Search found 712 matches

by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Short-term insurance (one month)
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Short-term insurance (one month)

https://www.laka.co.uk/?referralCode=tobi# and I think there's another similar business model. Enter code "podcast" to get a £10 credit, thanks to thecyclingpodcast.com I was looking at this the other day. Two things to note: The premiums can vary month by month according to how many clai...
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

Pastychomper wrote:I can't see the paper from here, could it be a typo, or maybe the author was referring to a specific subset of bicycle injuries?



The OP provided a link to it. If the link works for me I doubt it's blocked in Scotland somehow!
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 65
Views: 2984

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

A tragedy, English is loosing the distinction between things that are possible but not allowed (can) and things that are possible and allowed (may), experts observe and record but do nothing How may one oppose This Madness? Is there another way to distinguish between things that are allowed and not...
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

Sorry, wandering off helmets a bit, but the paper's introduction says: The majority of bicycle injuries require hospitalization It doesn't seem to provide a reference to support this statement. Now I know the dangers of relying on personal experience, but does anyone believe this? Are there any stat...
by AndyK
11 Feb 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 5029

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

ndwgolf wrote:I thought we had that already...........I have my Di2 programmed to drop three or up skirt three automatically when I go from large ring to small ring.

Neil

Careful now, I think they made that illegal. :shock:
by AndyK
7 Feb 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Online route planning question

.... to plan one route and save it and then on the same map, with the first route showing, plan another? That is the difficult bit. The ones I've tried - and I reckon I've tried 'em all - will only do one at once. Yes, you can have multiple windows open and flip back and forth to see them, but not ...
by AndyK
7 Feb 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Online route planning question

Sorry for vague title, couldn't think of a better but short one. Can anyone point me towards an online route planning site that allows me to plan one route and save it and then on the same map, with the first route showing, plan another? I use RidewithGPS usually although occasionally something lik...
by AndyK
4 Feb 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

Thanks for both suggestions. The Fenderbot looks worth a go at that price, I’ve put in an order! Let us know how it goes. I do have a PDW rear light but it's a strap-on model* rather than mudguard-mounted. It's well-made but has some odd choices of operational mode: the only options are steady beam...
by AndyK
4 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

The PDW Fenderbot is another option.
Review here.
It's currently available from Sportpursuit.com (registration needed) for just £6.99.
by AndyK
4 Feb 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

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

I prefer the existing design to any of the new ones but that isn't an option in the vote. :? What, really? Seriously ? This one? https://shop.cyclinguk.org/sites/shop/files/styles/large/public/media/image/Jersey%20front%2020.jpg?itok=C9ez6r2O A jersey only its mother could love, as the saying goes.
by AndyK
3 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 12
Views: 2069

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

roubaixtuesday wrote:I rather like the sunbeam version, though I'm not sure that Weaver valley CC don't already have copyright.

20190203_172947.jpg20190203_173430.jpg

The Japanese got there first. (That's assuming Weaver Valley CC doesn't pre-date the Edo dynasty.)
by AndyK
29 Jan 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Bmblbzzz wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Is life membership still available?

The quote above implies it is.

Yup. A life sentence is still available.
The 5-for-4 offer only seems to be available on gift membership, but it can't hurt to ask, as PH says.
by AndyK
29 Jan 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership of this forum1
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

Re: Membership of this forum?

And what about those whose membership has lapsed especially since the rebranding. That would be "I am not a full member of Cycling UK / CTC". Happy to help. :-) I have to agree with Paulatic that the survey is pants. Badly-thought-out surveys really irritate me. Tip to would-be surveyors:...
by AndyK
28 Jan 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 5029

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

I would be interested to find out some more about that? Neil Shimano's Di2 offers this ("Synchronized Shift" mode). You can even customise its shifting choices if you want. I can't say I've tried it. one comment from those who have tried it is that the combined (double) shift takes about ...
by AndyK
28 Jan 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed rear mech with 9 speed drivetrain
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: 10 speed rear mech with 9 speed drivetrain

I've been running a Xenon 10-speed rear mech with my 9-speed Veloce levers and cassette for some time now. It works for me.