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by Bill Reynolds
25 Aug 2015, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lon Las maps make up.
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Lon Las maps make up.

Hello, I am considering buying maps of the Lon Las trail route through Wales. I own one's by Sustrans for where I live. Are the trail ones like these...long and thin and printed on water proof paper and a plastic cover to put them into when out of use? Thanks in advance.
by Bill Reynolds
14 Aug 2015, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting 26" rear rack to 20" folder
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Fitting 26" rear rack to 20" folder

You may not be aware but Dahon do a touring carrier for 20" tyred Dahons to take normal sized cycle panniers. You can see it on C H Whites web page. They are somewhere in Wiltshire. My Ortileb panniers fit the RAISED touring carrier. Foot/heel strike does not happen!
by Bill Reynolds
7 Aug 2015, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello Disabled Cyclists. A little bit of feedback regarding the "Tip No. 3" above...the Hobson nose less saddle. My eldest daughter lives in Warwick and I decided to ride to see her via the Stratford upon Avon canal....tow path. The ride was enjoyable but very long. The Hobson saddle start...
by Bill Reynolds
30 Jun 2015, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does canal radar keys work??
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Does canal radar keys work??

Regarding your reply PWA.... one should carry a pair of Secateurs as well as WD 40 as there are lots of over-hanging branches on this canal...just as well I was wearing my wide brimmed Sealskinz hat what with all the ducking. As I am a bit 'wobbly' on tow paths I did a lot of pushing as the towpath ...
by Bill Reynolds
26 Jun 2015, 8:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does canal radar keys work??
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Does canal radar keys work??

On a recent day tour ride down the length of the Stratford upon Avon canal I had to wriggle my Dahon Vitesse through various canal radar gates and I lack a radar key! Can anybody tell me if the keys work alright? I looked at Amazon and they sell ones with a red grip for blind people and I will get o...
by Bill Reynolds
13 Jun 2015, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: a decent insurance company..
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: a decent insurance company..

I have been looking for new cycle insurance for my Dahon Vitesse 8 speed. I am currently insured with ETA however the policy has loads of insurance I will NEVER need, like...theft cover for 90 days and world-wide cover for 60 days...no use for me, being deaf I need someone with me to 'hold my hand' ...
by Bill Reynolds
9 Jun 2015, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello U.N. cyclists, When your on your cycle 'out there' and you so happen to be deaf you are really on your own. This being the case with me I take my two mobile phones with me for contact reasons. The phones are normal none smart type ones. I am at the moment in the ETA cycle Insurance however tho...
by Bill Reynolds
4 Jun 2015, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello U.N. Cyclists, Working through the cycle stuff and what comes next? Cycle helmets seem the next thing. I did own one in the 1990's but felt daft wearing it. The reason I felt they looked daft is they sit on your head looking like a great wart! If I was pushed to purchase one I would pick the &...
by Bill Reynolds
1 Jun 2015, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello Un-Normal cyclists, As I am a 'easy-rider' type of cyclist I tend to ride slowly along and sometimes 'wonder' all over the country lane I am going down! Doing this sometimes I need to know what is coming up behind me so a decent mirror is needed. On the above mentioned Dahon I fitted bar ends ...
by Bill Reynolds
28 May 2015, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello U.N. Cyclists, The next tip is what cycling is all about...the cycle you ride! Now, this tip relates to what I do but as my body problems seem general the tip may be of use. I own a Dahon Vittesse 8 speed folding cycle which I purchased new in 2013. I was already a Dahon owner but the new bike...
by Bill Reynolds
25 May 2015, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Actually I am just trying to give other disabled people, possibly not riding a cycle at the moment...(as its the great unknown)..some idea about riding from the disabled angle. I don't know what a 'troll' is and not really interested. Its not my fault all of these people keep butting in and hi-jacki...
by Bill Reynolds
24 May 2015, 8:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello Cunobelin, Why the strange non-de plume?? This theme is aimed at normal disabled people which means they have jobs (if at all) that proberly... 'don't pay'....more or less! Recumbents 'cost'...solo cycles come cheap! Also a solo cycle can be lugged about by most people, your type of cycle look...
by Bill Reynolds
22 May 2015, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Hello Fellow U.N. cyclists, The next tip is where you cycle in a safe manner. Cycling along is very nice as I myself could be described as a 'Easy-Rider' however this basically means country lane riding. If you have to ride in more built up areas you tend to get near and very near misses by cars and...
by Bill Reynolds
20 May 2015, 10:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Slight pause here...thanks to Geoff and MJR for the input however these tips are 'cover-all's' to tell possible disabled future?? cyclists how to get 'out there' with the minimum palaver. I could go off in a tangent and tell you of my other various medical problems but I want to keep things straight...
by Bill Reynolds
18 May 2015, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!
Replies: 52
Views: 4377

Re: Tips for the 'un-normal' cyclist!

Thanks for that 'MJR' however these tips are for people who might have problems doing repairs that normal cyclists can do with ease (like joint problems in hand's) .... hence fitting puncture resistance covers that, (with luck) remove your 'common or garden average' puncture from spoiling your day t...