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by horizon
14 Oct 2018, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pictures of rides
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Pictures of rides

Am I right in thinking that when you change access to or delete your photo depository, we lose access to the photos? This may have been discussed previously on the forum but I think it is a major problem with this type of link. The alterantive is to upload and embed them - simple enough by the way n...
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Guardian does "cycle rides"
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: The Guardian does "cycle rides"

'Drive Cycling' may well be a first step for many people into taking longer journeys by bike so surely isn't that bad a thing? Just my opinion Neil It's a really moot point. My impression is that people are just as likely to go from drive-shop to drive-cycle to drive-golf to drive-beach etc etc. Ma...
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Bike mirror

anniesboy wrote: on the negative side it does "shake" especially on poor surfaces.


It also gets obscured by rain and mist, can break if the bike is dropped etc and makes cars seem further away than they are. But despite this works brilliantly and IMV is an absolute lifesaver - I don't cycle without it.
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?
Replies: 39
Views: 1765

Re: Has anyone tried Oxford Bike Works ..?

Steel frames for 26" + 700c with drop/flat options and I think they can semi customise..They look to use a lot of the components I use..24-36-46 Spa crankset..Ryde Zac rims LX hubs etc. I have been leafing through their range...keen to hear peoples views on them.. https://www.oxfordbikeworks.c...
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is your jouney really necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Is your jouney really necessary?

It is a huge relief that the fuel price escalator has once again been frozen. Many of these contractors would have had to think twice before setting out on so many journeys to help customers. And one cannot help but be enormously sympathetic to their plight, having to pay such heavy costs for fuel o...
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Sizing?
Replies: 35
Views: 1357

Re: Bike Sizing?

I've lifted the following quote from your Dawes thread, because I think it's more appropriate to comment on it in this thread. Spa cycles looks interesting. One of the issues is, though "try before you buy" to see if the frame geometry suits. If you don't live within striking distance of ...
by horizon
8 Oct 2018, 9:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Man shot dead by cyclist in Liverpool street
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: Man shot dead by cyclist in Liverpool street

I read this yesterday so I don't think it had been altered: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/07/man-shot-dead-by-cyclist-in-liverpool-belle-vale The full link and URL itself reads: www. theguardian. com/uk-news/2018/oct/07/man-shot-dead-by-cyclist-in-liverpool-belle-vale The actual artic...
by horizon
7 Oct 2018, 11:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ultralight Tent Materials
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: Ultralight Tent Materials

Since the problem is more severe with the ultralight materials, that is one good reason for me to avoid going the ultralight route (just lightweight will do for me, also because it is less fragile and longer lasting). Addtionally, I have noticed that not surprisingly the ultralight versions of some...
by horizon
7 Oct 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Bike mirror

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories ... drop-bars/

You might find it cheaper. I think it is excellent.
by horizon
6 Oct 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ultralight Tent Materials
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: Ultralight Tent Materials

If you click on the second video in the images you'll see exactly this in a test that Robens did:

http://www.robens.de/en/Products/tents/ ... osprey-3ex
by horizon
6 Oct 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?
Replies: 39
Views: 1765

Re: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?

……... TBH I don't think you'll find a better sorted geometry than the Spa bikes. But only if you want a riding position thats close to the traditional position for recreational/touring cyclists, as here... http://wheel-easy.org.uk/uploads/documents/Bike%20Set%20Up%202017a.pdf If you want something ...
by horizon
5 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Guardian does "cycle rides"
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: The Guardian does "cycle rides"

al_yrpal wrote:Well, if these articles inspire just a handful of people to take up our hobby, right on!

Al


And well they might, actually - it's nice stuff. It's just the tone of the articles that grates a bit. And that £1695 I don't have (plus the train fare :shock: ). :evil:
by horizon
5 Oct 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Guardian does "cycle rides"
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: The Guardian does "cycle rides"

PS Just to add that this sort of article does a disservice to cycling. Many newcomers might assume that it's all fine and easy and, when faced with the inevitable challenges of noisy traffic, sweat and tiredness, are disappointed and feel let down. The articles gloss over the costs, the getting ther...
by horizon
5 Oct 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Guardian does "cycle rides"
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: The Guardian does "cycle rides"

In the not too distant past I would have tried to make sense of these articles and write some damning critique, complaining of the lack of any real critique of their own or ability to step outside their (entirely false) innocent abroad air. But no longer. It's like wading through sweet and sticky tr...
by horizon
5 Oct 2018, 11:58am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Cycle Training UK to close
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Cycle Training UK to close

I think they've got the wrong end of the stick. Some work and professions don't lend themselves to full-time secure employment - they just don't. So it makes sense if a work provider/employer can offer work on good terms with the interests of its (inevitably) free-lance contractors at its heart. Thi...