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by awparker
10 Feb 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

I had a similar situation here in the UK a few years ago when my Brompton was dropped by luggage handlers at a coach company. At the time I had to buy a new rack but still have the old one in my spares box. If I remember correctly it was a lug on the casting that broke and the stays are intact If yo...
by awparker
13 Jan 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Along the Thames - upstream from Richmond
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Along the Thames - upstream from Richmond

Thank you for all the helpful replies.

I have now managed to reconcile the different information from the various sources.

Planning to read "Three men in a boat" again before I go.

Alan
by awparker
12 Jan 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Along the Thames - upstream from Richmond
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Along the Thames - upstream from Richmond

In a fortnight's time I hope to have a day out on my Brompton, starting from Richmond station and following the Thames upstream and then a train back to central London. How far I get just depends on how the day goes. Having looked at a number of maps (Tfl and OS) and searching a number of websites (...
by awparker
30 Jul 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom disability adaptations for bike
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Custom disability adaptations for bike

The charity REMAP (http://www.remap.org.uk) has local branches in many areas of the country and aims to provide custom made items, free of charge, for people with a variety of disabilities - not just cycling. I suggest you visit the website above which will direct you to your local group. Alan Parke...
by awparker
29 May 2018, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Car Parking Ardrossan
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Car Parking Ardrossan

This is a rather belated reply as my wife and I have just returned from an excellent holiday, including some cycling, on the Isle of Arran. A comment was made about the Co-op shops having a monopoly and hence increased prices. This has not been our experience. The Co-op shops in both Brodick and Lam...
by awparker
2 Nov 2017, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?

Glad it worked out for you.

For future reference I think that there is break in the hourly ferry service at 1pm from Port Appin. This fact made me speed down from the cycle track near Castle Stalker in order to avoid a 2hr wait on the jetty.

Alan
by awparker
29 Oct 2017, 8:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?

PS Do post to let us know how you get on

AWP
by awparker
29 Oct 2017, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?

Just a further thought. One advert for the ferry timetable said that the phone would only be manned when the ferry was moored on the mainland so you may need to time your contact carefully. Enjoy Lismore it was great.

Alan
by awparker
28 Oct 2017, 7:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Oban - Port Appin - Lismore route - on a trike ?

I am just back from a weekend in Oban and did exactly this route. As previous posters have said it is quite a small ferry and I do not think you could get a trike on board. On this trip there were 6 bikes including my Brompton. All of these were lifted on by the crew into the wheel house before the ...
by awparker
27 Jul 2017, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd Handle Bars for Odd Arms
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Odd Handle Bars for Odd Arms

If you are unable to find a commercial solution you could try approaching the charity Remap. (I volunteer with my local group). Remap is a national charity that uses local volunteers, often retired engineers, technicians or those with good DIY skills, to manufacture or modify equipment to meet parti...
by awparker
3 Jul 2017, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bay Way
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Bay Way

I too can recommend this route which I did (partly) earlier this year. It is mapped and signed as NCN 700 and Sustrans(?) produces a useful map, though as ever OS maps show more off-route detail. From Leeds I caught the Northern train to Carnforth with a very quick change onwards to Barrow in Furnes...
by awparker
2 May 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle friendly accommodation - Morecambe
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Cycle friendly accommodation - Morecambe

I hope to finish off the Bay Cycle way in early July - the previous outing was cut short by bad weather. At the same time I want to explore the Heysham peninsula as well as visit the Leighton Moss RSPB site Does any one know any cycle friendly accommodation in Morecambe itself - preferably with a si...
by awparker
1 Apr 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flying with a brompton
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: flying with a brompton

I have only flown with my Brompton on a return trip from Edinburgh to Orkney so my experience is limited. On that occasion, and since then when traveling by long distance coach, I use the soft bag made by Carradice, padding the folded bike with spare clothes in stuff sacks or carrier bags. In additi...
by awparker
30 Jan 2017, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M:Part Front Pannier Rack
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: M:Part Front Pannier Rack

I hope this job has now been completed satisfactorily I have modified the each side of the rack by removing one of the tabs on the flat plate so that the original hooks on my pannier will slide down properly. In addition the horizontal positioning of the hooks has had to be adjusted so that they do ...
by awparker
22 Jan 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M:Part Front Pannier Rack
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: M:Part Front Pannier Rack

Having now got the actual rack firmly attached to the bike front forks I find that the pannier clips on my old panniers are very difficult to clip on to the rack. I did have a trial run before I bought the rack and all seemed OK but having all the fittings in place some of the nuts/bolts get in the ...