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by AdamS
5 Apr 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?
Replies: 28
Views: 2951

Re: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?

I think you meant something rather than some thing :)
(Perhaps there ought to be a grammar sub-forum/ghetto)
by AdamS
5 Apr 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?
Replies: 28
Views: 2951

Re: Legally Can you Cycle on the A77?

Not being a motorway does not mean, however, that cycling is always allowed on a road. The official term for motorways is "special roads" and there are a few special roads which do not have M classification. AFAIK, at least part of the A55 in North Wales is a special road. Otherwise, cycl...
by AdamS
4 Apr 2018, 12:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Misunderstood terminology
Replies: 86
Views: 6294

Re: Misunderstood terminology

A pet peev is the bicycle trade needlessly metricising imperial measurements. It's even more infuriating where it is done inconsistently: "Ah, you'd like to buy a stem. Do you have a 1 inch headset or a 1 1/8" headset? Are your bars 25.4mm or 31.8mm?" Tyres sizing is particularly rid...
by AdamS
2 Apr 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Misunderstood terminology
Replies: 86
Views: 6294

Re: Misunderstood terminology

A pet peev is the bicycle trade needlessly metricising imperial measurements. It's even more infuriating where it is done inconsistently: "Ah, you'd like to buy a stem. Do you have a 1 inch headset or a 1 1/8" headset? Are your bars 25.4mm or 31.8mm?" Tyres sizing is particularly ridi...
by AdamS
21 Jan 2018, 11:41pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: EXTENDING THESE PAGES
Replies: 44
Views: 13654

Re: Auto-deletion too fast for For Sale

A possible solution to this is in horizon's own hands... He could also manually save each of the listings once evey month using the Wayback Machine. I can see how an archive might be useful but I think the benefit might be outweighed by the costs of having ancient small ads filling site searches an...
by AdamS
21 Jan 2018, 3:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: windermere
Replies: 30
Views: 1732

Re: windermere

Every where you go you’ll encounter bag rats but some of them aren’t so bad. :D l What is a "bag rat" A countryman’s term for hikers ( often seen with a little pack on their backs) usually used by farmers who have well used paths running through their land. Not one I've come across in all...
by AdamS
21 Jan 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: im not looking for a Vittoria Hyper, READ THE ACTUAL FIRST SENTENCE
Replies: 44
Views: 2261

Re: im not looking for a Vittoria Hyper, READ THE ACTUAL FIRST SENTENCE

Maybe this is the start of a new trend; thread titles telling you what the thread isn't about. Could make the For Sale board very entertaining: "I'm not selling a Dawes Galaxy, IGNORE THE TITLE READ THE LISTING" :mrgreen:
by AdamS
15 Jan 2018, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many accessories attached to your bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: How many accessories attached to your bike?

Even a bell could reasonably be classed as part of a bike rather than an accessory. In the UK a bell is required to be fitted to every new bike sold and a bell is one of the international requirements for bicycle traffic under the Vienna Convention
by AdamS
14 Jan 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Simple joy : hot drink : thermos flask
Replies: 28
Views: 2143

Re: Simple joy : hot drink : thermos flask

It's been a while since I've carried one regularly but seeing this topic did make me google to see whether the small UK business I bought thermos cages from still existed. I'm glad to see that they are still around http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/shop.asp and I'm happy to recommend them for your thermos ...
by AdamS
20 Dec 2017, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 54
Views: 4006

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

Slightly laborious but if the blogs are still online (or cached) it wouldn't be impracticable to copy and paste the text and reinsert the photos. I'm slightly surprised that you don't have these all meticulously archived.
by AdamS
6 Dec 2017, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New tyres time! Advice needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: New tyres time! Advice needed.

s1965c wrote:Isn't the default answer to this Schwalbe Landcruisers?

+1

Tangled Metal wrote:There's some schwalbe marathon tyres with a bit of a nibble I think.

Marathon Mondial, Marathon Plus Tour

Anything else?

Schwalbe Silento & Hurricane. Conti CountryPlus
by AdamS
30 Nov 2017, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice competitor from Spa Cycles
Replies: 37
Views: 2602

Re: Carradice competitor from Spa Cycles

I've been looking for a rack pack for the Airy for years and this is the closest I've come to finding one. I really like the rack, but find even very small panniers too big and I like the solidity of a rack rather than a saddle bag Designs like the AIry are really not designed for a top bag, so as ...
by AdamS
20 Nov 2017, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mark of approval type F rear light?
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Mark of approval type F rear light?

I've yet to see a B&M road light without German (StVZO) approval. I also think I recall that the F marking denotes French approval. In the highly unlikely case that the light is French but not German compliant, the legality of the setup all depends on your interpretation of the laws. There is no...
by AdamS
15 Nov 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 7532

Re: What premium to support LBS?

I wonder if there might be something about the way that cycling tends to be a sport or a hobby in the UK. Deciding not to paay a premium does rather depend on knowing what you need to buy online, knowing how to fit it and being willing to spare the time. I'm guessing this is more true of keen UK cyc...
by AdamS
7 Nov 2017, 2:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: London: pedestrians and cycling
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: London: pedestrians and cycling

( and they were not wearing h*****s ). Why should pedestrians have to wear helmets to protect themselves from irresponsible cyclists? I'll remind you that walking is statistically almost as safe per-mile travelled as cycling is and we wouldn't dream of telling cyclists to wear helmets to protect th...