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by AMC
14 Aug 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid shampoo bar
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Solid shampoo bar

I use a coconut solid shampoo ( can't remember the name but got it in local wholefood shop, brown cardboard packaging - Amphora brand?) It's very good, lasts for ever & doesn't dry my hair or skin out at all. It crumbles but I just squashed the lumps into a small screw-top tin. Light, handy &...
by AMC
19 Jun 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London

Apologies for late response to comments, been away. How did you wangle that, what is it? Social Network analysis is surprisingly useful if you do the kind of research I do with communities; a simple explanation of it is beyond me, but I'm hoping this will change after the course! Wangled it through ...
by AMC
16 Jun 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London

They met in Warsaw, the frenchperson thought she was in Moscow and the russianperson thought he was in Paris Well, I shall keep a keen eye out for confused French & Russian persons in Warzawa then :lol: Frankfurt/Oder is good for cycling by the river, but I suspect you mean the Other Frankfurt ...
by AMC
16 Jun 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Brompton + trains from St Petersburg to London

I've managed to wangle a study trip to St Petersburg, flying out (taking advantage of BA's generous luggage allowance) & travelling back to Wales by train, stopping in the main cities en-route: Tallin, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Berlin, Frankfurt. I'll partly be meeting colleagues & friends &...
by AMC
15 Nov 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jenny Graham ... 9th Super Girl .....
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Jenny Graham ... 9th Super Girl .....

And me - amazing :)
by AMC
20 Sep 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurotunnel or ferries?
Replies: 54
Views: 3968

Re: Eurotunnel or ferries?

Just to add to Robgul's point about knives, we took our Bike Fridays folded in bags as luggage on the Eurostar a few years ago, they searched our "hand" luggage (ie not the panniers that were all stashed in laundry bags) & confiscated my Opinel knife on the basis that it has a locking ...
by AMC
3 May 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to wear middle east and there abouts
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: What to wear middle east and there abouts

As a woman who has travelled a bit in the Middle East I would say cover up arms and legs, especially in populated areas (except Abu Dhabi & Dubai where clothing rules for foreigners are much more relaxed), and most importantly make the clothes loose - standard western fitted T shirts, even with ...
by AMC
6 Dec 2017, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3888

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Less unstable at first than 16" wheels, but I find a bit of weight on the front never hurts :) Sympathies with difficulties in trying them -I have no idea what they do in France apart from the popularity of electric motors I see when I'm there. Personally I just started with a 70s Shopper bike ...
by AMC
5 Dec 2017, 12:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3888

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

Well worth looking second hand for a Bike Friday, & I'm sure that the more commonly available New World Tourist would do what you need to (at the risk of sounding like a salesperson for them!)
by AMC
4 Dec 2017, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAHON FOR TOURING
Replies: 46
Views: 3888

Re: DAHON FOR TOURING

I've toured on a Dahon which was ok but the components just wore out, including the folding mechanism hinges. I own a Brompton but wouldn't use it for touring unless it was a trip with more public transport than cycling. My recommendation would be a Bike Friday with 20" wheels; I've toured in a...
by AMC
7 Dec 2016, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Failed bike mount - advice

Yes, I did think it was a safety issue, & I suggested to Armor-X that they re-wrote their instructions to this end. (Or, given that they later sent me some new ones with the right information on, at least pack the correct ones for shipping.) I wouldn't put a phone in the bin, but you know what I...
by AMC
7 Dec 2016, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Failed bike mount - advice

Well, I appreciate all your support, I shall let go & chalk it up to something! I suppose I'd better let go of the carefully wrapped folded in half mess of shattered glass & plastic into the bin, although this feels like such a waste of precious & toxic metals. Maybe it can be recycled...
by AMC
6 Dec 2016, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Failed bike mount - advice

Hmm, I was afraid this might be the (depressing) case. Never mind, I'll try the other links without much hope & grit my teeth , fork out for a new phone & mutter a lot under my breath...thanks for the thoughts though, looks like I'm not alone though am disappointed by the consequential loss ...
by AMC
5 Dec 2016, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Failed bike mount - advice

I tried the Better Business Bureau but wasn't able to proceed as I couldn't find the parent company or any other details about Armor-X, which didn't fill me with confidence! But I'll have a look at the other two (the Bureau of Consumer Protection seems to be the same as the Federal Trade Commission ...
by AMC
5 Dec 2016, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Failed bike mount - advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Failed bike mount - advice

At some expense I bought an Armor-X bike mount & waterproof case from the U.S. for my new mobile phone to use OS maps on tour. I chose it & paid the extra money as I wanted a really reliable product. Unfortunately the instructions made no mention of an orange plastic locking device which (it...