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by MickH
3 Oct 2014, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

@ eileithyia - I've no doubt that I could carry soap, flannel, towel and a few necessaries to get by but I'm a late middle aged chap who likes to have a change of clothes at the end of the day. I've grown used to certain creature comforts so if I could get a bag of stuff reliably moved 20-30 ish mil...
by MickH
1 Oct 2014, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

@Pioneer - Ta. As I won't be in a rush to get anywhere I could drag my stuff around with me - after all it's unlikely to slow me down too much - but it's not my favoured option. @TrevA - Call me thick, but that's something I didn't even consider! Not only that but you seem to have covered much of th...
by MickH
1 Oct 2014, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

Cheers Ian. My experience of zig-zagging along my local roads tells me that, before long, the only thing suitable for even commuting will be a full suspension MTB.
by MickH
30 Sep 2014, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Short Duration Norfolk Trip - Baggage Courier

Yes, alright, I'm a lightweight, no backbone etc. etc.... I'm planning a long weekend in North Norfolk and would like the convenience of riding between locations without carrying much more than my waterproofs, drinks and the necessary tools/spares in case of puncture/breakdown. I would like the luxu...
by MickH
25 Sep 2014, 3:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145694

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I live in Leicester and recently bought the Pashley PDQ that Si had in the Classifieds.

I've got it clean and am still struggling to go more than a few yards in a straight line in the garden. I'll get there! :lol:
by MickH
8 Apr 2014, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice for buying a second hand bike suitable for touring
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Re: Advice for buying a second hand bike suitable for tourin

http://www.commonwheel.org.uk/bikes

The above charity website gives some interesting advice on what is/is not suitable for touring. Almost anything goes.

It's a good read too.
by MickH
6 Apr 2014, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fork swapping issues
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Re: fork swapping issues

@ Fatty ...How do you like th Bizango? I've read some very positive reviews and it all seems good - apart from the graphics on the frame :wink: :lol:
by MickH
4 Apr 2014, 11:02am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 45792

Re: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists

Let’s look at this from another perspective. Birders and Photographers - have very likely spent several days or weekends scouting out the perfect location. The photographer may have driven many miles and waited for some time to capture that specific play of light on the water, while the birder may h...
by MickH
3 Apr 2014, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Roads Are Not A Velodrome
Replies: 0
Views: 2748

Roads Are Not A Velodrome

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Roads are not a velodrome

I'm the fellow at the back!
by MickH
1 Apr 2014, 12:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dahon steering stem
Replies: 15
Views: 3128

Re: Dahon steering stem

Sweep wrote:Out of interest, what was the company?

Might be useful for others.


I agree. Please let us know who the supplier is, it's always good to have a selection of people to deal with.

Cheers,

Mick
by MickH
30 Mar 2014, 7:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A foolish purchase?
Replies: 26
Views: 2184

Re: A foolish purchase?

I enjoy photography.
I have friends who enjoy photography.
Several of my friends who enjoy photography have so called 'high status' Leica cameras.
No one thinks this is odd.
Why should bikes be different?
Buy what you like and enjoy life.
by MickH
30 Mar 2014, 7:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dahon steering stem
Replies: 15
Views: 3128

Re: Dahon steering stem

Do you mean these people: C H White?

I've never tried to order online from them, but they have responded to emails with good information on what to order. You can always phone 'em too.

A quick search threw this up... http://www.velovision.com/showStory.php?storynum=1018
by MickH
28 Mar 2014, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitcase Big Enough for a Dahon
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: Suitcase Big Enough for a Dahon

Agreed Sweep, I think one would end up paying for excess baggage to transport the toolbox to reassemble at the far end! :wink:
by MickH
27 Mar 2014, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suitcase Big Enough for a Dahon
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: Suitcase Big Enough for a Dahon

Evening... I saw this some months ago: http://www.gaerlan.bizland.com/dahon/pack.htm and thought it a good idea. Stick my bike in a suitcase and just pay for 'standard' hold luggage. Before I booked my flight for this summer's trip I did 'some' research on t'interweb and discovered that the airline ...