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by mark a.
4 Oct 2016, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25629

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

I'm delighted with the way Cycling UK is going, and I much prefer the new name.

So there.
by mark a.
3 Oct 2016, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apple Mac spelling
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: Apple Mac spelling

On mine: Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 15.44.09.png And system preferences Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 15.54.15.png I've never bothered to change it so maybe try fixing yours to "British English" (if it isn't already) Ian Mick F, if you try the page in Psamathe's post (System Preferences -> Key...
by mark a.
25 Jul 2016, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surprise: nicer without indexing
Replies: 42
Views: 2312

Re: Surprise: nicer without indexing

I tried it when my bike still had bar-end shifters. It was a pleasant intellectual exercise, but for me the benefits of indexing won out. In friction mode I could change gears quickly or accurately, but not both at the same time, especially in the pressure of dealing with traffic on my commute. So I...
by mark a.
6 Jul 2016, 10:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 64
Views: 45968

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

I'm watching the highlights only (and I'm a couple of days behind, too) and the Ned / Millar pairing is miles better for me. At no point has either of them said "years of age", so I'm happy.
by mark a.
19 May 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111427

Re: New Route Planner

That looks fan-blimmin-tastic. Thanks Richard!
by mark a.
11 Apr 2016, 9:43am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum bugs - Cycling UK
Replies: 2
Views: 3300

Forum bugs - Cycling UK

There are a few remaining little things following the move to Cycling UK branding on these forums:

- I use the Prosilver Special Edition board style and the main logo (top left) is showing the phpBB logo (site_logo.gif)
- The favicon is still the cartoon cyclist
by mark a.
7 Apr 2016, 12:01am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59170

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Well, I like the rebrand. Can I ask why? I never really liked the CTC name that much - I'm not really a tourer (when I joined I was mostly commuting and mountain biking) and I don't really like clubs. So for me Cycling UK fits better as a name and as a concept. I'm not a huge fan of the new logo (i...
by mark a.
6 Apr 2016, 10:35pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 59170

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Well, I like the rebrand.
by mark a.
6 Apr 2016, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bye Bye CTC Forumers
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Bye Bye CTC Forumers

The logo is now changed :) I'm working my way through the many other small updates needed. Good luck. FYI: - I use the Prosilver Special Edition board style. Now I'm getting a phpBB logo instead of either the CTC or Cycling UK logos - The favicon is still the swooshy cyclist (although I wonder if t...
by mark a.
6 Apr 2016, 1:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bye Bye CTC Forumers
Replies: 15
Views: 1041

Re: Bye Bye CTC Forumers

God, I wish someone had given notice before a major change to the forum as changing the URL. It's like sticking a notice on the door of a meeting room to say the location has changed and not telling anyone beforehand. It's not major, but it's confusing and I was worried why my saved login in LastPas...
by mark a.
1 Apr 2016, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear child seats
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Rear child seats

To add to my collection of child carrying devices (a Chariot trailer and a WeeRide front child seat) I'm also considering a rear child seat for a different bike. The standard in the UK is Hamax. I've heard some good things about Yepp (including a recent Cycle Magazine article) but they're hard to fi...
by mark a.
29 Jan 2016, 10:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton
Replies: 70
Views: 3862

Re: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton

It's a great list. Against that can I suggest:- ... Yes of course. I could come up with more disadvantages, and as I said I'm not a huge fan of them for the reasons you say and more. But I was replying to your claim that people only buy 4x4s because of the show. I was saying why that's not (always)...
by mark a.
29 Jan 2016, 7:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton
Replies: 70
Views: 3862

Re: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton

There are many reasons why 4x4s and crossovers are popular, beyond looks. The height gives you: - Easier to get your child in and out of baby seats - Less bending over to put shopping into the boot - Less bending and crouching for elderly getting in and out - Bigger boot (sometimes) - Views over hed...
by mark a.
29 Jan 2016, 9:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton
Replies: 70
Views: 3862

Re: Horrifying hit-and-run in Brighton

kwackers wrote:But most 4x4's are bought for show.


[Citation needed.]