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by boris
15 Aug 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: West Midlands Strategy and the "Starley Network"
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: West Midlands Strategy and the "Starley Network"

Half million pounds per mile should make a big difference and the cycle network could be properly done with priority at junctions etc, but most of us must be thinking it will be £200milion of hire bikes which I will never need and tankers full of green paint and 'cycle lane ends' signs. There are cu...
by boris
30 Jun 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS screen magnifying
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: GPS screen magnifying

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/voltX-Constructor-SAFETY-READERS-Full-Lens-Reading-Safety-Glasses-CE-EN166f/283921539503?hash=item421b0ae1af:g:4IYAAOSweLte7sfq You can also get them with full lens correction. I am 1D long-sighted; so I needed reading glasses a bit earlier than other people. If I wear th...
by boris
19 Jun 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 199
Views: 6904

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

Anti-helmetism is hardly ever that. The helmet zealots want compulsion by law and by every other means , with some pretty nasty implications. So they have to be contradicted wherever possible by anyone that can bothered to argue with them. Thank you to all those that do , on behalf of us all.
by boris
19 Jun 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "These headsets last forever"?
Replies: 84
Views: 2503

Re: "These headsets last forever"?

I kept the upper race and the ball bearings of a headset from my 1979 Peugeot PY11 . The frame broke properly 2 years ago so I put any usable bits in my box and opened the Headset to see how it could have survived 40years of rough riding. The bearings and bearing surfaces were immaculate . The orig...
by boris
19 Jun 2020, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12848

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

I never thought of that. Good idea. Or turn the radio up ,maybe on classic FM, and drop a window.
by boris
17 Jun 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "These headsets last forever"?
Replies: 84
Views: 2503

Re: "These headsets last forever"?

I kept the upper race and the ball bearings of a headset from my 1979 Peugeot PY11 . The frame broke properly 2 years ago so I put any usable bits in my box and opened the Headset to see how it could have survived 40years of rough riding. The bearings and bearing surfaces were immaculate . The origi...
by boris
17 Jun 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pink is back- quel horreur
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Pink is back- quel horreur

PS This article seems the best researched https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historical_sources_for_pink_and_blue_as_gender_signifiers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http...
by boris
17 Jun 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gentlemen's underwear
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Gentlemen's underwear

For rides under 10miles I wear a pair of autograph premium cotton trunks inside another pair of autograph microskin from MandS. These work very well for me. They are rather thin so 2pairs is better, and chafing is reduced by having 2 layers and some leg. The seams are very flat and no problem, altho...
by boris
25 May 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Islabike touch up paint
Replies: 13
Views: 2939

Re: Islabike touch up paint

I have always used nail-varnish, in a rough match or clear just to waterproof the scratch. And/Or cover it with a sticker .Image
by boris
2 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage over winter
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Bike Storage over winter

£450 made me jump. A local bike shop surely would put them in a corner till you get back for perhaps the cost of a service when you pick them up. (You would be better asking well away from that London.) Lithium batteries, as long as they are at least half charged and disconnected will be fine and lo...
by boris
18 Aug 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 7570

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

There is also a Parish Councillor, Bob Anwyl-Hughes, who lives at Saxons, Warren Row Road (the exact same postcode as the café in question). https://hurleyparish.org.uk/contacts.html He ran the pub (which failed), and is listed as the complainant in planning documents. Now that is an important fact...
by boris
3 Jul 2019, 2:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 11598

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

I am stIill tormented by a memory of 15 years ago . Pestered by a speedophile 4x4 driver who then tailgated me through a country village.I rounded a bend at 30mph to be faced with a mobile speed-cam right at me. I was so upset. If only I'd pulled over to let the idiot past he would definitely have b...
by boris
1 Jul 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Bike bags: Dublin airport and Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1551

Re: CTC Bike bags: Dublin airport and Ryanair

it is a shame that there is always this anxiety about the chaotic 'rules' the ground staff invent. Deflating the tyres is still a thing in some places. I never take a nice or expensive bike because: 1. you might have to abandon it because they won't let it on , and 2 . almost always they have inflic...
by boris
29 Jun 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3658

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Roof-Mounted-Bike-Bicycle-Carrier-Upright-Rack-Holder-Easy-Fit/163559610995?hash=item2614e99a73:g:S20AAOSwXlpccByB I used 2 that look exactly like this and were about £11 each in the 1990's. They worked fine for years and one at least is still in the garage ...