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by cycle carnot
17 Nov 2010, 8:25pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: How were they stolen?
Replies: 49
Views: 64231

Re: How were they stolen?

Good point, well made. Details added to my post.

Thanks!
by cycle carnot
17 Nov 2010, 6:05pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 bikes stolen, Camberley, Surrey
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: 3 bikes stolen, Camberley, Surrey

MO as follows: Securely locked rear garage door jemmied open, damaging door and door jamb. Cables (too thin, obviously) securing bikes to wall brackets cut. This was one of three similar thefts within a few hundred yards of each other the same night. Only bikes were taken despite other items being &...
by cycle carnot
16 Nov 2010, 12:03pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: 3 bikes stolen, Camberley, Surrey
Replies: 1
Views: 861

3 bikes stolen, Camberley, Surrey

Merida 903 Road race 2010 Frame size medium Red and black Frame markings under BB: WC909 384EBR BI 1582 Merida Cyclocross 2010 Frame size 55 White with blue flashes and script Frame markings under BB: WC970 141 EBR BI 1582 Commencal Combi disc MTB 2009 Frame size Large Black with blue script Frame m...
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting Bikes
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: Commuting Bikes

:D
This is where belt drives and hub gears make sense!
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof Legwear
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Waterproof Legwear

Hi, I bought some Altura Boulder Cycling Trousers and a Zefal Doowah tie to stop the right trouser leg mixing with the chainrings. The trousers aren't vented and do get a bit sticky on long rides. But they keep me warm and dry (in the sense of keeping rain out!) so work for me. Also have various poc...
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting Bikes
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: Commuting Bikes

Hi, Having had to replace 2 cassettes when I had allowed the chain to stretch too far (more than 1%) I now measure and change chains routinely at 0.75% stretch. If the chain wears further then I found that it wore the cassette to match the new chain spacing, with the result that when I eventually fi...
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Updating an old(ish)bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Updating an old(ish)bike

Hi, Some good advice above IMHO on changing the stem for your riding position, locking the forks if you can, and seeing how it goes before you fork (sorry) out on lots of other bits. :oops: Tyres - I fitted these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Schwalbe_Land_Crusier_MTB_Tyre/5360042609/ to my MTB...
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting Bikes
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: Commuting Bikes

Hi Simon, Some choices will be down to you (flat vs drop bars for example). I can only pass on my choices and why... so here goes. Bought my first dedicated road bike earlier this year, basically a sportive-spec bike, very light, skinny tyres, carbon fork. Great, fast, bike but not one for wet condi...
by cycle carnot
7 Sep 2010, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman Hybrid Comp
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Boardman Hybrid Comp

Hi, According to the Q&A on this page, near the bottom of P1: http://answers.halfords.com/answers/4028/product/931386/questions.htm?page=2 the answer is yes. Q: Would I be able to use Specialized Roubaix Armadillo Elite Tyre 700 x 23 on this bike? A: Yes it would be possible. It would result in ...
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding in Oxfordshire up 88%
Replies: 261
Views: 9902

Re: Speeding in Oxfordshire up 88%

Acceleration (in a car) is also IMHO very important in getting past a cyclist safely. I hate drivers dawdling past me and then having to pull in too early to avoid someone coming the other way. This happens on numerous occasions. I really wish they would get their foot down a bit more to get a clean...
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 7:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway - Campaign
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Stop Headway - Campaign

Snigbo - sorry to hear about your injury. I think that you and I may have to agree to disagree, though, on the efficacy of a cycling helmet if you have a crash at speed. And on the latter I'm speaking from personal experience, where a crash at speed last year left me with minor leg and shoulder inju...
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 5:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driver education
Replies: 38
Views: 2697

Re: Driver education

Driver education is vital IMHO. I took my IAM test a few years ago. The number of bad riving habits I had picked up in the years since taking my test was really worrying. Which makes me think that driver refresher tests should be introduced, but I won't hold my breath there. However the pass-plus te...
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 5:12pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 22409

Re: Stop Headway

I'm told that I sound like a steam engine when cycling up steep hills. I hope it's not catching. :lol:

There are loads of conflicting statistics out there. I was only pointing out the ultimate failure of the "no compulsory wearing of seatbelts" campaign, nothing more.
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 5:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway - Campaign
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Stop Headway - Campaign

I think that a non-confrontational approach is the way forward. I actually met some of the Headway people, carers, victims of head injury and their families a few years ago at a charity event. It was very moving. The devastation caused to families by having a family member with severe head injuries ...
by cycle carnot
1 Sep 2010, 4:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Stop Headway
Replies: 373
Views: 22409

Re: Stop Headway

Greetings, Another newbie, have been browsing here for a while and thought I would join in. So first post. Please be gentle with me! Hope you like my forum name (any thermodynamicists for example). Although I do admit to being a keen driver / IAM member and have taught others on the IAM way - observ...