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by AndyK
13 Aug 2019, 11:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2682

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: 2682

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: 2682

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: 2682

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: 2682

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: 2896

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: 0
Views: 1603

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
by AndyK
26 Jul 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2896

Re: Topeak Pocket Rocket

NUKe, I'd prefer a push on pump as I've had recent trouble with unscrewing valve cores. 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 fe...
by AndyK
25 Jul 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2896

Re: Topeak Pocket Rocket

I've had a Pocket Rocket on my winter road bike for years and it's reliable and effective and can get a 23mm/25mm tyre to adequate pressure, which is the most you can ask of a road-bike mini pump. But. It's designed for high-pressure, narrow-diameter road tyres. Its narrow barrel means you can get t...
by AndyK
20 Jul 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin or Wahoo ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Garmin or Wahoo ?

if I plan a route on RideWithGPS on my computer, can I download the route to the Wahoo with a cable connected to my computer or do I have to use my phone to download it? .... same applies to my rides.... do I have to upload to Strava using WiFi and my phone or can I download it with a cable connect...
by AndyK
1 Jun 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK conference and agm
Replies: 15
Views: 3814

Re: Cycling UK conference and agm

https://www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek perhaps it could have been a date outside of bike week? starting at 4.00 pm seems bit late. It's the final event on the day's agenda - the idea was to get people (members and non-members) to come along for the volunteer day, then those who aren't Cycling UK member...
by AndyK
31 May 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

gaz wrote:Burley Solo some eighteen years ago without a buggy conversion kit. Used for the swimming pool,

:shock: Er... I don't think they float, do they?
by AndyK
31 May 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK conference and agm
Replies: 15
Views: 3814

Re: Cycling UK conference and agm

Does anyone know if this is in addition to the Autumn get together that's been run for the last few years (Under several names) or instead of? I've attended and enjoyed all the Autumn ones which have been making their way North - Warwick>Birmingham>Manchester>Harrogate. If this is the only one this...
by AndyK
28 May 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK conference and agm
Replies: 15
Views: 3814

Re: Cycling UK conference and agm

I'll be there.
Andy (Cycling UK trustee)

Details here, by the way: https://www.cyclinguk.org/event/cycling ... ation-2019
by AndyK
28 May 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old bicycle book PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Old bicycle book PDF

Excellent! :D Really good little book! :D Reading the bit about Lighting-up Time, it seems at odds from what I understand about the law now. Yes, LuT is one hour after sunset for motor vehicles, but bicycles must be lit at sunset. I'm sure I read this on the forum somewhere. Not quite: motor vehicl...