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by alimck
10 Apr 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Insuring an e-bike
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Insuring an e-bike

Thanks guys! I've gone with my household contents insurance (Halifax) against theft/loss/damage, new for old, inc. liability. I got quotes from specific cycle insurance companies but they were much more expensive and also required proof of purchase of a Sold Secure D lock to use away from home, wher...
by alimck
7 Apr 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Insuring an e-bike
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Insuring an e-bike

I have a Cube Access Hybrid Race 500 off-road/trail e-bike. Can anyone advise re insuring it, or is there anything I need to beware of?
by alimck
15 Nov 2017, 12:03pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Power surge problems
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Power surge problems

That's interesting, thanks! I've just recharged the battery and now it gives me extra assist on EMTB when I switch to it WITHOUT me having to pedal harder to get it. This is how it behaved when I first had it, so I wonder if the full battery helps? It shouldn't be the case though. Until I recharged ...
by alimck
11 Nov 2017, 11:29am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Power surge problems
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Power surge problems

I'm a 67-year-old female with newly-arthritic knees. I've been riding a flat-bar hybrid on the road, with occasional off-road sorties on a heavier trail bike. I recently bought an electric offroad/hybrid bike. I test-rode several at the NEC Cycle Show. On my bike's first outing the four power surges...
by alimck
25 Oct 2017, 6:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Replies: 38
Views: 6548

Re: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis

I recently had a bout of diverticulitis which as in your case was sorted with IV antibiotics then oral antibiotics. Until I had a colonoscopy shortly afterwards, I'd had no idea I had underlying diverticulosis. (I've been told that 60% of over-60's have it but don't know unless it flares up) It's re...
by alimck
23 Oct 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrying a pump on bike without attachment points
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Carrying a pump on bike without attachment points

I've just bought a Cube electric off-road bike (bad knees) There is no attachment point for a pump or bottle cage on the small frame sizes, only on the larger ones. I've had a look online for Velcro-strap-type things for the pump (not so bothered about the bottle) but one review said it would only w...
by alimck
15 Sep 2017, 5:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommended Campsites Norfolk?
Replies: 38
Views: 2389

Re: Recommended Campsites Norfolk?

We like Deer's Glade, 6 miles south of Cromer just off the A140 to Norwich
by alimck
1 Aug 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: campsite bike locking point
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

campsite bike locking point

Can anyone suggest something I could lock a bike to if I'm not near a fence, rail etc on a campsite? My tent's too small to take a bike, especially when I'm in it myself. I once read something somewhere about something which screwed into the ground to attach a dog lead to.
by alimck
16 Jul 2016, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arm warmers for skinny arms.
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Arm warmers for skinny arms.

Mine slide down too but I got some cheapo ones from Aldi and sewed them smaller on a sewing machine. Turned them inside out with the seam at the side, started at the elbow sewing on the existing seam then increased the margin until at the top it was about 1" or so. that means they were reduced ...
by alimck
23 Jun 2015, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breathable ladies cycle jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Breathable ladies cycle jacket

If you want a bit warmer and more breathable than Goretex you could do a lot worse than Paramo stuff. They're doing stuff aimed at bikes now, and have heard of ladies too! Thanks -- I've had a look at Paramo but they all seem to have hoods and I couldn't find any aimed at bikes. Do you know of a mo...
by alimck
23 Jun 2015, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breathable ladies cycle jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Breathable cycle jacket

Can anyone recommend a good jacket? Full zip front, windproof, showerproof with a little warmth -- but most of all, really breathable? I have a Gore Bike Wear Gortex one which is fine, but I'd like one in a slightly 'cosier' fabric. I've tried cheap ones which claim to be 'breathable' but aren't, (m...
by alimck
19 Feb 2015, 10:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Belgian trains
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Bikes on Belgian trains

On a forthcoming Belgian tour with friends I may need to take my bike on a train or trains if my knees play up. I've read the trains are bike-friendly, but are there any things I need to be aware of?
by alimck
30 May 2014, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommended cycle tour companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

Re: Recommended cycle tour companies?

Thanks for that John. I have toured solo though, (64 year old female) but find it a bit lonely!
by alimck
30 May 2014, 1:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommended cycle tour companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

Recommended cycle tour companies?

I want to do a guided supported tour in France, ideally to include the Carmargue, starting from Avignon or Nimes or thereabouts and not too challenging re distances and climbs per day. Can anyone recommend a good UK company?
by alimck
3 Mar 2013, 7:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: C2C train access
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

C2C train access

I will be doing the C2C from Whitehaven and note from its site that on trains from Carlisle to Whitehaven only two bikes are allowed and that they are non-reservable. Is this rule strictly adhered to? Plus, at the other end how easy is it to get me and the bike to Newcastle on Tyne to get a train ho...