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by CJ
21 Oct 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

The organisation's four registered Charitable Objectives include: "4. PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT." so I don't think it's unreasonable for Cycling UK to do its bit in this regard. It's one thing for members to fly off to foreign parts to have cycling holiday...
by CJ
17 Oct 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

How about yourself, have you been a seldom flyer in the last few years? I think I dealt with that already above. I'd like to visit my brother in New Zealand more often, but have only been once in 40 years, when I managed to get enough time of work to stay for a whole month. Obviously I didn't have ...
by CJ
17 Oct 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 59
Views: 3802

Re: Shimergo - latest news

I have made my audax bike Shimergo and was thinking of going 10 speed. I was wondering if the GRX would do triple since its capacity is close to Sora triple? No reason why the GRX-400 shouldn't. It's now shifting the same 11-36 10-speed cassette on my tourer but with a 40,20 double. That's as much ...
by CJ
5 Sep 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Sorry, I'm still not seeing the logic at all. Comparing one CTC holiday with two Exodus holidays a year is not a fair comparison. It's not an either/or choice that many people make in the real world, not least because the latter would probably cost a lot more than the former. It's far more likely t...
by CJ
25 Aug 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I was not that long, I expect the members of this forum to have a good attention span. It (not 'I') meaning the message, was precisely "that long", that being as long as it was. And how long was that? FIVE WHOLE SCROLLS of the big screen on my desktop PC! I will read something that long i...
by CJ
25 Aug 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Philip Benstead wrote:What conclusions can I draw?

Any you like mate. But for Christ's sake make 'em shorter than your last post or nobody will read them!
by CJ
16 Aug 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

An organised cycling holiday would be a relatively easy thing to accommodate by comparison, and future growth in the number of such trips should also be relatively easy to manage and plan. It should be, but won't be until the 'sets' of carriages of which modern passenger trains are composed include...
by CJ
14 Aug 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Do you want a cycle touring organisation that offers any product that allows enjoyable cycling experiences, or do you want a green cycling organisation that only offers products that are "green"? You can't have both. I'm not a member so I don't care which of those two is chosen. Either wo...
by CJ
14 Aug 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Why are Cycling UK not a member of the ECF? Sustrans and Cycling Scotland are members. Good point, glad you made it. And even those organisations are merely Associate members. CTC used also to be an Associate member, because (like Sustrans) we were always too mean to pay the full rate. Now, so it s...
by CJ
14 Aug 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

For evidence that the policy of Cycling UK regarding bikes on trains does nothing for cycle-touring you need look no further than this page on their website . Their policy is all about: "choosing to commute by bike" and taking "your bike on the train with no charge". Nowhere does...
by CJ
13 Aug 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

Thanks, CJ, very interesting. Can you see any positive ways to engage with rail operators, especially as there's now some resurgence of sleeper trains? Campaigning is not my special subject. That's what I used to pay my membership subs for. So what exactly do touring cyclists get for that? Seems to...
by CJ
11 Aug 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

CJ's argument centres on (paraphrasing) we actually don't want to fly but we do so because we have no alternative because the train provision is inadequate . Well there is an alternative, which I have been practising for twenty years, which is not to go to places I can only (practically) get to by ...
by CJ
11 Aug 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

CJ I understand everything you say but you don't seem to have covered the point that this is a motion submitted by a member. How is that 'a point'? The member is welcome to their opinion. I am addressing the overwhelming support this motion has received from the 'powers that be' of CTC/CUK - leavin...
by CJ
11 Aug 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6851

Re: AGM Flying with Bikes

Get this: cycle tourists DON'T WANT TO FLY. Apart from the environmental concerns most of us share, we hate dismantling our equipped touring bikes into those too-small bags and boxes designed for naked road and mountain-bikes and we worry about damage in transit. We would much prefer to go by train ...
by CJ
27 Jul 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer tube spacers
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Steerer tube spacers

Depends on the fork - the manufacturer will have some guidance on that, because the higher the handlebars stand above the top head bearing, the greater the bending stress exerted by your upper body upon the steerer tube at that point, in one direction with every bump in the road and other directions...