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by Ontherivet77
5 Nov 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: The 2020 Vuelta is also up and running.
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: The 2020 Vuelta is also up and running.

trying to watch the Vuelta on itv4 is an utter waste of time; wall to wall extra snooker and they can't even set the tags correctly so attempts to record the broadcast when it finally occurs don't always work.... :roll: cheers Just watch it on the ITV Hub player at a time of your own choosing. It's...
by Ontherivet77
6 Oct 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London Edinburgh London
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: London Edinburgh London

Yep, it's more focussed on the motivations of the individuals taking part and you hardly see anything of "that there" London. There are some nice shots of the back roads of the North East and the lowlands of Scotland though.
by Ontherivet77
6 Oct 2020, 8:41am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Welcome to Yorkshire in trouble

The financial problems of Welcome to Yorkshire drag on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-54163091 There was an item about this on the BBC regional news saying that if they did get another bail-out, they might be concentrating on golf in future. Although, I consider golf the most boring s...
by Ontherivet77
5 Oct 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London Edinburgh London
Replies: 14
Views: 789

London Edinburgh London

For those of you with access to Amazon Prime there is a nice little documentary film on there following the 2016 London Edinburgh London cycle event.
by Ontherivet77
5 Oct 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure

I must admit to being a bit underwhelmed with the Manchester Bee Network plans. Obviously, any investment is better than none, but it seems there is a bit too much emphasis on purely leisure cycling over commuting and utilitarian bike use. Also, town centre infrastructure is all well and good but ge...
by Ontherivet77
12 Sep 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10215

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Here's a relevant article from cycling weekly: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/carbon-frames-shelf-life-277989 The head of engineering from Focus bikes seems pretty confident of the performance their carbon offerings, which is reassuring.... apologies if this seems b-obvious but woul...
by Ontherivet77
11 Sep 2020, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10215

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Here's a relevant article from cycling weekly: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/carbon-frames-shelf-life-277989 The head of engineering from Focus bikes seems pretty confident of the performance their carbon offerings, which is reassuring after reading some of the comments on this thre...
by Ontherivet77
7 Sep 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road Deaths increase in NW
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: Road Deaths increase in NW

Jdsk wrote:Are the raw data available?

Jonathan


Total won't be confirmed until next year as far as I'm aware, I'm just taking the headline info from the article.
by Ontherivet77
7 Sep 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road Deaths increase in NW
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Road Deaths increase in NW

It appears that Road Deaths are up 42% in the North West. GMP are blaming it, partly, on head case boy racers speeding whilst the roads were freer of traffic during lock down. Anyway, it's a depressing statistic and hopefully not one being repeated in other regions of the UK. https://www.theguardian...
by Ontherivet77
11 Apr 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

Good old fashioned British industry. How I long for the glory days of proper British motor cars. I used to own an Allegro. For the final proof, I give you, ladies and gentlemen, the Austin Princess: https://i.ibb.co/yXH73ss/10257336.jpg Remember, somebody looked at that on the drawing board, and ac...
by Ontherivet77
3 Apr 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

I don't think the price comparison is that clear either. Shimano have a range of products topping out at Dura Ace. You could just as easily say is it worth paying the extra to go from 105 to Dura Ace? When you look at it like that Hope are sat in the middle of the Shimano range and perhaps not that...
by Ontherivet77
3 Apr 2020, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

I don't think the price comparison is that clear either. Shimano have a range of products topping out at Dura Ace. You could just as easily say is it worth paying the extra to go from 105 to Dura Ace? When you look at it like that Hope are sat in the middle of the Shimano range and perhaps not that ...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made? If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs. A far eastern state of affairs to be precise :? EDIT:- just looked at the prices of Hope hubs compare to ...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made? If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs. Why is it "a sad state of affairs"? In the sense that we don't build enough things anymore in t...
by Ontherivet77
2 Apr 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

tatanab wrote:This was asked a few years ago, and I believe the answer was definitely not. Even starting with that frame - were the fork ends UK made?


If that's the case it seems like a sad state of affairs.