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by wjhall
22 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What sort of bike for my iffy knees?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: What sort of bike for my iffy knees?

those three bike types are primarily differentiated by.... .... If you want to buy a lightweight machine OTP and have options for really low gears. something like a Spa Audax bike can be fitted with low gearing as an option from the start. cheers Problem is, apart from the hint of light and fast an...
by wjhall
16 Dec 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: LEJOG by Cicerone Route (Entire) 2019 Reflections & Advice

My wife & I completed an self supported trip in June 2019 using the Cicerone route exclusively ... ... I hope I can provide some 'pay back' to the forum by sharing my own thoughts & advice via my blog & diary here: https://through-the-lens.exposure.co/lands-end-to-john-ogroats-by-bike?s...
by wjhall
3 Dec 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8035

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The first design flaw in the cycleway is that it does not have a 1 metre verge from the kerb, providing proper separation from the motor carriageway. Apart from its own advantages this would avoid this additional post problem. For a newly built cycleway this has a remarkable resemblance to the tradi...
by wjhall
11 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2954

Re: What's your average speed?

I... My pleasure is the ride, the views, the coffee. ...9mph. Likewise, average speed for a round trip seems to be 14.5 km/h irrespective of wind, temperature, hills, how energetic I feel, possibly because I generally tend to let my feet follow the pedals round, rather then use them to propel the p...
by wjhall
11 Nov 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 23
Views: 942

Re: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy

I have converted a ladies Galaxy from the 80s successively to straight, then butterfly bars for one rider and then back to drop bars, for a different rider, using a new stem for the non-drop bars, so it can be done without too much difficulty. The last conversion also included a triple chainset, wit...
by wjhall
11 Nov 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 19002

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

The Raleigh ad is one from Ireland; the address is one in Dublin. ...? cheers The small print right at the bottom appears to say it was published by or for the Garda Siochana, which explains the uniform, probably closer to the twentieth century military tunic than English police uniforms of the tim...
by wjhall
10 Nov 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: 'London Bridge City' "clamping" bikes

.... There's some theoretical debate, for example, about whether you could stop and have a picnic on a public footpath in the countryside, because that's not walking. As far as I know it's never been put to the test (in court), and probably never will be .... Never been tested, possibly because the...
by wjhall
6 Nov 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

In the same way that I would not use the A38 outside I Bristol ... WJH Agreed if you ar.... If I wanted to not go through Bristol I would choose. BBBA.jpg or I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw Kingsweston Lane on the route, and was even more puzzled when I realised that the planner had taken ...
by wjhall
1 Nov 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

[.... Follow the A38 towards Bristol. Many ways SW to avoid Bristol city centre, but you need to end up on the A38 heading for Bridgwater. From there, it's Taunton, Wellington and Tiverton..... This bit continues to puzzle me. If you are using the A38 north and south of Bristol, which I would not, ...
by wjhall
23 Oct 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What LED lights for AXA HR Traction bottle dynamo?
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: What LED lights for AXA HR Traction bottle dynamo?

I assume that LED dynamo lights generally have been designed to draw the currents at 6 V that can be supplied by dynamos from the filament bulb era, but the obvious answer to your question is to ask the manufacturer, or strictly, the supplier. I have an AXA-HR driving a 30 Lux B&M Upp-N. Paired ...
by wjhall
23 Oct 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

The community shop cafe at Oldbury-on-Severn. Tea, coffee, cake, sandwiches, pasties, with indoor and outdoor seating. Mon-Fri all day. Saturday until 1400. Local honey and other groceries.
by wjhall
8 Aug 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If these are actually "traffic lights"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: If these are actually "traffic lights"?

The wording of the TSGRD (1) does confirm that the red cycle symbol in these lamps is a compulsory stop. They are one of a group of four options, nos 3 to 4 in the traffic symbol group nos 1 to 4, to which the general traffic rule "...prohibition that vehicular traffic must not proceed..."...
by wjhall
8 Jul 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 42
Views: 2662

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

... I would have thought that a basic hybrid would be the ideal starting bike, reasonably comfortable, able to handle a wide variety of surfaces, a wide range of gearing and used for shopping, commuting etc especially if fitted with rack/panniers etc. They are probably cheaper and more robust plus ...
by wjhall
21 Jun 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

Re: Priority to on coming traffic with cycle lane - how does this work?

It looks as if there is danger from behind also, if traffic swings out to the middle of the road, then pulls back in .... Agreed, if this had been designed to allow cyclists to pass through the priority marking then it should have had the cycle lanes on both sides continuing behind long islands to ...
by wjhall
20 Jun 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2754

Re: Cyclecraft

http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/ .... JF was also an expert witness ..... My recollection,... Yes, JF was at the trail where he was convicted. At the appeal the case was chucked out before the defence witnesses got to say anything.....some might suggest that this was on account of having a judge who un...