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by squeaker
14 Aug 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 121
Views: 8496

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

How do I let the riders of Velo South that the ride is not road closed but road shared? No motor vehicles allowed but cyclists and pedestrians will be allowed on the route . Safety of all is my concern and everyone going both ways is dangerous. (My bold) As the TTROs have yet to be published (AFAIK...
by squeaker
13 Aug 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN route 2 experience
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: NCN route 2 experience

The off-road, coastal bits between Worthing and Brighton (there are many on road sections too) will be busy due to the number of tourists wandering around (assuming sunny weather). Also I recall that some of the NCN2 through the New Forest is not road bike friendly in any shape or form, but that was...
by squeaker
12 Aug 2018, 9:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Higher top speeds may look impressive, but on a 'there and back' route most time is spent going uphill (where you are slowest) so to increase average speed you need to work on that aspect ;) I don't understand the bit about the seat not staying more reclined - can you post some photos of the attachm...
by squeaker
6 Aug 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Shimano Steps E6100 and Inter-5 Nexus
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Shimano Steps E6100 and Inter-5 Nexus

This 'new dedicated e-bike hub' gets a mention at the end of this intro to Shimano's latest e-drive . Never 'eard of it, but there was a 5-speed introduced 5 years ago if this MTBR forum post is to be believed ... Anyone know what makes it e-bike compatible? Higher torque capacity, some sort of shoc...
by squeaker
5 Aug 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 894

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

.... and there is no narrow track option which I think would be helpful for storage and for negotiating barriers. Can't say I really notice the difference in barrier clearance between my previous, narrow track, 'S' and my current Sprint (5cm wider track), especially as I seem to catch my Radical ba...
by squeaker
30 Jul 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?

The term “NMU” is another thing I object to. It lumps cyclists,pedestrians and equestrians as one group. Each group has separate needs, but it now seems convenient for “councils” to lump them all together. :evil: I disagree: we all tend to want the same thing ie travel routes free of motor traffic ...
by squeaker
29 Jul 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 894

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Should have said that I also have access to an old Trice 'T' (rear suspended), which I regard as a gentleman's touring tricycle :wink: Definitely more tippy than a Sprint, and less racy (in looks, as well as speed), the panniers stick out more (due to the splay on the rear rack to clear the rear sus...
by squeaker
29 Jul 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 894

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Would Sprint do for lightweight touring (bed and breakfasts etc rather than camping) ? Use would really be minor roads, bike trails, towpaths. Some of the trails can be a little rough but certainly not cross country ! This lady seemed to think a Sprint was OK ;) With 155mm cranks I find 24 / 34 (F ...
by squeaker
29 Jul 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet may actually have saved a life...
Replies: 51
Views: 1611

Re: Helmet may actually have saved a life...

... I don’t think that the urge to compel cycle helmet wearing springs from anti-cyclist attitudes, but from the modern obsession with perceived risks. Nowadays I frequently see large groups of junior- and younger - schoolkids. Whether having some sort of lesson in my local Waitrose (!) or visiting...
by squeaker
29 Jul 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?

What happened at the meeting? If that’s the crossing I think it is on theA27, then I wrote to the local council a little while ago even though it’s a considerable distance from me. It appears just a case of couldn’t care less about any user except motorised ones. Application deferred ie kicked down...
by squeaker
28 Jul 2018, 10:05am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 894

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Would have liked the Adventure with a 26 rear (ground clearance more than anything)... As in ground clearance for the rear mech with a 20" rear wheel? Unless going seriously off road, not a problem IME, and makes the trike noticeably more compact. Without rear suspension with a 20" wheel ...
by squeaker
21 Jul 2018, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 121
Views: 8496

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:“Short rolling road closures for the elite cyclists only”

What “elite cyclists”? :lol:
Er, those that arrive before the end of the closure? :roll:
by squeaker
19 Jul 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 121
Views: 8496

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - public presentation at Ashurst

See Chanctonbury CLC agenda - 6:15 to 6:55pm on Monday, 30 July 2018 at Ashurst Village Hall, BN44 3AP