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by crofty
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 6082

Re: Electric MTB

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Home builds are a great way to go and usually cost less than a grand. I bought a new Carrera in a Halfords sale for about 300 quid and a 350w hub motor from China, fantastic climber. 17.5 Ah battery loads of range for my 100kg.
Been a godsend during the lockdown
by crofty
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Post Coronovirus, Will we be Welcome as Travellers?
Replies: 102
Views: 5790

Re: Post Coronovirus, Will we be Welcome as Travellers?

I have cancelled 2 trips this year and i don't see any chance of foreign travel this year. I am 70 and even if i could travel the thought of it with no travel insurance for corona virus, no vaccine, probably no herd immunity and daily interacting with people in cafes, petrol stations etc, not to men...
by crofty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: HEROES
Topic: NHS and other similar workers putting it on the line for us
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: NHS and other similar workers putting it on the line for us

Another grateful thanks for the NHS, since retirement i have had a few reasons to visit their establishments and have nothing but praise for the care that I have received. That goes for many of my friends and acquaintances also. I sincerely hope when this is all over the first thing on the agenda is...
by crofty
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 644
Views: 68072

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

I would just like to put on record that Vintage Motos of Mallorca have just refunded the cost of our group's bikes for an upcoming hoiiday. I had contacted Godspeed (thanks Chris) for a hire company recommendation and he recommended Vintage, They were great to deal with and refunded us very promptly...
by crofty
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 241
Views: 30089

Re: The next step....

what do people think of the sur ron ebikes .. throttle [ not pedal assist ] .. https://youtu.be/Nst1fVwwx-w If you are considering the Sur Ron in the context of biking trails that E bikes can go on its a non starter, too much like a motorbike. If you are thinking about it for trails that you can ta...
by crofty
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike Down
Replies: 27
Views: 2664

Re: Bike Down

What i would do is drain out the remaining oil and fill it with new oil to the recommended volume, just treat it too an extra oil change.
by crofty
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 70
Views: 5694

Re: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?

The cost, if I had unlimited funds maybe I would have bought one but my budget was the same as yours 6/7k so i bought a brand new V Strom.
by crofty
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Travel insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Travel insurance

I'm over 65 and use Voyager, you can,t get a quote online over 65 but they sold me annual multi trip policies all through my late sixties over the phone.
Staysure specializes in over 70s and some of my friends use them.
by crofty
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Used bike prices, am I missing something?.
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Used bike prices, am I missing something?.

Google Dr Ken German's article in the Bennet,s newsletter about Eastern Europeans buying up high mileage British bikes and it will help you understand how prices are high. When i sold my 60k plus Honda no one on ebay/gumtree etc was interested till a Lithuanian turned up with a trailer and paid me c...
by crofty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Mallorca on a small bike
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Mallorca on a small bike

Nice pictures, it sounds a great week, think i may plan a little jaunt early in the year. got a link to who you rented from ?

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