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by ChrisButch
17 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 37
Views: 1144

Re: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

I believe that the article says that inexperienced/less fit cyclists are wrong to twiddle excessively. Froome etc are different. I know we are all different but I have always maintained that spinning a very low gear fast is daft. My legs are at their best a a slower cadence. Yes, you can frequently...
by ChrisButch
9 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 3532

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

. As others have said though there is SOME innovation there ..e.g. the mech damper so MAYBE the more usefull bits will "trickle down" to more cost effective and useful groupsets over time... ???? To widen the discussion to SRAM innovations more broadly, one which did seem to have some pot...
by ChrisButch
9 Feb 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3673

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

I've noticed that judges in such cases, as in this one, now frequently use the phrase 'vulnerable road user' when sentencing. It seems to crop up too many times to be coincidental. Something new in the sentencing guidelines, perhaps?
by ChrisButch
8 Feb 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: Jack Taylor (Ladies) - Where to sell?

box lining and a few of the components suggest a 1960s bike to me. Yes, I'm not sure the box lining is much help in narrowing down the date. My JT Clubman frame, bought from the brothers in 1975, has box lining and decals more or less identical to the OP's bike. As others have said, the box lining ...
by ChrisButch
14 Dec 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020

If what is now Team Sky survive but with a sharp budget cut I think that would be a Good Thing. They can still do well with merely a good selection of good riders, rather than a suffocating selection of good riders. Yes. On several occasions they've been fielding teams in simultaneous stage races i...
by ChrisButch
7 Dec 2018, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Filling in the holes in shoes after cleats removed

Worth trying ShoeGoo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_Goo

Used to use it a lot for repairing running shoes. Not sure it would be abrasion-resistant enough for the constant scraping in your application, but worth a try. Several UK suppliers
by ChrisButch
27 Nov 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist In Collision Low Sunlight A Factor.
Replies: 21
Views: 860

Re: Cyclist In Collision Low Sunlight A Factor.

Simple really, if the sun is low, use the car sun visor and drive slower!!! Unfortunately too many people seem to assume that the sun visor fitted in the car will be enough, but very often it isn't. The visors in most cars cover only a small area - when the sun appears below the bottom edge or to t...
by ChrisButch
27 Nov 2018, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist In Collision Low Sunlight A Factor.
Replies: 21
Views: 860

Re: Cyclist In Collision Low Sunlight A Factor.

Worth noting that this happened to coincide with a road safety action week by the Devon and Cornwall police, which has included the WMP close pass initiative, among other things. The police officer quoted would have been conscious of this, so was using an actual incident to illustrate a general poin...
by ChrisButch
15 Nov 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2994

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

The problem only began in the 70s, when flails replaced oscillating cutters (like the domestic hedgecutters still in use), which were much slower. Because the flails rip rather than cut, they's also bad for the health of the hedge. I'm a bit surprised to rad that. I'm no expert but heard a wildlife...
by ChrisButch
15 Nov 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2994

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

One of the reasons you sometimes get a lot of punctures and others not is to do with the composition of the hedge. In areas where there's a lot of hawthorn/blackthorn you'll obviously suffer. But here in mid-Devon the hedges tend to be dominated by beech, hazel, elder etc - with the occasional thorn...
by ChrisButch
11 Nov 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2994

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

In those previous decades, the cutting technology seemed unable to collect or direct the cuttings, so they often ended upcutters seem able to either collect or direct most of the cuttings back into a field or over the hedge that they're cutting, so there's far less on the road. Cugel If only. Still...
by ChrisButch
2 Nov 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

I see that BC has launched a new 'Commuter' membership category. Was it not a late CTC CEO who objected to BC 'parking tanks on our lawn?'...
by ChrisButch
27 Oct 2018, 7:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS and other maps-deliberate mistakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1040

Re: OS and other maps-deliberate mistakes?

Including a half allegation that the Ordnance Survey discovered that the AA were copying their maps due to 'Mountweazels' though they claim it was just down to styling. In 2001 the AA paid £20 million to the OS for copyright violations. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk/2001/mar...
by ChrisButch
24 Oct 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 5170

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

The extent of this problem can't be overstated. In the South West, every market town is being rapidly extended with greenfield developments of this type. Planning authorities are over a barrel: unless they approve substantial housing development, refusals will be overturned on appeal by the Planning...
by ChrisButch
20 Oct 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Rivaroxiban - side effects
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Rivaroxiban - side effects

I've been on Rivarox. for 3 years now after being 'promoted' from clopidogrel. (I'm now in permanent AF after two failed ablations.) No discernible side-effects for me, either. Even the excessive bleeding I was expecting from minor scratches etc. hasn't been an issue.