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by ThePinkOne
2 Sep 2007, 10:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trains and space for cycles
Replies: 43
Views: 7446

I accept that people like the idea of reduced journey times, but it seems to me that the high speed train doesnt do as good a job as it was supposed to. If it were only possible to do it I would love to read the results of putting the question to the nation. Would you rather pay for very fast train...
by ThePinkOne
1 Sep 2007, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Touring Wheels?
Replies: 18
Views: 3521

Thanks for (both!) replies Mick. I think I'll start with trying to re-true the rear wheel on the trike and see how I get on. For hubs, I have to use the AVD hub anyhow, no doubt I could source another from AVD if I needed to.... ditto the front hubs (drum braked front) in fairness Pete would no doub...
by ThePinkOne
1 Sep 2007, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Constantly truing wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Thanks for the info Mick, I shall certainly have a go- Pete at AVD does suggest re-truing the rear wheel on the trike anyhow due to the difficulties of getting a fitting for a jig so that looks just the job. I'll have a read, get a decent spoke key as you suggest and have a go I think- and yes, I'll...
by ThePinkOne
1 Sep 2007, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Supplier for 35-406 Marathon Plus tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

I ordered the little tyres from Kinetics yesterday... and got the rest of the oddball bits I was after from SJS (as I generally do)- I've always found SJS very good for touring-orientated bits and bobs, and they are also somewhere I will happily go to, have been to, although in most situations I hav...
by ThePinkOne
31 Aug 2007, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Touring Wheels?
Replies: 18
Views: 3521

It's all very well saying build your own wheels, but the last time I was going to build a set, I found that a professional wheel-builder was offering exactly the same wheels for less than I was having to pay for the components. It does put you off somewhat. Yes, it does put you off. BUT can you get...
by ThePinkOne
31 Aug 2007, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Constantly truing wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Constantly truing wheels

The roads round where i live (the Irish Alps) are fairly bumpy and potholey (is that a word?) I constantly have to keep truing my wheels about every 70 or so miles on my Trek racing bike. Is there anyway i can avoid this? other than avoid the lumps and bumps on the road that is? You need to "d...
by ThePinkOne
31 Aug 2007, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycleing on Railway Stations & platforms
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

I suspect there's also the point that the Railway authorities would point to health and safety. This may seem OTT, but as with most aspects of railway safety has a history. Basically, to this day railway platforms must slope backwards so that a loose wheeled object rolls to the back not onto the tra...
by ThePinkOne
31 Aug 2007, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Supplier for 35-406 Marathon Plus tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Thanks for the replies, I'll have another look under "20 x 1.35"- I had been sticking to the 406-35 designation as I gather there are 2 slightly different 20" sizes and wanted to make sure I got the correct one! This is the first time I have needed to replace the front tyres on my tri...
by ThePinkOne
30 Aug 2007, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Supplier for 35-406 Marathon Plus tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Thanks for that,, I think I'll give them a ring and if they also do the other sizes they get my order, they're the first retailer I've seen with the 35-406 size in stock..... :D

P.
by ThePinkOne
30 Aug 2007, 9:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

... The only other thing that I would consider, when the roads are wet/full of spray on a conventional bike just my feet/lower legs get wet from passing cars, on a recumbent your whole body would be in the spray ne c'est pas???? Hmmm, yes, I can see that is a likelihood. At the moment the road-crud...
by ThePinkOne
30 Aug 2007, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Supplier for 35-406 Marathon Plus tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Supplier for 35-406 Marathon Plus tyre

I have a query about a UK retailer who will supply Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres. The size I require is the 35-406 size (I also need 35-559 and 37-622) but I have not yet found a UK retailer who sells that size, although the UK Schwalbe website says the size exists... Any pointers to a UK retailer wh...
by ThePinkOne
16 Aug 2007, 2:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: environmentalists...........
Replies: 48
Views: 6617

Best to just put the blame on all those evil Chinese and Indians as being the real problem and claim that what we do isnt important. . Forgetting completly that most of the goods being made in China/India are for Europe/US of course...... Not only do they get cheap prices from outsourcing and not o...
by ThePinkOne
16 Aug 2007, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does congestion charging work
Replies: 27
Views: 4473

[...] Many private sector clients are more than happy for you to work at home- saves them money finding a desk and PC for you, saves you time and money commuting, win-win. However, public sector clients (esp local gov) are the opposite- don't like it, they like you to be THERE! Only once did I work...
by ThePinkOne
15 Aug 2007, 7:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers reaction to different bikes.
Replies: 18
Views: 3690

On a trike it's even more marked. Get noticed a lot and get give much more room even tho lower. Drivers don't seem to mind so much when you leave a couple of feet between left front wheel and road edge, maybe because wider overall so even if you are tucked in they no can pass without a proper overta...
by ThePinkOne
15 Aug 2007, 7:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does congestion charging work
Replies: 27
Views: 4473

And there are alternatives which are not transport. People can move closer to their work or choose work which is closer to home. Also, these days, many people spend most of their working day in front of a computer or using a telephone - so why do they need to leave home to do that? They don't it's ...