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by Si
22 May 2018, 8:03am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Data protection law coming in

I think my MG has recieved something but my AG has had nothing. Ive also put in a request f0r guidence direct to HQ but heard nothing back yet. On the other hand ive had various stuff from BC on it.
by Si
15 May 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Article and poll in Telegraph
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Article and poll in Telegraph

The poll appeared in the middle for me after a short while.
by Si
15 May 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retro thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 1610

Re: Retro thoughts

I remember my road bike back then....stoutly built but you had to book ahead if you wanted to use the brakes in the wet.
by Si
15 May 2018, 7:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: taking back our cities Mikael Colville Anderson
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: taking back our cities Mikael Colville Anderson

I used to hrar the term 'desire line' all the time when working with sustrans. Problem was that the plan that sustrans proposed never seemed to be what was finally delivered by the builders.
by Si
14 May 2018, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton equivalent
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Brompton equivalent

There have been brompton copies, i remeber seeing one that looked identical to a brommie apart from having derailer gears and being half the price. Word was that they fell apart pretty quickly. I think brompton have since got medieval with the patents.
by Si
13 May 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle bag support
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Saddle bag support

Thanks, yes, i'll be using a toe stap as my mount is one of the old ones (got it in a jumble for a quid), also got the carradice clamp on adapter for loopless saddles. I have a couple of the old versions on bikes with Brooks saddles. I'm not sure how well they would work with a modern saddle with a...
by Si
13 May 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weird Magura brake levers....
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Weird Magura brake levers....

Yep, it should fit you - I've got plenty of seat post showing. It's also got adjustable stems on it. Let me know next time you are back and you can have a go on it.
by Si
13 May 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "D'oh"; falling for intenet malware!
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: "D'oh"; falling for intenet malware!

Mrs Si had that one come up the other day...which caused some panic. I just ran the installed virus check, found the machine was OK and binned the warning....which thankfully seems to have been the correct thing to do.
by Si
13 May 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weird Magura brake levers....
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Weird Magura brake levers....

Ours might be for sale at a very reasonable price , complete with roof rack, if you want to come take a look next time you are back........burley samba, similar to andy and jenny's.
by Si
12 May 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How can I raise the stem? If even possible at all?
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: How can I raise the stem? If even possible at all?

You can use something like.... https://www.acycles.co.uk/bbb-tube-extend-steerer-tube-extender-bhp-22-4748.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwodrXBRCzARIsAIU59TLtF4taEwtHFyJcf95p1kkjvFxK1GjsFORyTYhmhznAAOwG5QDwBfsaAlHLEALw_wcB To get a good rise out of it. This one is a bit dear, i think mine was about a tenner. Yo...
by Si
12 May 2018, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY Respray
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: DIY Respray

Ive rattle canned one (completely removing old paint with nitromoose, etch priming, spraying and laquering), and hammerited another. The initial finish was ok but it just d0esnt last like a proper job. Indeed, when you take into account the expense of the materials, the faff, and how you'll have to ...
by Si
11 May 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle bag support
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Saddle bag support

Had a shed-quake the other day, shelf gave way spreading all my spares across the floor and in all the nooks and crannies (sure a couple of crucial nuts and bolts managed to bounce all the way down the path, into the house and under the fridge). Which all means that I couldn't find the adaptor, so I...
by Si
11 May 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 88
Views: 3080

Re: Giro d'Italia

Don't know how he did that, or why they let him Not sure that they had a lot of choice! Anyway, every time I see that Esteban Chaves in an interview he always comes across as a really really nice bloke...so I'm glad he won the stage. Mrs Si's reaction when she walked in and looked at the TV..."...
by Si
11 May 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracey Emin
Replies: 53
Views: 2777

Re: Tracey Emin

You don't have to go all the way to france to find people sticking modern stuff to historic sites and 'spoiling' the view.....

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by Si
10 May 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle bag support
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Saddle bag support

firedfromthecircus wrote:What's the advantages of this one over a bagman?


for me the big advantage is that ive already got this one and so dont have to spend any more! Also, compared to the basic bagman, this one is sort of qr.

The advantage over an sqr is that ive a carbon seat post that i dont want to clamp things to.