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by lescargo
2 Jul 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted (very) small Audax bike
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Wanted (very) small Audax bike

How urgent is this? Perhaps you can save eventual cost by avoiding going for "very small". I was reluctant, (seeing how mine grew so quickly) 40 years ago, to spend on small frame for elder of my lads. I got round it by inverting a TRADITIONAL saddle clip on standard seat pin so that it si...
by lescargo
23 Jun 2020, 9:47pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: County Durham cyclists
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: County Durham cyclists

pm me -for contact with active ctc member at Lanchester.
He has agreed that I can forward his number.
Graham is 67, perhaps fair to say he is a mountaineer with a bike.
Pleasant, interesting man--"just along the line"
by lescargo
17 May 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3334

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Peter Owens (twinned with John Bercow?) read the topic title!! Cycling deaths X 2 HALFORDS Bike sales X 2 Co-incidence? Not the faintest idea of statistics A} death corona infection on public transport against B]"new cyclist" fatalities? Tragic that B die while avoiding A. Is the NATIONAL ...
by lescargo
14 May 2020, 10:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3334

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Punishment is the only answer!! I accept, yes it could make a difference IF APPLIED PROPORTIONATLEY. But, cyclist v motorist it never happens. 20% drivers never rode a bike. February I sat through trial "causing death through careless driving" Driver not guilty. after quote BBC news-80 yea...
by lescargo
14 May 2020, 12:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3334

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Bmblbzzz wrote "Too late then etc" So what might CTC do to reduce/prevent some of these fatalities, now and in future? It's official now! The pm is saying if you can; ride your bike to work!! But doesn't mention it can, evidently, be dangerous!! Can we now have Mr Tuohy daily on national t...
by lescargo
6 May 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Xenon broken left hand paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Xenon broken left hand paddle

Have , good condition, pair 9sp. XENON brifters.; * original inners still in L/H lever.
Note * NEVER,EVER use SHIMANO inners on CAMPAG brifters!!
If you want them,@ £30 + postage pm. me your address then I can post them.
by lescargo
5 Apr 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Returning subscription allocation to HQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2332

Re: Returning subscription allocation to HQ

Andy, Apologies for script format. Not Mischief. I have recently had two cataracts done but am unable to get new,corrected glasses in present times. For large print I did this in "word" -then copied to ctc site. last week I did long text in 150% print then much of it got chopped off in tra...
by lescargo
5 Apr 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Returning subscription allocation to HQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2332

Re: Returning subscription allocation to HQ

Andy, thank you for responding to my questions about Alex Cuppleditch’s request that our member group effectively return our 2020 subscription allowance to HQ. “so we can urgently deploy the funds elsewhere”. You established that the request was posted to all MG secretaries, provided section of his ...
by lescargo
30 Mar 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Returning subscription allocation to HQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2332

Returning subscription allocation to HQ

I might be posting this query on wrong page; moderator redirect if needed PLEASE. Recently our Tyneside and Northumberland Member group had a request from Alex Cuppleditch, head of volunteering at Cotterel House that "in these very tough times" " return our subscription allocation asa...
by lescargo
30 Mar 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless
Replies: 157
Views: 4728

Re: how to tell a galvanised spoke from stainless

Thank you for your kind offer. Have to confess, suggestion was "tongue in cheek". In 1977 at an interview for job as Electrician on Offshore Drilling rig I was asked by what turned out to be a very clever American Electrical superintendent-: How would you identify stainless steel? I replie...
by lescargo
25 Mar 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes - best place to buy?
Replies: 54
Views: 1624

Re: Spokes - best place to buy?

Spokes ?
Will pm with phone number of retired Bike shop owner.
I think he still has quite a selection.
by lescargo
12 Mar 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 132
Views: 5658

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

Mick, dare I ask? Who is picking up the bill for this upgrade? Surely you have looked at Bikes for Sale? It seems to me there is a continual stream of members recycling good bike bargains here. Don't know your view but I see good potential inexpensive options on current site even now, something with...
by lescargo
10 Mar 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving
Replies: 52
Views: 2158

Re: Petition : Call for 3 points + £100 fine for NOT using indicators when driving

The law does not require use of Indicator????? But there is an offence -*driving without due consideration for other road users?? A "Moving traffic offence" so same potential sentencing for "Due care and Attention". * only time I've known this applied was incident of young lady i...
by lescargo
23 Feb 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Jacket with Large Zip?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Cycling Jacket with Large Zip?

Sticking zips on bikewear? Can't completely solve problem but might help with my treatment to extend the fragile life of overshoes zips. Helps if lubed with GT85 or Wd40/ synthetic silicon lube. How? without spraying your jacket/etc. Spray some into can top then apply to both side of closed zip with...