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by TrevA
5 Oct 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thoughts on buddy rider?
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Thoughts on buddy rider?

I bought a similar contraption when my kids were small, but only used it a couple of times. It interferes with you pedalling, so that you have to stick your knees out. Also, your pet is exposed to the elements. They’d be better off in a trailer, which is what we have for our dog.
by TrevA
5 Oct 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1442

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

https://nottinghamcityofliterature.com/ ... -twitchell

Twitchell is definitely a Nottingham word, though I agree that if you said Jitty, people would know what you meant.

I’m off to eat my Chip Cob now!
by TrevA
4 Oct 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Combined cycle/footpath woes
Replies: 21
Views: 665

Re: Combined cycle/footpath woes

Worth reporting to your district/borough council. One of the problems I’ve found is that a road may be maintained by the county council or highways agency, but the adjacent foot way/cyclepath is maintained by the District council. I reported a local cyclepath that needed sweeping and, though it took...
by TrevA
4 Oct 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Overshoes for commuting?
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Overshoes for commuting?

Planet X/Carnac. Cheap, adjustable, warm. They’ll probably only last one winter but they are cheap to replace.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLCAOSH/c ... -overshoes
by TrevA
4 Oct 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1442

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

sjs wrote:
Rod Goodfellow wrote:In Sheffield in 1940s known as a jennel


East Midlands, or at least Derby/Nottingham area, they're gitties.


I beg to disagree, as a born and bred Nottingham lad, they were always known as twitchels.
by TrevA
3 Oct 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a bombproof backpack
Replies: 30
Views: 742

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

I don’t commute anymore but used my Osprey Quasar for over 3 years of daily commuting and it still going strong now. Lots of pockets and padding for a laptop, clothing and lunch, keys, phone, etc. available in a variety of colours, none of them dayglo- mine is black. Not cheap but sometimes it pays ...
by TrevA
2 Oct 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: REAR LIGHTS
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: REAR LIGHTS

Cateye market a bracket part no 5445620that fits the mounting holes on your rack. Fits the Omni of which I have a couple in case they go out of production! (Omni 5). https://cateye.com/intl/products/parts/5445620/ If you dont have mounting holes its easy to make something up with a P clip or 2. I c...
by TrevA
2 Oct 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon Grips on a Brompton
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Ergon Grips on a Brompton

I thought of doing the same to my M3L. Should be no problem with GP1s according to this: https://portapedalbike.com/blog/how-to-install-ergon-grips-on-your-brompton-in-6-simple-steps/ GP2s don’t interfere with the fold but might rest/rub slightly on the floor. You might have to adjust the angle so t...
by TrevA
2 Oct 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exercise bike v trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Exercise bike v trainer

I think it’s important to keep riding. I had to have 4 months off the bike for medical reasons. I thought I’d kept myself fit by walking up to 5 miles a day, only to find that when I got back on the bike my cycling fitness had completely disappeared. Before the break I could easily ride 50-60 miles ...
by TrevA
2 Oct 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exercise bike v trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Exercise bike v trainer

I can’t stand riding the turbo. It can be made a bit more exciting by using Zwift, but you really need a smart trainer for that. I will continue to ride outside for as long as I can. The right clothes make a difference, not necessarily expensive - Decathlon do a range of cold weather gear. If there’...
by TrevA
1 Oct 2020, 7:59am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 965

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

If you watch the video of Chloe’s crash closely, she never comes off her tribars, so wouldn’t have braked at all. I think she just went into the corner too fast and the front wheel lost grip. It’s similar to a motorcycle tank slapper.
by TrevA
30 Sep 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 1005

Re: Police Scotland

Does anyone follow CyclingMikey on YouTube? He seems quite successful in getting people prosecuted, fined and points on their licence. Around £40,000 in fines and well over 700 penalty points issued in one year by the Met Police responding to the videos he has sent in. He tends to get people for pho...
by TrevA
30 Sep 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interupter brake levers
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: Interupter brake levers

To fit these you need longer cables so there must be more friction on inside of housing.Not yery good if you use a wicker basket. No you don’t. You just cut your existing outer cable where it emerges from under the handlebar tape and fit the levers there, no extra length required. I agree that if y...
by TrevA
30 Sep 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS vs OSM for cycling
Replies: 29
Views: 1457

Re: OS vs OSM for cycling

I paid for the OS app on my phone last year, which gives access to 1:25000 and 1:50000 maps for the whole country. It tells you where you are on the map and you can zoom in or out to determine where you want to go. I’ve found it invaluable on walks and rides over the past year. I plan routes on Garm...
by TrevA
29 Sep 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elevation differences Google to Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Elevation differences Google to Strava

My wife and I do exactly the same ride at exactly the same time, but Strava/Garmin always shows a difference in the metres climbed - often by a couple of hundred feet in a 1200 ft, 30 mile ride. This can only be down to the differences between the 2 GPS units - both Garmins, mine is an 810, hers is ...