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by AMMoffat
5 Sep 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do real cyclists stay on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1312

Re: Do real cyclists stay on?

I've had very few offs on the road in the last 40 years of regular cycling (see how I'm tempting fate here :?) - twice due to being hit by cars - no damage done to me thankfully, twice on slippery surfaces (wet leaves once and ice the other). I've only been mountain biking for 10 years but have had ...
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to keep cool
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: Best way to keep cool

Cugel wrote:In all events, I find a string vest under a air-permeable jersey the best at cooling. String vests have the added capability of exciting ladyfolk, should they catch a glimpse. Oh yes they do!


String vests may excite ladyfolk, just not in the way you think :shock: :lol:
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 134
Views: 13116

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

See: https://youtu.be/wusNHV2I-2A All but one or two of the incidents were either predictable, or entirely avoidable. Also, he needs to be a bit more respectful of pedestrians. He seems to expect better from motorists than he deals out himself?!? Whilst some of the vehicle incidents in the video ar...
by AMMoffat
23 Jul 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poor govt support for cycling to work schemes
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Poor govt support for cycling to work schemes

Why does the DWP think its staff are entitled to get such cheap parking - £5 per week :shock: Presumably they think that is expensive because the 1000 parking spaces they provide are free or permitted out at a very low rate. Yet another example of public funds being used to subsidise drivers. I bet ...
by AMMoffat
23 Jul 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keep unused 18-year-old road bike or sell?
Replies: 26
Views: 1222

Re: Keep unused 18-year-old road bike or sell?

It's a good-looking bike and presumably you liked it when you bought it. If it fits you then use and enjoy it as you would have done when you originally bought it had you not had your injuries :D
by AMMoffat
22 Jul 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovating bike - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: Renovating bike - advice needed

Is that a quill to A-head stem adapter? Are you close to Dave Yates? I'm from south Lincolnshire originally - have to admit that I hate cycling on the flat fens. It is indeed such an adapter, added a few years ago so I could get the bars higher and reduce the reach. I'm in Peterborough so close eno...
by AMMoffat
20 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovating bike - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: Renovating bike - advice needed

Thank you to all who provided advice on the renovation of my 1992 Raleigh Royal. I eventually went for having the rear dropouts respaced to 135mm. So, re-built rear wheel using the original rim and new hub, new 9 speed derailleur and 11-34 cassette and conversion from down-tube to bar end levers. Th...
by AMMoffat
20 Jul 2018, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1547
Views: 381021

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

This is my 1992 Raleigh Royal. New paint job, which might not please the purists as it was originally black, plus gears upgraded and lowered from 3x7 to 3x9. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/29652940388_3b48836f65_z.jpg 20180418_135251 by Angela Moffat , on Flickr Good for the next 26 years :D
by AMMoffat
18 Jun 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5794

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

.......... This is a minor incident police investigating and yet we know they do stuff all when it comes to tens of thousands of incidents far worse than this that people on bikes are on the end of up and down dale every single year I disagree that this was a minor incident. The standard of cycling...
by AMMoffat
18 Jun 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5794

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

The cyclists in the video deserve to be banned from all future events and have their bikes crushed. The close passes on the outside are bad enough but it takes a certain dangerously reckless type of fool to overtake a horse at speed on the inside. Unfortunately, this sort of riding allows comments l...
by AMMoffat
12 Jun 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?

I don't know why tubus make it this way; the steel Fly rack has a flat top which seems better. I could get a stainless steel Fly which is only about 100g more but that is fixed to the seatstay bridge with one stay which seems less stable. . Just to say I use a stainless steel fly rack. It is fine w...
by AMMoffat
29 May 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus rear racks: Cargo vs Logo
Replies: 40
Views: 1467

Re: Tubus rear racks: Cargo vs Logo

Another by the by, I have 2 lower hooks fitted to all of my ortlieb panniers. They can be arranged in an opposing configuration the requires rotation of the pannier to hook them around the strut but makes them very secure for riding off road. +1. I've just completed a Scotland C2C offroad and my (s...
by AMMoffat
24 May 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus rear racks: Cargo vs Logo
Replies: 40
Views: 1467

Re: Tubus rear racks: Cargo vs Logo

Another by the by, I have 2 lower hooks fitted to all of my ortlieb panniers. They can be arranged in an opposing configuration the requires rotation of the pannier to hook them around the strut but makes them very secure for riding off road. +1. I've just completed a Scotland C2C offroad and my (s...
by AMMoffat
13 Apr 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

You could try taking off one of the stabilisers. That was my father's method and it weaned 3 of us off stabilisers pretty quickly and for your daughter will seem like a progression to eventually cycling without.
by AMMoffat
22 Mar 2018, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self driving car kills pedestrian.
Replies: 140
Views: 9873

Re: Self driving car kills pedestrian.

I don't think that this is a reason to halt the development. I suspect that the safety record of automated cars is better than human controlled ones, and will continue to improve. I do think that this incident deserves full investigation, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. +1 I ag...