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Re: Italy cycle resources?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 August 2014 - 7:12am
@andymiller Wow, I wish I'd known about your website last summer! The "Lakes of Lombardia and Piemonte" route would have been ideal and we'd have avoided some quite unpleasant busy roads. Interestingly I asked at the tourist information office in Brescia, and all they had was a leaflet about short circular rides in the area.

Re: Dissertation Birmingham Commuters

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 August 2014 - 5:58am
Define “Experienced”?

One trip? Two trips? Five thousand trips? Been knocked down by a thirty tonner?

Re: Anyone use a trailer ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 5 August 2014 - 11:28pm
theDaveB wrote:mercalia wrote:Seems like Rosebikes stock suitable skewers for these cheap bob yak trailers -

http://www.rosebikes.com/article/rose-q ... aid:341175

it looks like it may be an improvement over the original one - certainly looks different

I have contacted Rosebikes about their skewer and they tell me the one in the picture is the one they are selling

My skewer arrived today from Rosebikes and it's different from the one in the image and it does not fit the trailer. The gap for the trailer to go into is a couple of mm to small.

thats a bummer. Can you post a picture? In the end I made my own from hi tensile rod and 2 of the screw on ends one of which I filed down to take a spanner. Would it be possible for you to file down the ends a bit so the trailer hooks can seat?

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 August 2014 - 10:30pm
What about 'false one-way streets' ie. ones where there is a no entry sign at one end meaning there is only through traffic in one direction but the road itself is two way. I've been criticised for riding the 'wrong way' down one of those several times.

Re: Biased?

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 August 2014 - 9:53pm
I used to live in the Kings Cross area and cycled round there. The nearest 'hills' I recall were quite a long way away. Like at Highgate, the Zoo, and Holloway. And even they wouldn't get called hills where I come from.
Is there really a hill in King's Cross?

Re: Thirst Whilst Cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 August 2014 - 9:25pm
You don't want a camelbak, or similar?

http://shop.camelbak.com/international- ... all/l/1100

Otherwise, how much tube do you need? Maybe some of the kids' water bottles with pop-up straws would do?

Re: CTC bike bag Bordeaux Airport

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 5 August 2014 - 9:18pm
Flying with easyjet you are now in a separate hanger from the main airport that makes it very clear you are in the cheap seats! Advantages though is that it is very compact, it's a small airport and the hangar has it's own baggage collection etc so they could almost wheel the bike from baggage drop off to the plane. My guess is that you will be ok.

Please we warned though of incredibly long queues sometimes, we flew easyjet (no bikes, my husband always bans me from bringing the bike even though I could have knocked off the Portalet last year, sore topic) and the queue went half way down the path outside to the main terminal.

Re: Wrong way up a one way street.

CTC Forum - On the road - 5 August 2014 - 9:07pm
Save time when crossing a one-way street by only looking in the direction of oncoming traffic. - K Thompson, Chichester

When crossing a one-way street always look in BOTH directions in case a large blue furniture removal lorry is reversing the wrong way up the road. - K Thompson, Chichester General Infirmary
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