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by Bmblbzzz
26 Jun 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 226
Views: 8687

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

The same would (does) apply to luggage generally.
by Bmblbzzz
26 Jun 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mersey Tunnel
Replies: 26
Views: 9899

Re: Mersey Tunnel

I can imagine it might be fun at 2am on Saturday, in a group after a nocturnal club ride.
by Bmblbzzz
25 Jun 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal towpaths from London to Manchester or Preston
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Canals

If I had a lot of time available and wanted to see lots of ducks, herons, other watery stuff, I'd say it sounds great. If my aim was to get from London to Manchester or see other stuff, then another route. But it could be fun if not in a hurry.
by Bmblbzzz
25 Jun 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

I was wearing my old Madisons at the weekend. Excellent comfort over about 11 hours and some bumpy tracks. The only problem is some stitching has started coming loose at the waistband - but they are over 30 years old! Maybe I'll wear the Corrine Dennises next w/e.
by Bmblbzzz
25 Jun 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 46
Views: 953

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

What I would like to see instead is a concentrated and concerted attempt to make certain stretches of roads safe (we have a particular problem with the A38 in SE Cornwall for example) viz: 1. Delineate the stretch of road 2. Back the speed limit signs in a different colour 3. Declare it a strict sp...
by Bmblbzzz
25 Jun 2019, 9:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 46
Views: 953

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

There's nothing 'sneaky' about such a speed camera. In addition to the obvious fact that you won't be fined if you weren't speeding, they are quite obvious. They're a fine for lack of attention as much as speeding.
by Bmblbzzz
24 Jun 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

They look like a fundamentally different thing to me. The Craghoppers are unpadded, which might or might not be a factor for you, and they're cut for hiking not riding. IME anything in the lower pockets is going to bounce around on your thighs as you pedal. They might suit you and your purpose or th...
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jun 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

I have a pair and find them very comfortable. I'm not sure which side of tatanab's redesign they fall but they match his description: single thickness with a fairly thin fleece pad. The pockets are well cut and in the right place for comfort while riding. Perhaps a little shorter than the current id...
by Bmblbzzz
21 Jun 2019, 1:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 667

Re: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists

mjr wrote:Does Bristol even have 100,000 cyclists? ;)

Not yet but we're working on it. :D
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Overinflating tyre to make rim explode
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: Overinflating tyre to make rim explode

Pretty obvious, but if do carry out a destructive test, make sure you're wearing eye protection (and ear protection preferably too). And if you're going to leave it overnight, leave it where no one will be walking past.
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1472

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Looks like a well thought through list, doesn't look anything like mine, but then why would it. Two comments I'd take two tubes, but use light ones, maybe even a size down depending on the tyre size. Fiberfix spoke - before you leave the real spokes at home in favour of it, you might want to read C...
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: Cycling infrastructure good & bad

Presumably the trees would go some way to blocking dazzle and if the lighting was working, it wouldn't be a factor anyway.
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jun 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1472

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

If you're going to take spare spokes, a Fibrefix seems to make sense: one of them can cover the potential three different sizes of spoke you would need (front, rear ds, rear nds).
by Bmblbzzz
19 Jun 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: Cycling infrastructure good & bad

I suspect arse-covering until the lighting has been "activated". The Staple Hill tunnel on the Bristol-Bath path was faulty back in around 2012 and the signs warning of broken lighting are still up.
by Bmblbzzz
18 Jun 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?

It's certainly a dog's dinner! If the cycle lanes were a decent width and clear of glass etc it might work but that isn't the case. I think the priority to oncoming vehicles does apply to cycles because, regardless of the position of the sign, it logically applies at the give way line. As to vehicle...