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Forum: Touring
10-05-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By fairymuff

Yes, here's a side view. ...

Yes, here's a side view.

http://www.newportpast.com/transporter/PICT1398.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-14-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
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: 1,079
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: 2,704
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: 1,854
Posted By fairymuff

Go on. You know you want to... ...

Go on. You know you want to...

http://images.esellerpro.com/2243/I/142/38/medscalebicycle-horn%20(1).JPG
Forum: Touring
06-23-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,362
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: 3,280
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


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Lav_Pivo_logo.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-08-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,280
Posted By fairymuff

Pivo

Pivo
Forum: Touring
06-08-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,280
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: 1,365
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: 621
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: 3,780
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: 3,780
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: 2,729
Posted By fairymuff

Excellent news. Enjoy!!!

Excellent news. Enjoy!!!
Forum: Touring
05-20-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
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: 2,729
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: 5,497
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: 5,497
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: 2,558
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: 1,228
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: 1,589
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: 944
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: 2,729
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: 2,729
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: 2,219
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...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By fairymuff

You can get a chain wear gauge. Check your chain...

You can get a chain wear gauge. Check your chain wear in seconds, and retire when required. No faffing about measuring n number of links.
...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By fairymuff

You can deep fry anything...

You can deep fry anything (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar)
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,731
Posted By fairymuff

I think Shipwreck was saying that his longest day...

I think Shipwreck was saying that his longest day ever was with platforms and sneakers, and he suffered no ill effects.
Forum: Touring
05-05-14, 02:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By fairymuff

There is a time and place for Culinary...

There is a time and place for Culinary Anglophobia, and this is it.
Forum: Touring
05-04-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,731
Posted By fairymuff

What's bad about flexing your foot? In...

What's bad about flexing your foot? In particular: what's unhealthy about it? I've had a few aches and pains from riding a bicycle, but I can't say that I've ever finished a day with aching feet.
Forum: Touring
05-04-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,731
Posted By fairymuff

Any old sneakers. Combined with platform pedals...

Any old sneakers. Combined with platform pedals and toecups. :)
Forum: Touring
05-02-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By fairymuff

I think it depends on a number of things. The...

I think it depends on a number of things. The main ones being how anal you are about cleaning them, and what conditions you ride in. If you see a lot of rain and mud when out riding your chain will...
Forum: Touring
05-01-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By fairymuff

It's mostly land mines in Cambodia, and they're...

It's mostly land mines in Cambodia, and they're slowly being removed by playing children and grazing cattle (as well as trained professionals). It's not as big a problem as it once was, but it's...
Forum: Touring
05-01-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By fairymuff

I think a lot depends on how well-traveled and...

I think a lot depends on how well-traveled and adventurous the OP is.

Cambodia as a country is very poor, and medical facilities are virtually non-existent. Siem Reap however, is the gateway to...
Forum: Touring
04-29-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By fairymuff

1. Don't stray off the road. 2. Don't forget...

1. Don't stray off the road.
2. Don't forget your Malaria pills.
3. Allow 5 day to visit Angkor. It's amazing.
4. Don't stray off the road.


Seriously: I'm sure you'll have been told this, but...
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By fairymuff

I've only done it once. Bilbao to Burgos, where...

I've only done it once. Bilbao to Burgos, where it was impossible to take the bike by train (so that may have made the bus people more willing). All that was required was to align the handlebar with...
Forum: Touring
07-14-12, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By fairymuff

I've successfully taken my bike on the bus/coach...

I've successfully taken my bike on the bus/coach in Spain. Might be worth looking into as an alternative to the train.
Forum: Foo
06-28-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,949
Views: 2,004,935
Posted By fairymuff

Mt. Rushmore, as seen from Canada. ...

Mt. Rushmore, as seen from Canada.

http://www.theroamingboomers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Mt.-Rushmore-Canadian-Side.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 17,020
Posted By fairymuff

Presumably, it can't be too difficult to put a...

Presumably, it can't be too difficult to put a notice on the website when he's not taking orders because his book is full. Or would that be too much like common sense?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,027
Posted By fairymuff

Climbing will never be so easy. :)

Climbing will never be so easy. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,192
Posted By fairymuff

No you don't.

No you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,192
Posted By fairymuff

I can't stand riding.

I can't stand riding.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By fairymuff

Honestly: Get a second hand beat up bike for...

Honestly: Get a second hand beat up bike for moving around. Get a nice bike for weekend rides and keep it tucked away somewhere safe. Do not get a nice bike for riding to/from lectures. It WILL get...
Forum: Foo
06-09-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By fairymuff

So posts in foo don't contribute to post counts?...

So posts in foo don't contribute to post counts? That makes sense, as it's the most random forum I've ever come across.
Forum: Foo
06-08-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 113,787
Posted By fairymuff

One of the best things ever from the USA: The Gun...

One of the best things ever from the USA: The Gun Club. Rest in peace Jeffrey, we love you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXiAMfjybx4
Forum: Foo
06-08-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By fairymuff

1m30 in and the music hasn't even started......

1m30 in and the music hasn't even started... :twitchy:

Also in 1979, also 6 minutes, but you get three songs :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rM9JVFlMZY
06-08-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,957
Posted By fairymuff

Nuff said...

Nuff said...
06-01-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 129,143
Posted By fairymuff

253572 253573 Snapped this earlier this...

253572

253573

Snapped this earlier this morning. There's a bike in there, somewhere :)
05-31-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,814
Posted By fairymuff

Not really. I just happen to be from (and live...

Not really. I just happen to be from (and live in) 'the old world'. From my perspective, that place looks like you'd go there for cheap carpet tiles. Not good food. :)



All very good reasons....
05-31-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,814
Posted By fairymuff

That just looks so unappealing for a place to get...

That just looks so unappealing for a place to get European stuff.
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