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by Frere
28 Aug 2011, 11:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Rome
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: London to Rome

there is also a thread just below your post:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23753

huge amount of information here:)

Frere
by Frere
28 Aug 2011, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Rome
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: London to Rome

googling the Via Francigena by bicycle yields quite a few results. Its on my list of rides I would like to do and if you posting details, photos etc on a website or something like that, I would be very interested, and am sure others will be too :)

Frere
by Frere
18 Jul 2011, 1:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)
Replies: 28
Views: 10567

Re: Crediton to Tiverton (Rob's Passage)

aha, thought it had to be MickF... Spotted a burgundy(?) Mercian, immaculate, with aluminium trailer on two wheels, well ridden by a fit white haired cyclist, on the Cheltenham Road in Bristol which is the A38, around noon, possibly earlier. My first thought was 'is that MickF?' and after checking t...
by Frere
24 Jul 2009, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pisa bike shop
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Pisa bike shop

Yes, lots ppl cycle there, but using a gross simplification, they can be divided to one of two camps. One being urban riders, with old hacks, hybrids and mountain bikes. The other camp being 4, 5, 6k euro carbon fibre road bling loaded with top spec campagnolo components. The former you'll see every...
by Frere
5 Nov 2008, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We have new competition!
Replies: 36
Views: 3810

How about this one, 'Cyclists dismount' but welsh? (or not?)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4794753.stm

Frere
by Frere
28 Oct 2008, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ye Gods its cold!
Replies: 20
Views: 1707

Just had some hail in Bristol, didnt last very long, nano-minutes duration if that makes sense :)

Frere
by Frere
24 Oct 2008, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cold Setting a rear triangle
Replies: 25
Views: 2286

This list may be helpful am not sure how up to date it is.

http://www.ceeway.com/custom_uk_bicycle ... ilders.htm

Frere
by Frere
23 Oct 2008, 1:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ..know of a similiar bike workshop which...
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Bingo!

Very many thanks to all those who kindly replied, tis appreciated.

Frere
by Frere
21 Oct 2008, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ..know of a similiar bike workshop which...
Replies: 4
Views: 582

..know of a similiar bike workshop which...

...renovates older bicycles and sell them on, recycling frames, components etc, end result usually superior quality to new bikes costing twice the price, like these two bicycle workshops:- http://www.jakesbikes.co.uk (Bristol) and http://www.commonwheel.org.uk (Glasgow) in the Newcastle/Tynemouth ar...
by Frere
17 Aug 2008, 10:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: i-pods and cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 4871

Of course not, was endorsing thirdcrank and cranky's comments that the implication that people with hearing impairments shouldnt be allowed to ride is unacceptable. Its all too easy to ride into a minefield (or potholes for that matter!) so the clarification is helpful.

Frere
by Frere
17 Aug 2008, 10:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: i-pods and cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 4871

People with hearing impairments do tend to be very visually aware for the simple reason that they learn to use other senses to compensate. This statement is in danger of being grossly sweeping as there are so many different graduations of hearing impairment. I myself happen to be profoundly Deaf, an...
by Frere
17 Aug 2008, 11:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: south africa
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Following on from MLJ's comments, this link may give some indication of what to expect:-

http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/digest/cfi_sa.pdf

Its an adapation of a lecture by John Franklin.

Frere
by Frere
2 Jun 2008, 12:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling light
Replies: 57
Views: 9292

There was some mention of camping kit in this thread, including sleeping bags. Wonder if anyone has views on using a Blizzard Survival Bag as per this link:- http://www.blizzardsurvival.com/product.php/100/blizzard-survival-bag instead of a gore tex bivvy bag/sleeping bag and just simply sleep in it...