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by alicat
30 Apr 2016, 4:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: North Birmingham CTC
Replies: 28
Views: 30263

CTC North Birmingham lives on

A vote on the future of CTC North Birmingham was held this morning and the result was 69 - 41 in favour of staying as a CTC/Cycling UK member group. For six months we have lived under the cloud of a review that claimed there were no benefits to staying as a member group, resulting in a high risk tha...
by alicat
31 Mar 2016, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: veiculo longo
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: veiculo longo

'Veiculo longo' is Portuguese.

If you are in Spain, the correct phrase is 'Vehiculo longo'.
by alicat
13 Dec 2015, 11:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London cycle shops giving 24 hour test rides?
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: London cycle shops giving 24 hour test rides?

In your shoes I would give Condor a call and offer to leave the Brompton as surety for an extended test ride. They have some good bikes.
by alicat
17 Oct 2015, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need a new pair of fine nosed pliers
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: I need a new pair of fine nosed pliers

A craft shop may have them, like Hobbycraft. Will these do?

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/chain-nose- ... 03553-1000

I got mine from a local bead supplies shop.
by alicat
8 Oct 2015, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What part/tool is that?
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: What part/tool is that?

I reckon Brucey is almost on the money and it is to stop the front wheel flopping about when being worked on in a work stand.
by alicat
4 Oct 2015, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: More Brompton Qs
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: More Brompton Qs

I think you will need the longer seat post. How much over the 110kg are you? I wouldn't expect it to be a problem but much more than 10% over and you may need to take more care going down kerbs and avoiding potholes or the rims may buckle and spokes break. I would also avoid riding out of the saddle.
by alicat
2 Oct 2015, 1:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rack?
Replies: 35
Views: 2068

Re: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rac

I have shared my dilemma on a couple of other bike forums
e.g. this one: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rack? | Page 2 | CycleChat Cycling Forum
(However for some reason it has been closed without a solution being found)


Probably to save the sanity of Cyclechat users.
by alicat
29 Sep 2015, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2745

Re: Calling Brompton riders

I've got a P6R with the gearing reduced. Very glad I have six gears. When the rear derailleur stopped working a while ago I missed the other three gears.
by alicat
25 Sep 2015, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rack?
Replies: 35
Views: 2068

Re: How Can I Put Smart Luggage With Wheels Onto Bicycle Rac

Yes - check out Cyclechat for the answers to your post on that forum.
by alicat
24 Sep 2015, 7:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travelling on London Midland
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Travelling on London Midland

Just read the original post again and noticed the times you are travelling. The train will be half empty and you will be fine.

Have a good time.
by alicat
24 Sep 2015, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travelling on London Midland
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Travelling on London Midland

It depends on the type of train but the ones I have experience of (Crewe to London; Birmingham Cross City line) have a space where there are tip up seats near the toilet. Wheelchairs and probably pushchairs get priority. You don't need to book but try to avoid getting on in the middle of rush hour a...
by alicat
6 Sep 2015, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete loss ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete los

Glad you got out. Remember discretion is the better part than valour.
by alicat
5 Sep 2015, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete loss ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete los

Good luck on the ride. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you keep to nearer seven miles than 70.
by alicat
4 Sep 2015, 7:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete loss ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: Confidence : How to rebuild it after a near complete los

Be kind to yourself. You've had a big shock. It's natural for you to feel nervous in situations that carry a similar level of risk to where you were knocked off. For the time being cycle as much as possible where you feel most relaxed eg off road. Then gradually build up to cycling in traffic. Notic...
by alicat
5 Aug 2015, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walt ormsby cycles Leeds
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Walt ormsby cycles Leeds

There was a Macklam's cycle shop in Crossgates, the shop was the left on the dual carriageway feeding into the A64 near to Seacroft Hospital. I bought my first bike there in 1979. I have a feeling the owner was a Macklam but not Bernard.