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by b1ke
15 Oct 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: No longer for sale - Project Cargo Bike
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Project Cargo Bike for sale (Price reduced)

platypus_ wrote:Hi, very interested in this. Can you send me a message to discuss further? I can't message you yet.


Hi, I've sent you a PM.
by b1ke
8 Oct 2019, 11:35am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: No longer for sale - Project Cargo Bike
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Cargo bike for sale (project)

Price drop to £150 ono, collection only
by b1ke
3 Oct 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: No longer for sale - Project Cargo Bike
Replies: 4
Views: 619

No longer for sale - Project Cargo Bike

Long John style cargo bike for sale. This is a home build which I bought on ebay and had strengthened with gussets and an additional centre beam under the cargo platform. Spray painted in smooth hammerite which is pretty durable and readily available. Aluminium checker plate load platform. Seatpost ...
by b1ke
8 Sep 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dogs on Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Dogs on Wheels

Some advice here from Cycling Gypsies>> https://cyclinggypsies.wordpress.com/dogs-on-bikes/
by b1ke
15 Aug 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

Re: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?

There's an electric regional railway that runs across the north coast of Spain, starting in Hendaye. Not the fastest, but if you're not in a rush, worth considering. I've caught it west of Santander and enjoyed it. No problem with my bike. More info here>> http://www.maint.com/GreenSpain/ Looks like...
by b1ke
14 Jul 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for cycling to Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Tips for cycling to Paris

+1 for the Avenue Verte.

Regarding trains, no problem with the bike from Paris to Dieppe. You'll probably need to change at Rouen.
by b1ke
26 Jun 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet

A footprint only works so long as the water doesn't get on top of it. Fabsil, and the various Nikwax options, are about adding water repellency rather than the continuous film that you'd need to resist the pressure of kneeling on soggy ground. To add another layer of coating to an existing tent flo...
by b1ke
26 Jun 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re-proofing a tent groundsheet

The groundsheet on my Saunders tent is letting moisture through. I think the coating's degraded. I don't want to landfill it, so am looking for something to reproof it. Looking online, Fabsil seems to be a popular choice for tents. Does anyone have any experience of how effective this is on a PU coa...
by b1ke
12 Jun 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ...maps advice please, Voies vertes etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Re: Brittany ...maps advice please, Voies vertes etc

I was in France in February and picked up a decent map from tourist info for free that covered Brittany. I was riding the Velodysee and did the whole thing with free regional and city maps. They had sufficient detail for my needs.
by b1ke
28 Feb 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3627

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Where did you get maps from, tourist offices in local towns? Yes, Tourist Information for the maps. It's sometimes possible to get maps for more than one region in some of the bigger towns. Also worth picking up are the town maps. They tend to include cycle routes and have helped me find the right ...
by b1ke
27 Feb 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3627

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

I'm on the route at the moment. Having a day off in La Rochelle. Lovely city and well worth a visit. I joined the Velodyssee at Redon after sailing to St Malo and pedaling down. So far the riding has been gentle. I've really enjoyed the coastline stretches. Signposting is good so rarely any need to ...
by b1ke
31 Jan 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flixbus
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: Flixbus

They will take bikes on racks attached to the outside of the bus between March and November, as I understand it, but double check on their site. It also mentions taking full sized bikes in the hold if they're in a bag. I had problems with this when I booked a couple of years ago. I got conflicting i...
by b1ke
5 Nov 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 63
Views: 5906

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

I'm about to start work on a cargo bike which I intend to electrify. I was wondering how your set up works, particularly on hills. I'm thinking of fitting a Woosh 48V rear hub. Anything you can share with me of your experience would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ian I've been using this bike to t...
by b1ke
3 Nov 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 63
Views: 5906

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

My Long John style cargo bike fitted with a Heinzmann 36v motor and loaded up with recycling.

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