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by mark a.
20 Aug 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

I rather enjoy the noisy Hope hub on my mountain bike. It's fun. But then I also enjoy the quiet Shimano hubs on my other bikes. The difference keeps things fresh and fun. IIRC correctly, the Hope hub (Pro 2, I think) is much easier to service. If I had to choose, I'd go with silent and use a bell f...
by mark a.
12 Aug 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: War on Two Wheels
Replies: 33
Views: 1725

BBC: War on Two Wheels

A lovely BBC Radio 4 program by Lois Price about cycling (and motorcycling), and how it should be a normal thing. I'm not sure if she's a CyclingUK member, but her message is very familiar. We should be able to call ourselves "people who get around on bikes", and not just identified (often...
by mark a.
8 Aug 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6232

Re: Membership rates

To me, that wording is much clearer than previously, and fairer. No undefined "Unwaged" and it filters out wealthy retirees.
by mark a.
8 Aug 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6232

Re: Membership rates

In the UK, anyone at 68yo is on the state pension. They could be millionaires or otherwise. Are the "new" membership payments going to be means tested? Might as well link to the FAQ : https://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/styles/content/public/media/%5Bfile%3Amime%5D/new_membershi...
by mark a.
6 Aug 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6232

Re: Membership rates

I had a different problem with the current / outgoing (?) rates. I was a mature student for a while, so the membership department moved me onto the cheaper Unwaged fee. That was great for me, but it was never clear what "Unwaged" actually meant. Since it was undefined, in theory I could ha...
by mark a.
1 Dec 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2352

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

Thanks all. You're probably all correct in that the hosepipe is the best option (before the gunk dries) but in reality I think I'll make use of a tyre lever or similar scraper type thing.
by mark a.
30 Nov 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2352

Quick unclog of mudguards?

It's the time of the year when leaves and mud really like to clog the mudguards during my regular cycle route (a bit of road, a bit of woodland, mostly canal towpath). It's not major clogging, just annoying with the sound and a bit of extra resistance. So when I get back home I'd like something quic...
by mark a.
5 Nov 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

Indeed. She's looking forward to the first meet-up later this month.
by mark a.
3 Nov 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

Well, I'll be. That was a nice surprise while we were on half-term holiday.
by mark a.
15 Oct 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Handlebar + bell

reohn2 wrote:Can the Bosch E controller not be moved to the middle and the bell mounted on the left side?


I suppose it could, but it's quite nice to be able to easily flick it in and out of higher power modes when zipping up a hill or through traffic.
by mark a.
15 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar + bell
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Handlebar + bell

My new school run routine takes us along the canal towpath. It's a pretty and popular route, so I'm having to use my bell way more than I ever have in the past. The bell that came with the bike is just out of comfortable reach of my thumb. Any ideas on how to improve it? https://pixelfed.social/stor...
by mark a.
14 Oct 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - online voting not working

mcmahonsport wrote:I have the postal vote with my latest copy of Cycling UK and tried to vote online BUT, it took me to an old vote and would not accept my security codes.


In case you haven't figured it out yet, the URL you need is ersvotes.com/cyclinguk19 whereas the old one was the very similar /cyclinguk2019.
by mark a.
5 Oct 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: Trustee elections 2019 - deadline for applications extended

My wife is one of the nominees. She wasn't paying much attention to the request for trustees, but the announcement of the extension finally, explicitly mentioned what sort of skills they're looking for. All the previous requests were (I'm making this up, but it's along these lines) asking for the us...
by mark a.
5 Oct 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Inline gear cable barrel adjuster with detents/locking?

My Surly came with these boss-mounted adjusters . One of them stuck, so I replaced them when I was installing new cables. I can't remember what they were (but I think they were mostly black plastic) and they had the same problem that Brucey mentioned. In fact I posted about it here , but who knows w...
by mark a.
18 Feb 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying a child's bike
Replies: 16
Views: 2130

Re: Carrying a child's bike

Thanks everyone. Yes, it's for walking and mainly when I need to carry the bike to my son's nursery. It's not too far and I can cope, but if there was some clever strap or handle solution that would be useful. I've tried lifting the handlebar, keeping the rear wheel on the ground - so it's doing a p...