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by sore thumb
20 Nov 2014, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding cyclists on LBC now
Replies: 55
Views: 4827

Re: Speeding cyclists on LBC now

Oh CTC are on the show now
by sore thumb
20 Nov 2014, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speeding cyclists on LBC now
Replies: 55
Views: 4827

Speeding cyclists on LBC now

Get you cyclist bingo card at the ready.......... I understand that this cyclist was stopped in a London park for going to fast. Wait for it to talk about speeding cyclists on the roads. I've had people complain to me about speeding cyclists on the road. I always ask what was the speed limit. 30, we...
by sore thumb
15 Nov 2014, 2:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Re: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.

NUKe wrote:Are you sure this not just your hands sweating. I have a similar pair of gloves, but find them too warm at this time of year


No not sweating, the rain was that hard I could feel the water leaking in by the fingers.

I had my jacket cuffs over the top of the gloves, so now water got in that way.
by sore thumb
14 Nov 2014, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Re: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.

If they are advertised as waterproof then they should be waterproof.

If they are not waterproof then maybe say water resistant or say nothing at all.
by sore thumb
14 Nov 2014, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Waterproof gloves that are NOT waterproof.

I bought some new Altura road waterproof gloves and today was the day that they had a good wet test. So are they waterproof? They were waterproof for 30 mins then started to let the water in. I was wearing a waterproof jacket and my arms remained dry, I did not feel any water running in the top of t...
by sore thumb
13 Oct 2014, 9:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Australian cycling study

Interesting read

http://www.monash.edu.au/miri/research/ ... arc322.pdf

NATURALISTIC CYCLING STUDY: IDENTIFYING RISK FACTORS FOR CYCLISTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
by sore thumb
3 Oct 2014, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Top Gear Protests
Replies: 241
Views: 14980

Top Gear Protests

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29474422 "The crew of BBC's Top Gear are leaving Argentina after facing protests over a number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands War. The team, including host Jeremy Clarkson, have been filming in South America for a Top Gear specia...
by sore thumb
22 Sep 2014, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Water bottle with mouth piece cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: Water bottle with mouth piece cover

Earlier this year my wife lost her small water bottle and I am finding trouble getting a suitable replacement. I believe it was made by Elite, it had a simple mouth piece, just a tube not a pull on/off or squeeze type and most importantly had a cover to keep the dirt etc off the mouth piece. Any he...
by sore thumb
9 Sep 2014, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 986
Views: 126347

New Route Planner

Just did a route with the planner. For a commute of around 17 miles into birmingham. I was looking at roads that are not too busy with traffic but provide a reasonable fast route for a cyclist as I average around 18 mph. However the planner comes up with cycle paths and canal paths and my route has ...
by sore thumb
7 Sep 2014, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Islabikes CNOC 16 mudguards
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Islabikes CNOC 16 mudguards

My daughters had two bikes from Isla, both with mudguards and had no issues.

They set them up spot on with no tyre rub. Also found them very easy to adjust.

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by sore thumb
7 Sep 2014, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Emergency toolkit Spanner
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Emergency toolkit Spanner

Fixed gear shops sell a selection of these spammers. Even ones with a bottle opener at other end
by sore thumb
2 Sep 2014, 4:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: SMIDSY........is alive and well and living near you
Replies: 18
Views: 2098

Re: SMIDSY........is alive and well and living near you

PS Just had a call from the police officer. He wanted to know if I was OK ( kind). He wanted to tell me that he'd do the paperwork tomorrow and send me all the driver's details (businesslike). He wanted to know if I'd found my bike where hiss colleague had left it (solicitous). But then he wanted t...
by sore thumb
2 Sep 2014, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carrying a defibrillator
Replies: 50
Views: 5085

Re: Carrying a defibrillator

I would have a hard time getting my defib on the back of the bike........

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by sore thumb
26 Aug 2014, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel
Replies: 37
Views: 2477

Re: Hub dynamos for 20" wheel

I was going to recommend a SP dynamo as I have one onmy MTB. They also do one for 20" wheels.
But it looks like everyone has beaten me too it.

Great hubs!!!!!
by sore thumb
24 Aug 2014, 7:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss
Replies: 48
Views: 3041

Shock finding: cycling causes weight loss

Gosh! Who would have guessed it, exercise and diet help you lose weight, well there. Is that why all the 'car drivers' I 'interact!' With are fat? To be honest a lot of people I see these days are overweight. I also find that others put you down for being fit/slim. It probably due to them not likin...