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by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1846

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

Can Cycling UK's legal department not help? Richard Gaffney?
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

My first reaction to the original post was not positive. In deed I too regret the conversion from the CTC to Cycling UK, though of course there are valid arguments that support one large voice for cycling rather than many small ones. A further dilution in direction from my core interests isn’t help...
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

AndyK wrote:
soapbox wrote:No.

You put a persuasive case. ;-)

A simple answer to a complicated question.
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Priority at crossroads

No. Straight on takes priority over right turn. It has been that way since the year dot. It was that way when I passed my driving test in 1978 and it has remained that way. It is worrying that people aren't familiar with such a basic principle. Have you an authoritive link/reference for that, pleas...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Priority at crossroads

Is it not a case of who is crossing the least number of lanes to get where they want to be? So that with two vehicles opposite each other at a crossroads, where one was going straight on and the other turning right, the one turning right has priority because they're only crossing one lane to get wh...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Re: Priority at crossroads

Is it not a case of who is crossing the least number of lanes to get where they want to be? So that with two vehicles opposite each other at a crossroads, where one was going straight on and the other turning right, the one turning right has priority because they're only crossing one lane to get whe...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 97
Views: 9195

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

As an occasional visitor to the forum rather than a regular, I like it when old threads like this resurface. I'm going to put a late vote in for Field, of Sheffield. My friend bought a frame from them a couple of years ago and asked me to build it up into a bike. I was stunned at the beauty of the f...
by soapbox
30 Sep 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Are there any paved roads in the UK that cannot be walked up?

Cited the street in Whitby many times. It is a street, and I reckon the steepest in UK, and I also reckon you couldn't push a loaded bike up it. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.4889507,-0.6117343,3a,75y,88.45h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-S4D8yirz-vVybiWBVEztw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoi...
by soapbox
30 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1655

Re: Initialisms

Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies.
And no thanks to the unhelpful ones -I think I'll just put you on 'ignore'.
by soapbox
28 Sep 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1655

Initialisms

AIUI, IME, IIRC, FWIW, OEM, GOM, MA, PITA, IMO... What do they all mean? I can fathom out most of the cycling-specific initialisms, such as BB, STI, MTB, etc, but some of the other stuff makes reading some posts hard work. Please can someone post what all the above (and any others) stand for. Thanks.
by soapbox
19 Sep 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 72
Views: 4677

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Thanks to everyone who has responded the the OP. It's always a relevant question, and I hope the thread continues with suggestions as new products emerge, because everyone is in the market for a waterproof jacket at some time or another.
by soapbox
19 Sep 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3731

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Dumfries and Galloway get my vote. It's almost perfect cycling country as far as I'm concerned, because it's got the grand scenery and the quiet roads, but isn't too far from good road and rail links going both both north and south. The British Cycle Quest (just over half of them bagged, but they're...
by soapbox
15 Sep 2019, 10:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 3129

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

Pretty much this - in the fortunate position of living just over a mile from work - either road or canal towpath depending on the time of day. Old ally hybrid frame, tattily sprayed in BRG, drop bars, bare bones apart from a rack. Love not having to worry about it being a thief magnet or about ding...
by soapbox
15 Sep 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2304

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I've also got one from the early 80s -but I couldn't say which year. I think I've used mine more for camping in the fells/walking, because it's so good in winds and so reliable. The only problem with it is when it once blew up in my face after I'd stupidly used the lid to put the flame out. I was OK...