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by Neilo
19 Dec 2013, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Night riding
Replies: 25
Views: 5221

Re: Night riding

Often cycle at night, love it. Many years ago I worked a strange shift pattern, where I finished at 2.30am. It was great to cycle home at that time. Only after having to by a set of Nightsun lights. I used to crash into the hedges in the dark lanes when there was a bend in the road, cos the only lig...
by Neilo
18 Dec 2013, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 989mb
Replies: 37
Views: 13762

Re: 989mb

The wind is too strong and the wind turbines shut down, isn't green energy great! Having a green energy policy reliant on wind turbines and solar panels is ok until it is a very windy night when it is too windy for wind turbines and too dark for solar panels. Perhaps we shouldn't be closing down co...
by Neilo
18 Dec 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 989mb
Replies: 37
Views: 13762

Re: 989mb

I work on a windfarm, It's too windy, they're all broke :roll: Well, no only a couple. I've been monioring the site on my puter from home, they have been tripping off with high gust warnings. 35 metres per sec, 78 mph. And the barometer on our met mast is saying 986. I'm glad I had my works truck, 9...
by Neilo
17 Dec 2013, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?
Replies: 74
Views: 4591

Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

What is the definition of a cycle tourist?


Whatever you want.
For me it's travelling on my bike, to see the country, whether it's out for an hour round the block, or multi day travelling, or anything in between.
by Neilo
17 Dec 2013, 2:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?
Replies: 74
Views: 4591

Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

A cycle tourist is a cyclist with a primus stove on the bar of their bike


Not on the bar, in my bag.(I'm under 60 as well) got about 50 of them, but that is another story
by Neilo
15 Dec 2013, 9:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: FRIGHTENED OF STAGNATION?
Replies: 62
Views: 3129

Re: FRIGHTENED OF STAGNATION?

Progressive stagnation. Thats what we want :shock:
by Neilo
14 Dec 2013, 9:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close overtakes research
Replies: 17
Views: 5428

Re: Close overtakes research

Interesting My experience of close overtakes. I cycle in rural south wales, is the worst offenders seem to be women, mid 20s to mid 30s and WVM, but only slightly. When I am driving, following a car, that is about to overtake a cyclist, I can generally tell from their style of driving, body language...
by Neilo
13 Dec 2013, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frightened of change?
Replies: 112
Views: 5479

Re: Frightened of change?

I am not the person to change for the sake of it. For example. I use an 20 year old steel mountain bike for touring. The only thing that is original is the frame and seat post. I upgraded it as thing wore out. Or like the saddle, it was crap , so I changed it for a brooks. Cantis went to V brakes, a...
by Neilo
13 Dec 2013, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping hi viz yellow waterproof cycle jacket clean
Replies: 29
Views: 4032

Re: Keeping hi viz yellow waterproof cycle jacket clean

I wash the jacket sometimes ( takes ages to dry and he uses it daily) in Nikwax, and then reproof it with nikwax proofer as well, but that doesn't get the black muck out. He has mudguards, but the jacket still takes a hammering. Nervous to use conventional detergent in case it ruins the waterproofi...
by Neilo
12 Dec 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleats - whats that about then?
Replies: 148
Views: 5955

Re: Cleats - whats that about then?

So Lidl at one time sold very cheap clipless shoes? still do? any good? dunno, but the Aldi ones are good for the price so far. I have to admit that I don't have cleats bolted to mine...they are what I use on the flat pedals, but in terms of comfort and build quality they are much better than I tho...
by Neilo
12 Dec 2013, 3:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: making a recumbent
Replies: 12
Views: 33777

Re: making a recumbent

You can buy idlers with teeth from recumbent manufacturers, but they are quite expensive, a lot of builders use something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151056115009?var=450181696363&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_770wt_929 dont use derailure jockey wheels, they a...
by Neilo
12 Dec 2013, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New offence of causing consternation to be introduced
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Re: New offence of causing consternation to be introduced

Also the Telepathy law, that we should get out of the way cos they are in a hurry to get the kids to school or the slept in etc or just to get to the next red light.
by Neilo
12 Dec 2013, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleats - whats that about then?
Replies: 148
Views: 5955

Re: Cleats - whats that about then?

I guess they are a bit like marmite, love them or hate them. I have them on all my bikes. Road, mountain, tadpole trike. I really like them on the mountain bike and the trike. I don't get bounced off the pedals, and I've found when climbing if it gets a bit stony or loose, you just keep turning and ...
by Neilo
11 Dec 2013, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: making a recumbent
Replies: 12
Views: 33777

Re: making a recumbent

Hi Ed I have / am builing one of those. It is still in it's development / modification phase. You will need donor bikes, and they will probably come with gears, so you may as well use them. Trikes are heavier than bikes, so gears I think are a must, unless you are living in a very flat area. You wil...