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by BE1
3 Jun 2017, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 54
Views: 22764

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike frame

Hi Fat Boy Riding, has been a long time. After your help and advice, I started my ALAN project. After a lot of money efforts, I finished the bike the last year, in fact I ran with my Alan "La pedals de clip" a kind of Eroica race but in Catalonia. Since I finished the project I have done a...
by BE1
4 Apr 2016, 8:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: iPhone app for European campsites
Replies: 25
Views: 1405

Re: iPhone app for European campsites

andymiller wrote:[quote="doodah"

Oh and I don't know if I'm allowed to suggest this, but there's a guy called Vernon who visits CycleChat who seems to have done the further reaches of eurovelo 6. It might be worth seeing if you can contact him.


Sadly, Vernon is no longer with us, but would no doubt encourage doodah to just jump on his bike and sample as much, tarte, kuchen, strudel, burek and pita as he can :)
by BE1
6 Feb 2016, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton touring in Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

Not with a Brompton, but Belgium is a good place to Tour and you will find lots of general advice on this forum if you play around with the search function.

Once you get a general idea and have more specific questions there are many on here who will be happy to help :D
by BE1
27 Dec 2015, 8:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where can I get a decent jacket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: Where can I get a decent jacket?

Thanks for the replies folks. Waterproof jacket and trousers are already in the panniers, I have a pearl izuma cycling jersey which isn't that windproof but did the job, but unfortunately I'm a bit too chubby for it now. I like the look of this one in navy but figured it's probably quite heavy and ...
by BE1
6 Dec 2015, 2:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Good quality tent
Replies: 60
Views: 4322

Re: Good quality tent



Just for you or for sharing? If the later I would be tempted by the Lodge 2 which Blacks have for £89 (and possibly another 10 off if today's discount applied to already reduced stock)
by BE1
29 Nov 2015, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New touring tyre tests – good early showing by Schwalbe
Replies: 69
Views: 4064

Re: New touring tyre tests – good early showing by Schwalbe

Not all "rough" surfaces are "bumpy". Many roads in Ireland are constructed with a top dressing of loose clippings rolled into the Tarmac. This is not terribly bumpy but is very rough and on occasion I have lost speed on shallow downhills. Under these conditions my ill informed g...
by BE1
23 Nov 2015, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Magazines....
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Magazines....

Mountain bike UK is for the "kidz" as is reflected in the language and the ads, avoid unless it is delivered in a plain envelope :wink:
by BE1
21 Nov 2015, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Ireland
Replies: 64
Views: 4388

Re: Touring in Ireland

I have used the Tim Cooper cycling in Ireland book as a source of inspiration, and well planned routes, on numerous occasions http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycle-Touring-Ireland-Cicerone-Guides/dp/1852845627/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448102956&sr=8-1&keywords=Cycle+touring+in+Ireland There are a...
by BE1
6 May 2015, 9:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling Magazines
Replies: 29
Views: 14279

Re: Cycling Magazines

There is an increasing number of on-line or downloadable publications.

Here are a couple which, while being very different from each other, operate outside the tried and tested formats of the big publishers

http://www.velovision.com

http://www.theridejournal.com
by BE1
15 Apr 2015, 7:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: old tent
Replies: 15
Views: 4401

Re: old tent

I have a Tramp1 :D But it has been a long time since it has been pitched anywhere except mt garden as a play tent :( I bought mine in the mid 1980s, I had wanted a Saunders spacepacker, but it was a little out of my price range. The Tramp is fine for one but very tight for 2 ( kit outside in a survi...
by BE1
11 Apr 2015, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Aesthetics
Replies: 51
Views: 8705

Re: Bike Aesthetics

I am guess you have ordered Shimano A530s as the pedals, if so are they the silver or black ones? If silver and given a silver seatpost and chainset I would go for silver racks. Thereafter accent colour: black or blue.On the subject of which http://www.wiggle.com/token-bling-box-for-road-tk691tk692/...
by BE1
31 Mar 2015, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London beginner
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: London beginner

Welcome :) With the North Downs and the Surrey hills within striking distance you have some fine rides available to you. South West London CTC http://www.cyclingswlondon.org.uk do a lot of rides in that part of the world, you may want to join one or two and see if it is for you. Good luck with the c...
by BE1
3 Mar 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgian bike security
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Belgian bike security

Does anyone know if there are guarded bike parks in Belgian cities as there are in Netherlands cities? Especially Antwerp and Brussels. And also Luxembourg, though it's not in Belgium of course. Following on from Vorpal, Antwerp main station has a very large underground cycle park. The main train s...
by BE1
3 Mar 2015, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Zeebrugge to 'south of Brussels'
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Zeebrugge to 'south of Brussels'

South From Brussels there is also the RAVeL network of paths.

http://ravel.wallonie.be/opencms/opencms/fr
by BE1
1 Dec 2014, 7:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92649

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Mick F wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:MickF - Media reports suggest that he was on his way to his club and was already late.
Do we know which club and how far?

With hindsight, he may have done better by just running. :lol:


Funnily enough, It was the Carlton Club :D