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by Ontherivet77
30 Aug 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Bike stolen in Leigh, Lancashire
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Bike stolen in Leigh, Lancashire

For those of you who do your shopping by bike in the Leigh area. A colleague's bike was stolen from outside the Asda from which I gather 3 men were hanging around the foyer scoping the bike racks and made off with a mountain bike minus the back wheel. Police have been informed and CCTV is being stud...
by Ontherivet77
26 Aug 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: harassment whilst commuting what to do
Replies: 28
Views: 1615

Re: harassment whilst commuting what to do

When I used to work in Manchester (Northern Quarter) I'd sometimes go outside the building where I worked for a bit of fresh air, most days a guy would appear and start effing and jeffing at me and I would smile at him while he went on his way. Turns out he was coming from the Big Issue and had some...
by Ontherivet77
17 Aug 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Close passing & £100 fines
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Close passing & £100 fines

The Mrs received a link for this story the other day. I've not heard anything from Cycling UK is this a new law or a rehashed old one?

https://www.petrolprices.com/news/drivi ... eads-fine/
by Ontherivet77
20 Jul 2018, 8:51am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312504

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Don't beat about the bush man - tell us which so called cheerleaders are being untruthful. They're your words not mine. I suggest you read the posts and draw your own conclusions. As I said don't beat about the bush - lacking factual veracity and untruthful are more or less the same thing. No you'r...
by Ontherivet77
19 Jul 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312504

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I agree with what you are saying, but the trouble is some of the good praise on this 34 page thread, does lack factual veracity and seems to me the work of cheerleaders of the Spa organisation. Don't beat about the bush man - tell us which so called cheerleaders are being untruthful. They're your w...
by Ontherivet77
19 Jul 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: helmet cam recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: helmet cam recommendations

I've considered a helmet cam, but wonder whether there is a weight penalty and that this might adversely effect the neck on a long ride? Anyone found this to be the case?
by Ontherivet77
19 Jul 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312504

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

There will always be those who feel the need to complain about a vendor, the same people that wake every morning desperate to be offended i expect. In the same way that "There will always be those who feel the need to complain about someone else having an opinion or experience that differs fro...
by Ontherivet77
18 Jul 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 15730

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

First time I used hydraulic disc brakes I was amazed at their stopping power. I've used V brakes, cantilevers and drum brakes over the years, but for me the best brakes are the simple caliper brakes, easy to use, good modulation and easy to maintain.
by Ontherivet77
18 Jul 2018, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: He didn't even stop!
Replies: 37
Views: 1371

Re: He didn't even stop!

I'd agree with thirdcrank, accepting a guilty plea to a serious offence is the sensible option. One thing I don't understand is that there is no mention of failing to stop at the scene of an accident/collision. Does this get rolled in with the dangerous driving offence and since he didn't remain at ...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jul 2018, 8:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which road bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Which road bike?

It's not so much the bike as the tyre pressure. If you get a standard road bike with 23c tyres then at 294lbs you are you going to need to run those tyres at the absolute maximum psi to avoid pinch punctures, which will probably result in an unpleasant ride quality. The fatter the tyre the more leew...
by Ontherivet77
7 Jul 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312504

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another negative review I'm afraid. I've used them twice, but the second order went badly wrong and just resulted in wasted time on my part and probably wasted money on theirs. I have now had the issue resolved, so won't go into detail, but I won't be using this shop again. But isn't that an exampl...
by Ontherivet77
6 Jul 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312504

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another negative review I'm afraid. I've used them twice, but the second order went badly wrong and just resulted in wasted time on my part and probably wasted money on theirs. I have now had the issue resolved, so won't go into detail, but I won't be using this shop again.
by Ontherivet77
2 Jul 2018, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: North West Moorland
Replies: 69
Views: 2053

Re: North West Moorland

There's been reports of head the balls setting other fires (in the MEN) whilst the emergency services are trying to put out the current one. It beggars belief, the stupidity of people. Strangely, the smell of smoke was worse in my garden when Saddleworth was ablaze than Rivington, despite the fact I...
by Ontherivet77
2 Jul 2018, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car passenger leans out of the window and pushes a cyclist off his bike
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Car passenger leans out of the window and pushes a cyclist off his bike

Looks pretty shocking, but a good job it happened before those road signs a little further up the road. Do you know what happened after this? Police action etc?
by Ontherivet77
18 Jun 2018, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passing
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Close passing

chris_suffolk wrote:Do you ride in primary? I find it helps as they have to actively overtake rather than just passing


Yes, but it's not always easy to maintain a good position whilst dodging potholes and being horn blasted by angry drivers.