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by Alan Frame
13 Aug 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

Thank you for the replies. In the end, a chance discovery in the back of the shed has sent me off in a slightly different direction after finding a long-forgotten Tortec low rider rack. Even though it doesn't have the platform I was originally looking for, I'll use it for now and chuck a pannier or ...
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

Indeed a Minoura would be ideal, but sadly beyond my budget. The Frankenstein route is an option, though it won't look pretty with my limited skills.
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

Thank you, that definitely gives me the option for me to codge something up, if I can't get anything off the shelf.
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

Thank you, that may well work. The DIY option sounds appealing as I could incorporate a front light, but if my previous DIY efforts are anything to go by, it would probably end up looking like a dog's dinner!
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

I had toyed with the idea of a basket, but don't think my fragile ego could cope with the resultant mickey taking, as I look nothing like a young trendy thing, nor a District Nurse :D Your image didn't work for me, so apologies if you linked to something more befitting of my image, maybe a skip or a...
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Front platform rack

Thank you for your reply. That is indeed the sort of thing I'm looking for, but being a cheapskate, I'm after something more akin to the cheapo brake boss mount versions that eBay is awash with, though I could probably push the boat out to about £30 for the right rack.
by Alan Frame
12 Aug 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front platform rack
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Front platform rack

Hello, I'm looking to fit a smallish platform type rack to the front of a Carrera Subway bike, so I need something which will mount to the fork crown brake bolt hole and to the threaded mounting point half way down the outside of the fork. There appear to be loads of such racks designed for fitting ...
by Alan Frame
30 May 2017, 12:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Footprint/Ground sheet protector which way up/down
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Footprint/Ground sheet protector which way up/down

We obviously move in different circles, i seem to to be surrounded by people who buy the most expensive of everything, then worry that it may be too good to use or melt in the first shower of rain.
by Alan Frame
29 May 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Footprint/Ground sheet protector which way up/down
Replies: 22
Views: 2028

Re: Footprint/Ground sheet protector which way up/down

I find that the more people have spent on their kit, the more scared of using it they are.

Give me cheap, cheerful, but functional any day.
by Alan Frame
9 Jan 2017, 11:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Night Scopes any use?
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Night Scopes any use?

I personally think that night scopes are better suited to terrorist warfare situations...I'll stick to ordinary bike lights.
What is the world coming to?
by Alan Frame
15 Jun 2016, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle rail markings.
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Saddle rail markings.

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, there's a nice straight run of rail for me to go at, so I'll be able to get adjusted just right.
by Alan Frame
15 Jun 2016, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle rail markings.
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Saddle rail markings.

How critical are the MAX markings on saddle rails?

I have just taken delivery of a Spa Aire saddle with cromo rails and the MAX marks barely extend beyond the boundaries of the saddle clamp, therefore giving very little room for adjustment if the markings are observed.

Thanks in advance.
by Alan Frame
14 Feb 2016, 9:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wales camping with bikes and kids
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Wales camping with bikes and kids

Take a look at the Wyeside campsite on the edge of Rhayader.

It's a decent site, with easy access to amenities in the town itself, but more importantly some lovely bike riding country, including around the beautiful Elan Valley reservoirs and dams.

Been there many times myself and never tire of it.
by Alan Frame
8 Jan 2016, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For the cycling fanatics who want to "go out" on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: For the cycling fanatics who want to "go out" on a bike

It wasn't the cough that carried him off,
It was the coffin they carried him off in.