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by Campag
18 Dec 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands / Oxfordshire
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: West Midlands / Oxfordshire

Thanks for the replies - as I expected those Sustrans routes are of variable quality. My companions prefer off-road where it is reasonably well surfaced. Looks like I should check both options - minor roads as well as off-road. I've used Garmin connect and Komoot to plan routes and one of these took...
by Campag
15 Dec 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands / Oxfordshire
Replies: 13
Views: 651

West Midlands / Oxfordshire

I'm in the initial stages of planning a four day cycle trip, taking in Rugby or Daventry, down towards Buckingham; across to Banbury; then Stratford upon Avon and back to Rugby / Daventry. Stopping in B n B's or Travelodge / Premier Inn type places. Mixture of minor roads and canal / railway routes....
by Campag
18 Nov 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

The frameset was supplied without forks, and in the informative notes from the supplier a few different wheel combinations were suggested. I find the handling is fine, it feels predictable at different speeds. Even with the smaller front wheel it is still quite a long wheelbase so I suppose that hel...
by Campag
11 Nov 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Better pics of the scopa. Its an amazing bike at a good price. Got some 10k local Kom s on it in the summer (about 15 mins) The major advantage that i can see vs a bachetta is that the seat position is fixed and it has an adjustabe boom. About £1100 total using a new frame and a mix of new and seco...
by Campag
5 Nov 2019, 11:35am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: County Durham cyclists
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: County Durham cyclists

Stephen - there is an active cycling uk section that meets in Ponteland - that's the nearest one that I'm aware of. Also if you use Faceache, a group on there called 'cycling around the North East'. And another based at the cycle cafe / workshop in Swalwell called Pedalling Squares. I live in County...
by Campag
25 Oct 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

I have a Velomotion - similar to a Bachetta stick bike. Bought as a frameset direct from the manufacturer via eBay. It has the advantages of light weight and a direct chain line. I find it climbs well and good on the flat, despite an ageing engine. Plenty of choice in how you configure the bike, inc...
by Campag
18 Sep 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 232435

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

My first recumbent was a second hand Kingcycle, about 3 years ago. Since then a couple of quite rare vintage recumbents, made by Aerobikes (a small scale builder in Edinburgh). And most recently a new bike, using a Velomotion framekit from Poland and built up with various components either already i...
by Campag
23 Jun 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June
Replies: 26
Views: 10883

Re: York Rally 2019: 22-23 June

Great weekend. Obviously we were lucky with the weather, other things that could be controlled were spot on. Catching up with friends; selection of rides (I did the retro ride on Saturday on my 1964 Moulton); good food and beer on site; bargains in the trade stands and saddlebag sale; interesting bi...
by Campag
20 May 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tell me about… minivelos
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: Tell me about… minivelos

Small wheels without suspension results in a very bumpy and harsh ride. There are advantages to small wheels in designs such as folders (Brompton, Dahon etc) or small wheeled road bikes (Moulton). If it is an unsuspended frame, better using large wheels.
by Campag
27 Apr 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 3126

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

There should be, but probably seen as too 'outside the (tin) box for our car obsessed decision makers.
by Campag
3 Apr 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?
Replies: 105
Views: 10727

Re: Should we stop using the word 'cyclists'?

Not just about cyclists. There seems to be growing intolerance for any 'radical' idea. Ideas like challenging the reliance on cars with one occupant as the main form of transport; investing in roads instead of buses, railways, cycle routes; making rich people and multinational companies pay tax; inv...