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by Tinhorseman
2 Jul 2013, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Semaine Federale 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2903

Re: Semaine Federale 2013

I missed Sem Fed last year but totally gave up trying to register online in the past - always a nightmare, they seem unable to sort it out!. It's a great event and cyclists are made so welcome with the towns bedecked with floral bikes, bike sculptures, cycling memorabelia etc everywhere. I am planni...
by Tinhorseman
31 May 2013, 5:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking Bikes on Planes
Replies: 35
Views: 206622

Re: Taking Bikes on Planes

I have just finished some research about taking bikes on planes, and have drawn up a table of all the major European airlines with how much they charge to take your bike on the plane. I hope it can be of use to someone here - it seems as though a flight with BA, for example, could work out cheaper ...
by Tinhorseman
31 May 2013, 4:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taiwan
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Taiwan

Forgot to mention - have you seen [url]crazyguyonabike.com[/url] loads of useful stuff there, happy travels
by Tinhorseman
31 May 2013, 3:46am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Forum advert banner
Replies: 166
Views: 125292

Re: Forum advert banner

I believe, although I couldn't swear to it, that sites displaying third-party ads earn their money per click rather than per display. If that is the case, then the CTC would earn precious little, from me at least. I've only ever clicked on an ad once, and that was to see what they were saying about...
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 8:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Forum advert banner
Replies: 166
Views: 125292

Re: Forum advert banner

Don't we get enough ads? - just look at the magazine - probably over 70% and then there are all the leaflets which slatter onto the floor when the magazine is opened :x
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taiwan
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Taiwan

Whilst working for a cycle dealership in Singapore I went to the Taiwan cycle show in 2011. I always stuff a Brompton in my suitcase when I travel and this was no exception. I had a week there during which I cycled about 200 miles. I found Taipei to be a great place to cycle as there are a lot of tr...
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 7:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Richard Ballantine
Replies: 22
Views: 3820

Re: Richard Ballantine

Sad news, a great guy whose excellent books helped me a lot in my early years and could be found everywhere. RIP Richard.
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When are you too old?
Replies: 49
Views: 2827

Re: When are you too old?

Met three guys at Semaine Federale a couple of years ago aged between 75 and 85 - they were either just riding or had just ridden (can't remember which - my age lol) 125 miles fully loaded! A guy was in hospital when my grandma was in for hip op' having his pinned I think, he'd fallen off his bike -...
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 4:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3704

Re: Camping stove

petrol to me is always the most widely available fuel, the motor car is everywhere I have a an Optimus Hunter petrol stove which although a bit heavy is a beautiful old design - loads of brass in a small metal box Petrol stoves are very economical but I also had problems buying the small amounts of...
by Tinhorseman
30 May 2013, 4:22am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3704

Re: Camping stove

I take a very small gas stove for quick brews. For main cooking I use one made from an old tin can which burns any dry fuel to hand - twigs, leaves, pine cone etc - no fuel to carry just gather where you stop.- the only dwnside is blackened pans but made in minutes, almost no weight and no running c...
by Tinhorseman
16 Feb 2013, 4:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 388196

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I bought a Viscount Grand Prix in 1981, I paid £139 for it at Pilkingtons in Bury, it was 12 speed and with the addition of a rack I successfully used it as a touring bike for over 10 years covering many thousands of miles, the only thing I had to do was buy a better back wheel after a couple of yea...
by Tinhorseman
16 Feb 2013, 4:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords superbright leds
Replies: 21
Views: 2689

Re: Halfords superbright leds

Get a couple of these from Poundland, at least they put a proper beam out and are noticeable. I have bought a number of these lights, they are very good - and probably from the same production line as the more expensive ones, problem is the brackets are very brittle and snap easily - place them in ...
by Tinhorseman
16 Feb 2013, 3:34am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Benefits of CTC Membership??
Replies: 49
Views: 133511

Re: Benefits of CTC Membership??

After many years of membership I am considering cancelling for the following reasons 1) The magazine has gone downhill - look at it honestly and it's probably over 70% adverts.- if anyone has any from years ago then honestly compare them with today's offering - there were hours of interesting readin...