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Thorn Sherpa 600L 56cm FOR SALE

CTC Forums - Bikes For Sale - 6 February 2016 - 10:38pm
Hello all,

I am selling my beloved Thorn Sherpa as seen here: https://twitter.com/Chain_Case/status/6 ... 1128091648 on it's last and final journey on the C2C last year .
Read all about Sherpa's here if you don't know already: sjscycles.com/thornpdf/ThornS­herpaBroHiRes.pdf
Such a lovely bike which will be a great machine for longer tours on and especially happy off tarmac and heavily loaded. Also superb to commute on.

Currently features:
*Shimano dynamo hub wheel w/halogen front light
*Panaracer Paesella PT 26X1.75 tyres with plenty of life
*Brooks B17
*Raceface Cranks with Talon triple chainset
*Deore thumbies (bombproof)
*Solid 36 spoked rear wheel Shimano hub on wide Mavic rim (old but plenty of life)
*Blackburn rear rack
*front rack for front panniers
*SKS full mudguards

Just had a baby meaning long tour plans are being shelved for a while so was meaning to post her properly on the forum. Sad to sell this lovely trustworthy beauty but needs must!

I'm 6ft and fits perfect. Quite long but this helps with stability. You can really load her.

She's packed deep in the garage so meaning to dig her out and photograph properly if people are interested but there are only minor blemishes to frame; no dents no bends.

Looking for 650GBP (or 625GBP sans Brooks) and can deliver to East or Central London, Kent or E.Sussex address for fuel expenses

Thanks for looking.

Alexis
Categories: Go Cycling

Re: Great Ocean Road.....

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 10:08pm
Spend a night in Koala Cove. You will see lots of wild koalas then you can micturate off Australians telling them about it, and discover that most Aussies have never seen a wild koala
We did GOR in a camper, loved it, now have our own VW Cali, but it would make a fantastic ride. Your Brompton could do it!!

Re: Touring in Rutland/Leicestershire

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 8:54pm
Hello All
Firstly my apologies for not replying to you sooner, I have been away for a few days.
I greatly appreciate all the really useful advice (especially all those café stops) it will help me to start planning some of the day rides.
"honesty" as you gathered we will be further East, however there is a possibility we will be up in that area next year, thank you though for the info.
I used to live in Melton Mowbray over 45 years ago and at one time knew the area like the back of my hand, however memory fades with time.
Regards
Chickenlegs

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 7:38pm
Flinders wrote:Just watched the video again; it's clear from watching the other vehicles etc. that the car accelerates into the cyclist.
That's odd.
The cyclist was clearly visible, and the car stayed well behind it for some time (i.e., it's not like a car between pulled out to overtake and the driver of the car behind only saw the bike at the last moment.
I still think there is something odd about this. Even if the driver decided to answer the phone, or text someone, I can still only see why it would maintain speed, not why it would accelerate.


Have you watched the update video? He explains why he believes this was a deliberate attack in a very articulate way.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 7:37pm
Steady rider wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-35472617
the cyclist explains that there were two in the vehicle.
case may be listed http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearin ... esults.php
Cyclist and drivers names?


That site only lists crown court cases unfortunately. There is no online database of magistates court cases, I couldn't find one anyway.

I get the feeling Reginald will identifty his attacker soon.

Re: Main roads that don't allow cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 7:08pm
I find driving on the A14 an unpleasant experience except in the quieter hours (of which there are few), I wouldn't like to cycle on it.
But I'd still say it ought not to be banned. In fact, if traffic enforcement was any good, it would be a perfectly safe road to cycle on (and a safer road to drive on than it is now too).

Re: Wheel recommendations for credit card touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 7:05pm
PH wrote:Rabbit wrote:I had a set of Harry Rowland wheels made up last year for a tour - and he was excellent to deal with and the wheels have been superb. Harry seems happy to chat on the phone for ages about what you need and answers emails quickly.
He is like that, until there's a problem, then he really doesn't want to know, tells you it was a poor choice of components though didn't mention it when he took the money.
That's an interesting perspective as he a seems very forthright on component Pros and Cons on his rather old-fashioned website.

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 7:00pm
Just watched the video again; it's clear from watching the other vehicles etc. that the car accelerates into the cyclist.
That's odd.
The cyclist was clearly visible, and the car stayed well behind it for some time (i.e., it's not like a car between pulled out to overtake and the driver of the car behind only saw the bike at the last moment.
I still think there is something odd about this. Even if the driver decided to answer the phone, or text someone, I can still only see why it would maintain speed, not why it would accelerate.

Re: Wheel recommendations for credit card touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 6:19pm
£500? Wheel truing stand £80 (Minoura is fine), rim for £30 (£60 for 2), spokes £40, wheel building book £10 (eg, Muson).

If you want a wheel that's repairable at the side of the road, then you're going to need to now how to do that repair. If you just fit a new spoke and tighten it up, then there's a reasonably good chance it (or another spoke) will snap a few miles up the road.

"I've already got some handmade 32 spoke, heavy as lead wheels for fully loaded touring...." and "...I'm looking for something that's fast and light for the mountains and long distance and multi-day tours and audaxes"

can you really not feel the irony? skimping on spokes doesn't make your wheels fast, or light. what rims are on your 'heavy as lead' wheels?

Re: Air France no to CTC bag

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 6:11pm
More details please.

Not had a refusal yet,but always worried++ Travelled with bike unpacked,and packed in just bubble-wrap.

I always get names and confirmation that airline will take bicycle as I am prepared to take it. Howsoever,I also know that on-the-day,rules can and will be changed as and when they want.

Just a crack-pot question: I wonder how much extra it is to take an animal by plane: dog,Shetland Pony,Giraffe? I'm thinking,I'm paying extra to have my bike go by plane? Surely less aggro than a pony. Yes,I know there's a difference! Cost differential?

Re: Wheel recommendations for credit card touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 6:09pm
I was going to use Continental Grand Prix 4 seasons, although on a recent tour where my friends were on 4 seasons, I had far fewer punctures than them with Grand Prix 4sii

anyone found anything better than the above, and views on whether the 4s is actually better than the 4 seasons

I was on 28mm, they were on 25mm

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 6:02pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-no ... e-35472617
the cyclist explains that there were two in the vehicle.
case may be listed http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearin ... esults.php
Cyclist and drivers names?

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 5:59pm
I'm just trying to find a get-out clause for this 'accident'.

Person/company hires hire vehicle. Vehicle driven to workplace wherein a number of employees all have access to said vehicle. At times vehicle is unattended. As workplace employees work in independent sections of work location,no employee knows where t'other is(or doesn't want to say). Man/woman takes car,goes driving,knocks over cyclist,returns car,quietly goes back to work and lies low. How do we find him/her?

And if this works for 'this accident',could same work for a pre-planned murder? Planed and found out guilty of murder nowadays: 10 years? But if planned and unluckily caught killing cyclist by car,reason 'accident',fined £250. Job done. Collect £10kor more!

Re: Brompton touring in Belgium

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 5:54pm
A couple of years ago we based ourselves in the northern part of Luxembourg in a town adjacent to the Belgian border by the name of Clervaux, with a view to touring round 'Battle of the Bulge' country on our Bromptons. The idea was take the train from Clervaux up to Liege in Belgium, then over to Aachen, and cycle back to Clervaux down the Vennbahn cycle way. As it panned out, we actually started from a place in Belgium called Eupen, then cycled to the Vennbahn to join it just east of the border at Raeren. The route then headed south, snaking in and out of Belgium and Germany, before reaching Troisvierges in Luxembourg. We took great care to be absolutely minimalist with luggage (basically one dry bag each, fastened to our carriers with bungees), and more importantly, we made sure that we didn't overstretch ourselves mileage-wise. As it happened, we only spent one night out on the bikes, and we probably did a total of about 130 kms in those two days. For the remaining time available, we cycled locally around Clervaux on day trips, sometimes using the trains to 'kill' the stem mileage. It's an extremely hilly area, but our six-speeders coped fine with all the hills.

So, in a nutshell, the Belgium we've cycled in was very enjoyable (I appreciate it's not Brussels or Gent, but eastern Belgium is an equally viable alternative!), I'm not convinced that Bromptons are the easiest option for cycle touring, but they are good fun and always prompt interest from our European cycling brethren, almost a two-wheeled confirmation of British eccentricity! As I said earlier, I think it's very important to be aware of your own limitations, within the context of the further limitations imposed by a loaded small-wheeled folder. To give you an idea of our fitness levels, we did the Way of the Roses east to west (ie against the wind) on fully loaded Bromptons a couple of years ago in four and a half days, neither myself nor my wife managed the climb on the alternative route out of Pately Bridge, but that was the only time we had to get off and push!

If you have questions either about our experiences with Brompton touring or perhaps about the Vennbahn and Luxembourg, just post them on here and I'll try to assist

Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 5:52pm
Who was the judge and what other cyclist/motorist cases have they been involved with?.

Edburton Road, Henfield closed for 5 days from 15 Feb. 2016

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 5:48pm
As shown in the attached, this popular cycling route will be closed to all traffic for a maximum of 5 days from 15 Feb.

Re: Air France no to CTC bag

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 5:28pm
I see from the above link that the prohibited item list also includes;
...electric unicycles (even with batteries removed)
That's my plans scuppered.

Brighton Rock 110km Audax: Pinkie Brown Returns May 22

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 February 2016 - 5:20pm
In a nod to cycling tradition, Brighton and Hove CTC brings you our Audax event "Brighton Rock Pinkie Brown Returns" for 2016. It’s a challenging 110km spin on an early summer’s day but makes an ideal first Audax event if you've never tried one before, as you're never far away from the HQ. Based in the title city of the 1947 film "Brighton Rock" which starred the late Sir Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown, the ride passes many of the film's famous locations including the race course, the pier, the station, the coast and The Laines, where many of the locations remain largely unchanged by the passage of the last 60 years. There are a couple of lumpy bits, including Devil’s Dyke and Ditchling Beacon giving spectacular views across the South Downs , but you can go hard or you can take it steady and enjoy the views where the aim is that your speed overall must be above 15km/h, and no more than 30km/h. Entry is £9:50 or £7:50 for CTC/Audax members.

Enter on line at https://goo.gl/tXw2ur
For more information please check our web site http://goo.gl/kc8BVs
For last years event photo’s https://goo.gl/vMo0qT

It’s got to be worth it for the tea and cake

Re: F1 hotels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 5:16pm
bikepacker wrote:F1 hotels do allow bikes in the room. Remember however these hotels because of their cheapness are generally of very poor standard. We have only ever stayed in two and both have been a nightmare experience. If you are looking for low cost hotels, Ibis Budget are good value and usually exceptionally clean. Premier Classe slightly more expensive than F1 are much better and rooms are ensuite.
They don't all allow bikes in a room - and I refer to all the three you mention.
We stayed in a F1 near Moulins a couple of years ago. However they did allow us to put the bikes in a lock up - which was better. I think you are being a bit unfair about the standard of F1. They are not my favourite accommodation but generally I've found them acceptable as an overnight stop and I've used them a number of times over the years -of course you need to pay attention to the word "BUDGET".
Ibis budget are better ( used to be Etap). Campanile IMO are ok but the restaurants are not so good. Premier Classe have pretty small rooms - not good if there are two of you with bikes.
In fact some areas of France like the Pyrenees don't have many budget chain hotels available - but I've found with all the online booking agencies that there are a number of B&B type places that are very reasonable.

Re: Air France no to CTC bag

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 February 2016 - 5:15pm
Bummer. Seems you need to get approval at least 48 hours in advance but there's nothing about a CTC type bag not being sufficienct packaging.

http://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/common ... france.htm
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