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by arnsider
16 Jan 2021, 12:52am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.

I'm sick to death of the whole hypocrisy. We are fed the line that we must stay indoors and avoid traveling, while half of industry and commerce carries on up and down the country. Never mind the huge potential for spreading the virus by having a new kitchen fitted by some white van man, 50 miles up...
by arnsider
13 Jan 2021, 11:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Any ideas for cycling with thumb problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Any ideas for cycling with thumb problems?

Twist grip changers every time, coupled with anatomic handlebars. I have a flat bar e bike with thumb shifters and it's the one draw back. My right hand is particularly arthritic. Years ago, I had a Claud Butler Oddysey with anatomics and grip shift. Excellent Forget the prejudice around grip shift....
by arnsider
13 Jan 2021, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2407

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

The costs involved with car ownership are utterly indiscriminate. It is perfectly possible now with GPS and powerful computers to pay by the mile for both road funding and insurance, so why do we all have to pay fixed road funding if we only use our cars over a few thousand miles a year, compared wi...
by arnsider
13 Jan 2021, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8546

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

If we are to exercise "Locally" then in densely populated places, the footpaths and lanes are going to fill up quite quickly, adding to the infection risk.
We cannot win!
by arnsider
22 Dec 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wood burning stoves
Replies: 61
Views: 2664

Re: Wood burning stoves

I got my cat litter from Tesco. It is very similar to the pellets burned in Biomass systems, but much smaller in size. I have to say that I haven't had any problems with the grate clogging. I fill it two thirds full and get around thirty five minutes of a burn. More than enough for a brew or a one p...
by arnsider
22 Dec 2020, 10:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bath, shower, both, neither? Vote now please!
Replies: 52
Views: 1546

Re: Bath, shower, both, neither?

My own bathing regime has been knocked sideways by the Covid outbreak. Before it kicked off, I was a regular at a Spa pool and twice weekly, I would relax in the steam room and jacuzzi, with a good few lengths of the pool. I am turned seventy and the aches and stiffness of ageing were greatly reduce...
by arnsider
18 Dec 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Touring eBike
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: Touring eBike

I ride a Whyte Coniston e Bike and I fitted a carrier and mudguards. I've had it fifteen months and I've clocked up nearly three thousand miles. I am a big bloke and quite powerful though slow. My Coniston has a Steps E5000 motor that delivers a low 40 Nm torque. I live between the South Lakes and D...
by arnsider
9 Dec 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 334
Views: 268372

Re: Favourite tea shops

The well loved Cobblestone Corner cafe in Chipping was closed and vacated a few weeks back, but the Deli opposite sold take out coffees and eats. The village shop in Levens has a coffee machine and sells cornish pasties to die for with outdoor seating. The Riverbank Cafe in Slaidburn was doing take ...
by arnsider
4 Dec 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Following Spring (2022)
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: This coming Spring (2021)

I'm planning to do a day trip to the Isle of Man from Heysham. Its a very long day with an outbound sailing at 02 15 and a return getting back at around eleven pm. I'd be pleased if anyone who has ridden a nice round trip, suitable for a Spring day, from the Ferry port of Douglas could quote their i...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December
Replies: 124
Views: 3873

Re: Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

So do we think that patrolling bye ways looking for people is the correct use of police time? What a rediculous, farcical situation. But then, these slavish, spineless Chief Constables and their toadying underlings will be on the rank and file like a rash! The police are stretched as it is, especial...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots
Replies: 66
Views: 2971

Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

"And I make no apologies for saying that, in my experience, Scouts is also a place to suffer serious injury from uncontrolled bullying and hazing. The teaching militarism and ritual kowtowing to the establishment to children is an affront to our moral culture that shames our nation, plus of co...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 8:14am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots
Replies: 66
Views: 2971

Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

The BBC are idiots frankly. The articles on wild camping just showed what London centric buffoons the BBC really are. Suggesting to inexperienced townies that they just set off into the wilds and plonk down anywhere is stupid. The BBC are arrogant and seem to think they can just jump on the bandwago...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wood burning stoves
Replies: 61
Views: 2664

Re: Wood burning stoves

I bought a Lixada Wood burning stove from Amazon two years ago. It was around £12 and represents really good value. It is made from Stainless steel and has a spirit dish as well as a wood grate. I burn Cat Litter on mine and carry a small plastic bag full, enough for one twenty minute burn.Cat litte...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?
Replies: 24
Views: 1224

Re: Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?

My career took me everywhere so I didn't have a regular commute. If I was fortunate to be on one City site for any length of time, I used to power wash my mech, avoiding the cassette, then dry and re lube. The daily commute begs the question why have a deraileur? They are really superfluous these da...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Butterfly bars
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Butterfly bars

I have a similar problem with my Shimano Thumb shifter. I have onset arthritis in my hands and the Thumb joint can be painful. No doubt, with grip shift, the problem would be less so.