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by BE1
21 May 2014, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Chipping ******
Replies: 28
Views: 11418

Re: Chipping ******

[quote="Tonyf33"]we had our street re-surfaced 7 weeks ago, leaflet through door giving you all the info and a promise to sweep up all the loose chippings a short while afterwards...has it been done, has it heckers like :evil: As a consequence we now have this build up on the entrance to t...
by BE1
21 May 2014, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My new touring bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: My new touring bike

I remember looking at the Thorn Nomad mk2 and it had the similar low top tube, I thought at first I was looking a bike that was for a much smaller person but then noticed it was for people of my height. I think my concern would be that the seat post would act as a lever on the frame causing a lot m...
by BE1
24 Apr 2014, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton spec questions.
Replies: 29
Views: 3957

Re: Moulton spec questions.

Thought I'd give you guys an update. I bought one, now just have to wait for it to arrive. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171307337411?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648 Congratulations There is a bit of a TSR glut on ebay at the moment. I was tempted by your one but as I am outside ...
by BE1
23 Apr 2014, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surely someone does old fashioned leather mitts for less tha
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Surely someone does old fashioned leather mitts for less

Agu do these, although I am not sure about UK stockists http://www.agu.com/zomer-8/handschoen-pop-gehaakt-wit And while not cheap, except when compared to Rapha :wink: , these Gore ones are lovely http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gore-bike-wear-retro-tech-short-finger-cycling-glove/
by BE1
8 Apr 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accommodation in Brussels
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

Re: Accommodation in Brussels

There is one campsite in Brussels itself http://cielouvertcamping.wordpress.com/ Very central but only open in July and August camp in my garden lists couple of places in brussels and not to far from the centre but i have no experience of these [urlhttp://campinmygarden.com/campsites/336][/url] Here...
by BE1
28 Mar 2014, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accessible accommodation along The Danube
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Accessible accommodation along The Danube

These people run a handbike tour down part of the route.

Not suggesting that you necessarily take their tour but they may have useful information/contacts

http://www.barrierefrei-reisen.at/en/reisen.php?id=24
by BE1
27 Mar 2014, 12:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent advice
Replies: 17
Views: 6305

Re: Tent advice

I'd be rather wary of buying a second hand modern tent (ie not fabric) to be honest. Not saying any of the god folk on here are trying to con anyone but with UV degredation of materials giving tents a limited life, and then the problems of pole fatigue/breakage, I would have thought it more economi...
by BE1
26 Mar 2014, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Belgium tour
Replies: 7
Views: 3906

Re: Belgium tour

Here are a few links that may help with the planning. The first is a route planner for the nodes system in Flanders. The points are well signposted and it is possible to follow the route simply by noting the nodes in the order of travel (experience suggests carring a map just in case you miss a sign...
by BE1
26 Mar 2014, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent advice
Replies: 17
Views: 6305

Re: Tent advice

Steve you will find that the only thing more numerous than the number of tents out there is the number of opinions about them :D If you get the chance, go to a shop where there are number of tents on display so you can get a feel for the different designs and which may suit you. It is generally cons...
by BE1
24 Mar 2014, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike locks
Replies: 78
Views: 16848

Re: bike locks

Here is the most comprehensive list I have come across http://www.lfgss.com/thread17938.html No need to read it all the essential information is on the first page Some of these may be a little heavy duty for your needs but there is another thread on the site which covers secondary locks.
by BE1
13 Mar 2014, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Idiot's guide to French road classifications
Replies: 20
Views: 7930

Re: Idiot's guide to French road classifications

Although not the biggest fan of modern technology, I find that the Streetview function on a well known on-line map is very useful in this respect. I'm not suggesting you go along the whole route like this (who would ever do that :oops: ) but you can drop in and out you can get a feel for the road. I...
by BE1
9 Mar 2014, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IRELAND TOUR SUGGESTIONS?
Replies: 29
Views: 26206

Re: IRELAND TOUR SUGGESTIONS?

The Ordnance Survey Ireland Complete Road Atlas at 1:210K is pretty good and the 1:50K series are excellent for more detail. http://www.osi.ie/Home.aspx You would need a fair few of the 50k maps to cover the entire route but you could buy them in Ireland, as and when you need them. Maps are a very ...
by BE1
24 Feb 2014, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody cycled through Bosnia?
Replies: 11
Views: 7860

Re: Anybody cycled through Bosnia?

I know a bit about landmines in Croatia and Bosnia and I would not wildcamp along the route you are suggesting, certainly not around Vukovar (even though a great deal has been done in the last couple of years and the Drina. In Croatia the areas are relatively well signposted but it is not really wor...
by BE1
21 Feb 2014, 5:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legality of locking up on pavement in London
Replies: 29
Views: 12638

Re: Legality of locking up on pavement in London

Deja Vu? There was a similar episode a few years ago that led to a website and campaign called What should I put on the fence This led to all sorts being locked to the fence from model bikes to fridge doors and two young ladies "suffragette style" The story is missing, but the site still ...
by BE1
19 Feb 2014, 5:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Belgium. what to see.
Replies: 16
Views: 14827

Re: Touring in Belgium. what to see.

Lots of good ideas already:I will, as usual, add the ship lifts near La Louviere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifts_on_the_old_Canal_du_Centre http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str%C3%A9py-Thieu_boat_lift Brussels has bits like Peckham, bits like Croydon and bits which are like nowhere els:, these peopl...