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by BE1
26 Aug 2014, 8:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: NEW from Hilleberg for 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: NEW from Hilleberg for 2015

Simon

Or use these http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/tents-and-spares/all-tent-spares/titanium-2g-skewer-peg-pack-of-6/ and come in at under 900g :) while praying for light winds and firm soil :?
by BE1
22 Aug 2014, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Notes from a flat country
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Notes from a flat country

I'd been looking forward to riding in a land without hills. It would be a change to be able to cycle without slogging up a hill pushing and panting like I was about to give birth. A long weekend touring the Netherlands seemed like the perfect gift for the person who moans about hills. http://wp.me/...
by BE1
22 Aug 2014, 1:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My first tour (I didn't make it)
Replies: 93
Views: 10369

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

. you ought to up your calorie intake if cycling in hilly territory - . Translation = eat lots of pies :D Getting enough food and liquid into you is important, especially if you do not do long distances very often. I always get this wrong on the first day, to the extent of, on one occassion, ending...
by BE1
20 Aug 2014, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My first tour (I didn't make it)
Replies: 93
Views: 10369

Re: My first tour (I didn't make it)

Certainly not a failed trip as you got out there and did it :) which is more than I've managed this year :( I also find the first day tough simply because it is usually the first time in a long time that I have sent all day on the bike. Throw in the hills you faced and it being a first ever tour and...
by BE1
19 Aug 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Pannier Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: New Pannier Help!

I have not seen the Arkel panniers in the flesh but I suspect that they will be a little delicate for day to day commuting. There are a number of mid-weight, waterproof alternatives to the ortliebs and the drylines http://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-arc-40-panniers/ http://www.evanscycles.com/products/a...
by BE1
26 Jun 2014, 10:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budapest bike shop recommendations please!
Replies: 2
Views: 5435

Re: Budapest bike shop recommendations please!

I Have n't a specific recommendation but suggest you have a look on crazyguyonabike. Enjoy your trip.
by BE1
24 Jun 2014, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lock bargain???
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Bike lock bargain???

Depending on the level of security you need Fudges' seem to have some good prices on Kryptonite locks at the moment

http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?c=3817&brand
by BE1
24 Jun 2014, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tifosi CK7...or something more expensive?
Replies: 12
Views: 3815

Re: Tifosi CK7...or something more expensive?

Many on here would argue that Spa have set the benchmark. However, If you live "darrn Sarf" then this may be easier to get to to have a look at http://www.pearsoncycles.co.uk/store/product/41186/Pearson-Easy-Come-Easy-Go-17/ or this http://www.condorcycles.com/Condor-Bikes/9457-Condor-Frat...
by BE1
23 Jun 2014, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folders that ride like a normal bike
Replies: 37
Views: 4715

Re: Folders that ride like a normal bike

By popular demand: my new (well NoS) Dahon Tournado. I have not seen another in Silver and the spec is a little different to that I have seen in the brochure: 105 front and rear, no Brooks saddle or tape . As befits someone who has dropped a pile of cash, I am convinced it is exactly what I have bee...
by BE1
22 Jun 2014, 8:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No Overtaking of cyclists on some roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 9031

Re: No Overtaking of cyclists on some roads?

I am coming to this one very late.... It sounds very similar to the "bicycle priority" streets which are being tested here in Brussels. They have a 30 kph speed limit a big sign on entry stating that cyclist have priority and also bicycle logos painted at intervals all across the road. Ove...
by BE1
16 Jun 2014, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folders that ride like a normal bike
Replies: 37
Views: 4715

Re: Folders that ride like a normal bike

[ if you take a look at (say) some other Ritchey Breakaway models, you will suddenly realise what a bargain the tournado is, go back and buy it. Consider this helpful suggestion another 'sign' if you like... :wink: cheers There is currently a large suitcase with Dahon written on it sitting in my li...
by BE1
10 Jun 2014, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folders that ride like a normal bike
Replies: 37
Views: 4715

Re: Folders that ride like a normal bike

Of bikes made by major manufacturers and thus, presumably, easily available and not too expensive the Dahon Tournado may be your best bet if you don't want a small wheeler http://www.dahon.com/mainnav/folding-bikes/single-view/bike/tournado.html A few months ago someone was selling new ones for aro...
by BE1
2 Jun 2014, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the line between a BSO and a cheap proper bike?
Replies: 62
Views: 4959

Re: Where is the line between a BSO and a cheap proper bike?

Bicycler wrote:The only reason I brought up that thread was the suggestion that a £400 bike was a BSO. I don't believe that for a second, but I am interested to know what makes a bike a BSO



If I recall that thread correctly it generated considerably more heat than light :roll:
by BE1
27 May 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Paris bike ride- secure parking for van in Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: London to Paris bike ride- secure parking for van in Par

As the link in the previous post shows there are lots of underground car parks in Paris. Most have lots of space in as no self respecting Parisian would ever dream of paying for parking. :wink: Just be careful of any height restrictions and remember to get any bikes off the roof before driving in!
by BE1
21 May 2014, 4:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: surviving the train to Thurso
Replies: 16
Views: 14307

Re: surviving the train to Thurso

[url]nationalrail.co.uk[/url] has a feature called stations made easy. It allows you to plot a route from platform X to platform Y, setting parameters such as no steps or steep ramps: it then provides a map and photos of the route. Forewarned is forearmed :)