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by atoz
4 Feb 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road
Replies: 30
Views: 3261

Re: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road

Unfortunately that's the norm. Even heavily used key pavements are never salted. And yet walking (and cycling) are promoted and encouraged by government and councils. :roll: Which government or council promotes cycling/walking? They might *say* they do, but actions demonstratebotherwise I think you...
by atoz
4 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 312
Views: 210924

Re: Favourite tea shops

+1 to Windmills Café. I must have seen you there. More than likely. I'm usually there with my lad,me in Barnsley Road Club/100%JustRide kit him in Huddersfield Star Wheelers kit 8) I'm always in an orange jersey. I ride Pennine frames. I'm from Halifax - Calderdale CTC. It's usually 2.00pm - 3.00pm...
by atoz
4 Feb 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Scrapped HS2 bike path "5 times better value"

I'm not a HS2 fan either. A fraction of the bloated budget could have gone on improving local rail services. That would have put an end to the insanity that 2 largeish towns locally that have a regular bus sconnecting the two that takes practically an hour to do 8 miles due to wall to wall traffic, ...
by atoz
4 Feb 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??
Replies: 33
Views: 3131

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

I would think - depends on manufacturer of tube and tyre. I generally use the Michelin A2 tube as it does 25-32. You can squeeze these into some 23c covers with care, but not with some rims- done it for years but at your own risk. The Schwalbe equivalent goes up to 28 but is a better match if you're...
by atoz
4 Feb 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lubricant for S.A. 3 speed hub?
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: Lubricant for S.A. 3 speed hub?

I use Wilkinsons very cheap "oils well" comes in small plastic container with spout. Not as thick as motor oil but seems to work well. People seem to think that traditional motor oil (for old type vehicles) works well also. Whatever you do, avoid Three in One oil. My "shopping trolley...
by atoz
23 Jan 2019, 12:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?
Replies: 168
Views: 7322

Re: Elderly drivers: when is it time to hand over the car keys?

When people live in areas that have no, or minimal public transport they are making a choice. Many of these areas are quite expensive to live in. You have to drive everywhere. There are very little local shops, and those that exist are overpriced. So people drive to out of town shopping. A relative ...
by atoz
28 Dec 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 19
Views: 3008

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

You need to know why the Brooks isn't working then look for a style of saddle that addresses the issue. Only after that start considering how to attach a bag. Seconded. A lot of females (including me) have found the Selle Italia Women's Gel saddle works for them; provided your partner finds a cut-o...
by atoz
28 Dec 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: How to fix your washing machine
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: How to fix your washing machine

I wish that I hadn't looked at this topic, our 22 year old washing machine has finished its' useful service today. Goodbye old friend - haven't the heart to spin a lump of metal. :( :( :( Ours wasn't quite so old, but I repaired it twice before we gave up and bought a new one. It doesn't take much ...
by atoz
28 Dec 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Sports direct
Replies: 24
Views: 3969

Re: Sports direct

...If you can't find reliable info, don't buy. Or be prepared to factor possible return postage in as a bit of a bet on how the price is so low, or as an occupational hazard of geography if you can only realistically get stuff delivered. If you can try something on in person before purchase I perso...
by atoz
26 Dec 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Sports direct
Replies: 24
Views: 3969

Re: Sports direct

Having visited my local sports direct, I have returned all the items I purchased. Nothing fits, advised that everyone buys cycling shoes a size bigger than normal? This suggests to me that their sizes are wrong. Tights and jerseys are far too small for the stated sizes. Anyone else used kit from he...
by atoz
8 Dec 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 275
Views: 15959

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

However, I have other reasons for not patronising Wetherspoons. One is their industrial relations record- see https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/04/wetherspoons-strike-poverty-wages-hospitality-sector I prefer to use locally run and owned cafes. They might well cost more, but at lea...
by atoz
8 Dec 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 275
Views: 15959

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

I had the worst hot chocolate I have ever tasted in 'Spoons. Which is ironic when you consider that when you use a vending machine for a drink, normally the best option is hot chocolate. However, I have other reasons for not patronising Wetherspoons. One is their industrial relations record- see htt...
by atoz
8 Dec 2018, 11:38am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..

That's the wrong list. Here are the actual rules: 1. Thou shalt not set rules beyond this and the law for any aspect of cycling - unless you don't mind being considered a discouraging old fart deterring people from cycling. 2 to 10. See 1 - some people are a bit slow on the uptake and need it repea...
by atoz
3 Dec 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I just got my first smartphone but ...
Replies: 88
Views: 5669

Re: so I just got my first smartphone but ...

Actually Android does support off-line mapping with an app called Osmand- there are others as well. Excellent app but eats space- make sure your maps are stored on the SD card (if your Android version supports this feature) The standard Google maps supports offline, use it all the time. but can you...
by atoz
3 Dec 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: The 10 unwritten rules of cycling kit..

gaz wrote:The first unwritten rule of cycling kit club is that you don't write down the rules of cycling kit club :wink: .


Couldn't agree more, but you just have to expose the naffness of it all- so the exception proves the rule