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by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6781

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Tangled Metal wrote:
The council has enough demand on its finances to concentrate on rather than looking at complainant motives.


Indeed. So what lies behind their desire to push this particular case?
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6929

Re: What3words

This could get fun!

thorn.cycle.gear is in Queensland
thorns.cycle.gear Nebraska
thorn.cycles.gear Western Australia
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6781

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I'd be looking carefully at the motives of the complainant. Is it really noise or something else? I'd also question the councils motives for taking it this far, is it really just about the complaint?
by geocycle
20 Aug 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?
Replies: 50
Views: 3297

Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

You are probably right Jamesh. I also feel that CGOAB has a strong US readership and Surly is a US brand that make good touring bikes so they will appear popular. The UK market seems quite diverse to me at the moment without a single market leader and the Dutch and Germans have their own excellent b...
by geocycle
19 Aug 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 2005

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

One thing I've found is that they say you're not supposed to get them wet so I tried religiously to do this by covering the saddle. But I think it did more harm than good as it got quite damp beneath the covering and got tide marks. They have faded now. Anyway, I'm on tour now and it's got really w...
by geocycle
18 Aug 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3376

Re: where is this?

cyclop wrote:There is another Askham with an "h" in cumbria,eden valley.


Yes, nice tea room at the Hall. They own a couple of pubs and are really into the home produce.
by geocycle
18 Aug 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 575
Views: 20309

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Newish for this time was the horizontal (rather than upsloping) top tube; this allowed a lower riding position for racing. Check out the size of that gear! The chainring is enormous and the sprocket is tiny; its got to be about 100" or more... https://i.pinimg.com/736x/41/5e/78/415e7818335b1b2...
by geocycle
18 Aug 2019, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Recycling Myth?
Replies: 73
Views: 2719

Re: The Recycling Myth?

Reduce, reuse then if all else fails recycle. Unfortunately recycling is increasingly seen as a substitute for the first two. I think we could encourage cycle retailers to reduce packaging. SJS and Spa are creative with boxes but could reduce plastics.
by geocycle
18 Aug 2019, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3376

Re: where is this?

From memory looks a bit like Foxfield where you have to cross the tracks. Duddon estuary?
by geocycle
18 Aug 2019, 9:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3399

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

If I saw a lock on a stand I wanted to use I’d ignore it. I don’t register this as a way of reserving a place. As for littering and being unsightly, well maybe but in the grand scheme of things there’s much worse, I’m happy to leave a lock at my workplace but wouldn’t leave one in a public place.
by geocycle
17 Aug 2019, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3399

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Maybe people could take their locks home after shopping rather than littering supermarket stands with them and they also wouldn't be at risk of such attacks. I do leave a lock on the rack at work, is that hypocrisy? :oops: I agree. I also leave my 2kg gold standard d lock at work, not to reserve a ...
by geocycle
17 Aug 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16939

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Are you taking the road East out of Kirby Stephen to Reeth? That hill whose name eludes me was both long and then steep beyond anything in lejog have fun chaps!! Cheers James Ah that’s the one out of Nateby. Complete swine of a hill especially with panniers. There’s a ramp just before the top that ...
by geocycle
17 Aug 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 2005

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

I have just bought a second brooks, a Ti B17. It’s been very comfortable since new and has needed little breaking in. Part of this must be because I’m so used to Brooks now. But, the leather is also much thinner than the 15 year old B17. I’m not convinced it will last as long and will probably need ...
by geocycle
16 Aug 2019, 6:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screw in Presta valves
Replies: 39
Views: 1499

Re: Screw in Presta valves

I had the same issue as NA on Monday. The brass bit sheared off leaving a useless stub. This was also a conti tube. The only other time was when one unscrewed and was propelled into some long grass never to be found. So it does happen.
by geocycle
15 Aug 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling related male personal problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Cycling related male personal problem

It’s not compulsory to wear Lycra shorts of course. Some get by with baggies and removable or no pads, even on road bikes. This is a very personal thing but it works for me whereas I tended to sweat heavily in Lycra. Obviously saddles and type of ride have an impact as well.