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by PaulB
17 Jun 2016, 2:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 174
Views: 11252

Re: Favourite quotations

Woody Allen, "I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens".

Marcus Hummon, "God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you".
by PaulB
11 Jun 2016, 2:01pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59676

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

It could be worse: I'm told the Civil Service Motoring Association is rebranding as "Boundless" :roll: Yes, I received an envelope full of "bumph" telling me how great the CSMA will be now it is called Boundless . The powers that be say the organisation has a new 'stylish' logo....
by PaulB
9 Jun 2016, 6:17pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
Replies: 69
Views: 49182

Re: POLL OF THE WHOLE CLUB PLEASE TAKE PART YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

I first joined CTC nearly 40 years ago, even back then it's image seemed to be dated and associated with blokes with grey beards, sandles and large saddlebags, doesn't seem to be much different now. So, if it truly aims to be a national cycling organisation it definitely needs a change of image, if...
by PaulB
28 May 2016, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1625
Views: 457602

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w157/Silberhorn/P1050824_zps9g4pp4hp.jpg A rare chance to enjoy my Bianchi C2C in the Cumbrian sunshine. I used some "clip-on" mudguards and carried jacket etc in a Carradice Barley saddle bag supported by one of Carradice's quick release bag frames. I r...
by PaulB
17 Apr 2016, 4:32pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 268069

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

Doesn't other me, its Just a name. It been years, decades perhaps, since the CTC solely catered for the touring rider, and the name change reflects that. Keeping the old name and logo doesn't alter the fact that the remit is now much broader and they promote the interests of all cyclists, not just ...
by PaulB
12 Apr 2016, 6:39pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What is CUK now?
Replies: 77
Views: 4911

Re: What is CUK now?

Copied from an entry about the latest CTC magazine on another thread. I've been having a clear out of old magazines and general "stuff" and came across two copies of Cycletouring from the 1970s. The October/November 1977 edition had a black and white photo on the cover of three touring cy...
by PaulB
12 Apr 2016, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: April/May Cycle Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: April/May Cycle Magazine

I've been having a clear out of old magazines and general "stuff" and came across two copies of Cycletouring from the 1970s. The October/November 1977 edition had a black and white photo on the cover of three touring cyclists near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. The whole magazine was printed i...
by PaulB
7 Apr 2016, 10:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What is CUK now?
Replies: 77
Views: 4911

Re: What is CUK now?

You have posed a very good question regarding the artist formerly known as Cyclists' Touring Club. I was a member for over 20 years but did not renew when the club stopped being a club and became a charity. An increase in subs also made me look at what I was getting from the club. I did not rate the...
by PaulB
5 Apr 2016, 11:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vintage 1980s Karrimor catalogue
Replies: 23
Views: 3339

Re: Vintage 1980s Karrimor catalogue

I have an old Karrimor "Bum-bag" (Cyclone 7) which has two main compartments and two mesh side pockets for water bottles. It's back is padded and the whole thing is very well made. My wife has just stopped using a small Karrimor back-pack which has finally given up the ghost after many yea...
by PaulB
5 Apr 2016, 11:07pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Paul Tuohy vidio
Replies: 16
Views: 23259

Re: Paul Tuohy vidio

The video is on YouTube but who will know about it apart from existing members/supporters? If it's meant to inspire people to get involved I'm afraid it did not work for me. An old episode of the TV comedy "Father Ted" featured a priest who claimed to have the most boring voice in the worl...
by PaulB
5 Apr 2016, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring magazine/monthlies?
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Touring magazine/monthlies?

I subscribe to a great American publication called "Adventure Cyclist" which is the house magazine of the Adventure Cycling Association. It is totally about touring and although mainly concerned with the USA, also features tours across the world. It is well laid out (no in your face graphi...
by PaulB
7 Mar 2016, 11:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1754

Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

It sounds like the organisation is getting a bit short of cash. This will only get worse when the government change the rules about charity status. My wife once responded to a TV appeal - "text £5 to ****". Since when we have had many 'phone calls and texts asking for more, not to mention ...
by PaulB
7 Mar 2016, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: small bar bag needed
Replies: 37
Views: 1788

Re: small bar bag needed

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This is one of Rixen/Kaul's small bags. They are the people who make the Klickfix mounts. It's handy for camera, snacks etc. and should fit the bill regarding 'bar' space.
by PaulB
4 Feb 2016, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone from Carlisle?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Anyone from Carlisle?

Their sale stars on Thursday 18th Feb and runs until Saturday 20th Feb - shop callers only. There are huge reductions. Last time this happened there were long queues down the street and they only let a few people in a a time.