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by Euskadi
30 Nov 2011, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Militant shouters
Replies: 29
Views: 2073

Re: Militant shouters

Rules/regulations/guidelines are in place to try and stop people from deciding they know best and they can be trusted to see people/other road users coming and make the right judgement call 100% of the time, and trust the people you are passing to make the right judgement call 100% of the time.
by Euskadi
31 Oct 2011, 7:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: why no lights?
Replies: 106
Views: 6613

Re: why no lights?

My route to work takes me along dark country lanes with no street lights. It seems it's up to me to avoid all the unlit walkers runners and cyclists. I totally sympathise with your frustrations, it amazes me to see people cycling in fast moving London traffic without lights in the dusk or dark + cr...
by Euskadi
22 Oct 2011, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gloating...I know I shouldn't...but....
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Gloating...I know I shouldn't...but....

I don't drive, but I never have the 'why am I doing this when I could be in a nice warm car' thoughts in winter/poor weather. I know that when I get to my destination I can have a nice warm shower, a change of clothes, and I'll be feeling good. Unlike motorists, who I can't see ever feeling good stu...
by Euskadi
1 Oct 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High flange hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: High flange hubs

Cheers PW, great tip, and I see they have a very nice looking one on ebay at the moment! First appeared in 1967, so very appropriate too :D Thanks also to landriver, the link is actually to a track hub (different threading needed for freewheel), but thanks for taking the trouble to have a look for m...
by Euskadi
1 Oct 2011, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High flange hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 514

High flange hubs

I'm rebuilding a 1967 Holdsworth Super Mistral. I still have one Airlite high flange front hub, but need a rear. I know I can wait and look on ebay for a vintage Airlite hub, but are there any modern high flange hubs (for 120mm spacing) anyone can recommend? Just for some extra detail I've decided t...
by Euskadi
26 Aug 2011, 8:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A rant about cycling in London
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: A rant about cycling in London

I am a London cyclist that has been commuting for many years. Road awareness and sense of responsibility to other road users is poor amongst all road users. I regularly get thanked now (out of surprise) when I wait at zebra crossings because people have to look again to make sure they aren't going t...
by Euskadi
25 Aug 2011, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: McDonald's drive through?
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: McDonald's drive through?

There are huge factories with thousands of cows which never see the light of day at one end and a meat packaging plant at the other. Was the chicken that laid you egg free-range? Did the pig which produced the pork have enough room or was in able to root around in a field? Such is the emphasis on e...
by Euskadi
24 Aug 2011, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: McDonald's drive through?
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: McDonald's drive through?

Economies of scale because of the factory farmed produce and the ground up animal bits that make up their 'meat'?
by Euskadi
18 Aug 2011, 10:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rapha Touring Shorts
Replies: 11
Views: 7058

Re: Rapha Touring Shorts

Have fun! I'm doing Box Hill, Kidd's Hill, Toy's Hill and Titsey Hill on Saturday..!
by Euskadi
17 Aug 2011, 7:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rapha Touring Shorts
Replies: 11
Views: 7058

Re: Rapha Touring Shorts

I noticed this evening they were a sale item, so maybe they are out-of-stock and took your order by mistake. Sorry for doom-mongering! Also they don't have any long sleeved jerseys, which I really like and was tempted to get another one, and no longer have bonk bags available. I haven't bought anyth...
by Euskadi
15 Aug 2011, 6:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rapha Touring Shorts
Replies: 11
Views: 7058

Re: Rapha Touring Shorts

I use them all the time over bib shorts. I've had them for at least 2 years. They are incredibly hard wearing and fit really well. There is a little inside pocket for keys, but nothing else. I really like them and consider the £70 money well spent, and I see no evidence to suggest I won't be able to...
by Euskadi
13 Aug 2011, 11:12am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling UK kit
Replies: 28
Views: 70905

Re: CTC CYCLING KIT

I hope they produce some more vintage woollen jerseys. I have the blue jersey, but would really like one in black too. It's my choice for cold but dry winter mornings!
by Euskadi
13 Feb 2011, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympic road race route
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: Olympic road race route

I think it looks an excellent route, and I'm sure the numbers of cycling fans from Britain and Europe coming to watch it will make it one of the best events of the Olympics. looking forward to watching the Women's event too. Completely undecided about where to go to see it though! I live in Batterse...
by Euskadi
1 Dec 2010, 10:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Mick F

Excellent! Will have to catch up on the entire journey, very interesting to see all the bike modifications etc. Was planning on a LEJOG-JOGLE in 2012 (though to be honest I could quite happily just cycle around Scotland), and this is great inspirational stuff. Seeing Sutherland and Caithness again w...
by Euskadi
30 Nov 2010, 5:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Mick F

Read it last night, excellent article, a real sense of what can be achieved. Also geat to put a face to a name, and see the chopper! That must have really hurt your back, makes it all the more real just what a splendid achievement it is! Congrats Mick!