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by geomannie
19 Oct 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flying With a Brompton - What Bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Flying With a Brompton - What Bag?

In my limited experience of cycling with a Brompton, you can get away with a soft bag if you line the sides with strong stiff cardboard to give extra protection. On arrival the cardboard can be discarded.

Problem is finding more cardboard for the return journey. I didn't and damage occurred.
by geomannie
6 Oct 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3426

Re: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

It is shocking that the driver was not charged for assault. However, I can fully sympathise with the driver getting frustrated. He may have moved over to see what the coming situation was like and then when he moved back found a cyclist had magically appeared from nowhere. In such conjected traffic...
by geomannie
6 Oct 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic OpenPRO 36h?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Mavic OpenPRO 36h?

Thanks folks

Some thoughts and ideas to be getting on with, mainly that I should move away from Open PRO, my rims of choice for lots of years.
by geomannie
6 Oct 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning
Replies: 118
Views: 3426

When the police give an assaulted cyclist a warning

A shocking story of police blaming the victim. Cycling UK member David Brennan was assaulted while cycling to work. The driver was not prosecuted and shockingly, David himself was given a police warning for swearing. Now he’s teaming up with Cycling UK to call for significant changes in the way vuln...
by geomannie
5 Oct 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic OpenPRO 36h?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Mavic OpenPRO 36h?

Hi

My current 36h OpenPRO rims are going and I want to re-rim the wheel using the same hub/spokes.

Are these 36h rims still available anywhere or are they now totally obsolete? If not available, any other good/similar rim options, preferably one with an equivalent ERD?

Thanks
by geomannie
5 Oct 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

This is an interesting discussion, but mainly for the way in which it points out the inadequacy of all maps. What I mean by that is that a map is a fixed representation of a landscape where what is included in the map is selected or rejected by the mapmakers. As non-professional mapmaker, but someon...
by geomannie
1 Oct 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

Very useful information about what isn't in OS maps. I was riding the other day using my Garmin Edge Explore and looking at the map and thinking that it would be nice with a little more detail, like contour lines and local features. I usually use it with a pre planned map for navigation, but it can...
by geomannie
1 Oct 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra 6800 hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Ultegra 6800 hubs

Thanks Brucey,

That was the answer I was hoping for.

Cheers
by geomannie
1 Oct 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra 6800 hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Ultegra 6800 hubs

Hi

I am tempted to buy front & rear Ultegra 6800 hubs. The rear is sold as 11 speed but I would plan to run it as a 9 or 10 speed. Am I right in thinking that they come with a spacer that allows 9/10 speed cassettes? I am confused as some websites list them as 11 speed only.

Thanks
by geomannie
1 Sep 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if such a bike exists?
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: ...if such a bike exists?

I have just built almost that exact bike using a Genesis Vagabond frame with 700c rims on XT hubs. Brakes are TRP Hy/Rd. Plenty of room for mudguards even when using 50mm tyres. I have a triple 24/34/46 up front going to an 11-30 ten speed on the rear. For me that gives about a 23" bottom gear ...
by geomannie
31 Aug 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rhins of Galloway riding
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: rhins of Galloway riding

Cycling is delightful in that area with relatively little motor traffic. Whilst the hills aren't huge, it's pretty up and down; you will get good exercise.

Nearby Stranraer is a rather depressed town but worth a visit. Make sure that you get down to the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.
by geomannie
28 Aug 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

Anent Dave Yates, I have just found this rather charming video monologue about him. Well worth a watch.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNYso2BwAxk
by geomannie
26 Aug 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To Hike or Cycle Arthur's Seat
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: To Hike or Cycle Arthur's Seat

It's hardly a major outing. If you can't decide then do both. Major for me, I’ll be cycling from Glasgow. Could always do two different trips/days. The ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh is a biggish ride (~50miles) but once you are there the road around Arthur Seat is no huge deal. A bit of a hill but...
by geomannie
25 Aug 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Right to roam Scotland?
Replies: 33
Views: 1058

Re: Right to roam Scotland?

FWIW, this is a summary of a Scottish right of way from Inverclyde Council https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/planning-and-the-environment/outdoor-access-in-inverclyde/rights-of-way If it conects two public places you have been using the route for 30 years then you do have rights. Do enquire further. Rig...
by geomannie
24 Aug 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

I think quite a few customers of Dave Yates have gone to him with the intention of ordering a frame in one of the more expensive tubesets, such as 953 or 853, and have been persuaded by him instead to have a less expensive tubeset, e.g. 631, as being more suitable for them and for the type of bike ...