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by Chris Jeggo
15 Dec 2014, 11:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37063

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

Do we expect CTC to represent all cyclists on such issues as engineering/technical aspects of highway law, highway design and construction, vehicle regulations and standards (British or European, motor vehicles and cycles), the Highway Code? Yes. Do we expect CTC to have authority and credibility w...
by Chris Jeggo
15 Dec 2014, 5:52pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37063

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

Further to my previous post, you might be interested in my thoughts on past and future CTC technical service that I posted yesterday to the facebook group I set up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911322558887222/permalink/912418415444303/ What's happening on this Discussion Board is great, but I t...
by Chris Jeggo
15 Dec 2014, 3:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37063

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

This is the automated response you get if you send an email to technical@ctc.org.uk: "Automatic reply: Enquiry: Tyre sizes From Chris Juden <Chris.Juden@CTC.ORG.UK> To chris@jeggo.org.uk <chris@jeggo.org.uk> Date Today 15:39 Thank you for your enquiry. Chris Juden has left CTC. As part of our o...
by Chris Jeggo
15 Dec 2014, 3:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37063

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

Further to my previous post, you might be interested in my thoughts on past and future CTC technical service that I posted yesterday to the facebook group I set up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911322558887222/permalink/912418415444303/ What's happening on this Discussion Board is great, but I th...
by Chris Jeggo
13 Dec 2014, 12:01am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: No more CTC technical officer ** NO HOAX **
Replies: 680
Views: 37063

Re: No more CTC technical officer ??HOAX??

Earlier this evening I set up a facebook group "Where should CTC be going?", prompted by hearing the news of Chris Juden's redundancy. Hopefully it will help to spread the news rapidly and enable CTC members to organise whatever response they feel to be appropriate in time to submit a moti...
by Chris Jeggo
31 Jan 2014, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Bicycle Book by Bella Bathurst
Replies: 6
Views: 10900

Re: The Bicycle Book by Bella Bathurst

I bought this book in 2011, having read a good review. However, within a few pages I had added so many post-its with my comments that I started to write my own review. The book starts with a five-page introduction. The first page is a catalogue of the downsides of the bicycle. But wait, wait for it;...
by Chris Jeggo
30 Jan 2014, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle "Discomfort" - Plough On or Change
Replies: 29
Views: 6245

Re: Saddle "Discomfort" - Plough On or Change

My serious cycling started in my thirties, and I found hard, narrow saddles like the Brooks Professional and B17 Narrow comfortable, once they had been broken in. However, sometime in my late fifties I realised these saddles were less comfortable than they had been, and found that the B17 Standard n...
by Chris Jeggo
8 Sep 2012, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1970's French Tandem Restoration Project Advice?!
Replies: 45
Views: 6688

Re: 1970's French Tandem Restoration Project Advice?!

I spent some time reading your blog and drafting a comment, and then came back to this Forum and realised that my reply had been overtaken by respondents here, Brucey prominent among them, but I am running out of time so here are my comments anyway, only very slightly edited. Introduction I bought o...
by Chris Jeggo
8 Sep 2012, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: think you know your bike tools?
Replies: 112
Views: 5454

Re: think you know your bike tools?

This looks like a tool I threw away not that long ago, realising it was obsolete. It is a spanner for dismantling and re-assembling Suntour freewheels, Ultra-6 and possibly Ultra-7 IIRC.
by Chris Jeggo
16 Apr 2012, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with Deore Hollowtech chainset on road bike?
Replies: 50
Views: 7834

Re: Problem with Deore Hollowtech chainset on road bike?

I bought a Cheviot SE with a Deore Hollowtech triple chainset and the gears worked fine. However, I was not entirely happy with Shimano's official chain-lines, with the centre chainring being much further out than the centre sprocket. I found that I could remove one of the two right-hand spacers wit...
by Chris Jeggo
2 Mar 2012, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: transport bike overseas
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: transport bike overseas

Hi. Would the following alternative idea fit in with your plans?
Store your bikes while you explore without them, and then take them back to Australia with you. I live not that far from London Heathrow.
by Chris Jeggo
22 Feb 2012, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps
Replies: 36
Views: 3004

Re: Maps

I visited W H Smith yesterday afternoon. The Philips 'Navigator' road atlases do not show relief (apart from a few spot heights and steep gradient arrows), even though they are at a larger scale than the Philips 1:200000 road atlases which do have coarse layer tinting. They did not have any 'Navigat...
by Chris Jeggo
20 Feb 2012, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maps
Replies: 36
Views: 3004

Re: Maps

The bottom line IS at the bottom, if you want to skip the following discursions of a map "anorak". There are three issues here - scale, accuracy and the representation of relief. Possibly the most important aspect of accuracy is the representation of roads (I am not considering off-road cy...
by Chris Jeggo
20 Feb 2012, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: FFCT "Cyclotourisme"
Replies: 0
Views: 488

FFCT "Cyclotourisme"

Does anyone have a copy of "Cyclotourisme" for Mai 2010? I'd very much like to read "Portrait - Mick Latimer".
by Chris Jeggo
8 Dec 2011, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technical name for a pushable hinge
Replies: 34
Views: 2409

Re: Technical name for a pushable hinge

I don't know the name but I'm at a loss to see what a propstand and windscreen wipers- both of which are held in place by a spring - have in common with a q/r as I understand the term,. which is a cam. the only springs are to help with getting the fork-ends in quickly and easily. There is other spr...