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by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes by rail - Amsterdam to Bruges - advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Bikes by rail - Amsterdam to Bruges - advice please

While it's a relatively short distance, there are several changes to be made. Two, to be exact: Antwerp and Gent. Or one at Brussels South but it takes longer. Or you could go direct to Vlissingen, take the ferry and pedal 25 miles. I believe any routes with less than 2 stops will involve a Thalys ...
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes by rail - Amsterdam to Bruges - advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Bikes by rail - Amsterdam to Bruges - advice please

HobbesOnTour wrote:While it's a relatively short distance, there are several changes to be made.

Two, to be exact: Antwerp and Gent. Or one at Brussels South but it takes longer. Or you could go direct to Vlissingen, take the ferry and pedal 25 miles.
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 866

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Is anywhere in the UK or even EU selling these parts, or is it always a long wait? Velovitality used to stock some but no more AFAICT. Jan Heine's Rene Herse Cycles (formerly Compass Cycles) do a couple of Ostrich branded bags the L-100 & SL-100 . You may be able to order direct from the US (I ...
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 866

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Rinko is more an approach/modification than a specific type of bike; adaptations to the bike include QD fastenings for the headset, rack, mudguards etc; to get the package size small enough the forks have to come out. Rinko was specifically worked out to allow touring bikes to be taken on the train...
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

And thus the siren song of the anti-infrastructuralist spreads to a third measure. Rise up(!) Throw off your shackles(!) Ignore that motorists get motorways and insist that cycling must never have cycleways(!) :roll:
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Track pump spare parts
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Track pump spare parts

Revolution pump is probably a Giyo, also sold as Specialized, but most replacement pump heads should fit most track pumps. I fitted some sort of SKS head (Airkompressor maybe - two holes, lift lever to lock) and it's one of the best bike kit upgrades done yet.
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

What I've never figured out is why the pedestrians always walk on the bike side (if they're split). Sometimes design leads them to, but sometimes it's for no reason more than because they can. For that reason, any cycleway must be wide enough for cyclists to pass walkists, even if there's a footway...
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 10:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: shared use

nez dans le guidon wrote:What is it with dog owners?

Some are incompetent and let their animals run amok across the highway. They do it on country roads as well as cycleways so there's no escape. Sadly http://highwaycode.info/rule/56 is not totally backed by law (so not a MUST).
by mjr
22 Apr 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Card of explanation.

If I am ever challenged in such a way, then by way if a reply I will ask why they're not driving a Volvo, why they think it's safe to venture forth in a lesser car? I had a minor exchange of hand signals (mine: what the heck was that? theirs: I have two fingers) with a Volvo driver after their dang...
by mjr
21 Apr 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Card of explanation.

I've posted http://mjr.towers.org.uk/proj/cyclynn/helmets to show I have considered them and made a rational, reasonable decision that one is safer without using and if anything bad happens to me, I was just unlucky, not negligent or ignorant.
by mjr
21 Apr 2019, 7:56am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

brynpoeth wrote:May one wear an authentic 'hair-net' helmet, 1970s style?

Only if you pay for the model to be treated to currentstandards and it passes.
by mjr
20 Apr 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

I was just going to make an exasperated comment about the minority who keep their helmets on during cafe stops but then I thought that is probably sensible as a slip on hard floors (particularly in toilets), made more likely by road cycling shoes, is likely to be a scenario where a helmet may preve...
by mjr
20 Apr 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

All of the volunteers who give up their Sunday (and often many more days too for prep etc.) to run this event do so because this Sportive raises useful amounts of money to help keep the York Rally going. Ensuring it raises the maximum money is the top priority. We have sympathy about the helmet iss...
by mjr
20 Apr 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

One simple answer to the original query is that the road has priority over all of the side roads where as on the cycle path you have to stop, check and give way at every side road, then there is the added danger of driveways, dogs, pedestrians etc. I roughly calculated that I could cycle around 200...
by mjr
20 Apr 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

People who discriminate against cyclists but claim to be one are especially irritating! My worst road rage experience was from a motorist who claimed to be a Cat C racer (might have been something else, it meant mother to me) who took offence to me shouting and gesticulating after he nearly knocked...