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by horizon
16 Feb 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 50
Views: 2062

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

squeaker wrote: Oh!, and maintaining a fleet of cycles :roll:


I think that's a good actvity when combined with the actual cycling - both should help brain function.
by horizon
16 Feb 2018, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 117
Views: 5568

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

I was faced with this problem a few years back as, living in Cornwall, any X-country skiing trip to Scotland could mean that the snow had melted before I got there - which actually happened. But having the bike with me could have meant a simple switch to brilliant cycling along forestry tracks. Unfo...
by horizon
15 Feb 2018, 1:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Having S&S coupled touring bike built - 26" or 650b?
Replies: 30
Views: 1077

Re: Having S&S coupled touring bike built - 26" or 650b?

so how much would a frame wuth S&S couplings cost? To have a frame converted seems a lot of money then there is a respray I think there are cheaper solutions (26" folding bike, folders, just fly with an ordinary bike etc etc) but when you think about it, a good quality frame is going to la...
by horizon
14 Feb 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 31
Views: 1083

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

Here's something a bit more stable (and electric!!) for reohn2 :D :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t--JGQhvvlo
by horizon
14 Feb 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 31
Views: 1083

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

My tuppenceworth(s): 1. kwackers - glad you're OK 2. "Tramlines": alyrpal had a similar accident and it has made me more alert - so thanks for sharing. 3. Studded tyres: I put one on the front wheel of my bike the other day (see Sheldon Brown :) ) and felt the better for it - really no los...
by horizon
13 Feb 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Titanium Bikes
Replies: 50
Views: 2466

Re: Titanium Bikes

Thorn's logic is slightly flawed cheers :lol: :lol: It usually is but it makes a great read and, if like me, you're in agreement with it then it's quite cheering as well. Personally I would never argue against titanium - I have neither knowledge or experience of it. I think it's like Rohloffs and r...
by horizon
13 Feb 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1855

Re: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

I couldn't resist this quote from the Guardian this morning: Pakistan, too, has shown spectacularly how to combat climate change and reduce instances of flooding and natural disasters. Thousands of nurseries have been set up in the past three years in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, communities have di...
by horizon
12 Feb 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Family cycle carrying vehicles - any ideas?
Replies: 74
Views: 1515

Re: Family cycle carrying vehicles - any ideas?

(I don't think it's been mentioned). +1 to pwa's suggestion for a trailer. I narrowly missed buying one of these for a knock down price and then the children grew up and left home but I would definitely consider one again: https://www.bicyclerack-mottez.com/article.php?lg=en&mid=4&msid=0&...
by horizon
12 Feb 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 268
Views: 4696

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

The sooner we make residential areas 20mph I agree. In fact I would go as far to say that all speed limits should be abolished (because they are in essence unenforceable) and then work out how we make roads safe (not safer ). The 20 mph would indicate the speed limit and then we decide how to achie...
by horizon
12 Feb 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution
Replies: 104
Views: 4203

Re: On the cusp of cycling's greatest revolution

Raleigh recently reported that last year they sold more e-bikes than non e-bikes for the first time ever. I haven't been able to verify this but given the folowing report it is very believable: http://www.bike-eu.com/home/nieuws/2017/5/raleighs-uk-resurgence-powered-by-e-bikes-10130122 My predictio...
by horizon
11 Feb 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1594

Re: Converting a Tunnel tent to freestanding - Anyone done it? Any advice?

Anyways, thanks to all who have contributed. Frank We haven't finished yet! :D HobbesOnTour: you have effectively laid down a challenge to the forum to discover why one tent is more (and indeed very badly) affected by condensation than another. The factors we have touched upon (or not) include: Amo...
by horizon
11 Feb 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle shop websites . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Cycle shop websites . . . .

Here's one I like: http://www.beaumontbicycle.com/ And another: http://pilgrim-cycles.co.uk/ AFAICS neither is selling anything on-line. The OP's friend should be able to have a very personalised website that emphasises her/his knowledge, expertise and customer service rather than the slickest produ...
by horizon
10 Feb 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour budget chainset: any good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1023

Re: Suntour budget chainset: any good?

Deore LX . No connection to seller. Just asked and they're 175mm, too long for me. I looked at second-hand ones but nothing OK came up. This chainset is for my winter hack and postage was free so i was happy with it. Natural Ankling may have a point about the rivets - it has arrived but I haven't p...
by horizon
10 Feb 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1855

Re: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

They're not some all powerful group, they do what the government via the DfT tells them to do. I'm using HE as shorthand. There's actually a triumvirate of HE, the DfT (or government) and the roads lobby. It's enormously powerful and against the spending priorities of every other department is, as ...
by horizon
10 Feb 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 83
Views: 1855

Re: £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

Roads especially large ones fragment the countryside. More roads need to be in tunnels or least have sizeable land bridges. Twyford Down in Hampshire was an obvious candidate for the M3 and might have reduced much of the protest. The M27 is tunnelled North East of Brighton. There is now the Hindhea...