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by chocjohn9
23 Jul 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Belgium??

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As a guide, people in the French region aren't half as good at English as the people in the Flemish region.

Tangled Metal wrote: Anyone tried the cycle path through the water or on the trees yet? We're planning on checking them out.

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by chocjohn9
23 Jul 2019, 7:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Belgium??

Where there is a cycle path you have to use it. Signage or no signage. If you don't cars will pap and/or drive close to you as a "well, you shouldn't be there" warning. Nice :shock: Language wise, this section is in the Flemish region, so Flemish/Dutch is spoken but you will easily get by ...
by chocjohn9
22 Jul 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium??
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: Belgium??

There are decent cycle paths everywhere in Belgium. :D Even through farmers fields. Here is a good starting reference point - http://www.fietsroute.org/cycling/national-cycle-routes Almost all canals have cycle paths next to them. Cars acknowledge your existence too..... but where there is a cycle p...
by chocjohn9
22 Jul 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: Flanders

This link might be interesting for you -

http://www.fietsroute.org/cycling/great ... y-flanders
by chocjohn9
14 Jun 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 22
Views: 811

Cycle to work scheme - £1000 limit is no more

This is from road.cc It's now official that Cycle to Work schemes in the UK will allow you to fill your boots with bikes and gear worth over £1,000, following the release of new guidance from the Department of Transport... The gist of it was that the updated guidance will allow for the purchase of e...
by chocjohn9
30 Mar 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great War Remembrance Brevet. 11 May. Belgium.
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Great War Remembrance Brevet. 11 May. Belgium.

Just wanted to highlight this 400k BRM ride - a PBP qualifier! - in Belgium. http://www.randonneurs.be/page/23-oudenburg-400 Entry is €7. No need to pre-book. Simply turn up on the day. Start/End point - Café de Sportvriend – Dorpstraat 67 – Oudenburg (Ettelgem). This is 56 km from Dunkerque (Dunkir...
by chocjohn9
20 Oct 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can I buy reynolds 520 sticker?
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Can I buy reynolds 520 sticker?

I resprayed a bike once and needed a 853 stricker. I called Reynolds and they asked me for the name and make of bike before sending me ONE for my frame. I do understand this though.

I passed their test and paid £10+postage. :shock:
by chocjohn9
20 Oct 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: 26" disc fork?

A Thorn 26 nomad fork in black is on sjs for £140 and is available. (In the current fork section)

I would call Winstanley before buying online there. A few times I've got excited before my hopes were dashed.
by chocjohn9
28 Sep 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 89
Views: 3487

Halfords is looking to buy Evans

Evans is apparently looking for a buyer and has received a number of offers, including one from Halfords. This is because Evans needs a whopping £10 million to keep going :shock: I can't say I'm too surprised. In the internet age, prices are cut throat whilst unlike others, they have a huge retail e...
by chocjohn9
17 Jul 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which touring bike . .again probably !
Replies: 37
Views: 1833

Re: Which touring bike . .again probably !

+1 for a Spa audax or tourer. Under Budget. They are the go-to place for wheels so ask them to make you a really decent set, possibly with a dynamo hub.

You will not be disappointed.
by chocjohn9
17 Jul 2018, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 54
Views: 3797

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Once the train stops and you in the seated transit van with trailer, disembark, there is a drive to the drop off point. You jump out and the bike is taken off the trailer. 10 mins max.
by chocjohn9
17 Jul 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Bike Works?
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Oxford Bike Works?

How's about this https://www.ridgeback.co.uk/bikes/touring/world/expedition Breton bikes started a long thread about these. Also, consider this - excellent spec for the price. Popular on the Continent and available in Cambridge (from memory!) https://www.fahrradmanufaktur.de/en/katalog/expedition-20...
by chocjohn9
2 Jul 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 54
Views: 3797

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

The eurotunnel service is good, no question, but last time i checked it only ran twice a day in each direction. 10am ish and 4pm ish. Meanwhile you can simply turn up and pay £20 and go on the next ferry. Once i remember puncturing and having to really having to bolt for it to catch the eurotunnel, ...
by chocjohn9
5 Apr 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leaving a Bike In Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

If you find yourself in Belgium and needing to get home, then you can leave the bike/equipment with me. PM me for address/contact details.
by chocjohn9
18 Mar 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changes to aluminum frames?
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Changes to aluminum frames?

Thanks for everyones input. I agree that comparing exactly the same, for example, aluminium and steel frames is near as impossible. I can not think of any manufacturer who makes both. Once I bought a Condor Heritage and Tempo. Almost the same - except for the wheels which taught me that wheels make ...