touring

  1. IaninSheffield

    Riding an Elephant (Bike) Over the Pennines

    Prologue With a ridge of high pressure moving in over the bottom half of the UK, the associated weather window offered the chance of a ‘snap’ tour. I’ve been keen to try something which may or may not come off; the clue’s in the title. A while ago I picked up one of the Pashley Mailstars that...
  2. IaninSheffield

    Any MoD military ranges on your planned touring route?

    Wish I'd been aware of this gov.uk "Military ranges firing notices" page when I had to re-route around the Lulworth area whilst on a tour a few years ago, not least because of the miles it added! Anyone else had more 'interesting' experiences when encountering these areas?
  3. 8mph

    40mm+ touring tyre options

    I'm about to purchase new tyres for a winter tour in India. The tyres must last for at least 6,000 miles and offer good puncture protection and some off-road traction. At the moment I'm considering Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700 x 40mm, the only other contender is Continental's Travel contact...
  4. Spiderweb

    A 1956 film about cycle touring in the Uk

    I quite enjoyed watching this one, touring around the UK with the help of a train or two. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-cyclists-special-1956-online?fbclid=IwAR1rHroQOR37Q2fbeRBsZCmxIcOYfHMldXqcep5P4upN0RyQCdnEsgbTmMY
  5. 8mph

    winter touring destinations

    Any suggestions? Somewhere to clock up a few thousand miles over winter with the possibility of some wild camping. My budget isn't huge but please feel free to include any destination so we can share info. Thanks :smile:
  6. BigMeatball

    Training for some light touring

    Hello guys, as per title, I've had the mad idea of getting into cycling with the aim of doing some light touring next year. I hope you guys can help me tackle this challenge and give me some good advice on the training aspect. So, my current situation in short: - haven't been on a bike for...
  7. jay clock

    Your cycle touring Instagrams!

    I have a couple and would be great to connect with the other CC massive who have such accounts General one for my trips. In parallel with CGOAB and I only post when out touring https://www.instagram.com/the_cycle_tourist/ And this one which is purely pics of tents when touring ( a few side...
  8. Vantage

    Spa Steel Touring SOLD

    Frame & forks. 48cm to suit 26" wheels. It does come with a Spa seatpost clamp which I forgot to put in the photo. It's just over a year old with about 2500 miles on it. It is looking a little scruffy to be honest. The biggest eyesore being under the chainstays where I had a Pletscher twin...
  9. W

    Touring Bike

    Hi all, I've managed to get a touring bike and hoping to find out a little more about it. It's in decent condition, not sure how old it might be. Simplex gear levers, Shimano deraileurs, 21 speed. Has Dia Compe brake levers and hoods. No head badge or stickers on the frame, any ideas? It's not...
  10. Gravity Aided

    An American Touring Bike

    Not the sort of verbage one sees together often. I am working on a deal to get a Schwinn Passage Frame from a fellow in Northern Illinois. Travel, a meeting at a truck stop on an interstate highway,( in a small town with 4 intercontinental Amtrak trains a day)((side trip)) ) and the maximum of...
  11. Kevoffthetee

    26inch touring tyres for mtb

    Hi, Im after some good value for money touring tyres for the mountain bike. I currently have the original 26x2 giant tyres on but me and a mate are cycling 45 miles up to his caravan in Alston and then back the following day. its still a mountain bike so need some nobbles on it but the bike...
  12. Andy in Germany

    Good Cycle touring blogs or online articles

    Can anyone recommend some cycling blogs or online articles which are well written and engaging? I know a few but I'd like to have a broader range for purposes of propaganda on my boys. ("I've got a couple of interesting texts for you to practice English..." et c) Online is preferred as even if...
  13. nickAKA

    How long does a journey have to be before you can call it 'touring'?

    I ask purely because I'm thinking of organising a saunter from Manchester to Amsterdam via the Hull-Rotterdam ferry with a some mates... once we're out of Greater Manchester it's a flat 160 miles split 60/40 by an overnight on the ferry, a night or two in the 'Dam & then back... it's not a...
  14. Flying_Monkey

    Rohloff touring bikes

    A few years ago, it seemed as though Rohloff speedhubs would be everywhere but they seem to be still a niche gear choice. But I still want a steel Rohloff-equipped on and off-road touring / bikepacking bike, that I can also use for commuting, including in our cold and icy winters here in...
  15. jay clock

    Maps for touring France and UK

    Whsilt I am a big fan of my Garmin (Edge 1030) that I will be using for LEJOG next month, it does require anal levels of planning (which I am fine with) and if you have to divert for any reason (accommodation/mechnical etc) can be a fiddle. So I like to have maps on my bar bag, of decent detail...
  16. Dic Deryn

    Another cry for Touring Inspiration

    So here's the thing! I have a week off, its a sunny easter, I fancy a 3 day tour!. I live in North Wales, so am thinking England for a change. Factors are: A) I have toured a few times before, Coast to Coast Wales, as well as West (Aberdaron, Wales) to East (Flamborough, England) B)I don't...
  17. HumpTdumpty

    ErgoTech Touring Bar Ends - Help

    Purchased/Fitted - first shakedown test all good half way H on tow path loose rattling fell off - see attached photos Obviously I’m not the most “gifted” mechanic !!! Any help / advice / solution much appreciated I’ve obviously done something wrong ? Thanks in advance (Rookie Tourer)
  18. steveindenmark

    Garmin Touring question

    Its been a long time since I got my Garmin Touring out and am learning it all over again. Can someone tell me what setting i need to change for it to stop routing me up the motorway?
  19. Zorro

    Budget touring wheelset for heavy rider

    Ahoy hoy, Question for all of you bike geniuses out there. I need a new wheelset for my road bike and would like some recommendations. My criteria are; Strong rims and construction I am 115kg and carry 5-10kg with me when riding Spokes 32 or 36 - will 32 be strong enough for me or should i...
  20. Denis99

    Phil Wood rear touring hub - no longer needed

    As per the title Phil Wood touring hub Shimano cassette 10 speed compatible. Silver 36 hole 135mm OLD
  21. B

    touring tyre

    can anyone recommend a 700c x28mm tyres puncture resistant but not continental gatorskins I have mavic ma2 rims
  22. Boopop

    Touring - which bike? Old Dawes vs modern B'twin.

    So the last two tours I've been on I've ridden my first road bike love, my B'twin Triban 3. We've been to Wales and Scotland together, here's a photo of it in the Cairngorms: Ah, happy memories :) In the past 6 months or so there's a new steed in town, my 1984 Dawes Galaxy. Of course, this...
  23. S

    Thorn Raven Tour 562L touring bike

    Hello forum, Looking to buy a Thorn Raven Tour touring bicycle 562L frame size will be right fit for me. Get in touch if you fancy a change and want to sell yours as am able to travel and collect with cash. Any colour considered but after one preferably in best condition possible. Let me know...
  24. superbadger

    Gran Canaria cycling tour (luggage problems)

    So I fly to gran Canaria at the end of the month. I stay at a hotel for 2days, then pick up hire bike and literally am cycling around and on top of the island. I have one night stays at different accommodations Friday, saturday and Sunday, Monday the bike goes back and I check in to a place for...
  25. S

    Steel Touring Bike 20.5 frame now sold

    I bought this £130 in November which I thought was a good price considering its condition. so I would like to get that back if possible. Now on fleabay see link below:- Bought recently second hand to use as a winter trainer but I have since purchased another bike. Campagnolo Veloce groupset and...
  26. Velochris

    Light touring / off road bike ideas

    Looking for something for mostly road light touring (rear panniers, comfortable, not bothered about speed) but also capable of moderate off road. Don't plan on lots of fast technical riding. Looking for... Flat bars. Hydraulic discs. Lots of eyelets for guards and racks. Rigid fork. This has...
  27. mudsticks

    Santander (or Bilbao) to A Coruna - Northern Spain touring.

    So i'm lucky enough to have a friend who has recently relocated to a country place near the town of Pontedeume - near A Coruna, I am being encouraged to visit .. Well it would be rude not to really. This will probably be October of this year - once time allows, and me n my new bike have got to...
  28. R

    My Touring Checklist Recommendations

    This is what I personally recommend for those though who want to go travelling with their bike, like me. This is just my own preference. I know it's not always required to bring a spare rear derailleur but it's always wise to be extra prepared. -Spare tubes and tires -Tube puncture kit -Chain...
  29. Andy in Germany

    Basic tools for touring

    I realise that there's probably another thread for this, and that it's pretty much a "How long is a piece of string?" question, but I'm wondering what other people would consider 'basic' tools for a tour. If our planned tour to Japan goes ahead, we'll be using the same reconditioned 90's era...
  30. 8mph

    Free in Swindon area Alesa touring wheel with Suntour xc Pro hub

    Free to collect. The hub is Microdrive and needs a new cassette. You would need to get the old one off first as it has two teeth missing on the smallest sprocket. The wheel has been serviced recently but I'm finding the Microdrive system too unreliable for touring. I've seen a new 7-speed...
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