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by drossall
4 Dec 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 594

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Oh dear. It's turning into another Brexit thread. Pity. Think I'll go cycling instead.
by drossall
3 Dec 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Front light with bar bag?

horizon wrote:Not sure how the world would have got on had SJS not made them.

I'd be amazed if SJS didn't have something to suit almost any such requirement.
by drossall
3 Dec 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 594

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Parliament has certainly done its duty according to the idea of representation. The counter-argument, I suppose, is that Parliament set up the referendum in the first place. However, the check and balance is that we all have the right to elect different representatives, which is what is happening no...
by drossall
2 Dec 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single sex/gender schools
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Single sex/gender schools

We have a boys' and a girls' school locally. They are very popular. There's another across the county, and probably more not far away. There are good mixed schools on offer as well for those who prefer co-education. We chose to send our kids to one of the mixed schools, but it wasn't really because ...
by drossall
2 Dec 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?
Replies: 49
Views: 1428

Re: Trespass - to become a criminal offence?

Isn't it the case that cycling on a public footpath is a trespass against the landowner? I'm not recommending it, because I think rights of way should be respected, but a criminal offence would be a bit extreme.
by drossall
2 Dec 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD 8 Speed Campag Ergo levers
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: 8 Speed Campag Ergo levers

I'll take those. YHPM.
by drossall
27 Nov 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Heights of lights.

Can't be. According to Halfords * cycle lighting has only been a legal requirement since 1988. They don't know what they are talking about (as I think you know). The requirement for front lights long pre-dates WWII. The CTC were famously involved in a debate during WWII, when the requirement for re...
by drossall
27 Nov 2019, 8:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

Maybe if you were contributing to open-source mapping? :D
by drossall
26 Nov 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: sweating

And several thin layers give more temperature control options than one thick one. Although, since it's the air trapped between layers that does the insulating, you may find that you have too many trapped air layers :roll:
by drossall
26 Nov 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Brake hoods for 1980's Campagnolo levers
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Brake hoods for 1980's Campagnolo levers

The eBay ones look good. Otherwise, SJS have a large selection where you might find something. For example, they have Cane Creek Weinmann-pattern ones (in two colours), and several patterns of Dia Compe . I can't quite work out whether your levers are entirely non-aero, or the transitional Campag on...
by drossall
26 Nov 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: sweating

I agree, try to start the ride on the cool side, and allow yourself to warm up. And avoid like the plague any top layer that is remotely plastic or similar. I do use, and like, Goretex Windstopper, but I try not to wear waterproofs in light rain because of the "boil in the bag" effect. I d...
by drossall
26 Nov 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Has anyone else cycled every road in their town?

I must be close. I'm a Scout leader, and I've delivered various missives to Scouts all over the place. But it's only a medium-sized town.

Of course, latterly, the wonders of email have meant that I haven't delivered paper letters nearly so much.
by drossall
21 Nov 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Caps, beanie & helmet cover
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Caps, beanie & helmet cover

If sizbut doesn't take the thermo beanie, I will - it's likely to be too small for me, if anything :oops:
by drossall
19 Nov 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Vintage bicycle head light
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Vintage bicycle head light

Probably best trying a cycle jumble. I went to the Tewin one last week. I'm sure there were some of that sort of thing there.
by drossall
18 Nov 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 4988

Re: Fixie: Why?

52" is quite low. Traditionally, club riders typically rode 63-67" in winter. They upped that to 72" for the early-season medium gear races. Plenty of people on here will come along and tell you that they ride gears in the 70s or even 80s all the time, but I'm not as fit as them.