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by AlanP
19 Nov 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes in Crete
Replies: 3
Views: 795

eBikes in Crete

We're the fortunate owners of a small property in Eastern Crete (2 rooms and a goatshed!) and we've had bikes out there and managed to handle the (easier) hills Ok but age is creeping up on me and it's time to look at eBikes and now that I'm retired we can spend more time out there and I'd like to c...
by AlanP
4 Aug 2016, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame builder in Norwich area
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Frame builder in Norwich area

Yeah, carbon fibre recumbent sounds like fun but not quite what I'm after. I've come up with 3 names using google - Exigo, Angus Taylor and Limit Fabrications. I've sent off queries to each of these to see if they're interested in this sort of work. Judging by the web sites Angus Taylor looks more l...
by AlanP
4 Aug 2016, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame builder in Norwich area
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Frame builder in Norwich area

I'd like to get my original Dawes Galaxy (c. 1975) frame modified and resprayed.

Does anyone have any recommendations for frame builders in the Norwich area?
by AlanP
3 Jul 2009, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any info on the quality of Orient cycles (Greek mfct)
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Any info on the quality of Orient cycles (Greek mfct)

We have a small apt in Crete and while over there recently we found a shop in the local town selling bicycles made by a company called Orient. Googling for them shows them to be a cycle manufacturer based in Greece. I'd like to have a bike in Crete and the choice is either to send one out or buy one...
by AlanP
22 Jun 2007, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 30
Views: 5098

In this part of the world (Norfolk) most punctures are from tiny pieces of flint. I'm riding an old (30yr) Dawes Super Galaxy with cheapo 27x1.75" road tyres pumped up good and hard and get very few punctures. The secret? Flint catchers (or nail pullers or maybe tyre savers). They're just bits ...