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by AndyK
5 Mar 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 11901

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

It was announced in the latest Cycleclips newsletter. It'll be available "very soon". Here's the pic from the newsletter:

new+kit+600x200+b.jpg

Certainly a lot better than the previous one.
by AndyK
4 Mar 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Adjustable Stems - recommendations?

I mentioned adjustable stems in another thread but that got lost in the noise, so I thought I would ask specifically. I am tinkering with handlebar position, and an adjustable stem looks to be a logical bit of kit for fine tuning position as it can effectively raise and lower the bars, and shorten ...
by AndyK
28 Feb 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???
Replies: 17
Views: 3792

Re: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???

@cycleruk ...... the LBS actually sent me 2 stems to try, the one I fitted is a 70mm riser, the other is an adjustable which would probably lift the bars higher than the one on there at the moment but the minimum length they come in is 95mm so wonder if the extra reach may offset the gain of puttin...
by AndyK
28 Feb 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???
Replies: 17
Views: 3792

Re: Swap Drops To Flat Bars .... What Do I Need???

You'll need to go to separate gear and brake levers. As far as I can tell from Shimano's charts, you can get flat bar gear levers that will work with your 105 gears: RS700 levers can be had for about £100 if you shop around. I think you'll need a complete new brakeset though (levers, hose and callip...
by AndyK
27 Feb 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudflaps.
Replies: 32
Views: 115810

Re: Mudflaps.

a bit late but https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/stortford-3.jpg check out the mudflaps on the white bike; at one time you were not allowed on a winter club run unless you had these fitted, according to one of my chums who rode for them. He also told ...
by AndyK
25 Feb 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What am I looking for? (Fork mount stand)
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: What am I looking for? (Fork mount stand)

Try googling for in-car bike carrier. There are some around but not many.
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Short-term insurance (one month)
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Short-term insurance (one month)

https://www.laka.co.uk/?referralCode=tobi# and I think there's another similar business model. Enter code "podcast" to get a £10 credit, thanks to thecyclingpodcast.com I was looking at this the other day. Two things to note: The premiums can vary month by month according to how many clai...
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

Pastychomper wrote:I can't see the paper from here, could it be a typo, or maybe the author was referring to a specific subset of bicycle injuries?



The OP provided a link to it. If the link works for me I doubt it's blocked in Scotland somehow!
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 10:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 73
Views: 12204

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

A tragedy, English is loosing the distinction between things that are possible but not allowed (can) and things that are possible and allowed (may), experts observe and record but do nothing How may one oppose This Madness? Is there another way to distinguish between things that are allowed and not...
by AndyK
20 Feb 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

Sorry, wandering off helmets a bit, but the paper's introduction says: The majority of bicycle injuries require hospitalization It doesn't seem to provide a reference to support this statement. Now I know the dangers of relying on personal experience, but does anyone believe this? Are there any stat...
by AndyK
11 Feb 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing from 1st to 12th
Replies: 50
Views: 5655

Re: Changing from 1st to 12th

ndwgolf wrote:I thought we had that already...........I have my Di2 programmed to drop three or up skirt three automatically when I go from large ring to small ring.

Neil

Careful now, I think they made that illegal. :shock:
by AndyK
7 Feb 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Online route planning question

.... to plan one route and save it and then on the same map, with the first route showing, plan another? That is the difficult bit. The ones I've tried - and I reckon I've tried 'em all - will only do one at once. Yes, you can have multiple windows open and flip back and forth to see them, but not ...
by AndyK
7 Feb 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: Online route planning question

Sorry for vague title, couldn't think of a better but short one. Can anyone point me towards an online route planning site that allows me to plan one route and save it and then on the same map, with the first route showing, plan another? I use RidewithGPS usually although occasionally something lik...
by AndyK
4 Feb 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

Thanks for both suggestions. The Fenderbot looks worth a go at that price, I’ve put in an order! Let us know how it goes. I do have a PDW rear light but it's a strap-on model* rather than mudguard-mounted. It's well-made but has some odd choices of operational mode: the only options are steady beam...
by AndyK
4 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

The PDW Fenderbot is another option.
Review here.
It's currently available from Sportpursuit.com (registration needed) for just £6.99.