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by Grandad
10 Jun 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on how to maintain a bike when living in a flat.
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Advice on how to maintain a bike when living in a flat.

I once saw the one bedroom flat of a cyclist who had 5 bikes hanging from the bedroom ceiling (at the foot of the bed end!).
by Grandad
29 May 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 35-406 tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: 35-406 tyre

Only slightly off topic - what is the tool being used?
by Grandad
28 May 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 2838

Di2 - A technology too far?

It sounds like an Etube programming issue, although if you say it didn't used to do it, perhaps it isn't. Just to be sure I would check this: The system is programmed to drop into the small ring and conversely, not allow movement to the bottom few cassette rings when in the small chainring because ...
by Grandad
27 May 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?
Replies: 221
Views: 8515

Re: Why isn't there a cycles on trains campaigns from Cycling UK?

Further diversion. Riding back to Bristol after a tour in Wales in 1955 we found a very long queue of cars for the ferry. Felt very smug riding past them to the front and getting on the next departure :D If I remember correctly it did not run at low tide :(
by Grandad
21 May 2019, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

Something we sometimes do is have a sheet of stickers on the cafe counter. Saves having a live controller and it's not necessary to buy food.
by Grandad
16 May 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?
Replies: 31
Views: 917

Re: Cycling MP: worthy example or exploiter?

Living and working in Wolverhampton I sometimes had to work in London for a week or two. Even knowing that I cycled both ways the company were quite happy to give me the train fare. That was when the A34 was not much more than a country road.
by Grandad
16 May 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 634
Views: 108743

Re: A positive thread

Perhaps you should consider upgrading to a cycling job, guiding tourists maybe I know someone who sometimes works as a ride leader for an American travel company who provide Americans with guided tours in the UK. Some of his tales are amusing but others make me realise it can be very difficult at t...
by Grandad
6 May 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIP Jobst Brandt
Replies: 39
Views: 3546

Re: RIP Jobst Brandt

nowhere near perfect' is 'more than good enough'.


This has always applied to all my bikes :D
by Grandad
29 Apr 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3935

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

Giving prizes based on speed makes it a race. Could this cause insurance problems? A good wriggle route for insurers ?
by Grandad
28 Apr 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ribble or Orbea Gain
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Ribble or Orbea Gain

Are these exactly alike as far as the battery side is concerned? If not what are the pros and cons of each?
by Grandad
25 Apr 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7415

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

The Orbea uses an APP

Technophobe question - does this mean that a smartphone is needed to make use of the extra battery?
by Grandad
25 Apr 2019, 10:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 85
Views: 7415

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Could it be a DIY job for someone with the knowledge to make?

Sadly not me :)
by Grandad
19 Apr 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: How did this happen?

:?:
by Grandad
16 Apr 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Third party insurance for e-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 169

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: 169

Third party insurance for e-bikes

Does the Third Party insurance that is included in CUK and BC membership include cover for e-bikes?