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by tb
6 Mar 2008, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

chain recommendations please

I run 8 speed Shimano on my commuter bike. The last time I replaced the chain (& cassette) I bought a SRAM chain from my LBS for £15 and it has lasted reasonably well, but it's now well worn. Any suggestions on a better replacement ? Are Wipperman chains any good ? thanks in anticipation, Tony (...
by tb
8 Feb 2008, 11:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Steel Frame
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

Hi CityGent, you don't say in your post what sort of riding you plan to do? but if your'e asking then I would go for the Bob Jackson, it will no doudt last for many years and you will have my respect for one. I think the Colnago's are lovely too but you'll never be able to let it out of your sight c...
by tb
7 Feb 2008, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Premiership football abroad ( rant )
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Premiership football abroad ( rant )

I know this ain't cycling related but I don't subscribe to any other massage boards and I have to get it off my hairy chest ! we don't really have any committment to improving our environment do we, let's be honest. I meant why not nip this idea of playing extra premiership games abroad in the bud ?...
by tb
7 Feb 2008, 10:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Unlit cyclists: maybe safer!
Replies: 120
Views: 14075

today I rode to work Epsom to Brentford leaving 06.25, and return home leaving 19.30. Both journeys in the dark.
If I had ridden without (good) lights today I would either be seriously injured or dead.
no question.
by tb
7 Feb 2008, 10:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bristol Bath cycle track in the local rag
Replies: 11
Views: 2774

I too saw this in the press.
what a nonesense, if the local roads are so congested then that needs to be addressed, not looking for alternatives like taking over a very popular cycle / recreational route.
by tb
5 Feb 2008, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sheldon Brown
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

this guy is a legend and his websites always so informative and amusing.
so rare to come across someone so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the world of cycling.
very sad to hear of his passing.
by tb
5 Feb 2008, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: easy mistake........
Replies: 3
Views: 819

easy mistake........

by tb
12 Dec 2007, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Light Question ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3080

can't believe that no-one has suggested Dynamo's, they're brilliant, literally. I've been using dynamo's for years, OK I always have a back-up set of battery lights for when I'm stationary at junctions, but I would ride at night with two sets anyway. check out http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-Lig...
by tb
12 Dec 2007, 9:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cyclist killed
Replies: 186
Views: 21400

not sure if the DVLC of Ghana has a driving test of suitable standard for the demanding busy UK roads, anyone any experience?
or is this too contoversial?
by tb
12 Dec 2007, 9:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans National Lottery
Replies: 38
Views: 5644

Sustrans National Lottery

Is this big Lottery win going to be of great benefit to cyclist across the UK? http://www.sustrans.org.uk I have only little experience of Sustrans routes. I once met a Sustrans promotional person at an event on the Bath to Bristol route. I got talking to him about the work of Sustrans and he was qu...
by tb
23 Nov 2007, 9:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Crap Cycle Lanes - Now available
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

hello Rod, I think this book might be preaching to the converted. Anyone who rides more than 50 miles per month will know that 'cycle lanes' are generally crap and only designed to help the motorist by getting you out of the way. I do use cycle lanes but they almost always lead to some sort of confr...
by tb
23 Nov 2007, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will it be Cyclists next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

hello George, I too read about this nonesense of banning the humble horse & cart in Romania. Good time for a revolution? Apparently there have been too many road accidents involving motor cars and o'rse 'n' cart. So obviously the traditional form of transport is to blame, and nothing to do with ...
by tb
5 Nov 2007, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soubitez dynamo question
Replies: 21
Views: 6455

thanks for all the replies, I have been using one of these Soubitez (French made) dynamo's for at least three years and lots of wet winter miles and it has always been reliable ( with the exception of riding with a worn out rear tyre in the rain when it would sometimes slip on the dynamo ) I'm looki...
by tb
5 Nov 2007, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Soubitez dynamo question
Replies: 21
Views: 6455

Soubitez dynamo question

anyone know if these dynamo's are still available and if so where from?
I've looked in the usual places!
thanks, Tony
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by tb
20 Oct 2007, 7:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ' London Calling '
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

' London Calling '

ha ha, just watched that short film on you ' kin ' tube called 'London calling'. have to say it's very exciting to watch and you have to admire the bravery / stupidity of the riders as they ride at breakneck speed through London streets. But I now fully understand why as a London commuter cyclist I ...