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by Milfred Cubicle
15 Feb 2014, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.
Replies: 9
Views: 8312

Re: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Thanks folks. Just wanted to check before hauling 2 tandems to Whitby. P.s. meant to write 'bridleway'-ended up sounding like the policeman from Allo, allo.
by Milfred Cubicle
11 Feb 2014, 7:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.
Replies: 9
Views: 8312

Whitby-Scarborough bridlway.

Does anyone know, or have recently ridden the old railway line between Whitby and Scarborough? What sort of condition is it in, and what kind of surface? Thanks.
by Milfred Cubicle
14 Jan 2014, 7:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Seeking wisdom on LE2JOG training for time starved cyclist
Replies: 10
Views: 37825

Re: Seeking wisdom on LE2JOG training for time starved cycli

I've ridden quite a bit of Audax, LEJOG, tours and London Edinburgh London. Like you, I always panic a little about lack of training, yet it always seems to work out. I'd recommend; Keep up your Sunday rides, but increase your distance to at least 2/3 of your expected daily mileage. Try riding flat ...
by Milfred Cubicle
14 Jan 2014, 7:07pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Advise for aftermarket Hayes brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 72109

Re: Advise for aftermarket Hayes brake pads

I'd recommend Superstar Components sintered pads. Much cheaper than Hayes, very good performance, with a 28 day return if you're not happy.
by Milfred Cubicle
3 Jan 2014, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 112 mph on a bicycle
Replies: 40
Views: 14473

Re: 112 mph on a bicycle

I thought this was the best programme of the year for me. Regarding Guy's fitness, I know people that have met him riding in Hamsterley forest, and he is very fit, and has top handling skills. I'd like to know what the wheel size is on the record bike. It's hard to tell from the pictures, and I've t...
by Milfred Cubicle
6 Dec 2013, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting to single speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1308

Re: converting to single speed

A few manufacturers sell kits with all you need for under £20. Try looking at DMR singlespeed kit, Gussett singlrspeed kit or Superstar Components. Kits usually contain a single sprocket, a tensioner and cassette spacers. I run a bike with a tensioner, along with 2 sprockets. The tensioner has enoug...
by Milfred Cubicle
6 Dec 2013, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Suitable mudguards for 26 x1.3 road tyres?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Re: Suitable mudguards for 26 x1.3 road tyres?

I've just fitted a pair of SKS commuter guards, and they are great. 42mm width, so a little extra width coverage for 1.3 tyres. They are not 'full length' in that they don't extend down to the bottom bracket, or right over the 3 o'clock position of the rear wheel. However they are much better than t...
by Milfred Cubicle
12 Nov 2013, 8:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Cyclist thrown in cells – for having no light"
Replies: 58
Views: 4886

Re: "Cyclist thrown in cells – for having no light"

Surely riding a bicycle, on a public road, without lights and in dark clothing breaks all known 'daft bugger' legislation? I can see both points of the argument, but have to side with the police on this one. Yes, this may have been a burden on taxpayers, but maybe worthwhile in the long run? If this...
by Milfred Cubicle
18 Oct 2013, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Hub Cartridge Bearings
Replies: 26
Views: 4853

Re: Fitting Hub Cartridge Bearings

I've found the best way is to use an old q.r. skewer, along with a selection of washers and the old bearings. Use the old bearings on the faces of the new bearings, pass the q.r. through the middke of it all, and repeatedly tighten and close the skewer to apply inward pressure. I do each side sepera...
by Milfred Cubicle
28 Jun 2013, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra Lout Surprise
Replies: 42
Views: 5031

Re: Lycra Lout Surprise

I have to agree about the (mis)use of the police forces against citizens. The miners strike was an example of the 'bad old days'. More recently though, we've had much the same at the G8 protests, the anti-capitalist protest at St Paul's, the student protest. All resulted in accusations of heavy-hand...
by Milfred Cubicle
28 Jun 2013, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra Lout Surprise
Replies: 42
Views: 5031

Re: Lycra Lout Surprise

I have to agree, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a high regard for police officers. I spoke to a senior officer recently, who was part of my local force's anti-fraud/corruption unit. This is not, as you might expect, dealing with 'public' crimes. It's the force's way of policing fr...
by Milfred Cubicle
5 Jun 2013, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1943

Re: Tandem advice

I don't know where you are located, but if you could speak to or visit J.D. Tandems, you'd get very good advice, and they sometimes sell off their demo tandems. We have a Dawes, and it's a 15 inch frame for the stoker. It fits my wife at 5"4, and both of my kids from about 7 years, with crank s...
by Milfred Cubicle
2 Jun 2013, 6:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Riding with a catheter
Replies: 27
Views: 7229

Re: Riding with a catheter

There's a game in there somewhere...how to sneak double-entendres past the compter filters.
by Milfred Cubicle
1 Jun 2013, 4:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Riding with a catheter
Replies: 27
Views: 7229

Re: Riding with a catheter

Sorry, the unpleasant word in the previous post was the anatomical term for the gentleman's appendage, the 'p' word. I've worked in healthcare a lot of years, and sometimes forget. No offence intended I assure.
by Milfred Cubicle
1 Jun 2013, 4:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Riding with a catheter
Replies: 27
Views: 7229

Re: Riding with a catheter

I've heard of people using a condom during sports, which allows the catheter to be looped back on itself, and held securely against the penis. It also allows a little safety leeway should the tube get caught on anything. I would just be cautious to ensure the loop is not too tight and kinking the tu...