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by Garry Booth
22 Apr 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike-based courier or delivery service
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Bike-based courier or delivery service

zedify that #backnotes mentioned above looks interesting and sem to be expanding into provincial cities.
by Garry Booth
22 Apr 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike-based courier or delivery service
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Bike-based courier or delivery service

Thanks very much for the really interesting insights, links and opinions everyone. I'm heading for retirement and looking at different options for staying active, being helpful locally - and maybe getting paid a bit to augment my pension. As cycling is my big hobby I'm looking to see if I can combin...
by Garry Booth
21 Apr 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike-based courier or delivery service
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Bike-based courier or delivery service

Does anyone have any experience of bikes being used to home deliver for eg local shops? I'm in a small market town with a number of independent shops and one (Co-Op) supermarket serving several housing developments and the old town. The lockdown has made me wonder if there is scope for a bike based ...
by Garry Booth
18 Apr 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cargo bike vs trailer
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: Cargo bike vs trailer

Heavy pedals indeed!
by Garry Booth
18 Apr 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cargo bike vs trailer
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: Cargo bike vs trailer

Thanks for the excellent input everyone. Very interesting and useful. G
by Garry Booth
17 Apr 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cargo bike vs trailer
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Cargo bike vs trailer

What would be best for the job of hauling say deliveries around relatively flat urban/suburban areas, a cargo bike or a road bike with decent open trailer? The latter is prob the cheaper option, plus you have a more rideable bike when you're not 'working'. What advantages does the cargobike have?
by Garry Booth
5 Mar 2020, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat bar conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Flat bar conversion

Excellent feedback, thanks all. G
by Garry Booth
4 Mar 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat bar conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Flat bar conversion

I just had the brilliant brainwave to google Sora flatbar shifters (durr) and can see that they are available.
But if anyone has any useful tips on making the switch with this set up then go ahead...
by Garry Booth
4 Mar 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat bar conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Flat bar conversion

Is it possible to convert a drop bar road bike equipped with Sora drivetrain to flat bars? Can you get the changers?
Any advice welcome. G
by Garry Booth
3 Mar 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 4386

Re: Lidl cycling kit - heads up for Sunday 8th March 2020

ditto the workstand - really excellent value.
by Garry Booth
3 Mar 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1926

Re: Help Identifying my bike

sorry engage eyes and brain before typing: just saw post above recommending same book by Tim MOORE.
by Garry Booth
3 Mar 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Identifying my bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1926

Re: Help Identifying my bike

Tim Moore wrote a good book about riding the Peace race route on an East German shopper: The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold.
by Garry Booth
3 Mar 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability
Replies: 47
Views: 2478

Re: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability

A couple of bits of advice given to me many years ago that I found helpful: Take in the top and select the gear you want to be in when you get there. Ideally you don't want to want to be changing on the ascent. Stay in the saddle for as long as you can. Pedal heels down, hands together in the centre...
by Garry Booth
2 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 960

Re: Trends in windy days

Interesting feedback and observations. I think I should start a log and see see what happens here in the Far East (Anglia). Thanks everyone.