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by gnvqsos
28 Jul 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: South Downs Way
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: South Downs Way

I would rather see a mass readathon where CTC members read backcopies of the CTC magazine-that would be mentally challenging reading about the merits of a dished rear wheel,dia-compe brakes and leather saddles and chafing.
by gnvqsos
28 Jul 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2149

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

It is a bit sad to cry troll instead of making a decent argument.E-bikes are simply a dilute version of an electric motorbike-or a smaller version of an electric car,both being dependent on burning gas and lignite.They are assisted in theory but many are ridden by somewaht overweight riders,possibly...
by gnvqsos
28 Jul 2018, 6:13am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: South Downs Way
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: South Downs Way

This seems like an effective way to alienate anyone seeking some p and q in the Downs.100 miles offroad is a tougbh challenge,and for many, possibly dangerous given the hot weather.The organiser should be given a meddle.
by gnvqsos
28 Jul 2018, 6:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2149

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

Unread postby landsurfer » 26 Jul 2018, 10:22pm Surely there is a mistake. The post title ? Should it read .. Road Tax for Motorbikes. The fundementa lmistake lies with cyclists who think an electirc bike is different from a motorbike or scooter.They are powered vehiicles dependent upon fossil fuels...
by gnvqsos
26 Jul 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crime figures...
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Crime figures...

19 out of 20 criminals disagree
by gnvqsos
26 Jul 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Laws of Football
Replies: 53
Views: 2277

Re: The Laws of Football

I think the referee was wrong-it is unlikely anyone wearing such sheer shorts would risk breaking wind-to do so would invite posible embarrassment and public humiliation.I have known many cyclists who have transgressed and ridden home in great discomfoort-often toi the rear of the groiup.
by gnvqsos
26 Jul 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2149

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

Taxes have never controlled behaviour,and people have no option but to pay the tax.
by gnvqsos
23 Jul 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16161

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

" Well as I can see they are an expensive gimmick,I have eschewed them for a conventional alternaive,which is both economical and effective.I do not need to drink urine or eat faeces to qualify any opinion I form about their epicuyrean qualities.It is clear you have been sediced sucked in,rippe...
by gnvqsos
23 Jul 2018, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16161

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

If you cannot stop using a conventional caliper set-up ypu need to sharpen your anticipation,the sole exception being loaded when a cantilever is very adequate.Disc brakes are a gimmick-rather like the nbew shapes of mountain-bikes.
by gnvqsos
23 Jul 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Famous Women Cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Famous Women Cyclists

I love old films featuring cyclists.In a remake of the 39 Steps,Robert Doughnut joins a cycling group to evade capture.Many prominent nwomen have riidden bikes in films and on TV.Please add to the list if you wish 1.Honor Blackman and Diana Dors.A great pair star in a northern drama https://www.imdb...
by gnvqsos
20 Jul 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Banning cars around schools, the Vienna solution
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Banning cars around schools, the Vienna solution

I imagine that the streets outside the zone will be more busy and more dangerous-the very streets where perhaps many children live?Secondly the Austrians are quyite accepting of a central authority whereas inn the UK we will not accept small restrctions on the unmentionable frree market economy
by gnvqsos
20 Jul 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Cycling activities for 7 year old
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Cycling activities for 7 year old

I have rigged up a dynamo attached to a training machine,and our five year old generated currant for his oet iguana.
by gnvqsos
19 Jul 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16161

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

It is very hard to improve a bike and make new fangled bikes that are better.Manufacturers are developing newer devices(discbrakes) which may be no better overall.In the 1980s and 90s many people bought music they had aleady paid for renouncing vinyl for CD format records.Ironically the conosewer no...
by gnvqsos
15 Jul 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?
Replies: 48
Views: 2197

Re: £800 or £1600 bike, what will you notice really?

I would spend less by purchasing the cheaper option and focus on getting really fit.Shift your question ie are you good enough for the bike>
by gnvqsos
15 Jul 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: womens clothes
Replies: 25
Views: 4435

Re: womens clothes

I know that as a man who prioritises sartorial elegance,but also likes to spend as little as possible on clothing,I would suggest women and men both avoid tight clothing,except round the ankle area where I frequently snag my flared trousers.I would say it is hard to beat wool.Marino wool is lovely n...