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by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 30
Views: 5040

Re: Supplies along the way

In Scotland stay in good B and B, have a large bowl of porridge followed by a full Scottish cooked breakfast and you will last through to the evening. Trust me, I know as I cook the stuff and live and cycle in Scotland. By all means survive on tasteless cereal bars but think of the calorific value ...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5195

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Cunobelin wrote:Yet Greta Thunberg has not been allowed to make the same cost / benefit analysis.....

As well as having been "accused" of flying (& hence a hypocrite) when it appears that she travelled by train!
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Hi, The big problem for me that if you were to try at speed, the 1 x 11 will have big gaps in gearing? Especially up hills. Cassettes are £60 :shock: Gear Ratios: - 11-13-15-17-19-22-25-28 -32-36-42T I have an 8 speed with a triple and a 42 top wheel, if I was only to use the same ratios as (my bol...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5195

Re: Extinction Rebellion

And after Italy Greta flew to the UK to preach to us about the environment https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48010595 16-year-old Swedish environmental advocate, Greta Thunberg, has come to London to join protesters, Extinction Rebellion... ...As Greta disagrees with travel by plane, she travelled to...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: They are magic then!

Audax67 wrote:I seem to recall that stats suggest that head-injuries are more common and more lethal in cars than on bikes, so motorists should all wear helmets.

IIRC the proportion of head injuries on the roads is around 40% car occupants & 30% pedestrians compared to less than 5% cyclists.
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Talk of old vehicles

A couple of the videos of the conversions (IIRC Porsche & Range Rover) mentioned engine reliability, or lack of it, as a major factor, rather than a particular desire to go electric for the sake of it.
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 33
Views: 882

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Is anywhere in the UK or even EU selling these parts, or is it always a long wait? Velovitality used to stock some but no more AFAICT. Jan Heine's Rene Herse Cycles (formerly Compass Cycles) do a couple of Ostrich branded bags the L-100 & SL-100 . You may be able to order direct from the US (I ...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Xtreme Easybag S - Frame Bag - Anybody Happen To Have One??
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Xtreme Easybag S - Frame Bag - Anybody Happen To Have One??

Alpkit do their custom made Stingray frame bag (note: don't be put off by the random waffle from the "AK Story Generator" that seems to appear at the beginning below the picture). Being custom made one of those should fit any frame.
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Talk of old vehicles

With old cars there are some interesting developments with electric power - the latest I've seen being Aston Martin doing a conversion on a DB6 Volante mk2 ( YouTube video ), designed to be totally reversible - not even any extra holes drilled. Jaguar have done similar with an E-type & I've see...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Talk of old vehicles

With old cars there are some interesting developments with electric power - the latest I've seen being Aston Martin doing a conversion on a DB6 Volante mk2 ( YouTube video ), designed to be totally reversible - not even any extra holes drilled. Jaguar have done similar with an E-type & I've seen...
by RickH
22 Apr 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

I freewheel downhill faster than other members of my family when we cycle together but I've always thought that was mostly due to me being heavier :D Probably at least partly true, combined with the natural aerodynamics of your usual riding position &, possibly more important*, clothing. (*Henc...
by RickH
21 Apr 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 939

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

As with many aspects of cycling, I'm probably considered a heretic. On my Kona I have both QR levers on the right, mainly to give more finger clearance behind the levers (& also it is easier to operate if I have the trailer hitch on the left side). From the right side of the bike, front points t...
by RickH
21 Apr 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

Re: Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies

In my case, despite my almost obsessive checking of new posts, I'd managed to miss the original post completely. :( I hadn't twigged that this was the guy behind the Poynton remodelling but appreciated the big improvement his work had made there. In its previous form I had only visited thd place bec...
by RickH
21 Apr 2019, 9:20am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 34
Views: 719

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

In their defence - where they do have a simple means for complete artistic control (drawings/ cartoon) there isn't a helmet to be seen.
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by RickH
20 Apr 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: York Rally Sportive and Retro Classic, Sunday 28th April 2019

The York Rally Sportive & Retro 2019 is NEXT WEEKEND ! On Sunday 28th April our three routes take in some of Yorkshire's finest riding - there are 140k and 100k options plus a more gentle 80 km "Retro" ride. See all the routes, maps and more at http://yorkrally.org/sportive/ And if yo...