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by AndrewLee
17 May 2011, 11:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

Wow what brilliant photos! I think you've hit on the essence of this in that faced with a fellow human in need common decency and generosity will always prevail. I have to admit that I have much more experience of this when hitching when I was a student. When you throw yourself on the kindness of st...
by AndrewLee
14 May 2011, 7:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

At last! A credible alternative solution! Brilliant - Bless Yannick!
by AndrewLee
13 May 2011, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

Have considered a tent on top of a bob trailer!
by AndrewLee
13 May 2011, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

Thanks Simon - have done so and got conflicting views so I thought I would ask members here. Overwhelming opinion is in favour of the C&CC with which I concur - its just I have found few other places to stay in reasonable distance from my training venues.
by AndrewLee
13 May 2011, 1:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

Thanks to Horizon! I am well aware that the C&CC have excellent sites -my problem is that I'm riding down to Croydon and then Brighton to do some training courses over the summer and the ONLY convenient sites I have found are CC sites. They have a pricing structure which surcharges £8 per night ...
by AndrewLee
12 May 2011, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Caravan Club and cyclists with tents!

Does anyone have experience of camping at a Caravan Club Site? They have plenty of sites with plenty of pitches for tents - but they say you have to have a caravan to use the site or pay an £8 a night supplement! I'm planning to attend a couple of training events over the summer travelling by bike a...
by AndrewLee
11 Jul 2010, 10:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2757

Photos of Dahon Speed TR

An excellent - affordable and under-rated touring bike. Can be fitted with drop or tri-bars but originals are very good. Older stock models come with dynohub lighting.

Web reference: http://www.dahon.com/bikes/2010/speed-tr
by AndrewLee
4 Jul 2010, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Folder
Replies: 27
Views: 2757

Re: Best Folder

Dahon Speed TR - purpose built folding touring bike. If you can, get last years model, - it came with dynohub. 24 speed, front & rear rack. Fully equipped and ready to go - comes with a carry bag. List price about £850 I got mine through BTW & got an older model - price to me about £240. Eas...
by AndrewLee
23 Mar 2009, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RENAK Dynohubs
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: RENAK Dynohubs

Their website is still up and running but its links to retailers all seem to have run dry - one or two list the dynohub but have it out of stock.
by AndrewLee
21 Mar 2009, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RENAK Dynohubs
Replies: 3
Views: 260

RENAK Dynohubs

Does anyone have any experience, reviews or knows who sells RENAK Dynohubs? After refurbishing the frame I m looking to buy a dynohub I was heading towards the Shimano (Cost and Aesthetics) but saw a RENAK in a shop in York - the hub had been nabbed by one of the staff and they knew little about it....
by AndrewLee
21 Mar 2009, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Budget work stand
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Budget work stand

How cheap do you want to go? I have used:
1. The cords from an old fashioned dryer - clothes dryer - un-hook the dryer and fasten one around the stem one around the seat post and hoist!
2. A piece of rope thrown over a beam in garage tie one end to the back, hoist, tie one end to the front!
by AndrewLee
19 Mar 2009, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V-Brake levers for drops
Replies: 10
Views: 108370

Re: V-Brake levers for drops

I use V brakes with 105 sti levers and they work really well. I bought a couple of gadgets called travel agents from Bob Jacksons when I had the bike refurbed once. They are two concentric pulleys which double the distance of cable pulled - great breaking control and effort. I fitted in-line adjuste...