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by goosegog
19 Oct 2020, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike
Replies: 48
Views: 2557

Re: Fitting different pannier rack to ebike

]I fitted a different rack to my Ebike . I looked at Cube bike with an integral rack but realised panniers would not fit the rack The only panniers that fitted were Cube`s panniers. I bought a Cube without a rack . As I have not been impressed with the racks available in UK Their bottom mount being ...
by goosegog
6 Jun 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Several day tour with e-bike
Replies: 64
Views: 1996

Re: Several day tour with e-bike

Correction sorry . I have got my weights mixed up . My battery weighs about 5 lbs not kg so it about the weight of 2 bags of sugar
by goosegog
5 Jun 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Several day tour with e-bike
Replies: 64
Views: 1996

Re: Several day tour with e-bike

I have toured with my E bike , I charged the battery up each night in the hotel room. Range is dependant on terrain, starting in the mornings indicated range was about 65 miles after 30 miles stopping for lunch the indicated range would be 60 miles. A spare battery 500 ah is about £500 and weighs 5 ...
by goosegog
13 Jan 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

For cycling the Rhine south of Strasbourg I recommend the French Wine Route through Alsace. At Colmar cross the river at Neuf-Brisach (a fortified Vauban town) and Breisach to Freiburg.
by goosegog
13 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

My tried and tested method for corroded metal is heating the outer section with a hot-air gun ( used for paint stripping ) then using a plumber`s freezer spray( available in the plumbing section of DIY stores) on the inner section. A couple of goes might be required.
by goosegog
29 Sep 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2827

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

I have just completed my first tour with a pedelec. I tour Germany and Austria and have seen an increase in E bikes over the past 5 years. Last year I estimated the bikes I saw 80% of them were pedelecs that's 4 in every 5 bikes. I saw a lot of them passing me. My epiphany came when I visited a chur...
by goosegog
2 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Where to buy my ebike ( centred on Northampton )
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Where to buy my ebike ( centred on Northampton )

I live in Northamptonshie and have bought a Pedelec as my retirement present. I have bought a Cube from Rutland Cycles (RC) at Rutland Water. I did about 6 months research. I was looking for a tourer/trekking bike with Bosch system, 500ah battery and a faired in battery mount.I looked a various site...
by goosegog
5 Jun 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rutland water
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: Rutland water

Car parking at the car parks can be expensive. I park at Manton down the old road by the Horse and Jockey pub. I find the anti-clockwise direction the best, due to the usual SW wind. Its a bit windy crossing the dam. Most sections are good. Care should be taken through the steep section of Barnsdale...
by goosegog
14 Mar 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Moselle area
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Moselle area

If you are driving to the Moselle head for Remich (turn off motorway round Luxembourg at junction before the airport) Luxembourg has the cheapest fuel, as Remich is on the border the road into town is full of petrol stations. At bottom of road turn right at lights for the esplanade alongside river. ...
by goosegog
14 Mar 2017, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kitzbuhel Map
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Kitzbuhel Map

Try Kompass maps, these can be viewed online. Map shops e.g. Stanfords sell them, or you could buy locally in Kitzbuhel.
by goosegog
14 Jan 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Immenstadt, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Immenstadt, Germany

I have stayed at Oberstdorf and Oberstaufen. I would consider Immenstadt as a `normal` town so there may be a limited choice of hotels and restaurants. Oberstdorf has more options. As you are hiring bikes it is worth considering Pedelecs electric assisted bikes, they are now common in Germany . Some...
by goosegog
29 Jul 2015, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to stay with bikes in Rutland?
Replies: 8
Views: 5426

Re: Where to stay with bikes in Rutland?

If you go to `Discover Rutland` website , there is a list but they seem a bit expensive. There a few pubs that do B&B, its worth looking at Oakham ,Uppingham and Stamford. If you want to camp there is a site at Wing Hall south of Rutland Water. As it is a popular area for cycling storage shouldn...
by goosegog
27 Jul 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal du Midi towpath
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: Canal du Midi towpath

There was another enquiry about the canal a few months ago. If you use the search you should get more information. I have cycled from Carcassone to Narbonne. As with other posts the towpath is narrow with tree-roots, it is best to follow the canal by the adjacent quiet roads and to cycle along the c...
by goosegog
17 Mar 2015, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Magazine readers
Replies: 44
Views: 3701

Re: CTC Magazine readers

I enjoy reading the Magazine, but I am disappointed there is no feedback to articles. Why doesn`t the Magazine have its own Board on the Forum, it would give better feedback and information to readers. I was surprised in the latest edition a reader wanted to repair his panniers, there was no editori...
by goosegog
10 Mar 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Narbonne
Replies: 12
Views: 4905

Re: Bordeaux to Narbonne

I cycled Carcassonne to Agde, I used the Cicerone book. I used the towpath to Trebes, as previous posts the towpath is rough due to tree roots it is also narrow more like a footpath. I then used the roads looking at the canal when possible, the section from Homps to Le Somail is pretty. I cycled the...