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by grufty
26 Sep 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rosie Swales Pope MBE
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: Rosie Swales Pope MBE

Had a chat with her this morning near Kendal. Read her sailing books in late 70s, early 80s. Very impressive lady!
by grufty
4 Sep 2020, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 232
Views: 34911

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Currently
Worst- school run motorists
Best- drivers who choose to walk,scoot or cycle
by grufty
1 Aug 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anti-Pollution Mask & Cycling Glasses
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Anti-Pollution Mask & Cycling Glasses

I wear ski goggles over glasses with a Buff tucked under the goggles, works quite well. I wear for allergies, mostly allergic to poor driving! :wink:
by grufty
21 May 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike choice - Surly disk trucker ? - 26 inch wheels - frame size ?
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: New bike choice - Surly disk trucker ? - 26 inch wheels - frame size ?

Height 5' 9", inseam 31" Disc Trucker (26 " wheel) 52cm could possibly manage 54, but standover height becomes a little scary! Troll small, could probably manage medium, but again happy with standover height. I cycle a lot on tracks and lanes, the Troll is definitely easier on the arm...
by grufty
22 Mar 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12813

Re: Some groups did not read the memo!

Judging by this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0877mb2 it's time all cyclists got off the road. Last place you want to be right now is in hospital, and even less so in an ICU. No, it's time all non essential motorists got off the road. Remove the perpetrators not their victims. At the least, i...
by grufty
31 Jan 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1910

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

Sorry to hear about your knee problems. Mrs Grufty had a total knee replacement 18 months ago and fortunately is now able to cycle. She did all the physio, but also found shorter cranks useful, she now uses 160s.We were also considering a pendulum crank if she couldn't obtain the full flexion. Perha...
by grufty
13 Dec 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?

Not sure there's clearance above the reflector for a light when folded. I had a light behind the saddle attached via bent flat bar, this was pre-pentaclip and I couldn't have used the saddle loops. I've found over the decades that the official Brompton solutions are often the easiest and possibly ch...
by grufty
13 Dec 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Where to attach tail/rear light on an L type Brompton ?

I thought Brompton did a rear led light with reflector that fits the standard bracket, or does it have to be the Cateye?
by grufty
7 Dec 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off road tyres for a tourer
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Off road tyres for a tourer

+1 for Land Cruisers
by grufty
7 Dec 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading old Brompton brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Upgrading old Brompton brakes

Do the current Brompton brakes have a different bolt diameter (8 rather than 6mm), in which case drilling may be required? I successfully use dual pivots with the old levers.
by grufty
1 Dec 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2352

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

An old toothbrush works well if you have the clearance.
by grufty
30 Nov 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 19996

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

Had an interesting encounter on a narrow bridge with a very young driver this morning. I was told in no uncertain terms that cyclists aren't allowed on the road when there are cars around! Followed an occasion earlier this week when I was cycling along a quiet road, there was a young man just in fro...
by grufty
7 Oct 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safety wear for cyclists
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Safety wear for cyclists

Mrs Grufty saw an ad on Facebook this morning for an item that "helps thousands of British cyclists avoid getting hit by a car".
Now where have I previously seen a uniform with arrows?
by grufty
25 Sep 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?

Disc Trucker, ok you'll need a tensioner, but the Shimano one works well, less hassle adjusting rear discs than horizontal dropouts.
by grufty
16 Jul 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best folding bike for me?
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

Re: Best folding bike for me?

We use Bromptons a lot off road, sometimes you have to take them for a walk uphill, and they're easy-ish to carry unfolded like a yoke. Ours are nearly 30 years old, still the original SA rear hub, been through a few rims mind you!