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by Retour64
3 Nov 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20243

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

OK one last message. My commute is 20 miles a day, when I visit relatives it is 76 miles minimum. How many 200km audaxes have you completed? Tell me mjr as you pedal around your corner of Norfolk,what was your experience of completing a 400km Audax? What is it like riding all night? Tell me about yo...
by Retour64
3 Nov 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20243

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Can someone explain why it is OK to describe drivers who may or may not be considerate 'motards' when I am censured for describing law breakers as half wits. What is the difference apart from double standards. In my 45 years of cycling on the road I use the bike as a pleasant form of transport. The ...
by Retour64
3 Nov 2018, 1:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20243

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Motorists approach a set of lights expecting a set of rules to be followed so that the flow is controlled and everyone gets through a junction faster. When the lights break down the drivers are more hesitant and observant and probably safer but the traffic flow is slowed. When a road user is attempt...
by Retour64
2 Nov 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20243

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Any cyclist who does not follow the law designed to increase the health and safety of everyone on the road IS a *****. Also the nit picking about lighting up time is designed to move the attention away from the law-breaking cyclists. Those who disagree, can they give me the list of laws I am allowed...
by Retour64
2 Nov 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20243

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

I drove to work this morning and saw two cyclists. Cyclist 1 had lights and was covered in reflectives but undertook the lead car at the traffic lights and carried on through the red lights and box junction. Obviously he needed the reflectives to counter his stupidity. Cyclist two rode in dark cloth...
by Retour64
1 Oct 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords - service
Replies: 4
Views: 5226

Re: Halfords - service

I am not rich so bought my bike from Halfords. It was a Hybrid bike but once the bike has been set up using components from previous bikes I like to call it a touring bike. I have built several bikes from the frame upwards in the past so I collected the part assembled bike in its box. The Halfords m...
by Retour64
1 Oct 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hypothyroidism and Depression
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Hypothyroidism and Depression

I have hypothyroidism and I have had seasonal affective disorder since I was 9. I also had glandular fever at the age of 30 and have collected inflammatory diseases such as the underactive thyroid since. Recently I went to the GP basically pointing out the need to take the long view of my illnesses ...
by Retour64
5 Sep 2018, 10:38am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Tyre Liners.
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Re: Halfords Tyre Liners.

One of the points I am trying to point out is that 'people do not learn' but it looks like Halfords are preventing new potential customers fom learning from the experience of others by deleting the reviews.
by Retour64
4 Sep 2018, 7:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Tyre Liners.
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Halfords Tyre Liners.

I was foolish enough to buy this item, as I was at the end of my tether with punctures from thorns on a bridleway where the landowner had flailed the hedge and not cleared up the thorns. The result of this was firstly a very harsh ride and secondly a puncture after two weeks caused by the edge of th...
by Retour64
4 Sep 2018, 6:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The end of a bicycle
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: The end of a bicycle

Perhaps it would be better to give us the name of the brands of locks which were able to withstand the attentions of the wandering gangs of bike thieves, which are apparently out there, with their petrol driven angle grinders? It leaves me wondering why the owners abandoned them and hoping that they...
by Retour64
1 Sep 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: is there a doctor in the house?
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: is there a doctor in the house?

Have you tried Sudocreme? Yes I know it is smothered on small backsides and it has the potential for making a mess of clothes,but for the owner of a much larger backside, it has alleviated most of my saddle soreness problems. Only recently has it failed me, when I had a mild case of shingles in the ...
by Retour64
27 Aug 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent

Decathlon ? I was there last week in the Nottingham store and they have an electric bike at around £950 called a Rock rider? Looked nice but I was only in there for a tyre (£13).
by Retour64
16 Aug 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4856

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Who needs bells? My small white terrier keeps stealth cocking his leg on my back wheel when I get home from work and the resulting micro-corrosion causes my back brake to squeal until it wears smooth again. The result on pedestrians varies between acceptance of an approaching bike to something just ...
by Retour64
15 Aug 2018, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1822

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Have a go yourself. I have built a limited number of wheels with the help of online spoke calculators. The thing I have noticed most is that I have to true them much less than machine built wheels once they are being used. The added advantage is that you lose the fear of upending the bike on a tour ...
by Retour64
8 Aug 2018, 10:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 835
Views: 135834

Re: A positive thread

The responses on this thread are so varied and just confirm that most things are better when cycling (I can't wait for the facetious answers of what is not better on a bike) should this not be a sub-forum?