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by Bikebits
17 Jun 2014, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Inner tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

Re: Brompton Inner tubes?

Hi, I need advice regarding the best size of inner tube. I run on Schwalbe Marathon puncture resistant 16x1.3/8 tyres. I have so far used the same sized (numbered) inner tubes which are relatively narrow. The problem arises with repairing this size of tube although I've had problems with the long ra...
by Bikebits
7 Jul 2009, 12:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Badgering for a badge
Replies: 73
Views: 13622

Re: Badgering for a badge

There are "Whinged Wheel" cloth badges available from CTC, as has always been the case (they were on sale at York); additionally, I've seen both styles of lapel badges available recently. Why Members would think they are unavailable I can only guess! Perhaps negative rumour is more powerfu...
by Bikebits
6 Nov 2008, 11:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: 'New' Groups
Replies: 107
Views: 23406

Hi, I've not read every post so apologise from the start. I think that members should just do the maths. We are a nation of 60 million; there were 63 DAs with perhaps 200 Sections and quite a few undeclared rides on the side. CTC has 60,000 members with a reasonable geographical spread. The vast maj...
by Bikebits
18 Sep 2008, 3:00pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: 'New' Groups
Replies: 107
Views: 23406

More Groups

I've really enjoyed reading these posts. There seems need for some clarifications as a measure of different interpretation seem available. But everyone does recognise that the DA structure was not acheiving the spread and comprehensiveness that most people acknowledge is desired. Yes there are new m...
by Bikebits
21 Aug 2008, 11:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Prog on TV this evening
Replies: 38
Views: 4974

Hi, Just watched for a second time, having seen it as per BBC Scotland earlier this year through iPlayer. I think he has done a great service to cycling and cycle touring in particular. I know the TV people enjoy hype, but I think it a fairly acurate portrail of what it can be like on the road over ...
by Bikebits
15 Apr 2008, 7:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Climate Change Policy
Replies: 80
Views: 9144

Hi, This debate is interesting, but to think any notion that CTC should tear everything up to become an environmental lobby group, or that that is what is being suggested, are mistaken. All organisations and individuals should look at there negative environmental impact/footprint and see how they mi...
by Bikebits
25 Jul 2007, 2:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Security
Replies: 23
Views: 4429

The reason why I posted within the Campaigns and Public Policy Section was because I look for some innovative suggestions. I accept that some bikes are more attractive to thieves than are others. The look of the bike, age, mudguards etc. are deterrents as are locks of various types. At a purely econ...
by Bikebits
22 Jul 2007, 8:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Security
Replies: 23
Views: 4429

Hi,

Whilst I appreciate the contributions made, can I emphasise that I'm looking for some really serious suggestions to help solve the problem we all experience and puts people off cycling, theft!!!


Thanks.
by Bikebits
20 Jul 2007, 8:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Security
Replies: 23
Views: 4429

Cycle Security

The agenda of environment and health is with us; the hope is that more people will seek the joy and benefits of cycling. However, just seeing cycling as a good thing may not be enough! The weakness of cycling as an everyday activity is not only the state of and behaviour on our roads but may be cycl...
by Bikebits
13 Jun 2007, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Click
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Pedal Click

Hi, Many of you will have been here, a repeated click from the pedal bearing just as your foot passes the top of its stroke. Sometimes it's there other times it goes away, but it's always there when you listen for it! I've had three pairs of pedals on this bike and they have all done it at some time...
by Bikebits
6 May 2007, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Connecting Pump to Tyre Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Connecting Pump to Tyre Valve

Hi, Bit of a frustrating time yesterday on a long ride. Decided I needed more air in the rear. Shwalbe innertubes presta valve. Attached the pump connector and air rushed out! Tried a couple of times but either imposible to pump or air escaping. Seemed that the knurled nut was either closing as I tu...
by Bikebits
23 Mar 2007, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jon Snow
Replies: 16
Views: 3594

Re: Cycling to Parliament

[quote="Hugo"]The reason I shouted at John Snow in Parliament square is that he is the ONLY other lobbyist to use his bicycle to get to that place. I never saw any other Member/lobbyist/press man doing so, in 7 years. He is the right man for the CTC job.[/quote] [b]Have you heard of Michae...