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by Antbrewer
13 Oct 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Forme Ebikes
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Forme Ebikes

Has anyone any experience of a Forme Ebike.
I have come across this make from the Cycleclips email recently and having looked online they certainly look very attractive.
I wonder if we have any owners on the forum
Anthony
by Antbrewer
14 Sep 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 6785

Re: Cycling World magazine

I was surprised to see this terrible chestnut rear it's very ugly head again. I along with many others on this forum and no doubt elsewhere had no end of battles with this disgusting bunch of rogues. That is the polite version of what I really think. Strangely enough I have been thinking of them rec...
by Antbrewer
30 Aug 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2534

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

This topic has been brought up a number of times in the few years I have been a member. No easy answer I am afraid. I used to be a very keen photographer long before I came back to cycling. Lugging 3 or 4 bodies around with a selection of lenses, filters etc not to mention a whopping great benbo tri...
by Antbrewer
14 Aug 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Bikes on planes Again

I appreciate your taking the time to answer Simon so no problem. For all the woes of BA of which there are many at the moment I found their policy on taking bikes quite straight forward. The problem may well lie with the baggage handlers which as you know work for the airport authority and not for a...
by Antbrewer
13 Aug 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Bikes on planes Again

Yes I am aware of all the problems that firms such as Ryanair cause so I would never travel with them with or without a bike. That chap O'leary needs a really good slap in my opinion. I went with BA last year and the same with BA this coming Sept. They state that a poly bag is good. That isn't the p...
by Antbrewer
12 Aug 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Bikes on planes Again

I have booked to go back to Austria next month and will be doing the same as I did last Sept when I flew from Gatwick with the bike in a CTC poly bag. Apart from having to cover the cranks with some cardboard as the difficult baggage handler insisted I do so all went very well. However on my return ...
by Antbrewer
5 Jul 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Seeking information about the Grossglockner Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Seeking information about the Grossglockner Pass

A little bit of nostalgia? Reading these comments brings back happy albeit distant memories. Back in 1959 my father ( a widower on one year) took my 15 yr old sister and myself and twin brother at 11yrs old touring in Austria. Along with many many passes some on some very rough roads the highlight o...
by Antbrewer
1 Jul 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ortler Pedelec Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Ortler Pedelec Review

Hi Al, I guess that was quite a gamble ordering the bike from Germany. I read through your post and thought perhaps I was the one that mentioned having hired the Ortler in Austria and then I saw you had mentioned my name at the end of your post so I knew it was me. It does sound a very good bike ind...
by Antbrewer
10 Jun 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: Pamir 2019

As much as I would like to cycle though such places I cannot. However I have come across a new touring couple on the net called Tristan Bogaard and his delightful girlfriend. Have a look at their website and youtube clips of their Central Asia tours. 'tristanbogaard'. These are a dutch couple who ha...
by Antbrewer
10 Jun 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lon Las Cymru on a road bike
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Lon Las Cymru on a road bike

Back in 2000 I bought myself a Claude Butler 'city hybrid' bike call it what you will. This was to get myself back into cycling. I fancied a challenge so I had my wife drive me and the bike with two large panniers to Holyhead and I then spent 4 glorious days making my way to Chepstow. I stayed at ra...
by Antbrewer
27 May 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ortler and Bikester
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Ortler and Bikester

Being interested in buying an Ebike I have just come across the Ortler range at Bikester. I then realised this was the make of bike I hired when I cycled along the river Inn Austria a couple of years ago. An excellent bike. I have just phoned their number to see where I could see and try one here in...
by Antbrewer
25 May 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 2424

Re: Suitable towbar bike carrier for electric bike?

Although a few months since my initial question I can now say how my purchase of the Thule Velocompact 2 bike tow rack performed. Absolutely brilliant. A very 'negative' friend of mine didn't believe that just a towbar attachment would be sufficient to hold and balance the weight. How wrong was he? ...
by Antbrewer
16 May 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)

Hi mjr,

During the conversation I had with the Easyjet lady I thought I would ask that very question,
ie, ''Could she email her answer?'' Then I completely forgot as the conversation went on. I will try again.
Thanks
Anthony
by Antbrewer
16 May 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)

Still wondering the best way to start the Loire trip this September. So considering the above posts on Easyjet not allowing Polybags for bikes I telephoned them. The very pleasant girl I spoke to assured me that a polybag would be okay as their policy doesn't state that the''bicycle bag'' in their r...
by Antbrewer
15 May 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

Re: Euro Velo 6

May I ask is it better to ride the EV6 East to West or West to East? Looking at the profile it would appear that there is a slight downhill towards the Atlantic but do the prevailing winds come from the west?? Then a possible headwind???? I can start at Nantes via St Malo or fly to Basel and start v...