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by ianr1950
25 Jun 2014, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bedford turbo roundabout - it is done
Replies: 433
Views: 69672

Re: Bedford turbo roundabout - construction commencing July?

I didn't think you could cycle mover a Zebra Crossing. You can cycle over Toucan crossings as these are light controlled.
by ianr1950
25 Jul 2013, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure-gauge calibration
Replies: 81
Views: 5406

Re: Pressure-gauge calibration

Some people have a lot of time on their hands to spend this much time on trying to confirm the accuracy of basic pressure gauges when it isn't necessary. I can understand in a technical situation which I have to do working in university civil engineering labs and need accredited apparatus but for my...
by ianr1950
24 Jul 2013, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure-gauge calibration
Replies: 81
Views: 5406

Re: Pressure-gauge calibration

That's a pretty fair amount of posts just to do with the accuracy of cycle tyre pressure gauges. I now know why I love reading some of the topics.
Does it really matter though for the general cyclist.
I know how important it is in an elite cyclists sphere but not for the general guy surely.
by ianr1950
7 Jun 2013, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists invisible without reflective clothing, evidence....
Replies: 53
Views: 4921

Re: Cyclists invisible without reflective clothing, evidence

I don't see any cars with hi viz on them. So why should cyclists have to wear hi viz. That obviously is assuming that they have effective lights fitted when being used at night.
by ianr1950
15 Feb 2013, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New leather saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 2390

Re: New leather saddle

What you need to do is get a bucket of boiling water and a large stone, soak the saddle in the water for a few hours and then beat 7 bells out of it with the stone. You then fasten the stone to your seat pin and use that as your saddle, it is just a soft as the saddle :roll: :D (As others have said ...
by ianr1950
1 Feb 2013, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93639

Re: Ten Miles a Day

Most of my mileage this month has been on my i flow. Riding in the Dordogne and the Black Forest, I have clocked up 21 days and done 546 miles. I have been out on the road on 4 Saturdays and done just over 30 miles each time. The i flow is a lot more interesting to use than my old turbo and the time...
by ianr1950
29 Jan 2013, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93639

Re: Ten Miles a Day

I've been clocking up the miles on my tacx i flow during the dark nights. I've averaged just over 25 miles a day, 5 days a week riding in the Dordogne, Black Forest and even on the track. It's not as good as actually being out on the bike but it keeps the legs turning and is more interesting than ju...
by ianr1950
18 Jan 2013, 10:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law
Replies: 166
Views: 9552

Re: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law

Did I say anything about not obeying speed limits, No I don't think so. I said that as a pedestrian but pushing my bike does not mean that I cannot pass the red light. I did read your OP so are you saying that people pushing pushchairs, shopping trolleys, wheelbarrows have to stop. [color=#00BFFF][c...
by ianr1950
17 Jan 2013, 11:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law
Replies: 166
Views: 9552

Re: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law

To me if I am on the pavement pushing my bike then why should I feel the need to stop. I am a pedestrian, what red lights are on pavements, I don't know of any where I live but maybe there are some, but does that mean that people who not not pushing anything have to stop as well?
by ianr1950
17 Jan 2013, 11:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law
Replies: 166
Views: 9552

Re: Red Lights - Pushing a Cycle and the Law

Is there really a point to this debate.
by ianr1950
11 Jan 2013, 1:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Behold mortals and tremble!
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: Stupidly bright front lights.

It's not the lights that are the problem but how they are used. I have a bigger problem with the useless little yellow led front lights that so many seem to use. They are totally lost in even the darkest roads and among other vehicles. The bright ones are easily seen and make the cyclist so much mor...
by ianr1950
8 Jan 2013, 9:14am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 607
Views: 344846

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I got my new light ok but it is just annoying that somone can be like that towards customers as though the fact that the reason he sells stuff at the price he does justifies him not applying the sale of goods act and that he is perfectly entitled to do so.
I will still buy stuff from there.
by ianr1950
20 Dec 2012, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Care to guess who wrote this.....
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Care to guess who wrote this.....

I have tried ctc group rides and by those experiences I have found them to be so boring that I have nearly fell asleep as the pace was so slow and distances short between cafe stops. I acknowledge all cyclists i see whether in lycra like myself and the responses or lack of are equally spread among a...
by ianr1950
11 Dec 2012, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anybody here personally repair his/her bike?
Replies: 48
Views: 2914

Re: Has anybody here personally repair his/her bike?

I replaced the top tube on my bike after it had cracked next to the gear lever bosses, 531 tubing on a lugged frame. I tinker with wheels but tend to get fed up and then get my work colleague to do them. I can't remember the last time I took my bike into a shop.
by ianr1950
19 Nov 2012, 12:05pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 607
Views: 344846

Spa Cycles

I returned a B & M ixon IQ front light back to them in September this year, it was less than 12 months old. I have spoken to them a few times and the person I spoke to then was very helpful and informed me that the lamp had been sent to their supplier in Germany. I accepted this even though my c...