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Raleigh GDL200 Front V Brake Reflector - White
Raleigh GDL200 Front V Brake Reflector - White
Offered by E-BikesDirect
Price: £3.88

5.0 out of 5 stars ... design as shown on-line but in fact it is better! The bracket that is included allows the reflector ..., 11 Mar. 2015
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Not quite the design as shown on-line but in fact it is better! The bracket that is included allows the reflector to extend forward and beyond all brake/gear cables thus it is much more effective. Perhaps Raleigh need to update the photo for this product.


Rear Wire Rack Fit Basket
Rear Wire Rack Fit Basket
Price: £8.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent, good-for-value product, 17 Feb. 2015
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This is an excellent, good-for-value product. It is sturdy but not heavy. It was very easy to fit to the rear pannier on my folding e-bike. All the fittings were included and the bolts provided were plenty long enough (perhaps the manufacturers have responded to previous buyers' comments!). It is big enough to hold one or two bags of shopping but not too huge to look unsightly. Probably it is worthwhile buying a cargo-net or some bungees to keep your shopping secured on the way home - especially if you have speed-humps to ride over, as I do. As other buyers have done, I have attached a rear light/reflector (see my other reviews) to the back end of the basket as it would obscure the light in its original position (you may need a backplate to do this - luckily I had a spare). Overall, a great product worthy of five stars.


Sport DirectTM Bicycle Bike Cycle Pannier Rear Light 3 LED's Conforms to BS and German Road Traffic Standards
Sport DirectTM Bicycle Bike Cycle Pannier Rear Light 3 LED's Conforms to BS and German Road Traffic Standards
Offered by Sports4ever
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Combination reflector/rear light. Fixing bolts can be adjusted to 5cm distance., 4 Feb. 2015
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This rear light/reflector combination is excellent for fixing to a pannier. My recently purchased electric bike (a Dillenger 'Cheetah' 16" portable - also very good value for money!) only came with a rear reflector on the pannier. This item replaces the reflector and provides continuous rear lighting, when required (which, from what I understand, is an UK legal requirement). The reflector surface area is as large as the original fitted to the bike.

One other 'plus': the light is packaged with the fixing bolts at 8cm distance. What the on-line details did not say is that this is very easily adjusted to 5cm distance, which is what I needed for my particular pannier. There are extra punch-out holes in the light's base that enable this adjustment and it only took me a couple of minutes to do.


Praktica B00514 20-60x77 Scope
Praktica B00514 20-60x77 Scope
Price: £83.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This was received in good time from Amazon, 3 Jan. 2015
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This was received in good time from Amazon. I am sure this represents good value for money; you can spend more than 3-4 times as much for a spotting scope with truly excellent optics...... but not all of us can afford such expenditure!

A couple of notes:

First, a tripod is essential, as others have said. There is a good value one that comes up on Amazon.
Second, if you wish to attach a SLR or DSLR camera you need a couple of attachments. The first is a camera adaptor (available at a cost of £20 -£25) - purchase one that allows you to use the zoom function on your spotting scope eyepiece [there should be two cut-outs to enable this] - this attaches to the screw thread on the spotter scope - and the second attachment is a T-thread adaptor specific for your camera (cost about £5).

Good viewing!!


Pro Wireless Weather Station with PC interface
Pro Wireless Weather Station with PC interface
Offered by Home & Travel
Price: £149.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This product is extremely good value for money, 29 Dec. 2014
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This product is extremely good value for money! I think the manual has been upgraded since earlier negative comments. It certainly reads better 'English'.

On a practical note... the upright tube comes in two sections. They really need to be locked in place otherwise there is a problem with the wind direction indicator going out of alignment. The instructions are not clear on this but one answer it to ensure that the temperature sensor bracket spans the joint between the two upright tubes. By tightening the nuts and bolts on either side will ensure that the wind direction indicator is kept firmly in place.

Regarding the enclosed software: it installed fine in Windows 8 but kept coming up with an error message when I connected the weather station. In the end I resolved this be downloading 'Cumulus' software that is available free on the internet. Both weather station and software are working fine.

I am sure you will enjoy this product!

Update: The weather station is running very well and producing loads of data. One thing to note: Some software packages, such as Cumulus, download Relative Pressure (not Absolute Pressure). You need to set your relative pressure correctly (this is not clear in the weather station instructions) but set the pressure reading to relative rather than absolute and use the up/down buttons to adjust accordingly. If you are close to sea level then set the relative pressure to be the same as absolute pressure. If you live high up there are packages on the internet to calculate your relative pressure from your absolute pressure (so long as you know your altitude). This adjustment is important if you are downloading data to a laptop/pc. With the original settings on my weather station the relative pressure was considerably less than the absolute pressure implying that my house was several hundred metres below sea-level!! Where I live near Bristol, UK this would mean my house would be a long way below sea-level and permanently under water!!!


Shimano Tourney Revoshifter 6 Speed Right Hand Gear Shifter - Black
Shimano Tourney Revoshifter 6 Speed Right Hand Gear Shifter - Black
Price: £12.73

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a really good quality twist gear shifter for Shimano Tourney gears, 28 Dec. 2014
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This is a really good quality twist gear shifter for Shimano Tourney gears. Remember to order the appropriate shifter for your rear gear set (6 speed or 7 speed). Front gear shifter (3 speed) is also available. Sets of matching handle grips, both long and short, are also available.


Extra Select Premium Wild Bird Feed, 20 Kg
Extra Select Premium Wild Bird Feed, 20 Kg
Price: £15.49

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the 20 Kg bag represents much better value for money, 28 Dec. 2014
The birds in my garden really adore this food! No wastage....... just got to keep up with the demand!! Note that two different size bags are available, at present on Amazon; the 20 Kg bag represents much better value for money!! Your investment in this premium quality bird food will be much rewarded by your garden visitors!! Why not buy a reasonable pair of binoculars to view them? Furthermore, remember to complete the RSPB Garden Bird Survey when it next comes around........the data is very useful!!
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Telrad Red Dot Finder
Telrad Red Dot Finder
Offered by Telescope House
Price: £40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent and very simple to use finder scope, 27 Dec. 2014
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This is an excellent and very simple to use finder scope. It is a little bulky but very lightweight; so don't be put off by its size! It allows 90 degree observation so you do not need to 'crane' your neck to use it. It is therefore very comfortable to use. Note: there is a 'pulser' add-on kit available that facilitates locating dimmer objects in the sky. This 'pulser' unit has good reviews world-wide so I am going to order one to try it out. A dew shield is also available.

Update: Fitting the 'pulser' unit was very easy! Instead of using the included fittings I decided to solder the wires and use heat-shrink tubing as this provided a more secure and compact installation. The template for the drilling does need some modification but this is easy!

Final note: Just see the five star ratings for the Telrad Finderscope! It is superb and easy to use; I do recommend the 'pulser' add-on if you wish to observe feint stars, constellations etc (see below). Spare base-plates for the finderscope are available via the internet so that you can use it on more than one telescopes!

Very final update: The sky was clear tonight so I had a chance to test the Telrad with the 'pulser' unit. By pulsing the laser light it was very easy to centralize the image (in my case, Jupiter). I strongly recommend the 'pulser' unit.


Dymo Labelwriter 450 with Assorted Label Rolls x3
Dymo Labelwriter 450 with Assorted Label Rolls x3
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £49.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent labelling machine and is available at a very good ..., 7 Dec. 2014
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This is an excellent labelling machine and is available at a very good price on Amazon (about £50 including delivery charges). In the past I have battled with label sheets in my printers (as a non-expert I found them very difficult to set up!). The Labelwriter 450 is very easy to set up and the software is relatively intuitive. So far I have only printed simple labels (eg address labels)...... I have as yet to try merging with a spreadsheet/database list. It is very easy to print multiple copies of labels such as your sender contacts to attach to letters, packages and parcels.


Silverline MT47 Open Reel Surveyors Tape 100m
Silverline MT47 Open Reel Surveyors Tape 100m
Price: £14.66

3.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointed with this product, 21 July 2014
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Rather disappointed with this product. The build is very flimsy and the tape jammed during the first use. Eventually, I totally unwound it and took the central cover off only to find that the tape had been incorrectly set up in the first place! This is a shame as the product is very good value. I have two earlier versions of this tape (100m) and have never had this problem. Perhaps standards are slipping to save money! I guess it is case of 'what you pay for'. If you are a professional surveyor you already know the 'best' tapes....... if you are not - then it is worth looking around and read all the submitted reviews.


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