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by John1054
5 Feb 2019, 10:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 83
Views: 4223

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste (G)

(G) is to differentiate between this thread, which has been pruned from the original, that's been removed. Yes, Graham has had a hand in maintaining Forum etiquette, as well as myself. Good luck with your trip :D
by John1054
7 Jan 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South korea on the bike for 2 months
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: South korea on the bike for 2 months

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Seoul2Seoul

Try this link to a tour taken by friends on recumbents. They have also toured extensively in U.S.A. and are at present in Mexico. Good luck.
by John1054
3 Jan 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

The only problem with Ortlieb barbags is that they last forever! I replaced my Ultimate 2 for an Ultimate 4 not because there was anything wrong with it but because after a dozen years use it was looking 'used'! I've gone to using the R&K mounting as the lock on the Ortlieb is entirely pointles...
by John1054
24 Nov 2018, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: panniers for shopping
Replies: 43
Views: 1185

Re: panniers for shopping

I use Karrimor panniers, but if it's a big shop - Bob Yak + ordinary shopping bags works best for me.
by John1054
23 Nov 2018, 7:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are Rigida Sputnik rims still made?
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Are Rigida Sputnik rims still made?

Spa Cycles list them new for sale, suppose they are still in production?
by John1054
6 Nov 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2555

Re: Saddle height

Good news, always great to crack a problem :D
by John1054
18 Oct 2018, 7:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2791

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

Brilliant Brucey :D :D :D
by John1054
16 Oct 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2791

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

I'm so glad that I bought my Brompton from Ben at Kinetics. He's worth more than any potential discount at Halfords :D
by John1054
15 Oct 2018, 7:31am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 36
Views: 3556

Re: feedback about moderation

Soliman's decisions are not always clear cut. Discussion does go on behind the scenes when doubt may exist. Most of the banned ex-members would not appear to the Forum because their posts being deleted, eradicates them from the main board records. As Vorpal posted above, some moderation is discussed...
by John1054
12 Oct 2018, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...
Replies: 29
Views: 1179

Re: Simmondsohn Tandems - Opinions Appreciated...

Good luck with your tandem. Have a look at Eden Valley Cycling U.K. website, there are at least two tandem couples that are members, might be able to help things go better. The Tandem Club in Cumbria lost their main man in a traffic accident more than ten years ago - a friend sorely missed! Hubs for...
by John1054
7 Oct 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 8439

Re: Intermittently slow forum

I've just had a very slow experience; closers Forum twice (on Android), and re-opened before a PM would send. Also took more than 20 seconds before this thread would open. As above, other sites are working normally?
by John1054
25 Sep 2018, 6:31pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 8439

Re: Intermittently slow forum

No problem, but more than 30 seconds for a PM to send, otherwise normal?
by John1054
22 Aug 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's a good family tandem?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What's a good family tandem?

JD Tandems usually have a Pino to try - very helpful and customer focused business; Circe from near Cambridge are also very helpful and leant us a Helios to try. Why not visit both before deciding?
by John1054
20 Aug 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton - Ultra touring possibilities
Replies: 22
Views: 1194

Re: Brompton - Ultra touring possibilities

The most uncomfortable part will be the small wheels on rough ground. My Brompton is a Kinetics special. Whilst riding some "rough stuff" cycle paths on the Isle of Wight, I was very pleased with the "bomb proof" wheels that Ben built for me. I think that you might struggle witho...