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by KEELIEDW
3 Apr 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking German train tickets on-line
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Booking German train tickets on-line

We are a group of 3 due to arrive Munich airport next month for week's holiday cruising/cycling along the Danube. We are not taking our own bikes, so these questions refer to normal foot passengers. We need to book local transport from the airport to Munich city centre and a train from Munich to Pas...
by KEELIEDW
16 Oct 2017, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My review of a one week boat-bike tour on the Danube River
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: My review of a one week boat-bike tour on the Danube River

Thanks for this review, we did an almost identical trip also on the Normandie a couple of years ago. We also have that familiar bike-holiday conundrum, I'm a keen tourer and my wife prefers gentle rides with plenty of sightseeing. The Danube trip was a good compromise which we both enjoyed, in fact ...
by KEELIEDW
13 Sep 2017, 10:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch cycle routes - iphone navigation ?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Dutch cycle routes - iphone navigation ?

Thanks for all the suggestions. We're back after an enjoyable tour, I ended up downloading "Netherlands" from the cycleroutesapp.com which proved invaluable. This is a complete downloaded offline zoomable map with all numbered waymarkers. What the website doesn't make clear is that it also...
by KEELIEDW
17 Aug 2017, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch cycle routes - iphone navigation ?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Dutch cycle routes - iphone navigation ?

We're planning a tour in Southern Holland, mostly routes based around their 2 digit waymarker system. On a previous visit I found their system pretty good in the countryside, but we were abandoned by the signage a couple of times in some urban areas. I've printed the entire route on a series of A4 s...
by KEELIEDW
1 Dec 2016, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which low-end Shimano dynohub?
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Which low-end Shimano dynohub?

I'm about to order a cheap 700c dynohub wheel from Taylorwheels.de for a utility bike. Wheels in the £30-£40 range use either the DH C3000 3N or the DH 3N 31. Anyone know if there's any real difference? I'm particularly concerned about drag when switched off.
by KEELIEDW
28 Oct 2016, 11:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 809
Views: 133947

Re: A positive thread

Some years ago on a weekend away I was wheeling my bike along a peaceful deserted Brighton seafront dreamily admiring the early-morning views, my thoughts were miles away. A loud knocking on an upstairs window of the Hotel Ramada opposite drew my attention to two waving, grinning, semi naked chamber...
by KEELIEDW
25 Sep 2016, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?

We're back after a very successful trip - many thanks for all the advice. The waymarker system was good in the countryside but unreliable in urban areas - we then relied on Google maps on our mobile phones. I recommend a diversion to Marken island, we had a memorable lunch in a sunny wharf-side café...
by KEELIEDW
10 Sep 2016, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bodge better than new?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: bodge better than new?

The SKS mudguard clip that bolts to the seat stay bridge on my Trek 520 kept breaking where the tab bends up to bolt to the bridge. In desperation I ran a zip tie between the broken clip and the mudguard and then round the bridge. Since then I've done 1000s of miles and it's held up just dandy. I s...
by KEELIEDW
7 Sep 2016, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?

Bike rental now arranged .One last question please regarding the Dutch cycle route fixed-point waymarker posts: these appear on maps as 2 digit numbers (eg our coastal route East-North-East out of Amsterdam leapfrogs past 52, 46,47 79,77 52 etc en-route along the coast toward Edam, our first night s...
by KEELIEDW
15 Jul 2016, 12:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?

Many thanks for all the advice. We've now fixed a route from Amsterdam to Edam, then NW across the peninsular to Egmond aan Zee on the West coast, then Haarlem and back to Amsterdam. Hotels booked.The Dutch cycling route planning website has been very useful, thanks. One last question: we need to re...
by KEELIEDW
11 Jul 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Sept tour north of Amsterdam - advice?

Planning a very moderate 3 day moving-on anticlockwise circular tour starting & ending at Amsterdam main station for 5 middle-aged friends. I've done some research, but any suggestions will be gratefully received. We plan to rent bikes with panniers pre-booked on-line from somewhere near the sta...
by KEELIEDW
31 Dec 2015, 10:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Amsterdam sightseeing by bike
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Amsterdam sightseeing by bike

We're 2 middle aged couples planning a weekend staying near the Vondelpark, SW of the centre. The hotel offers bike rental and we're hoping to use cycling as our main means of exploring the city. The others aren't very experienced in urban cycling, and I'm wondering just how cycle-friendly is Amster...
by KEELIEDW
3 Nov 2015, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Malmesbury/Tetbury local knowledge please!
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Malmesbury/Tetbury local knowledge please!

I'm planning a quiet route with a very traffic-shy cyclist, can anyone answer the following: 1. Between Malmesbury and Tetbury, about half a mile due North of Brokenborough a track heads North East off the B4014. My OS Landranger Map shows the track terminating at Gilboa Farm, but other sources (Goo...
by KEELIEDW
24 May 2015, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Yes, I saw that offer, but they don't seem to have the B17 narrow.
by KEELIEDW
24 May 2015, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

http://www.acycles.co.uk/brooks-b17-narrow-classic-line-unisex-saddle-7952.html# At £59.18 plus £1.99 postage it's the cheapest I've found, although it seems strange that I have to buy from France to get a home-grown product at this price. It's described as a "Classic Unisex". Does anyone ...