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by mattheus
18 Jan 2020, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Watch out for bushes
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Watch out for bushes

It would be a public service to let them know; CUK has an online facility that's pretty quick/easy (fixthathole maybe? It's for all kinds of hazards!)
by mattheus
18 Jan 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 90
Views: 2170

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

rmurphy195 wrote:If you use the roads at night/in poor weather/ at night AND in poor weather, irrespective of your mode of transort, the answer is quite obvious!



Very true! And I'm sure you'll find thousands that agree with you:
www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/grey-uk-best-selling-new-car-colour-2019
by mattheus
18 Jan 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

It's the latest thing for retro-grouches to moan about. This thread should flush quite a few out :)
by mattheus
18 Jan 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gambling
Replies: 44
Views: 795

Re: Gambling

My original irritation with the particular company - Betfred - was that they also were making millions from a company that supported addiction, including, or dumbly, their own clients. It now transpires they also have financial connections with a debt counselling organisation. Once again making the...
by mattheus
18 Jan 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gambling
Replies: 44
Views: 795

Re: Gambling

That's told you, pwa!
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

Who would have thought it??
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

mjr wrote:I have a £10 version of a similar product,
……..……...
because a satchel, dry bag, backpack or even a crate strapped to the top of the rear rack all seem more functional. I do not understand the popularity of these bags.


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by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

I think this is a copy of a Topeak design. I've used AGU's variant (now discontinued?) since 2007 for nearly all my audaxy adventures, it works really well. It uses 4 Velcro straps (1 at each corner) to attach - this isn't as elegant as other systems, but is reliable long-term, and fits almost any r...
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Halfords discount?
Replies: 37
Views: 13626

Re: Halfords Discount

There's some more info here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/member-benefits/halfords Seems like you can print-out the voucher, OR take it on your smart-phone. Aplogies if that page is out-of-date, or just plain wrong! How to claim your discount Present your voucher and membership card in store to receive...
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calais to Brussels - navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Calais to Brussels - navigation

Or... One could buy a Michelin 100,000:1 sheet (or similar) that would probably cover the whole route and would convey a deal of other interesting information about what's along the way. Not cycling specific but even small gravel tracks are mostly shown. Heights and gradients are a bit hit and miss...
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1504

Re: What Has Made You Laugh Today ?

Thanks for that! " Luckily, South Wales Police saw the funny side and shared the story on social media along with a picture of the horse on board the bus. In a Twitter post, they said: "A loose horse on the 'mane' A48 Eastern Ave decided it wanted to 'stirrup' a little trouble but in doing...
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 10:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 30
Views: 969

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

It's bloody annoying when folks park-up on their right - still with full (not side) lights on - and you're approaching on an unlit road*. If my bike had Main Beam, I'd feel justified in using it in those situations! *This usually happens in those cute villages where they removed all their streetligh...
by mattheus
17 Jan 2020, 8:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth
Replies: 30
Views: 969

Re: Beware Ye Who Ride On Pathes in Lambeth

I may get some similar signs made up (with the Driving bit), and nail them to the cars parked on pavements round our way. It's easiest to hammer the nails into the tyres - the glass is too brittle, and the metal bounces too much. Use screws to attach them to the bodywork. Always useful to hear the ...
by mattheus
16 Jan 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gambling
Replies: 44
Views: 795

Re: Gambling

My maternal grandpa died with the bookies owing *him* money - so they're a good thing for our family! But I'm still in favour of more restrictions than we currently have.
by mattheus
16 Jan 2020, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gambling
Replies: 44
Views: 795

Re: Gambling

Well, bookies have long been the most hated profession... Al I didn’t know this and what’s the reason? At least they are trustworthy and pay out what they promise. Personally I’d trust a bookie way above a politician, a journalist, an estate agent or banker. That's an interesting perspective ... On...