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by John1054
13 Sep 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1234

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

We invested in a BT Call Guardian 'phone - no more nuisance calls! The best bit for me is that we also have a basic 'phone in case of power cuts. It always gives one ring whilst the Call Guardian deals with the nuisance calls, then nothing! We win again :D
by John1054
10 Sep 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Yes, get it checked out properly. Hip pain can have several causes, each requiring different treatment. Please say hello to Arnside for me (an ex-Cumbrian).
by John1054
9 Sep 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

One of the premium cycle brands made jerseys from it a few years ago, but the reviews weren't good as when you put stuff in the rear pockets the jersey sagged badly. Presumably it is just too stretchy for cycle jerseys I found that the socks stretched a lot too. Three pairs all went the same baggy ...
by John1054
26 Jul 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Priority for Cyclists?
Replies: 7
Views: 2886

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

This is a good idea. However I would use the phrase: 'Prioritise Active Travel' instead of cyclists. This so that we do not forget our friends who are walkers, mobility buggy riders, vulnerable road users, horse riders etc etc. Best way of looking at this - the more of us that there are, the more c...
by John1054
20 Jul 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5837

Re: Helmets?

The US risk-aversion culture? It's interesting that you find that in cycling. In US woodworking circles the very opposite applies. It's almost a necessary badge of manly bravery to eschew safety guards, devices and procedures in that domain - the amateur woodworking domain at least. For example, ev...
by John1054
30 Jun 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Replies: 41
Views: 2157

Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.

+1 for the trailer option. Used to bring our border terrier behind our tandem. Always given plenty of room when being overtaken on many different lanes and roads, some busy. Now use a luggage trailer behind my solo to gather supermarket supplies. Same result, wide berth given (perhaps because driver...
by John1054
30 Jun 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Seat adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Seat adjustment

Bear in mind that if you're uncomfortable, adjustment on the road might need several tweaks because you may have already slightly (or severely at worst) damaged the tender regions that you're trying to comfort. Never be afraid to re-adjust several times to achieve as near perfection as you wish. Man...
by John1054
25 Jun 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3474

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

Try contacting Eden Valley Cycling UK group. We have ridden many miles in Cumbria, most good, some somewhat busy. Agree with most of the above posts, but stay positive and enjoy.

P.S. Probably best to avoid Ambleside to Windermere/Bowness.
by John1054
23 Jun 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

Have to say, that seeing the photos, I would buy a more suitable rack, as suggested above.
by John1054
23 Jun 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

I think that you'll have to modify/re-inforce the lower fixing. Although you can move the hook to gain adjustment, I'm not sure if it would grip adequately on your rack?
by John1054
19 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 2051

Re: We hear so much about bike security

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Cover, never thought of that, a deterrent as well[/quote]


And it keeps my pride and joy dry and clean as well :D
by John1054
19 Jun 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 2051

Re: We hear so much about bike security

I padlock the rack to the towbar, then cable lock my bike to the rack. Then I use a cover over the bike and rack. Only time that I've been concerned was staying on a campsite where thefts had taken place; there was a lockable shed available overnight.
by John1054
16 Jun 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1197

Re: What are the chances?

Hi Is it not beyond the capability of manufacturers to insert some sort of audible warning at the point pads need changing? ...there was a ping then a scraping noise. :twisted: I hope that there aren't two of us with the same sense of humour :wink: Regards tim-b Maybe more of us with the same sense...
by John1054
7 Jun 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Time to ignore the forecast!
Replies: 34
Views: 1737

Re: Time to ignore the forecast!

Just "go and do it"! So popped out on the bike at 07.10, returned 19.13, remained dry all day, gentle breeze hardly worthy of note. As I relaxed in the sunshine next to the River Swale, I wondered if the met office do it purely to take the mick? . Glad that you enjoyed Swaledale, one of m...