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by GideonReade
7 Aug 2020, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends inboard of brake levers
Replies: 42
Views: 1475

Re: Bar ends inboard of brake levers

I've been giving this some more thought and have come up with what might be a good compromise


... And? Does it work? Piccy?
by GideonReade
7 Aug 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded

The reasons provided to class it out of order are possible reasons to oppose but the motions can benefit cycling leading to improved maintained and helping encourage more and safer cycling and trying to ensure the planing system is just. This seems a reasonable approach and should have been support...
by GideonReade
7 Aug 2020, 9:50am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: AGM (member-)motion procedures confounded

I guess it comes down to whether the board disagreeing with a motion is a valid reason for not allowing it to be presented? I'd have thought that concept undermines the idea of members presenting motions. The motion could be presented and the board argue against it - usually they will prevail. If su...
by GideonReade
7 Aug 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Re: Cycling UK AGM questions

Hi Andy, Many thanks for all that. A substantive & reassuring reply. I didn't know about the forum sections at the bottom, even after my thread was - perfectly reasonably & courteously - moved there, I found it hard to find. OTOH, I suppose, like most members, I never took much interest in t...
by GideonReade
6 Aug 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Re: Is this a good place to ask Cycling UK AGM questions?

Another interesting document. I wonder what proportion of charities actually are of the blankets to Africa type, (as that's sort of an underlying basis of the documents variously referenced above) and what are dedicated to serving the interests of a specific subgroup (like the CTC as was, public sch...
by GideonReade
6 Aug 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Re: Is this a good place to ask Cycling UK AGM questions?

Hi Paula, fair point, although TBH I'm not particularly concerned about the law, I'm sure the board & proposals would be compliant. But that's surely a minimal, standardised, base. Interesting article here https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/david-ainsworth-should-charities-be-more-accountable...
by GideonReade
6 Aug 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK AGM questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Cycling UK AGM questions

Hi, not sure this is best place to ask, but here goes... I received the AGM papers and am a little confused. Or perhaps suspicious, after some experience of another organisation which accepts government funds for sporting purposes, and has a 1930 constitution saying, basically: "The board will ...
by GideonReade
30 Jul 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?

Thanks for all the help. Interestingly, Condor's website specifically stated that their Campagnolo cartridge holders were not suitable for brakes with one piece shoes. I'm not sure why, possibly the flat area where the shoe (or catridge) abuts the brake arm is bigger on a one piece, and the arm not ...
by GideonReade
30 Jul 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?

Cheers AndyP. Firstly - yay! - they do indeed look just like the existing ones. Interesting that they are advertised there as also fitting Veloce, as, according to Campagnolo parts catalog, Veloce was fitted with the type with threaded stud in block, and headed sleeve nut to hold it on. Which sugges...
by GideonReade
29 Jul 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?

Hi Brucey, thanks for that. But, unusually, I don't fully understand you? 1. I've actually got quite a pile of blocks & holders for vee/canti, which have a threaded post projecting from the back of the holder, to go thru the slot on the brake arm, and a sleeve nut to hold it on. 2. I also see lo...
by GideonReade
28 Jul 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Brake blocks or holders for Campagnolo Mirage calipers?

Hi, I reckon my early noughties Pinnarelo deserves new brake blocks, as the old ones sound dry and grindy on the rims. Not too worn down, but I understand (do I?) that the compounds gradually deteriorate over time. The existing blocks are one piece (not in holders, no idea if original, although if n...
by GideonReade
17 Jun 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Cycle Support Vehicles Feedback request

Worth thinking about crash protection? A pile of bicycles, full of sticking out bits, hitting your passengers from behind, would be a nightmare. Both humanely, and perhaps legally?
by GideonReade
18 May 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 61
Views: 3205

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

My tuppence-worth: A few years back, I had the pleasant prospect of some really long tours in interesting places. I had previously used Nikon DSLRs quite keenly, at club level, but couldn't face the weight & bulk on a bike. I had also used little waterproof compacts, which generally got lousy re...
by GideonReade
13 May 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What disk caliper mount is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: What disk caliper mount is this?

I'm jolly impressed by the support from Hayes. I was already in contact about something else, and they just sent through a drawing of the mounting placement for the 22mm mount. Which I guess can be added to the corresponding for a modern mount, to specify an adapter. If there's space.
by GideonReade
13 May 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What disk caliper mount is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: What disk caliper mount is this?

Yes, indeed. Well there's life in the rim brake wheels yet, so I can consider my options until I wear through them - I figured that was the time to consider an upgrade. Thanks for the info & advice Brucey! (I just had to order a new fork. The old one had only vee mounts on, the new one will have...