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by chris_suffolk
17 Mar 2018, 8:24pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: wet weather bike
Replies: 1
Views: 50

wet weather bike

Looking for 2nd bike, that I can use in the wet when the road bike stays dry in the garage. Ideally - 58 - 60 cm - Drop handle bars - Ability to fit full size mudguards if not already fitted - Disc or caliper brakes preferred - Wheels able to take 25/28mm road tyre if not already fitted Anybody anyt...
by chris_suffolk
13 Mar 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fine Idiot Drivers
Replies: 40
Views: 1177

Re: Fine Idiot Drivers

On the one hand seems anti-bike, but also wants to fine drivers with passes less than 1m, with half revenue going to the reportee of a close pass (i.e. the bike rider) - I'd be rich in only a few rides.

Can't see it going anywhere TBO
by chris_suffolk
11 Mar 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Altercation with a bus
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Altercation with a bus

Report him, the company will grab the on board CCTV to see what's what.
by chris_suffolk
8 Mar 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CyclingUK - New journey planner
Replies: 18
Views: 1285

Re: CyclingUK - New journey planner

Not too good (being polite here) on circular routes. Flag in the middle of a white screen isn't exactly a route. Even when I zoom in to get a map, it's still just a flag and no route - think I will stick with the one I use '' which is much more intelligent allowing me to specify how long...
by chris_suffolk
7 Mar 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Evaluating a Carbon fibre frame after a collision
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: Evaluating a Carbon fibre frame after a collision

Had an accident a few years back. Driver insurance company admitted liability very quickly (even thought driver didn't) and I just had to submit quotes for damage from 2 different bike shops. They paid up, in full, within a week. When I queried about getting the work done (as you would for car repai...
by chris_suffolk
6 Mar 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 138
Views: 3891

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

This may already have been said in the thread, but it's too long to read it all now. Along with the new law why doesn't somebody (CTC?) press for presumed liability to be brought in at the same time?
by chris_suffolk
24 Feb 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IT issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: IT issues

I, and I suspect load of other users from reading on the Net, turn updates off primarily for performance reasons. Using a good anti-virus and firewall (which are kept up to date) and applying selective updates if there is a major problem, has been ok for me and 3 other pc's in the house for well ove...
by chris_suffolk
22 Feb 2018, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Etrex 20x
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Garmin Etrex 20x

Thanks for your reply Andrew, really appreciated, I will study what you say here nore later on. If I was to change to 30x then the only benefit would be if I set it on North up I take it....apart from one or two other features that I can do without. Thing is when I go to France etc. I dont want to ...
by chris_suffolk
18 Feb 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Surrey Ride London and Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Surrey Ride London and Classic

Happy to post support on a petition or site or something similar, but composing and sending an e-mail about something I know little about - no - sorry.
by chris_suffolk
18 Feb 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!
Replies: 40
Views: 1894

Re: A cycle touring thread - sorry no politics here!

I stayed in a Gite near Gueret in France a couple of years ago. Not hilly, unless you want it to be, and roads are very very quiet. Described in guides I saw as the 'lost cycle region' of France. Myriad of small roads, and hardly any cars on them. Lots to do with a young child too, and within striki...
by chris_suffolk
13 Feb 2018, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Cycle insurance for very short trip around Mallorca

Do you want it to cover the bike or you? If the bike, then I would have expected the hire cost to include bike insurance. If you, then there are many options out there - I took out 14 day cover for France in the summer for less than £17.00 for just me. Just do a search and find the one that gives yo...
by chris_suffolk
29 Jan 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train to Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Train to Spain

This is the site you need for all things train related.

Advice on almost everything in my experience, and usually quite up-to-date too
by chris_suffolk
26 Jan 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Survey 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: Cycling UK Survey 2018

Why are so many of the questions tailored to being a member, when one of the first questions is 'are you a member' ? Having answered no, the rest of the survey, like when I receive the magazine, whether I support a price rise etc etc is just a wast of time. Not a very well designed survey at-all - n...
by chris_suffolk
25 Jan 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road pricing
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Road pricing

I'm not sure that's true, as presumably the charge would be congestion related and rural drivers will do more of their journeys on uncongested roads, and possibly minor roads which would perhaps not be charged, or only charged at a low rate. The infrastructure in camera's to cover the whole of the ...
by chris_suffolk
15 Jan 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn resistant tyres?
Replies: 57
Views: 3072

Re: Thorn resistant tyres?

Which model Leatherman? I've been thinking of getting one for a while but there are so many different models. I carry a swiss army knife but it doesn't have pliers. Some Swiss Army Knives have pliers, and whilst not a real replacement for pliers in many instances, would be perfectly good enough for...