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by irc
12 Aug 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 56
Views: 1367

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Does anybody know why cyclists are oblivious to red traffic lights. They just saunter through So far nobody has given the correct answer which is that they do it because they can. With no number plates the chances of being prosecuted are tiny. The same reason most drivers ignore speed limits other ...
by irc
10 Aug 2018, 6:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help Choosing Charity Ride Tyres Please
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Help Choosing Charity Ride Tyres Please

Look no further than the suggested Voyager Hypers. I'd say you will see around a 10% average speed increase compared to knobbly Smart Sams. No loss of comfort either. Probably the 38mms rather than the 35s. I timed my bike on roll down hill tests comparing Marathon Duremes which I had thought felt v...
by irc
9 Aug 2018, 1:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 177
Views: 3295

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Plenty other politicians have criticised the burka without a media storm. Emily Thornberry for example said she wouldn’t want a woman wearing a burka to look after her child but they can work in backroom offices. https://order-order.com/2018/08/08/thornberry-i-wouldnt-let-a-woman-in-a-burka-look-aft...
by irc
1 Aug 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: British airways bike charges
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: British airways bike charges

I think you will be charged £65. On economy tickets one hold bag is free but only up to 23kg. So you may be charged the overweight fee of £65

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/in ... ht-baggage
by irc
27 Jun 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Third runway at London-Heathrow?
Replies: 52
Views: 1305

Re: Third runway at London-Heathrow?

I'm all for the 3rd runway. Living in Scotland I prefer to fly direct but the reality is that most places in the world don't have direct routes from Scotland. So I need to fly via a hub. At the moment Glasgow - London flights are limited by Heathrow over-capacity. Low number of flights and higher co...
by irc
26 Jun 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Bottle cage adaptor to move cage up?

There is a nice one made by an Australian Company - Mount Skidmore. Well made and works well. £14 for 2 delivered to the UK in 2016. Gives a choice of bottle cage positions.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/reviews ... =15#634182
by irc
14 Jun 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 172
Views: 6116

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Just me or is it always Remainers who jump onto threads shouting about boycotting establishments based on the referendum. Not aware of any time a Brexit supporter suggested boycotting something because it was a Remainers place. Are they bad losers? As for the question - I'm a fan of the Spoons. Good...
by irc
6 Jun 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?
Replies: 132
Views: 2530

Re: What might be the effects of the rapidly increasing motor vehicle fuel costs?

Plus theres the fines. Cameras get you when you are speeding, traffic wardens get you when you're not speeding at all, and the ......... How do so many people cope with all that shiz every day!? They have my sympathy. I've found that driving somewhere near the speed limit and taking a bit of car pa...
by irc
23 May 2018, 1:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic
Replies: 55
Views: 2110

Re: Shared use Path: Overtaking into head on traffic

Hi all, He said that I was cycling on the wrong side of the road, and therefore it was me who was in the wrong. It's the first time Basically this is correct IMO. Though the other cyclist caused the confusion by initially being on the wrong side then only going on to the correct side to overtake th...
by irc
9 May 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Offroad
Replies: 22
Views: 1098

Re: LEJOG Offroad

by irc
27 Apr 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gravel / Adventure bikes, nothing new ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2789

Re: Gravel / Adventure bikes, nothing new ?

The Surly Long Haul trucker going back what? 15yrs? Longer? had the gravel touring capability ticked. Takes up to 700x45mm with mudguards, stable steering. I've done a few days on gravel roads as part of longer USA tours and my LHT was all I needed. Unless conditions were unusually soft or sandy I h...
by irc
22 Apr 2018, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why I can'y find Voyager Hypers in 700x32 any more?
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Why I can'y find Voyager Hypers in 700x32 any more?

No longer made according to Vittoria - on this thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1126 ... inued.html

May still be the odd one about. But at a price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HFR471E/
by irc
21 Apr 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?
Replies: 65
Views: 4437

Re: Satnavs 'cause accidents'?

But - whatever the law says - a satnav is designed to be viewed by a driver while in motion . This means there's risk of a driver paying more attention to it than to important road signs - like the STOP signs in the above video. Like anything else it needs to be used appropriately. I have a part ti...
by irc
5 Apr 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Route between Ellary and Balimore, Argyll

Absolutely fine for a tourer. It is a singletrack private road. So not open to public for cars but fine for bikes. Basically two strips of tarmac with grass growing along the middle.

This pic is going the other direction towards Ellary.

14-estate-track-large.jpg
by irc
4 Apr 2018, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested
Replies: 129
Views: 6618

Re: Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested

I'm sure you know without having it explained that what's reasonable depends on the circumstances. Intentionally and unnecessarily killing somebody in your own home or elsewhere is probably murder. OTOH, I cannot see how anybody in the confusion of being woken by intruders in the night and then bei...