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by botty
22 Aug 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential

Yes, I got a few odd looks when I turned up to do the 'Telford toothpaste' sportive in mine. Surprised a few people with its abilities though in the end.
by botty
22 Aug 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: Any cycle-related photos taken recently (no bikes allowed)?

November 1918 was the armistice I.e. Ceasefire. The actual end of hostilities was only agreed in 1919.
by botty
22 Aug 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Ridgeback hybrids and their potential

The ridgeback hybrid I bought 8 years ago has commuted 80-100 miles a week since year round in all weathers. Had front low rider and rear pannier racks added and carried far too much weight on a 500 mile two week tour. Ridden up and down the Shropshire Union canal (the rough bits) a number of times....
by botty
13 Aug 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EdwardianAttire
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: EdwardianAttire

www.spencers-trousers.com

There you go. Made to measure as well.
by botty
11 Aug 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Traditional ribbed cable housing
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

You could try there people:

https://www.veloduo.co.uk/products/vint ... -5-colours

No black listed but you could ask the question if the can source?
by botty
8 Jul 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 125/6 hub in 130mm frame
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: 125/6 hub in 130mm frame

Set up of friction. I can just about do that. The plan would be to build up a new frame with new bits and use it for 'best' I.e. Very occasionally.
by botty
8 Jul 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 125/6 hub in 130mm frame
Replies: 4
Views: 316

125/6 hub in 130mm frame

In a post sure to strike fear in to Pete Bird's heart at Bicycle by design who is well aware of my past form of using inappropriate bicycle part in ways they were not designed... How 'do-able' is using a 125 or 126mm hub + spacers in a frame with 130mm spaced drop outs? 'Do-able'' and producing a wo...
by botty
21 Jun 2018, 6:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK
Replies: 31
Views: 1915

Re: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK

It was in my luggage, inside my cooking set, under my tea towel. It took some finding after I stupidly said yes to having a knife.
by botty
20 Jun 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 52
Views: 2174

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

Somewhere in that ask the police website it covers "carrying just in case". Your saw/locks knife is OK if you were going to remove the branch you knew was there. Just carrying "in case I come across a fallen branch" is not sufficient to show you have a reason to carry.
by botty
20 Jun 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK
Replies: 31
Views: 1915

Re: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK

Probably 4 years ago now I had a 1940s lock knife confiscated at Portsmouth despite quoting police advice on when it was legal to carry. I was on 1940 bike, wearing 1940s clothes with a full compliment of 1940s camping gear. It was quite clear this knife was for food preparation while camping. I was...
by botty
17 Jun 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'
Replies: 52
Views: 2174

Re: Customs madness and 'dangerous objects'

I now refuse to travel through Plymouth port for this very reason. It is perfectly legal to carry any sort of knife in public if you have good reason. The home office web site even says carrying a locking blade knife is acceptable for example when needing to prepare food when backpacking which in my...
by botty
21 Dec 2017, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 27 in wheel options
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: 27 in wheel options

Try velo orange. They sell 27 inch rims with eyelets (for a price).
by botty
4 Jan 2017, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice needed:London to Siena by train
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Advice needed:London to Siena by train

Can anyone with experience of train travel with cycles give information on restrictions on carriage on the followings?

Eurostar London to Paris
TGV Paris to Milan
Italian high speed trains Milan to Siena

Any help much appreciated.