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by Ank@eel
23 Oct 2016, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stomach Flu hits France Early
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Stomach Flu hits France Early

al_yrpal wrote:It strikes me practically every time I eat there. French restaurant hygene standards are crap.

Al

A rather sweeping statement. What about the thousands of visitors who enjoy delicious food and suffer no I'll effects?
by Ank@eel
26 Aug 2015, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Membership Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Thank you Gaz, I will follow this up.
by Ank@eel
25 Aug 2015, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Membership Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: CTC Membership Insurance

Hi all,

Are registered Bikeabilkity trainers covered by CTC insurance whilst instructing?
by Ank@eel
23 Sep 2014, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

When was the seatpost last adjusted? Count removal of stuck item in valuation.
by Ank@eel
15 Sep 2014, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If I was to buy a Gopro
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: If I was to buy a Gopro

Check out 7dayshop.com for SD card deals (and many other things). I have used the site many times and it has always been reliable.
by Ank@eel
15 Aug 2014, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repainting a Dynatech
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Repainting a Dynatech

Rolls Royce used to (may still) tumble "Sprit of Ecstacy" radiator mascots in walnut shells to remove the casting nibs. But quite how you would blast something with the shells is a mystery.
by Ank@eel
22 Jul 2014, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cherbourg - Poitiers - Route Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: Cherbourg - Poitiers - Route Suggestions

http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Routes, put in the start aand finish points and click on the cycle icon and you will get a very thorough route guidance using back roads and voies verte where applicable. have a good trip.
by Ank@eel
17 Jul 2014, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling a Thule Bike rack
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: Selling a Thule Bike rack

These look pretty universal to me, I have had similar carriers and they are adaptable to most hatchbacks or estates. Offer them for sale on the forum, I am sure they will sell (if the price is right).
by Ank@eel
14 Jul 2014, 3:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dried ready meals …
Replies: 28
Views: 12164

Re: Dried ready meals …

Sainsbury's packet couscous, (68p last time I looked, various flavours) add boiling water, simmer for one minute, turn heat off, cover and leave for four minutes, fluff up with a fork. Add your favourite tinned fish for nourishment and flavour and bob's your uncle.
by Ank@eel
14 Jul 2014, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring coincidences
Replies: 22
Views: 3998

Re: Cycle touring coincidences

Whilst living in the village of Sommieres in south west France I was sitting outside a bar when a battered 2CV stopped and four Australians alighted. We got to meet and they had come to France to do the vendange. We had room in our smallholding and billetted them. After a number of days one of the g...
by Ank@eel
8 Jul 2014, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Allen Bolts V Cross Head screws
Replies: 26
Views: 2996

Re: Allen Bolts V Cross Head screws

Excellent suppliert http://www.tightenup.co.uk/ in Twickenham, Middlesex.
by Ank@eel
13 May 2014, 2:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Biopace chainrings
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

Re: Biopace chainrings

They put'em on TdF bikes these days, I guess that must mean something. I have them on an old steel Rockhopper in touring guise, can't say they turn me into a Wiggo.
by Ank@eel
11 Apr 2014, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3-in-0ne oil
Replies: 44
Views: 2869

Re: 3-in-0ne oil

My elder brothers would marinade their motorcycle chains in a billycan of grease on the stove (with care obviously). This was based on their military experiences, one in the REME, the other a fitter in the RAF. For my bicycles I dunked a cleaned chain in melted parafin wax in a coffee can on the sto...
by Ank@eel
2 Oct 2013, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What panniers are you using?
Replies: 51
Views: 7174

Re: What panniers are you using?

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by Ank@eel
30 Sep 2013, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What panniers are you using?
Replies: 51
Views: 7174

Re: What panniers are you using?

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