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by simonhill
19 Aug 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterloo Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Waterloo Bridge

Have a look at mjr post a few down on this. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=130346&p=1360315&hilit=Waterloo#p1360315 Basically you head for Blackfriars Bridge with cycle path and then cycle directly onto Embankment path. Did it after my French trip, easy except exiting a...
by simonhill
19 Aug 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ebike battery failure
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Ebike battery failure

Seeing as the insurance has already paid out for it, I wonder how they would react if you then tell them it was only a minor fault and didn't need replacing. Would you have to repay the money. Not a fraudulent claim as you did it in good faith, but certainly an incorrect one, after being misled by t...
by simonhill
18 Aug 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Tape Puncture?
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Rim Tape Puncture?

Thanks Brucey. No it hasn't split or cracked, but it is slightly asymmetric, so one edge lays flat and the other sticks up a bit. I presume the tube has rested on this proud edge and with slight movement over time has cut the little nick. Hang the expense, I'll replace the tape and try and get a bet...
by simonhill
18 Aug 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Tape Puncture?
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Rim Tape Puncture?

I went to ride my bike today and found the front tyre flat. On examination, there was a small slit puncture (c 1-2 mm) on the inside of the tube. I could find nothing sticking through the rim tape, but the edges of the tape feel hard and stick up a bit. I cannot find any other reason for a puncture ...
by simonhill
18 Aug 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New verb

brynpoeth wrote:Some words and things disappear, one hopes this happens to segwaiys


A number of countries use Segways in airports for police. Thailand is one and you often see fully armed and armoured police on them.
by simonhill
16 Aug 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?

So many negatives on the Brompton.

I imagine they will be out of business soon as no one will be buying them.

Glad I got in early to buy my (non e) one.
by simonhill
15 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 49
Views: 1278

Re: Kicked. Converged. Soccer.

I read about it on the BBC this morning and was just about to post about it. Lucky I read this post first, although the subject line was hardly informative. Maybe worth changing it as this could be a useful facility for some. The article implies that our emergency services are using it and encouragi...
by simonhill
15 Aug 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: First Bike

At this stage, I would say that it is not a good idea to spend too much on a bike for your plan. Firstly because I don't think you know yet what your plan is. Secondly you need to find out if your body will take extended cycling - we use tendons on a bike as well. Thirdly, will you enjoy it. Get a b...
by simonhill
14 Aug 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oakham to Stamford..
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Oakham to Stamford..

I've cycled a bit of boblo's route and the roads N of the A606 are good and quiet. Nonetheless, you may want to include some of Rutland water. There is a bike path all the way round Rutland Water. This means that you can choose N or S. If you come out of Oakham following the A606 you can quickly pic...
by simonhill
13 Aug 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Bikes on planes Again

For some reason, I thought you were flying easyjet - but on re reading your post, I see no mention of them. Later you mention BA, so my post above detailing easyjet's policy was a waste of time. BA's rules are very simple and don't mention anything about 'inclusions' in the bag or box. If the pannie...
by simonhill
13 Aug 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bag for panniers
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Bag for panniers

The laundry bags seem ideal. However Malaysian airlines have banned them for hold luggage. Presumably because not strong enough. As a frequent traveller in those parts (I have the impression that you are) do you have a recommended solution simon for aggregating your panniers and bike clobber off th...
by simonhill
13 Aug 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bag for panniers
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Bag for panniers

The laundry bags seem ideal.

However Malaysian airlines have banned them for hold luggage. Presumably because not strong enough.
by simonhill
12 Aug 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: CUK ? Cold Call

If its genuine then it would add an extra £7 or more to your subs at no cost to you. I would have thought that was worth a phone call. I think I remember doing something about Gift Aid, but can't remember for sure. If not I would be happy to be prompted by a phone. I wonder how a cold call is define...
by simonhill
12 Aug 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Bikes on planes Again

The risk is yours, easyjet's rules are quite clear. Quote: "You can take your bicycle with you but it needs to packed in the following way before it can be put in the aircraft hold: The bicycle must be packaged in a bicycle box or bicycle bag Only one bicycle per box/bag is allowed The handleba...
by simonhill
11 Aug 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bad Knees and Bike Size
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Bad Knees and Bike Size

I agree that is too small. Nonetheless... How "brand new" are you to touring - or do you mean cycling generally? I ask because 100 kms is a fair distance for a beginner. Once loaded up and doing it day after day, many average something a bit lower - 80 kms is common. Of course plenty do go...