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by DavidT
3 Oct 2007, 9:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Punched by irate driver
Replies: 156
Views: 24687

Hit by driver

Agree with MickF. A caution is now on his record. Bear in mind also that if he was clean up to now, that will have more of an impact on him than a caution etc on an "old hand". He's now marked and known to Police. He probably won't be very comfortable with that. I doubt if being arrested w...
by DavidT
3 Oct 2007, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BMW DRIVERS!
Replies: 50
Views: 5943

Child on board

I understood the child on board signs came about after an actual incident in Germany when a baby was missed by emergency crews in a car after an incident. It got lots of publicity (understandably) and an entrepreneur jumped on the bandwagon, fully supported by the likes of Der Halfords or whatever! ...
by DavidT
3 Oct 2007, 8:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Highway Code
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Crossing a solid white line

The variation about overtaking cycles etc (if it safe) came in at the last revision I think. When I first took my IAM test, and largely to this day, you are taught that a solid white line must be treated as a brick wall. This sensible amendment relaxed that a bit. Most Police I have met would have a...
by DavidT
3 Oct 2007, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FOUND resprayers
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Frame respray

Unohoncho You are in West Yorkshire? Mercian are just down the M1 at Derby (M1 side as well, easy trip down A52 then outer ring rd) I visited the other day. They have a new repair and renovation brochure/price list out. (Are you aware MickF?!) Contact details Mercian Cycles 7 Shardlow Road Alvaston ...
by DavidT
3 Oct 2007, 1:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Highway Code
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

New Highway Code

Yes! a) To admire the great work the CTC (we) did. b) In a couple of weeks I have a one and a half hour "checkdrive" with the Institute of Advanced Motorists to make sure I am up to date and worthy of still being a member. You need to know the current Highway Code backwards for that! Note:...
by DavidT
30 Sep 2007, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nicholas Crane - TV Presenter
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Nicholas Crane

Thanks James. My mind is at rest. Funny how you too remember the stuff about sawn off toothbrushes etc. The reference to his cousin works out as I seem to remember that the cyclist in question was not by himself. Cheers.
by DavidT
30 Sep 2007, 9:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nicholas Crane - TV Presenter
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Nicholas Crane - TV Presenter

Can anyone help, or correct my memory?! Is Nicholas Crane , the TV presenter (Coast, British Journeys etc) the same chap as I remember in the cycling magazines (e.g. "Bicycle"?) from my early cycling years in the 80s who went cycling around the world etc? His "trademark" was that...
by DavidT
30 Sep 2007, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses
Replies: 22
Views: 6197

Prescription Glasses

Many thanks to everyone for the feedback. Appreciated! I am leaning towards Optilabs, given their offering and recommendations you have made. I have rang them once so far and they were very helpful and knowledgable. I like the idea of changing lenses, as on the Bolle but not sure I'd be happy with t...
by DavidT
30 Sep 2007, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike choice: Ultra Galaxy, Cheviot SE or Thorn?
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Raleigh Royal

Andy Not formally up for sale yet....but under bit of domestic pressure to get rid! Would love to keep but frankly need a bigger house or garage! Mercian now has pride of place. To answer your query. Size is 23.5 inch or 60cm. Made in the days when close crotch clearance was the way to go! I'm 5' 11...
by DavidT
23 Sep 2007, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses
Replies: 22
Views: 6197

Prescription cycling glasses

Can anyone comment if prescription cycling glasses are worthwhile? There are some regular advertisers in the mags (E.g. Optilabs?) - and I am tempted to treat myself. Over the years I have always worn my normal glasses & sun glasses when cycling, but a) these have a tendency not to sit right, an...
by DavidT
23 Sep 2007, 8:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Tyres

Another vote for Pasela Tourguard. I raised this question prior to my introduction to the internet, directly with CTC's Chris Juden. He told me Pasela's were a very popular choice amongst members. I subsequently specified these when I changed my bike last year. - Noteworthy that Mercian stock them? ...
by DavidT
23 Sep 2007, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring bike choice: Ultra Galaxy, Cheviot SE or Thorn?
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Touring bike

In 2006 I replaced my 1992 Raleigh Royal tourer (likely to be up for sale sometime btw) with a Mercian. They advised an 631 Audax frame having discussed the sort of riding I did (and did'nt do!). - c/w mudguards, carrier etc. I'm a very happy bunny!! Mercian threads elsewhere will give you all the r...
by DavidT
20 Sep 2007, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end levers
Replies: 14
Views: 2691

Bar end levers

Hi Pete75 Sure you want bar end shifters? First of all I must though admit that whilst they don't look convincing to me, and I've never ridden with them, every rider I've spoken to who has them thinks they are fantastic. Having said that, I was on downtube shifters until I changed my bike last year,...
by DavidT
18 Sep 2007, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ankle biters
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Dogs

To cheer us all up. I was in Grantham at the weekend, held up in a bit of a traffic queue. I had made my way to the front, two vehicles back from the traffic lights - the junction actually being under Police control due to a major incident. I found myself, having taken the primary position, behind a...
by DavidT
18 Sep 2007, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cateye Mitty 8 Computer
Replies: 20
Views: 3361

Cycle computer mph/km

To be fair to Cateye.....I recently had the frustration of helping my brother configure his Sigma computer to show mph. Even with the so called instruction leaflet it seemed impossible, and it was only his insistance that the feat had once been achieved (with the original battery fitting) that made ...