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by backnotes
5 Dec 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Front light with bar bag?

If you are as lacking in foresight as me, and habitually turn your bike upside down to mend punctures, then with the extender bars that stick up above the bag, you may realise for the first time that you can't do this as easily, or at all, the first time you have a puncture! It's not a deal-breaker,...
by backnotes
30 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Front light with bar bag?

Ortleib do these https://www.ortlieb.com/uk/ultimatesix-adapter that give a mounting above or below the bag without taking space on the handlebar (how well it works above / below will depend on how deep the bag is etc.). My Carradice bar bag came with a light bar like this https://www.gbcycles.co.uk...
by backnotes
16 Nov 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Future of CUK - survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: Future of CUK - survey

Not quite. Turns out these are two different questionnaires about two different things, each sent to different subsets of members. The first is broadly about how to market Cycling UK, and the second is asking about a new membership package. (a local member asked Cycling UK and this was the answer th...
by backnotes
14 Nov 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Help with tyre punctures

Sorry - I was typing while julk was saying the same thing about checking the inside of the tyre!

At least we aren't saying two different things.
by backnotes
14 Nov 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Help with tyre punctures

Could be caused by farmers giving their hedges an autumn haircut? Our road was done the other day and the road is now covered in thorny twig fragments. You can get the ends of black-ish thorns caught in a tyre. They break off flush with the outside of the tyre, and sit just poking through the Kevlar...
by backnotes
5 Nov 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1393

Re: Best Track Pump

Quite possibly. Someone asked if this make of pump was any good, and all you can go on is your own experience. I haven't done a systematic review of all makes of track pump, such as the SKS Airworx you mentioned that is £1 cheaper, and I'm sure that's good as well / possibly better. There's probably...
by backnotes
5 Nov 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1393

Re: Best Track Pump

+1 for the Topeak Joe Blow Sport 3. You can generally get this for £26 (e.g. at a local Halfords using click and collect) rather than the £35 advertised in the link above. So that's already down to £2.60 a year over a decade! I had a yellow Joe Blow that worked for 12 years and then the gauge stoppe...
by backnotes
17 Oct 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders
Replies: 54
Views: 2044

Re: Statistics for insurance claims against ride leaders

There were some CTC guidance notes on this area. I can't find my copy, but there is one linked from here: https://trurocycling.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/lawandliabilityforcycleactivityproviders.pdf I have no idea if this is current or has been updated. The bit that stood out for me was section 5.2...
by backnotes
22 Sep 2019, 6:03am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Has anyone ever made a full chain of missing links for a laugh?
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Has anyone ever made a full chain of missing links for a laugh?

You just need to wait a few months, and then get a ShelBroCo Sram deluxe kit https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html for $249.95, which is all made of power links.
by backnotes
13 Sep 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1424

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

The other way if you don't have the time to wind them up is to say your phone number is registered with TPS, and ask them for their name and company name as they shouldn't be calling you. Outbound callers do seem to be scared of TPS and know what it is, and immediately say they will remove you from ...
by backnotes
10 Sep 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone recommend some rechargeable lights (front & rear) to fit on a bike with a basket & rear rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Can anyone recommend some rechargeable lights (front & rear) to fit on a bike with a basket & rear rack?

A couple of other options for mounting lights on a front basket. I've got a bracket that attaches to the front top of the basket, and gives a raised mounting for a handlebar-type mount that is out of the way above and in front of the contents of the basket. I got this at the LBS - if you want to kno...
by backnotes
8 Sep 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: physical membership card
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: physical membership card

I wish organisations would stop replacing thin peel-off laminated membership cards with plastic ingots where this is not needed. National Trust and Cycling UK both did this. I just looked and I have 14 credit-card sized cards of the standard 0.76mm thickness in my bulging wallet. I can see there nee...
by backnotes
22 Aug 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3347

Re: where is this?

Is the half-timbered house just in front of the church of St Peter and St Paul in Lingfield, not far from the Lingfield lock-up https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/lingfield-lock-up/ and the racecourse where you can place bets at a wide range of odds?

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by backnotes
19 Aug 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3347

Re: where is this?

Newcastle (upon Tyne)?
by backnotes
19 Aug 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3347

Re: where is this?

Stourbridge Junction?