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by The utility cyclist
1 Oct 2020, 1:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 63
Views: 1277

Re: Flu 'jab'

What type of flu is covered? For adults: "The national influenza immunisation programme 2020 to 2021. Inactivated influenza vaccine information for healthcare practitioners" https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/917251/Inactivated_...
by The utility cyclist
30 Sep 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 63
Views: 1277

Re: Flu 'jab'

Someone can have mine, told the surgery to "never contact me again with regards to vaccinations", I did add "thank you" at the end. :lol: Saved the NHS a load of money in unnecessary drugs, unnecessary paper, stamps and admin time. Unfortunately your decision, and that of others...
by The utility cyclist
30 Sep 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

It's not a Raleigh Royal Lady or Royale, Royale was a Mixte and the Royal Lady had different forks and the seat stay ends where they connect with the seat tube are different. You're right - the treatment is slightly different http://stainlesssteelforks.org/vintage_raleigh_royal_lady_reynolds_531_20...
by The utility cyclist
30 Sep 2020, 12:50am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Condor 531ST 57cm
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Condor 531ST 57cm

220kestrel wrote:This lovely bike would probably sell more easily if I offered courier.
I believe the quality is such that it will sell given time.
I don't have the inclination to pack it up with the associated risks.
Thank you for your comments.
Kerry.

if you decide to split I'd take the TA chainset for my Sabbath
by The utility cyclist
30 Sep 2020, 12:43am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

It's not a Raleigh Royal Lady or Royale, Royale was a Mixte and the Royal Lady had different forks and the seat stay ends where they connect with the seat tube are different.
by The utility cyclist
30 Sep 2020, 12:34am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Friction Handlebar Levers MTB..
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Friction Handlebar Levers MTB..

I have some of these, give me a day or so to sift back through the boxes, they almost became landfill a ferw weeks ago but knew I would find a home for them!
by The utility cyclist
29 Sep 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Best route through London South to North

Do you plan to ride from Brighton and across London in a single day? One of the problems of using Sustrans routes through London and its suburbs is that they can be be somewhat convoluted and difficult to follow. Unless you know the way they can be quite time consuming. There's much to be said for ...
by The utility cyclist
29 Sep 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Best route through London South to North

Kentish town road/Highgate Rd/Highgate W.Hill/B159(North Hill)/Gt.North Road/High Road which is the A1000 (over North circular) through Finchley and carry on along it (High Rd/still A1000) all the way to Chipping Barnet. As you go through the high street keep St.John the Baptists church on your lef...
by The utility cyclist
29 Sep 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Best route through London South to North

Cycling into the centre of London is fine if you have time on your hands and don't mind your journey being very stop start and a bit stressy with Peds and usual big city high density traffic. rarely go South of the river but this is my route from Camden to exit Northward. Kentish town road/Highgate ...
by The utility cyclist
29 Sep 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Providing best practice reporting guidance for road collisions" (in the media)
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: "Providing best practice reporting guidance for road collisions"

Given police forces are just as guilty there needs to be a push for all forces to comply with any positive changes to reporting as a priority. Indeed, the way police still view incidents/collisions between parties needs a serious review as it's clear time and again and far, far too often the victim ...
by The utility cyclist
29 Sep 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Earn your respect?
Replies: 38
Views: 1237

Re: Earn your respect?

Decathlon can suck my greasy bearings. They have learnt my contempt. Ditto, with sprockets on! Sickening that a company such as this follows the path of putting onus to not get killed/harmed onto the vulnerable parties, more so when we know that it's not what we do that ultimately has much if any b...
by The utility cyclist
28 Sep 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Steep lanes in Hertfordshire
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Steep lanes in Hertfordshire

There's one near Preston just South of Hitchin called St.Albans Way that in places is around 10%, very narrow lane and oft strewn with tree debris this time of year. The aforementioned one that comes off the London rd (formerly gt.North rd) it's actually Hatch Lane when the steep bit kicks in and ch...
by The utility cyclist
25 Sep 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5109

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

In practice, you get good with what you're used to. When we adopted our son he came with a wee BSO with (by my standards) terrible brakes. But he knew what they'd do and did okay. Christmas rolled around and an Islabikes Beinn 20 appeared c/o Santa with good quality V-brakes. I don't think I've eve...
by The utility cyclist
23 Sep 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 146
Views: 3081

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

If you can hang on for at least 10-15 years most cars on the road should be self-drive. They will be programmed to be ultra careful when approaching cyclists. But thinking about that, perhaps the bikes will be ridden by robots too! Which does make you wonder what we will all be doing? This is a fal...
by The utility cyclist
23 Sep 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10007

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

Interesting, The utility cyclist, that you dismiss other's anecdotal evidence and then spend quite a bit of space writing your own. The issue most of us have is that the processes and controls one really needs to be able to rely on are not obvious; I am not sure the short warranties offered with co...