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by Cunobelin
14 Aug 2007, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes and tall riders (over 6 foot 5 inches)
Replies: 11
Views: 5975

There is a guy called Steve Parry who modifies Bromptons.

One of his modifications is the handlebars:

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His mods aren't cheap, but could raise the bars for you.
by Cunobelin
12 Aug 2007, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many people cycle-commute all year round?
Replies: 83
Views: 16048

As posted above - it is simply planning and to a certain extent investment. Lighting for me is a set of VERY bright Dinotte LEDs, equivalent to 10 watt halogen rear and 15 watt halogen front. THe battery life is about 8 hours at full beam. Not cheap, but superbly bright, and sufficient safety margin...
by Cunobelin
11 Aug 2007, 8:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ambitious bike ride. I've never done one. need advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Do you mean "Ambitious", "Challenging" or ""rewarding"? Touring on your own is fine if you are sensible, and in some ways can be enjoyable as you have to rely on your own skills and initiative. You also don't have to go anywhere exotic or distant as there are super...
by Cunobelin
11 Aug 2007, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Office Bag 2 - How Does It Fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 617

I have used the older "Office Bag" for some years. It fits like an "ordinary pannier" but with it's padded insert protects the laptop. I have even come of and landed on it without damaging the laptop! Heel clearance is sorted by fitting the bag at an angle. The fittings enable th...
by Cunobelin
11 Aug 2007, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: reasons for touring
Replies: 50
Views: 8262

You didn't mention churches! Try "Jenkins" (Englands 1000 best Churches - Simon Jenkins) Not the big and famous ones, but those with a history, feature or position that makes them stand out. Taught me a lot, I now tend to look at other churches wit a more detailed eye for the unique and in...
by Cunobelin
11 Aug 2007, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes and tall riders (over 6 foot 5 inches)
Replies: 11
Views: 5975

I am 6'2" and have a Brompton S6 There is more than enough height on the extended seatpost to allow for further extension, and the top part is a standard (27.2?) seatpost. I changed mine to allow a better seat fixing. The S gives a sporty position that is quite comfortable ( more so that my T6)...
by Cunobelin
11 Aug 2007, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trailer hitches
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Weber hitch

The Weber hitchImage

(http://www.spoke.co.uk/cycle_trailers.htm)

This is a standard upgrade for Chariot trailers.

Try www.amba-marketing.com who mport chariot.
by Cunobelin
9 Aug 2007, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: reasons for touring
Replies: 50
Views: 8262

Sorry - rushing between patients. Google Earth is what I meant! http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/googleEarth/ http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=2146412594 These will give you overlays on Google Earth that pinpoint the majority of sites and often with information, links and personal reco...
by Cunobelin
9 Aug 2007, 8:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: reasons for touring
Replies: 50
Views: 8262

It is addictive though. I started out some twelve years ago ctycling from Berwic upon Tweed to Hull. I have now cycled (in stages) along the coast from Portsmouth to ...Portsmouth via Glasgow and Edinburgh! I have allso crossed Country at three points and cut across country from Hull to Bristol Have...
by Cunobelin
8 Aug 2007, 10:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: reasons for touring
Replies: 50
Views: 8262

Work up to it?

Now is a good time to start trial touring... Weekend trips locally, an occasional week here and there as you feel like it. This will enable you to asses your needs, style and equipment before "the big one" It is also a superb way to enhance a hobby such as your interest in historic sites. ...
by Cunobelin
8 Aug 2007, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elevated cycle tubes
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Waste of time

One of the reasons why all these systems fail is the factthat they go nowhere. Wherever you live, imagine where such a route could run, and how you would get to it without using the road that you are suggesting we are removed from? Add to this the down time every time some numpty hits a strut or sup...
by Cunobelin
8 Aug 2007, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elevated cycle tubes
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Waste of time

One of the reasons why all these systems fail is the factthat they go nowhere. Wherever you live, imagine where such a route could run, and how you would get to it without using the road that you are suggesting we are removed from? Add to this the down time every time some numpty hits a strut or sup...
by Cunobelin
6 Aug 2007, 9:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Thank you to the Mayor of Fareham
Replies: 34
Views: 7553

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/fareham-and-meon?articleid=3078607 The argument about bike / trike is a red herring to avoid the responsibility Wheelchairs and pushchairs would also be unable to get through this gap... One question though............... Now that the Mayor has stated publicly that this ...
by Cunobelin
5 Aug 2007, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western Isles/ west coast of Scotland routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Website:

www.cyclehebrides.com

There are also a lot of ood books out there. I enjoyed Stuart Craig's two books "Away with the Ferries" and "Full cycle"
by Cunobelin
5 Aug 2007, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law
Replies: 28
Views: 7696

More confusion

In our area there is a li=ong cycle route from Gosport to Lee on Solent. It is a marked in red. So logically you can follow it - except where the ordinary pavement has also been painted the same red. Hundreds of cyclists use it innocently. I must admit I simply assumed it was a cyclepath awaiting si...