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by bg
8 Oct 2018, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a Bike
Replies: 28
Views: 1164

Re: Flying with a Bike

I have flown with BA Gatwick to Nice twice now with my bike in the CTC poly bag with just the handlebars turned and pedals removed.

The staff have all been very helpful and no problem with the oversize luggage.

To date the poly bag has not suffered any damage let alone the bike.
by bg
14 Sep 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cleats on plane
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Cleats on plane

Hi

Thank you for your replies and advice.
by bg
12 Sep 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cleats on plane
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Cleats on plane

Hi
Has anyone had trouble with flying wearing shoes with cleats
by bg
27 Jul 2018, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bruges To Amsterdam Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Bruges To Amsterdam Newbie

Just a thought, which coach companies take bikes?
by bg
9 Jul 2018, 8:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Le Touquet cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Le Touquet cycling

Hi,
I have flown into there a few times.
I have not hired the bikes but the hire centre looked ok and the bikes looked in good condition but not sure about locks though.
Also it is a great place to cycle to see everything.
by bg
23 Apr 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fsa bb30 cranksets
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Fsa bb30 cranksets

Hi
Mine starting squeking after 700 miles.
Just took it apart and put a bit of grease on it...3,000 miles later still prefect.
by bg
5 Apr 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leaving a Bike In Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: Leaving a Bike In Europe

I know a campsite about 10 miles from Nice airport that should be able help you out.
by bg
18 Sep 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions in the Nice - Marseille region
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Route suggestions in the Nice - Marseille region

Hi Yostumpy,
Thank you for that info. Will try to get there.
by bg
14 Sep 2017, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions in the Nice - Marseille region
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Route suggestions in the Nice - Marseille region

Hi, Depends when you travel. May/ June not so busy but good weather. Just off to Nice again next week and expect all the roads will be ok to ride. Also there are loads of cycle paths along the coast. I have not ridden in or out of Marseille though but have never had any trouble in cities in France.
by bg
19 Jun 2017, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Yes found it flat and boring.
by bg
19 Jun 2017, 3:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Dijon to Montpellier suggestions

Hi

I don't like the River Rhone route. I would prefer to stay to the west of Lyon but it is not flat.
My favourite area would be the Ardeche, Uzes, Pont du Gard then on to Nimes.

Also it is going to be hot!
by bg
23 May 2017, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: TER trains France
Replies: 18
Views: 9105

Re: TER trains France

Hi Ivor,

I would love to know if you manage this as I am keen to try this route.
From Calais I think you can get the TER to Reims and then south avoiding Paris.
by bg
8 Mar 2017, 8:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting France have a decko at these wonderful videos?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Visiting France have a decko at these wonderful videos?

Fantastic.

Off next month to France, can't wait
by bg
4 Feb 2015, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking bikes on trains in France
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: Taking bikes on trains in France

I would add that you may find it easier to put your bike in the car go through the tunnel and drive to the area you want to tour. Find a campsite or somewhere safe to leave your car. I have done this numerous times.
by bg
22 Dec 2014, 3:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 2410

Re: Touring wheels

I have a Kona Honky Tonk too and love it. I have toured on mine and the wheels are still going strong after 4000 miles. The wheels seem strong and fine so don't think they need upgrading.