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by bikepacker
21 Jan 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

The train from Wick to Inverness calls at Thurso after Wick so it is often easier to go to Thurso as it is closer to JOG. A friend of mine who did it last year said the souvenir kiosk at JOG had a phone number of someone who took him and his bike to Inverness but I never asked him the cost. There is...
by bikepacker
6 Jan 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Itching all over
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Itching all over

This has been plaguing me for a few months and confirming earlier posts it has been traced to a chemical in washing powder. Two things have helped me following dermatologists advice: First use a washing powder such as Surcare which has no perfumes. Secondly take antihistamines for a month as they wi...
by bikepacker
31 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

You asked for one and got one. I am not going to continue with you pathetic drawing out of irrelevant details, I had enough of those tactics with a Marxist father. Ah so rebelling against your far left father is what's driven you to hold far right views. Not unusual nor is the opposite. Another mem...
by bikepacker
31 Dec 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why did 'Peddlers' large cycle shop in Worcester close??
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

Re: Why did 'Peddlers' large cycle shop in Worcester close??

A few months back I spoke to one of the partners he was working as a guard on the Severn Valley Railway. He appeared to be enjoying the role and being away from the pressure of Peddlers. There are a couple of bike shops in Malvern, although where I live comes under Malvern District they are not shop...
by bikepacker
30 Dec 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

You asked for one and got one. I am not going to continue with you pathetic drawing out of irrelevant details, I had enough of those tactics with a Marxist father.
by bikepacker
30 Dec 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Could suggest Peter Mandelson he seems to fit your request. But maybe I should not have mentioned a Labour politician as I forgot on this forum they are all whiter than white.
by bikepacker
30 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

I know it has already been 18 days since he won the election and by now he should have achieved so much more in that time than he has. :roll: As for being a serial liar that is a cap that fits most if not all politicians. Just to reiterate what I have stated on previous topics before any jump to err...
by bikepacker
30 Dec 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Having just won an election with a landslide victory I don't suppose for one minute he is bothered about your negative banter.
by bikepacker
13 Dec 2019, 7:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 32370

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Just as I expected the majority of people are wrong and the CUK Marxists s are right.
by bikepacker
5 Dec 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon plus
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Marathon plus

Twice. First hit a spike embedded in kerb when going through a tunnel in Italy. Next went over a piece of glass on a cycle path in the dark. But 2 in about 80,000 miles is a good average.
Should add they have been used on my wife's bikes for the last 12 years without a puncture.
by bikepacker
27 Nov 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 990

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

Don't know if this qualifies but I have cycled every lane in our village. Both of them. :wink: :wink:
by bikepacker
4 Nov 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vauxhall Zafira
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Vauxhall Zafira

philvantwo wrote:Citroën Berlingo, take the 3 rear seats out and you've got a van..........or why not just hire a Berlingo or Peugeot Partner van?


That would be my suggestion, my son has one. I have got in two bikes upright plus luggage and still a lot of space for anything else.
by bikepacker
24 Oct 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: In praise of England
Replies: 43
Views: 1532

Re: In praise of England

In 2017 Pauline and me did a 7 countries tour of Europe taking 7 weeks. Towards the end we were discussing what to do next and we both decided that it was silly to do these long tours abroad when there were areas of England and Wales we had not toured. So last year we only did tours of this country ...
by bikepacker
18 Oct 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Dublin

The Shipwright Guesthouse 16/20 Thorncastle Street, Dublin

Very close to the ferry terminal entrance.
by bikepacker
15 Oct 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Gluing aluminium sleeve back into press fit BB

Argos at Bristol used red loctite when sleeving a BB on my super galaxy.