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by Shreds
17 Sep 2020, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa versus Van Nicholas titanium frames
Replies: 21
Views: 911

Re: Spa versus Van Nicholas titanium frames

As ever, it all depends on your personal style and desires regards riding. I have been an Audax rider for many many years and my bike was made to measure but to my personal preferences. I do like to ‘feel the road’ and like an instant ‘kick’ when I put the effort in. I find relaxed angles and geomet...
by Shreds
12 Sep 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 640

Re: Average mph difference

Adding a wheel obviously has an impact of a trike over a bike, but I reckon that after about three months of being laid back then you should equate to at least similar speeds all other things being equal. ( obviously slightly lower wind resistance compared to an upright, but your own level of fitnes...
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Senior membership fees
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Senior membership fees

Become a ‘lifer’ quick!
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air Source Heat Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 724

Re: Air Source Heat Pumps

Our neighbour has fitted Air source heating. The plant for the heat exchangers/fans is bout 75 yards from our house. You can hear it working at night which is annoying. My primary concern, too, followed by switching a gravity fed primary system to 'pressurised' with old radiators :? Your concern in...
by Shreds
12 Aug 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Yes its great for families but can become very busy in summer months without lockdown. The tunnels (which years ago were not open) are a sublime experience and do avoid having to negotiate walking through rivers around Chee Dale that were once the only off road alternative! Probably one of the best ...
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Air Source Heat Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 724

Re: Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are definitely noisy and can therefore annoy neighbours at night. Ground source heat pumps are better but need a very large area for the underground pipework. (Let the field to the local farmer to gaze sheep on!) or install a vertical ground source heat pump, but installation i...
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?
Replies: 109
Views: 2176

Re: Sea cruises: Why? Why not?

Esoecially any Covid ships being refused permission to dock :roll:
by Shreds
11 Aug 2020, 7:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Laidback prices
Replies: 19
Views: 955

Re: Laidback prices

More reason to buy now. Except ICE are on 6 week delivery Taking action instead of provaricating on the internet can produce great results. Even during and after lockdown, I was being quoted at least two weeks. Delivered in four working days in actual fact from ICE, I consider exceptionally good, e...
by Shreds
9 Aug 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Ride London Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Ride London Classic

Given the uncertainty I switched ‘Ride London 100’ for a personal Ride Sheffield 200k on Sunday 16th August. Officially its a solo ride but if anyone wants to tag along at a social distance for 1, 5, 10 or more miles they are welcome to do so. We will be passing the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospi...
by Shreds
24 Jul 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Laidback prices
Replies: 19
Views: 955

Re: Laidback prices

Its a niche market, as such prices reflect that and the differing components can influence prices of different models.
by Shreds
22 Jul 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Ride London Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Ride London Classic

Because of the inability of Prudential RideLondon to organise any part of this due to Covid I have set up my own solo event in Sheffield and anyone is welcome to join at a social distance of 10 metres for 100 miles of Yorkshire instead. (I am doing it in aid of NHS Sheffield Neuro Care, 16th June in...
by Shreds
22 Jul 2020, 2:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Infrastructure/policy guidance for councils
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Infrastructure/policy guidance for councils

Ermh, Twelve years out of date and probably based on some of the Sustans Cycle design guides of the late twentieth century. Maybe there is more recent guidance, although I don't spend hours trawling such Govt publications. Hopefully the campaigning part of Cycling UK may be able to grasp the nettle?
by Shreds
22 Jul 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Basic tadpole trike question - brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Basic tadpole trike question - brakes

The 1983 regs state:- Both fronts off one lever and the back off another one. And I'm not sure if there's a newer reg which adds the provision for independent front brakes. Back in '83 the Regs would have had traditional trikes in mind, or ice cream carts. Mike Burrows obviously pioneering the tadp...
by Shreds
22 Jul 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is this part and where can I buy it
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: What is this part and where can I buy it

Despite Zinn reckoning that you can straighten out such dust caps, best to bin it and find replacement. Try Simply Bearings online (http://www.simplybearings.co.uk ) in Lancashire for something suitable. They <<might>> be able to suggest something that will fit. Otherwise salvage a similar one if yo...
by Shreds
22 Jul 2020, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wide womens cycling shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Wide womens cycling shoes

If its toe clips then cycling shoes are not needed. Just hunt down some stiff trainers or the more hill walking things. Apart from marketing they serve the same purpose. The cycling specific bit is purely the stiff ness. I beg to differ. Trainers are usually NOT stiff enough and the tread pattens o...