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by diapason
18 Jun 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: I want to carry loads of stuff on my bike (turning it into a tourer)

I recently bought a second-hand large Carry Freedom. Very versatile and has, so far, done service on supermarket and tip runs. I would rate it very highly.
by diapason
18 Jun 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lockdown Nostalgia
Replies: 23
Views: 1430

Re: Lockdown Nostalgia

It is a pity that car traffic is getting back to pre-lockdown levels. It has been blissful during the start of lockdown, but it's getting back to unpleasant levels in the towns. I'm pleased that the otwn centre has been pedestrianised and I've written to the corporation hoping that they make it perm...
by diapason
1 Jun 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 50
Views: 1518

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

I suffered for years after a lifting accident at work when, eventually, about 20 years ago, a Consultant at the Pain Clinic prescribed Pregabelin which works on nerve ending pain. It did the trick, and It's been tolerable - often much better - since then. It's a Controlled Drug these days, but the G...
by diapason
23 May 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: George Longstaff cycle stolen
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: George Longstaff cycle stolen

So pleased you got it back relatively intact! I wish the police could catch the scum who took it and give them a public whipping!

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by diapason
23 May 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New quarantine rules
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: New quarantine rules

Surely, until the virus is completely under control, there should be no international travel by an means. Quarantine should have been imposed at the start of the outbreak. Either it's done properly or not at all.
by diapason
22 May 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 33
Views: 2423

Re: Vango or Vaude

I have a Force Ten - a more modern version of the Bukta I had as a kid. I do take it by car to a camp site - don't think I'd fancy tying it to a rear rack - but I might try it one day on a trailer. I've got the porch extension - bought on Ebay for about £15 some years ago. I enjoy the room and am sa...
by diapason
15 May 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: George Longstaff cycle stolen
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: George Longstaff cycle stolen

Very sorry to read this - I saw it on Facebook recently too. Very likely that the scumbags don't know the value of what they have. Worth looking on ebay, gumtree etc and alerting local bike shops. It could also have been dumped somewhere - good idea to put up posters in thge area and ask local busin...
by diapason
15 May 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Melpitzer
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Melpitzer

A friend in Ukraine has just ordered a Melpitzer bike - said to be German.

Has anybody heard of this company - all I can find is a bike shop in Melpitz.
by diapason
19 Dec 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

It's a JOKE -hence the song from The Mikado! Where's your sense of humour?
by diapason
19 Dec 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

Perhaps their best improvement would be to tie Wee Jimmy Kranke to the front buffer of the train.

Listen here at about 1.17 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6czeTuNEU
by diapason
9 Dec 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Reunited with owner - Denton 531 frame - Found in Rochester
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Reunited with owner - Denton 531 frame - Found in Rochester

Great news before Christmass.

I hope the Old Bill can catch the little scrotes responsible and mete out appropriate chastisement!
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24289

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Many hospitals are on the edge of towns and nurses etc work unsocial hours. There is little or no public transport at night and certainly not to rural areas. It isn't safe for women to be cycling alone during the middle of the night. Car sharing is hardly possible with shifts starting and finishing ...
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24289

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

No, Pete Owens. When I go to the hospital, I bike it. but many of my friends working in the NHS who are already struggling to live on paltry salaries, are hit with an additional tax on going to work. Managers and other such parastes, of course, get company cars, free petrol and free parking.
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 24289

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

They do it at Taunton hospital too. Poor nursing (and other) staff, working unsocial hours, public transport a joke, too far away to bike - forced to pay a huge sum from their meagre wages just to park their cars at work! Terrible for patients and visitors too. All to fund the PFI contracts introduc...
by diapason
30 Nov 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Front light with bar bag?

I got - from SJSC - a little 'block' which screws into one of the front fork bosses and lets the light straps go round it. Good position for the light and out of the way.