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by anniesboy
31 Jan 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?

For quite some years when going to France,my wife and I,followed the same routine. Cover the main tubes with pipe lagging held in place with cables ties,cover the chain with a plastic bag. On leaving the airport find a very secluded spot ideally in a hedge or wooded area. Leave all tubing etc in a l...
by anniesboy
18 Jan 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 3587

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Some years ago I used to met a friend at a pub some ten miles from my home.
I often returned home after eleven one night I startled by this on dark country road
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by anniesboy
27 Nov 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Surely it is down to the parents as to whether a child wears a helmet or not.

I really don't care if someone decides not to use a helmet,but please don't go around lecturing to those that do.
by anniesboy
8 Oct 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 977

Re: Bike mirror

The Blackburn mirror is what I use on my Thorn with drop bars.

I can use it on the other side when cycling in France, on the negative side it does "shake" especially on poor surfaces.
by anniesboy
13 Jul 2018, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lowering the bar
Replies: 24
Views: 1619

Re: Lowering the bar

My wife had exactly this issue with her Thorn xtc, I purchased a step through frame from Thorn. I moved all components to the new frame and sold the xtc frame. I am not sure if Thorns do a step through to accommodate a Roholff hub or one with couplings,give them a call. The current frame should be e...
by anniesboy
11 Jul 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2556

Re: Airports on your own

Some years ago,travelling with my wife ,hence two bikes plus panniers,the driver refused to let us board the bus which was empty.
Company policy was the answer to my questioning.
Following this I opted for valet parking.
by anniesboy
6 Jun 2018, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2472

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

I will update this post if I here more from the police.
by anniesboy
6 Jun 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2472

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

As a result of the issues raised in this post.
I have contacted Thames Valley Police on 101 and made them aware of thoughts contained in this post.
by anniesboy
5 Jun 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2472

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

Maybe these should have been fitted,if that is possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McynZUqTJpo

Edit,just noticed Brucey mentioned this.
by anniesboy
28 May 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric Trike
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Electric Trike

I have a friend who is looking to purchase an electric trike,due to balance problems a bicycle is not viable.

Any ideas as to possible options most welcome.
by anniesboy
16 Apr 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting used to Clipless Pedals
Replies: 54
Views: 2412

Re: Getting used to Clipless Pedals

Why not use one pedal clipless and the other non clipless ,when you are confident just clipless with both.

My concern after many years clipless is my foot coming off when not expecting it,I also once had a problem when one the two screws on plate came off allowing the plate to swivel.
by anniesboy
30 Mar 2018, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Finding a suitable tandem for LeJoG
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Finding a suitable tandem for LeJoG

Having (twenty two years ago) ridden the French equivalent,the things to think about are. 1 How are you going to get tandem to start /finish point ,we used Bike bus to the Med and rode home 2 Unless you will have support you need panniers for two. 3 Hills will present more of a challenge on a tandem...
by anniesboy
23 Mar 2018, 9:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: App for reporting potholes
Replies: 28
Views: 2513

Re: App for reporting potholes

The CTC app is actually "Fill that hole"