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by seank
2 May 2014, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What am I missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

What am I missing?

If Andy Wilkinson can do it in 41 hours, a 'traditional' in 44 hours, how come a tandem is struggling to break 50 hours for the end to end record? Reasonably aero, excellent power to weight, what am I missing? http://road.cc/content/news/113945-dominic-irvine-time-trial-legend-glenn-longland-aim-lej...
by seank
23 Jan 2014, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic UST wheel source?
Replies: 1
Views: 2913

Mavic UST wheel source?

Didn't think this would be difficult to source but am struggling to find a ready built or wheel builder for:

26", front wheel, Mavic UST rim, QR hub, - under £200, Paypal payment

Suggestions anyone?
by seank
17 Jul 2013, 3:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?
Replies: 52
Views: 46208

Re: Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?

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Fair? I don't think so
by seank
17 Jul 2013, 2:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?
Replies: 52
Views: 46208

Re: Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?

I don't see your logic. The scheme ensures that both bands of taxpayer have the same amount of money to spend on a bike. How is that unfair? Ahh, well that depends on your personal politics, I'm not happy in a country where less than 10% of the population own over 40% of the wealth (4th most unequa...
by seank
17 Jul 2013, 1:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?
Replies: 52
Views: 46208

Cycle2work - another scheme for the rich?

Am I reading this right, the more you earn the more you save on the Cycle2work scheme? lower tax bracket 23-25% saving, higher tax 39-41% saving - see attached.
How the rich get richer?

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by seank
5 Jun 2013, 10:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous/Careless driving
Replies: 2
Views: 1956

Dangerous/Careless driving

Just been reading the 'Justice for Cycling' article in the mag and it occurred to me.... When and why did accidents on the roads get split and dealt with differently from accidents in other walks of life? Causing serious injury or death in occupational or leisure arena's don't seem to have their own...
by seank
10 Sep 2012, 9:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road layout technical description?
Replies: 5
Views: 13398

Road layout technical description?

Googled with out success to try and find the name/description of the situation where the road and pavement are at the same level as used in heavily shared low speed areas, as seen in Holland? Any links would be useful for discussion of this layout with ref to lowering traffic speeds. As I understand...
by seank
2 Dec 2011, 3:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crossing 'waiting' time
Replies: 23
Views: 3021

Crossing 'waiting' time

we've been having a discussion re: the 'waiting' time forced on users of road crossing - the time from pressing the button to the crossing cycle starting. Questions; - why do authourities set this at all, why not have immediate response to the button being pressed (disregarding the situation where t...
by seank
25 Feb 2010, 4:34pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: XC riding around Loughborough?
Replies: 1
Views: 674

XC riding around Loughborough?

Billy no mates looking for some cycling pals! Anyone riding around the Loughborough area or taking the bikes out further a field for day trips from Loughborough? Been riding around Charnwood and East Leake area for a while and am looking for someone/group to ride off ride with in the area, Cheers, S...
by seank
15 Jan 2010, 4:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scottish cycle road tax
Replies: 55
Views: 4373

Scottish cycle road tax

If the proposed Scottish cycle road tax was proportional to the car tax [by what ever method], would that be about 5p! Isn't this just another go at getting cyclists registered Big Brother style. Didn't someone once work out what the cost of road would be if it really did pay for the road system? I ...
by seank
16 May 2008, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC Innapropriate Fundraising
Replies: 1
Views: 742

CTC Innapropriate Fundraising

I would like to express my objection to the mailing I recieved from the CTC the other day trying to sell me private health care. I would have hoped that ethos of the CTC was against this sort of consumer capitalism as tool for their fund raising - private health care companies manipulate the fear an...