Funny you should mention inner tubes. I was just reading a tip on the tour.tk site and they recommended the inner tube elastic band as an "emergency brake" on your bike. Just fit it around the hand grip and brake to hold your bike steady. We have used normal elastic bands for this, but they break pretty easily.Nigeyy said:Old inner tubes are great to use for elastic bands when cut into hoops.
Best use I've found is cutting a fairly thick cross section of inner tube, and putting it around the cyclocomputer and mount -that way the cyclocomputer will never fall off its mounting bracket. I've also used them as elastic bands to keep the cyclocomputer wires nice and tight to the fork.
Toilet roll is essential in France. On my recent tour only one campsite out of the twelve that I used provided toilet paper in their toilets. Only two of the camp sites had toilets with seats. Two of the campsite had those awful 'floor plate' designs.Cathryn said:Always carry loo roll. And wet wipes.
It's essential for most of Europe. We are always pleasantly surprised when we find a campsite with toilet paper included in the price. In Germany this was most often the case but in Spain, Portugal, France and parts of Italy it was bring your own, unless we were in a really upmarket campsite.vernon said:Toilet roll is essential in France. On my recent tour only one campsite out of the twelve that I used provided toilet paper in their toilets. Only two of the camp sites had toilets with seats. Two of the campsite had those awful 'floor plate' designs.
I hope that such actions follow the advice contained in:Bigtallfatbloke said:Yuck...there is little more offputting to me than a dirty public loo...I carry disinfectant wipes but to be honest if the 'facilities' are unhygenic I would rather find a quiet corner of a foreign field that will remain forever England.
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