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by atoz
2 Jan 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Can women wear men's bib shorts?
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: Can women wear men's bib shorts?

When I started cycling there was no choice, it was small men's kit or nowt ...... I relish the choice we now have in women's cycling kit. As others have said, if it works it works, but pads are often designed to protect the bits that need most protecting between to the different types of anatomy. O...
by atoz
20 Dec 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

Saw the Blair interview on Newsnight posted on Youtube in which he did the usual "left wing extremist" blurb argument. The fact that most of Labour's manifesto would not have excited any comment in the rest of Europe as being "extremist" seemed to have passed him by, but of cours...
by atoz
19 Dec 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

So the older people get they more they vote Tory.....its true....but why? Is it because they have seen what Labour did in the past and they dont like it? Is it because they are more financially secure and dont need benefits or state support? Is it because they have lost compassion for the less well...
by atoz
19 Dec 2019, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?
Replies: 225
Views: 4087

Re: Why Couldnt the Red Brick Wall stand Corbyn?

I think the anti Corbyn stuff is a red herring. It sells papers and fills up bandwith but has little to do with some hard facts. Most Tory votes in the red wall will be people over 50 years of age. This is borne out in social surveys such as City Metrics and Yougov. A lot of Labour, especially Corby...
by atoz
5 Dec 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2207

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

It would be nice to believe this might come to pass. I have my doubts. Mind you, I have been wrong on several occasions about Jeremy Corbyn: 1. I never believed he stood a chance of becoming Labour leader 2. I thought he wouldn't survive the attempted coup by the PLP 3. I was sceptical about him man...
by atoz
22 Oct 2019, 12:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 771
Views: 16367

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Pacers are still delighting travellers after decades, most cars of that age have been scrapped :wink: And at least you can get your bike on them, because it's Northern who still has them. Better a Pacer you can get your bike on than a First Transpennine you can't because you have to reserve your no...
by atoz
22 Oct 2019, 12:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 771
Views: 16367

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Overhead electric cabling for trains is very expensive and difficult on existing lines too. This has been the stumbling block for the Great Western electrification which is years behind schedule and over budget. It makes no economic sense to electrify small branch lines which is why it doesnt happe...
by atoz
8 Oct 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 771
Views: 16367

Re: Extinction Rebellion

In a way, by insulting XR protesters, Bojo is doing them a favour, I reckon. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/07/uncooperative-crusties-boris-johnson-attacks-extinction-rebellion-activists "Uncooperative"? OK yes, I'll accept that. But "Crusties"? I checked on the d...
by atoz
6 Oct 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1275

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Colour scheme rules for bikes. Q Is the bike a Bianchi? - Yes? It must be Celeste. - No? It can be any colour you like. I think that just about covers it. Hear hear. My nearest Bianchi dealer is Woodrups in Leeds. When you go in, it feels like the scene in the movie Wayne's World, where Wayne looks...
by atoz
6 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1275

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Avspider wrote:Colours do vary so much. Trying finding stuff thats not black to match this. I choose this colour as the other option was matt black!


An excellent choice. Pity Castelli no longer do a Gabba to match the bike..
by atoz
3 Oct 2019, 11:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1275

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

I'm not quite sure where you are coming from with the colours you have quoted. A shop in Harrogate last week, was selling Castelli Perfetto Jackets in a very bright orange for men (sadly not women's) but in the women's range was a bright orangey/pink and a turquoise one.... and a quick look at chai...
by atoz
1 Oct 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

I don't go to town on my "good" bikes ie those most likely to be stolen. My ancient CB Majestic with 3 speed Sturmey Archer is the bike of choice, with a small Abus D lock. Even then this is for short shopping trips only. I would never leave it for aniy length of time. On those occasions I...
by atoz
1 Oct 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1275

Are some colours out of favour?

Hi all One of the side effects of Youtube viewed through the TV is that you see stuff you don't normally would bother with, based on your subscriptions. So I came across a review of the Castelli Gabba LS jersey, whcih got my attention, as I have the Perfetto, which is based on the Gabba. The review,...
by atoz
1 Sep 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6707

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

There is more than a flavour of "Clause 28" about all this. Those of us who remember all about that will be all too familar with it all. Maybe that will be the next thing with some other councils...being against "intentionally promoting cycling meets". Of course some councils dis...
by atoz
1 Sep 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Losing a LBS
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Losing a LBS

It's not just servicing. My LBS is a superb wheelbuilder. This skill is not practised much nowadays but you realised how fortunate you are when people on nice well specced newish bikes and low mileage have spoke failures for no apparent reason in the rear wheel. Spoke failures on a road bike as I ha...