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by PAB855
16 Jul 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Great Glen Way

If yiu have time, try a visit to the Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry. Jacobites history, Clan Cameron history, Commando training, It's an absolute wee gem not far off your route. No cafe, but ice cream and loos unless covid 19 is spoiling things. Check website.

Good luck
by PAB855
6 Jul 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stenhousemuir/Falkirk area
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Stenhousemuir/Falkirk area

I'm probably too late, but hope you headed into the Kilsyth Hills and Fintry Hills or south beyond Falkirk there's quite a network of minor roads. You can even get to California!

Cheers
by PAB855
4 Jul 2020, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway

That's good advice from you both and just what we were looking for.

Many thanks
by PAB855
4 Jul 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Just found excellent website.

Bay Cycle Way/cycle.travel

I have never come across anything remotely as comprehensive as this.

What a find.

Any comments still welcome, but this has given me hope that at long last, somebody knows exactly how to do an excellent job.

Cheers
by PAB855
3 Jul 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Advice on Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Planning very far ahead. I would appreciate comments and advice on tackling some of this route. Our previous experience of Sustrans means preparation is essential. We have found a cycle path on one of their maps is non existent. My wife has a recumbent trike ( ICE Adventure) and we are in our 80s, b...
by PAB855
20 May 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repair query
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Puncture repair query

Is there anything about the following rim and tyre that means there's a different technique to the normal required to remove the tyre to repair a puncture? Tyre. Shwalbe Supermoto 62-584 (27.5x2.4-650B) 41B plus inner tube. Rim RODi 35mm . I was told (can't say by whom) this tyre needed a different ...
by PAB855
18 May 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

Thanks for these postings. I'm beginning to think about a rear wheel hub motor instead. If the Sprint had had a Rohloff hub gear, I would have had no hesitation in going for a mid drive motor. The advantage of going for the rear wheel hub is that this model has a 26inch rear wheel therefore, allowin...
by PAB855
16 May 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

Useful stuff thanks
by PAB855
16 May 2020, 2:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

I'm looking into the feasability and cost of having a Bafang edrive fitted to my daughter's ICE Sprint X recumbent trike. Because it has derailleur gearing and not, unfortunately, a Rohloff hub, it may have to be changed to a single chainring, but with careful choice of number of teeth, the motor's ...
by PAB855
13 May 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Advice please, which 24" folding tricycle: Jorvik or Scout?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Advice please, which 24" folding tricycle: Jorvik or Scout?

Hi. My knowledge is limited to the non folding Jorvik 24inch wheels with e assist, the Pashley Tri 1 folding, which was later fitted with a retrofit e assist and five other upright trikes mostly with e assist, one secondhand ICE recumbent trike and one ( in current use) new ICE Adventure trike with ...
by PAB855
8 May 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone near Rugby willing to help
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Anyone near Rugby willing to help

I have a friend who lives1.5 miles north of Rugby who is a longstanding CTC member, but who has developed a balance problem. I am exploring the possibility of getting him interested in changing to a recumbent trike. Unfortunately I am nearly 300 miles from him and cannot let him enjoy the experience...
by PAB855
30 Apr 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First E-Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: First E-Bike

Whatever you decide, don't go for low price new anything unless it has a quality brand name eg Crane clothing at Aldi now and again

Take all the above advice - Buy a decent quality anything.
by PAB855
29 Apr 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've just found these while rummaging in the back of the garage:
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: I've just found these while rummaging in the back of the garage:

My recent rediscovery was of an old treasure from 1953. Cycling book of Maintenance. pwa, if you wish to go back into prehistoric lighting, there's more than three pages just for you. And it could be said that these Acetylene lamps are in living memory. On one of my many visits in the 1950s to my lb...
by PAB855
25 Apr 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caledonian Canal/Great Glen Way
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Caledonian Canal/Great Glen Way

A visit to the Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry is well worth it. Make a short deviation off the NCN route near the southern end of Loch Lochy. Check their website. Now is the time to plan for better things. This place we found to be a wee gem. We visited twice in the same week.

Cheers
by PAB855
29 Mar 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33391

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The message that outdoor activities such as walking and cycling is ok has not been understood even by Andrew Marr and Hugh Pymm on tv this morning. Walking. Taking the car to a 'remote' beauty spot for your daily ration is not on, because 1 . You may be involved in an RTA on the way there or back an...