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by LinusR
16 Feb 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Central London CTC
Replies: 2
Views: 4560

Re: Central London CTC

We've now published our rides list for March to June 2019. https://centrallondonctc.org.uk/rides
by LinusR
15 Feb 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dual purpose SPD shoes - fitting cleats
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Dual purpose SPD shoes - fitting cleats

Brucey wrote: there won't be any walking benefit in having SPD cleats.


I don't think that's a problem. He won't be able to walk in them at all :wink:
by LinusR
15 Feb 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dual purpose SPD shoes - fitting cleats
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Dual purpose SPD shoes - fitting cleats

So how do I fit my SPD cleats? There are two oval holes with what seem to be plastic blanking covers in them - I’ve tried winking these out out with a tiny screwdriver and they don’t so far want to move. I can’t detect any ability in the inside lining of the shoes in this region, they also seem pre...
by LinusR
12 Feb 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 39
Views: 1745

Re: Goodbye YHA

mercalia wrote:Its the only YHA near london where you can camp


You can also camp at nearby Holmbury and at Jordans.
by LinusR
12 Feb 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 39
Views: 1745

Re: Goodbye YHA

I had a very enjoyable two nights stay at YHA Tanners Hatch in the Surrey Hills last week, with member discount and January promotion discount. And I will be returning later in the year. I see no reason not to continue staying at YHA.
by LinusR
6 Feb 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

This is a little puzzling since 16 years King County extended their helmet law to include Seattle itself https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/violence-injury-prevention/traffic-safety/bicycle-safety.aspx . It also raises the question of how a bike hire (docked or dockless) system can be successf...
by LinusR
3 Feb 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD - Ebay: Sidi Dragon 3 MTB shoes, white vernice, size 45.5, vgc
Replies: 0
Views: 985

SOLD - Ebay: Sidi Dragon 3 MTB shoes, white vernice, size 45.5, vgc

I'm selling my Sidi Dragon 3 MTB shoes, white vernice, size 45.5, vgc. These shoes are in very good condition despite having been used many times over several years. The shoes are on their second set of replacement soles and these have quite a bit of wear. Replacement soles are widely available from...
by LinusR
25 Jan 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16580

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

thirdcrank wrote:Out of interest, does anybody know if an article like this is advertorial?


Yes, it's an advert for helmets! Aren't you paying attention?!

Nurse!! I need some more laxatives!!!
by LinusR
25 Jan 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16580

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Buried deep in CUK's web servers is this more balanced piece on cycling in Jersey and its helmet law. Jersey's under-14 helmet law "will harm public health and the island's reputation for family cycling" https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/helmet-law-14s-implemented-island-jersey
by LinusR
25 Jan 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16580

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

IIRC Jersey has compulsory helmet laws for U14s when cycling. They are walking in the pic but it's fairly normal to keep a helmet on when you're planning to ride once you're up the steep bit. It's also fairly normal for parents to walk up hills when the kids are walking. You are unfortunately corre...
by LinusR
25 Jan 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16580

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

I'm only thankful that the dog on page 36 is not wearing a helmet. Woof!
by LinusR
25 Jan 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16580

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Helmets on the front cover - that's two issues in a row - and an article about a trip to the "cycling paradise" that is Jersey where a family of four are shown taking no chances with their personal safety - pushing their bikes and wearing correctly-fitted helmets. Be safe: cyclists dismoun...
by LinusR
22 Jan 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick check - servicing TRP Spyre mechanical cable disc
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Quick check - servicing TRP Spyre mechanical cable disc

You can strip the calipers down and regrease the bearings and that at least will stop them from getting much worse, but it is awkward to do and a lot of effort for very little gain. Ask me how I know.... :roll: Both BB7s and TRP Spyres look like a pain to take apart and put back together. I note yo...
by LinusR
20 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Ebay: Sidi MTB SRS shoes
Replies: 0
Views: 649

SOLD: Ebay: Sidi MTB SRS shoes

Sidi Dominator MTB SRS shoes size 45.5 http://ebay.us/9ycT8T
by LinusR
16 Jan 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: AGM Motion for 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2417

Re: AGM Motion for 2019

Suggested AGM Motion That Cycling UK promotes and supports people cycling in normal clothes and without requirements or coercion to wear extra personal protective equipment, hi-vis or helmets for example. This support shall cover all Cycling UK activities and in general. STATEMENT OF REASONS There ...