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by CliveyT
12 Apr 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1862

Re: Bar end friction shifters

reohn2 wrote:Marmite anyone? :wink:

It looks slightly more than 52/48 in favour but probably not enough to make a serious decision on :wink:
(ducks and runs for cover)
by CliveyT
11 Apr 2019, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1337

Re: Favourite local climbs

Favourite climbs? This is the only climb I face on my 10km commute Screenshot_20190409_105853.png . That's right a whole 10m from bottom to top. To make matters worse the gradient is over 1% in parts. I can tell you're impressed 8) To make matters worse, this is sufficient of a feature that it's act...
by CliveyT
3 Apr 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Touring around Cornwall

Last time I was down there was out of season (aft end of September) I stayed mostly in pub gardens or pub campsites. TBH I spent as much time drinking and playing Euchre as I did cycling, but then I was back 'ome so I didn't really have anything I needed to see. That said you can't spit anywhere in ...
by CliveyT
3 Apr 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Touring around Cornwall

Sorry I'm a bit late to this thread, but what's all this North Coast bias ? :) If you're unlucky you stagger up to the top of the hill only to find you're now heading into a sou-westerly and making even less progress. At least down South you get a bit more protection from the wind. And there's the c...
by CliveyT
22 Mar 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing stuck chainring bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Removing stuck chainring bolts

NUKe wrote:A bit off heat will usually help break corrosion. If you have a hot air gun give it try.

Plusgas and a match? Just not at the same time
by CliveyT
21 Mar 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

So if you had a budget of £10M to reengineer these junctions so that accidents that affected cyclists / walkers never happed at these junctions what would you recommend? Hard to say on Bateman Street until we know what occurred, but ideally I'd close Homerton site's current entrances, give them a n...
by CliveyT
21 Mar 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

I passed by the Homerton college incident just as the ambulance was turning up. (Didn't stop, there were enough people there already, didn't see the incident itself). I do cycle that route nearly every day and I can see both sides of the argument. I'm not even sure what the official status of the cy...
by CliveyT
19 Mar 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Review of Highways Act 1835
Replies: 30
Views: 3274

Re: Review of Highways Act 1835

NUKe wrote:Perhaps they are getting ready for post Brexit and will reinstate the 1835 act in full.
:D

No I see a compromise. We leave with no deal, but change the act so we all drive on the right now
by CliveyT
12 Mar 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5546

Re: Windy

I take a different route on my commute when it's windy and I've been doing it for long enough now that I know, even in the dark, where I'm going to be more exposed (open gateways etc). Even then strong winds from an odd direction can still catch me out. We have so few really strong northerlies I'd b...
by CliveyT
28 Feb 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are you on Google Streetview?
Replies: 25
Views: 4544

Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

rjb wrote:Your taking a bit of a risk there. :lol:
Back in my day they would have strung you up at Gibbet Hill for wearing a cornish top out of county.


Surely if you're not in uniform you get shot as a spy :)
by CliveyT
21 Feb 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 42
Views: 5850

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

webber wrote:I fancy a go planning to ride fixed :)

Will you be swapping cogs once you get out of Devon? :)
by CliveyT
21 Feb 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 87
Views: 4281

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I use them a lot but I have bar end shifters (or a singlespeed), compact drops and big fingers (so easy to reach the brakes). I will use them when windy, but I also frequently switch to them when climbing. Other than that they're a useful addition to the variety of available hand positions. 10 miles...
by CliveyT
15 Feb 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 60
Views: 2606

Re: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

I've often wondered about all this. I normally commute on a singlespeed, which is currently approx 70"" gear. It used to be higher but Friday nights into a 40mph fen 'hill' with a heavy load meant my cadence was getting painfully slow, and my knees were getting more than a little upset. I'...
by CliveyT
5 Feb 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub's Legs
Replies: 52
Views: 2480

Re: Pub's Legs

Next village over from mine has The Bees in the Wall https://whatpub.com/pubs/CAM/13/bees-in-the-wall-whittlesford(and there are actually bees in the wall)
@ approx 50,000 bees in a good hive, I make that 300,000 :)
by CliveyT
31 Jan 2019, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8358

Re: Best bike

Is there a perfect bike for commuting? folding/road or just your average normal bike? Yep - the New Kettwiesel does all of that, and also tours I work in Cambridge and don't have really secure bike parking. I'd have to pay for an armed guard to stand watch all day if I left that in the bike park.