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by simonineaston
30 Aug 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2993

Re: Lady pedestrian fighting for life following ebike hit and run

Hope to goodness she's alright but it reads like she's badly injured... my fear (as a very happy user of an electric bike and habitual stopper-at-red-lights) is the inevitable & growing knee-jerk reaction, both from the public and the press, against e-bikes & their users. The article in The ...
by simonineaston
22 Mar 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route planning website - Vox Pop.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Route planning website - Vox Pop.

Cheers, folks - I'll give BikeHike a whirl!
by simonineaston
22 Mar 2018, 7:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route planning website - Vox Pop.
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Route planning website - Vox Pop.

Hi folks, as the anniversay of my purchasing the "premium" version of Satmap's Xpedition turns, I've edecided not to renew. It's continual relience on Silverlight presents challenges and I'm fed up with other minor annoyances which have plagued the software ever since I can remember. I lov...
by simonineaston
1 Jan 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bikes - do you secretly want one?
Replies: 130
Views: 8363

Re: E bikes - do you secretly want one?

What kind of distances can these people do on their e-bikes?
I simply use my Brompton nano for the week-day journey to and fro' the railway stations, which is a total of 7 miles a day, for which it is Jolly Good! :D
by simonineaston
31 Dec 2017, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Co-Op home insurance, with cycling options
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Co-Op home insurance, with cycling options

Thanks folks, helpful replies :-) I'm going to give the Co-Op another go, and ask them for a quote. BTW there was an interesting segment on comparison sites on Moneybox y'day. Well worth a listen on catch up, if you care about that sort of thing... they're certainly not the straightforward way to ge...
by simonineaston
29 Dec 2017, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Bike collection - disposal advice

Thanks for all the ideas, folks. I'll distill them and pass on to the person concerned.
by simonineaston
28 Dec 2017, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Bike collection - disposal advice

More info on the bikes would help. I think that's the next step - I should pop round to friend's pa's place and itemise the collection - as you point out, it's one of life's paradoxes, that a much-loved collection which formed the centre of the deceased's life and pasttime, can be seen by disintere...
by simonineaston
28 Dec 2017, 9:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike collection - disposal advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Bike collection - disposal advice

A friend lost her dad recently, after a short illness. Pa was a keen cyclist, right up 'till his illness and had a modest collection of quality cycles, spares and memorabilia. Do readers of this forum have any advice about disposal of said items? Friend is keen that the collection should go to someb...
by simonineaston
19 Dec 2017, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Co-Op home insurance, with cycling options
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Co-Op home insurance, with cycling options

Going back a couple of decades, when I first started to cycle-tour, I bought insurance from the Co-Op, based, I think, on advice from this very forum! This was back when the representative came to the customer's house...!! Renewing my car insurance last week, I was tempted to get a quote from their ...
by simonineaston
13 Oct 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc
Replies: 68
Views: 2577

Re: Glasses, Contact Lenses, Cycling etc

Just re-read through this post, looking for tips on buying Varifocal spex. and thought I'd comment as per the original invitation. Since my eye-sight started to deteriorate, due to age, I've: 1. started to use a pair of spex. with a prescription for driving, which work really well - they stay in the...
by simonineaston
19 Sep 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Tyres & Tubes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Moulton Tyres & Tubes ?

I am struggling to get the right size winter tyres ( or just decent tyres ) & tubes... Bearing in mind that 406 is one of the commonest wheel sizes for hpv / trikes so if you find a specialist supplier of tyres to the hpv sector you should be spoilt for choice! :D Here's an example: http://www....
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Shimano xt cassette - why the separate bits?

shifting, shafting - wha's it matter so long as all the bits click together nicely... :-)
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain for 60s Moulton
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Chain for 60s Moulton

Not very helpfully for you, I can't remember what I used to do about buying chains for my several F frame Moultons, amongst which is one with a fairly big chain wheel. This is my own Speed look-a-like, which I decided to fit with a souped-up SA hub while I fitted a spare rear fork with a six speed w...
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A really good weatherproof jacket
Replies: 43
Views: 2842

Re: A really good weatherproof jacket

I've been collecting together stuff for a trip I'm planning which involves a '64 Moulton and some matching vintage kit. I'll be visiting a selected group of England's churches, the route being based on the churches listed in Simon Jenkin's book. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Englands-Thousand-Churches-Si...
by simonineaston
18 Sep 2017, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Sturmey Archer X-RF8 - cable pull

Sounds like a plan, Brucey. Thanks.
BTW, anyone interested in this hub should see this rather good video on YouTube, which explains pretty well how it works. https://youtu.be/kJIh64i9IAY