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by chris_suffolk
6 Sep 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Collision car-bike - I need some advice!
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Collision car-bike - I need some advice!

You may also have legal insurance from your house insurance policy. If you haven't got his insurance details, and he won't give them to you, but you have a registration number, then the police can give you the details (as happened when I was knocked off). Failing that, I think there is a site where ...
by chris_suffolk
5 Sep 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technique For Climbing Hills
Replies: 38
Views: 1223

Re: Technique For Climbing Hills

Having just returned from a trip to the Alps, the key for me was breathing. My legs rarely decided to say no, but with a racing heart rate and laboured breathing, I just had to stop on occasion. Key is to find a gear that you can sustain all the way up, and not to go fast at the start and thus go in...
by chris_suffolk
26 Aug 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2270

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

. (I'm not sure where you get the 10 hours charging time either. I think my neighbours Tesla can get 300 miles worth in about 45 minutes - and if they use the Tesla charging points - which for some reason always seem to be in hotels! Then they get free 'juice' and usually free tea and cake thrown i...
by chris_suffolk
25 Aug 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes
Replies: 66
Views: 2270

Re: Electric car charging to kill off segregated cycle lanes

One of the downside to electric vehicles has always been the charging time. The other major downside is range. I've just been to the Alps to cycle the Cols, and left home (Suffolk) only needing to fill up once I arrived - 11 hours and 600+ miles driving. In an electric car I'd have had to add about...
by chris_suffolk
18 Aug 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer - french tour - ongoing
Replies: 54
Views: 1036

Re: In France and need mobile phone help!!

Just back from France, and I enabled / disabled roaming as I needed it. No need to enable prior to leaving UK (on my plan at least)
by chris_suffolk
16 Aug 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Self maintenance advice,

I find most areas of a bike quite logical, they are not that complicated after all and with a it of looking you can usually work out what it does and how. Having the right tools to hand may present a problem, but that's a different issue. Generally, check moving / high stress components, such as dri...
by chris_suffolk
16 Aug 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?
Replies: 24
Views: 937

Re: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?

Just had an e-mail from another forum I belong to , saying that close passes have now been put into law - 1.5m or face £100 fine and three points - same as speeding, so hopefully this will be more than just a passing fad
by chris_suffolk
15 Aug 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1429

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Where are you based? Madgetts of Diss (south Norfolk) have an excellent reputation for wheel building, and you can choose your hubs, spokes and rims. I've had 2 pairs from them, and no complaints with either set.
by chris_suffolk
31 Jul 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tourists driven over and killed in Tajikistan terror attack
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: Be careful out there...

. The study of probability is fundamentally about uncertainty. The fact that we cannot be certain of what is the frequency of terrorist attacks in Tajikistan unless and until there are more attacks, does not mean that people cannot reasonably conclude that the risk is already higher there than in w...
by chris_suffolk
31 Jul 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moving inner tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Moving inner tube.

What pressure are you running, are you nice and comfortably above the minimum ?

How hard is it to get the tyre onto the wheel? If it's a bit of an effort, then I would suggest it's the right size, if it just 'drops' on, then may be a little big.
by chris_suffolk
28 Jul 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes getting bigger?
Replies: 24
Views: 1246

Re: Are bikes getting bigger?

Most bikes I look at are sizes such as 54, 57, 58, 60cm etc, so unless they start to measure between two different points, I think we're ok.
by chris_suffolk
26 Jul 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone know? Yes they do
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Does anyone know? Yes they do

Tangled Metal wrote:But despite all that, what is your point?


Yes, confused as to what this thread is trying to say....I assume it has a purpose?
by chris_suffolk
21 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A few newbie Road bike questions
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: A few newbie Road bike questions

You need to try. Sizes differ by manufacturer, even if they are nominally the same. So take one for a test ride - or at worst sit on one in the shop.
by chris_suffolk
10 Jul 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 37537

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Nowhere near as much as a big yellow speed camera does. :mrgreen: For a few meters before until slightly further after, which CAN be even more dangerous with sudden changes of speed if there's somebody not concentrating fully. Much better would be average speed cameras everywhere possible - they do...