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by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 3:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

Do you really think of any relevance in pandering to the driving classes, who are already winning the battle against any intrusion upon "their" road space by cyclists and pedestrians?
I don't.
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 3:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

A reg no for each and every bike would indeed be quite an admin burden and cost. A reg no printed on a 5 quid sleeveless viz vest cheap and easy. Fee c. 25 quid and a staff of 10-12, job done. Nil cost to exchequer. I'll take the outsourced contract!
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 10:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

I don't think reg plates are a starter. A combined hi-viz "safety" vest and ID a different matter and would almost certainly receive huge majority support. Vote winners are all that matter.....
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 9:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

"How many would be prepared to break the law and ride without risking the possibility of prosecution to stand up for our rights ? As did Fred Hill with the Motorcycle helmet law."

I would ... but only up to the point where fine would bankrupt me or jail time loomed.

The car lobby is readying itself for all out war against alternative transport that I can see this actually being a policy flyer.
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 675

Re: I wonder if.......

Chris56 wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 10:27pm
ncutler wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 9:33pm You can have no idea how much I appreciate discovering a group of people who are as disinterested in football as I am.
+1. My faith in humanity is restored
Just so.
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 8:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 621

Registration Tabards?

Half-heard on Today programme. Expensive to "register" every bicycle so a number plate jacket to be worn by every cyclist. Administratively possible I suppose, but so many complications.

OTOH, so many cyclists damaging SUVs and goods vehicles by deliberately riding into them "something must be done." And all those pedestrians walking into speeding cars and leaving blood on them, they must be identified.
by djnotts
14 Jun 2021, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front shifting help
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Front shifting help

Retro mtb thumbies will, being friction (L) and friction or index (R), shift most front and rear mechs up to 3 x 9. Best always to have a set on the shelf!
by djnotts
7 Jun 2021, 6:47pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: for sale FAUSTO COPPI k28 alloy 54 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: for sale FAUSTO COPPI k28 alloy 54 cm

Eman Resu wrote: 7 Jun 2021, 6:19pm
djnotts wrote: 7 Jun 2021, 7:34am Joining just to sell is not universally welcomed, but at the very least polite and helpful to buyers - and hence you - to state whether or not postage an option and location!
Not-a-unversal-forum-member: I welcome anyone joining the forum for any reason. :roll:
As it happens so do I!
by djnotts
7 Jun 2021, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1716
Views: 484576

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Must be 10 years since I toyed with the idea of "just one bike", but my "new" Boardman (thanks Colin!) has very much resurrected consideration.
Lowered the gearing by the cheapest route, a mech extender and a 9 speed 11-40 cassette rather than 11-32. Works perfectly and makes all the difference.
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by djnotts
7 Jun 2021, 7:34am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: for sale FAUSTO COPPI k28 alloy 54 cm
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: for sale FAUSTO COPPI k28 alloy 54 cm

Joining just to sell is not universally welcomed, but at the very least polite and helpful to buyers - and hence you - to state whether or not postage an option and location!
by djnotts
5 Jun 2021, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which of these bikes is best for long-distance touring?
Replies: 81
Views: 2720

Re: Which of these bikes is best for long-distance touring?

cycle tramp wrote: 5 Jun 2021, 8:31pm
nick12 wrote: 5 Jun 2021, 7:23pm My go to bike is a 1998 diamondback topanga cost me £36 . Again it's modified to suite me with stem raiser and modified butterfly bars . Low gears, wide tyres, a saddle that I can sit on comfortably day in day out . Canti brakes, 7 speed thumb shifters, 20 year old derailleurs. It can cope with any terrain and feels great.
Sounds great! Any photos? A bike that is comfortable day in day out is worth its weight in gold
Early 90s Diamond Backs can be excellent go-anywhere "just a bike". My 93
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Ascent EX.
by djnotts
2 Jun 2021, 7:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after Prostatectomy or brachytherapy
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Cycling after Prostatectomy or brachytherapy

"Will send up wee prayer for you Dj -- I've just had a short sharp lesson on how I'm just here by the merest of threads but thankful it held again like an anchor"

Thanks. The thread is indeed flimsy! Most of us prefer not to dwell on that, but as one gets older best to recognise it.
by djnotts
1 Jun 2021, 10:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after Prostatectomy or brachytherapy
Replies: 48
Views: 2168

Re: Cycling after Prostatectomy or brachytherapy

 "So at last, I'm feeling a lot more positive and almost normal again"

Glad that after all the ups and downs it's coming good, must be a great relief.

My journey moves on. I have agreed to hormone and external radiation therapy, not that any other option was on the table (age and copd ruled out surgery or brachytherapy).

A month of tablets, with 1st injection part way through, 2nd 3 mthly injection in 3 weeks, ERT to start 7 July for 4 weeks. I agreed to treatment because as still contained within prostate "a good chance of eradication .... at the least delay metatasticism for 10 years".
My gf and children have been very much "it's your decision and .... Will support whatever you do" but clearly did think I should give it a go.

I take some comfort, probably wrongly
from having had next to no side effects from the hormone treatment.

My oldest surviving school days friend is a retired GP, who has himself fought a long battle with a much rarer cancer and whose opinion I value highly, has advised that the odds favour treatment. That swung it for me.

Time will tell....