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by Grandad
16 Apr 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Third party insurance for e-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Third party insurance for e-bikes

I've had a look at my Home Contents policy. The section that provides Third Party cover for accidents caused by family members living at the insured address excludes, among other things, motor vehicles. The definition of motor vehicles specifically excludes "electrically assisted pedal cycles t...
by Grandad
16 Apr 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Third party insurance for e-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Third party insurance for e-bikes

Does the Third Party insurance that is included in CUK and BC membership include cover for e-bikes?
by Grandad
12 Apr 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath Spa traffic debate
Replies: 29
Views: 874

Re: Bath Spa traffic debate

Probably not on the same scale but Maidstone has a similar problem with traffic from the south travelling north to join the M20. A bypass has been needed for years but when the Borough Council gets to the point of taking the Kent County Council to court over a dispute about who pays for it then it w...
by Grandad
8 Apr 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1306

Re: Favourite local climbs

For me it’s the Isle of Skye road between Greenfield and Holmfirth.Much better climb than it’s better known neighbour Holme Moss


Trying to work this out - can't find Greenfield or Holmfirth on the Isle of Skye, nor Holme Moss. Is there another isle of Skye somewhere else :)
by Grandad
7 Apr 2019, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1306

Re: Favourite local climbs

A ride along the Greensand Ridge in Kent that I used to be able to do back in the days....
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/5752.

There are a few more hills to the east of Ulcombe that could be added on.
by Grandad
2 Apr 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 66
Views: 5628

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

At 83 I am the oldest non e-bike rider in our club oldies group. We have other none e-bikers and the power assisted ones do not attempt to force the pace so it's all very comfortable. Anticipating the inevitability of needing help at some time in the not too distant future I've been looking at the d...
by Grandad
27 Mar 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A red rag to the motoring lobby
Replies: 100
Views: 5851

A red rag to the motoring lobby

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415

A possibility or pie in the sky?
by Grandad
26 Mar 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Re: How to calculate metres travelled per crank revolution?

This takes me back to my time as an RTTC (now Cycling Time Trials) course measurer. Distances were calculated using the number of revolutions of the front wheel. The rev counter was a version of the star wheel cyclometer -the height of technology then. Every session started with 2 runs over a very a...
by Grandad
16 Mar 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone help me locate this in Grizedale Forest?
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

Re: Can anyone help me locate this in Grizedale Forest?

Geograph is a fantastic source of information - and a great temptation to spend hours browsing around it.
by Grandad
15 Mar 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Re: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?

One day it will end, I will retire, then I'll be painting my own house, doing yard work, retiling the bathroom saying "what am I doing here when I could be riding?"

Have you been reading my diaries? :(
by Grandad
6 Mar 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?
Replies: 171
Views: 6537

Re: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?

Great jumper.


Image

My gran knitted me a similar one I think it took 40 ounces of double knit wool and weighed a ton when wet
by Grandad
6 Mar 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel Nuts
Replies: 67
Views: 5365

Re: Wheel Nuts

Far easier to carry two new tubes and a pump.

I always carry 3 - 2 for me and one to help any unprepared newbie club rider. (Only the once!)

Used all 3 myself on one ride when using the trike on an extremely poor road surface :(
by Grandad
5 Mar 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pavement Parking
Replies: 91
Views: 14316

Re: Pavement Parking

But it is great for keeping the speed down as drivers pull into gaps to let oncoming traffic through
by Grandad
4 Mar 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Did my 300km audax this weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 5638

Re: Did my 300km audax this weekend

I'm surprised that there is not more talk of audaxes on the CUK forum.


Lots here http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=17.0
by Grandad
1 Mar 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)
Replies: 89
Views: 6583

Re: Pricing structure

I'm still using Campag Mirage on both bikes, one 8 and one 9. Enough spare mechs taken from now defunct bikes to outlast me :D