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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-21-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By Beic
Welcome from the other side of the pond. ...

Welcome from the other side of the pond.

Looks a great bike for cruising and commuting, we don't see many like that over here.

It looks like the type of bike you can take your time on and enjoy...
Forum: Introductions 08-13-15, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Beic
Welcome, :) I'm a fly fisher too.

Welcome, :)

I'm a fly fisher too.
Forum: Introductions 08-13-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Beic
Welcome :thumb:

Welcome :thumb:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-01-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,215
Posted By Beic
That's terrible Curtis. Get well soon from...

That's terrible Curtis.

Get well soon from the other side of the pond.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-30-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,405
Posted By Beic
Thanks ButchA, That was a bad year for us. A...

Thanks ButchA,

That was a bad year for us. A month or so before her accident I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. But we both got through it all :).

A lot of people go through much worse...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,405
Posted By Beic
Thanks for the nice words, I'm trying to convince...

Thanks for the nice words, I'm trying to convince her.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-17-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Beic
That's a nice looking comfortable cruiser, looks...

That's a nice looking comfortable cruiser, looks like you could go for miles on one of them.

We have them imported from USA over here, but don't see that many, nice spec too. I could be tempted :)...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,405
Posted By Beic
Sadly, Not any more. She had a bad accident...

Sadly, Not any more.

She had a bad accident a few years ago, breaking leg / knee in a couple of places which required ops plus titanium implants.

I've tried to get her to ride, but she's so...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Beic
As said above a rigid fork mtb from the 80's...

As said above a rigid fork mtb from the 80's -90's.

That's what I use and I've a fancy modern mtb which doesn't get used. I tend to pick my bikes up from members of biking forums and ebay.
...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-06-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Beic
Look for a secondhand Kona Hoss, unfortunately...

Look for a secondhand Kona Hoss, unfortunately not manufactured any more.

Here's mine which I fitted a rigid fork to plus some other bits, set up for light trail, road use.

462701
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-01-15, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 425,443
Posted By Beic
Mine is a UK Dawes Jack, 461819 The...

Mine is a UK Dawes Jack,

461819

The name is obvious:)
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-26-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Beic
Chuck, One thing I forgot to mention, as you...

Chuck,

One thing I forgot to mention, as you know you'll be on a starchy white bread etc diet, stick to it.

Also I was given the following tip, try to organise your radiotherapy sessions at the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-25-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Beic
Hi Chuck, Firstly good luck. I had 40...

Hi Chuck,

Firstly good luck.

I had 40 or so radioitherapy sessions and it is correct, well it was with me that the hormones give you the side effects.

I had cold sweats? put on weight and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-24-15, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Beic
Road rage, on the phone to his girl, wife....

Road rage, on the phone to his girl, wife. splitting up and probably drunk.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-23-15, 03:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,366
Posted By Beic
Never mind 50+ , just wait for 60+. It has...

Never mind 50+ , just wait for 60+.

It has its bad points, but a few good ones too.

1. You can now buy that comfortable sit up and beg bike and ride slowly, you don't have to prove yourself any...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-17-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By Beic
True, I got rid of two bikes yesterday and...

True,

I got rid of two bikes yesterday and now I'm going to look at a couple of vintage cheapies tomorrow!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-17-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Beic
A basic Twenty or Triumph needs very little...

A basic Twenty or Triumph needs very little maintenance.

The problem is once you have one you start upgrading and tinkering.

Mine was a rigid frame which I changed the wheels, brakes, bars and...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-16-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Beic
In the UK, although still difficult we can still...

In the UK, although still difficult we can still pick up the original size tyres.

Kool Stop salmon brake pads may be worth a try.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-16-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Beic
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and opted...

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and opted for hormones and radiotherapy as yourself and finished my treatment 3 years yesterday.

I'm self employed and could not take the time away from work...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-16-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Beic
The Raleigh Twenty and its offspring are very...

The Raleigh Twenty and its offspring are very strong, its the wheels that need the strength. I'm about 260lb and rode a Twenty for a couple of years no problem at all. I now ride a Dawes Jack folder...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-15-15, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Beic
It looked like a very good day on the local news,...

It looked like a very good day on the local news, apart from the reports of those who spread tacks at two locations.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-15-15, 01:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,450
Posted By Beic
No problems out here in west Wales. Only...

No problems out here in west Wales.

Only curiousity and interest when assembling.
Forum: Introductions 09-14-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Beic
Welcome, Never mind we all mistakes. ...

Welcome,

Never mind we all mistakes.

What make is the bike.

Put up a picture of the bike, you never know something might be salvageable and saleable.
Forum: Introductions 08-23-14, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Beic
Welcome, I too hit the big 60 this year and...

Welcome,

I too hit the big 60 this year and ride Raleighs from the 70's and 80's.

Stick with the Raleigh, it's not too old for you and you're not too old for it. :)
Forum: Introductions 08-05-14, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Beic
Welcome, Nottingham, the old home of...

Welcome,

Nottingham, the old home of Raleigh.

As Lacumo said, you won't get much exercise on an electric bike.

There's a few Raleigh Twenty's which have been converted to electric, check on...
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