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by grani
14 Nov 2015, 4:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who painted this frame
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Who painted this frame

The frame is a Johnny Berry from 1968 and I am trying find out if the paint is original. He usually used C & G Finishes in Liverpool but they often used a series of parallel lines to mark the frames so I was curious if this would be a mark used by another painter. Sorry about the photo. I just u...
by grani
13 Nov 2015, 1:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who painted this frame
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Who painted this frame

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I was wondering if anyone knows what painter might have used that mark?
by grani
28 Oct 2015, 8:56pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Specialized Vita Elite Disc 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 7563

Specialized Vita Elite Disc 2013

My wife had her Specialized Vita Elite Disc 2013 stolen from the Tesco Extra in Baguley South Manchester tonight around 17.30. This is a picture of a very similar bike. I am going to try and find a picture of the actual bike but this will do for now. 280493805_1_644x461_rower-specialized-vita-elite-...
by grani
26 Jun 2015, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does canal radar keys work??
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: Does canal radar keys work??

I have one that I use occasionally and it works alright. Some of the locks can be a bit tight and not all radar keys are of a particularly good quality. I would recommend one with a decent grip on it so that it gives you a bit of leverage with a somewhat seized lock. I found that my key was poorly m...
by grani
19 Jun 2015, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When do locks become overkill?
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: When do locks become overkill?

mercalia wrote:A krypton New York for about £60 now and a cable? And dont use qr wheel skewers


+1
by grani
13 Jun 2015, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buying advice: multi-purpose / "gravel racer" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2478

Re: Buying advice: multi-purpose / "gravel racer" ?

I can just add that I have a Surly Straggler that I use for year round commuting and light touring. It has 37c tyres at the moment and rides like a dream so the Straggler might be an option for you.
by grani
8 Jun 2015, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front facing childs seat
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Front facing childs seat

Some years ago I worked in our LBS (proper shop, with choice of child seats/types). The front mounting ones were quite tricky re the size of the child, with the parent sometimes struggling to ride the bike (pedalling/steering) as the child (too big) got in the way. This was often raised as a possib...
by grani
6 Jun 2015, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front facing childs seat
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Front facing childs seat

We bought the Bobike ( http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bobike/mini-exclusive-front-child-seat-ec049893 ). My daughter got too tall for it at almost three years old but it was absolutely brilliant for her. She loved it and absolutely hated going in the rear seat after, so I ended up investing in ...
by grani
4 Mar 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: push button phone with google maps
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: push button phone with google maps

Some (most?) Lumia phones have screens that work even with gloves. Mine does. No proprietary Google Maps application, but there are others, and of course you get Here Maps and Microsoft Maps for free. Yes mine too. Alternatively it is possible to make any gloves usable with conductive thread. http:...
by grani
4 Mar 2015, 2:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hope in Manchester
Replies: 8
Views: 5720

Hope in Manchester

First time I have seen any indication of public acceptance of this advice.

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by grani
3 Mar 2015, 1:29pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Parcel Services
Replies: 5
Views: 14520

Re: Parcel Services

I use parcel2go regularly and have found them very reliable but they will only be as reliable as the carrier you pick at the time of booking. I have generally used UPS or ParcelForce when booking through parcel2go and have never had any trouble. If there is a problem with the shipment you should con...
by grani
27 Feb 2015, 8:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

If you change your mind about flying then I think there will be direct flights between from Edinburgh starting this summer (http://www.atlantic.fo). Atlantic have tried running various services to Britain over the years. They ran a flight to Aberdeen for a while. Then they ran flights to Gatwick an...
by grani
25 Feb 2015, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spa saddles
Replies: 26
Views: 3026

Re: spa saddles

No padding has been near my Spa Nidd and it is absolutely perfect. It started out a bit harder than a Brooks B17 but is fundamentally the same.

So in my opinion no padding necessary
by grani
25 Feb 2015, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

I have just found out that Eimskip also has a cargo ship sailing from Scrabster to the Faroes. Those ships used to take a couple of passengers so it would be worthwhile to ask.
by grani
25 Feb 2015, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

If you want a alternative way of getting to the Faroes you can go to Scrabster (Thurso) in Scotland and you might be able to hitch a ride on a fishing boat from the Faroes. They sometimes go in there to land a catch and might be persuaded to take a passenger. I would however try to do a bit of resea...