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by freiston
9 Aug 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If these are actually "traffic lights"?
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: If these are actually "traffic lights"?

I also noticed that at one point the cycle way passes right past a no entry sign that has no indication that this only applies to cars etc on the adjacent road. I guess this will get sorted at some point. But it does raise the issue (like the above) of the exact status of a cycle way and the signs ...
by freiston
9 Aug 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16169

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Another Mucha - Waverly Cycles:

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by freiston
9 Aug 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16169

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

My other half is a big fan of Alphonse Mucha and I noticed a couple of adverts in this thread of being very much "in the style of". Here's a copy of his "Cycles Perfecta" poster: https://dvdbash.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/mucha-advertising-cycles-perfecta-1897-dvdbash.jpg
by freiston
8 Aug 2019, 12:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If these are actually "traffic lights"?
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: If these are actually "traffic lights"?

That style of cycle-specific traffic signal is featured in a CTC web page and is similarly described as "low level traffic lights - small, cycle specific traffic signals - which could permit advance signals to be used for cyclists without confusing other road users" : https://www.cyclinguk...
by freiston
8 Aug 2019, 12:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If these are actually "traffic lights"?
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: If these are actually "traffic lights"?

The Highway Code rules 80 & 81 state: Rule 80 Toucan crossings. These are light-controlled crossings which allow cyclists and pedestrians to share crossing space and cross at the same time. They are push-button operated. Pedestrians and cyclists will see the green signal together. Cyclists are p...
by freiston
2 Aug 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How to see NEW forum posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: How to see NEW forum posts

I use board style "subsilver2" and have a link top right for new posts (I never use it though):
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by freiston
1 Aug 2019, 3:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4464

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

I have an Altura Varium jacket like the one linked by Sweep up-thread (but mine is black) and it's a great jacket - like a softshell but waterproof, very breathable (but in my experience nothing "breathes" enough to stop sweat building up when it's peeing it down) and it has long pit-zips ...
by freiston
1 Aug 2019, 2:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Light Bike Lock ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2749

Re: Small Light Bike Lock ???

My "lightweight" lock is a Kryptonite Keeper 695 Fold - the Kryptonite website list it as weighing 1.12kg but my scales make it 876g (without the frame-mounting bracket) but I suspect that's heavier than you are looking for. If I wanted to go lighter, I would use a cable like those linked ...
by freiston
18 Jul 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Casual t-shirts?
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Casual t-shirts?

If it's pockets for carrying stuff that you want, how about wearing any casual shirt of your choice with a small bum bag around the waist instead? I sometimes do this when I'm not using the bar-bag, to keep my phone, wallet etc. in. Mine is small enough not to cause discomfort (but I do have some na...
by freiston
15 Jul 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3367

Re: Hat

If touring I want something that doesn't look too cycling off the bike. That's why I've never bought a cycling cap. Perhaps I should get one to try it out. There's a limited selection of caps without obvious cycling branding/theming. I have an Altura black "podium" cap with venting that d...
by freiston
15 Jul 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3367

Re: Hat

Can't understand why people cover themselves in sunscreen slime instead of using a natural barrier like clothing. Especially as some of you wild camp - uuugh! From experience, I know that clothing and a hat that are not unsuitable for hot weather or cycling are not enough to stop me from burning, e...
by freiston
15 Jul 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3367

Re: Hat

I use a cycling cap with plenty of factor 50+ on the neck, ears, face etc. I've tried cycling in my wide-brimmed hats of this ilk (they call it a boonie hat) but the brim just gets pushed up by the wind. I have thought about the hats with the neck flap (and possibly a larger peak than the cycling ca...
by freiston
13 Jul 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike for complete beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Bike for complete beginner

Bonefishblues wrote:OP was last active 6 minutes after initial post, as often happens.

Don't forget that they could be reading replies without logging in.
by freiston
8 Jul 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a Toruing Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1038

Re: What is a Toruing Bike?

A touring bike is any bike that takes panniers or a trailer....... I have toured on a Brompton, Airnimal, various recumbent bikes and trikes, my Thorn raven and on one short tour, a delivery bike! Yes, but that wasn't the question. :wink: :wink: Q. "What is a touring bike" A. See above - ...
by freiston
21 Jun 2019, 1:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 1605

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

I wear unpadded trousers/tights. If I want padding, I wear Decathlon's Rockrider ST900 Gel Padded Mountain Bike Under-shorts . I sometimes suffer from chafing right at the top of each leg in the crotch and I find that a lot of padded shorts exacerbate this when the padding gets damp with sweat; a co...