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by hubgearfreak
4 Aug 2014, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: newark showground to town centre.
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

newark showground to town centre.

any tips? i can't think of any other way apart from over the showground roundabout and into winthrope, arriving down by the old courage place. but over the showground roundabout isn't going to be pleasant or safe. google earth shows a track from the showground to the petrol station at A17/A1/A46 rou...
by hubgearfreak
17 Jun 2014, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: are 32mm panaracer ribmos actually 32mm?
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: are 32mm panaracer ribmos actually 32mm?

thanks for all the swift responses. :D (NB all this will change when we -finally- get radial bike tyres, C'mon Michelin, extractez le doigt... :roll: ). it seems that it's already been tried and dismissed.. quote below from from sheldon brown "Radial-ply tires for bicycles have been tried -- Pa...
by hubgearfreak
16 Jun 2014, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: are 32mm panaracer ribmos actually 32mm?
Replies: 11
Views: 979

are 32mm panaracer ribmos actually 32mm?

are 32mm panaracer ribmos actually 32mm?

that's it really, i know some manufacturers aren't true to size
by hubgearfreak
17 Oct 2013, 6:28pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: cycle to school contract
Replies: 45
Views: 2100

Re: cycle to school contract

Edwards wrote:The point of these types of contract is to attract the type of parent and pupil you want to use bikes to get to school. It is after all to nobodies advantage if a pupil rides out into the road into the path of a car because they have no brakes.


it wasn't the bit about brakes that irked me
by hubgearfreak
16 Oct 2013, 7:31pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: cycle to school contract
Replies: 45
Views: 2100

Re: cycle to school contract

i've attempted a well thought out letter of response, but everytime i try, start ranting. :evil:
by hubgearfreak
10 Oct 2013, 8:25pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: cycle to school contract
Replies: 45
Views: 2100

cycle to school contract

my son's come home with a document for me to read, understand, agree to and sign, before permission to cycle to school can be given.

who's seen similar, and who's responded?

i'd be inteterested in having any such letters you may have sent back to a school.

chadderton at manx dot net
by hubgearfreak
19 Sep 2013, 8:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Unicycle on A30 - doing LEJOG?
Replies: 16
Views: 31140

Re: Unicycle on A30 - doing LEJOG?

riding on the A30 isn't the best idea on a full bike. there are many motorists who's say riding any bike on any road is a bad idea. what seperates you from those taking out of their hat merchants.? perhaps you've got a list of roads i could avoid to prevent me becoming an idiot? or maybe even bette...
by hubgearfreak
18 Sep 2013, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 0.2 mm - what's the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: 0.2 mm - what's the difference?

handily for you, beer cans are 0.1mm. so a bit cut out with scissors that's a incomplete wrap around the seatpost and 4inches long will sort it for little cost and little effort.

it's sharp though, so take care
by hubgearfreak
18 Sep 2013, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommended ride - The Viking way
Replies: 16
Views: 5186

Re: Recommended ride - The Viking way

i trust you had a good time roger, and it's good to see you've returned safely. 8)

as for the viking way, i understood it to be a walker's path from the top to bottom of lincolnshire?
by hubgearfreak
15 Sep 2013, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people who attend church above the law?
Replies: 33
Views: 9171

Re: Are people who attend church above the law?

there's bad motorists amongst all groups of people. be they blond, bald, black or religious. let's not single out those who like to spend their time talking to deities.
by hubgearfreak
14 Sep 2013, 9:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The self-evident versus the counter-intuitive
Replies: 45
Views: 3671

Re: The self-evident versus the counter-intuitive

I hope you didn't think I was putting those two cyclists in danger ............... coz I wasn't. almost all close overtaking motorists don't think that they're putting cyclists in danger. perhaps you knew that they weren't about to suddenly swerve to avoid glass/pothole or get knocked sideways by a...
by hubgearfreak
14 Sep 2013, 8:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike. Camp. Cook.
Replies: 24
Views: 6150

Re: Bike. Camp. Cook.

trangia pasta, as it's become known in this house. chop a small onion and a small pepper (1) , perhaps a bit of garlic..slowly sautee in the pan. add a cup of water, stock cube and a can of beans in sauce (2) . add two cups of pasta. simmer for 10 mins. (1) or courgette, or mushrooms, whatever takes...
by hubgearfreak
13 Sep 2013, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Mindset of Waste
Replies: 22
Views: 7538

Re: The Mindset of Waste

I could write a book about it,and probably would if it didn't cause so much paper waste :wink: it's what i did my dissertation on. 'market based instruments vs. command and control techniques in waste reduction', or something like that. as you say, when sainsbury gave the labour party a £2m donatio...
by hubgearfreak
11 Sep 2013, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Self-infliction
Replies: 47
Views: 4254

Re: Self-infliction

Here we go. This is the old "ban everything I'm not used to 'cos it's dangerous" argument. bread knives, electricity. the list is endless. but i'd suggest that the clearest evidence for something to be banned is motor vehicles in cities. if you wanted to do it by evidence, that is :wink:
by hubgearfreak
10 Sep 2013, 12:05am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: e-petition
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: e-petition

7027 now :roll: