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by MikeF
26 Jan 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New 9 speed "STI" things
Replies: 29
Views: 1266

Re: New 9 speed "STI" things

Interesting. I make no comment about quality . Description of shift sounds a bit like SRAM Double tap. Might suit some one keeping 9 speed going. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SENSAH-STI-2-9-Shifter-Brake-Lever-Derailleur-For-Shimano-Claris-Sora-Road-Bike/303401326100?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002 From China
by MikeF
19 Jan 2020, 10:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

I see you've been researching whilst I was typing and correctly concluded that it's an offence in law to cycle on a footway, as quoted on the sign. The sign actually says footpath, which is incorrect. You are correct, but I don't think there are any public footpaths in Lambeth although there might ...
by MikeF
18 Jan 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pedal bearing designs and morons writing about them
Replies: 50
Views: 2101

Re: pedal bearing designs and morons writing about them

I bought some very expensive Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals with stainless everything and one snapped on me , but only after several hundred miles of struggling with a fickle engagement procedure that was less predictable than Shimano. "Stainless Steel" is not good for everything, but only s...
by MikeF
18 Jan 2020, 10:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

The utility cyclist wrote:But I thought ancient cycling 'laws' were out of date,
Laws only only "out of date" when they are repealed. :wink:
by MikeF
18 Jan 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pedal bearing designs and morons writing about them
Replies: 50
Views: 2101

Re: pedal bearing designs and morons writing about them

I bought some very expensive Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals with stainless everything and one snapped on me , but only after several hundred miles of struggling with a fickle engagement procedure that was less predictable than Shimano. "Stainless Steel" is not good for everything, but only s...
by MikeF
18 Jan 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Hastings route
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: London to Hastings route

I think London to Hastings is quite a challenge to find a good route. London to Eastbourne might be easier. Well once you start to get near Eastbourne (but not as far as) the route is then essentially flat to Hastings - which is rather welcome for the final run in after the earlier climbs. Tom, if ...
by MikeF
18 Jan 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1430

Re: Gloves for cycling

Oldjohnw wrote:Whatever the choose, the wisdom here is, apparently, to make sure that they are black! :D
Mine are black, but they have reflective strips on the back. Hopefully they shine in motorists' headlights when I'm signalling at night.
by MikeF
13 Jan 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Hastings route
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: London to Hastings route

I think London to Hastings is quite a challenge to find a good route. London to Eastbourne might be easier.
by MikeF
13 Jan 2020, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London to Hastings route
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: London to Hastings route

Steve wrote:I always start planning routes with OS maps, available on Streetmap.co.uk

And also Bing Maps which allows you an aerial view as well.
by MikeF
13 Jan 2020, 7:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

...... Also it's only on one side of the road. Yes, that is something that bothers me about cycle facilities sometimes, having to cross the road to get to them. It's not only that, passing oncoming cyclists and pedestrians with them on the right and fast motor traffic on the left and with the poten...
by MikeF
11 Jan 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Maybe it has helped a bit. New "facilities" in my nearest town aren't all to my taste, taking cyclists on a convoluted and slow passage around roundabouts that I would normally do on-road in seconds, but I don't see any really daft examples among the newer stuff. Sounds like the usual daf...
by MikeF
11 Jan 2020, 9:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Facility of the Month?
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Cycle Facility of the Month?

Maybe it has helped a bit. New "facilities" in my nearest town aren't all to my taste, taking cyclists on a convoluted and slow passage around roundabouts that I would normally do on-road in seconds, but I don't see any really daft examples among the newer stuff. Sounds like the usual daf...
by MikeF
11 Jan 2020, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 2054

Re: Dogs

Dogs don't think of cyclists. Not always. I regularly ride a section of shared use path and don't usually have problems that others are having. Some dog owners call their dogs to their side with the offer of a "treat" when I'm approaching. One day a dog spotted me well before the owner an...
by MikeF
8 Jan 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

And again"In 2016, 108 pedestrians were seriously injured by a bicycle", again, statement that is actually false, this distorts the truth in terms of who is at fault when a pedestrian gets hurt, there's no mention of at fault pedestrians when a cyclist gets hurt, why not? Where does it me...
by MikeF
7 Jan 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 64
Views: 2775

Re: Crank length

True. But shorter cranks make the effort (the amount of force you have to push on the pedals) greater for the same gear at the same speed. That will tend to make it feel like a higher gear. Yes. Shorter cranks do increase the effort needed. But longer cranks require a larger circumference of peddli...