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by Fratercula
5 Aug 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: CUK Price change.
Replies: 70
Views: 2341

Re: CUK Price change.

The proposed changes appear nonsensical and I cannot see how increasing charges can be seen as making "significant changes to our membership offer and structure to grow significantly". It is of interest that the resolution makes no reference to implementation subject to AGM approval. This ...
by Fratercula
5 Aug 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded

I fully agree with the statements being made here, especially in respect of the FOIA issue. CUK management is so out of touch with the rank and file of its members that it can have no concept of how hard it is to deal with a Local Authority following an accident related to the condition of the highw...
by Fratercula
9 Feb 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thorn Raven Tour - alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 5005

Re: Thorn Raven Tour - alternatives

Koga Signature beautifully finished super range of kit. It uses Rolhoff OEM drop outs rather than an eccentric crank which slightly changes your position on the bike. Great service from Cyclesense
by Fratercula
9 Feb 2012, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendations for waterproof gloves for touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Recommendations for waterproof gloves for touring

Sealskinz similar to their socks wear with a thin under glove if you need a bit more warmth. Cotswold Camping stocks them and CTC members get 15% off
by Fratercula
9 Feb 2012, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Nomad
Replies: 29
Views: 9467

Re: Dawes Nomad

The Alfine hub has a limited gear range there are lots of reviews (http://www.cyclechat.net/threads/rohloff-response-shimano-11-fach-alfine.64742/) has one. I recently spoke to Dave at Cyclesense in Tadcaster who has been riding an Alfine Koga through the winter. He tells me he would not consider it...
by Fratercula
9 Feb 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland, must do routes.
Replies: 32
Views: 11150

Re: Scotland, must do routes.

I would second Barra to Lewis with a return via Skye. This links nicely with rail to Oban and back from Malaig (the latter being voted one of the best 5 train journeys in the world). The wind can be an absolute beast but on a calm summers evening with the scent of the sea and the machair, corncrakes...
by Fratercula
9 Feb 2012, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight fishing gear for cycle touring
Replies: 16
Views: 2337

Re: Lightweight fishing gear for cycle touring

I carry an 8' Orvis 6 piece fly rod, matched to a #6 Marquis reel and floating line. In addition to a small box of my favourite flies I carry a sink tip attachment. The rod fits neatly under the cross bar I hold it in place with Velcro tapes. Tight lines!
by Fratercula
3 Oct 2011, 9:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog at 70
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: LeJog at 70

Well done, no really well done
by Fratercula
8 Jun 2011, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leaving bike overnight when camping?
Replies: 39
Views: 6450

Re: Leaving bike overnight when camping?

To reiterate: 1) Ask the owner (if on a site) I have always found them to be helpful 2) I lock mine to a tree, picnic table, fence etc, with D Lock and Cable (bugger the weight its better than having to walk home) 3) I also have an alarm lock (from Homebase) that emits 100db of head splitting noise....
by Fratercula
8 Jun 2011, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Panniers or trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Panniers or trailer?

If you want a secondhand Bob Yak drop me a PM. I bought one to fit on my Koga World Traveller, it (the bike) has lugs on the drop out that mean it won't fit. The Bob is in good condition used once for a three week tour by the previous owner. Sad really I was looking forward to towing it.
by Fratercula
8 Jun 2011, 10:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cyclesense in Tadcaster, Yorkshire
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Cyclesense in Tadcaster, Yorkshire

I bought my Koga Signature from Tadcaster, service was exceptional, well informed staff, competent mechanic. They have a great range I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Subsequently have used them twice for bits and bobs service has been second to none fast delivery and good prices.
by Fratercula
22 May 2011, 10:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Best bit of camping equipment for under £125?
Replies: 54
Views: 7384

Re: Best bit of camping equipment for under £125?

Thermarest
Thermarest pillow (amazing)
Silk sleeping bag liner
Two poly bags to put over your feet when putting dry feet into wet shoes
Platypus water carrier (Taunton Leisure stock them)
Ortlieb bowl for ablutiuons and washing up.
by Fratercula
22 May 2011, 9:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lets do it!
Replies: 22
Views: 1910

Re: Lets do it!

Yo've sturred up an hornets nest ayn't yo? Bars are a matter of choice, if you are hauling panniers and bar bags you'll have the aerodynamics of a fridge, comfort is more important. Butterfly bars provide many different positions, and despite comments you will come across elsewhere don't cause probl...
by Fratercula
22 May 2011, 9:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Solar phone chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Solar phone chargers

I have a Power Monkey its good. In use I keep the solar panels in the map case of my Ortlieb bar bag, in October in the Western Isles it maintained the charge in my Iphone, without having to rely on "borrowing"power in cafes
by Fratercula
18 Jan 2011, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to look for on a new touring bike.
Replies: 36
Views: 3867

Re: What to look for on a new touring bike.

Cyclesense in Tadcaster has a wide range of stock, great after service and stocks Koga who have some really good and fully equipped "off the peg" bikes in their range, might be worth looking