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by The utility cyclist
11 Dec 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

I don't understand why people wouldn't want the superior option of stopping up roads to motors creating instant wide infra for people on bikes, it's massively superior to 'segregated'! Because no one will vote for it while motorists are such an overwhelming majority who will raise large petitions a...
by The utility cyclist
11 Dec 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

The problem is the authorities will try to enable that congestion to be eased, when really they should leave it to become worse. That way people might see that a car isn't convenient. :wink: This in a nutshell, this is why for me taking away complete roads away from motorists and giving them over t...
by The utility cyclist
11 Dec 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

The problem is the authorities will try to enable that congestion to be eased, when really they should leave it to become worse. That way people might see that a car isn't convenient. :wink: This in a nutshell, this is why for me taking away complete roads away from motorists and giving them over t...
by The utility cyclist
9 Dec 2019, 12:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sigma BC1609 broke
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Sigma BC1609 broke

I've got a new boxed Sigma 9.16 if it might be of interest, I have mine fitted onto my stem using a band plus sticky pad to the base mount, the one i have fitted on my audax bike doesn't come off despite best attempts to dislodge it after 3-4 bike falling over incidents :roll: I bought a couple for ...
by The utility cyclist
7 Dec 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

Why bother when the problem is that planners get involved that are clueless and the main issue is that there's the perpetual push for segregated infra which is simply not the solution to increasing cycling on any significant level whilst not improving safety massively also! Already new and highly p...
by The utility cyclist
6 Dec 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

Why bother when the problem is that planners get involved that are clueless and the main issue is that there's the perpetual push for segregated infra which is simply not the solution to increasing cycling on any significant level whilst not improving safety massively also! Already new and highly pu...
by The utility cyclist
6 Dec 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1180

Re: Help me spec my new bike

The levers it's just a name change, internally they are almost identical. I buy a lot of Dura Ace stuff, but normally get the Ultegra levers as the 200 quid price preemie ain't worth it for 30 odd gram weight save. Since when are Ultegra only £60 new? The DAs never sell at RRP, the link shows that ...
by The utility cyclist
4 Dec 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 22998

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Not everyone cycles perhaps because of topography but more than likely because of the dire cycling infrastucture,public transport can be equally as bad. Not everyone especially if they're unwell will be able to do either. Our nearest hospital is 4miles away which I have problem cycling to and from ...
by The utility cyclist
3 Dec 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 22998

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Many hospitals are on the edge of towns and nurses etc work unsocial hours. There is little or no public transport at night and certainly not to rural areas. It isn't safe for women to be cycling alone during the middle of the night. Car sharing is hardly possible with shifts starting and finishing...
by The utility cyclist
3 Dec 2019, 12:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 22998

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Many hospitals are on the edge of towns and nurses etc work unsocial hours. There is little or no public transport at night and certainly not to rural areas. It isn't safe for women to be cycling alone during the middle of the night. Car sharing is hardly possible with shifts starting and finishing...
by The utility cyclist
2 Dec 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 50
Views: 1757

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Hi, Yeah that stuffs my wild camping, I can just imagine finding a spot late at night And waking up to a gun Shoved in your face :evil: That would be a criminal offence in its own right and lose the gun owner their license, you can't simply start threatening with a gun simply because someone is on ...
by The utility cyclist
2 Dec 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: When you run out of money…

spending beyond your means early/running out of money is irresponsible IMO not to mention the potential to be extremely dangerous. Not just that but you are likely to put upon people's kindness when others may need it more. As a Western traveller, a person who is making a LEISURE trip, one that you...
by The utility cyclist
2 Dec 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: gear ratios for Dawes SG
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: gear ratios for Dawes SG

Those big gaps at the bottom end when you're pushing hard or even struggling is where the problems arise when you're transitioning on terrain, the cadence change is significant when you have such a big gap IME. I'm not worried about the higher gears as that rarely changes, it's only when cassettes g...
by The utility cyclist
2 Dec 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Triple STIs+bars, Shimano 8/9/10 hub retro chains +more
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: FS BR-650 brake/SMP saddle/DID+SEDIS chains/tubes/pedals + more

SMP TRK Saddle, fitted and ridden for a few miles, simply doesn't work for me as too wide, I've still got the retail back card if it's any use. £25 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49142712206_a60e3aa533_b.jpg If the saddle hasn't been sold by January, I'll be interested, but sadly I'm stoney br...