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by Bmblbzzz
19 Feb 2019, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

As I recall they were on a sort of metal runner base. I wonder if, in addition to it being low priority and lack of resources etc, they might have disassembled the hoops from the base for removal (assuming they were bolted rather than welded, I don't know) and can't get them back together again or h...
by Bmblbzzz
18 Feb 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: King Street, Bristol - cycle stands removed

Still not there last night.
by Bmblbzzz
17 Feb 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

Possibility: https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/five-ten- ... es#start=1
Ignore the $200, they are or were £80 from Cycle Surgery.
by Bmblbzzz
17 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

You can use SPD shoes with flat pedals. Just don't attach the cleats.
by Bmblbzzz
16 Feb 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 47
Views: 1209

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Your last paragraph strikes me as pretty much in tune with the idea of adjusting the roads to suit the traffic participants, at least in urban centres.
by Bmblbzzz
16 Feb 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Platypus wine "bottle"
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Platypus wine "bottle"

You could buy a 50p bottle of water, drink/use/dispose of the water and pour the wine into it. Or you could use one of those wine bottle stoppers. Or as Paulatic says, find someone to share the bottle (and some conversation and food) with.
by Bmblbzzz
16 Feb 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 47
Views: 1209

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

To go back to where this thread started: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" IMO this statement is the wrong way around. For "Modern Traffic" read ""Driver Behaviour" - but I'll use the "Modern Traffic" label ... "Modern Traffic", i...
by Bmblbzzz
16 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

:thumbsup:
by Bmblbzzz
15 Feb 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

On the point of all steels having the same weight; is that right? Surely they are different alloys so must have different specific densities according to the non-ferrous elements they do or don't contain (nickel, chrome, molybdenum, whatever). Whether these differences are noticeable on the scale of...
by Bmblbzzz
15 Feb 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Yes, I gave them another call this morning and got through quite quickly. And then just five minutes ago they called me back from my earlier attempt to contact them! :roll:
by Bmblbzzz
13 Feb 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 3597

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

So it's a variant of Moore's law, albeit slower and less dramatic. With bikes, computers, and cars and lots of products, absolute performance measured in some (possibly abstract) way increases, and the same performance becomes available at a much cheaper price. Eventually once-top tech becomes el ch...
by Bmblbzzz
13 Feb 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Why is this offer only open for commuters? Assuming that's a serious question, I think it refers to the original meaning of commute = reduce. The extension of the word to daily travel to work is, AIUI, an American usage in that what we'd call a season ticket, is a commuted fare. People buying seaso...
by Bmblbzzz
13 Feb 2019, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!

Yes, the "best" (most professional, successful) bike thieves are going to be cyclists, just as motorcycle thieves are bikers, etc.
by Bmblbzzz
13 Feb 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Well I phoned them yesterday, couldn't get through, after a couple of minutes got a recorded message saying leave your number and they'll get back. So far they haven't.
by Bmblbzzz
12 Feb 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 3597

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

I'm not convinced by those comparisons. A bike that was cutting edge 10 years ago is now, obviously, 10 years old. Everything on it has had 10 years of wear and tear. That shouldn't be enough to render it scrap but does mean it's not in equivalent condition to any brand new bike, whatever its equipm...