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by Si
7 Dec 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Work as a teacher: Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Work as a teacher: Why?

All the experienced teachers i know dislike it be ause they can remember the days when they taught kids rather than trained them to pass exams. Likewise, there was a time when the word 'satisfactory' meant satisfactory rather than failure.
by Si
1 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 2110

Re: This is Audax

Curious, I've never been in a queue for a stamp, cake -yes, but a stamp - no. Perhaps they've just decided they don't like you Mjr ;-) As for my missingg info's - yes, it means you don't get your brevet completed, but I'm more interested in enjoying the ride than being able to prove I've done it as ...
by Si
30 Nov 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 50
Views: 1762

Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

I'm informed by a reliable source that according to the tory manifesto, they wish to make trespass a criminal rather than civil offence. Their argument for this is that it will make it easier to remove travellers from private property. But will this also have a detrimental effect on cyclists ? Now, ...
by Si
30 Nov 2019, 11:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 2110

Re: This is Audax

I'm still scratching my head over the bureaucracy comment. Of all the different organised cycling events I've done I believe that audaxing is right down at the low end of the bureaucracy scale. Walk up to the table, tell them your name, pick up a card, have a nice chat, quick cuppa, off you go.....n...
by Si
11 Nov 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Advice please on providing training for the general public and adults

In Scotland the cycling promotion quango Cycling Scotland have a scheme called "Essential Skills" (see https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/training/essential-cycling-skills ) which notionally costs £20 but is often provided free. I do it for NHS Tayside for other NHST staff (that's where ...
by Si
9 Nov 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tern Andros Stem - dimensions and user experience
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Tern Andros Stem - dimensions and user experience

snaz wrote:Hi
thanks for yr reply.
Do you think it's possible or have you ever only tried deploying one of the handles rather than both ?

:? sp


the version that i have has a central lever rather than two outer ones....basically the two levers on the one you are looking at have a cross piece joining them
by Si
7 Nov 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tern Andros Stem - dimensions and user experience
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Tern Andros Stem - dimensions and user experience

Ive a similar Tern stem on my folder. Had it a few years any it still works fine, never needed any adjustment. I guess its not something that most people need, but ive a bad neck that sometimes benefits from a more upright position and this stem allows really easy adjustment with no tools when my ne...
by Si
6 Nov 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 2840

Re: What's your average speed?

Normally about 12.5 when by my self. Funnily enough hills dont seem to make much difference as i tend to ride slow on the flat but compared to many others i dont slow as much when starting upwards.
by Si
3 Nov 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5375

Re: Fixie: Why?

I always thought it was because 'chix-dig-fixed' :wink: Actually, WRT the subject of gears, one has to remember that a single gear on a fixed can span a number of gears on the geary bike just because of the improved efficiency. When I move from fixed to multi-geared I always initially feel like I'm ...
by Si
27 Oct 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Cable ties failed on Carradice quick release

I've tried to attach a saddle pack via cable ties in the past....same result. I use either leather straps or toe straps now.
by Si
22 Oct 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi vis and reflective jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Hi vis and reflective jacket

Good quality jacket plus Sam Brown Belt and a couple of slap bands for your arms?
by Si
21 Oct 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

It was very good. I'm surprised that you found it in such a state - I used to ride it all the time and it was usually fine. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69478879_2311914355791982_5567931083535679488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQnC-7_RAo6YwzUfTQPcTe-ZSzyni-Wb7A1vPVifc7HMObE2OTJhulC...
by Si
21 Oct 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

I did a bit of it recently - Gloucester to Ironbridge. I noticed that because it tends to meander a bit I quite often spent equal parts of the day riding west and east, thus both into the westerly and with it throughout the day. Plus, as you get up the Severn Valley to the Ironbridge gorge the wind ...
by Si
16 Oct 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cam software
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Bike cam software

thanks for all of the suggestions - I will have a play!
by Si
11 Oct 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 1054

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Mick F wrote:They had a magnesium frame in the 80s.
Kirk Precision.
https://classiclightweights.net/united- ... precision/


Yes and it proved that you shouldn't make frames out of it!