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by RH20
16 Sep 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road condition - What can I do about this?
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Road condition - What can I do about this?

Strange creatures us cyclists. We can ride a bike off road over rough, gravelly ground, but we complain about some rough back lanes. Yes I’ve done my fair share of complaining about the state of the roads. We should expect the roads to be safe, we expect off road tracks to be lumpy. Perhaps the loca...
by RH20
3 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Two separate threads?
Replies: 35
Views: 821

Re: Two separate threads?

Aargh gone from helmets to Aspirin. Back to the subject, should there be a pro and anti helmet thread. Why not close the issue altogether? After all, the likelihood that pro helmet wearers will change to no helmet, or anti helmet wearers will change to wearing a helmet is highly unlikely. This issue...
by RH20
30 Aug 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Shock
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Shock

Good morning OJK. I hope you go on alright, such a shock. Keep posting and if possible updates. I am sure everyone will be thinking of you and hoping for the best.
by RH20
28 Aug 2020, 12:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduced Speed Limits
Replies: 80
Views: 2198

Re: Reduced Speed Limits

I am old enough to remember when the green grocer came round with a horse and cart. The butcher had a van, apart from the coal man coming on the street, these, in general were the only vehicles on the street. We as kids played street games, and it was safe. Now it is all about getting from a to b as...
by RH20
27 Aug 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls
Replies: 100
Views: 3026

Re: Bailer twine across road to guide cows - I hit it !.. Advice pls

Seems to me you need professional advice. Are you a member of a trade union? Some trades unions offer legal advice for out of work problems. Have a look at your house insurance, do you have legal cover on it? After this experience it is definitely worth considering having some insurance cover, third...
by RH20
26 Aug 2020, 8:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bath Bristol Speeder
Replies: 26
Views: 1149

Re: Bath Bristol Speeder

Speeding cyclists shouting “watch out” whilst not slowing down are akin to motorists pipping their horn at pedestrians crossing the road and not slowing down. On the road, cyclists complain about motorists not giving enough space to cyclists. Cyclists should try and always give the courtesy and resp...
by RH20
18 Aug 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did bike shops become boutiques?
Replies: 61
Views: 2065

Re: When did bike shops become boutiques?

Perhaps when cycling became, all carbon fibre, Lycra, and all the fancy gear, bike shops needed to follow the image. Did this change put off a lot of potential cyclists? Thinking they should not be out on anything less than a formula 1 equivalent bike. If a small, not fancy basic type shop, where th...
by RH20
12 Aug 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I have used Lezyne on schraeder and Presta. The first time on Presta it did the job. The second time, the foam came out between the tyre and wheel rim. I had hit a lump of metal in the road that I did not see due to dappled shade. An almighty bang but after removing the inner tube I found a long gas...
by RH20
12 Aug 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1083

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

I have used Lezyne sealant spray. It is about £5 per can from Evans, it is probably on sale at other cycle shops. This is an excellent product. My first use was at the end of an afternoon shift I returned to my bike and found I had a puncture. All I had to do was shake the can, screw it onto the val...
by RH20
10 Aug 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

As already suggested, a mountain bike should be suitable. Cycling will improve your fitness, circulation and cardiovascular performance. To lose weight you need to make SMALL changes to your diet. Remember you need to be looking at a diet that you can live with. Throw away the frying pan, cut down o...
by RH20
9 Aug 2020, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Better tyres for an MTB (with 26x1.95 tyres)
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Better tyres for an MTB (with 26x1.95 tyres)

Can I add my thoughts to the number recommending Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres. Many years ago it felt like I could puncture my tyres just by looking at them. I saw an advert for Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres and decided to give them a try. As a commuter, working shifts, I wanted something reliable. I...
by RH20
28 Jul 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 80
Views: 2436

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

The causes of obesity are many. We live in a less industrialised world where most work is of a sedentary nature.Supermarkets are awash with calories, transport is so easy. Out of the house, into car, out of car into office and so on. There are many solutions to inactivity. Perhaps a long term start ...
by RH20
26 Jul 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3126

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

When this pandemic broke, and some people were wearing masks, presumably to protect themselves, I commented that the masks were of no use whatsoever. It was obvious that the masks were open by the sides of the nose. A virus is so tiny that it would be able to get through these gaps. The super brain ...
by RH20
22 Jul 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 17 year old calls us out...
Replies: 69
Views: 2593

Re: 17 year old calls us out...

It’s only a couple of weeks ago that news headlines reported that “experts” were predicting the world’s population would be in decline. This was considered to be a bad thing for the future. Surely this will be good for the world and the environment. Fewer people need fewer resources. We can have all...
by RH20
21 Jul 2020, 7:32am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2481

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Getting back to masks today, If we are supposed to wear masks to help prevent other people getting COVID-19, why are some of these considerate people taking their mask from their face and then throwing it down on the pavement? There seems to be an increase in the number of masks and gloves littering...