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by Haribo
18 Jun 2016, 10:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling/Bike Advice Needed
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: Cycling/Bike Advice Needed

Hi there, I'd actually suggest you ask this question over on the Pedelecs forums ( pedelecs.co.uk/forum ) rather than here, especially given the rather unhelpful replies so far. You wil get much better advice regarding ebikes and conversion kits, and probably better support from others with similar ...
by Haribo
15 May 2016, 5:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long touring without front panniers
Replies: 46
Views: 4669

Re: Long touring without front panniers

, if you want to ride faster they're more aerodynamic, etc, etc.... Now, there is a lot which I agree with in your post, particularly in regard to having a choice being a good thing, and it's just a case of going with whatever is your preference. But I have to object to unsubstantiated claims to sc...
by Haribo
1 May 2016, 7:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in France
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

Re: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in Fr

Regarding local SIMS, bear in mind that most phones that come with contracts in the UK are locked to the carrier the contract was with. You can get them unlocked by the carrier once they are out of contract, but there is a charge, and it won't be quick (up to 20 days to process).
by Haribo
27 Apr 2016, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in France
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

Re: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in Fr

Additionally, it's worthwhile signing up for FON. If you are with BTinternet, you probably are already (if your BThub has two wifi broadcasts, one private, and one BTOpenzone or BTWifi, then you are already in the FON scheme.) However for security, it's worth creating a user account on BT just for l...
by Haribo
27 Apr 2016, 1:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in France
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

Re: Best contract or Pay s you go sim for calls & data in Fr

Roaming surcharges for both calls and data are set to be subtantially reduced from 30th April 2016, and eliminated by June 2017. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union_roaming_regulations https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/roaming-tariffs With the reduced roaming charges, it may n...
by Haribo
25 Apr 2016, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cairnryan to Ardrossan
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Cairnryan to Ardrossan

Cairnryan to Ballantrae first day. If you don't mind a few miles of landrover track, you can turn off the main road about 1 mile north of Cairnryan, just as the A77 starts to swing inland, and take back roads into Ballantrae (around 12 miles, the first half unsurfaced but decent, the 2nd half single...