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by bp123
30 Apr 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 3022

Re: Good cheap helmet

De Sisti wrote:They are all as safe as each other, so go ahead and buy the cheapest one.

Ok great thank you.
by bp123
30 Apr 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 3022

Good cheap helmet

I'm looking for a helmet that'll keep me safe but ideally as cheap as possible while still maintaining protection of my head! So far I've found the below. Are these all safe? If they're all as safe as each other I'm probably going for the cheapest option: Giro Foray Helmet, £26.99 : https://www.wigg...
by bp123
26 Jul 2018, 9:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

I've heard back from the 3e Travel company with the Diamant bike. Here is what they said: Here a link to the current Diamant model, where you can see the components. Ours are 3 years old. Remark: the Gents L does not have a suspension fork. These are very reliable bicycles, stabile and have a comfor...
by bp123
25 Jul 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Can’t stand mudguards myself so that would be fine. I’m in the middle of organising a thorn without guards. The rack protects your back from mud anyway and how much mud are you expecting in Croatia in August?! and sod (literally, sods of earth) anyone behind you, eh? Even if there might not be much...
by bp123
24 Jul 2018, 12:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Thanks all. It seems the Diamant is best and the Musing hybrid is second best. I've just asked the following to the 2 companies offering these bikes: - does it have mudguards? - can i add panniers? - do you help fit the bike to me? - do you include anything with the bike, for example spare inner tu...
by bp123
24 Jul 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

durhambiker wrote:Carrying a rucksack is, at best unnecessarily tiring, and gives some people back problems, cycling.

Not to mention dangerous!..


I wasn't going to take a backpack don't worry!
by bp123
23 Jul 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Don't quote me, but I think Decathlon are in Croatia. I bet you could try a Decathlon bike here, and buy an identical one there. They have a few suitable machines. One may return a decathlon bike for a full refund if it does not suit Problem solved? Sorry not too sure if you're suggesting cycling f...
by bp123
23 Jul 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Thanks all. It seems the Diamant is best and the Musing hybrid is second best. I've just asked the following to the 2 companies offering these bikes: - does it have mudguards? - can i add panniers? - do you help fit the bike to me? - do you include anything with the bike, for example spare inner tub...
by bp123
23 Jul 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

I've decided it's silly to buy a bike and I will rent. I've enquired with rental companies and explained I'm carrying lots of bags/weight so the bike would need to be suitable and, I've been recommended the following bikes from different companies. Which do you think would be best/most suitable as I...
by bp123
20 Jul 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Buy new if you can afford it. Evans have a pretty good range of bikes. Ditch the gym and running and put as many miles as possible on the bike so you can get it serviced before you go I don't understand why you can't add bike to your luggage. Most airlines allow later additions and the more expensi...
by bp123
20 Jul 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

Re: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

Welcome to the forum. The first question is, do you currently have a bike of any sort? If so, what? If not, what else do you plan to do with a bicycle? The second question is how much cycling have you done? Hi Vorpal. Thanks, and thanks for your reply. Yes I have a bike but it is not suitable. It's...
by bp123
20 Jul 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike
Replies: 33
Views: 1561

3 week cycle trip - Buy bike, rent or borrow friend's bike

I'm in a major dilemma. I'm doing a last minute cycle trip this August with a friend, starting off in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and then going to Montenegro and Bosnia. I'll be living in my tent and therefore the bike will carry this, along with panniers, sleeping bag, clothes, and everything else I need ...