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by MikeF
17 Feb 2018, 11:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Surrey Hills
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Surrey Hills

Always been a bit skeptical of what people say about these but road it today and it was FANTASTIC https://www.strava.com/activities/1411779280/analysis OK of course the weather was great so a lot were out and it was great to see and the car drivers, no issue apart from one idiot ! But it is great t...
by MikeF
16 Feb 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

You can have 'road' and 'pavement' (carriageway and footway) or a road without pavements (I assume this means it is a shared space?). But even a footpath is, legally, a road... I'm not sure if a road is legally defined. “ road ”— (a) in England and Wales, means any length of highway or of any other...
by MikeF
16 Feb 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

FWIW, i changed the cantis on my galaxy to Vs and tektro levers. Best braking i've ever had on a drop bar bike, and i found the hoods comfortable too. Me too! +1 My Tektro hoods I find very comfortable. Shimano could take lessons. :wink: Mini V on the front canti on the rear. Rear brake provides li...
by MikeF
16 Feb 2018, 2:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

In any case, the legal definition of road is any public right of way. You can have 'road' and 'pavement' (carriageway and footway) or a road without pavements (I assume this means it is a shared space?). But even a footpath is, legally, a road... I'm not sure if a road is legally defined. Public Hi...
by MikeF
16 Feb 2018, 10:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

I occasionally have this. On one occasion I moved to the left as I saw another approaching so that I was cycling very close to left of the path leaving plenty of space on my right, but the other cyclist was obviously determined to pass on my left so much so he cycled through the long grass, brambles...
by MikeF
15 Feb 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Cycle ways ( in London ) are a waste of Space?

Depends on location. A plan to build an on road segregated facility in my area was rejected. Rightly so in my opinion. The road is currently safe to cycle . The new facility would have reduced road capacity in a place where cyclists are 1% of users. I don't know the road referred to, but is that yo...
by MikeF
15 Feb 2018, 10:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The 'tragedy' of black boxes...
Replies: 28
Views: 1075

Re: The 'tragedy' of black boxes...

The "tragedy" (note the quotes) is the antisocial behaviour reigned in by the forced obedience of the speed limit. You've lost me, still don't understand where the tragedy is, we must have different definitions of the word. Tragedy was in quotes. Those youngsters "suffered" beca...
by MikeF
12 Feb 2018, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CyclingUK - New journey planner
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: CyclingUK - New journey planner

West Sussex County Council has this making it appear that this is WSCC produced when it's simply a link to cyclestreets. I think I prefer cycle.travel, but even Google Maps give cycle routes. It's often useful to compare what different sites produce. Kent County Council has this , which delivers it...
by MikeF
12 Feb 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CyclingUK - New journey planner
Replies: 13
Views: 639

Re: CyclingUK - New journey planner

I've always used the Ordnance Survey. Anything within 150 miles of home that I travel to regularly I know the route - and variations - by heart now after all these years. But what about the ones you don't travel regularly? With cycle.streets you can put in your own route or compare variations or wh...
by MikeF
12 Feb 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting
Replies: 59
Views: 2523

Re: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting

One often overlooked factor, IMO, in the 'straight bar v drops' decision is the angle of the hands when gripping the bars. I have a history of hand pain and when I was referred to 'the hand man' he advised that I avoid using straight bars on bicycles and motorcycles, and pick swept back bars instea...
by MikeF
12 Feb 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting
Replies: 59
Views: 2523

Re: Awful braking ability after expensive bicycle fitting

My hands are average but my fingers are short and stubby. I never get on with STIs anything like as well as Ergos, and the newer ones seem worse if anything, but they can be improved somewhat by adding the reach adjusting shims. I also have relatively short fingers, and I think hand size and finger...
by MikeF
11 Feb 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ‘That’s not right...’
Replies: 70
Views: 3287

Re: ‘That’s not right...’

You should't compare per inhabitant, how about per individual who cycles at all because that is the true value isn't it? Actually it's 85km per inhabitant as of 2106 but only 12% of the population cycle once per week even if for a very short distance so that brings it to 708km per person who actual...
by MikeF
11 Feb 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle shop websites . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Cycle shop websites . . . .

Here's one I like: http://www.beaumontbicycle.com/ And another: http://pilgrim-cycles.co.uk/ AFAICS neither is selling anything on-line. The OP's friend should be able to have a very personalised website that emphasises her/his knowledge, expertise and customer service rather than the slickest prod...
by MikeF
11 Feb 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle shop websites . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Cycle shop websites . . . .

deliquium wrote:Not sure if this website example is helpful or not?

https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/

I like it. His service is great and the lack of bulls**t/gloss appeals to me. The products, prices, up to date stock info, speedy dispatch, etc etc are all good too

That is a good website.
by MikeF
10 Feb 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Chris Boardman report - Made to Move
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Chris Boardman report - Made to Move

Nice to see the cost of doing nothing taken into consideration. Since Sadiq Khan has been mayor does anyone know if anything happened about cycling and walking facilities in London apart from proposing to ban cycling along Oxford Street? Has anything been constructed that wasn't a Boris initiative? ...