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by Si
15 Sep 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for World Domination <= Clickbait
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for World Domination

lots of web designers affiliated to Cycling UK as members (especially the retired ones) would probably offer their services for free.


World of pain.

It has been tried before.
by Si
15 Sep 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: May only motorists teach Bikeability?
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: May only motorists teach Bikeability?

My longest commute as a bikeability instructor was to longbridge, the other side of the city, a 40mile return journey. I was OK doing this on the bike, but we had a number of instructors who are not that fit and so would have struggled (esp with a day of doing bikeability in the moddle). Although ma...
by Si
1 Sep 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 48
Views: 2700

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

I find that most kids want to do cycling....when the rest of their class are doing the same. As has been said, peer pressure is a wonderful thing. When they come to us as individuals with parents in tow it can be a different story. And it's sometimes the case that we spend as much time trying to alt...
by Si
1 Sep 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Great North Trail

Yep, just had it pop up on fbook too. Looks very interesting....possibly an ideal gravel bike route?
by Si
1 Sep 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

I've not been on it but I've seen it. It's very nice, as is Wells itself...we stayed there with our tandem years ago. As said it's not a 'toy' railway as such but a minimum gauge/miniature railway. These tended to be built either as tourist lines, estate railways or industrial lines....in either cas...
by Si
1 Sep 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap luggage?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Cheap luggage?

I have used a supermarket shopping basket strapped on my rack That looks neat. I got the idea for doing this after having a similar basket strapped to my commuter bike....after years of using various other things like rack top bags, saddle bags, panniers, etc I think that this is the best (if least...
by Si
31 Aug 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap luggage?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Cheap luggage?

Thoughts on expensive luggage. For a week long tour I have several options: panniers (rubbish off road), rack top bag (a pain to take off and put on because mine has all kinds of velcro everywhere), Carradice long flap camper (can't mount SQR to carbon post, or the carradice QR on my saddle, plus I ...
by Si
27 Aug 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?
Replies: 73
Views: 2381

Re: Why don't road cyclists say hello anymore?

I've noticed this over the weekend....both rides out into the countryside Saturday Attire: tee shirt, baggy walking shorts, spd sandals Bike: gravel bike...which looks just like a road bike from any distance Maybe half the roadies I met said 'morning' Monday Attire: same as Saturday Bike: flat barre...
by Si
27 Aug 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainsets
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Re: Chainsets

You did remember to lubricate first didn't you??!?!?
by Si
26 Aug 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainsets
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Re: Chainsets

Thanks everyone. I think Slowster wins the mystery prize with the suggestion for the Spa super compact - looks like exactly what i want.
by Si
25 Aug 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainsets
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Re: Chainsets

Thanks for the replies, given me some inspiration. Think the best solution gear wise could be a mtb double like https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-deore-m6000-10-speed-double-crankset/rp-prod161594?gs=1&sku=sku595807&pgrid=60711843258&ptaid=pla-424556597942&utm_source=google...
by Si
25 Aug 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainsets
Replies: 29
Views: 1430

Chainsets

Not quite sure what the actual question I want to ask is, apart from: someone suggest how to solve my none specific problem! Bought a bike a new year ago. Came with a compact double Tiagra chainset running a 10spd cassette (50/34 and 11-34). Thought I'd give it a go as it sounded better than 1x but ...
by Si
16 Aug 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle shock absorber?
Replies: 9
Views: 628

saddle shock absorber?

https://www.yucool.co.uk/collections/sports-equipmt/products/bike-shock-absorber?variant=12006310314020 What do you think? Is anybody else a bit worried about the fatigue that those flexing rails will suffer, and it leading to you having a seat post inserted somewhere you really don't want to have a...
by Si
16 Aug 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: Brompton + electric motor = The ultimate bicycle?

I don't find the brommie ride awful...just different. I'm perfectly happy riding it round town in the traffic. I wouldn't take it on a world tour, just like I wouldn't try to get my tourer onto a bus or under the desk in the office! As for weight...I hardly ever carry mine...either push it in unfold...
by Si
6 Aug 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earworm
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Earworm

Remember the old Jesus Jones record "Info Freako"?

I got that stuck in my head during the tour de france, but instead of the words "Info Freako" in the chorus I kept getting "Thibaut Pinot". :roll: