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by Si
9 Dec 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

Reminds me of a couple of weeks ago - I was stood in the cold over the road from a Mosque waiting for some trainees to turn up to learn to ride in the car park over the road and a very nice lady came out of the mosque and tried feed to give me breakfast and tea :-) There are some nice people left!
by Si
4 Dec 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Off road history.

1970something on a Raleigh Grifter :-)
by Si
27 Nov 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exposure lights
Replies: 29
Views: 1070

Re: Exposure lights

Got mine for free...diablo i think. Its a good light, but its a bit of a PITA to change the mode, especially without the instructions! But think ive got the hang of it now. However i think that the accompanying rear light is too bright unless angled down.
by Si
18 Nov 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: 26" disc fork?

Alas it looks like yours are too long for my bike - mine is .39m from crown race to centre of dropouts. But thanks for the offer!
by Si
17 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

Please note that the OP asked for views on how the forum could aid volunteers. It would be appriciated if this is what you could do rather than use it to express opinion on other subjects. This is not to say that those other subjects are not valid topics for discussion, but please start another thre...
by Si
17 Nov 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 648

(potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

CUK is looking at possible ways that it might use the forum to further help its volunteers. Several possible ways are being discussed but it would seem silly to steam roller ahead without consulting the volunteers themselves or those who might be considering volunteering. Rather than inadvertently s...
by Si
16 Nov 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: 26" disc fork?

fixedfixer wrote:I'll take a look at the fork then. From memory the bike it was used on had a long head tube so you could be in luck. PM if you like.


i will check it out tomorrow....thanks for thr photos.
by Si
13 Nov 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks....cant get at the bike until the weekend, but from memory: Pretty long!
by Si
12 Nov 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 2701

Re: BC membership up

Sounds curious - I've never seen a HSBC Guided Ride or Breeze ride stating that lids much be worn by riders - could you put a link up to one of the ones near you please? (I'm not doubting what you say - I'd just like to have a look at one to see exactly what they are saying) Of course RideSocial can...
by Si
10 Nov 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on. I know grrrr I am in great barr mate The guys that do the a...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

Maybe worth contacting the local community cycle clubs like Balsall Heath or Saheli, etc to see if theyd be able to help, e.g. publicise, maybe put on a ride to launch it, etc. Also, get it publicised via BCR and TAWS. Im sure youve already mentioned it on PBC and PushBikes sites. Thanks, do you ha...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: We remember all cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 432

Re: We remember all cyclists

Well I guess it just refers to the camaraderie of cycling. Just like in a particular town or village you might make an especial effort to remember those from that town or village but that doesn't mean you don't value people from other locations. Or people from a particular regiment might remember th...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on.
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?
Replies: 40
Views: 880

Re: Are Strava heatmaps reliably indicative of general cycling activity?

I will repeat my oft used anecdote. In Birmingham we used to have lots of BC sky/HSBC rides - perhaps typically the sort of people likely to use strava? We also have lots of rides put on by Community Cycle Clubs and BC's programme for getting people riding in deprived areas. And we gave away 5000 fr...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 2701

Re: BC membership up

You'll also notice that if you try to copy a ride it loses the uploaded image so you have to re-upload the one that you created for it. This has been logged. the images that I refer to in my last post to are not the ones that you stick on your ride but the ones on the website itself....AFAIK they've...