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by steady eddy
11 Jun 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?

So cycle touring snobbery is alive and well on the Cycling U website. Who would have guessed that? Just because this article doesn't endorse slogging up big hills with a tent on the back of your bike and a Kelly kettle hanging from your handlebars,while you sweat away in your plus fours, doesn't mak...
by steady eddy
17 May 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

The 1;25000 os map of the area around Leiston has a "place" on it called "Fiscal Policy". Some map makers idea of a joke I guess.
by steady eddy
30 Apr 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 7057

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I am not sure there was anything "demonstrably incorrect" in my statement - I said - given their constant campaigning for road safety for cyclists why don't they offer brighter colours. I made no statement that bright colours were any safer than dark colours - although personally I believe...
by steady eddy
18 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Perineum pain advice
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Perineum pain advice

+1 for the Selle SMP - comfortable if a tad wide for a bike with a low front end - but they do a narrower version and very reasonably priced.I am reshaping mine by tightly binding the front with rope when I don't use it - so far that has worked well! A swap from a Brooks was a revelation in terms of...
by steady eddy
11 Apr 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 7057

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Oh what a can of worms I have opened
by steady eddy
11 Apr 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: SJS Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 740

SJS Cycles

Excellent service and a really sound approach to packaging. No padded envelopes or bubble wrap. A small cardboard box filled with cardboard from what looked like a Shimano product, which they had put through the shredder and reused.Well done. All now in my recycling bin. The VDO computer was pretty ...
by steady eddy
8 Apr 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 7057

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I had an opportunity to observe this yesterday when I was out. Put a cyclist in black against a dark background or in low light and do the same with one wearing a bright colour. The one in black all but disappears. Why do people working on building sites or the railway wear high viz - Its so they ca...
by steady eddy
1 Apr 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 7057

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Given their constant campaigning for road safety for cyclists Why do they persist in only doing clothing in dark colours?
by steady eddy
7 Mar 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bob Jackson Audax Tyre Clearance (28?)
Replies: 33
Views: 2046

Re: Bob Jackson Audax Tyre Clearance (28?)

I have a Pilgrim Audax bike which uses a frame made for them by Bob Jackson. Mine has 28mm tyres and mudguards with deep drop brakes. They also do a version with 25mm tyres. Have a look at the Pilgrim website for details. They are very helpful. Its a great ride - ignore the rack pack in the photo th...
by steady eddy
25 Feb 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation
Replies: 41
Views: 2661

Re: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation

The link from this route westwards to Oulton Broad requires an inconvenient carry of your bike over the railway bridge at the end of Normanston park and then negotiation of some very sandy surfaces before you rejoin Harbour road. Somewhat bizarrely the Lowestoft cycle route map, published by Suffolk...
by steady eddy
23 Feb 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation
Replies: 41
Views: 2661

Re: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation

The coast road round North Norfolk down to Great Yarmouth can be busy in the summer but inland around the Broads - if you stick to the yellow roads on the os maps you will find life pretty quiet. Reepham is worth a visit.Not to be confused with Reedham with its chain ferry across the river Yare - £1...
by steady eddy
23 Feb 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage sheds
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: Bike Storage sheds

I have two Asgard stores - one for bikes and the other to take all that clutter that otherwise ends up on the garage floor like bags of compost, tents and other associated camping stuff, bulk packs of cat food etc. They are well made and easy to assemble. Condensation can be a bit of a problem if yo...
by steady eddy
15 Feb 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 38
Views: 5482

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

There is a vast amount of etrex 20/30 knowledge on the Audax UK forum. If you have been Audaxing and are a member you should be able to access this. If not join u and support them.
by steady eddy
28 Jan 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 2306

Re: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?

I have odd shaped feet and use an orthotic in my shoe. Willam Lennon were very helpful in adjusting their shoes for me. They look a little old fashioned in brown, but work well with toe clips. They suit the style of my Pilgrim Audax bike perfectly and are fine to walk in.
by steady eddy
22 Jan 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: "Leisurely" Cycling Holidays

I have sent you a pm about cycling in Norfolk and Suffolk