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by AndyK
8 Feb 2010, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Left-hand circle
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Left-hand circle

I think the scrolling icon represents a "hot topic". (The clue is in the filename of the icon.) Not quite sure what the definition of "hot" is but it seems to be related to the number of posts in a recent period (week, month maybe?). Curiously there's nothing about the icons in t...
by AndyK
8 Feb 2010, 1:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Badgering for a badge
Replies: 73
Views: 13580

Re: Badgering for a badge

Of course, if the "management" of CTC concentrated on running a CLUB and listening to its members we wouldn't need to be looking elsewhere for club merchandise. These stickers/transfers should be readilly available from head office, along with other club stuff. It is just another example ...
by AndyK
5 Feb 2010, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: great cycling illustrator of the 50s & 60s?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: great cycling illustrator of the 50s & 60s?

I think you mean Frank Patterson.
by AndyK
2 Feb 2010, 12:17am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"
Replies: 118
Views: 8549

Re: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"

My email came from Richard Bates, who is apparently an SE Councillor. It's quite obscurely-written, to the point where it's not clear at all why he thinks we should all vote Yes. Phrases like "to match cycling in the 21st century", and "an organisation that matches cycling aspirations...
by AndyK
29 Jan 2010, 12:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which car can carry bikes comfortably inside
Replies: 51
Views: 9480

Re: Which car can carry bikes comfortably inside

When I was looking into this a few months ago, I found this website very handy for shortlisting: http://www.ricability.org.uk/consumer_reports/mobility_reports/car_measurement_guide/ It's actually aimed at disabled people looking to choose a car they can fit their wheelchair in, but that means that ...
by AndyK
22 Jan 2010, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tips for Fixing Punctures
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: Tips for Fixing Punctures

Thanks for all you help. I was very courageous, took the wheel off and tried it again. This time it went on without even using tyre levers! I've no idea what's going on. jonty This happened to me with the Panaracer on the back of my mountain bike. Sometimes it'd go on easily, other times it would t...
by AndyK
20 Jan 2010, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bib longs
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Bib longs

DHB merston from theCTC shop The description says these are "fleece lined" and they look close-fitting. For me, the two great things about the Ronhill Bikesters were that they were made from a thinner, non-fleecy material (same as Ronhill's famous Tracksters) and were slightly looser than...
by AndyK
4 Dec 2009, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decathlon bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Decathlon bikes

I've never bought one of their bikes but I've always found their other cycling kit and clothing to be good value for money. At that price point, though, I'd recommend you also look at the Specialized Hardrock - a vaguely similar spec to the B'Twin at the same price, and I always say you can't go wro...
by AndyK
26 Oct 2009, 5:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are there just too many cars on the road today?
Replies: 59
Views: 2882

Re: Are there just too many cars on the road today?

Portsmouth has the highest population density of anywhere in the UK? Wow. I would never have guessed at Portsmouth. I would have plumped for somwhere in London with lots of high rose development. (Its a few years since I visited Portsmouth so excuse my ignorance if recently there has been lots of b...
by AndyK
26 Oct 2009, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?
Replies: 28
Views: 1622

Re: Why everyone wants to stop us putting the clocks back?

I see the forum server is sticking defiantly to Summer Time... :D
by AndyK
1 Sep 2009, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting a child seat to a trike
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: fitting a child seat to a trike

I used to have half-shares in a Pashley Picador with twin child seats. The Picador frame has a kind of built-in platform at the rear onto which you can fix the child seats, a huge wicker basket or whatever else takes your fancy. So even if you could get Pashley child seats, your trike's frame wouldn...
by AndyK
7 Jul 2009, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5469

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

FWIW I think local byelaws are generally available for inspection at least by anybody who turns up at the Town Hall etc and asks. Although ignorance of the law is no excuse, the law can hardly be kept secret. True, but that would have meant taking half a day off work to go during office hours! Pers...
by AndyK
7 Jul 2009, 12:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5469

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

The great thing about Freedom of Information is that the only research you have to do is to find the form on the council's website and write the request. A couple of minutes' work. I recommend it. :-) (On the other hand, my day job is at a council so I see first-hand how much staff time gets diverte...
by AndyK
7 Jul 2009, 12:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!
Replies: 90
Views: 5469

Re: Bournemouth Speeding Checks Arghhhhhh!

Meanwhile, back on topic... The Legal Services team at Bournemouth Borough Council replied to my FOI request today, and included a scan of the relevant byelaws. I've just tried to upload the byelaws document, but I get an error saying "The extension pdf is not allowed." Can a moderator hel...
by AndyK
30 Jun 2009, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any recommendations cranks?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Any recommendations cranks?

Yes I do have recommendations, but stop calling me a crank.

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Stronglight are generally good value, well made, and provide plenty of choice. See the Spa Cycles website.