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by SJSBrompton
20 Mar 2013, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Three-quarter-length trousers
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Three-quarter-length trousers

Susan, do you find the lack of elastic in the waistband causes them to roll down a bit? The lack of elastic in the bottom of the legs is lovely, as it doesn't mark your calves (which for ladies then changing into a skirt with bare legs, is a bonus). I don't appear to have lost weight, if anything I ...
by SJSBrompton
7 Mar 2013, 10:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Driving a safety 'brake-through'
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: Driving a safety 'brake-through'

I'd quite like a warning system in a car that shouts 'too close, too close' if they overtake a cyclist too close. Maybe that would wake them up. Along the lines of the GPWS systems on modern aircraft that have the automated 'pull up, pull up' repeat if the aircraft is too close to terrain.
by SJSBrompton
21 Feb 2013, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPDs and a Brompton
Replies: 26
Views: 4855

Re: SPDs and a Brompton

MLJ

I don't suppose you have a link to those?
by SJSBrompton
21 Feb 2013, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPDs and a Brompton
Replies: 26
Views: 4855

Re: SPDs and a Brompton

Thanks Colin. I am probably worrying unnecessarily, I think it is because my balance away from lights etc isn't the best already, though I am okay once moving.
by SJSBrompton
21 Feb 2013, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPDs and a Brompton
Replies: 26
Views: 4855

Re: SPDs and a Brompton

If your foot is out (mine would be the left foot, leading with the right), and you can't clip back in successfully, can you just about get along with the front of the foot on what there is of the pedal, the SPDs are so small compared to a standard pedal. Do you clip back in on the top or bottom of t...
by SJSBrompton
21 Feb 2013, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPDs and a Brompton
Replies: 26
Views: 4855

SPDs and a Brompton

I bought a pair of Specialised ladies cycling shoes in the recent Cycle Surgery sale, with the intent of, at some stage, fitting SPDs to my Brompton. I currently suffer with slipping on the standard Brompton pedals, even with rubbery soled, stiff shoes (haven't tried the new shoes above on standard ...
by SJSBrompton
13 Jan 2013, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help: How to push the a folded Brompton?
Replies: 8
Views: 3868

Re: Help: How to push the a folded Brompton?

A telescopic seat post is handy if you envisage doing this regularly. You can lower the first part of the post to lock the fold, but leave the second part up with the saddle. Only works on smooth surface, but was okay at Victoria station and into shops there.
by SJSBrompton
26 Nov 2012, 4:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!

The CS8 at Wandsworth Gyratory goes both ways round the gyratory right hand side (looking from Wandsworth Town station). The offroad path is two way (and blue). So it could happen!
by SJSBrompton
21 Nov 2012, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddles for Women
Replies: 24
Views: 1494

Re: Ladies

It can literally be a matter of a few mms either way on saddle tilt for discomfort in that region on ladies. It took me ages to get my Brompton standard saddle right - initially I would always wear padding, but now the saddle angle is just right and I don't need to. I can imagine the saddles with th...
by SJSBrompton
13 Nov 2012, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Re: Front lights

I don't commute anywhere unlit, so only need 'see me' lights, but this comparison might be a good place to start:-

http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/347 ... comparator
by SJSBrompton
6 Nov 2012, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Times cycling survey, utter dismay
Replies: 42
Views: 5221

Re: Times cycling survey, utter dismay

I think the driver's view is perfectly reasonable and understandable. If all cyclists wore hi-viz and brilliant lights then the drivers could be guaranteed to see them in all conditions. This allows the aforementioned drivers to drive a lot faster. As it is, the drivers have to slow down on bends a...
by SJSBrompton
2 Nov 2012, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lockers at train stations
Replies: 20
Views: 6829

Re: Lockers at train stations

Possibly. I guess I am more sensitive to it as I worked in the airline industry for many years - at LHR - and the chaos that one abandoned bag can cause (and the complete inability of some people to grasp their own idiocy if they come back to it and say they only left it for a minute), takes some be...
by SJSBrompton
1 Nov 2012, 11:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lockers at train stations
Replies: 20
Views: 6829

Re: Lockers at train stations

I think you'll find our experience of the IRA in the 70s through 90s, and their use of bins as handy places to leave bombs, has something to do with why there aren't any bins on most public transport stations. I hear tourists asking it all the time at Victoria, which, along with Paddington on the sa...
by SJSBrompton
22 Oct 2012, 4:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Zombie roads back on the agenda
Replies: 66
Views: 13613

Re: Zombie roads back on the agenda

Could it be (although unlikely) that lots of road building can be seen to generate jobs AKA the 1930s in depression era USA, when a lot of their infrastructure was built? I don't agree with more roads, but wonder whether that is the rather naive basis on it from the government, though I guess the Da...
by SJSBrompton
12 Oct 2012, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About toxic armpits
Replies: 73
Views: 12646

Re: About toxic armpits

Lush do solid deodorants and also a deodorant powder. Not sure how effective they are, and not cheap, but I do like their stuff generally. It is the only 'perfumed' stuff I can use without setting off a rash (particular favourite being Green shower gel).