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by oldun
21 Sep 2017, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Far too good to be true
Replies: 43
Views: 11160

Re: Far too good to be true

Just to clarify , this is of course ,as most people thought , a SCAM . Here is a copy of the reply received from Direct Bikes . DIRECT BIK DIRECT BIKES (Direct Bikes) Sep 10, 17:43 BST Hi John Thank you for letting us know, yes it is a scam Can i kindly ask your to email complaint to below as the h...
by oldun
11 Sep 2017, 7:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Far too good to be true
Replies: 43
Views: 11160

Re: Far too good to be true

Just to clarify , this is of course ,as most people thought , a SCAM . Here is a copy of the reply received from Direct Bikes . DIRECT BIK DIRECT BIKES (Direct Bikes) Sep 10, 17:43 BST Hi John Thank you for letting us know, yes it is a scam Can i kindly ask your to email complaint to below as the ho...
by oldun
1 Jul 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time UK!
Replies: 45
Views: 2487

Re: First time UK!

Hello Canadianguy.....of course i don,t know the route you will be taking ,but Cambridge is well worth a visit as are the Norfolk Broads waterways in East Anglia . The Eurovelo network of cycleways link may be of interest to you ...see here.......http://www.eurovelo.com/en/cycling-in/united-kingdom ...
by oldun
26 Jun 2017, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LEJOG on ebike
Replies: 61
Views: 4333

Re: LEJOG on ebike

Hello...I have just got back from a 500 klm ride in the Spain Pyrenees and one evening i was talking ( more with my hands ) to a Spanish guy who was riding an e bike ( cost him 2300 euros , i think the make was Conor ) and he was covering between 130 and 150 klms per day with all his touring gear , ...
by oldun
12 Apr 2017, 7:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Yay for cycling.
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Yay for cycling.

Yes...i cannot put it into words what i feel sometimes when i am out on my bike , on a track or riding through a wooded area . I am off , on my own ,in a few weeks to cycle the "Camino Sanabres " in Spain (500 klms ) and am constantly thinking about it /planning it /already loving it . My ...
by oldun
13 Oct 2016, 3:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Decathlon sleeping bag and mat
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Decathlon sleeping bag and mat

Hello unicycle88, As i understand it the down sleeping bags do ( with the aid of a compression bag ) fold down a bit smaller than a synthetic bag , but if they get wet , well , a real pain to dry out . The synthetic bags dry out much quicker , so like for like i would go for the synthetic bag just o...
by oldun
28 Aug 2016, 5:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyres for Camino
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: Tyres for Camino

Ohh Harry D ...i was planning to cycle the Camino Frances in October but this route looks more interesting as i have already cycled the Camino Frances , albeit a few years ago . I did not know of this route from Seville so it looks like i will have to start amassing info about it . Any useful info y...
by oldun
25 Jun 2016, 1:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trains & Tickets in Germany Beware!
Replies: 20
Views: 1243

Re: Trains & Tickets in Germany Beware!

On French trains if you do not have time to composte your ticket at one of the numerous composting machines and YOU approach the inspector on the train ,then he will composte the ticket for you ...but only if you go and find him before he finds you .It is no use just waiting for him in your seat , t...
by oldun
15 Jun 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Porridge when camping
Replies: 41
Views: 5133

Re: Porridge when camping

Many years ago ,when i used to go potholing ( caving ) we used to take porridge with us to give us energy to get back out . We used to just mix the porridge oats with COLD water and sugar ....Mmmmm. it sounds disgusting but just give it a try at home ....go on i dare you . :shock:
by oldun
8 Jun 2016, 8:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1172
Views: 338079

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hello... My name is John and have just recently joined this forum Married. 72 years old Adventurous (still). Love my bike just a bit less than i love my wife ( but the bike only cost 125 Euros ). Now live in Suffolk ( after 20 years living in France ). Bike is a cheapo Nakamura cliffhanger VTT ( vel...
by oldun
7 Jun 2016, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac or not .
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Rucksac or not .

Dave P ... yep they strap on to the rack with velcro straps , very fiddly indeed , especially with cold fingers .
by oldun
6 Jun 2016, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac or not .
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Rucksac or not .

Zander...Thanks for the link . I suppose a really good way of making sure my panniers are safe ...oh god ..gulp..is not to go into the bars in the first place . :oops: but i think i will try the cable lock through the pannier handles first :D

Thank for your reply .
by oldun
6 Jun 2016, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac or not .
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Rucksac or not .

DaveP...to clarify i mean a pair of rear pannier bags that can be linked with velcro and straps that drape over my existing rear carrying rack . I have had these for a few years and they have served me well ( maybe need waterproofing or at least a waterproof cover now ). I quite understand what you ...
by oldun
6 Jun 2016, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac or not .
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Rucksac or not .

Paulatic...Thanks for your reply ....i suppose i am being a bit of a paranoid but as you say simple locking cable through the pannier handles would ease my mind a bit . This all comes down to a friend having his panniers nicked ( while we were having a couple of beers in a bar on the Canal du Midi )...
by oldun
6 Jun 2016, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rucksac or not .
Replies: 24
Views: 1426

Re: Rucksac or not .

Vantage ...Oh bugger..... i had not thought about the sweaty back problem,so thanks for that . In the very back of my mind i was hoping that a ruck sac would save me the chore of detaching my pannier bags ( which are not the easiest things to carry around ), but a sweaty back is no joy either is it ...