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papawheeliepapawheelie Posts: 3
edited May 2007 in The bottom bracket
Hi:
My wife is going to a conference in London June 13 to 20 and I was thinking of tagging along.
I have two questions.
1) Are there any shops that hire decent road bikes and are there any decent rides (even out of the city) to do?
2) Is it possible to take a train to Belguim, rent a bike and ride a berg or a cobbled section from one of the Classics.
Ed

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  • EchappeeEchappee Posts: 79
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by papawheelie</i>


    2) Is it possible to take a train to Belguim, rent a bike and ride a berg or a cobbled section from one of the Classics.
    Ed
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    not sure about bike hire but the Eurostar will take you from London to Lille in a couple of hours.

    The climbs of Flanders are about 45mins by car away or the pave of Paris Roubaix will be within riding distance as Roubaix is a grubby suburb of Lille.

    That said, I'm not sure a bike hire place will thank you for taking their bikes over 'The Hell of The North'!
  • Especially since I weigh 230 pounds (110 kilos)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,398
    You see Seano. It's hardly rocket science is it?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,146
    I didn’t know there was a BB in 2007?

    But it takes effort to dig up this stuff. I’m still confused.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,371
    seanoconn said:

    I didn’t know there was a BB in 2007?

    But it takes effort to dig up this stuff. I’m still confused.

    what effort? just go to end of bb and pick one, currently...

    https://forum.bikeradar.com/categories/the-bottom-bracket/p589
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,146
    sungod said:

    seanoconn said:

    I didn’t know there was a BB in 2007?

    But it takes effort to dig up this stuff. I’m still confused.

    what effort? just go to end of bb and pick one, currently...

    https://forum.bikeradar.com/categories/the-bottom-bracket/p589
    No effort for first and last page but what about the obscure threads in between?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,371
    edited 23 February
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    seanoconn said:

    I didn’t know there was a BB in 2007?

    But it takes effort to dig up this stuff. I’m still confused.

    what effort? just go to end of bb and pick one, currently...

    https://forum.bikeradar.com/categories/the-bottom-bracket/p589
    No effort for first and last page but what about the obscure threads in between?
    idly click forward in time until your curiosity is piqued by a thread title

    but with this on the last page, no need to look far...
    https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/12534811/propeller-trike#latest

    in ye old days the mods used to moan about thread revival, which added to the fun, these days i suspect no one even looks
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,266
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    seanoconn said:

    I didn’t know there was a BB in 2007?

    But it takes effort to dig up this stuff. I’m still confused.

    what effort? just go to end of bb and pick one, currently...

    https://forum.bikeradar.com/categories/the-bottom-bracket/p589
    No effort for first and last page but what about the obscure threads in between?
    In the link, just write a random 3 letter number instead of 589 and away you go.
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