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by diapason0
26 Feb 2016, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall trip, anything fancy to see?
Replies: 25
Views: 1717

Re: Cornwall trip, anything fancy to see?

jezer wrote:I remember some years ago visiting a very interesting cycling museum somewhere on the north coast. I have a feeling it's gone now, but I may be wrong.

Sadly it has now gone. Brilliant countryside, but DO avoid riding on the A39.
by diapason0
25 Feb 2016, 7:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 2421

Re: Pannier recommendations

I've used Ortlieb or similar dry bags inside my Super Cs for complete waterproofing or keeping kit separated.
by diapason0
23 Feb 2016, 7:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 45450

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

The question is really quite simple. Do we want to be an independent, sovereign nation, making our own laws, controlling our own borders and electing our own leaders, or do we want to be ruled by an unelected, undemocratic, unaccountable, undissmissable, uncontrollable unwanted German-controlled bur...
by diapason0
15 Feb 2016, 2:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 2421

Re: Pannier recommendations

Carradice Super Cs are brilliant and last forever.
by diapason0
30 Jan 2016, 2:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what pannier bag?
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: what pannier bag?

What about a Carradice Bike Bureau. The old ones are often pretty cheap on Ebay.
by diapason0
20 Jan 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Commuting lights
Replies: 140
Views: 5274

Re: Commuting lights

I remember them well - had them for many years along with bottle dynamos and a Sturmey Archer dynohub. Delighted with my present Schmidt dynohub and IQ lamp. Am planning to get a SON rear light very soon.
by diapason0
20 Jan 2016, 4:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: oldies riding in the cold
Replies: 45
Views: 3595

Re: oldies riding in the cold

Had a short - 5 miles or so - ride through the local lanes. A couple of very steep hills. I rode one with a couple of breaks and had to walk the last few yards of the other. Loads of walkers out. It was freezing cold, but no obvious ice on the roads. I was warm enough with my thermals, Altura jersey...
by diapason0
20 Jan 2016, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: oldies riding in the cold
Replies: 45
Views: 3595

Re: oldies riding in the cold

I'm 60 in a few days, and just back on the forum - and on the bike - after a long layoff due to illness and pressures of life. I've got myself a decent bike again - Thorn - and am beginning a bit of local pottering. Rode just over 7 miles yesterday around local lanes and on the bypass - a former 'A'...
by diapason0
18 Oct 2013, 7:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Couriers to use when buying a bike
Replies: 16
Views: 3502

Re: Couriers to use when buying a bike

I have used a local courier firm in the past, but prefer the GPO/ParcelFarce. Always possible to scrounge a bike box from your LBS and simple to remove pedals, reverse handlebars etc to get it in. Use PLENTY of packing and I usually put a block of cardboard or similar between the drop outs if I have...
by diapason0
17 Oct 2013, 5:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike space reservations on trains
Replies: 23
Views: 38885

Re: Bike space reservations on trains

I'm another Bromptoneer. Having had hassle in the past, it's wonderful to just roll up, fold up and relax on the train with the Brommie cosily ensconsed in the luggage space.
by diapason0
1 Oct 2013, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent brompton seatpost
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Bent brompton seatpost

Time to sue the council :shock:
by diapason0
27 Sep 2013, 10:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What panniers are you using?
Replies: 51
Views: 7448

Re: What panniers are you using?

Used my Kelbrook satchel tonight - another great Carradice bag. It seems to swallow stacks of sheet music and books and is comfortable to wear.
by diapason0
26 Sep 2013, 10:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fixing a puncture on the road
Replies: 140
Views: 10181

Re: Fixing a puncture on the road

snibgo wrote:I

But I'm no expert. Watching a true expert is a joy: they seem to wave their arms around and the tyre and tube are off. Then another wave and the tyre and tube are on. I'm sure they also mutter "abracadabra" under their breath.


Or "hubble, bubble, toil and trouble"
by diapason0
26 Sep 2013, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What panniers are you using?
Replies: 51
Views: 7448

Re: What panniers are you using?

Got to be Carradice Super Cs! Cotton Duck is waterproof, durable and always looks good. Great company to deal with as well. +1 still use mine had them 25 years and still going strong :D They're brilliant. My Barley looks as though it came over on William the Conqueror's bike, but still does the job...
by diapason0
26 Sep 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Random Farm Camping
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Random Farm Camping

Sounds good!