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by mankymitts
10 May 2010, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon fibre v Titanium
Replies: 47
Views: 5673

Re: Carbon fibre v Titanium

It does make a huge difference what the frame is made of. Titanium has some of the qualities of steel but lighter and doesn't rust. But frames can crack around the welds. It depends on quality and how you ride. gilesjuk - do you have more info/sources of info on Ti frames cracking at the welds? I a...
by mankymitts
31 Dec 2009, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black ice = Risk &injury. Car = depression and weight gain
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Black ice = Risk &injury. Car = depression and weight gain

Hope you haven't done too much damage cbgb. Here in the frozen wastes of suburban Glasgow it is still too dodgy. Not just the risk of coming off, but a car losing control and hitting you. I did think about commuting on the bike on Tuesday but a check of the roads on Monday revealed loads of black ic...
by mankymitts
30 Dec 2009, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Glasgow - Clyde Tunnel - current status?
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Glasgow - Clyde Tunnel - current status?

I am with Kevin K with regard the Clyde Tunnel. Glass everywhere.

MM
by mankymitts
30 Dec 2009, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reducing Accidents
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Reducing Accidents

I have come off through my own devices and once when hit by a car. I tend to agree that if hit by a car a helmet may not help you much however, in my instance I anticipated what was going to happen. A car came straight across me from one side street to the next. I took avoiding action by turning int...
by mankymitts
21 Jul 2009, 2:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: GLASGOW Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: GLASGOW Rides

Have a look at the runs list on http://www.ctcglasgow.org.uk. This should give you some ideas. I live on the south side of Glasgow so most of my rides involve jaunts down to Ayrshire or the backroads behind East Kilbride to places like Strathaven or Dungavel. Also worth bearing in mind that there is...
by mankymitts
6 Feb 2009, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mind if I vent my spleen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

I know how you feel. Got abuse from White Van Man today because I was on the road and not on the icy pavement, to quote him "who do you think you are, a car?" - A***ehole!

MM
by mankymitts
3 Feb 2009, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Food Glorious Food
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Food Glorious Food

I commute and every day carry my sandwiches in my panniers. In an effort to get a bit more svlete I would like to bring in a salad for my lunch each day. My question is is there any way or thing I could carry a made up salad in with in not ending up a mushy mess by the time I get to my work. Ta Keith
by mankymitts
31 Jan 2009, 1:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why are Advance Tickets more than Off-Peak for a train?
Replies: 10
Views: 983

I have found that cheap tickets do not exist on Sundays. Travel on any day other than a Sunday and it will be cheaper if booking tickets in advance.

MM
by mankymitts
17 Jan 2009, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ultimate Puncture Repair Kit?
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Beakyboy wrote:Just replace the inner tube. Inner tubes can be picked up for a couple of quid each now.


I always replace the inner tube to get going but later repair the puncture in the one I have taken off the bike. There is no limit in the number of times a tube can be repaired.

MM
by mankymitts
14 Jan 2009, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accident - Driver Pays or Via Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 960

I got knocked off bike 18 mths ago. Drivers fault. No damage to bike (smashed helmet though) and beyond feeling like I had been kicked in the head nothing was broken on me. I called CTC's legal providers and within 2 months I had a cheque for £1000 for the upset & distress from their insurers. S...
by mankymitts
21 Jun 2008, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner - no confidence on roads
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Kirstie , did you make the ride through the parks in Glasgow on Thursday night. If you did, how did you find it?

MM
by mankymitts
6 Jun 2008, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner - no confidence on roads
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

You could do worse that come along to this ride being organised by CTC Glasgow as part of Bike Week. Plenty of support and confidence building will be available. http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/event_search.php?pagemode=display&event_id=1129&postcode=G76%20&distance=-1&category=-1&cou...
by mankymitts
30 Mar 2008, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: points of interest for visiting cyclist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1900

The Museum of Transport in Glasgow is worth a visit. There are some intererseting historic bikes there along with loads of other stuff. I am sure Graeme Obree's "Old Faithfull" is either there or in the Science Centre in Glasgow. It is easy to get from one museum to the other.

MM
by mankymitts
1 Mar 2008, 6:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

I ws always told to keep tyres at max pressure to lessen chance of punctures and pinch punctures. However, I will lower them slightly for slippery conditions.

MM
by mankymitts
19 Feb 2008, 12:29pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC Glasgow restarting
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

Things are starting to happen in Glasgow. New member group has been established and there is a programme of rides. There was a ride on Sunday 17 Feb that attracted 25 people to enjoy the fine weather.

The next one starts outside Clarkston Station on 16 March 2008 at 10:30.

All welcome.

MM