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by Giles Pargiter
22 Jan 2017, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?
Replies: 29
Views: 2149

Re: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?

If I persevere a little reon2, I could probably devise a front mudflap that was effective without risking the mudguard (sheepdogs are not often a problem – and it was one that I knew well!). In my experience they don’t actually need to be that close to the ground to keep one’s feet and chain wheels ...
by Giles Pargiter
20 Jan 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?
Replies: 29
Views: 2149

Re: Rear Mudflap - Any Use?

I think it is very much a "courses your bicycle is going over" question. The bike I most often use across the hills round here is configured very similarly to Andrew_s's. However if I had a rear mudflap, let alone one that long, it would very quickly be disasterous. I need to be able to ea...
by Giles Pargiter
9 Nov 2016, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road Surface
Replies: 18
Views: 2648

Re: Road Surface

[quote="...also 25-30mph is rather fast for a bike?[/quote]

Only if going up a hill :D
by Giles Pargiter
10 Sep 2016, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bodge better than new?
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: bodge better than new?

I have a rear SKS mudguard on one of my bikes where I had the misfortune of a stick carrying round in my wheel which ripped out the rivets fastening the stays to it. This is now fastened with a little bit of fairly fine wire twisted and crossed over the guard and round the edge of the bridge. I have...
by Giles Pargiter
9 Sep 2016, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10926

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

It is private property with a public highway over it.
by Giles Pargiter
9 Sep 2016, 10:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10926

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

I just noticed the post above. Car parks if they are for public use, such as supermarket parking are in fact clearly public highways. Not at all clear to me, they are private land which the public have access to by permission of the owner. That doesnt make them a public highway, the owner can tell ...
by Giles Pargiter
9 Sep 2016, 9:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10926

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

Thankyou MrJ ^^ I was about to look it all up again, I have it on another harddrive somewhere, it is part of what I needed to know as a transport operator in the past. The main point being of course, that it is a code that all of us who use vehicles are required to know and if we apply it all the ti...
by Giles Pargiter
9 Sep 2016, 12:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10926

Re: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...

In fact their is no need for a great long debate about this as the situation is perfectly clear. A highway is anywere the public can go by right rather than privilege and the highway code applies to highways. However pedestrians, as according to our christian heritage, are moving as god intended and...
by Giles Pargiter
8 Sep 2016, 11:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech
Replies: 43
Views: 1723

Re: Incredible secure public bike parking in Czech

I notice that according to google translate it takes; "102 bikes and 16 normal children" !!!!
by Giles Pargiter
26 Aug 2016, 9:09pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Off-road access survey - CUK jumping on bandwagon?

I don't think you are cycnical. I was given a direct link to it by B.C. a number of days before C.U.K. brought it to my attention.
by Giles Pargiter
9 Jun 2016, 12:10am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 50433

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

That is IMV a circular argument though Rick. The points you raise do not in my view arise from the name but from the way that the charity is/is not promoted. This will not be solved by changing the name but by the way that the charity reaches out. The (proposed) name change not only is short sighted...
by Giles Pargiter
5 Jun 2016, 10:14pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 50433

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

In short, the "club" has been hijacked by sharp movers who wish to acheive self agrandisement, more power, larger paypackets, and a career, in the same way that the RAC and AA were (apparently as above). They have taken advantage of the weakness that we had in the organisation of our "...
by Giles Pargiter
30 May 2016, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Crank please
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Help with Crank please

Of course you are quite right Brucey, don't know what I was thinking of. Point being they both have the same angle of taper and the same spindle diameter. I have found a number of times that they do very satisfactorily swap round, with the proviso that when using the type which comes to a smaller cr...
by Giles Pargiter
30 May 2016, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Cheap Sidewall dynamo + lights recommendations

Seem to be some good suggestions and advice here. As others have said they are available for Left or Right mounting. Maybe worth knowing that this does not mean to the Left or Right of the bike but mounted with the fork or stay to the left or right of the dynamo. As mentioned above, I also prefer th...
by Giles Pargiter
30 May 2016, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Crank please
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Help with Crank please

Both ISO and JIS have an eight degree taper on the axle. The JIS one comes down to a slightly smaller cross section. If you have an ISO crank then fit a small shim like a pedal washer round the inside of the crank but this may not be needed. The other way round it fits together anyway.