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by Grandad
7 Jul 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Numbered Potholes

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Near Staplehust , Kent in 2017

Lane is about a third of a mile long so one pothole every 10 yards
by Grandad
5 Jul 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Hike website
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Bike Hike website

Out riding the other day and created my routes with Plotaroute.
I don't actually like it, but it works.

What is it that you don't like?
by Grandad
30 Jun 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Social Distancing

+1
by Grandad
25 Jun 2020, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route from Doncaster to Bury st Edmunds
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Route from Doncaster to Bury st Edmunds

Reminds me of doing the same. One May we bought a campervan in Salisbury after an inspection by an engineer from Bournemouth. He took it to his garage for some work. When it was ready I rode overnight from Maidstone in Kent to collect it. Journey home was a bit quicker :D
by Grandad
22 Jun 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?

The gearing options in the 34 catalogue include two that are derailleurs, both by Cyclo. Would that have had the long spring..?

That's jogged my memory, yes mine was a Cyclo, normal fork end fitting.
by Grandad
21 Jun 2020, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?

I remember having a derailleur gear with a similar spring in the early 1950's. Can't remember the name though, certainly not TriVelox
by Grandad
19 Jun 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Saddle fitting

https://i.ibb.co/J2XjNjX/P1040516.jpg First time I have come across this type of saddle clamp and can't see out how it works. (Very non mechanical and loathe to move anything before knowing about it). I'd like to swap the saddle for one from another bike I presume that the single allen key bolt rel...
by Grandad
18 Jun 2020, 12:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Golden age of cycling.
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Golden age of cycling.

Repeating the mistakes made in Glasgow many years ago
by Grandad
17 Jun 2020, 12:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current Riding Situation.
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: Current Riding Situation.

Although it says “Helmet Cam” it can be mounted on the handlebars.

Will doing this create a less steady picture?
by Grandad
13 Jun 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group riding
Replies: 42
Views: 1528

Re: Group riding

In addition to the mandatory cancellation of club rides my club have asked members not to wear their club kit. This has had a mixed response. During a 4 hour ride this morning i saw lots of groups of 5 or more as well as the familiar twos and threes. One group of 7 were all in matching kit. Membersh...
by Grandad
13 Jun 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on GPS Trackers
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Advice on GPS Trackers

I've used social media to follow several place to place records where a very detailed tracker has been displayed so there must be something out there
by Grandad
12 Jun 2020, 11:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: south croydon to east croydon to farringdon to liverpool street
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: south croydon to east croydon to farringdon to liverpool street

If you will be commuting by bike then this is the place to get advice. Your reference to trains makes me wonder though.
by Grandad
12 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gearing ratios
Replies: 28
Views: 1137

Re: Gearing ratios

think it comes passed down from previous generations and there is a bit of the "well I had to suffer with no low gears, so everyone else bloody well should have to"

The same generation that now rely on ultra low gears and e-bikes to keep riding :D
by Grandad
6 Jun 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group riding
Replies: 42
Views: 1528

Re: Group riding

Over the last 10 years my rides have been 50% group and 50% solo.

Last 3 months all solo and I have realised that the only thing that I miss is the coffee break social interaction. On the bike I prefer my own company.