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by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Family cycle tour in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Family cycle tour in the UK

East Anglia is worth considering: Cambridge-Ely-Wisbech-King's Lynn for example. There's plenty to see in each, as 25 miles isn't going to take that long! I plotted the above as https://cycle.travel/map/journey/86931 based on my local knowledge from Cambridge on, plus I've used the rail trail to Ha...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Touring saddle

You could consider a sprung saddle. I use a sprung Brooks on my touring bike. It big, heavy but like sitting in a comfy armchair. Just what I want when touring. If anyone wants one, I've a part-broken-in black Brooks Flyer sat on my spares shelf (as well as a brown B66 - I'd need to double-check th...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 109
Views: 1810

Re: Wood Burners

One of the big issues where we live is the amount of log burners .. burning coal !!! I have a white car ... at the moment covered in soot spots from god knows whose "log" burner ..... :( You mean multi-fuel burners I think, for the way to knacker a log burner pdq is to burn much hotter-bu...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycling in the sixties
Replies: 28
Views: 627

Re: cycling in the sixties

Who remembers cycling in the sixties? I wasn't about in the sixties. Therefore, it must have been terribly dull for all of you. ;-) Modern materials are wonderful, but I miss the way we would all stop and put our capes on (or off) at the same time. If they won't stop while people add/remove waterpr...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 156
Views: 3020

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

To what extent does it matter if there are a lot of nervous people out there who feel too scared to cycle? There were lots of cyclists out on the roads around here today, more than there would have been twenty years ago. Why do we need to worry about those who don't join us? Does it matter? It matt...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Decent front battery light - Recommendations?

Lidl's specials and Axa Blueline and Greenline are usually worth a look, but pretty much anything with a K~ mark (German StVZO compliance) and more than 30 lux should be fine IMO.
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10662
Views: 265216

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

...the governments position becomes untenable and a GE becomes inevitable. Probably the best thing that could happen for country. Clear the air of all this useless procrastination. How does it remove procrastination? It will automatically delay A50. The opposition "policy" is for more pro...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 156
Views: 3020

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Sorry but waiting for segregated lanes is dreamland pie in the sky thinking for the vast majority of the UK, IMHO 'we' are too late to change things in any significant way, 30-40 years too late. At least legislation in the form of speed regulation for motors by installing devices that force motoris...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is all that gravel?
Replies: 59
Views: 1857

Re: Where is all that gravel?

There's plenty of gravel around here of various types: gravel, stone road, grass tracks and so on. The gravel roads in my village are short and go to small residential and industrial estates, while the one in the neighbouring village north loops round forming a less useful bypass to the A10 (which h...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10662
Views: 265216

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Desperate desperate Vote Leave's Project Fear, claiming there won't be enough loo rolls in an attempt to get May's mad deal approved!
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Touring saddle

Lots of good opinions at viewtopic.php?f=16&t=108347 as well as mine ;-)
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 109
Views: 1810

Re: Wood Burners

Put simply I think wood burning for domestic heat is for the likes of MickF and those in his neighbourhood not for the Jones on suburbia. Yes, I think you're right, and they are the people to be targeted. I suspect there's a heck of a lot of older properties in poorer areas even in so-called urban ...
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube Valve extension
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Inner tube Valve extension

What's the question?

Why not buy inner tubes with long valves?
by mjr
14 Jan 2019, 8:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 109
Views: 1810

Re: Wood Burners

Outlaw the sale! That'll do about nothing to deal with old smokies. Any controls on use and misuse?
by mjr
13 Jan 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 156
Views: 3020

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

To what extent does it matter if there are a lot of nervous people out there who feel too scared to cycle? There were lots of cyclists out on the roads around here today, more than there would have been twenty years ago. Why do we need to worry about those who don't join us? Does it matter? It matt...