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by David F
19 Feb 2021, 2:54pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice Super C front/universal panniers
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Carradice Super C front/universal panniers

A pair of Super Cs bought as slight seconds directly from Carradice' factory. The panniers are not quite identical as there are minor differences in the detailing. One pannier only trialled for fit, the other not used at all. £45 packed and posted.
David F
by David F
24 Jan 2021, 7:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1326
Views: 32398

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

I understand the urgency behind the Covid vaccination programme, but I am concerned about the lack of information available to those people who might experience an unhelpful response to the vaccine. A number of years ago, and without any warning, I was struck down with inflammatory arthritis. It was...
by David F
9 Mar 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Floor plan graphic
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Floor plan graphic

In a recent thread, someone included in a post a floor plan with a disproportionately large garage as a way of representing the amount of urban space given over to vehicles. I'd like to look at the image again but I can't find it. Could anyone tell me which topic to look under?
Thank you,
David F
by David F
26 Jul 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: B and B recommendations near Newton Stewart
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

B and B recommendations near Newton Stewart

I'm planning to spend a few days cycling in Galloway, and I'm having a change from camping. So, has anyone any recent experience of b and b providers in the area? Just for one person, and with secure overnight bike storage as the main requirement. Thanks for any suggestions.
David
by David F
16 Mar 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor sleeping bag liner
Replies: 16
Views: 884

Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor sleeping bag liner

Has anyone any experience with these liners? My current sleeping bag could do with being warmer for comfortable use in Spring and Autumn. As I would prefer to avoid the expense of a new sleeping bag at the present time, I wondered what benefit I might gain from a sleeping bag liner. I must confess, ...
by David F
1 Mar 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cafes & Routes around Middleton in Teesdale
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Cafes & Routes around Middleton in Teesdale

I enjoyed some really good rides from Middleton when I spent a few days there last August. I based my trips around Simon Warren's "Great British Cycle Climbs" books, and included Crawleyside, Peat Fell, Dowgang Hush, and Chapel Fell amongst others. A lot of the roads were much quieter than...
by David F
13 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Passwords

Having forgotten my password, I was sent a new one made up of mix of thirteen randomly selected numbers and upper case letters. How do I now go about converting my new password into one that I have a better chance of remembering?
Thanks for any suggestions.
David F
by David F
27 Nov 2018, 9:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3315

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2018

I don't watch Dr Who so I haven't seen the episode in question. A few weeks ago though, whilst on a ride in Bowland, I chanced upon a crew which I think was filming for the series. I didn't stop to investigate, but the location was close to Burrholme Bridge, just south of Dunsop Bridge. Anyone who k...
by David F
5 Jul 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Eco-friendly tent
Replies: 33
Views: 2037

Re: Eco-friendly tent

Ossie, Many outdoors people think they're oh-so-green but much of their kit is petrochemical based, and it goes to landfill at the end of its useful life. Some manufacturers try to do better: Paramo, Golite and Big Agnes, for example. If consumers don't ask for better then they'll never get better. ...
by David F
5 Jul 2018, 9:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Eco-friendly tent
Replies: 33
Views: 2037

Re: Eco-friendly tent

I said that I'd like a tent made to good ecological standards. To me, that's a catchall term which embraces all the facets of the manufacturing process: sourcing of raw materials, environmental impact, treatment of workers, arrangements for end-of-life disposal of the item etc.I really don't think I...
by David F
5 Jul 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Eco-friendly tent
Replies: 33
Views: 2037

Eco-friendly tent

As the title suggests, could anyone point me towards a tent made to good ecological standards. I'm looking for a 1-2 man tent for use in conjunction with bikepacking. Apart from reasonably light weight and smallish packed size, I would prefer an outer first assembly style. Thanks for any suggestions...
by David F
17 Apr 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 6232

Disposal of used tyres

Has anyone found a "green" way of disposing of worn or damaged tyres? There must be something better than just putting them out with general household waste. I'm sure some people put them to other uses but that's not what I'm asking, I want to find a way to get my discarded tyres into an a...
by David F
11 Apr 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Narrow handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Narrow handlebars

Does anyone know of a source for narrow bars? I'm fairly slight, and I'd like some 38cm c-to-c by 26mm drops but my searches haven't turned up any with these dimensions. 40cm seems to be the minimum for normal road bars currently.
Thanks for any leads.
David F
by David F
5 Apr 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll

I wonder whether anyone has tried to use this route recently. I've read that it has been used by cyclists, but I would be attempting the trip on a loaded tourer. Is that likely to be possible or is it a. mountain bike only undertaking? Thanks for any comments, I'm trying to plan a route from Campbel...
by David F
26 Mar 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Age of an Ellis Briggs frame
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Re: Age of an Ellis Briggs frame

What a bizarre comment from cyclemad! Purely out of interest, I would like to know the age of my E B frame, but it isn't critical. Where's the fault in that? I'm beginning to think it's time I Ieft this forum.
David F