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by DavidT
10 Aug 2015, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are there more birds of prey around?
Replies: 31
Views: 4316

Are there more birds of prey around?

Are there more birds of prey around these days? I’m not a bird spotter by any means but have always thought I’ve kept an eye out for anything that looks like a bird of prey over the 30+ years I have been cycling. The last 20 years of which have been in the East Midlands. These days (say, in the last...
by DavidT
6 Jul 2015, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dog deterrents
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: Dog deterrents

Hi. What follows is the content of a post I made here 3 years ago. I would only update it in that I now hardly ever carry the Dazer when cycling. I'm inclined to comment that there are less dogs running out of houses and farms onto lanesthese days? I guess that's a discussion for another thread... L...
by DavidT
12 Apr 2015, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Just ordered a carrera prava hybrid
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Just ordered a carrera prava hybrid

Good to spot this post & thread as I am presently looking at this bike for my teenage son. He likes it (and I like the price :wink: ), except for the huge - for his purposes - 1.95 tyres. Can anyone please advise what narrower options I could sensibly look at for safe fitting on the 27.5" (...
by DavidT
18 Mar 2015, 10:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 8836

Re: Cycle Schemes - are they still worth it?

My employer made a point of "giving" the member of staff the bike at the end of the period, which would then be treated as a benefit. Therefore I had to pay tax on the benefit of the residual charge, rather than the actual charge itself. At least I think that's what happened :wink: It seem...
by DavidT
15 Mar 2015, 12:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WD-40 Lube or not?!
Replies: 31
Views: 4212

WD-40 Lube or not?!

Over the years I've followed with interest the extensive discussions and POV on here about whether WD-40 is an effective lube or not.

I stumbled across this site this morning

http://www.wd40bike.com/

So no doubt the issue can now be resolved? :lol:

Happy Cycling. (Personally, a TF2 user)
by DavidT
8 Mar 2015, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: soft cycling jacket (please recommend)
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: soft cycling jacket (please recommend)

I have had a Rohan Windshadow jacket for years. Actually used, regularly, for day to day outdoor use including walking, rather than cycling*. It's very windproof! With reference to some previous posts, how much windproofing does one need? :shock: (For reference it has been used in action on Dartmoor...
by DavidT
1 Mar 2015, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Brakes work, shame brain doesn't
Replies: 107
Views: 6788

Re: Brakes work, shame brain doesn't

I haven't read all the posts, so apologies if I'm repeating something somedody else has said. On advanced driver training you are told that green does not mean "Go". It means "Go - If it's safe to go". If you are first in line (in particular), you should be (and in a test situati...
by DavidT
28 Feb 2015, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B6047 : Market Harborough to Melton Mowbray
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: B6047 : Market Harborough to Melton Mowbray

With my IAM driving hat on, from a few years ago I know this road was a "good driving road", and certainly the Police used it for training purposes (It would test discipline - which corresponds with comments in other posts, - being able to stop in the distance seen to be clear etc, which c...
by DavidT
28 Feb 2015, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Devon in the 1970s
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Touring in Devon in the 1970s

Very good. Good to hear the Tavistock references! I am slightly too young to have enjoyed Python at it's peak. :wink: However is my memory playing tricks on me but was there a similar Python sequence of a European tour, that included a running joke that Tavistock was always seen on the local road si...
by DavidT
11 Jan 2015, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino baselayer
Replies: 59
Views: 3965

Re: merino baselayer

I'd happily recommend Merino as a base layer. Due to a cardiac condition my temperature control is a bit iffy and I can sweat quite a lot. Merino feels a bit itchy when you first put it on but that sensation soon goes. It does get damp (in my case at least), but critically it stays warm, even when a...
by DavidT
11 Jan 2015, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenging events of any sort
Replies: 21
Views: 1891

Re: Challenging events of any sort

I am sick of seeing riding a bike seem like some heroic sort of penance....... Al And another +1. I'm glad it's not just me. No disrespect as such to the charities or those who do get motivated by such events - my family and I have greatest respect, and are indeed perhaps indebted to BHF and Cancer...
by DavidT
24 Sep 2014, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ouch!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1557

Re: Ouch!!

First of all, massive sympathies to the OP for the damage to the frame - through a moments oversight. Been there and done that. Horrid experience! However I'm amazed at the suggestions on here that indicate that some form of formal engineering review is apparently needed to ensure the frame is not i...
by DavidT
22 Sep 2014, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Water bottle with mouth piece cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2287

Re: Water bottle with mouth piece cover

Last year I bought a couple of lidded bottles from Pro Cycle Hire in Mallorca. (i.e. normal valve with transluscent hinged and click fit cover over the top - and looks nicer than the Wilko Dalek thing). They were their own "Pro Cycle Hire Shop" labelled bottles. Looking at the bottle know,...
by DavidT
18 Sep 2014, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Bike tracker

Immobilise - "Immobitag" also do a similar thing to the Datatag noted above. https://www.immobilise.com/view.php?stage=category I think some have doubted the usefulness of these systems, in so far as if they are actually used by the Police. I have no experience of their actual use (althoug...
by DavidT
24 Aug 2014, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ID tab
Replies: 26
Views: 2112

Re: ID tab

I wear a Medic Alert necklace. I've an interesting cardiac condition that I would want any medics to be aware of.

http://www.medicalert.org.uk/