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by arnsider
12 Oct 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.

Hi, This topic may well have been aired before, but I cannot find anything. I am about to purchase a bike fitted with hydraulic disc brakes. I normally carry my bike inside the car using one of those simple yokes, bolted to a piece of timber spanning the car boot, to which I secure the front forks, ...
by arnsider
9 Oct 2019, 5:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 48
Views: 1299

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Way back in 1967, I was on a block release at Liverpool college of Art and I took up with LU Caving club who kindly introduced me to caving in the Dales. Back then, the valley entrance to Kingsdale master cave had not been pushed, so down Simpsons and back up Swinsto was popular. I remember wallowin...
by arnsider
3 Oct 2019, 5:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

Okay! So we've dealt with the technical issues of motor output and identity markings. I am 17 stones and on a good day, I am fit for local climbs like Gummers Howe from Bowland Bridge, which is some two and a bit Kilometers, rising 220 meters, which gives it an overall 1/10 gradient. (It's actually ...
by arnsider
27 Sep 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

I wasn't aware of any off center issues with Nomad bottom brackets.
My Nomad is a 26 inch wheel version built around december 2000, and c/w a nine speed deraileur mech.
by arnsider
27 Sep 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Well, things have moved on. My xray shows Osteo degeneration, more on the right side, but I'm told it is par for the course bearing in mind my age. A physiotherapist has highlighted a disc problem as the most likely cause and has put me on traction and a TENS like treatment that addresses nerve dama...
by arnsider
21 Sep 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Nomad/Bafang?

My cherished Thorn Nomad is coming up for twenty years old. It is the 26inch wheel version. I wish I was wearing as well, but have hip problems that have reduced me to riding flat easy runs just lately. A few of my mates have splashed out on Hai and Whyte electrics, but I'd like to explore a retro f...
by arnsider
21 Sep 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1626

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I bought mine from a dodgy guy in the ODG around the mid seventies.
First day out I had piping hot soup in a howling gale atoP Pike O Blisco.
by arnsider
8 Sep 2019, 7:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Acute Hip Pain

I am a big 69 year old guy, 6 feet tall and 17 stones. I live at the top of Morecambe Bay and ride two or three times weekly, often over hilly routes. Coupled with cycling, I do a little bit of Hill Walking and swim twice a week. I have two bikes; A heavy Thorn Nomad steel tourer and a lighter Alloy...
by arnsider
23 Aug 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 87
Views: 5248

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Once again, I am really glad I live nowhere near London.
This utter tosh would not happen up here in civilsed parts.
We have the greatest cycling in the UK and some of the best cafes!
Hard luck you saverners!!
by arnsider
31 Jul 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 46659

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Most of this is patronising twaddle and actually an insult to women. They know fine why they don't want to cycle and it's up to them to fight their own quarter if they feel strongly about issues preventing them. There is far too much virtue signalling coming from cyclists who seem to take the moral ...
by arnsider
28 Jul 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 46659

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

"What is stopping women from cycling?" Well, does it really matter? Is there some moral or overwhelmingly social justice reason more women should cycle, or is the question just another pose calculated to highlight the inevitable differences between the male and female psyche? It is what it...
by arnsider
29 Mar 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4148

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Just to augment what was said regarding HSE.
I tried to get HSE on board with the problems of temporary traffic light timing, but they were not in the least interested.
by arnsider
14 Feb 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

Yes, but "Network Rail has supported initial feasibility and will work with us and other partners to evaluate and test the route, economic impact and costs" Really!! Network Rail had evey opportunity to consider such proposal when they commisioned the desgn and re build of the decks. Funny...
by arnsider
18 Jan 2019, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

The french are a very practical nation. Their answer to the four legged perishers was Revolver de Poche or Velo Dog. A small, two shot derringer that could be carried down the sock. Sticks carried across the handle bars, Shoes with nails protruding, Pepper sprays! Forget it. The well aimed bulleted ...
by arnsider
18 Jan 2019, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First aid kit?
Replies: 47
Views: 8601

Re: First aid kit?

One bit of kit that could be a life saver is a space blanket.
They are cheap and packaged really small.
If you cycle alone in more remote places, it could be a very useful addition.