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by PT1029
15 Jul 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Please recommend a good-quality 8-speed chain
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Please recommend a good-quality 8-speed chain

I would say more KMC X than KMC Z. Fitted a few Z chains that didn't sem to last as well as I'd thought. Z chains are widely used in the bike trade. They also come in a zinc plated/coated version (stops the plates rusting, but if you don't oil it, I'm sure the links will rust up like anyone elses). ...
by PT1029
11 Jul 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: crossfitperpetua
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: https://www.crossfitperpetua.net

Looking at a larger scale map on their web site, with google street view, either all residential houses, or the same but now offices. Certainly nothing with a big space for bikes. Also see a similar sounding case https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122497 ("Oxford Cycles" -...
by PT1029
11 Jul 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cotswold Outdoor (Salisbury)
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Cotswold Outdoor (Salisbury)

On the morning of the 2nd day of a 5 day trip down to the Isle of Wight and back, Jon's tent pole (Vango) cracked at the sleeved joint. Went into Salisbury (en route) and found Cotswold Outdoor (who stock Vango). The young lad serving seemed a tad vague on spares, but we had a look at the camping se...
by PT1029
7 Jul 2018, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canbrian saddle rail repair
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Canbrian saddle rail repair

A saddle rail repair question. A couple I know are currently in Azerbaijan, heading across the Caspian Sea in a few days. Currently she is riding with a broken saddle rail " We had to move the saddle due to a broken rail, and my body hasn’t adjusted yet." (read:- never got into the long da...
by PT1029
19 Jun 2018, 7:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How to improve safety at a junction
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: How to improve safety at a junction

Using a raised table specifically to slow down cyclists is daft, and suggests motorcentric highway engineers/planners/consultants. However, if a raised table junction (not just across the side road entrance) slows down the motor traffic, then it sounds a good thing to me. Concure with the points abo...
by PT1029
12 Jun 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to wear middle east and there abouts
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: What to wear middle east and there abouts

Well, my friends had a stop over inIstanbul, and did some modesty shopping, more civi looking stuff, nothing overly drastic. Job done. In the far east of Turkey, they met some Iranian cyclists, in lycra shorts, so there you go! Being British, my friends were probably do a reasonable job of not wanti...
by PT1029
11 Jun 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

Re: Pannier Advice

Ortleibs for me. Converted to these in NZ. I rode with a German up the west coast. At the end of the day he would open his pannier, grab dry socks/T shirt etc and go and have a shower, I'd still be unwrapping my double wrapped in plastic bags bits and pieces (Karrimor Iberians in those days). He als...
by PT1029
9 Jun 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2543

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Just now ebsite says
"Website Under Maintenance Our website is undergoing an update. Please check back soon". So might be shut down, might be not, depending on what we see soon....
by PT1029
4 Jun 2018, 8:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2180

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

Thanks for this Mike.
I passsed it on to the Police, they told me they have now have the man's ID/family.

Cheers.
by PT1029
4 Jun 2018, 6:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2180

Can you ID this bike (accident)

In the local paper today, cyclist had an accident in Drayton, Oxfordshire, police can't trace the family. Can you ID the bike in question? (green Moulton). If so, police contact details in news article. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16266698.Police_appeal_to_find_cyclist_s_family_following_incide...
by PT1029
3 Jun 2018, 7:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2543

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Re: Oxford Bicycle Company (website https://oxfordbicyclecompany.co.uk/) - perfectly legit cycle shop for the record, as previously stated, mostly local clientel. As a local who repairs bikes for a living (so know most of the local trade people in one way or another), I have never heard of 'Oxford C...
by PT1029
28 May 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Retitled - Collision: whose fault?
Replies: 78
Views: 2191

Re: Driver causes collision - cyclists on Facebook blame the cyclist.

Junction, cyclist should have taken more care. However, there was not a left turn as such, only a private (police) entrance, so cyclist may not have given as much credence to the entrance as might have for a "proper" left turn. But, there is a marked cycle lane present, and it is the legal...
by PT1029
22 May 2018, 7:19am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Data protection law coming in

My inbox is currently getting lots of e mails saying there is a new data protection law coming in (this Friday, 25th), you need to update/opt out of various bits of personal data held to allow the company in question comply with the new law. Shouldn't we be getting one from Cycling UK? (or have I ha...
by PT1029
21 May 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA XRD 3 adjustments
Replies: 1
Views: 84

SA XRD 3 adjustments

Adjusting LH cone/gears, I'm fine. I might have asked this before (did a search), but I always find adjusting the RH cone rather a black art. I do RH cone adjustment before any other adjustment. SA technical info says "screw (RH cone) down finger tight - slacken off by half a turn and lock in p...
by PT1029
20 May 2018, 6:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?
Replies: 78
Views: 2224

Re: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?

..or more mysteriously, on last Sunday's ride (ahead of me so didn't actually see it happen). Another rider pedalling up hill (probably changing/just changed down a gear or few) and the chain fell off in the road. He picked it up, looked at the ends, the missing link (looked like a KMC link) had ope...