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by deckertim
7 Jul 2017, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dramatic bicycle and car crash .. but who had priority?
Replies: 182
Views: 7656

Re: Dramatic bicycle and car crash .. but who had priority?

That's your dystopian fantasy. ... IME it remains the real world. This is a junction of a Highways England road with an access to a water works and a farm. The access road's primary user group appear to be by flytippers. I have an issue with the kerb line,first raised with HE in February 2013. http...
by deckertim
13 Mar 2017, 9:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 49676

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

Good news. I hope they do something similar in cyclopark soon

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
by deckertim
27 Feb 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Spain cf UK
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Cycling Spain cf UK

I would thoroughly recommend cycling in Spain. I've done 2 tours around the Granada area. Roads are in good condition and don't have much traffic. The scenery and food are sublime!

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
by deckertim
8 Feb 2017, 3:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 49676

Re: RE: Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

PRoW officer has responded and agrees the brace should be removed. There is a motorcycle problem on the path which sports various "police will crush if caught" type notices. Of course the A-frame itself doesn't stop them and the police aren't there to enforce their notices. The brace is p...
by deckertim
25 Sep 2016, 7:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Injury through too high saddle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Injury through too high saddle?

I've been having a lot of hip pain lately and had convinced myself I was going to need a hip replacement. However, someone suggested I drop the saddle a touch. I did this two weeks ago and all the pain has gone. I've just come back from a week long tour and had no problems whatsoever. I'm a trendy c...
by deckertim
23 May 2016, 6:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 24
Views: 2344

Re: RE: Re: RE: Route planning

I would recommend bikehike.co.uk because it shows an OS map +1, except unfortunately it seems bikehike is no longer being maintained*, and will therefore gradually become less useful - not so much because maps become updated, but because the links to other sites which bikehike relies on, will chang...
by deckertim
22 May 2016, 7:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route planning
Replies: 24
Views: 2344

Re: RE: Route planning

Hi, I'm doing my LEJOG next month, and I'm still not sure how best to plan and navigate the route. I understand that a Garmin 810 will do this but I only have a 200, and I'm a bit reluctant to splash out another £300 to upgrade. I suppose I could take photocopies of maps, but I'm sure I'll regret t...
by deckertim
1 May 2016, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 pump: Do I need a manual backup?
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: CO2 pump: Do I need a manual backup?

I carry both. CO2 is great for saving time which may be important on an Audax ride or similar. The manual pump is good for adding a bit of air to a new tube, or finding a puncture. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my MotoG3 using Tapatalk Do you really need to save what can only be <5 minutes on...
by deckertim
1 May 2016, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 pump: Do I need a manual backup?
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: CO2 pump: Do I need a manual backup?

This seems to me to be the strangest of threads. I can understand someone using Co2 cartridges and I can understand someone using a pump. What I'm failing to see is the need for both :? Carrying Co2 negates the need for a pump and similarly t'other road about. But the thing with a pump is you have ...
by deckertim
7 Apr 2016, 12:44pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 40670

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

I think the new brand is a good one and should be a better descriptor of what I want the organisation to do. Which is to campaign effectively on making cycling safer and more accepted as a mode if transport. In my opinion British Cycling is too sports focussed to do this. I will be keeping my member...
by deckertim
10 Mar 2016, 10:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

Re: New Thames Crossing

What we need is a national cycling body, that represents the needs of cyclist to lobby on our behalf:)
by deckertim
8 Mar 2016, 10:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New Thames Crossing
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

New Thames Crossing

Highways England are consulting over so called 'Option C' a crossing from Kent into Essex. My view which is disputed by the Highway Engineers involved is that the needs of cyclists and pedestrians have not been considered. There is a fighting chance that if you express a view they may add some facil...
by deckertim
18 Feb 2016, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Form vs Function........which is better?
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Form vs Function........which is better?

I saw this at the London Bike Show. To be frank I wasn't impressed at all. This is a solution for a problem that doesn't exist. Secondly the lack of quick release brackets on the front mudguard makes this positively dangerous
by deckertim
29 Jan 2016, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjustable threadless stems? spacer free..(NVO components)
Replies: 38
Views: 1934

Re: Adjustable threadless stems? spacer free..(NVO component

I've got this on my Galaxy Ultra. I think it works quite well. Although once it is set up, I haven't felt the need to adjust it again.
by deckertim
5 Nov 2015, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New XT dynamo hub: too tight bearings?
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: New XT dynamo hub: too tight bearings?

This is normal. Once it is on the bike you won't notice it. The step resistance is caused by the multiple magnets inside the hub