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by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 7:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Finally Folders
Replies: 14
Views: 3013

I thought this would be a suitable moment for these pictures of the South West Trains train that did not allow myself on with my two daughters at Easter: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_100_0808_2.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_100_0809_1.jpg The train was completely empty (including th...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kevin Mayne & Renting bikes abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

I don't know specifically of a place to hire bikes in Spain as I have always taken one, but I do know that hiring a bike in the UK costs £10 - £12 per day (or £40 for four people) while hiring a car in Spain costs from as little as £10 per day (or £2.50 each for four people). "Only the rich can...
by horizon
24 Apr 2007, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling stuff at Aldi on thursday 26th April
Replies: 20
Views: 5144

Mrs H is a great fan of Lidl. I tell her that she is selling her soul to the devil. Lidl only sells bike stuff as special promotions. It then disappears. I would rather people bought bike stuff from Lidl than none at all, but, like everything at Lidl, it is cheap, limited in range, hard to know wher...
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling stuff at Aldi on thursday 26th April
Replies: 20
Views: 5144

And then what? :(
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 10:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16411

bar ends as in bar end gear shifters! :lol: Interesting idea though.
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 64
Views: 16411

tractorboy: I always recommend the Blackburn drops mirror for its versatility. I use it on drops that have bar end levers but my daughter has STIs and uses one so I don't see why it wouldn't fit. They do vibrate (more so than the MTB version) but at least do attach and can be taken off for other bi...
by horizon
23 Apr 2007, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Women's entry level touring bike
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Would agree wholeheartedly with last post but if your budget is smaller, then try the either the Dawes Sardar or Dawes Horizon. Both are aluminium now unfortunately but my daughters ride these two bikes and have just done the Devon Coast to Coast (115 miles in two days) without complaint (at least n...
by horizon
20 Apr 2007, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why oh why
Replies: 33
Views: 6075

peter236uk: I agree with you - the car is almost always cheaper (much cheaper) on a marginal basis and overall cheaper as soon as more than one person travels, never mind a family of four. I am also going to face a huge tax bill as I move my travel from road at 40p per mile tax relief to train. At ...
by horizon
19 Apr 2007, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aluminium frames-not for me!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3076

My take on this is that it depends whether you believe that alu was brought in because it is better or because it is cheaper. I believe that it was brought in primarily for manufacturing reasons once the problems of welding it had been overcome. This means that I am highly sceptical of any claims fo...
by horizon
18 Apr 2007, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why oh why
Replies: 33
Views: 6075

Well said everyone. Nothing I can add. Sad, isn't it.
by horizon
18 Apr 2007, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem hire
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Hi craigb: I cannot specifically recommend anywhere, but a google under "tandems a louer" will get you lots of results and leads. Tandems are quite expensive to hire - about £20 per day, more than a car - so unless you only want it for a few days you might even think about buying a really ...
by horizon
18 Apr 2007, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National network of cycle shelters
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=1044659

Hmmm...if he hadn't called them bus shelters I might have seen this earlier. But a beautiful selection of cycling shelters if ever there was one
by horizon
18 Apr 2007, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: National network of cycle shelters
Replies: 8
Views: 2661

National network of cycle shelters

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_shelter1_2.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/187_shlter3j_3.jpg No doubt like lots of touring cyclists, I've had many occasion to appreciate the national network of cycle shelters, whether for mending a puncture, enjoying a flask of tea out of the rain, changin...
by horizon
16 Apr 2007, 12:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... of a cheap B&B somewhere near Wells, Somerset?
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

We happened to stay at Street YHA this Easter. I thought it was delightful. I know it's a bit on the shabby side but it is all a youth hostel should be - warm, worn, friendly, a bit unusual - and indeed has to be if it is to be cheap. You walk from the outside world into the painted-wood panelled co...
by horizon
16 Apr 2007, 12:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: For Sale & Wanted - No eBay Referrals?
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

I have bought:
Four bikes new from three different LBSs.
One bike s/h from this site.
Two bikes s/h from ebay.
And I've been delighted with all of them.