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by groberts
11 Aug 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Yes I was intrigued to see them in London too the other day and today in Brighton where, moreover, they appeared to have solar chargers built in - I'm surprised sufficient charge would be obtained from such a set-up, or maybe it is just supplementary?
by groberts
16 Jul 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First bike thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: First bike thoughts?

Thanks for all the thoughts, which I've passed on to Mum and, I think, it'll be a balance bike for now.
by groberts
15 Jul 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First bike thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 773

First bike thoughts?

My soon to be 3-year old granddaughter is interested in learning to cycle.

1. Any recommendations on the best bike / type of bike to start out with + do children still begin with stabilisers?

2. Any thoughts on the best pathway to learning at this age?

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
16 Jun 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 62
Views: 5828

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

Thanks Will.
by groberts
16 Jun 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 62
Views: 5828

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

willcee wrote:my latest build.will


Like the look of that Will, could you provide any details of what you've used and where it comes from please?

I have a Dawes Audax with drops that I'd like to convert but wary of the crank conversion + how to mount the controls with drop handlebars.

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: AGU Premium H2O Mik Double Panniers
Replies: 0
Views: 168

AGU Premium H2O Mik Double Panniers

1. Does anyone have these panniers + any comments?

2. Does anyone have the MIK fixing system + any comments?

https://www.mantel.com/uk/agu-premium-h ... e-panniers

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Pannier Fixing

Will they fit if you remove the battery? If so remove battery, fit pannier bags, refit battery. Yes the fixings go over the rack and clip without the battery but the problem is that with the battery in there is not sufficient clearance for the fixing clips i.e. your suggestion won't work. I've look...
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D-Day Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 278

D-Day Ride

On this day 9-years ago I completed my tour of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France. It was an interesting and at times very moving trip, especially on 6th June and I just wanted to record my experience and thoughts here today 6th June. The story of my ride can be found here on my blog: https://rou...
by groberts
6 May 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Pannier Fixing

Thanks John.
by groberts
4 May 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Pannier Fixing

Oldjohnw wrote:I had exactly this problem and came across these double panniers. They are waterproof and work perfectly.

https://agu.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=pannier&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZSMrYCs4QIVyr3tCh0IiAj5EAAYASAAEgIeNvD_BwE


As a matter of interest, which ones did you get?
by groberts
3 Apr 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Pannier Fixing

Besides buying new panniers, there are a couple of other options. According to the Ortlieb FAQ, your QL2 panniers can be hooked directly into the QL3.1 rail. https://www.ortlieb.com/us/service/faq/ That means you can attach this QL3.1 rail to your rack and use it as an extra rail: https://www.ortli...
by groberts
31 Mar 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Pannier Fixing

Thanks for the ideas and comments. You would think that when making a rack like this they would consider fitting requirements for panniers as well = very poor and annoying design! I presume the Ortlieb alternative fixing is the QL3? If it is, from what I can see it (a) will not retrofit the panniers...
by groberts
30 Mar 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Pannier Fixing

Following a knee replacement a few years ago I've successfully converted my Trek 830 to electric assistance which has allowed me to continue cycling, without it I'd be off the road! I deliberately chose a large, high power flat battery to provide good range which neatly slides into the bespoke rear ...
by groberts
27 Mar 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????
Replies: 43
Views: 3839

Re: Nice Places To Ride for 2 / 3 Days ????

pedalsheep wrote:The Isle of Wight is lovely but it isn't flat!


No but it isn't that hilly either, so long as you pick your route carefully - more rolling.
by groberts
27 Mar 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Normandy Beaches
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Normandy Beaches

I hope my blog form 2010 will help answer some of your questions. If you can manage to be there on 6th June it's even more rewarding.

https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com ... june-2010/

Graham