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by botty
3 Jul 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Novice needing advice, please!
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Novice needing advice, please!

Lycra shorts are not a given. Use merino instead. Although these have to come from the USA they are worth every penny. I use a pair with a chamois insert daily. They last and suit me well.

https://www.kucharikclothing.com/wool-s ... 7pmqqpg1u7
by botty
3 Jul 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1033

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

What if you came off the bike?


What happens if you fall down the stairs at home? I think people have to be realistic of risk generally but especially during these times. Is the risk of falling from the bike more or less by riding within the lockdown area on busier roads/routes?
by botty
2 Jul 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: School run anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 1120

Re: School run anyone?

Average 1.6 mile to school for primary school pupils would appear easily walkable (if we would let them do so like I had to in my youth) and 3.6 miles is cyclable. It's just a mindset that needs changing. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file...
by botty
29 May 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rust rust rust
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: rust rust rust

When I was having my Swallow frame made there was one being finished where the owner had specified a paint job that looked exactly like rust.
by botty
27 Mar 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Covid 19 and Spitting
Replies: 58
Views: 2593

Re: Covid 19 and Spitting

it is necessary.


No it's not. Stop it!
by botty
17 Mar 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2194

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

Also, does the EU have the power to override national governments on this? I suspect not as the EU stays out of national health service provision (but that is opinion/guess as I don't know the control the EU has to force these issus through). What is the EU going to do if a country refuses? Send in...
by botty
2 Mar 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 182
Views: 9792

Re: Not guilty verdict for cyclist who caused death of a pedestrian

I've not seen the details but 2 things.
1) Even if the e bike had not been modified it could still have been ridden at more than 15mph
2) Bicycles can't exceed the speed limit as it does not apply to non-motorised vehicles
by botty
26 Feb 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Itching to do it
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: Itching to do it

Do it. See how you go, cut it short if it does not work out. What have you lost?
by botty
2 Feb 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds 631
Replies: 26
Views: 1602

Re: Reynolds 631

I've just taken delivery of a lugged 631 Mercian.
by botty
23 Jan 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?
Replies: 80
Views: 2539

Re: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?

Embrace the bling. This is my daily ride and I have a 1952 Holdsworth in the same colour
my bike.jpg
by botty
30 Oct 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

I've been a motorcyclist for 30+ years, a cyclist for the past 10 and a belated car driver recently. I would prefer cars to stay in the normal lane position OR move a little left. Don't try to accommodate people coming up your inside.
by botty
23 Sep 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin B12 dosage
Replies: 24
Views: 1294

Re: Vitamin B12 dosage

Taken from the British national formulary (what the NHS bases treatments on):

Vitamin B12 deficiency of dietary origin
By mouth
For Adult
50–150 micrograms daily, dose to be taken between meals.
by botty
17 Aug 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velocity Atlas touring rims
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Velocity Atlas touring rims

Sadly when I went back to pick up the bike with rebuilt wheels they had disposed of the rims..........
by botty
17 Aug 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycleur de luxe shoes
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Cycleur de luxe shoes

I really love my Cycleur de luxe shoes I bought as a distress purchase at a retro Ronde event a few years ago. Sadly they are reaching the end of their useful life. Their current 'crash' version appear to be closest to my current pair (unfortunate name that). Does anyone know of a UK source of these...