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by The utility cyclist
17 Jun 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 584
Views: 37164

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Damon Peacock has posted a short video of Michael's lejog from last year. Just started watching at the moment but so far its really good. Goes on about the history of previous attempts. https://vimeo.com/341950324 thanks, wondering about the 24hour record as i thought that was 509.3 miles in the fi...
by The utility cyclist
17 Jun 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets

They made the mechs, the 8/910 speed long cage mechs could handle 24/30 easily.
You can buy a 11speed campag Athena triple set up for £300 minus the brakes/cassette, it's very tempting!
by The utility cyclist
16 Jun 2019, 2:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Cycle to work scheme has no upper limit, this was a fallacy from day one, just that no-one knew about it, this has been made clear by the relevant minister as they are wanting people who need adapted cycles to be able to take advantage of the scheme. Notionally not, but effectively so, as employers...
by The utility cyclist
15 Jun 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1472

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Cycle to work scheme has no upper limit, this was a fallacy from day one, just that no-one knew about it, this has been made clear by the relevant minister as they are wanting people who need adapted cycles to be able to take advantage of the scheme. Don't dismiss carbon fibre, it's stronger than st...
by The utility cyclist
15 Jun 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets

Sorry to poor water on the idea, can we expand And the whys and wherefores for attempting to make these sprockets? AFAIK Campagnolo only go up to 26t on an 8 speed cassette. Not particularly a Campag man but I had an 8 speed all alu 14-30 some years back, brilliant with the half step plus granny th...
by The utility cyclist
14 Jun 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1636

Re: Helmet discussions in York

In the event of an accident and compensation could such details as on U tube be used in a court or compensation issue? If we are not applying the same rules for anyone else when it comes to being the victim of crime or victim of others negligence then not wearing an unproven garment should never ef...
by The utility cyclist
12 Jun 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was hit............... really
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: I was hit............... really

Hope you're okay. did you get the reg number, if so report to police and maybe check to see if there is any CCTV in the vicinity of the assault.
by The utility cyclist
10 Jun 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 1985Roy Thame 60cm high spec.
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: 1985Roy Thame 60cm high spec.

I had a big Roy Thame a few years back, only reason I let it go was because I had too many in the stable, lovely ride it was and nicely built.
if only I could justify it/get time to ride it, I'd have this off you.
GLWS.
by The utility cyclist
10 Jun 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Ladies Trek MTB Cro-Mo frame 24 Speed 43cm
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Ladies Trek MTB Cro-Mo frame 24 Speed 43cm

Super condition Trek 800 ladies mountain bike, small size so would suit teen girl/short lady from about 4ft 10 ish but can be adjusted to suit to 5ft 9/10 - it has a very long seatpost and I've ridden it myself at 5ft 11! 24 speed rapid fire trigger shifters, has great brakes that stop the bike real...
by The utility cyclist
10 Jun 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1636

Re: Helmet discussions in York

I've not followed the thread so I'm unclear how it set off down this side-track, but I will say that campaigners against violence against women etc seem immeasurably more successful than cycle campaigners so perhaps there are some lessons to be learned. Because it's a very strong and accurate analo...
by The utility cyclist
10 Jun 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1636

Re: Helmet discussions in York

Don't you know that men are even lower than cyclists when it comes to being raped, no-one cares! :twisted: But yes, you're right. Are cyclists getting raped?I shall have to be more careful. I think the suggestion was that men might be made to wear devices to stop them raping. Ah I see, then I don't...
by The utility cyclist
10 Jun 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1636

Re: Helmet discussions in York

De Sisti wrote:
mattheus wrote:
... why is there no discussion regarding men to be compulsorily made to wear anti rape devices ...


Don't you know that men are even lower than cyclists when it comes to being raped, no-one cares! :twisted:
But yes, you're right.
by The utility cyclist
6 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 44
Views: 1636

Re: Helmet discussions in York

From what I could understand, none of the “studies” had any hard evidence to support their theories. Before introducing a law there needs to be hard evidence. Before any medical intervention, and that is what helmet promotion by medics amounts to, there needs to be evidence. There's already clear e...
by The utility cyclist
6 Jun 2019, 1:02am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 3601

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

And I thought Brexit was a divisive issue... I get the point that there is and will always be debate on the question does wearing a helmet offer any safety benefits to the wearer. So to that subjective question I believe the answer should be, it’s your choice, wear one if you think you will benefit...
by The utility cyclist
3 Jun 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: All had helmets
Replies: 45
Views: 1171

Re: All had helmets

I've been watching some World Cup cricket games. Most of the time, only 3 of the 15 people on pitch are wearing helmets. Have you seen how fast the ball travels, and how hard it is?? I'd want an " I've been brave " sticker just for fielding in slip! Terrifying, how much slower is the ball...