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by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front Lights (not on the handlebars)
Replies: 41
Views: 3324

Re: Front Lights (not on the handlebars)

The continental manufacturers Spanninga, AXA/Basta and Union/Marwi make fork crown mounted battery lights. I sold a Spanninga Corona light on here only recently.
by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Generators
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Generators

Reelights?

Though hub dynamos are superior in most respects, there are probably far more bottle dynamos (image n.1) in service eacross the world.
by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shared use paths - Bells ringing ignored...
Replies: 200
Views: 10959

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

brringers are more easily recognised (as well as allowing the operator more expressiveness), then temple bells (which I find easier to fit on road bike stems), then the cheap pingers (which seem to need at least a fast double-strike before most people react). I'm not sure what a temple bell is but ...
by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 1:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

Perhaps because the unsuitable footpaths pwa fears for are not as attractive to antisocial mountain bikers as he fears them to be.

These are just the same old objections we walkers received before 2000 and Scottish cyclists received soon after. Both turned out to be baseless.
by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 11:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

No, it is proposing that we extend the open access rights conferred on walkers in 2000 to people on cycles and horses in a similar manner to Scotland. It is already possible to upgrade individual footpaths to bridleways but councils are understandably reluctant to go through the hassle and expense. ...
by Adam S
22 Jul 2016, 9:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speed limits on Rural roads
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Speed limits on Rural roads

A gate works in much the same way as a dead end but still allows access if needed.
by Adam S
21 Jul 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision
Replies: 33
Views: 2939

Re: Carol Boardman killed in cycling collision

As the original poster the moderators have my permission to change the thread title however they wish.

You will have to forgive me for my terrible sexism in having no knowledge of 1960s cycle racers
by Adam S
20 Jul 2016, 12:07am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

I think the proposal is just the old one about allowing cyclists to use public footpaths, just as they were allowed to use public bridleways. Like that change, I would expect no extra maintenance obligation to make cycling possible/easier/convenient. Really? Yes. Legislation allowing cycling on all...
by Adam S
18 Jul 2016, 1:52pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Is there any reason you wouldn't wear a helmet?
Replies: 255
Views: 10348

Re: Is there any reason you wouldn't wear a helmet?

I wrote to Specialized 3 or 4 years ago and the answer then was that they all conformed to the Snell B90, but usually not the newer B95. Some of their downhill mountain bike helmets were B95 compliant
by Adam S
15 Jul 2016, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: British Cycling marching onto rights of way
Replies: 52
Views: 2911

Re: British Cycling marching onto rights of way

I think the proposal is just the old one about allowing cyclists to use public footpaths, just as they were allowed to use public bridleways. Like that change, I would expect no extra maintenance obligation to make cycling possible/easier/convenient.
by Adam S
13 Jul 2016, 3:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike

"Split ticketing"... if you miss a connection on a separate ticket that is for a specific train the train company is not obliged to let you on a later service which they would if you had a single ticket for the whole journey (but that shouldn't apply on the OP's route). Many people believ...
by Adam S
1 Jun 2016, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 26
Views: 3030

Re: Is it me?

I've got an unused set of Cordo Valda Double Panniers in red/grey (like http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BACOVADBLPB/cordo-valda-double-pannier-bag but in the large 17L size rather than medium) which would work. They are the throwover design but they also use a buckle and strap system to secure to the t...
by Adam S
24 May 2016, 11:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Podium Girls
Replies: 474
Views: 23681

Re: Podium Girls

I agree with the points made by Anna Glowinski a few years ago http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... odium-girl .
by Adam S
23 May 2016, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hybrid bike for fitness
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: Hybrid bike for fitness

I assumed the 25 mile commute was 2x12.5 miles instead of a 50 mile round trip.