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by flat tyre
7 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2187

Re: Brucey

I did hear somewhere that Google is planning to replace Brucey with an algorithm.
by flat tyre
7 Feb 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1005

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

I can get my summer bike (no mudguards) in my car behind the front seats. I take both wheels off and put a clean rag around the chain.
by flat tyre
2 Feb 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A worrying thought about hand signals
Replies: 38
Views: 1390

Re: A worrying thought about hand signals

Sometimes I wonder if sticking my right arm out to turn right means "please overtake" to motorists approaching from behind.
by flat tyre
25 Jan 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do I need a new bike?
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Do I need a new bike?

If you need to ask the question, the answer is yes!
by flat tyre
24 Jan 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 27827

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I understand that a request has been made to Hampshire Highways for signage at either end advising of the closure.
There is a map of the planned diversion, which as Graham says is quite difficult and probably only suitable for mountain bikes.
by flat tyre
23 Jan 2020, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 27827

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I tried to cycle on the path yesterday. It's closed at the ramp on the north side of the QECP centre and there is no way round the barriers that have been erected. I was told by the workforce supervisor that they are making modifications to the ramp and the work will take 3-4 weeks. There's a notice...
by flat tyre
22 Jan 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road Bike for Hill Climbs
Replies: 33
Views: 995

Re: Road Bike for Hill Climbs

If you want a hill climber, I'd strongly recommend building your own, that way you will get the gears and wheels you need, any bike "off the peg" will be a compromise.
by flat tyre
21 Jan 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which Pump
Replies: 56
Views: 1487

Re: which Pump

After many years carrying a near useless mini pump plus 3 CO2 bulbs "as back up" I finally saw sense and bought a zefal frame fit pump. This does actually work and can get the tyre up to 85psi quite easily. Also, after removing the bracket for the mini pump and no longer carrying the Co2 b...
by flat tyre
17 Jan 2020, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.

I've not had very good puncture resistance from Continental 4 seasons, I use Schwalbe Durano Plus in the winter. You should check the rim pressure rating as at 150psi you may be exceeding it.
by flat tyre
13 Jan 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1270

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

Perceived speed is directly proportional to the cost of the bike in my experience.
by flat tyre
29 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

One of the problems I find with the excessively bright headlamps is that the brightness tends to mask the indicators (when the driver has deigned to use them!).
by flat tyre
13 Dec 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver of the day award
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Driver of the day award

Today's prize goes to.... Mr Diver of unknown make small car. Me, cycling along move out wide to avoid potholes and then parked car, surprised to hear engine revving on my left and realised car fast approaching on my inside attempting to overtake before having to brake hard after realising why I'd m...
by flat tyre
3 Dec 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New user + Advise on accident
Replies: 19
Views: 1005

Re: New user + Advise on accident

I really can't see how this can be shared blame. If I've understood correctly the driver who hit you was turning right. I'm pretty sure that the highway code says you should give way to oncoming traffic when turning right. If he went through a gap in the traffic he is still responsible for checking ...
by flat tyre
18 Nov 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help with tyre punctures
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: Help with tyre punctures

It is possible to get dirt/grit inside the tyre when refitting beside the road if you are not careful, this can then cause another puncture.