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by PaulS
8 Jun 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Brifters on an 80s bike, which and how?
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: Campagnolo Brifters on an 80s bike, which and how?

- campag 10s shifters will work a shimano RD on a shimano 8s cassette. - campag 11s shifters will work a shimano RD on a shimano 9s cassette. Wanted to update this. I recently fitted : New Campagnolo Potenza 11-speed levers. Onto an old Shimano Ultegra 9-speed rear derailleur & cassette. The Sh...
by PaulS
7 Jun 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1671

Re: 2 metre rule

Cyril Haearn wrote:Following one should keep more than 2m distance


The following one isn't following. They are connected.
by PaulS
7 Jun 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1671

Re: 2 metre rule

Today I had bib longs, jacket, winter boots with woolly ski socks. After 4 soaking hours my feet were definitely cold. Is it summer yet?
by PaulS
7 Jun 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1671

2 metre rule

Spotted this yesterday. Looks about 2 metres separation. And fun.

Do I win the funky-bicycle photo competition?
by PaulS
7 Apr 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

Thankfully I can still buy a fully British potato (I think) :lol: Foreign muck. Imported food from the New World. Bring back rye, acorns and ferns. Proper English food. Like I say, depends where you draw the line. Define "British Parts" however you like, you won't be wrong. Then enjoy sou...
by PaulS
7 Apr 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1218

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

I really like my Paramo Alta II. Not a cycling jacket, and not very aerodynamic. But very comfortable in really wet weather. Warmer than a Gore-Tex shell too, with room to put extra clothes underneath. Loads of pockets. Very breathable. Paramo do some cycling-specific jackets, which are lighter weig...
by PaulS
7 Apr 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 63
Views: 3462

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

There is one website Extreme Eyewear who will do RX inserts and also sells Racing Jackets I've used Extreme Eyewear four times over the years to buy Oakley prescription sunglasses on-line. Each time I had excellent service, even when I messed up my prescription they sorted it with no charge. I've w...
by PaulS
2 Apr 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike building UK
Replies: 58
Views: 2033

Re: Bike building UK

Bob Jackson frames are made in UK. The iron ore comes from somewhere else. Depends where you draw the line I suppose. Here is a good place to draw it for the purposes of a great project bike : Trade Descriptions Act 1968: 36.-(l) For the purposes of this Act goods shall be deemed to have been manufa...
by PaulS
31 Mar 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1057
Views: 34244

Derbyshire police - no cycling

Derbyshire cops report 'high volumes' of people outdoors. The Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said: "Essential travel and local exercise does not ... include lycra-clad leisure cycling on the now quieter roads." https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/live-coronavirus-updates-after...
by PaulS
18 Feb 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 1558

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

Prices have been described as high and reasonable, no figures yet, anyone care to disclose? I paid £100 last March for the fitting. Plus cost for any new bits I needed & labour at £40/hour to fit them. Ended up a bit less than £200 total including new bars & stem. I was very happy with that...
by PaulS
18 Feb 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 1558

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

Last year I had a bit of time so decided to treat myself to a bike fit. Called in to Hewitts on the way to a trip round the Lake District. I've been riding for years, read loads of stuff in books and on-line, listened to mates' advice. Expected a minor tweak here and there. First thing he did was pu...
by PaulS
29 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Update The lorry driver has been found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2020/01/23/trucker-whose-carelessness-caused-death-of-cyclist-is-cleared-of-driving-dangerously/ https://www.itv.com/news/border/2020-01-23/man-cleared-of-causing-tragic-death-of-cyc...
by PaulS
23 Jul 2019, 7:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Cyclist killed at Carlisle - hit by lorry

Update
The lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/07/23 ... e-cyclist/

https://truckerworld.uk/2019/07/lorry-d ... e-cyclist/