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by Philip Benstead
25 May 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bad braking set up
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Bad braking set up

Bad braking set up I recently need to make use of a Peugeot folder it been sitting in a bike shed since 2007 when lasted used by yours truly to get on the train to see the Tour De France in Kent. I am now using for some cycle training for a complete beginner who is 5 foot 2 in height. I check it ove...
by Philip Benstead
21 May 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle shops closing – bad timing now that cycling is going into a new golden age?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Cycle shops closing – bad timing now that cycling is going into a new golden age?

Cycle shops closing – bad timing now that cycling is going into a new golden age? Over the recent time many bike shops seem to closed. In the case of where I live in City of Westminster near to Victoria Street there used to be 4 cycle shops within easy walking distance, now there are none the neares...
by Philip Benstead
21 May 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre jumping off rim
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Tyre jumping off rim

Jdsk wrote:
Philip Benstead wrote:How should you store tyres and inner tubes?

Cool and dark.

Jonathan


Yes I know but many do not
by Philip Benstead
21 May 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre jumping off rim
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Tyre jumping off rim

To comment on my submission How should you store tyres and inner tubes? I once foolishly place a tyre against a hot radiator for long time the result the tyre become hard and inflexible. I would assume if left for many years it would become brittle. Likewise, if exposed to the strong sunlight UV rad...
by Philip Benstead
20 May 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre jumping off rim
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Tyre jumping off rim

Tyre jumping off rim A Raleigh bicycle 12 years old very low mileage. Tyre made from Nylon I am able remove tyre and inner tube together with ease without tyre leaver. Stored outside in bike shelter similar to https://www.urbanfab.com/products.php?p=77&type=10-Cycle-Eco-Shelter-with-Rack?utm_sou...
by Philip Benstead
20 May 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 1881

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Permanent appointment Appointment Details Cycling UK Job Title: CEO Job Reference:UAKAJA Closing Date: Monday 15 Jun 2020 https://www.saxbam.com/appointment/cycling-uk/?fbclid=IwAR3i7Ml8MNlyHGO71YUKlEVTZ1z4G1U_4alaEtCPhsOgt-pbrWs5zL3-DnY https://www.saxbam.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/UAKAJA-Cycli...
by Philip Benstead
14 May 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

We need more tree not fewer. Correction. You need more trees, we here in the Tamar Valley do not! :shock: May be you need them also https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news-room/media-releases/news-from-2019/news-from-october-2019/help-plant-the-forest-for-cornwall-and-fight-c...
by Philip Benstead
14 May 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

The tip is a major landmark and it would be sad if it grew over. The Tamar Valley is a World Heritage Site, and it needs preserving rather than growing over. It's bad enough that the damned trees are over-growing and spoiling the views and the light-levels. We don't need any more of them. Cut the l...
by Philip Benstead
14 May 2020, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

Walking the dog yesterday afternoon, I could see Devon Great Consoles quite well over in England and took this photo.IMG_0306.jpgThe arsenic still hasn't allowed anything to grow, and it's fairly typical of mining waste hereabouts, though this is the largest stretch by far. https://www.google.co.uk...
by Philip Benstead
12 May 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?

Given recent events have people views change on this question?
by Philip Benstead
1 Nov 2016, 12:00am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections
Replies: 57
Views: 20257

Re: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections

That is why membership is going down Is membership going down? Do you have the numbers? At my MGs AGM yesterday I heard that local members had gone up slightly, though that may not be the case elsewhere. member groups are converting to affillate groups since David Cox has been chair Some are and so...
by Philip Benstead
31 Oct 2016, 11:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections
Replies: 57
Views: 20257

Re: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections

Would anybody bother to turn-up to an AGM if they realised that the decisions made there can be and are ignored just a few weeks after they were made ? I went to the last one, it was on my doorstep so it seemed rude not to, plus I knew there'd be a decent buffet :wink: I didn't do a head count, the...
by Philip Benstead
31 Oct 2016, 11:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections
Replies: 57
Views: 20257

Re: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections

Do those members that spend their time and money going to these AGMs appreciate that what they decide there is irrelevant and that the organisation just does what it wants irrespective of the decisions they contribute towards ? Would anybody bother to turn-up to an AGM if they realised that the dec...
by Philip Benstead
31 Oct 2016, 11:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections
Replies: 57
Views: 20257

Re: An update on Cycling UK's Board of Trustees' elections

Do those members that spend their time and money going to these AGMs appreciate that what they decide there is irrelevant and that the organisation just does what it wants irrespective of the decisions they contribute towards ? Would anybody bother to turn-up to an AGM if they realised that the dec...