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by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2020, 5:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyre for a narrow rim
Replies: 46
Views: 1650

Re: Touring tyre for a narrow rim

I've been using 32mm tyres on my Open 4 ceramic rear for a decade, loaded and unloaded, never had any issues with the tyre squirming including going around bends at speed, the Open 4 is even narrower than the Open pro. I like the Jack Brown 'green' tyre but if you want a bit more protection/meat on ...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2020, 12:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: differences in chainring BCD.
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: differences in chainring BCD.

Choosing different BCD to your competitors I reckon is in part down to tying in people to buy chainrings only from you or your designated suppliers. Brucey, the mid 70s Dura Ace 7000 pitch 10 c/sets were actually 122mm, the 7500 was the only 151mm cranks Shimano used, slightly later produced than th...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2020, 12:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1378

Re: Braking in corners

Ironically, the accompanying diagram showed a right-hander. Which kind of illustrates the point I was making. Seems we agree :-) Seems you've mis-read the diagram, more like. You seem to think the 'green route' is a great idea - despite crossing onto the opposite carriageway on a potentially blind ...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1378

Re: Braking in corners

Hi I want to improve my cornering, particularly on hairpins on descents. One of the main tips I’ve heard is to never brake through a corner - by the time you start to lean the bike over, you should be completely off your brakes. Makes sense to me. But something is bugging me. I’ve watched a lot of ...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1754

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

even worse when that free speed is given to people not used to it, don't need it and can't handle the acceleration nor grasp the braking distances of speeds they were unable to attain previously What patronising nonsense. You can use the same argument for keeping people who've never cycled off bicy...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5725

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

My stance has a massively positive effect on individuals and populations, communities, health, economy, pretty much everything, those pushing for helmets and hi-vis has the complete opposite effect. Misery, pollution, death, land rape, ill health, declining economy, to not ban helmets and hi-vis an...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 1:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1754

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

e-bikes/e-scooters should be limited to 12mph, this is more than adequate, it will also increase range and not reduce the users ability to go faster under their own steam. 'Free' speed/propulsion and how this affects the way people think seems to have been completely missed here, there's no surpris...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 3:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 1754

Re: Dangerous cycling bill introduced to HoL with e-bike and e-scooter inclusion

e-bikes/e-scooters should be limited to 12mph, this is more than adequate, it will also increase range and not reduce the users ability to go faster under their own steam. 'Free' speed/propulsion and how this affects the way people think seems to have been completely missed here, there's no surprise...
by The utility cyclist
20 Feb 2020, 1:23am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5725

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

One particular poster seems to think: ... and as CUK normalises the wearing of helmets and hi-vis with their continual displaying of helmets in their photos and events and by not condemning helmet wearing are also socially irresponsible and complicit. Whereas actually: https://www.cyclinguk.org/cam...
by The utility cyclist
19 Feb 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 90
Views: 3220

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

My 2001 Passat which has sat in my 1970s block garage since Oct '17 fits in no problem, in fact I can put bikes down the drivers side with the car in there though I have the wing mirrors in either side to maximize space with it being a storage locker :lol: The width - 1740mm, is 5.6cm less than a b...
by The utility cyclist
19 Feb 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 90
Views: 3220

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

My 2001 Passat which has sat in my 1970s block garage since Oct '17 fits in no problem, in fact I can put bikes down the drivers side with the car in there though I have the wing mirrors in either side to maximize space with it being a storage locker :lol: The width - 1740mm, is 5.6cm less than a br...
by The utility cyclist
18 Feb 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5725

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Those of us that don't/never have worn helmets are essentially the robust data that makes banning helmets a logical solution that should take the choice out of the populations hands. If you chuck in a ban on hi-vis then we know that will massively increase the amount of time police and government b...
by The utility cyclist
18 Feb 2020, 1:47am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 326
Views: 5725

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Those of us that don't/never have worn helmets are essentially the robust data that makes banning helmets a logical solution that should take the choice out of the populations hands. If you chuck in a ban on hi-vis then we know that will massively increase the amount of time police and government bo...
by The utility cyclist
16 Feb 2020, 3:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 43
Views: 1228

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

My nearest Aldi has no bike racks or indeed anything to which a bike can be fastened. Neither does Morrisons nor Aldi. Tesco does. Opposite for me, the newly opened Aldi near me has them but are out the way, LIDL has them, Saisbuty's has a couple, Morrisons has quite a few, the massive Tesco has ze...