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by Si
23 Sep 2017, 6:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kickstarter - CyclingUK asking for donations to fund "close pass" mats.
Replies: 362
Views: 32949

Re: Kickstarter - CyclingUK asking for donations to fund "close pass" mats.

Ive noticed no difference. Seemed to be plenty of people trying to push past our group today. But there again if 1% of drivers are nutters and 99% careful and considerate, its the 1% that you remember.
by Si
23 Sep 2017, 6:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017

A34 is a two phase project .... It will go further once the first half is in. As for which side its on, i dont think that really matters as long as it works....i come at it from the east and was initially worried about how to get to it but there do seem to be a number of crossings planned. More inte...
by Si
23 Sep 2017, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017

thanks Si and I live in Great Barr so know all those areas. I guess the difference is for commuting I use the direct routes - A34, A38, A45 etc and this is where we need proper infra. Good that things are better in what I call 'off road' and the more the better Well, once the nimbis and motons stop...
by Si
23 Sep 2017, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1x11?
Replies: 61
Views: 2246

Re: 1x11?

Having started the thread and read through the well argued posts ive decided not to go for a single chsin ring set up. The potential simplicity and weight saving appeals but, on the other hand, im suspicious of chain angles and the possibility of faster wear. So im looking at 2x9 now.......must be 2...
by Si
23 Sep 2017, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.5" or just a bit wider 26" tyre for commuting on roads
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: 1.5" or just a bit wider 26" tyre for commuting on roads

Im liking m+ 1.5 on 26. You get your p*unct*re resistance, reasonable grip, tough enough for moderate off road, and either they feel quick enough for you so that's ok, or they feel slow so you know you are getting a better workout and that your good bike will feel a lot faster when you get back on h...
by Si
23 Sep 2017, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Your Favourite Ride of Summer 2017

just a pleasant 50 miles through Birmingham using lots of the new cycle tracks. pray tell where Is Si as I rarely see any new ones, but are this more off the road ones ? . well, when i say 'new' its a relitive term. Iirc i went from kingstanding on the north brum route down through witton lakes, br...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Amsterdam turns off traffic lights
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Amsterdam turns off traffic lights

My experience of Amsterdam is limited but what I did notice in the few places where motorists and cyclists had to interact closely and mistakes were made is that no one got upset, both parties stopped, grinned, waved at each other and carried on. I was in Amsterdam a couple of years ago and found t...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly
Replies: 29
Views: 656

Re: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly

One of our local cycling pubs does (or did...not sure if it's still going) tea by the urn for cyclists, so your group would just purchase the urn full and a cuppa would average out at under 50p. It also opened early one day a week for the cycle clubs to come for their cuppa. As others have said - cy...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the best outside bike storage
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: the best outside bike storage

My outside storage consists of just a water proof sheet (ground sheet from an old tent IIRC) pinned to the wall under window (so the windowsill stops the wet running down the back of it). The bike is then attached to the wall via wall anchor, chain and lock from pragmasis http://securityforbikes.com...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 3:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Amsterdam turns off traffic lights
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Amsterdam turns off traffic lights

Today I'm speaking on behalf of the Cynical Party. My experience of Amsterdam is limited but what I did notice in the few places where motorists and cyclists had to interact closely and mistakes were made is that no one got upset, both parties stopped, grinned, waved at each other and carried on. My...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Cycling UK clothing

Plus a T-shirt makes you look more like a real person rather than a MAMIL. MAMIC ;-) Cotton's not the antichrist of cycling clothing that many make out - I wear cotton T shirts a lot as some of my work places issue them....if you are racing and going 'ell fer leather then you'll get sweaty, but if ...
by Si
22 Sep 2017, 2:12pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Cycling UK clothing

Yep, it's rapha type prices. As I said it's an exceedingiy nice shirt (although taste is also in the eye of the beholder), and appeared to be very high quality. I'm sure there will be plenty sold, but I think it might be a bit on the dear side for me.
by Si
21 Sep 2017, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chrome problems
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chrome problems

Is media blasting the same as what they do at a powder coating place? Im thinking powder coating is going to be a bit cheaper than paint.
by Si
21 Sep 2017, 6:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Cycling UK clothing

Saw the shirts today....the vintage one is very very nice. Yep, its a bit dear but if you buy stuff like rapha you'd consider it gvfm. But please don't ask me when/where to get them as I wasn't listening at that point....i was too busy longingly stroking the shirt.
by Si
21 Sep 2017, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chrome problems
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Chrome problems

My 653 road bike has chromed forks and rear triangle. The bike is over 20 years old and very well used so there are lots of little rust spots coming through the chrome. Whats the easiet/cheapest way to get it looking good again and get shot of the rust.....happy to consider having the chrome removed...

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