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by squeaker
25 Apr 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Downs Link
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: The Downs Link

Shoreham by Sea to Southwater: surface varies from smooth tarmac (along the improved Adur embankment into Shoreham: thanks EA for showing WSCC how to do it) to pothole strewn (with brick infill) white road (north of Bramber) via WSCC's idea of an off-road cycle path (graded rubble base with a limest...
by squeaker
25 Apr 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: European Elections
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: European Elections

has any one here received their voting card? a neighbour asked me whether I had received mine, she was under the impression they have been sent out. Might she be confusing the local government elections and the EU elections. I got my notification for the local gov. elections some time ago, nothing ...
by squeaker
24 Apr 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 46
Views: 1183

Re: Talk of old vehicles

merseymouth wrote:Hi all, Oh the fun we had with odd motor vehicles? Bond F Minicar, Messchersmitt KR200....
Messchersmitt KR200: now you're talking :D Another missed 'opportunity' for me :lol: And no, the Veloschmitt doesn't even come close :roll:
by squeaker
23 Apr 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 46
Views: 1183

Re: Talk of old vehicles

mercalia wrote:ah so ainy one had a Reliant Robin?
No, but as a young motorcyclist I was tempted by a Bond 3-wheeler with the Villiers 2-stroke engine - fortunately my parents had more sense than I did and put their collective foot down. Later on I thought about a Bond Bug, but again common sense prevailed :roll:
by squeaker
23 Apr 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Real world rolling resistance.
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Real world rolling resistance.

I run a 35mm M+ on the rear of my 'Hopper for similar reasons. After reading Mike Burrows Tiny Tyre Test of a few years ago I decided to leave it on all year round, and just keep it pumped up fairly hard, letting the rear suspension do it's thing. Still harsh compared to something like Shreddas (or ...
by squeaker
21 Apr 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 8
Views: 410

They are magic then!

All students at Worthing High School who cycle to school are required to wear a cycle helmet. This is to ensure that all students who cycle to and from school do so in a safe manner . From here (with my bold). Sigh... (From what I recall of John Adams' work, helmets can be associated with increased...
by squeaker
20 Apr 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome

http://cdn.sigmasport.co.uk/product-media/87Y/532/532/Giro-Territory-Road-Shoe-Sole.jpg not seen those before but yes that is almost exactly what I had in mind; seems like a no-brainer to me...? IME the wear strips are rather thin, so the inside one, with the pointy end, tends to get caught with gr...
by squeaker
20 Apr 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome

Brucey wrote:I have wondered if it might be possible to install 'wear strips' in the shoe sole either side of the cleat; these could be replaced as necessary and made the correct thickness to match any new cleat.
Like this? (Since dropped from the Giro line-up :roll: )
by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5307

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

Lance Dopestrong wrote:Its tempting to sneak out with a bucket of white paint and change it to 110...
18 would be easier ;) (And, IIRC, is in a design guide somewhere as the 'design speed' for 'facilities'.)
by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Balloon tyres

climo wrote:Interested in the 50x406 BA's. I had assumed they where only a tad smaller than the 20 x 2.15 Inch , 55-406. Surprised they fit your mudguards.
Need to adjust the brackets outboard a touch in all directions, but IMO they look and work just fine.
by squeaker
15 Apr 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Balloon tyres

50 x 406 BAs worked OK with the mudguards on my 2011 Sprint 26 and were significantly more comfortable than Marathon Racers or Trykers. Can't really comment about puncture protection with the BAs, but agree with what [XAP]Bob said about Trykers, especially as they seem to get tougher as they age.
by squeaker
10 Apr 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?

SA_SA_SA wrote:
Brucey wrote:...two categories

Don't the ones going right to edge make tyres harder to fit?
Possibly, but IME it can help the tyre to seat correctly.
by squeaker
30 Mar 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cleats
Replies: 24
Views: 2224

Re: cleats

A read of this might help? As the saying goes, if I wanted to get there (use SPD pedals) I wouldn't start from here (use road shoes with no recess*). However, as a start (as others have already said) I'd try using the more forward pair of holes. * If I didn't want the convenience / pleasure of not h...
by squeaker
26 Mar 2019, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5307

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

mjr wrote:I don't think we know how difficult it is to educate cyclists to do that. No-one much seems to be trying.
West Sussex CC is having a go :roll: Allegedly appearing on NCN2 soon :?
by squeaker
24 Mar 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9817

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

ratherbeintobago wrote:Getting off to a great PR start: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sir- ... -3qzgwxrcg
Or without a paywall