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by Millhouse
24 Mar 2011, 10:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Brookes
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Broken Brookes

Thank's for the replies. I know that many of you are quite handy when it comes to fixing things, as for me I'm not so handy!! It is a job that a novice can do? :oops:
by Millhouse
23 Mar 2011, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Brookes
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Broken Brookes

If you look closely you will see that there is a slight gap where the bolt joins the assembly, it is definately broken. I haven't removed it because it is still rideable, although the seat is very creaky!
by Millhouse
23 Mar 2011, 3:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Brookes
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Broken Brookes

The tensioner bolt on my Brookes saddle has snapped. It's broken on the nose side. Can a replacement bolt be fitted? The saddle is about 2 or 3 years old, so load of wear left in it yet!! :( Searched the Brookes website and found this, Tension Pin & Nut Assembly 70 mm - BMP 174. This is for my s...
by Millhouse
22 Mar 2011, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perpignan to Nice in May
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Perpignan to Nice in May

I rode along the Pyrennes and then around to Nice as part of my 4 week tour of France a couple of years ago. It was May when I went. I didn't make any plans but just planned from day to day. I camped and usually found a campsite, the few times I couldn't find a campsite it was easy to use a b&b....
by Millhouse
11 Sep 2010, 2:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tour of Britain
Replies: 56
Views: 3713

Re: Tour of Britain

Whoosh and it was gone. It was great to see so many cyclists on Boundary Hill, didn't expect such a turnout on a wet morning like today. The best bit, for me, was to chat with cyclists that I met on the way there and on the way back. Good fun great camaraderie.
by Millhouse
25 Jul 2010, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 211621

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Wow graham, what a gorgeous, handsome, clean looking bicycle, I want one !! :D
by Millhouse
12 Jul 2010, 1:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First French Alpes Tour :-) Route?
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: First French Alpes Tour :-) Route?

Annecy is a great place and very cycle friendly. I stayed on the lake shore (western side) in a camsite run by the French equivalent of the Caravan and Camping club. Great cycling from there. 3 or 4 days further South I came across a village called Annot, an amazing little place with 16th and 17th c...
by Millhouse
19 Jun 2010, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throughly fed-up with Facebook
Replies: 45
Views: 2283

Re: Throughly fed-up with Facebook

The whole Facebook/Twitter thing leaves me cold, if not slightly alarmed. I can see the value in a good Blog but life is for living, not anally retaining or regurgitating. Only slightly alarmed? It has bells, hooters,two tones,and that alarm toward the end of Guns of Navarone,sounding with increasi...
by Millhouse
15 Jun 2010, 6:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: France Trip

Wow, touring France from July to end of Sept, how fantastic! I went a couple of years ago, my only plan was to get off the bus at Bayonne and go east along the Pyrennes. I didn't book anything in advance and planned each day as it came. Camping in France is no problem and the vast majority of French...
by Millhouse
6 Jun 2010, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Throughly fed-up with Facebook
Replies: 45
Views: 2283

Re: Throughly fed-up with Facebook

I too was very sceptical about facebook, then one of the members of my cycling club spent several weeks cycling in South America, several different countries and up, along and over the Andes. It was fantastic to keep up with his posts on Facebook, photographs taken that day and a full account of his...
by Millhouse
12 May 2010, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring alone - pros and cons
Replies: 15
Views: 1400

Re: Touring alone - pros and cons

Go for it, you will have an amazing time. On a slightly different tack from some other replies I wouldn't plan every fine detail, just go with the flow, do what you feel like doing at that time. It's Europe not a third world country. If you start to feel a bit down, phone home, use Skype. text etc e...
by Millhouse
27 Apr 2010, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 weeks in Corsica!
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: 2 weeks in Corsica!

Paul Smith SRCC from this forum has posted some great info re Corsica. Find him via the 'members' button and a list of some of his recent tours will be displayed, one of which is Corsica.
by Millhouse
24 Apr 2010, 6:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fear of touring
Replies: 28
Views: 2099

Re: Fear of touring

Try reading some of the adventures posted on the crazyguyonabike website. Some of them can be truly inspirational and show what can be done using a bicycle.
by Millhouse
6 Apr 2010, 2:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D-Day ride and campsites
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: D-Day ride and campsites

Try searching 'The Normandy Landing Beaches' in Touring & Expedition. You should find lots of useful info.
by Millhouse
30 Mar 2010, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Taking a gap year after school?
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: Taking a gap year after school?

The countries you have mentioned so far can be quite expensive to live in. What about South America, the Far East Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Much less expensive, once you are there, and full of challenges and experiences. Any travelling on a bicycle is a great experience wherever y...