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by MikeF
15 Feb 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Handlebar Tape

This could be your set up - the tops ought to be near enough level and the hoods set so you can reach them comfortably. The whole thing may be too long or too low for you - I.e. shift the saddle forward. Conider a riser stem. Unless the OEM tape is really poor and your gloves are made from emery, t...
by MikeF
15 Feb 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Handlebar Tape

Mick F wrote:
Vetus Ossa wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Well the tape in the top photo has been put on backwards!


I disagree

I agree and disagree.
The drops are correct, but the tops are wrong.
It looks like the drops and the tops have been wrapped separately.
I think you're right. Drops look OK.
by MikeF
15 Feb 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 67
Views: 2930

Re: Train reservations

One of the lower hassle routes I think. No restriction on afternoon trains from Brighton or to St Pancras mentioned on https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/travel-information/on-board/bringing-a-bike - is it still restricted? Thameslink's new Desiro trains have more bike spaces than before and Souther...
by MikeF
14 Feb 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 67
Views: 2930

Re: Train reservations

Anyone got any info regarding South East trains & bike carriage?? Looking to disembark the Newhaven ferry on an August mid afternoon (15.30 ish) & get upto London to catch the Caledonian Sleeper (21:00 ish) Not enough time to cycle it so will have to use the train. I believe it goes via Bri...
by MikeF
11 Feb 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass by rail replacement bus
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Close pass by rail replacement bus

All that should be necessary to identify the offender is time and place - they will be running to a timetable so narrowing down the actual vehicle/driver should not be that difficult - just report it and follow up accordingly. Might not be so easy, a train with a couple of hundred passengers would ...
by MikeF
11 Feb 2019, 1:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: London cycle parking security

That's a worrying experience.
"London" can describe an enormous area. Was this in central London?
by MikeF
10 Feb 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Raising the Standards of walking and cycling in Scotland

From what I've seen where Sustrans has been involved is that implementation of their cycling schemes seem to be always poor. However as that is the body that councils usually consult, it seems councils think they are providing good facilities, when it's often rubbish. Perhaps someone can prove me wr...
by MikeF
8 Feb 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Fat bike or Dually?
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

Re: Fat bike or Dually?

I am shopping for a specialty bike. I want to use it to ride on river beds, with sand, loose gravel and rocks. Several bike shops have recommended the dual suspension 27.5+, but I keep getting drawn to the fatty. Watching videos online it seems to be what I am looking for. Any input would be apprec...
by MikeF
8 Feb 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

maxglide wrote:I dislike taking my tourer unintentionally 'off road' on 32c tyres. I feel it's cruel & unusual punishment on the rims.
:? :? What happens to the rims?
by MikeF
7 Feb 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange terious headsets
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Tange terious headsets

Just as an update to this. I replaced the Tange headset with a Hope at the weekend. The Hope is so much better and really makes my Spa Ti audax feel its full value. Fitting was relatively easy, the only issue was removing the crown race where I chipped some paint. Thanks for the advice here and on ...
by MikeF
7 Feb 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3256

Re: Single Pannier on the left or the right ?

Its actually a fallacy that cyclists can use only one pannier. If you were to try, you'd unbalance the bike so much that you would fall off. :D (or so some non-cyclists seem to think judging by the questions I have been asked for being asymmetrically laden) Agreed. For what you would normally put i...
by MikeF
7 Feb 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to road cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: New to road cycling

Nidge wrote:Just getting into cycling, which bike should I go for, specialized Allez, or the new triban 500RC

What do you mean by "Just getting into cycling"?
You can use any bike you like to cycle on roads. :wink:
by MikeF
5 Feb 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Burkean moment for transport
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Re: A Burkean moment for transport

It's all very well saying that the future is electric cars, but if those cars are the size of today's cars then a lot of electrical energy will have to be supplied from somewhere. I'm not sure any technology will overcome that. I don't think he has looked at the sums. :wink:
by MikeF
5 Feb 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road
Replies: 30
Views: 3274

Re: It's far too dangerous to cycle on the road

I'm not sure of the definition of a road, but even in the 1835 Highways Act roads were classed as highways together with other highways; each type of highway was not defined. "“road”— (a) in England and Wales, means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access, and...