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by belgiangoth
9 Apr 2010, 2:57pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: What would convince you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: What would convince you?

Have you noticed that few, if any, of the YES camp have posted here? This is the official CTC website, and this is a forum for debate on the charity vote, probably the single most important issue the CTC will have to decide on in a generation. Yes, disappointing, and making it very hard for anyone ...
by belgiangoth
9 Apr 2010, 8:56am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: What would convince you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: What would convince you?

Just a bit of pedantry here, but it should be "If you want to appoint a third party, then you need to ensure that their name".
Just one question, what happens to a proxy vote if the appointed proxy doesn't show? Eg. what happens if Simon Legg is unavoidably detained at the last minute?
by belgiangoth
8 Apr 2010, 9:56pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: What would convince you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: What would convince you?

meic wrote:My proxy form is still waiting on the cupboard to be filled in.

I'm mailing mine tomorrow, at which point I had best make my mind up, and figure out how it works, as it's not just an absentee ballot (why??).
by belgiangoth
8 Apr 2010, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuting on race tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Commuting on race tyres

New job will be mostly on-road, though with a cut-through the park in summer.

Thanks for all the advice!
by belgiangoth
8 Apr 2010, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuting on race tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Commuting on race tyres

Honestly I want a new bike (okay, honestly I want a new DF, a 'bent and a 'bent trike) but can't logic the cost or the space. So, for enjoyment I'm thinking of changing the tyres on my commuter to lighter more springy options. I currently run Marathon+s (28 front, 25 rear). I'm thinking of moving to...
by belgiangoth
8 Apr 2010, 9:11am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: What would convince you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

What would convince you?

I joined this debate uncertain of the way to vote, leaning towards "NO" simply because I felt that the debate was biased towards the yes. I see that lots of other posters here have very varied reasons why they are not keen on the "YES" vote. So, what would convince you if you are...
by belgiangoth
7 Apr 2010, 9:46pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46585

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

Sorry, struggling to find answers here - where did I go wrong: Most of CTC income is through member fees, if they become a charity, with giftaid, that could be increased by 20%, whichis massive! Drawback (see savethectc website) although we would have 25% more money, we would only be able to spend 1...
by belgiangoth
7 Apr 2010, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Locks
Replies: 37
Views: 5764

Re: Bike Locks

The way I see it, if it is a beloved frame, why not make sure you lace the lock the best way? If the thief has the tools to cut through the wheel they will have the tools to cut through the lock - and it is less conspicuous to cut through a lock than a wheel. If you lock the frame and an amateur th...
by belgiangoth
6 Apr 2010, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Locks
Replies: 37
Views: 5764

Re: Bike Locks

As Sheldon said, mini D lock, locked correctly on the back wheel http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html Cables and chains are not very good, I think there's only one cable lock that is worth using - a big fat ABUS one. Beware old style locks with a circular key - they can be picked far too e...
by belgiangoth
21 Mar 2010, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alesa Endeavour weight
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Alesa Endeavour weight

Looking at some other info it appears that the Endeavours are now the BX17s, which are 625g, even at 690g the difference is about 100g, whereas I could save 3-500g with a lighter tyre. I was really surprised to see that the Endeavours are 17mm internal width, I would never have thought to put a 25mm...
by belgiangoth
20 Mar 2010, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alesa Endeavour weight
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Alesa Endeavour weight

I have a SON hub wheel with an Alesa Endeavour rim. Thinking of swapping the rim for an LX17 which would allow me to run 25s in summer while still using my 35 marathon winters for snow. Would also be lighter (my rear wheel is a =n open pro which has not suffered at all over similar use). I tried to ...
by belgiangoth
14 Mar 2010, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim optimised for 28mm - Open Pro or LX17
Replies: 42
Views: 4372

Re: Rim optimised for 28mm - Open Pro or LX17

CJ wrote:In that case I'd rather use 28mm tyres on Open Pro than LX17.

Hurrah, I'm neither mad nor math deprived.
Now the next question is why does mavic rate open pros as good for "up to" 28s, when they are optimised for 28s?
by belgiangoth
14 Mar 2010, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Child seat, up front
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Child seat, up front

Can anyone recommend a "sitting at the front" bike seat for a child? I'm looking for my 3 month old son, though I guess he's still too young?
Also, helmets? I guess I look for SNELL and the EU thang, like adult helmets.
by belgiangoth
6 Mar 2010, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim optimised for 28mm - Open Pro or LX17
Replies: 42
Views: 4372

Rim optimised for 28mm - Open Pro or LX17

In the last edition of CYCLE I read the review of the Exal LX17s, apparently optimised for 28mm tyres, what we want. It was mentioned that there is a derth of rims optimised for this size tyre. However, with the CTC suggested rim to tyre ratio of 1.4-2.2 with 1.8 being the optimum it means that 17mm...
by belgiangoth
31 Jan 2010, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decaleur
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Decaleur

Carradice bar bags are modern in look, not in keeping with their saddlebags. Yes, a pure aesthetic thing. Acorn's bigger problem is that their bag is constantly out of stock. I could have them ship to a US address of friends of mine, so that's not a problem. I ride fixed so shifting wouldn't be a pr...