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by BE1
11 Feb 2014, 4:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pop-up tents
Replies: 34
Views: 2713

Re: Pop-up tents

The Vango Apex, the Vaude Taurus or the Eureka here

http://www.blacks.co.uk/equipment/tents-camping/tents/2-person-tents/

would do a servicable job for you
by BE1
6 Nov 2013, 2:07pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Harry Halls Cycles - Manchester
Replies: 19
Views: 53821

Re: Harry Halls Cycles - Manchester

Well, as this Zombie thread is lurching around Specs of the 2006 Levante Frame: Alloy 7005 Series tubing compact frame geometry semi integrated head tube aero down tube – Forks: Carbon fibre 700c blades with alloy steerer – Gears: Shimano 2200 Series 24 speed with STI control levers – Shifters: Shim...
by BE1
14 Oct 2013, 3:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best budget front light?
Replies: 21
Views: 3907

Re: Best budget front light?

J E James are doing the 35 lux set which comes with a 1/2 watt rear light for just over 20GBP http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/smart-lunar-35-lux-front-with-1-2-watt-rear-light-set-id64043.html This is a great deal: the 35 Lux is good around town and has a bright flash mode for the day (of you like th...
by BE1
3 Jun 2013, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Cycle Through France
Replies: 19
Views: 2001

Re: A Cycle Through France

Thank you everyone for your comments - much appreciated! On a clothing note can anyone recommend a place for getting base layers and merino tops which won't break the bank? Benjie If you have a TK Maxx near you have a look on their knitwear rails. I've picked up a few lightweigh merino tops which h...
by BE1
28 May 2013, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding Locks
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Folding Locks

The Combo Lite is one I'm going to consider for my JoGLE, 650g seems fairly light for the level of security. I have one of these for touring http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abus-Futura-64-Mini-U-Lock/dp/B0026B4RBO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369728906&sr=8-1&keywords=futura+granit 690g and an 11 on...
by BE1
23 Apr 2013, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which bike - high drop bars, discs etc
Replies: 20
Views: 1602

Re: Which bike - high drop bars, discs etc

NUKe wrote:Somethng Like the Kona Sutra may fit. Or there are a couple of other models which might be what you are looking for



I have a Sutra and love it but... it is not exactly a light bike , However it is quick downhill :D
by BE1
22 Apr 2013, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Balkan Touring Routes - seeking ideas, resources, advice
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Balkan Touring Routes - seeking ideas, resources, advice

Hi all, I'm starting to plan a family bike expedition to explore the Balkans - at early stages so looking for useful resources, ideas and advice as to viability and level of challenge to expect in terms of culture, facilities, terrain. Also whether there are any 'marked routes' or whether it's more...
by BE1
16 Apr 2013, 3:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Typical EU...interfering in our right to get mown down
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Typical EU...interfering in our right to get mown down

I have not seen this picked up anywhere else. It seems that the evil Brussels empire wants to make lorries less dangerous. Do they not understand that it is every Englishman's God-given right to be face danger on the roads without undemocratic euro-nannystateism :twisted: http://europa.eu/rapid/pres...
by BE1
25 Mar 2013, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dahon folder
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Dahon folder

Hi all, a few years back, Dahon made a very nice single speed folder. It was cream in colour with moustache bars and varnished wooden mudguards. I saw it at the London bike show. Can anybody remember what it was called please? They have one here [url]http://dahonline.nl/winkel/dahon-hon-solo/ [/url...
by BE1
18 Mar 2013, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Salsa Casseroll
Replies: 81
Views: 6848

Re: Salsa Casseroll

BrianP wrote:Fat bike floatations test http://vimeo.com/6609357



Impressive but I wouldn't like to try it without the framebag
by BE1
31 Jan 2013, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: which to keep
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: which to keep

cols3064 wrote:i have two frames ,a carlton pro,531 tubing,and a m b dronfield 753r tubing,i want to send one to be painted,poss at mercian,and build up with modern campag 10 speed.which one should i keep and which to sell



Easy, keep the one that everyone offers to take off your hands for you :D
by BE1
28 Jan 2013, 2:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galway in May
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Galway in May

Planet X wrote:There are no Leprechauns and we have loads of road signs. :)



Yes, lots of road signs... which may explain the need for the GPS. :)

[urlhttp://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/pic/?o=1&pic_id=906294&size=large&v=1][/url]

[clue: check the distance to Durras]
by BE1
28 Jan 2013, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Size of a TSR when separated
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Size of a TSR when separated

Yes, separate and remove both wheels and you can get to under 85cm; but you have to do all of that. There's a photo of (a half) with the wheel on: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=47878; the length of that carry bag is almost 1.1m. Another near identical bag holds the other end with...
by BE1
24 Jan 2013, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galway in May
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Galway in May

In the west of Ireland, assume that it will rain everyday and blow a gale and you won't go far wrong, but it shouldn't be too cold. I reckon that the Ring of Beara is prettier than the Ring of Kerry (but, as an O'Sullivan Beare I am biased). It's usually quieter and generally freer from (other) tou...
by BE1
24 Jan 2013, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Size of a TSR when separated
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Size of a TSR when separated

Velorug Many thanks for the link. With a slightly bigger case I could probably avoid removing the rear mech (padding it well instead) and this sould also give some wiggle room if a go for a TSR 30 and drop bars. Thermostat9 This is true, but if I'm having to pay for registered baggage the temptation...