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Re: ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 8:43pm
What was your pack list? Have done two weeks on one pannier, but you look like you took less. Most of mine was wet/cold weather gear for Mountain weather

Re: 24 spoke wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 8:37pm
I forgot to add. I'm running disc brakes.

Re: 24 spoke wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 8:19pm
I'm 15 stone.

Re: 24 spoke wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 7:53pm
you need to tell us how much you weigh?

Surly Disc Trucker

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 7:42pm
Excellent bike, Jonny and Team at Cadence did a brilliant job of building mine to spec. 26" disc trucker. It's been and continues to be fantastic on my current tour.

Gary
http://www.longbikeride.co.uk

24 spoke wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 7:37pm
Hi. My Croix de Fer has a Shimano RX31 wheelset. Whilst these are great for the majority of the riding I do, I've not yet done any heavy loaded touring on them. They've only got 24 spokes so I'm unsure if they're really suitable.

What are your thoughts ? Should I be thinking of a different wheelset for touring ?
Does anybody have any wheelset suggestions that wouldn't break the bank ?

Re: ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 7:13pm
mercalia wrote:that must be the lightest ever touring - share one bike between 2? I suppose you take turns running along side?

pmsl. he lives in my jersey pocket.

Re: ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 6:07pm
that must be the lightest ever touring - share one bike between 2? I suppose you take turns running along side?

Re: ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 6:02pm


Lightest I've travelled: few days hostelling in the lakes. It was a good forecast, and half my baggage was food for en-route. Cycling clothes were washed at night, flip flops, l/s thermal and some board shorts for evening wear, bike was still to heavy going over Hardknott and wrynose.

Re: ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 5:30pm
Respect [emoji41]Pre-20s I could do this. Post-40s I struggle not to spoil myself...hc

Re: Surly Disc Trucker

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 5:28pm
Pete Jack wrote:And don't forget Trek now make a disc 520. Nice in green [emoji6]

Re: Surly Disc Trucker

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 3:11pm
And don't forget Trek now make a disc 520.

ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 12:02pm
hi
i did an ultra light tour for 7 days with just saddle pack last year in spain, with hired carbon bike. i literally had cycling kit and change of clothes which i washed every night.
........has anyone tried it with just a messenger bag?
cheers

ultra light touring?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 11:47am
hi
i did an ultra light tour for 7 days with just saddle pack last year in spain, with hired carbon bike. i literally had cycling kit and change of clothes which i washed every night.
........has anyone tried it with just a messenger bag?
cheers

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 8:07am
I have edited the first post with a link to the second time I tried it (made it), ditched the lucozade and am only drinking water on rides since doing the tour.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=90133

Dave

Re: commute distance, folder or road bike?

CTC Forum - On the road - 4 October 2014 - 7:15am
I also use commuter to work 25 Km everyday. However, looking for road bike for new riding experience

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 October 2014 - 6:17am
A thing that Dave did right, as far as I'm concerned, was going solo. Touring with someone else is a gamble, with the right companion it's delightful but with the wrong 'un it can be like a bad marriage, you end up wondering how you got into it.

Re: Round The Coast Of Britain

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 October 2014 - 10:45pm
Penfolds11 wrote:a fascinating blog about a wonderful journey.




+ 1

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 October 2014 - 10:31pm
Mercalia, Nedging Tye, funny my mates were reminiscing about that one on tour. I'm trying to talk some of them into hiring a houseboat for a weekend next spring, either at Wayford Bridge or Hickling and using that as a base.
I stayed at YHA Great Yarmouth about ten years ago (gone now ofcourse). But it was a real dump. That was night one of a tour from there to Hunstanton. Also sadly a bit of a dump. Better now I believe.

Re: Round The Coast Of Britain

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 October 2014 - 10:24pm
Thanks for the nice feedback. Vera has had a bit of TLC at our local garage and she will be going home tomorrow,
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