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by JohnW
16 Jan 2021, 11:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

Re: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?

I keep my 'best' bike in the dining room - we have first cup of tea of the day together. Did it come from China? : - ) Jonathan D'you mean the tea, or the bike? I wouldn't consume anything from China. :twisted: My tea comes from Yorkshire - at least it says "Yorkshire" on the packet. :lol...
by JohnW
16 Jan 2021, 1:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

Re: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?

1. Garage. Pro: Keeps them out of the way. Con: Security - most likely place they could get nicked, and if they do, would insurance even cover it? Lots of us do. It's easy to add security. Check with your insurer or potential insurers... cover is achievable. 2. Cellar. Pro: Same as garage, but safe...
by JohnW
16 Jan 2021, 1:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?
Replies: 42
Views: 1540

Re: Would you keep your bike(s) in a cellar?

I keep my 'best' bike in the dining room - we have first cup of tea of the day together. :D :D :D
by JohnW
12 Jan 2021, 12:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2940

Re: Dangerous front lights

What is everyone's take on flashing front lights? My back-up front battery light is set to flash, except on narrow dark roads when I don't like the sensation. I also have a flashing front helmet light that doesn't dazzle. Jonathan Dazzle can be a problem, especially on greenways/cyclepaths in the d...
by JohnW
11 Jan 2021, 11:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2940

Re: Dangerous front lights

Post deleted - repeats last line of previous post.
My fault- apologies.
by JohnW
11 Jan 2021, 11:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2940

Re: Dangerous front lights

I was driving along a dark lane this evening and needed to pull into the middle of the road in order to reverse into a driveway. There was a car quite a long way off and coming along slowly, so that was OK. I pulled across - and suddenly a cyclist materialised from nowhere, swerving to avoid me, ga...
by JohnW
8 Jan 2021, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: winter socks

How cold does it get where you are? The main things for keeping feet warm in winter are two things: keeping out wind and water insulation layers I wear winter boots one size too big, so I can get an extra pair of socks in without making them too tight. If they are both thick, knitted wool socks, I ...
by JohnW
8 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: winter socks

I have ShowerPass waterproof socks. I normally wear running socks (fairly thick) and a pair of trainers to cycle in. Pedals have toe clips without straps. The trainers are large enough to accommodate the waterproof socks. Generally have kept my feet toasty including cycling through floods (which wa...
by JohnW
2 Jan 2021, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: winter socks

You seem to be setting impossible criteria. I'd say that different socks in the same shoes are unlikely to make a noticeable improvement and if they are any thicker are likely to make things worse. Once you have eschewed overshoes, then bigger shoes + thicker socks or two pairs thin socks, must be ...
by JohnW
2 Jan 2021, 12:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: winter socks

Beware of having shoes too tight. I have half-size bigger shoes for wearing heavy woollen socks - having shoes too tight can affect blood circulation and cause cold feet. Also it squashes the air out of some thick socks and reduces their insulating effect. It's often the trapped air pockets that ke...
by JohnW
2 Jan 2021, 12:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter socks
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: winter socks

Beware of having shoes too tight. I have half-size bigger shoes for wearing heavy woollen socks - having shoes too tight can affect blood circulation and cause cold feet. I come from a time when CTC was a big cycling family, and the 'old guys' knew a thing or two - from experience - and this was one...
by JohnW
10 Dec 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?
Replies: 106
Views: 3206

Re: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?

The OP's original message asked why nobody wanted old maps, and that he had failed to sell any despite advertising on e-bay and elsewhere. That said, I PM'ed asking which ones were for sale as I could be interested. Nothing!!!! So, do you really want rid? It could be that your PM got stuck in cycbe...
by JohnW
10 Dec 2020, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?
Replies: 106
Views: 3206

Re: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?

KTHSullivan wrote:The batteries can't run out on paper maps.

Absolutely!
by JohnW
9 Dec 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?
Replies: 106
Views: 3206

Re: Why does nobody want paper maps anymore?

Jdsk wrote:Anyone who's going to rely on them for navigation is likely to want current versions.

That leaves alternative uses: wallpaper, book covers?

Jonathan


Yes, I think that's right.
by JohnW
25 Nov 2020, 12:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Spa Nidd , does it go a good bit further back than the B17 ?

jimneycricket wrote:Hi john ,

Its a 1980 s touring frame. Couldnt tell you what the angle of the seat tube is.

Im looking at a new bike with a seat tube angle of 72.5 degrees. Does that sound steep to you ?


That sounds about right for me - a Brooks saddle would be OK on that FOR ME though.