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by MarkC
16 Jun 2009, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC Website Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 2051

Re: CTC Website Survey

- Be able to stay logged in, or not, when I leave the site - I'd like the option :?: :?: Check "Log me on automatically each visit" when logging in to remain logged in all the time. Or, if this isn't what you want, log out manually when leaving. See earlier post from Graham about the diff...
by MarkC
8 Jun 2009, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: Updating Raleigh 531 road bike

+1 for new wheels, but as you're running 7 speed, check for compatability.

You could also try a titanium railed saddle and or carbon seatpost for a bit of extra flex. Alternatively, some good, thick bar tape might also dampen the vibration a bit.
by MarkC
8 Jun 2009, 7:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: No Mudguards???
Replies: 38
Views: 9438

Re: No Mudguards???

Manx Cat wrote:Why do mountain bikers not use mud guards?


Haven't you seen how bad they look? :wink:
by MarkC
8 Jun 2009, 7:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ghost bike for Marie Vesco
Replies: 46
Views: 10371

Re: Ghost bike for Marie Vesco

Such a tragedy. The inaction is scandalous.
by MarkC
8 Jun 2009, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roof racks for carbon frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Re: Roof racks for carbon frames

Roofbox.co.uk used to recommend not using fork mounted bike carriers with carbon forks - something about the different directional stress that goes through the fork when clamped in a fixed position. I've just checked their site and I can't find this now, but there is some general advice about fork m...
by MarkC
8 Jun 2009, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Phone Number for CTC shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Phone Number for CTC shop?

In defence of Wiggle, I have found their customer service to be excellent. I had a few small issues with a new cx bike a coupe of years ago and they responded quickly and in a way that put what I needed first.

They're an internet shop, so is having to deal by email so unexpected?
by MarkC
3 Jun 2009, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Abuse from motorists advice please
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Abuse from motorists advice please

Mick F wrote:Agree.

Report it. You have the time, date, road, car make and model, and reg number too.

Maybe nothing will happen, but perhaps if it's reported enough, something will.


I agree with MickF.
by MarkC
3 Jun 2009, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on Planes
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Bikes on Planes

On a plane, especially if there is more than one flight involved, I'd always go for a hard case bike box, still packing it with extra foam, bubble wrap, pipe lagging etc. I've only used soft case bags in bike trailers attached to coaches. If you do go for a hard case, as an additonal precaution, loc...
by MarkC
2 Jun 2009, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Garmin Plastic

I'm not a Garmin user, but I have heard friends comment on how good their customer service is once you've phoned them.
by MarkC
2 Jun 2009, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sports kit cleaning??
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Sports kit cleaning??

Never tried it personally, but I have heard that shampoo is good for that.
by MarkC
1 Jun 2009, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Euro Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Euro Insurance

You need either home contents insurance with cover away from the home, or a dedicated bike insurance policy, like that available from the CTC.
by MarkC
29 May 2009, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC Website Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 2051

Re: CTC Website Survey

Key improvements I'd suggest: - Be able to log in with an email address linked to my membership account - my membership number is not memorable - Be able to stay logged in, or not, when I leave the site - I'd like the option - Undertake a thorough usability evaluation and update the navigation and s...
by MarkC
28 May 2009, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for Mini Pump
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Recommendation for Mini Pump

Go for something with a telescopic mechanism. It makes life easier. Also, look for something where by the majority of the pump is attached to the value and remains stationary. I have a Topeak Mini Master Blaster, which is a real pain. Only a small portion of the pump is fixed (the rest is the pumpin...
by MarkC
21 May 2009, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable cutting tool
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Re: Cable cutting tool

George Riches wrote:But I think the park tool CN-10 is better for crimping:
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It is good, I have to say. Never seen a bad Park tool (not even the beer glass!), but you'd expect that at a premium price.
by MarkC
21 May 2009, 7:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shed recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Shed recommendations

+1 for Asguard sheds and bike lockers.