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by AndyK
19 Feb 2020, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clip on front mudguard flaps?
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: Clip on front mudguard flaps?

Maybe a RAW mudflap ? They're not instantly removable, but if you bolt them on with the screw head on the outside and the nyloc nut on the inside (see installation page) you could get them on or off in a couple of minutes if you keep the right tools handy in the car. However they are very flexible a...
by AndyK
21 Jan 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2172

Re: King Alfred's Way

If CUK are going to create a guide to the route (or a website about the route), would it be possible to liaise with local hire companies and list firms which will hire out suitable bikes for parts or the whole of the route? For example, would loan you a bike in location X and allow you to drop off ...
by AndyK
16 Jan 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unicycling: Why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 914

Re: Unicycling: Why? Why not?

I learnt in my late 20s, to the point where I could mount from a standing start and keep going for a few minutes. Never really mastered the going-backwards and standing-still aspects though (basically the same thing, as "standing still" actually involves moving a short way backwards and fo...
by AndyK
13 Jan 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 54
Views: 2969

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

I've raised this question with someone I know who is manager of a charity shop. He confirms that there is no actual reconciliation of gift aid claimed with tax paid by an individual. There may be no automatic reconciliation of all donations between the charity claim & the donor but there are ce...
by AndyK
11 Dec 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 58
Views: 1800

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

Regardless of the phone, the key is to use an app that gets the maps and route info onto the phone itself so it doesn't need to use mobile data during the ride. I've had a lot of success with: Viewranger : gives you Ordnance Survey mapping downloaded onto your phone, so no data connection is require...
by AndyK
3 Dec 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?

Well, I haven't got round to disassembling it yet - I've just been avoiding shifting right to the bottom while riding so that the problem doesn't occur, apart from the occasional glitch when I forgot and jabbed the thumb lever all the way down. But... I was thinking about what Brucey said about the ...
by AndyK
3 Dec 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 67
Views: 2989

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Oldjohnw wrote:Will Trespass outdoor shops still be OK, he asks facetiously?

Some of their kit is pretty poor, but I think calling it "criminal" is going a bit far. ;-)
by AndyK
22 Nov 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 24
Views: 1461

Re: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

pete75 wrote:In my case I was given the company bank card details and told to order it myself.


And how is your new Pinarello Dogma F12 working out for you? :wink:
by AndyK
18 Nov 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?

Thanks for the encouragement, Brucey. You have strengthened my resolve. :-) Spring #5 in your diagram is the one that had to be replaced. I guess I should start by looking at whether I installed that with the right tension, though I didn't think there was any way to alter it. The paddle assembly see...
by AndyK
18 Nov 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Veloce ergo lever intermittent problem - what am I missing?

The other week the lever return spring went 'sproing' on my Campagnolo Veloce 9-speed Ergopower lever (vintage 2007 or thereabouts, I think - Ultrashift anyway). So I ordered a new spring, dismantled the whole lever, cleaned it and put everything back together with the aid of the exploded parts diag...
by AndyK
15 Nov 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you dye Goretex?
Replies: 37
Views: 1722

Re: Can you dye Goretex?

Which synthetic fabrics can I dye? This is a trick question. The answer is: none. Synthetic fabrics cannot be dyed with either DYLON Dye – they just won’t hold the colour. In case you want to identify synthetic fibres (so you know what to avoid), some of the most common ones are: Goretex Lycra Nylo...
by AndyK
8 Nov 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lockit seatposts Kalloy
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Lockit seatposts Kalloy

never seen one in the flesh. It rather begs the question as to why it is that the would-be thief wouldn't just remove the whole seat pin instead of just the saddle...? cheers If I understand the OP, it's a bike lock and the seat post just provides a convenient way of transporting it. When you stop,...
by AndyK
8 Nov 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping
Replies: 50
Views: 1706

Re: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping

Riding comfortably on the drops the wrists are on the inside of the bar thus creating a downward force however slight. That doesn't sound very comfortable to me. Either your handlebars are far too wide or you're bending your hands back in a very awkward way, surely? I just tried this and the only w...
by AndyK
4 Nov 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 2857

Re: Trustee elections 2019

Well, I'll be. That was a nice surprise while we were on half-term holiday. Based on this and your previous post, I'm guessing that congratulations to your wife are in order. I shall look forward to meeting her. Full results of the vote are here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/docume...
by AndyK
30 Oct 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 2857

Re: Trustee elections 2019

Just a reminder that the deadline for voting in the trustee elections is 09:00 tomorrow, 31st October.