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by asr
30 Nov 2009, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advertising in CTC magazine.
Replies: 49
Views: 3496

Re: Advertising in CTC magazine.

Yes, it's the implied threat, in mentioning that they are regular advertisers, which is so distasteful. A threat which was carried out, by the way, because the usual two-page spread from Thorn is missing in this issue.
by asr
14 Aug 2009, 1:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Use the cycle path
Replies: 99
Views: 12035

Re: Use the cycle path

... BUT these paths had been planned by a maniac armed with a spirograph... Ah! Is this maybe the same maniac who designed the cycle path ("follow the red line") for exiting the ferry docks in Dover? You twist and you turn and at one point you even have to buzz yourself through a little d...
by asr
19 Jun 2009, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lighter, faster wheels for a Galaxy Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Lighter, faster wheels for a Galaxy Tour

I have a Dawes Galaxy Tour (new in 2005, I have no idea what the tubing is - there are no stickers) which I never use for heavy touring, but mostly for long day rides and occasional 100k audax events. It has Mavic A319 wheels with Schwalbe Marathons (32c) and it has been suggested to me that, for th...
by asr
10 Jun 2009, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding cycles: Recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 7043

Re: Folding cycles: Recommendations?

I have a 3-speed Brompton and an Airnimal Joey Explore (with 9 speed cassette and 3 speed internal sram hub). I use the Brompton for almost daily commutes to London (about 1.5 miles from home to station, another 2 miles station to office) and I don't think there is a better machine for 4 folds a day...
by asr
17 Mar 2009, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.
Replies: 58
Views: 3761

Re: Pavements, Cycle Lanes and Roads.

They have these 'share the road' signs on roads frequented by cyclists around Tucson, Arizona, although I remember some of them (the signs) had been shot at.
by asr
12 Mar 2009, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding Bikes
Replies: 54
Views: 4560

Re: Folding Bikes

- whats this brompton front bag thing ? how much are they ? Brompton front bags are useful and efficient and I think the best way to carry things on a Brompton. It seems that Brompton handling actually improves with a load in the front. I have the front touring pannier - highly recommended. Unfortu...
by asr
12 Feb 2009, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...about rainlegs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

I both love them and hate them: love them when riding in a downpour, hate them when I need to put them on in public.
by asr
10 Feb 2009, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rear light positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 1524

I have a cheap-ish cat-eye rear light which came with a piece of heavy-duty plastic designed to hold on to a strap (as well as the usual clamp for a seatpost).

So I attach it to the strap (or loop) in the middle of the flap on the saddlebag.
by asr
9 Feb 2009, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most useful item bought
Replies: 47
Views: 4237

zefal hp x frame pump
by asr
6 Feb 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mind if I vent my spleen?
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Mind if I vent my spleen?

Then , I have to try and negotiate those odd pavement slabs which we find on bike paths here, with the ridges on them, which run parallel to the cycleway, so every time I ride over one, my wheels slide from side to side. What the hell are they? Some sort of safety paving for people with sight probl...
by asr
3 Feb 2009, 8:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike valet parking
Replies: 1
Views: 444

bike valet parking

Ah, California!
You need a lot of bandwidth to watch this. (You also have to put up with some 'up-talk').
by asr
3 Feb 2009, 9:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Passing and blowing.
Replies: 59
Views: 4023

Re: Passing and blowing.

Neil Fat Man On A Bike wrote:10. Bromptons / collapsing bikes

Riding a Brompton in London, it is great sport to sit on the wheel of a roadie or fixie and, thanks to flat terrain and traffic, it's not too difficult. But it drives them nuts.
by asr
22 Aug 2008, 3:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Prog on TV this evening
Replies: 38
Views: 5030

It was ironic that the only country in which Mark Beaumont was physically attacked was the (supposedly) "most advanced nation". Riding through Louisiana he should have taken the same precautions as for Afghanistan - a police escort. On the other hand, he seemed to enjoy California very mu...
by asr
19 Aug 2008, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR size advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 988

I've only taken a test ride on a Moulton TSR 8 (so I know very little about the bike) and I'm not picky about low bars, but for me the saddle was too low. I'm 6'4", also 34" inside leg. During the ride I readjusted the seatpost to a comfortable height and, when I got back, the bike shop po...