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by pjclinch
17 Jun 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: OVO race - road defect causes crash
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: OVO race - road defect causes crash

The above serious points aside, I think worth saying that getting this race longer and hillier has improved it considerably. Earlier editions were somewhat hamstrung by logistical limitations but its really starting to come in to its own now. Pothole inspection team perhaps excepted, Chapeau! to all...
by pjclinch
17 Jun 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 30
Views: 536

Re: WHite lines - whitewash

My own view is similar: what's needed is heavy-duty policing of motoring crime so that the existing and very adequate cycling infrastructure known as "the roads" are felt to be safe and actually are safe for the cyclists (and pedestrians; and horse riders; and even the cats, dogs and hedg...
by pjclinch
17 Jun 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 30
Views: 536

Re: WHite lines - whitewash

PS, writing to Chris Grayling is like talking to the wall the man doesn't give a toss for cycling like all the transport secs before him. Perhaps more to the point, since this is Failing Gryling we're talking about, I don't think Peter & Jane have introduced words like "infrastructure"...
by pjclinch
17 Jun 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

thirdcrank wrote:The old jokes are always the best


I think you mean "oldest"
by pjclinch
16 Jun 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

I feel strongly about this process because two or three years ago I dropped my objection to a 100% synthetic tent and the whole tent market was suddenly opened up to me and the choice went from just two tents to several thousands in a bewildering variety of types, prices and configurations. Working...
by pjclinch
16 Jun 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

It remains the case that tents are inherently compromises and you can't have everything you want. So I like a nice taught inner but I also like a nice big inner... the first favours a geodesic and the second a tunnel, so which one do I want? It's not clear cut, and in practise there will be some set...
by pjclinch
16 Jun 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike conversion kit
Replies: 24
Views: 3390

Re: Trike conversion kit

KM2 wrote:Ever considered something like a Hase Ketwiesel? Comfy seat and balance problems solved.


I was going to suggest this too. It resizes easily for taller riders, and being German tends to make freer assumptions about values of "tall". They're a good mix of fun and practical.

Pete.
by pjclinch
16 Jun 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

So they really chose to go with brown shorts all by themselves? :shock: That's another one straight over my head. The shorts are brown as you say, but I''ve missed the "all by themselves bit." In other circumstances I might have played along by standing at the roadside in soigneur mode wi...
by pjclinch
16 Jun 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

So they really chose to go with brown shorts all by themselves? :shock:
by pjclinch
15 Jun 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 33
Views: 973

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Interestingly my son at one time had hydraulic rim brakes, made by Magura I think. Boy do the rims wear quick with those! My recumbent tourer has them (HS-33s). Has had them a long time. I don't notice the rims wearing any quicker than when it had Vs. I do find the braking a lot more responsive and...
by pjclinch
15 Jun 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

Our main touring tent is the Kaitum 3, selected with the following wish-list: No more than 3 Kgs (ours is 3 on the nose, current models weigh a bit more as they use heavier pegs and thicker guys) At least 1.40 wide inner throughout sitting height through the whole inner double doors/porches porches...
by pjclinch
15 Jun 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

Re: "vehicular cyclist" being a negative term these days... It depends. If you are using the techniques taught by e.g. Bikeability Level 3, Cyclecraft etc. to get where you're going then that's vehicular cycling, you are being a vehicular cyclist, and that's generally a Good Thing . If you...
by pjclinch
15 Jun 2019, 7:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

I don't think you're wrong to suggest that's what it should be, but I think you're being quite naive if you think it's something you're genuinely likely to find. Marketing relies on pushing the boundaries what can be said to their limits. Or do you think that, for example, if you wear a Goretex coa...
by pjclinch
14 Jun 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 63
Views: 1939

Re: Cyclecraft

I'm rather irritated at having a massive image laughing at me for simply suggesting that the book should stick to the truth, but I suspect it means that I touched a nerve pointing out that Cyclecraft is overhyped and doesn't do what is claimed. No, you're being laughed at for believing marketing of...
by pjclinch
14 Jun 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds
Replies: 60
Views: 1655

Re: Tent for exposed areas maybe highish winds

I think what doesn't come through always on threads like these is that most tents nowadays fit into one category or another - it's pretty difficult to break the mould (until or unless someone does). The manufacturers don't help as they group their tents by range (i.e. price/quality) rather than by ...