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Top Touring Tips

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Maggot, 10 Jul 2007.

  1. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    Location:
    London
    I had the impression that they were no longer avaiilable if youndidn't redownload. I like my maps to stick around. I also didn't like its constant naggin to tell it where i was, with the false implication/threat that it would refuse to work if i didn't. Why the hellnshould i tell a map any more than my toilet paper or toothpaste where I am?

    By the by, I now use osmand+. Very good, all offline.
     
  2. Twowheelxtc

    Twowheelxtc Active Member

    Always mount tyres with the pressure marking next to the valve......it stops all that annoying searching to find it!
     
  3. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    Why would you consult the min/max 'pressure marking' when inflating your tyres? The pressure you pump your tyres to is a figure (well two: front and rear differ) which you will 'know', as a sensible rider will check their pressures weekly and over the life of a tyre this information will become completely familiar (and it's not the 'max' shown on the tyre wall).
    It is aesthetic practice to align the maker's logo (on the side of the tyre) with the valve (to make it easier to find quickly - for those weekly pressure checks/top ups).
     

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  4. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I have encountered one tyre (the horrible old Specialized Armadillo) where the "min" pressure was well above my usual pressure and was actually necessary for avoiding pinch flats.

    But if your rim has logos or markings near the valve, or if the spokes either side of the valve are a different colour, don't waste your time faffing with the tyre position IMO.
     
  5. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    Most rims' 'maker's logo' are placed opposite the valve holes. From the side and above (ie standing up) the tyre wall is much more visible. What sort of esoteric/exhalted riding community are you inhabiting where riders have different coloured spokes? Is such use (eg Mavic Ksyrium) widespread in Norfolk?
     
  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I know people with Bianchis that have such spokes and I've have gazed very deeply upon them, as one often does with Bianchi.
     
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  7. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Only book places to stay over the weekend. Then during the week (when accommodation usually is not a problem) of your tour you can take advantage of the weather and terrain and your legs to flex how far you ride each day.
     
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  8. Treewisemonkey

    Treewisemonkey Regular

    Location:
    London
    :hyper: