
Or use toecups...

Or use toecups (http://www.amazon.com/Zefal-Cristophe-Mountain-Bicycle-Half/dp/B0048HWQKS). They keep your feet on the pedal, are easy to get out of, and accept a pair of boots if required. Worth a...
Forum: Touring 06-08-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By fairymuff
I think we could argue over the first three...

I think we could argue over the first three letters, but not the last one :D


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Forum: Touring 06-08-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By fairymuff
Pivo

Pivo
Forum: Touring 06-08-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By fairymuff
Lav (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lav_pivo) is a...

Lav (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lav_pivo) is a Serbian Beer?
Forum: Touring 06-07-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By fairymuff
I think you'll struggle to rent a bike in...

I think you'll struggle to rent a bike in Amsterdam and return it in Berlin, or the other way round. I think a better option would be to ride one way, and take a train back. Amsterdam - Berlin is...
Forum: Touring 06-06-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By fairymuff
The 'seat' is called a saddle, and it should be...

The 'seat' is called a saddle, and it should be so high that your leg is nearly fully extended when the pedal is in the lower position (6 'o clock).

As far as the rest is concerned: take it as it...
Forum: Touring 05-26-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,256
Posted By fairymuff
First off: Congrats on your new bike...

First off: Congrats on your new bike Curioustourer. I think you made the right choice. You sound excited :)

The mudguards you linked to will only fit tyres up to 25mm width (They are for designed...
Forum: Touring 05-22-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,256
Posted By fairymuff
You can tour on anything, and I find a hybrid...

You can tour on anything, and I find a hybrid perfect for light touring. Light touring to me means no camping gear and staying in hotels. The bad boy looks interesting, certainly at half price, and...
Forum: Touring 05-21-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,322
Posted By fairymuff
Excellent news. Enjoy!!!

Excellent news. Enjoy!!!
Forum: Touring 05-20-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By fairymuff
I would get a second hand (or even a new)...

I would get a second hand (or even a new) mountain bike with mechanical disks. They use the same cables as rim brakes, and they're pretty reliable. No faffing about with hydraulics and bleeding etc....
Forum: Touring 05-20-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,322
Posted By fairymuff
That's great to hear. Enjoy the rest of the tour....

That's great to hear. Enjoy the rest of the tour. Is Turkey back on the cards?
Forum: Touring 05-19-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By fairymuff
I carry some wet wipes in my jersey pocket to mop...

I carry some wet wipes in my jersey pocket to mop up any sweat that may drop on the frame. It seems to have worked well so far. I haven't noticed any rust.
Forum: Touring 05-18-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By fairymuff
I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I don't own a...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here. I don't own a steel frame. I mainly do light touring on a Trek 7.3 Disk. The bike cost me 500, it's flown halfway across the world, and I've done multiple (short)...
Forum: Touring 05-16-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,991
Posted By fairymuff
No thanks. Food is something to enjoy. Smells,...

No thanks. Food is something to enjoy. Smells, textures, crunchiness. It takes time to prepare, is best enjoyed in company. Goes well with wine. I want freshly baked bread, with melting butter. Not...
Forum: Touring 05-12-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By fairymuff
You can get chain catchers, like the deda dog...

You can get chain catchers, like the deda dog fang. They are very effective in preventing chain drop. I'm running a 22-38-48 triple, meaning I have quite a drop from middle to granny, but it's very...
Forum: Touring 05-12-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,292
Posted By fairymuff
If you object to Cheval, I'd stay away from...

If you object to Cheval, I'd stay away from Tesco's Beef Burgers when in the UK...
Forum: Touring 05-11-14, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By fairymuff
Since you mention Wiggle. Wiggle sell the award...

Since you mention Wiggle. Wiggle sell the award winning Charge Spoon (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-spoon-saddle-with-cromo-rails/) for 22 ($37). I have one, and I really like it. It gets very good...
Forum: Touring 05-10-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,322
Posted By fairymuff
Bare in mind that it's a 28km climb across the...

Bare in mind that it's a 28km climb across the Pyrenees. It's 'only' 1000 meters up, but you may want to consider an alternative to riding for that leg if you decide to try for Barcelona.

I can...
Forum: Touring 05-10-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,322
Posted By fairymuff
I once did my knee in on day one of a short 4 day...

I once did my knee in on day one of a short 4 day tour crossing the UK from West to East. I finished the tour, but was pushing my bike up minor bridges by Day 4. I think it took a month before I was...
Forum: Touring 05-06-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By fairymuff
We started doing this when touring Malaysia, and...

We started doing this when touring Malaysia, and we liked it, so we stuck with it. We tend to powder the crotch as well as between our toes. I'm not sure if it helps anything, but it sure doesn't...
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