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by byegad
18 Sep 2013, 8:29am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134240

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

My DA has evaporated, and no surprise. The AGM some 10 years ago wasn't quorate and after an appeal by the hard working Secretary I attended their second attempt at holding it. With the support of the local road club, many of whom were CTC members, there was a quorum. We set up a three man ad hoc co...
by byegad
17 Sep 2013, 2:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Arthritic fingers - glove recommendations please?
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Arthritic fingers - glove recommendations please?

Suffering myself I find full finger gloves in cool weather and fully waterproof ones in cold weather help. However, as a recumbent rider my hands take for less pounding than they did on DFs. :D
by byegad
17 Sep 2013, 9:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: RHA advert..
Replies: 56
Views: 4731

Re: RHA advert..

] I always cycle on the cycle path. Thing is, this cycle path is generally about 15 feet wide, and has cars, buses and trucks going along it too. Nevertheless it's still a cycle path... :wink: :mrgreen: Me too and re the RHA message to cycling, since when will a cycle helmet protect me from 40+tonn...
by byegad
16 Sep 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Hollowtech II Bearings
Replies: 36
Views: 8264

Re: Replacing Hollowtech II Bearings

My HollowtechII bearing failed on my Kettwiesel. Rarely used in the wet and the BB is above the frame mounted above the front wheel, which has a mudguard and under a fairing. 4500 miles and they were well shot. They are cheap enough and very easy to replace but that's shockingly poor durability.
by byegad
16 Sep 2013, 9:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: RHA advert..
Replies: 56
Views: 4731

Re: RHA advert..

] I always cycle on the cycle path. Thing is, this cycle path is generally about 15 feet wide, and has cars, buses and trucks going along it too. Nevertheless it's still a cycle path... :wink: :mrgreen: Me too and re the RHA message to cycling, since when will a cycle helmet protect me from 40+tonn...
by byegad
15 Sep 2013, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 102
Views: 29882

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Big T wrote:
hgtevelo wrote:I have just read French Revolution s by Tim Moore, really good.

No sex in that though either :wink:


I've read that too. really funny - I especially like the bit where he's trying out SPD pedals for the first time!


My favourite was the slug squashing, second is the infamous Special Pizza. :D
by byegad
15 Sep 2013, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hot weather - Black or white clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Hot weather - Black or white clothing?

For me loose clothing is the answer in real heat. We cycled in the Bordeaux area of France a few years ago when the temperature was getting close to 40C. I was fine when we were moving, but overheated as soon as we stopped. Luckily Ice Lollies were on sale in every village we passed through.
by byegad
15 Sep 2013, 11:06am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134240

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

I paid CTC £24 last year for retired/unwaged membership so I've actually opted to pay £4 extra to be in BC. (Unless CTC fees have gone up yet again.)

Just checked and it would have cost me £25 to renew my CTC membership.
by byegad
14 Sep 2013, 9:38am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134240

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Tongue in cheek indeed and BC has said nothing to me about CTC's failings, they were made clear by, the CTC themselves.
by byegad
13 Sep 2013, 4:09pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134240

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Well as from a few days time I'll have joined the enemy, and will be a British Cycling Ride member rather than a CTC member. The Charity issue and mushroom tactics applied to CTC members has prompted the move, at an extra cost to me of £4 a year. (I was a retired member at £24 last year.) I wish the...
by byegad
13 Sep 2013, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tony The Fridge LEJOG
Replies: 4
Views: 8928

Re: Tony The Fridge LEJOG

Well known in the novelty running world. Even his Grandson has told him on TV to stop because he's crackers. He has raised a lot of money for Child Cancer Charities IIRC.
by byegad
13 Sep 2013, 2:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Riding a bent down a canal towpath
Replies: 7
Views: 25894

Re: Riding a bent down a canal towpath

I found that riding my Azub bike down this sort of path was a pain, due to said barriers. It is much, much worse now I ride three wheels recumbents, I can't remember when I last used a path, except on an organised ride in Northumberland, when we crossed a boggy field through two gates feet deep in m...
by byegad
13 Sep 2013, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Voyager 1 has left the building
Replies: 37
Views: 8156

Re: Voyager 1 has left the building

They are saying they expect power to last for 10 more years so we may get data on inter-stellar space for that long, plus some views of the solar system as we have never seen it. Great science has been done with this probe already!
by byegad
12 Sep 2013, 2:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Study supports adding body armour to cycling safety gear
Replies: 17
Views: 10988

Re: Study supports adding body armour to cycling safety gear

661-Pete wrote:Just ordered my new cycling kit:
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Hope you only use it on your 16lb road bike! :D
by byegad
11 Sep 2013, 3:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: rear wheels coming off
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: rear wheels coming off

Not sure, but I bought a cheap SCOTT Hybrid as a ride to work bike and kept pulling the rear (dérailleur) wheel out of the dropouts. The QR was tightened more and more after each incident, and in the end the LBS who sold me it replaced the rear wheel with a nutted axle one which never moved despite ...