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by BE1
23 Jan 2013, 2:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Size of a TSR when separated
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Size of a TSR when separated

Having come into a small amount of money I have been considering buying a Moulton TSR, not least because I had hoped to carry it separated onto the Eurostar with me for FNRttC purposes. However Eurostar have changed their baggage policy and placed an 85cm limit on the length* of baggage . :evil: How...
by BE1
23 Jan 2013, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front light with Ortlieb bar bag
Replies: 12
Views: 5831

Re: Front light with Ortlieb bar bag

I have one of these

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rixen-and-kaul-klickfix-multi-clip-plus-prod24966/

It clips into the barbag fitting so that the light is placed above the bag
by BE1
17 Dec 2012, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good front flashing light
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: A good front flashing light

I use a Smart 35lux: nice bright flash, no problems with water ingress ( after a couple of years use) and, if needed, bright enough to use as a to see by light at a moderate pace.

You can find them on offer at various places.
by BE1
1 Oct 2012, 2:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ditchling Beacon
Replies: 16
Views: 34983

Re: Ditchling Beacon

Geriatrix wrote:Conquered!



Splendid :D

You may want to check here for pictures of your goodself

[urlhttp://www.cyclechat.net/threads/friday-night-ride-to-the-coast-brighton-28th-september.110300/page-12#post-2070338][/url]
by BE1
25 Sep 2012, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for midnight to morning rides
Replies: 31
Views: 7116

Re: Any tips for midnight to morning rides

Yesterday I made it to the south coast in 9 hours which is a personal best 78 miles - never ridden that far. Start at midnight from Reading, stopped at Basingstoke and Winchester for snack stops, then crossed the Hythe ferry to Lymington for breakfast. It is surprising how quickly time went past an...
by BE1
20 Sep 2012, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: European Mobility Week?
Replies: 2
Views: 1823

Re: European Mobility Week?

Guy have a look at this for more details [urlhttp://www.mobilityweek.eu/][/url] being out of the country I am not certain how well this is promoted in teh UK (but I can guess) I'm in Brussels and there are various events and promotions, free use of one of the cycle hire schemes various bike to work ...
by BE1
16 Sep 2012, 9:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ditchling Beacon
Replies: 16
Views: 34983

Re: Ditchling Beacon

Geriatrix wrote:
BE1 wrote:
BE1 wrote:and on the Brighton run you also get to do Reigate Hill :D
Oh joy! :roll:


Should have made clear...downhill :D :D
by BE1
14 Sep 2012, 1:25pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 100
Views: 126829

Re: Wiggle - Carradice Nelson Longflap

During the first week of January I ordered and paid for a Carradice Nelson Longflap from Wiggle. Since then every month or so I receive sporadic emails from Wiggle to say that the delivery will be delayed by up to a further month due to a shortage of stock from the manufacturer. I've emailed Wiggle...
by BE1
14 Sep 2012, 1:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ditchling Beacon
Replies: 16
Views: 34983

Re: Ditchling Beacon

What's your bottom gear? Don't know to be honest. I have the SRAM dual drive which gives a very good bottom gear. My problem is that I'm still a novice on the speedmachine so my balance confidence at low speed is still an issue with the pressure of passing cars. I'm also still conditioning my "...
by BE1
13 Sep 2012, 3:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland end to end
Replies: 14
Views: 7964

Re: Ireland end to end

This Poster is 100% correct. :wink: now if only he put up a few map routes. West Cork Coastal Tour. Cork Kinsale Ballinspittle, Coast to Timoleague, inland and onto coast at Ring, Clonakilty, along coast on small roads via Castlefreke and Ownahincha to Rosscarbery, side road to Glandore, Union Hall...
by BE1
11 Jul 2012, 3:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of Ireland Route
Replies: 13
Views: 5136

Re: Tour of Ireland Route

Day 5: Schull to Killarney - http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=424864 Thoughts/Comments/Suggestions? To cycle from Bantry to Kenmare by the shortest route, missing out the Ring of Beara is a crime. The coast is a gem and gets better the further west you go. I'd agree with this: in fact...
by BE1
25 Jun 2012, 4:53pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rohan
Replies: 53
Views: 95201

Re: Rohan

Not that I want to get in a fight with Thirdcrank, but when I saw the plate it was on Paul H's Lancia Fulvia parked outside the Covent Garden store :D

Fully agree that the Olfio was a great top :D :D
by BE1
6 May 2012, 1:49am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 212460

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

So, this weekend the Guardian/Observer is running "Britain's best bike rides": 40 routes with maps (downloadable from GPSies), and a few sensible tips/advice articles. Nicely done and likely to attract interest from established and new cyclists alike All sponsored by BC/Sky including the f...
by BE1
29 Apr 2012, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most underrated pieces of cycle touring kit
Replies: 81
Views: 14299

Re: The most underrated pieces of cycle touring kit

Saw lots of things I recognise and take with me, too, like the ear-plugs, wet-wipes, short-strap&Fastex-buckle-parking-brake and the cut-down "sit-mat", but surprised not to see head-torch, and string - where would I be without string - so fond of string am I, that I have sung home-ma...
by BE1
25 Apr 2012, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bikes on eurostar
Replies: 55
Views: 26984

Re: bikes on eurostar

Here's the link to the page on Eurostar's own website: http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/travel_information/at_the_station/bicycles.jsp In my experience travelling with a bike in a bag is fairly straightforward (although yes finding luggage trolleys can be a problem). If you do plan to travel w...