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by JJF
20 Jun 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike in back of car
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Bike in back of car

In recent months there was a thread about fitting bikes in the back of cars. It included a website which gave internal dimensions of cars. Can anyone direct me to that or similar website please.
by JJF
27 Apr 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1792
Views: 38826

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Dingle?
by JJF
3 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Step through touring bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1717

Re: Step through touring bike

Possible step-through choices have been mentioned in Cycle mag recently. Feb/Mar 2019 gave a review of the Islabikes Janis and mention of their Joni and Jimi. In Aug/Sep 2019 an article described a Bristol Bicycles Touring Step-thru tourer.
by JJF
10 Jan 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?

In answer to mjr's questions The most recent occasion was June 2016. I was charged the difference between a foot passenger and a cyclist with bike. ie looking at today's prices that would be £5. It wasn't written in a rule somewhere. Whether the person in the booth would do the same today I don't kn...
by JJF
10 Jan 2020, 11:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Dutch Flyer - a missed opportunity?

I have in the past bought a Dutch Flyer ticket without cycle provision. On arrival at Harwich join the queue of cars in standard cyclist manner. At the passport/boat ticket booth ask for a ticket for bike. This has been provided without comment. On the matter of train travel to Harwich, the vast maj...
by JJF
7 Nov 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on 20" (406mm) tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Advice on 20" (406mm) tyres

I'm looking for info about 20" tyres. At present I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20x1.35. However I find them virtually impossible to put on and take off the rim. I'm accustomed to being able to take a tyre off with 2 tyre levers and put it back again with bare hands, and if necessary, a small amo...
by JJF
1 May 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Repair Shop
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: The Repair Shop

IGICB = I go, I come back.
by JJF
24 Mar 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

I would expect the Loire route to be busy in August and you would be recommended to book accommodation in advance.
by JJF
6 Mar 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1805

Re: Folding Touring Bikes? Airnimal?

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist which I bought 20 years ago. My decision to buy it was helped by a very positive assessment by Chris Juden in the Cycle magazine. My requirement was for a bike which was good for touring and I am very pleased with it. I wasn't so concerned with size when folded...
by JJF
24 Feb 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 87
Views: 6989

Re: Churches - interesting

Only about 6 miles from the outstanding church at Greenstead near Ongar (mentioned by LinusR above) is Magdalen Laver. On the list of Rectors inside the church is William Webb Ellis who is said to have originated Rugby Football and gives his name to the Rugby World Cup.
by JJF
3 Feb 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1827

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

My partner and I took the train from St Malo to Nantes a few years ago. The journey involved a fairly lengthy wait for a connection at Rennes.
We had a short ride from the station at Nantes to our first overnight stay then the following day set out on Eurovelo 6.
by JJF
1 Dec 2018, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dismount on Cycle Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: Dismount on Cycle Path

Harlow in Essex could at one time claim the prize for Cyclist Dismount signs. See Warrington Cycle Campaign Facility of the month September 2007. (Sorry, I don't know how to create a link for it ).
by JJF
2 Nov 2018, 9:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Perceived risk whilst cycling ( A Survey )

I haven't read all the above posts line by line so I might be repeating a point made by somebody else. The question about perceived risk whilst cycling has been addressed to readers of these boards ie people who cycle some of the time, whether it's a little or a lot. There are lots of people who don...
by JJF
9 Aug 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: are small-wheeled tyres always a tight fit?
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: are small-wheeled tyres always a tight fit?

I too am mystified by the problem of fitting tyres on 20" wheels. I didn't used to be. For a few years my partner and I have used Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres (20x1.35 or 35 406). I found them easy to remove with 2 tyre levers and replace using fingers only. Easy to cope with out on the road. F...
by JJF
22 Jun 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: 2 weeks tour from Dunkirk and back - where to go?

There is a posting in this thread (10 June) which suggests the possibility of returning from Ijmuiden to Harwich. I'm afraid this is not possible. The ferry from Ijmuiden goes to Newcastle. The only ferry to Harwich is from Hoek van Holland. On another point, I have been told by a Belgian Friend tha...