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by Millhouse
3 Feb 2008, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To Club or Not?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

I am fairly new to club riding. The group that I ride with are excellent. There are some top climbers and racers. The breadth and depth of cycling knowledge is superb. I think this is where you would benefit most, many of your cycling partners will be able to assist you in a variety of ways. Try it ...
by Millhouse
1 Feb 2008, 2:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for buying secondhand?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

I went to view the Dawes Galaxy this morning. It is in great condition. No scratches or marks, that I could see, on the paintwork. The bobbles were still on the tyres but the tyre walls were cracking due to age. It rode well, the gears changed smoothly and the drive train was not worn at all. ARCHY ...
by Millhouse
31 Jan 2008, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for buying secondhand?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

Just had a look on e-bay, it's £205 already!!
by Millhouse
30 Jan 2008, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for buying secondhand?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

What can I say. Thank you all very much for the time and effort in answering my question. Great advice and some really good PM's as well. I intend (armed with my new found knowledge!!) to view the bike on Friday. I do have a price limit in mind and I have, in past auctions, had the determination to ...
by Millhouse
29 Jan 2008, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for buying secondhand?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

I was thinking more about what to look for if I go and see the bike.
by Millhouse
29 Jan 2008, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any tips for buying secondhand?
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

Any tips for buying secondhand?

I am going to look at a secondhand bike (E-Bay. DAWES GALAXY TOURING CYCLE, 21 SPEED, 531 FRAME Item number: 270207083508)
I have very little experience of buying bikes, so does anyone have any simple tips of what to look out for?
Regards. Millhouse
by Millhouse
25 Jan 2008, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avon midge repelent!
Replies: 6
Views: 892

:roll: Oops, just purchased some online. Oh well it may help with the weather beaten look that I'm developing cycling this winter!!
Many thanks to all who have responded. I knew that the users of this forum would assist.
Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
24 Jan 2008, 6:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avon midge repelent!
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Avon midge repelent!

Last year on a cycling and camping tour in Scotland I was eaten alive by midges!! I met a very nice couple who lent me an Avon product which I think was called 'Skin so Soft'. It really eased the bites and I was told that it was also a good repellent. For my next tour I would like to take some with ...
by Millhouse
10 Nov 2007, 3:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: novices first long trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3205

I'm 48 and a fairly new convert to cycling. I did my first solo cycling camping trip in the summer, took a road route, roughly following the Pennine Way, from my home in Clitheroe to its end, or begining, depending how you look at it, in Scotland. I mainly used unclassified and B roads. I camped, yo...
by Millhouse
28 Sep 2007, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brest-Nantes Canal Towpath
Replies: 17
Views: 5139

Hi, I toured Brittany with my son, who was 16 at the time, last year. We had a fabulous time and used a small travel company called Breton Bikes. I had never camped and cycled with a bike before so they were ideal. They provide the bike, all the equipment, routes and recommend campsites. They also p...