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by Ivor Tingting
23 Jun 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

Your opinion is as good as anyones, mjr disagrees, maybe both are right, I would like more, other opinions (used to know Cambridge well) My cycle to work is slow, takes 50 minutes already, another ten minutes each way would be 1h40 a week, seems a lot, if the folding bridge holds me up, Plus 12 min...
by Ivor Tingting
23 Jun 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: Ortlieb Back Rollers. Will they fit my Rack?

Have never seen a rack like that before. It might be difficult for any pannier hooks, Ortlieb or otherwise to attach with those apparent double rails in close proximity. It might have been modified at some point, might even have been a front rack or a rack for a bike with smaller wheels. I think if ...
by Ivor Tingting
23 Jun 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

I should like to read other different opinions from people who know the area please I cycle through town to work, it is slow and tedious, lots of junctions and lights Small changes can make big differences How many minutes does the change cost? Whats wrong with my opinion? I know the area well and ...
by Ivor Tingting
23 Jun 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

I think "the type of attitude and approach that gets cycling and cyclists a bad name" is the one which just meekly accepts whatever punishment the motorists are willing to mete out, dismissing a tripling of the time and doubling of the distance between Histon and the regional college as &...
by Ivor Tingting
20 Jun 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

No it's not. It's hardly that long, onerous or dangerous. That doesn't contradict what I wrote because it is still relatively long and hazardous, being three times longer (in time) and having many many more road crossings and poor surfaces than the closed route. Arguably the only inconvenience will...
by Ivor Tingting
20 Jun 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Motorway closes Cambridge-Histon Cycleway from Sat!

No it's not. It's hardly that long, onerous or dangerous. The only part you will have to ride on the road is from the Histon GBW junction south along the old part of the Cambridge Road (or north to the junction depending which direction you are travelling) down toward the Histon interchange junction...
by Ivor Tingting
19 Jun 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

What's wrong with pedalling using all your own effort?
by Ivor Tingting
18 Jun 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2316

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

OK now here it is from the Horse's mouth and much as I feared... Hi Geoff, Steve has confirmed that it is a requirement by our insurers and something we have to bring to cyclists’ attention. They can choose to ignore it but if they have an accident in the port/going on and off the ship without a he...
by Ivor Tingting
17 Jun 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2316

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

There's a lot of heat about this on here. Personally I look at the rules and assuming it's private land on docks then it's up to them. You sail with the ferry company based on lots of small print already. Perhaps if they had helmet lockers so you leave them at the port for your wait on the dock and...
by Ivor Tingting
17 Jun 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2316

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

You have to be VERY careful about this sort of thing. If you had an accident and were seriously injured - perhaps by the transfer bus - and you weren't wearing a helmet although you were told (I don't think 'please' removes the implied obligation one iota) - BF would have a very strong case for mak...
by Ivor Tingting
17 Jun 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Campag triple compatibility.
Replies: 68
Views: 1374

Re: Help with Campag triple compatibility.

On one of my older bikes a Trek hybrid some yeas ago I fitted a Campag Ultratorque Record triple road chainset as it was new from a bike seller on Ebay selling old stock. It is very light. It was a bit of a puzzle to get it to work but I did it in the end. Everything else is a mixture of Shimano LX ...
by Ivor Tingting
17 Jun 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

On a more general point about Gortex, it's has become a bit of a generic term, hardly surprising as the main patent ran out in the 90's and referring to it a multi layered membrane and shell fabric is a bit much! My current breathable jacket is Event fabric, which in tests is more breathable than G...
by Ivor Tingting
16 Jun 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: What are the chances of double brake failure?

On the way to work recently I had a front brake failure - there was a ping then a scraping noise. Here’s the resulting damage:D3B4ED5F-1910-4126-B5C6-B9E10307FB60.jpegI carried on with no front brake. On the way home later I had a rear brake failure - one of the pads seems to have come off the back...
by Ivor Tingting
14 Jun 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1596

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

As much as I think you should take up cycling I think that at this stage with your excessively heavy weight and inevitable lack of any fitness and being a smoker you should consider consulting your GP for advice and also maybe consider other physical activity and changes in your diet to bring your w...
by Ivor Tingting
14 Jun 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: We hear so much about bike security
Replies: 40
Views: 1850

Re: Security question

I know NO lock is perfect and they are just a deterrent, but my son and I have two fairly decent bikes, mine £1800, his £800 I have Abus Granite D locks for both What I don't understand is why no one ever appears to talk about Pin Head Locks for the wheels. I appreciate they take a short while to g...