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by arnsider
15 Jan 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2597

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

As a footnote, Railway Engineers back in 1867 had the foresight to incorporate a substantial footpath into the construction of the Barmouth Viaduct over the Mawddach Estuary. Notwithstanding an infestation of ship worm, the structure still stands and offers a nice round trip in conjunction with the ...
by arnsider
15 Jan 2019, 1:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arnside to Grange-over Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 2597

Re: Arnside to Grange-over Sands

I live local to Arnside Viaduct and was employed for a short while as Setting Out Engineer on the deck replacements. It was probably the worst job I'd had the misfortune to work on and both the designers and contractors were appalling. The design had nothing incorporated for retro fitting a walkway ...
by arnsider
11 Nov 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 6866

Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

In common with a number of thrifty cyclists, I get a lot of clothing from Aldi and Lidil. For some time now, Aldi has been a real disappointment. I am six feet tall and most tops and bottoms need to be XXL. Aldi's size guide on their special buys pages go up to XXL listing corresponding chest and wa...
by arnsider
4 May 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cube bottom bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 3824

Re: Cube bottom bracket

I have a twenty year old Thorn Nomad and have just replaced the bottom bracket. The one St John's fitted was a traditional square tapered type with Hollow tech cranks. I replaced it with a newer type Deore BB SM. I have a Kinesis with similar Hollow BB that has just started to creak after two and a ...
by arnsider
23 Mar 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: You Tube Head Cam footage
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

You Tube Head Cam footage

I watch You Tube quite a bit for various topics. Inevitably, I see an awful lot of Cyclist/Motorist conflicts through the lens of helmet and frame mounted cameras, mostly from rush hour London. I am appalled by the frequency and seriousness of the incidents. Thank God I don't have to live in that aw...
by arnsider
19 Dec 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

Yes, we have a similar problem on a narrow bridge over the canal where the approaches are on bends and vehicles are coming at you too fast. Again, the timing are not generous enough for cyclists./ It's just not good enough for the DOT to turn a blind eye. No doubt people have been injured at these l...
by arnsider
16 Dec 2017, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

In response to Tangled metal; With all due respect, your command of English is a little lacking. There were temporary traffic lights on Crag Bank road for some weeks recently, installed by the very same contractors as those up at Redwell. My problem here was as a motorist, being caught between the l...
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

In reply to the contentious few on here, There are no allegations or observations of vehicles jumping red lights. That is an irrelevance. The issue is simple. The timings of the traffic lights protecting cyclists is not fit for purpose. Lights change to green long before cyclists clear single lane w...
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

I should add that I was unable to transmit that to HSE because of the usual "No reply" dodge that these people use if they don't want to deal further
by arnsider
15 Dec 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

Well, I should clarify. Both Dumper and coach drivers did not recklessly drive at me. No, but I had no alternative but to dismount. Fair enough, there was no aggressive intent but neither was there any acknowledgement or a give and take/apology. Here's the reply I received from HSE, detailing the in...
by arnsider
4 Dec 2017, 5:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

The Police are a complete waste of space around here. They regularly ignore hoards of speeding motorcyclists, but from now on will be pestering motorists with useless breath tests. The HSE have palmed the complaint back to the council who have just acknowledged my complaint after a delay of four day...
by arnsider
30 Nov 2017, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Temporary Traffic Light Farce

There are problems with the Temporary traffic light timings at the Redwell Inn, on the B6254, between Carnforth and Kirkby Lonsdale. The other day a dumper ignored the lights and drove straight at me. This delayed my passage through the works and a Shearings coach whose driver must have seen me in t...
by arnsider
30 Nov 2017, 9:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Portishead to Clevedon
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Portishead to Clevedon

It's a nice ride along the coast road, past Sugarloaf Bay, the old Nautical School and on past Redcliffe Bay.
There is a bit of collar work going this way, but on a good day, the views out across the estuary are superb.
by arnsider
25 Oct 2017, 7:49am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 131
Views: 189968

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Looking at this thread, there are good reviews and bad reviews of CRC.
That says one thing.
Their customer service is inconsistent, in other words their philosophy is fine but they cannot manage it.
by arnsider
23 Oct 2017, 5:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 131
Views: 189968

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Well, I got into the chat queue at five and it took them 30 minutes to get back to me with the news that I'd been refunded.
Shame they didn't have the courtesy to reply to my e mails or advise the refund.
End of!