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by groberts
13 Oct 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Panniers that fit onto battery racks?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Panniers that fit onto battery racks?

Isn't it incredible that with all the e-bike growth that manufacturers can't / won't make a battery rack that will take a conventional pannier, such as Ortlieb. Given that many of these bikes will be used for utility purposes, already well estbalished across Europe, it would seem obvious that they s...
by groberts
6 Oct 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb Inside Pocket
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Ortlieb Inside Pocket

If you like it, why not repair it? I've found that a dollop of Copydex is ideal for attaching a patch of fabric to something like that. FWIW, I had one just like that and I found it a waste of space and I think I binned it quite recently. I'm a big fan of Ortlieb but IMO that was one of their duds ...
by groberts
6 Oct 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb Inside Pocket
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Ortlieb Inside Pocket

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/ortlieb-inner-pocket-for-zipcity-accessory-for-size-s-e129/ if this isn't what your looking for they seem to stock everything Ortlieb Thanks but that's not the one, though SJS are a good idea so I'll look further. FYI below is a photo of the said pocket, which do...
by groberts
6 Oct 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb Inside Pocket
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Ortlieb Inside Pocket

Can anyone point me towards a supplier for a spare zipped inside pocket for the Orlieb Classic Back-Roller pannier?

I've looked at their website spares but nothing there.

Graham
by groberts
1 Aug 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Where's the evidence?
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Where's the evidence?

Shame on Cycling UK for treating its older members in this way.
by groberts
11 Jul 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Stand
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Bike Stand

I'm looking for a decent bike stand at a reasonable cost- any recommendations please? I know Park Tools are good but a bit too expensive for my needs on this occasion.

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
6 Feb 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1934

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I had a TKR on my left knee in 2015 + here's my record of the post-op period, since when it's been something of a curate's egg. https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/tkr-recovery/ The longer term outcome of the operation has generally been quite good, though some swelling reinains but t...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed be a detachable tow bar which has a 100kg verticle load which should be OK? The Thule Easy Fold takes 60Kg and weighs 17.6kg itself. I have a feeling that the vehicle will also have an maximum nose...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

It may be worth checking the nose weight limit of any towbar ( vertical load limit ) to ensure it is enough to take the total weight of the carrier + bikes. Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed me a detachable tow bar which has a 100k...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Thanks everyone, very helpful.

Which versions of the Thule do you have / recommend for x2 bikes (intrigued to know which one you have Rob that converts from x2 to x3 bike)?

I'm drawn to the current Easy Fold, though they are expensive.

Graham
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

I'm about to change my car and this time am interested in using a towbar mounted bike rack - I've previously used a roof rack and a rear mounted bike rack but as I get older find them too much like hard work. I would appreciate any advice regarding: Towbar For reasons of space I need to fit a detach...
by groberts
11 Aug 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?
Replies: 5
Views: 536

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: 872

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: 872

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: 70
Views: 8406

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

Thanks Will.