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by rootes
25 Jul 2015, 12:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best airline for bike travel - Lufthansa ?
Replies: 28
Views: 5715

Re: Best airline for bike travel - Lufthansa ?

Baggage handling is independent of the airline and depends on the airport, the same firms that load Lufthansa will also load all the other airlines..
by rootes
25 Jul 2015, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Bike Bag on Ryanair
Replies: 37
Views: 10599

Re: CTC Bike Bag on Ryanair

Here is a tip... only found out as Wiggle unusually failed to deliver when I ordered a CTC bike bag.. Single Mattress cover bag from http://www.safestore.co.uk/ sure the other storage places sell similar and best bit was only £4.49 plus they sell 'fragile' tape.. Few bits of pipe lagging, pedals and...
by rootes
10 Jun 2015, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M Luxos U - first impressions. UPDATE lamp failure
Replies: 16
Views: 9789

Re: B&M Luxos U - first impressions. UPDATE lamp failure

Hiya, any further update re reliability since you had the updated model?

Regards
SI
by rootes
15 Dec 2013, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Dynamo - LED light (UPDATE)
Replies: 13
Views: 7482

Re: Brompton Dynamo - LED light (UPDATE)

This is my setup
http://sitrickett.wordpress.com/2013/12 ... amo-light/

Have the same light with an XT dynamo hub on my tourer.
by rootes
31 Oct 2013, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike with mudguards ?
Replies: 52
Views: 6229

Re: Road bike with mudguards ?

Really depends on the brand and model. Cheaper alloy Treks have eyelets and more critically space for proper SKSs mudguards On close clearance then Crud Racers 2 can be fitted - these are better imho the raceblades as they have more coverage, still not a patch on proper sks... Depends what you want ...
by rootes
31 Oct 2013, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....SRAM and Magura compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 3954

Re: ....SRAM and Magura compatibility

[quote=rootes]....how about the older proper style of Magura that have been around for years and common on euro trekking bikes? not sure if the piston/hydraulic ratio's are correct................ Yes, those are the calipers I'd like to use and yes, that's the question I'm looking for an answer to....
by rootes
31 Oct 2013, 11:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

Why ask the question if no-one can answer it from the information supplied? I obviously can't understand the context from the photo but you seem to be saying that it's safer following CS3 and if you want to go anywhere else then you can't. Which is another real world problem with segregation. Sorry...
by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 4:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

It is possible that TfL should consider developing another route altogether, but I don't, off-hand know where they should put it, or how the investment would compare CS2 follows the A11, this for many people is the best in terms of access and where it goes... the connectivity is ideal only alternat...
by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 3:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

How is this Junction more dangerous? Bescause (as far as I can see from the photo) if I turn right or left using the blue cycle path I'm in conflict with the traffic of the road I'm joining. If I use the road the traffic lights have removed this conflict. With the traffic as light as in the photo i...
by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 3:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....SRAM and Magura compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 3954

Re: ....SRAM and Magura compatibility

It would if they made them to fit over a 38mm tyre and mudguard! My quest is for hydraulic rim brakes for drop handlebars on a touring bike. The magura cable/hydraulic conversion box is an expensive and clumsy solution, I was wondering if the SRAM hydraulic road levers could be used with calipers t...
by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 2:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

How is this Junction more dangerous?

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by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "The Ultimate Utility Bike for Modern Living"
Replies: 84
Views: 8193

Re: "The Ultimate Utility Bike for Modern Living"

from the original OP list I like this one:

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by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 11:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

To explain this for the 50000th time. Segregation is bad news in towns because you increase the risk of collision at junctions (where most crashes occur) by a factor of between 3 and 10. But if you also deal with junctions then it works fine - I cycle fast and quite happy on roads etc, but even I u...
by rootes
25 Oct 2013, 11:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

Well, a whole lot of photos (or, to be more accurate, screen grabs from Streetview) make the picture a lot clearer. Evidently there are some excellent CS's alongside the appalling ones. I think we all know which are which! Yes that was the point I was trying to make - CS2 is crap, CS3 is pretty goo...
by rootes
24 Oct 2013, 4:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)
Replies: 79
Views: 38860

Re: Cycle Superhighway 2 (campaign discussion)

Richard Mann wrote:Count the number of pedestrians in all those photos of CS3...


no/few bikes, cars, trucks generally google streetview very early in the morning to avoid their cars getting stuck in traffic and have the shots obscured.