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by AndyK
20 Oct 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 31
Views: 1211

Re: Price of Chains

By contrast the entry point price for 11-speed chains has been going down. The going rate for a SRAM PC-1110 from the usual online suspects is now around a tenner. Economy of scale. There are more 11 speed setups requiring chains now, so they make more, and the price reduces. Yup. Though I doubt 11...
by AndyK
19 Oct 2020, 11:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Barmouth Viaduct temporary closures

Should replace Llangollen bridge in the seven wonders of wales poem! I always feel that when you get to the middle, stop and look up the estuary, you are looking at Wales in all her majesty. There is no finer view. "There is no better walk than from Barmouth to Dolgellau other than from Dolgel...
by AndyK
19 Oct 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 31
Views: 1211

Re: Price of Chains

By contrast the entry point price for 11-speed chains has been going down. The going rate for a SRAM PC-1110 from the usual online suspects is now around a tenner.
by AndyK
19 Oct 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR position on new Disc bike
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: QR position on new Disc bike

As far as I know, this was a problem specific to certain brands and models of bikes built up to and including 2015, and led to a major recall (first by Trek, then by 16 other manufacturers). I haven't seen anything to suggest that it's a current risk on new bikes. https://www.bikeradar.com/news/17-b...
by AndyK
19 Oct 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Covid tier 3
Replies: 25
Views: 970

Re: Covid tier 3

... Also worth noting that in Very High areas, "If you are travelling, you must only do so with members of your household or support bubble" - where the word "must" indicates a legal compulsion. So for instance in Lancashire, hopping in the car with a friend to drive to the Fore...
by AndyK
18 Oct 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Covid tier 3
Replies: 25
Views: 970

Re: Covid tier 3

Is there any legal advice on whether those in a very high tier 3 area are allowed to cycle out of their area? You are advised not to, but it is not illegal. Also worth noting that in Very High areas, "If you are travelling, you must only do so with members of your household or support bubble&q...
by AndyK
17 Oct 2020, 11:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 143
Views: 6463

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Sadly this is why I will not be joining the CUK. In my a club is there to fight for cycling improvements and opportunities and not to reduce or restrict members individual rights or opportunities. The are plenty of other organisations fighting for a better environment and I laud them. Nobody is try...
by AndyK
17 Oct 2020, 11:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 143
Views: 6463

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

<SNIP> Now it is CUK policy to discourage flying I assume all Trustees and CUK staff will no longer fly. If they do it could be seen as hypocrisy. It's policy "to reduce the promotion of holiday flights". That's very different from what you said. Nice attempt at trolling, Phil, but no cig...
by AndyK
14 Oct 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20
Replies: 49
Views: 2554

Re: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20

The description for the lights say ". Lights to be used in line with road vehicle lighting regulations" so I guess they're not K marked and so not sufficient to make you legally lit on their own. Shame. I wish they'd take a page from lidl's book. I have a couple of sets of these lights an...
by AndyK
13 Oct 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Be Seen lights
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Be Seen lights

jimlews wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:I see they do lights for rowing boats. I'm not tempted to have a punt.
:lol:

Very much enjoyed your pun(t), "thirdcrank".

TC never can resist sticking his oar in. :D
by AndyK
13 Oct 2020, 1:59am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 86
Views: 3549

Re: King Alfreds Way - Hotel/Pub to Hotel/pub

Hi All, We're newbies, and 50 something, softy non-campers.. looking to do the King Alfreds Way (probably next spring now) staying in decent pub style accommodation at something like 30 mile intervals to "circumnavigate" in 6 nights... I'm a bit surprised there's nothing on the web about ...
by AndyK
12 Oct 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted work stand - any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Wall mounted work stand - any good?

Cyclo does a modular workstand - you buy the main clamp arm, then buy one or more mouints to go with it: a folding tripod stand, a bolt-down floor mount, a bench mount or a wall mount. The clamp attaches by quick release lever so it's easy to move it between different mounts (or put it out in the mo...
by AndyK
12 Oct 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4869

Re: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020

re:- 2 abrest cycling. Why is the advice to single up when going round a bend? If it's to allow a motorist approaching from the rear to get past, that is illogical because a motorist shouldn't be overtaking on a bend. If it's because a motorist approaching from the rear 'won't see us' after the ben...
by AndyK
7 Oct 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Trustee Elections 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: CTC Trustee Elections 2020

Andy K, you said: "The committee would have preferred to have more candidates to offer, but... well. I will not say anything specific about this year's applicants, but..." BUT: the voting paper said you had "a significant number of high quality applications". Both statements can...
by AndyK
7 Oct 2020, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How bright is too bright
Replies: 40
Views: 1385

Re: How bright is too bright

That's fair enough. If my lights were set up in a way that I blinded people then I'd want to know about it, after all the next on coming road user may not decide to stop and blunder on regardless When I get confronted by one of these while I'm cycling, I generally throw one arm across my eyes and s...