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by Cherwell
16 Jun 2015, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: To clip or not - again!
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: To clip or not - again!

The outcome of this experience showed me that I could cycle just as well un-clipped as I did clipped. I was not hanging about and my feet did not slip off the pedals. I did not notice any loss of efficiency either. I am not against the clip-in fans but I really do not think that they make much, if ...
by Cherwell
25 May 2015, 7:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Grand prix
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: British Grand prix

I live not far from Silverstone but I never go anywhere near the place Grand Prix weekend so I can't answer your question. But I do know there is a cycle shop there and you could contact them and ask - http://www.silverstonecycle.co.uk/contact-us-2-w.asp
by Cherwell
14 Apr 2015, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring with DMR type flat pedals ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2738

Re: Touring with DMR type flat pedals ?

According to the technical blurb they have a maintenance free polymer bearing http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/pc2 Not being particularly technically minded I don't know if this is important or not.
by Cherwell
14 Apr 2015, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring with DMR type flat pedals ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2738

Re: Touring with DMR type flat pedals ?

I've been using these pedals for over a year now http://www.cyclesurgery.com/pws/ProductDetails.ice?ProductID=23418 with these shoes http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s154p1656 The shoe grips well on the pedal which is nice and wide and allows movement. I've had no problems with them.
by Cherwell
25 Mar 2015, 6:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie seeking advice!
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Newbie seeking advice!

The most important thing for a 100 mile ride is to be comfortable on the bike. It does not require high levels of aerobic fitness, – as mentioned above anyone who is reasonably fit is capable of riding 100 miles. The thing is, you will be in the saddle for 8 hours or more and any aches or pains that...
by Cherwell
24 Mar 2015, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 31044

Re: Help Needed

I have heard of all these terms before but other than cycling economy, the others are not cycling specific – they are just general physiological measurements. To measure them properly you need a specially equipped gym and technical training to know what you’re doing. You don’t need to know about cyc...
by Cherwell
22 Mar 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike but getting pain in collar bone
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: New bike but getting pain in collar bone

With a new bike, slight differences in riding position can cause aches and pains in parts of the body until they become accustomed to the new position. I have different bikes for winter and summer with slightly different geometries. Whenever I switch from one to the other I get aches and stiffness i...
by Cherwell
15 Mar 2015, 6:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overseas Credit Cards to defeat buying in £ surcharges
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Overseas Credit Cards to defeat buying in £ surcharges

All you need to know here - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money I've had a Caxton FX card for sereral years now. You transfer money into your account in pounds and then use it for foreign currency transactions or cash withdrawals. OK exchange rates and no charges. I've been ve...
by Cherwell
16 Feb 2015, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: soft cycling jacket (please recommend)
Replies: 23
Views: 3926

Re: soft cycling jacket (please recommend)

Castelli Gabba or Gore Xenon 2
by Cherwell
30 Jan 2015, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for winter jacket
Replies: 17
Views: 1724

Re: Looking for winter jacket

If you don't mind spending a bit of money, then I recommend one of these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-gabba- ... ve-jersey/ Use in conjunction with base layer and extra wind stopper jacket for cold weather. Alternatively have a look at the Gore Bike Wear range.
by Cherwell
2 Jan 2015, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ..of a good site to plan routes on?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: ..of a good site to plan routes on?

http://ridewithgps.com/

Includes options for walking, cycling, driving. The cycling option will route along cycle paths. The driving option stays on road. All options display altitude profile and gradient.

Note:- you will have to register to use this site, but you will not have to pay.
by Cherwell
26 Nov 2014, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle to Work - one-man company
Replies: 32
Views: 3653

Re: Cycle to Work - one-man company

Surely the whole basis of the Govt's Cycle to Work scheme is that a company may indeed buy a bike as a legitimate capital purchase, to be available to employees for business use (the HMRC guidelines say in effect that it should be mainly i.e. minimum 50% for business use). I think in this case busi...
by Cherwell
26 Nov 2014, 7:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle to Work - one-man company
Replies: 32
Views: 3653

Re: Cycle to Work - one-man company

To have a bike as a capital purchase for the company you would need to be able to argue that it is a legitimate business expense, and you should only claim back that portion which is for business use. As with a company van, private mileage has to be deducted and only business mileage is allowed tax ...
by Cherwell
21 Sep 2014, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge Tour Plus-couple of questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Garmin Edge Tour Plus-couple of questions

According to this you can use a TCX course or a GPX track.
To see the link you might need to register but won’t have to pay. Free membership lets you create and download routes. http://ridewithgps.com/help/garmin-edge-touring
by Cherwell
14 Sep 2014, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Witney/Oxford area
Replies: 22
Views: 6031

Re: Cycling in the Witney/Oxford area

The CTC Oxfordshire would be a good place to start. Generally, from Whitney if you go North it's hilly but if you go South it's flat. Keep off the main roads and you'll find miles and miles of quiet lanes. Sometimes I meet more horse riders than cars. http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cc0101ef509c...