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by Lio
13 Mar 2015, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling to Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

Re: cycling to Italy

Hi Linda I did Glasgow -Barga 7 years ago. At that time the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry was still on. So I cycled to Rosyth. I went down through Belgium into Luxembourg then France across to Strasbourg then down to Basel. I took a detour across to Zurich to meet up with Rico who did the stretch from ther...
by Lio
15 Oct 2012, 11:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on old model ridgeback
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Re: Advice on old model ridgeback

Thanks for the replies so far. I've now managed to sort things with the insurance
Lio
by Lio
13 Oct 2012, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advice on old model ridgeback
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Advice on old model ridgeback

I'm trying to sort out an insurance claim for my bike that was stolen. It was a ridgeback but I can't remember the model name. I think I paid aorund £500-600 in 2000. It was a flat-bar alu commuter. It had no mudguards or rack. i think it may have been an 'element' but I'm not sure if that model was...
by Lio
7 Oct 2012, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike nicked- thoughts on a replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

Bike nicked- thoughts on a replacement?

I've just had my 12 year old trusty commuter stolen. It was padlocked to the railings in the close with a security entry system at my mother's house so it's a wee bit worrying how anyone got in to work on the lock. Anyway it was Ridgeback, I think I paid around £400-500 back in 2000. I think I will ...
by Lio
18 Jan 2012, 12:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes

LollyKat wrote:Washington Street might be all right for sorting out a handful of bikes/riders but 19 of them? :shock:


Right enough ! LollyKat's got a point, SECC is probably the best option.
by Lio
17 Jan 2012, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland - Aosta, Italy
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Scotland - Aosta, Italy

Hi I did Glasgow-Tuscany in 2008. At that time the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry was still on. I was heading to Zurich to meet up with a friend and then we headed south from there. I was doing around 90 miles most days, 120 was the longest . We did the Gottard so not a route you would be taking, you'll be ...
by Lio
17 Jan 2012, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes

Just checked, the drop off in Central Station stopped last year.
by Lio
17 Jan 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Central Glasgow: area for offloading bikes

You can actually drive into central station, there is a gallery entrance on the Hope Street side but you're not guaranteed a parking space. The suggestion of SECC is not bad, it is on the cycle route but the cyclists have the hassle of getting there. Blythswood Square is not great because it is most...
by Lio
23 Dec 2011, 10:59am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Which bike for £1000
Replies: 5
Views: 73697

Re: Which bike for £1000

Thanks for your replies. Originall I had thought of refurbishing the bike, getting powder coated etc as Porky suggested. I even enquired about this at a very reputable LBS who only repairs and so was obvioulsy not trying to push a bike, I was advised against it. I should have added in my OP that it ...
by Lio
18 Dec 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Which bike for £1000
Replies: 5
Views: 73697

Which bike for £1000

I'm thinking of getting a new bike. I currently have a twelve year old cindercone and was thinking of replacing it. I want a hardtail for mainly singletrack riding, nothing massively technical. What would you recommend for a budget of £1000, could maybe go slighly over. I'm tempted towards a steel f...
by Lio
13 Mar 2011, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleeping Bag choices
Replies: 24
Views: 2839

Re: Sleeping Bag choices

I've used mine in pretty cold early spring conditions just below the summit of some Scottish hills and it has been fine . I sleep warm though. You could also add a silk liner for some additional warmth and very little weight.
by Lio
21 Apr 2010, 10:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Cycling in Tuscany

Depends how hilly you like it. If you prefer gentler more 'rolling' countryside then southern Tuscany might suit. The area north of Lucca- Val di Serchio and Garfagnana is pretty hilly and quite different to southern Tuscany.

Lio
by Lio
21 Apr 2010, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Tuscany
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Cycling in Tuscany

Hi Dodger, whereabouts exactly? I'm from near Lucca and know at least one bike shop that rents that I would recommend. Again depending on where you're going to be there are various routes worth exploring. If you are further up the valley there is a book called 'Garfagnana by bicycle ' that has some ...
by Lio
5 Apr 2010, 4:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike accident
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: bike accident

Were the quick release or bolts done up tight? If the wheel wobbled, it could have hit the fork or the brake, causing your crash. I think it could have been this. I checked the bike just now and the QR was really loose, this might be a result of the wheel being pringled but if it was like this when...
by Lio
5 Apr 2010, 1:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike accident
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: bike accident

I'll upload a pic if I can find the cable to my camers that my daughter borrowed.
cheers

Lio