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by Cyclenut
28 Mar 2012, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Bags on EasyJet
Replies: 20
Views: 6323

Re: Bike Bags on EasyJet

Removing the front wheel and putting the saddle fully down does help. If it gets the height of the package under 1m - and that usually does - it'll then fit the outsize baggage conveyor. Bigger than that and manual handling is required, which costs EasyJet money, so the check-in staff may be incenti...
by Cyclenut
28 Mar 2012, 9:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Battle Of Marden Bridge
Replies: 17
Views: 18244

Re: Battle Of Marden Bridge

Chris, Whitley Bay town centre is already a 20mph speed limit, which in theory starts at the same point the photos are taken from above, one street in the town centre is earmarked for pedestrianisation. This doesn't however solve the problem of the bridge being a through route carrying a high volum...
by Cyclenut
16 Mar 2012, 9:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Minimum Passing Clearance
Replies: 107
Views: 49140

Re: Minimum Passing Clearance

Rather than anguish about whether we're talking about the space to ride in or the passing clearance, all of which is hard to measure and prove... I think a better thing to campaign for would be a prohibition of overtaking a cyclist or cyclists on a single-carriageway (AKA two-lane) road, in circumst...
by Cyclenut
25 Jan 2012, 6:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Minister criticised; didn't know cyclists allowed on roads
Replies: 40
Views: 8076

Re: Minister criticised; didn't know cyclists allowed on roa

... does it save money to widen an A road so that it is no different from a motorway but keep it as an A road so that there is no parallel minor road (eg: the A23 where Marie Vesco was killed)? You bet it does. Think about it: no need to provide any alternative route for traction engines, mopeds, c...
by Cyclenut
23 Jan 2012, 6:57pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Hindhead's lazy downhillers
Replies: 16
Views: 77249

Re: Hindhead's lazy downhillers

This seems to have gone OT. From the NT car park to the top of their DH is essentially flat, albeit about one mile. There's also a small car park above the YH they could also use, that's free and closer but would involve a wee bit of uphill. I do not want to butt into a forum where I don't belong fo...
by Cyclenut
10 Jan 2012, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CORDOBA - LOCAL CYCLING
Replies: 4
Views: 3554

Re: CORDOBA - LOCAL CYCLING

I led a CTC tour that visited Cordoba in 2007 and am taking one there again this year. It's a generally flat city with a large student population and the authorities are trying to make the place really cycle-friendly. There's now a city-bike scheme and a growing network of cyclepaths. For my tours I...
by Cyclenut
10 Jan 2012, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electric assistance
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: Electric assistance

The unlikely named firm of Alien Ocean supply a hub motor conversion kit that has been recommended by a couple of CTC members, who use this assistance to keep up with their local clubrun on the hills.
by Cyclenut
3 Jan 2012, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ah, the sweet 'grief' of Tenerife!
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Ah, the sweet 'grief' of Tenerife!

Will they rent you a road bike with a decent bottom gear, i.e. less than 30 inches?
by Cyclenut
3 Jan 2012, 5:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South downs way
Replies: 15
Views: 1470

Re: South downs way

I've done it camping wild, just a bit off the Way when it gets dark. That works best in spring or autumn, so you don't have to wait too long for darkness and a lull in the passing foot-traffic. And you want a dark coloured tent. But it's great to go for a walk after supper and see the lights twinkli...
by Cyclenut
21 Dec 2011, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Headset Bearings
Replies: 69
Views: 5755

Re: Replacing Headset Bearings

Just recently I noticed that my do all, mountain/commuter bike steering was getting stiff. I did some research and came to the conclusion that water had got into my headset bottom bearings and they'd need replacing. Sounds like you probably don't have a front mudguard on that bike. Mudguards may be...
by Cyclenut
4 Dec 2011, 9:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Black cycling tops
Replies: 54
Views: 5674

Re: Black cycling tops

But Chris, what do you do when it comes to lights? I would venture a guess that you haven't just fitted minimum BS-meeting lights, I would guess you have significantly brighter latest-generation LED lights. Is that a "concession towards conspicuity", or "making every effort to be see...
by Cyclenut
27 Nov 2011, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dipped beam for battery lights
Replies: 44
Views: 3807

Re: dipped beam for battery lights

This is where "lux" is a more useful measurement than "lumens", as it measures how much light falls on a particular spot, rather than the output of the light. It would be nice if the manufacturers would state the distance at which they measure lux otherwise it is equally meaning...
by Cyclenut
20 Nov 2011, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bike song
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: bike song

oh! there is the red handle bars song of our esteemed moderator.id love to to know about it. Found it! The Red Handlebars by Chris Juden To the tune of The Red Flag 1 Along the winding road we sped With handlebars of brightest red The cranks flash round, the tyres hum ( falsetto ) A part of me is g...
by Cyclenut
20 Nov 2011, 2:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Retro "Sportive" in the South East for 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3993

Re: Retro "Sportive" in the South East for 2012

... since when have the chilterns been in the south east ??? As a native of South Derbyshire, who's also lived in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, but is now resident in Surrey, that seems fair enough to me. When I go ride in the Chilterns, that area feels a lot more akin to where...
by Cyclenut
19 Nov 2011, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Legal requirement for pedal reflectors - with SPD's???
Replies: 62
Views: 8558

Re: Legal requirement for pedal reflectors - with SPD's???

SM-PD22 reflectors (SNIP) are so tough to remove I wouldn't expect people would be fitting and removing them frequently. True: and if you want to use the platform they provide in order to pedal the bike in normal shoes, you have to increase the tension to maximum to stop them squirming about discon...