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by moultoneer
3 Nov 2017, 10:50pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 108
Views: 6011

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

I do the puzzles in my daily paper, which is a digital edition and arrives on an ipad. Every Wednesday I go to a bus museum and join others in restoring old vehicles, and have picked up many new skills, including driving buses. There are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of voluntary work, depen...
by moultoneer
10 Oct 2017, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 1599

Re: Folding bike.

Fudges is an established supplier with branches in west London and Woking (I think).
by moultoneer
5 Sep 2017, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )
Replies: 29
Views: 1849

Re: Difficulty getting legover . . . . ( snigger )

Thanks for all the replies, very helpful. Certainly have moved on from mixtie frames. Will try different approaches including more stretching exercises. As for the Moulton bikes , very nice but in the real world for me anyway just out of my price range You can pick up a decent used spaceframe Moult...
by moultoneer
4 Sep 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Crossing the Thames/Getting through London
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Crossing the Thames/Getting through London

Woolwich ferry, free, takes bikes, the bike areas are large enough for a trike.
by moultoneer
5 Mar 2017, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help with insurance please
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Can anyone help with insurance please

I always selected house insurance which would include my expensive Moulton bikes, sometimes requiring an additional premium.

A couple of years ago I transferred to pedalcover, who specialise in house/cycle insurance, and halved my premium:

https://pedalcover.co.uk/
by moultoneer
6 Oct 2016, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Open Source Map of Japan for Garmin 800
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Open Source Map of Japan for Garmin 800

There usually aren't street names in Japan. Addresses usually include 2 or 3 numbers. The last one is usually the building or house number, the previous one is the number of the block containing the house, and if there is a third number it is the sub-area of the district. In cities stations have loc...
by moultoneer
21 Aug 2016, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Brakes - Small Wheels vs Big Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: Rim Brakes - Small Wheels vs Big Wheels

That's about it!

Only slight snag with small wheels, as on my Moultons, is that the rims wear a bit faster, and have less heat capacity for long (as in mountains) descents.
by moultoneer
28 Apr 2016, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Traffic free, tarmac routes in Berkshire
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Traffic free, tarmac routes in Berkshire

Windsor Great Park, not entirely traffic free, but only authorised vehicles.
by moultoneer
20 Oct 2015, 2:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists Dismount
Replies: 84
Views: 9068

Re: Cyclists Dismount

London Borough of Hillingdon puts up Cyclists Dismount signs at roadworks, despite my pointing out that the DfT says they shouldn't be: Cyclist dismount and footway cycling Where access is permitted for motor vehicles, "Cyclist Dismount" signs should not be used. The hazards to cyclists at...
by moultoneer
7 Oct 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch wheel folder stability
Replies: 30
Views: 1416

Re: 20 inch wheel folder stability

All smaller wheel bikes are more responsive, or twitchy! You get used to it. An advantage is that you can usually "catch" the bike if the front wheel slips on a wet or icy surface, because you can turn it very quickly. Putting fatter tyres on won't change it noticeably.
by moultoneer
23 Aug 2014, 4:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Garmin Edge GPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1474

Re: Garmin Edge GPS

Bought an Edge Touring in February. Use it on group rides so I can later trace exactly where we went. As a ride leader it saves having to stop to read the map in unfamiliar territory, having previously loaded the route.
by moultoneer
22 Jun 2014, 10:32pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wilkinsons AKA Wilko's
Replies: 8
Views: 8981

Re: Wilkinsons AKA Wilko's

Stradageek wrote:My first choice for gear and brake cables, very cheap, pretty good quality


Well they used to be stainless steel, unfortunately they've switched to galvanised now, so I don't buy them any more.
by moultoneer
3 Jun 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thames path
Replies: 18
Views: 6579

Re: Thames path

You can cycle along the Jubilee River (a man-made relief river) between Maidenhead and Windsor. Quite a good surface and designed to accommodate bikes as well as pedestrians.
by moultoneer
15 Apr 2010, 7:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers
Replies: 37
Views: 2387

Re: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers

My local Waitrose has a council-owned car park,and Waitrose refund the fee at the checkout on production of the ticket provided you spend at least £10. But if you use their quickscan system (scan your own items as you you take them, with a bar code reader), the automated quickscan checkout automatic...
by moultoneer
29 Mar 2010, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling training
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Cycling training

Ask the road safety department of your local council. If they don't offer anything, you'll have to arrange and pay yourself!

Find an instructor on http://www.ctc.org.uk/training