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by gazza_d
17 Aug 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 301
Views: 6695

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Since I'm a fan of small wheeled bikes with suspension, I'll add this
moulton-ad1.jpeg
by gazza_d
11 Aug 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2607

Re: Things we need not invented yet

I use SKS 20" guards and they are crap. Not like the ESGE chromoplastics at all sadly.

I find the SKS longflap mudguard works well front and rear though
by gazza_d
11 Aug 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2607

Re: Things we need not invented yet

As for that invention...a saddle that treats my bum kindly please. In 13 years of recent cycling I havent found one. :? Al Try a leather saddle. the can take a while to mould to your particular shape, but once it has you'll have the most comfortable saddle ever. As for keys, carabiners are a great ...
by gazza_d
10 Aug 2019, 7:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3094

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Surprised no one has mentioned belt drives, or even more so, shaft drive. Apols if I missed them Belt drives are rare although they are still kicking about. I have a Moulton TSR2 (chain drive), I've considered converting to a belt drive but the kit seems to be as rare as rocking horse teeth. Only sh...
by gazza_d
9 Aug 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tyne Cycling Tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Tyne Cycling Tunnel

In case anyone had missed the news. the Tyne cycling tunnel has now partially reopened after been closed for 8 years for refurbishment works. It's currently only open 6am-8pm, and you either need to walk down/up the old non working wooden escalator or use the vertical lift that can hold 3 people and...
by gazza_d
8 Aug 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling dead ends.
Replies: 95
Views: 3094

Re: Cycling dead ends.

Though I love the way it looks, Moulton's space frame. Too complex to manufacture economically for a bike concept that, with small wheels, was supposed to be more practical. Complex and practical rarely coincide. The space frame concept was always intended to be a niche high end. The collaboration ...
by gazza_d
5 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 2682

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

I don;t know about a map, but it's possible that Opencyclemap or cyclestreets (uses OCM data) has information about cycling on those paths.
by gazza_d
4 Aug 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regularly changing pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 1484

Re: Regularly changing pedals

I also have a set of the A530sand agree that they're terribly slippy when wet.
on the other commuter, I have M324s which are also SPD one side, and normal the other, but they look like conventional rat traps and are far better than the A530s
by gazza_d
4 Aug 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 4139

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

Yes I was wondering who "we" were. Segregated cycle ways outside major cities just won't happen and I don't think they are needed. I must have imagined the one through my six-street village and its neighbours, then! I must also imagine the cycleways that allow me to cycle the 18 miles to ...
by gazza_d
3 Aug 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?
Replies: 89
Views: 4139

Re: Does segregation help the experienced cyclist?

Depends on the definition of experienced. I've been riding for almost 35 years. I much prefer segregated or shared paths. They let me cycle relaxed and not wonder if I'm about to be mown down or side swiped every time I hear an engine behind. Painted lanes that suggest people should cycle in gutter ...
by gazza_d
1 Aug 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to remove a handlebar stem?
Replies: 22
Views: 2410

Re: How to remove a handlebar stem?

I removed a stuck stem eventually by sawing it off just below the bend , then hacksawing a slot down with either side. Once almost through I was able to crush the stem on and remove with a pipe wrench although a good vice would also work. Took a good couple of hours I tried boiling water and freeze ...
by gazza_d
27 Jul 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4356

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

Nothing will keep you dry inside if you're riding with any intensity for any period of time. Some of the more expensive jackets such as goretex will delay the inevitable boil in the bag effect The other issue with jackets is that shorts or leggings will get wet too unless you carry waterproof leggin...
by gazza_d
21 Jul 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Promotion by Example
Replies: 26
Views: 3685

Re: Cycling Promotion by Example

Cycling is like any other aspect of life, and try and treat others as you would like to be received yourself. When on the bike, certainly for shorter hops, I wear normal clothes other than SPDs and mitts. I don't have any belief that helmets and hiviz provide any benefit anyway, but dressing up in P...
by gazza_d
21 Jul 2019, 9:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 67
Views: 8678

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

Indeed! Here is my own response to the latest me-first dog-detestor, Mr pga: Perhaps the answer to this entirely foreseeable problem is to remove the fundamental cause? That would be the cyclists. Let those who can share, share and those who can't go orf elsewhere. Personally I like the idea of bei...
by gazza_d
21 Jul 2019, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safer on the road?
Replies: 23
Views: 3845

Re: Safer on the road?

If you have legal protection through club membership such as CTC then speak to them ASAP. If not, You may have cover through home insurance, check with them. alternatively, if you don;t you can get drivers insurance details from askmid for a small fee. Then contact their insurer directly, or speak t...