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by quack
23 Mar 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1606

Re: Riese and Muller

I bought an R&M New Charger Touring last year. Great bike. Still feels like riding a bike, but with a bit of help on hills etc. My only reservation is the weight, as they are cumbersome to move around. The other point is that the front suspension and the larger tyres make the handlebars and bike...
by quack
13 Oct 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 22
Views: 2192

Whatever happened to Bikesters?

Does anyone know what happened to ronhill bikesters? I wanted to retire a couple of well used pairs, but can't seem to fine replacements anywhere. If they've gone the way of all things, can anyone suggest good alternatives?
by quack
8 Feb 2015, 11:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Postage/Courier costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: Postage/Courier costs

I sent a bike frame via parcel force from my local depot (48 hour tracked service, flat rate, (i.e. £100) compensation ) last week. I paid around £17inc vat.
by quack
27 Jun 2014, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wildlife experiences whilst cycling
Replies: 14
Views: 5638

Re: Wildlife experiences whilst cycling

Venomous brightly coloured snakes and a disturbed brown bear running away along the track in front of me. Mind you it was British Columbia. (Kettle Valley Railway).
by quack
17 Jun 2014, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front panniers for rear use?
Replies: 10
Views: 3603

Front panniers for rear use?

I'm wanting to get some small rear panniers, for light touring. I've been wondering about using front panniers on the rear rack. Does anyone have any experience with these? Or are there smaller panniers designed for rear use. Waterproof preferably. Ortlieb front roller or front roller city (lighter)...
by quack
3 Dec 2013, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ribble better now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Ribble better now?

Thanks to everyone for the reassuring replies. Much appreciated.
by quack
2 Dec 2013, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ribble better now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Ribble better now?

As I recall, Ribble Cycles used to have a pretty poor reputation a few years back. Anyone have any recent experience with them?
by quack
1 Sep 2013, 6:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring on a folder
Replies: 30
Views: 6162

Re: touring on a folder

I've toured in Germany and Austria using my Birdy Rohloff with expedition rack. Travelled by rail/eurostar/night sleeper with no probs (birdy in its padded bag). As for luggage, the usual Ortlieb back rollers plus handlebar bag (with padded bike bag on top of rack). Handling not much different to a ...
by quack
5 Apr 2012, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: You couldn't make it up
Replies: 15
Views: 9335

Re: You couldn't make it up

For those interested, this is what is to be built: (Sorry, link to council plan, option 1 doesn't seem to work): Cycle lane stops. Cyclists then have to pass up to ASL via two very narrow lanes, of which the plan says: "both the left-turn and right-turn lanes approaching the junction would be s...
by quack
4 Apr 2012, 7:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: You couldn't make it up
Replies: 15
Views: 9335

You couldn't make it up

A cycle lane at a busy and dangerous junction in York, built only three years ago with Cycling England money, is to be removed at a cost of £12,000. Here's an extract from the local rag: "A CYCLE lane at a York junction is to be removed at a cost of £12,000 – only three years after it was put i...
by quack
23 Jan 2012, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bespoke frame/bike builder recommendations?
Replies: 96
Views: 8390

Bespoke frame/bike builder recommendations?

I intend to splash out on a bespoke bike for my son's 40th birthday this summer. Probably an audax. Does anyone have experience/recommendations of good frame builders? It's a bit early to start looking, but he's living abroad, and we'd need to sort out a visit for measuring well in advance. I'm base...
by quack
28 Jun 2011, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Burley Travoy Trailor
Replies: 42
Views: 10800

Re: Burley Travoy Trailor

The travoy comes complete with a large tote bag suitable for shopping. This hooks direct on to the anchor points and is open at the top. You can add a choice of detachable top bag, which also comes with shoulder strap. You only need the (supplied) straps onthe anchor points for other loads. They cli...
by quack
28 Jun 2011, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Burley Travoy Trailor
Replies: 42
Views: 10800

Re: Burley Travoy Trailor

I use the Market bags, and occasionally the holdall that came with the travoy with the top commuting bag. All can be kept waterproof with the fly cover, which pulls over everything and works well. An alternative to the duffle, with its back straps would be any ordinary backpack or bag, of course. Yo...