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by AndyK
5 Oct 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1294

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

soapbox wrote:No.

You put a persuasive case. ;-)
by AndyK
5 Oct 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

I was just looking on here after receiving my voting papers and studying carefully the election addresses for the candidates. Just incidentally then, why was the deadline extended? Nearing the deadline we didn't have as many candidates as we'd have liked. It turned out that, unlike the last few yea...
by AndyK
5 Oct 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

." As for the one candidate that didn't list that, well he is from Wales. What's the matter there then? Doesn't Wales also need these skills applied to it? This candidate has the note: "understanding of public policy in devolved nations, especially in Wales" I would appreciate knowin...
by AndyK
25 Sep 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best place to park for the Taff Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 2707

Re: Best place to park for the Taff Trail

I'm going to drive to Brecon. Where would I park in Brecon nearest to where the trail starts? Thanks. Jo x Depends how long you're going to be there. I think the Taff Trail is meant to start by the canal basin and Theatr Brycheiniog. The Canal Road car park is right next to the canal basin and char...
by AndyK
23 Sep 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: rip off local cycle shop?
Replies: 62
Views: 2521

Re: rip off local cycle shop?

Coming back to the OP's question... The UK distributor says the RRP for that particular cable (the one shown in the Halfords link) is £5.99. Looking at the cost price (i.e. what that distributor charges a small shop), if the LBS sold it at RRP I'd say they'd made a respectable profit. £6.99 is takin...
by AndyK
30 Aug 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)

Not come across one for sale, but a random thought: I wonder if you could cannibalise an old grip shifter to do this? Simply clamp the light's handlebar mounting bracket onto the gripshift grip and you've got a nice ratchetted multi-angle mount. It ought to work if the light's not too heavy.
by AndyK
27 Aug 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6609

Re: What3words

The 3 meter square "3 words" is a cover ...ish ... The 3m squares make up a non radar emitting terrain following path used by advanced weapons. Radar is an active source and can be tracked, so in the 80's a non emitting navigation system was devised, primarily for the Tomahawk Cruise Miss...
by AndyK
22 Aug 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6609

Re: What3words

Reversed.output.sues Bet mick F's there now! You've just highlighted a weakness. If you say "sues" down a phone line to me I'm likely to say what? or ask you to to spell it out to me. Because the word list is secret we have no way of knowing how likely miss-hearings are. They do seem to h...
by AndyK
13 Aug 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3244

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Talking of which, the trust specifically asks cyclists to walk on the canal side of the path, keeping the bike nearest the canal: apparently the idea is that if something/someone does slip off, it's best if it's not the person. (Some dodgy logic there, of course: people float, bikes don't. Also peo...
by AndyK
10 Aug 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3244

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Still not sure why one would 'need' walk across. I got the impression that one was not allowed to ride. After all, riding a bike is dangerous as any fule no. I had a nice chat with the woman on duty in the information centre at the north end of Pontcysllte last year, and I believe the line is that ...
by AndyK
6 Aug 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3244

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

South of Chirk, the Chirk aqueduct also has to be walked across but it's not as long or as scarily narrow as the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. I've just googled those and whilst I hate to admit it I'm not good with heights ... not convinced I'd be able to get across them! We went across a much wider and n...
by AndyK
6 Aug 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3244

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

RE: Llangollen canal: There is a good path from Chirk to Llangollen, apart from one dark long bridge (a light might be useful) and you have to walk across the aqueduct. I have not done any of the rest of it but I assume that it is not as good. South of Chirk, the Chirk aqueduct also has to be walke...
by AndyK
6 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3244

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

pwa wrote:
nirakaro wrote:
Pneumant wrote: the Venice of the north no less

Nobody - neither Brummies nor northerners - is going to thank you for suggesting that Birmingham is in the north!

"North" starts somewhere north of Stoke, I've always thought.

Surely you mean Basingstoke? ;-)
by AndyK
29 Jul 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2943

Re: Topeak Pocket Rocket

You just need to tighten them when you fit a new tube, either with a special tool, pliers or you may find the jaws on your chain tool fit. Alternative, buy tubes where the core doesn't unscrew. Hmm. This does feel a bit like "it's not the pump that's wrong, it's ALL these damn innertubes that ...
by AndyK
29 Jul 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

This is a reminder that there's still time to apply for election to become a Trustee of Cycling UK and join the board. The deadline has just been extended by a week to to 09:00 on 7 August.

Full details. forms etc. at https://www.cyclinguk.org/about/cycling ... -a-trustee