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by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Posting a bike to the USA

Thank you for the replies.
It will have to be partially stripped to fit in a bike box of course.
When sending myself I usually use parcels2go but as you say Rob, it’s far the best option to let the buyer arrange the courier.
I think in this case the buyer is looking for as cheap as possible.
by Vetus Ossa
10 Jul 2019, 6:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Posting a bike to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Posting a bike to the USA

I’m really sorry to be asking this question as I am fairly sure it’s been asked before, I just can’t find it. I have a bike that I would like to post to America. The guy who would like to buy it has had some quotes and with the details I have sent him and has come up with a quote of near £300, which...
by Vetus Ossa
6 Jul 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre bulging
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Tire bulging

andrec wrote:In my view a good way to avoid tyre bulges is not to buy Continental tyres. I switched to Schwalbe years ago because of this problem.

I have never had a problem with Continental tyres bulging, but I have returned several Schwalbe marathon’s for that very reason.
by Vetus Ossa
3 Jul 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for cycling and general use?
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Shoes for cycling and general use?

Try flat MTB shoes. Also Merrell did a range of 'Freewheel' casual cycling shoes good for all-day wear https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/five-ten-district-flats-mtb-shoes-2019/rp-prod181467?gs=1&sku=sku698617&pgrid=60711843098&ptaid=pla-671187063590&utm_source=google&utm_term=...
by Vetus Ossa
3 Jul 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoes for cycling and general use?
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Shoes for cycling and general use?

Try flat MTB shoes. Also Merrell did a range of 'Freewheel' casual cycling shoes good for all-day wear https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/five-ten-district-flats-mtb-shoes-2019/rp-prod181467?gs=1&sku=sku698617&pgrid=60711843098&ptaid=pla-671187063590&utm_source=google&utm_term=...
by Vetus Ossa
28 Jun 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ortler Pedelec Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Ortler Pedelec Review

And al, in Devon we crimp our pasties at the side, I believe some of those odd Cornish folk crimp them on the top.
by Vetus Ossa
28 Jun 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ortler Pedelec Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Ortler Pedelec Review

Welcome to Devon, and yes it is hilly.
I have a Cube ebike which is pretty similar to yours though be it a tad more expensive.
I can easily ride 50 miles on it even taking in some of the steepest hills that I would have struggled to get up even when I was healthy and younger.
Enjoy riding your bike.
by Vetus Ossa
29 May 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 38C matching folding spare?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 38C matching folding spare?

I can recommend Continental Contact Plus tyres, I am very pleased with mine.
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: A new tea pot

We used to get Ron's in the dockyard. They delivered all over the yard including the ships. Hardly a morning went by without my eating one. Cycling the 17miles in with only a quick cuppa and a slice or two of toast at about 6am, I was starving by "Stand Easy" and scoffed one during the 15...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 1092

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they ...
by Vetus Ossa
22 May 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyrus Dutch Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Cyrus Dutch Bike

I think the op may have it sorted now :shock:
by Vetus Ossa
13 May 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 2031

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

Just been reading your answers, thank you all for taking the trouble to do so. Over the years I have tried most of the Brooks range of saddles but never a B17, they were all uncomfortable but none were new so that may be a factor but I think not. The saddle came with a cover, spanner and proofide wh...
by Vetus Ossa
13 May 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 2031

Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

I fitted my new Brooks saddle, the one with the black rivets mentioned elsewhere here, and two things surprised me. First, it was comfortable, I had expected a longish breaking in period though my test ride was only twenty miles. And secondly it was very slippery. I have tilted the nose up slightly ...