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Forum: Introductions
10-10-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Beic

Thanks, Not top of the range, but quite rare...

Thanks,

Not top of the range, but quite rare over here.
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Beic

Welcome from across the pond, Just to rub it...

Welcome from across the pond,

Just to rub it in here's my Haro. :)


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02-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Beic

Here's a couple of the more popular North Wales...

Here's a couple of the more popular North Wales centres with good facilities which visitors tend to head to, particularly Coed- y -Brenin.

Coed y Brenin -Mountain Bike Wales...
01-30-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Beic

Wales

Hi There,

We've loads of mountain bike trails throughout Wales , from the extreme to easy.
Also many miles of traffic tree routes.

Let me know what area of Wales you are intending to visit...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Beic

Maybe the next time. :) The good thing is I'm not...

Maybe the next time. :) The good thing is I'm not far from the Pembroke and Fishguard ferries.
Forum: Touring
01-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Beic

Did Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Tipperary,...

Did Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Tipperary, Waterford and back to the Pembroke ferry a good few years ago.

Didn't venture into the Midlands. Had a really good time staying at small B& B's.

Roads...
01-04-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By Beic

Used Kona Hoss and maybe change the tyres. ...

Used Kona Hoss and maybe change the tyres.

I've upgraded mine for road and light trail use. Ditched the suspension, fitted skinny tyres and changed the pedals.

Need to fit mudguards to hide...
Forum: Introductions
11-09-18, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Beic

Welcome, Nice UK bike, welcome from the UK....

Welcome, Nice UK bike, welcome from the UK. :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
11-09-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Beic

Welcome, from the other side of the pond. :thumb:

Welcome, from the other side of the pond. :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
10-31-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Beic

Welcome from the other side of the pond. :thumb:

Welcome from the other side of the pond. :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
10-31-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Beic

Welcome. :)

Welcome. :)
Forum: Introductions
10-19-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Beic

Hi Stu, Welcome and hope the recovery goes...

Hi Stu,

Welcome and hope the recovery goes well.

Proper touring bikes can be pricey and they are a bit thin on the secondhand market in the UK.

The cheapest ones start coming in at around...
Forum: Introductions
10-04-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Beic

Welcome, From the other side of the pond and...

Welcome,

From the other side of the pond and good luck. Looking forward to seeing some pics.
Forum: Introductions
10-03-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Beic

Welcome . :)

Welcome . :)
Forum: Introductions
10-03-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Beic

Welcome, From the other side of the pond.

Welcome,

From the other side of the pond.
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Beic

I like fully rigid mtb's from the late 80's early...

I like fully rigid mtb's from the late 80's early 90's and carry out a few mods to them to use on road or light trail.

I just change the tyres to 1.5 slicks or 1.75 Michelin Country Rock tyres,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Beic

Rigid 90's MTB for me too with semi slicks. ...

Rigid 90's MTB for me too with semi slicks. /\... Univega under rated over here, I like them.
09-26-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By Beic

Send it back if you are not happy. Just put it...

Send it back if you are not happy. Just put it back in the box and their courier will pick it up. No need to sail to Belfast!

It will niggle and bug you in the future. I sent a bike back a few...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Beic

Welcome from the other side of the pond.

Welcome from the other side of the pond.
Forum: Introductions
09-24-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Beic

Welcome, From the other side of St George's...

Welcome, From the other side of St George's Channel.
Forum: Introductions
09-14-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Beic

Welcome, I like my retro bikes too, what...

Welcome,

I like my retro bikes too, what bikes are you riding.
09-12-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Thanks, I'll stick with the hangar.

Thanks,

I'll stick with the hangar.
09-11-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Well, It arrived, here's a picture. (I...

Well,

It arrived, here's a picture.

(I think the front brake cabling is wrong, as there is a sleeved hole which I think is for the cable).

Haro Vector V2C...
09-09-18, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Thanks. :thumb:

Thanks. :thumb:
09-08-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Update, I took a punt and bought it. I'll...

Update,

I took a punt and bought it. I'll put some pictures up when it arrives. :)
09-08-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Many Thanks bargainguy. That looks nice, the...

Many Thanks bargainguy.

That looks nice, the one I've been offered is a purple / violet type of colour, but is in good condition priced at $70 dollars.
It has quick release skewers and gripshift...
09-08-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,733
Posted By Beic

Haro Vector.

Hi All,

I've moved this from Classics & Vintage.

Just wondering if anyone can help please.

The bike I'm looking for info on is a rigid frame Haro Vector V2C, don't see them over here.
...
09-08-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Beic

I've moved query to MTB section.

I've moved query to MTB section.
Forum: Introductions
08-25-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Beic

Welcome Alan, :) Living in Wales, but...

Welcome Alan, :)

Living in Wales, but originally from Newcastle.
Forum: Introductions
02-15-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By Beic

Welcome, From a Cyclechat member. :)

Welcome,

From a Cyclechat member. :)
02-08-18, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 720,499
Posted By Beic

A couple of mine. A basic Raleigh Pioneer,...

A couple of mine.

A basic Raleigh Pioneer, not top specification, but a very smooth comfortable ride.

Also a Kona Hoss conversion, still awaiting mudguards (fenders) and a rack. Set up for...
08-21-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
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: 360
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: 517
Posted By Beic

Welcome :thumb:

Welcome :thumb:
08-01-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,150
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.
07-30-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,031
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...
07-20-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,031
Posted By Beic

Thanks for the nice words, I'm trying to convince...

Thanks for the nice words, I'm trying to convince her.
07-17-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
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 :)...
07-17-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,031
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...
07-17-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
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.
...
07-06-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
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: 1,530
Views: 653,331
Posted By Beic

Mine is a UK Dawes Jack, 461819 The...

Mine is a UK Dawes Jack,

461819

The name is obvious:)
06-26-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,001
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...
06-25-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,001
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...
06-24-15, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
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.
06-23-15, 03:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,092
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...
06-17-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,766
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!
06-17-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
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...
06-16-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
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.
06-16-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,001
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...
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