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by AndyK
18 Apr 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 33
Views: 6536

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Oh what a can of worms I have opened Don't worry AndyK has shut it quickly and firmly. I can't imagine that any of them had time to escape. AK appears to be the trustees enforcer to shut down any decent from the membership :D Ha! That idea would give the other trustees a good laugh. In this case st...
by AndyK
12 Apr 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 33
Views: 6536

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

gaz wrote:
steady eddy wrote:Oh what a can of worms I have opened

Don't worry AndyK has shut it quickly and firmly. I can't imagine that any of them had time to escape.

Why get into an argument when I know how to cut-and-paste? :D
by AndyK
8 Apr 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1315

Re: Favourite local climbs

Bit starved of proper climbs in South Hampshire but the pick of the bunch would be Old Winchester Hill, Beacon Hill (from Exton), West Dean Hill, Stanmore Lane in Winchester and Portsdown Hill from Southwick (the two lanes not the main road). Most of us Winchester locals reckon Sleepers Hill is the...
by AndyK
8 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 33
Views: 6536

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I can only comment on what I see - Like many others I prefer to cycle in bright colours, (an option endorsed by Cycling UK) so they could at least give me and other like me the option. If CUK is endorsing ugly clothes, they are not being evidence-led and I welcome the new look clothing as a step to...
by AndyK
4 Apr 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politrickian Claims & Plans
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Politrickian Claims & Plans

It would also be affected by passenger numbers. A bit harder to work out perhaps. Ooh, I've found a very recent attempt by the European Commission to do just that: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/logistics/news/2018-12-17-costs-of-eu-transport_en In terms of average external cost per passenge...
by AndyK
4 Apr 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politrickian Claims & Plans
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Politrickian Claims & Plans

It is interesting health aspects are incorporated into car use. Do they do that with diesel trains and buses too? Obviously this would divide out by the greater numbers of bus users (although in terms of Pollution per user the buses when I would have to catch them could be higher for buses than if ...
by AndyK
3 Apr 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politrickian Claims & Plans
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Politrickian Claims & Plans

Let's subsidise my car journey by £2 per trip too. You car journey is *already* subsidised. Any figures on level of subsidy per trip to compare with the £2 per trip figure for rail. The last comprehensive study I saw of this was a long time ago, in 1999, commissioned from a university by Transport ...
by AndyK
3 Apr 2019, 2:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politrickian Claims & Plans
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Politrickian Claims & Plans

Aren't train lines subsidised and always have been to some degree. Whether that's enough is another debate. It averages out at about £2 per journey I believe. Then there's government loans to national rail that's not included in the subsidy figure. Net subsidy was 6.1p per rail passenger kilometre ...
by AndyK
26 Mar 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62404

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Searching for ctc or cycling uk produces nothing relevant in the impsport website :roll: On the other hand, googling the entire Web for cycling uk kit gives this page as the first organic search result: https://shop.cyclinguk.org/kit/cycling-uk-kit - which is on (surprise!) the Cycling UK website. ...
by AndyK
25 Mar 2019, 11:30pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 62404

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

Searching for ctc or cycling uk produces nothing relevant in the impsport website :roll: On the other hand, googling the entire Web for cycling uk kit gives this page as the first organic search result: https://shop.cyclinguk.org/kit/cycling-uk-kit - which is on (surprise!) the Cycling UK website. ...
by AndyK
18 Mar 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing a bag fitment.
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: Removing a bag fitment.

It needs a 2.5mm Allen key, if I remember rightly, which you stick vertically down through the hole in the top of the plastic bracket until it slots into a well-concealed allen bolt. I swapped mine from bike to bike several times before the head of the allen bolt stripped, leaving it stuck on the bi...
by AndyK
12 Mar 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 4852

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

Perhaps if you told us what features you are looking for, or at least what specifically was wrong with the ones you've rejected...? I find Strava the easiest to use when I'm checking back to see what I did where and when, exactly how I got from Bath to Salisbury last October, how many miles I've don...
by AndyK
7 Mar 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?
Replies: 40
Views: 3827

Re: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?

I have one and use it because it's in the tool box. Someone gave me i t- wouldn't have bothered buying one. For someone fitting many cables in a working day they'd certainly be good thing though. A secondary use is tightening zip ties, works as well as the actual tool. Tip of the day! I never thoug...
by AndyK
7 Mar 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?
Replies: 40
Views: 3827

Re: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?

The fourth-hand tool can be useful when installing brake cables, especially if there's no inline adjuster (often the case with drop bars and cantis) or the brake you're working on is a long way from the lever. Once it's clamped onto the cable and tightened, you can let go of it completely and it'll ...
by AndyK
5 Mar 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 33
Views: 6536

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

It was announced in the latest Cycleclips newsletter. It'll be available "very soon". Here's the pic from the newsletter:

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Certainly a lot better than the previous one.