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by roger
8 Apr 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Safest tyre width for 22mm rims (Road)

According to the latest magazine, max tyre width is 1.8 times the internal width. I have been trying to find the reasons behind this without success. The same article gives a reference to a Schwalbe table showing their recommended widths. Quick calculation - multiply by 2 and subtract a tenth. Sever...
by roger
3 Apr 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Continental tyre degrading

I contacted Conti . They told me that they are an independent importer for Continental and cannot issue replacements from their UK warehouse to consumers. If I returned the tyre to the shop where I obtained it, the retailer would process my claim. Having moved 250 miles from the shop, I bought a Sch...
by roger
19 Feb 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK website Contacts Page photo shows long-gone staff
Replies: 0
Views: 3108

CUK website Contacts Page photo shows long-gone staff

On the web site and went to contact page to make contact ,
Interested to see it headed by a photo of head office staff. I may be mistaken but it seems to have a reincarnation of a technical officer, 2nd from right.

Should I have gone to Specsavers?
by roger
19 Feb 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 19
Views: 6232

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

gaz wrote:
roger wrote:No membership page in Feb/Mar edition.

Page 14.

It's pretty truncated and not exactly conducive to sign up.
by roger
3 Feb 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shimano cassettes - 7-speed good : 8-speed not so good
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Re: shimano cassettes - 7-speed good : 8-speed no so good

BBB sell 13 up 8 speed cassettes. They also sell 14 and 16 up 9 speed. As has already been said cannibalisation seems the answer. Get a "used" 14 up and mate with your 11. It is odds that the 14 will have a lot less use than the mid range sprockets. I have some 15 Marchisio shimano fit spr...
by roger
2 Feb 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 19
Views: 6232

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

No membership page in Feb/Mar edition.
by roger
29 Nov 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 9
Views: 4631

Re: Brexit

FWIW Brexit is, I believe, derived from Britain. Suppose I should take the opportunity to add that Britain is a reduced form of Great Britain.
by roger
28 Oct 2018, 6:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Replies: 38
Views: 4984

Re: Diverticulitis/diverticulosis

I was diagnosed 10 years ago. The Consultant shrugged it off, inferring that at my age having eaten an unsuitable diet for years, I would have to live with it. I have always been a muesli man but thought I would look at all the fibre contents. I ended up with Lidl bran flakes - 15%. Having heard tha...
by roger
18 Oct 2018, 10:01am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria
Replies: 4
Views: 4607

Re: Cycle clubs or groups near Arnside in Cumbria

Met a rider from Carr Bank at last year's Birthday Rides. From my memory of living round there it not a very big place so you should be able to find him.
FWIW he has a dog which he walks(ed) up Green Lane in Storth past my old bungalow.
by roger
12 Sep 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: On the road inflator for fat tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: On the road inflator for fat tyres

Have Airsticks on all my bikes. I tried one because I liked the principal of the T handle. Found it awkward until, by accident, I leant the wheel against my legs with the valve at the top and pumped inwards towards my legs. I have puzzled for several years as to why it should work, but have no answe...
by roger
25 Jul 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 511
Views: 17181

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

At the meeting Dan Joyce said that he already endeavoured to present a roughly 50/50 balance. It seemed to me that this was a surprise to the Council. Which , I felt went a long way to influencing the meeting vote. The minutes did not report this side of it. Unfortunately, my opinion is that the min...
by roger
21 Jul 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 26
Views: 2164

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

I vote because one election my candidate will win by a majority of one.

I will then be able to say that I caused the mother of all recounts.
by roger
15 May 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal tool needed (old style with recessed nut)
Replies: 29
Views: 1168

Re: Pedal removal tool needed (old style with recessed nut)

FWIW SJS in Bridgewater are now mail order as I found to my cost a year ago.
by roger
15 Mar 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5272

Re: 25mm tyres

I have SKS guards which have "vertical sides", had them for years. I went out today trying to see what was happening with the surface water I was picking up. Unfortunately, there was a strong wind coming off the moor and I did not get much time to look down. When I did there was nothing ap...
by roger
14 Mar 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 86
Views: 5272

Re: 25mm tyres

Thanks, Brucey.

Can make sense of Slowtwitch. Interested to see 145mm cranks in Alloy and carbon. Will have to look at 2nd site tomorrow.

Roger.