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by geocycle
16 Sep 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Brompton-esque build; guess the weight

I don't think weight on a folder has much of an impact when riding but it does when you are carrying it to catch a train. My Dahon mu is about 10.5 kg with mudguards and rack and I'd not want anything heavier for a bike that has to be hefted onto luggage racks. I've already damaged my back once!
by geocycle
13 Sep 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 871

Re: Speaker of the House!

Bercow is an aptly named eccentric who is becoming increasingly like Griff Rhys Jones with age. Without him standing up against his own party we would have been in an even worse situation. He has probably over extended his personal power and I hope a more traditional incumbent will restore balance. ...
by geocycle
6 Sep 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2278

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

Simplex had touring chain rings in the 1950s, here is 44/28, I have a 46/30 Simplex rings on a Stronglight 49D. That's the thing that baffles me. What are laughingly described now as "compact" chainsets are nothing of the kind. For those who don't want triples, something like the above wo...
by geocycle
30 Aug 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb or not; and what size?
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

These old tech. things have advantages; no rack needed so weight saved and the Nelson LF weighs almost exactly the same as the Ortlieb barbag with bracket despite being about twice the capacity. Oh, and the leather saddle with loops weighs a bit more but you get that back by not needing a bracket t...
by geocycle
28 Aug 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD ( PS. the EDIT button has a pencil icon )
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Spa ti nidd saddle SOLD

Now sold thank you
by geocycle
22 Aug 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD ( PS. the EDIT button has a pencil icon )
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Spa ti nidd saddle

Edited as Garmin is now sold. Spa Ti Nidd still available.
by geocycle
21 Aug 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3193

Re: where is this?

Sandstone I think, too weathered to be millstone grit. Is the guy in the picture going to a funeral or college?? Isn't millstone grit a sandstone? Yes it is. It’s a particular type of Carboniferous sandstone associated with the Pennines. Tends to be grey. The picture looks at this distance to be a ...
by geocycle
21 Aug 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3193

Re: where is this?

Tinpotflowers wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Looks sort of northern, Millstone Grit?


Not northern


Sandstone I think, too weathered to be millstone grit. Is the guy in the picture going to a funeral or college??
by geocycle
21 Aug 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 151
Views: 5200

Re: What3words

Mick F wrote:Deranged.insect.remotest


That will be the public bar then? Window seat or standing?
by geocycle
21 Aug 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 151
Views: 5200

Re: What3words

Mick F wrote:Outs.profited.snails

Halfway through my morning ride and at just over 900ft elevation.
Go to their website and see where I am.


Er, middle of a field, have you gone to the dark side?
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 462
Views: 13171

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

when I was a kid, I had a bright orange Mk1 chopper. A hundred years of bicycle development had lead us to the highly triangulated diamond frame as an efficient solution. We obviously don't need any of that in a Chopper; the rear can be made a quadrilateral so that it will break at the corners. And...
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 85
Views: 4780

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

The council has enough demand on its finances to concentrate on rather than looking at complainant motives. Indeed. So what lies behind their desire to push this particular case? One can but wonder. There's no apparent evidence for the council's actions,well none in the public domain that I'm aware...
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 85
Views: 4780

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Tangled Metal wrote:
The council has enough demand on its finances to concentrate on rather than looking at complainant motives.


Indeed. So what lies behind their desire to push this particular case?
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 151
Views: 5200

Re: What3words

This could get fun!

thorn.cycle.gear is in Queensland
thorns.cycle.gear Nebraska
thorn.cycles.gear Western Australia
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 85
Views: 4780

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I'd be looking carefully at the motives of the complainant. Is it really noise or something else? I'd also question the councils motives for taking it this far, is it really just about the complaint?