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by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dismantling a revoshifter
Replies: 26
Views: 2117

Re: Dismantling a revoshifter

My 1997 Claud Butler Odyssey came with the old US Gripshifters. Subsequently, I re fitted Sachs Power Grip Shifters. I can honestly say that they never ever gave me any trouble at all.Yes, changing cables was a bit fiddly, but the mechanism was well made and 100% reliable. Do not listen to any BS ab...
by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2448

Re: Dissatisfaction with repairs

Thanks to all for replies and comments. I think I am inclined to go back and ask them to re adjust everything in the light of the sluggish gear changes, then if it hasn't remedied, I'll have to think about a whole new rear mech and cabling. I haven't a clue what I would replace the LX mech with as I...
by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2448

Dissatisfaction with repairs

I bought my Thorn Nomad some sixteen years ago and in fairness, the LX mech, the bottom bracket and the inner and outer gear cables are probably due for upgrading. I took it along to my local one man band shop for a service because the gear changes were becoming imprecise. I was hoping for advise on...
by arnsider
1 Dec 2016, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Loyn Bridge Gressingham to Hornby

All is now OK. The Parapets both sides have undergone extensive re pointing. I rode from Carnforth up and over, into the Lune valley, crossing via the Loyne bridge. Then on down through Hornby and Caton and onto the riverside path as far as the M6 crossing. Then I took the brand new Heysham road cyc...
by arnsider
23 Nov 2016, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

These are the Bullet points formulated by Cycling UK for riding shared paths; Give way to pedestrians and wheelchair users and take care around horse-riders, leaving them plenty of room, especially when approaching from behind Be courteous and patient with pedestrians and other path users who are mo...
by arnsider
23 Nov 2016, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Well, as I've said before, carry on with that state of mind. You will end up so distracted by your negative feelings that you will invite disaster. We live in a very crowded and dangerous world. To get any sort of enjoyment and peace of mind, you have to bear an awful lot of stupid and inconsiderate...
by arnsider
22 Nov 2016, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

To return to the OP which revolves around shared facilities. For my own part, I have ridden two major routes regularly; Bristol to Bath Railway path and on to Bradford on Avon. I used to ride this regularly on Sundays and latterly, the Combe Down Tunnels. I can honestly say that I never had one sing...
by arnsider
19 Nov 2016, 10:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: Group Cyclist And Dog Walkers

Strikes me that it's a waste of time whining on about the friction between dogs and people.
Where cycling on shared paths is concerned, many pedestrians, with or without dogs, will foment ill feeling deliberately, by all sorts of ignorances.
While cyclists have to share space, problems will remain.
by arnsider
19 Nov 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 3241

Re: No Cycling

Bit odd that a road that appears not to be adopted, falls under the Minister of transport. Nonetheless, why is this sign in any way controversial? There is an absolute plethora of signs conveying a ban on cycling; https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=No+Cycling+sign&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=638&...
by arnsider
15 Nov 2016, 8:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Broken Ankle

Sweet relief! The cast came off last Wednesday and I am back in the saddle. I have lowered the saddle and got some flat shoes so I do not need to clip into my single sided pedals. I did about twenty three miles today, on the flat, around Arnside, Milnethorpe and Holme. The ankle is still swollen and...
by arnsider
10 Nov 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and the Police
Replies: 49
Views: 5879

Re: Cycling and the Police

As long ago as 2002, I had a holiday using the European Bike Express and going home from Valence in the Rhone Valley. I remember the main route north and leading to the Eastern orbital had demarcated lanes indicating cycle priority and maintaining a gap. We could do with that here, though with Brexi...
by arnsider
10 Nov 2016, 6:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anyone here also has a heart condition?
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Anyone here also has a heart condition?

I have a minor heart condition. It became apparent some nine years ago when I experienced giddiness coming up from a squatting position. An echo Cardiogram was inconclusive, but my low blood pressure was highlighted. It occurred again recently and further EEG and ambient heart rate monitoring failed...
by arnsider
10 Nov 2016, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and the Police
Replies: 49
Views: 5879

Re: Cycling and the Police

Returning to the OP, I echo the comments here regarding the slow withdrawal of the police from road traffic duty. I am 66 years old and over my lifetime have been a regular user of the M5/M6 route North and South, from Somerset to Cumbria. I started using the route before it was complete. Back in th...
by arnsider
9 Nov 2016, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling and the Police
Replies: 49
Views: 5879

Re: Cycling and the Police

The police are just as likely to drive without care as any other drivers. That's the way it is and within the bounds of probability, incidents like the one described will happen. Back in the mid sixties, most forces put all constables through basic driver training. Only Traffic Officers did the adva...
by arnsider
9 Nov 2016, 10:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 119
Views: 21768

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

The worst drivers by far are those that have no concept of handling their vehicle when it is spinning out of control or heading for a collision. Those that actually risk these situations are interestingly, police and emergency service drivers. The Police routinely risk calamity pursuing people who d...