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by Cusqueno
9 Mar 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366759

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi. These 'Team' bikes from Viscount in 1981/82 were in the middle of the Viscount range, below the 'Aerospace' bikes but a cut above some that had frames produced in Taiwan. I don't know what steel was used for the Team bikes, but you probably feel that it isn't too heavy. It doesn't feel like gas ...
by Cusqueno
28 Feb 2017, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2739
Views: 366759

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

You might like to tell us all about it on the Viscount forum here: http://lambertandviscount.online
by Cusqueno
13 Jun 2016, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Quiz: are you an IN or an OUT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2595

Re: Quiz: are you an IN or an OUT?

Unfortunately, as a Civil Servant it is illegal for me to tell you how or even if I will vote, in case it might influence you. I am not even allowed to encourage you to vote (or not), whichever way you decide.


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my stupid phone.
by Cusqueno
19 Jul 2015, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Indicators, the lost art?
Replies: 47
Views: 5703

Indicators, the lost art?

Surprised nobody has mentioned motor bikes, or more often scooters, whose riders use indicators and then forget to cancel them. I suppose they can't hear any clicking sound through they helmet and any flashing light on the dashboard isn't noticed in daylight. Very confusing in traffic in towns. It i...
by Cusqueno
2 Apr 2015, 8:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

London to Paris

Hi. I have searched the CTC Forum but surprisingly can't find answers to this. My daughter wants to cycle to Paris in August with some university friends. They are in Nottingham but presumably will start from London. They don't want to go on an organised ride. They are university rowers and hence ge...
by Cusqueno
19 Mar 2015, 10:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TfL Journey Planner
Replies: 2
Views: 5178

Re: TfL Journey Planner

Reply to complaint to TfL. Not very cycle-friendly - here's a journey planner that is useless- - take it or leave it (I couldn't print out the map, but perhaps that was because of my system?): Dear __ Thank you for your feedback form of 16 March about our Journey Planner. I’m sorry to hear that you ...
by Cusqueno
16 Mar 2015, 2:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: TfL Journey Planner
Replies: 2
Views: 5178

TfL Journey Planner

The TfL Journey Planner for cycling used to be useful. Although occasionally it directed one to make illegal right turns, cross central reservations &c, it actually generated a list of directions and a map that could be printed off in sections, so you needed only to print the bits you were unsur...
by Cusqueno
6 Mar 2015, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar tape and bar end shifters
Replies: 32
Views: 3209

Re: Bar tape and bar end shifters

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425663561.837606.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425663574.536647.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425663590.420446.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425663604.654516.jpg I've added some pictures of what I eventually did. Started on the inside, as I usually do and worked towards the bar en...
by Cusqueno
19 Jan 2015, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 31
Views: 3020

Fog lights

I see increasing numbers of vehicles driving around with fog lights switched on in conditions of good visibility. Why is this? The Highway Code states that: 236 You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obs...
by Cusqueno
18 Jan 2015, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie to London! Just got my first bike!
Replies: 43
Views: 2603

Re: Newbie to London! Just got my first bike!

As a cyclist in London, I wouldn't say a stand is necessary or desirable. Just extra weight and somewhere else for crud to accumulate. Also, it might encourage you to leave the bike without locking it to some solidly planted piece of street furniture. Having said that, my wife finds a stand useful. ...
by Cusqueno
2 Jan 2015, 10:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Wear a little red dress cycling, it could save your life!
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Wear a little red dress cycling, it could save your lif

So that's why I wear skin-tight Lycra when I'm cycling: not because I'm a pathetic MAMIL wannabee?
by Cusqueno
18 Nov 2014, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time to build a bike from frame up?
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Time to build a bike from frame up?

Well done indeed. An excellent evening's work.
Sorry to hear that your previous frame was a Viscount (which model?). Is it beyond economic repair? and if so, will you be getting rid of any Viscount parts?
by Cusqueno
22 Oct 2014, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi vis jacket
Replies: 79
Views: 5465

Re: Hi vis jacket

I expect most people know, but, whatever the benefits of wearing high visibility clothing might be, they only work in daylight unless they incorporate reflective parts as well, This is because the hi-vis colours work by shifting light from the near UV or 'far blue' parts of the spectrum, where the h...
by Cusqueno
3 Oct 2014, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BT Openreach cyclists stay back
Replies: 143
Views: 32095

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

Recently in London I've seen several goods and service vehicles with large FORS stickers on the back - Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme. This is sponsored by TfL and, judging from the website http://www.fors-online.org.uk/index.php?page=P_LANDING , it seems to have many good points - see a cycle s...
by Cusqueno
26 Sep 2014, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords bizarre bad branding!
Replies: 26
Views: 2505

Re: Halfords bizarre bad branding!

In most cases a fatigue crack is not a defect. It is a sign that the part has worn out


Really? I don't think the designers and manufacturers of the original Comet airliner would have got away with that one when the aircraft started dropping out of the sky due to fatigue cracks.