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by grani
25 Feb 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

Yeah it is a real shame. There used to be a ferry to the Faroes from Shetland and Aberdeen. If you change your mind about flying then I think there will be direct flights between from Edinburgh starting this summer (http://www.atlantic.fo). With regards to ferries in the Faroes there are a few odd o...
by grani
25 Feb 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

The Faroes are of course small but most of the islands are now connected by road. There are definitely some amazing scenic routes and I think 1 week of riding would see you cover most of the important bits. The weather is unpredictable and it is generally quite hilly so I would build a bit of flexib...
by grani
25 Feb 2015, 7:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

I'll start by saying that I have a conflict of interest as I am originally from the Faroe Islands :) Hopefully someone else might be able to help you with some specific advice but I can try to give you some. The main ferry to the Faroe Islands goes from Hirtshals in Denmark and from Iceland (http://...
by grani
24 Feb 2015, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get garish stickers off rims
Replies: 47
Views: 3698

Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

I had a pair of Alexrims that I used a hairdryer to soften the stickers up a bit and peeled them off. They left a lot of glue that I then removed using a rag with plenty of white spirit. It was tedious work as it took a little bit of time for the white spirit to do its job and dissolve the glue. Ace...
by grani
16 Feb 2015, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD cleat types
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

Re: SPD cleat types

I switched from the SH51 to SH56 as they came with my new Click'R pedals few months ago. They release a bit easier but I have never pulled my foot loose when riding hard. I like them for my commuting as 2/3 of my commute is without much stopping and the rest is inner city traffic in Manchester. The ...
by grani
16 Feb 2015, 9:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: SUSTRANS Cycle Network - Special Appeal
Replies: 110
Views: 10862

Re: SUSTRANS Cycle Network - Special Appeal

I find these discussions about barriers totally surreal. Any barrier that is going to be effective in stopping motorcycles is going to be effective in stopping ordinary cycles let alone trikes, recumbents and laden touring bikes. They're a classic case of this is terrible, something must be done, t...
by grani
14 Feb 2015, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: B&M Toplight Line brake plus power problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: B&M Toplight Line brake plus power problem

I had a similar problem with mine and gave up. Finally I contacted B&M and posted mine to them in Germany. They sent me a new light without any quibbles. Great service as I didn't have the receipt and the light was almost 2 years old. I still have all the correspondence so let me know if I can h...
by grani
9 Feb 2015, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Are The Benefits Of Attaching Your Feet To The Pedals ?
Replies: 99
Views: 6236

Re: What Are The Benefits Of Attaching Your Feet To The Peda

I have the T700 on my commuter bike and I wouldn't say that they are particularly good with regular shoes. Just about useful for short trips as the clip sticks out a bit above the platform. It would depend on the sole of the shoes. I got them because of the large amount of float and ease of unclippi...
by grani
9 Feb 2015, 2:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18968

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

"As if anyone is arguing that cyclists should not bound by any rules". Any rules? The rules I'm interested in are the Highway Code - all of it - by all road users. We can't control the actions of individuals - but the perception of the majority (motorists) is affected by the actions of a ...
by grani
9 Feb 2015, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Are The Benefits Of Attaching Your Feet To The Pedals ?
Replies: 99
Views: 6236

Re: What Are The Benefits Of Attaching Your Feet To The Peda

Si wrote:
Mick F wrote:
What Are The Benefits Of Attaching Your Feet To The Pedals ?
You become part of the bike.
You become a piece of the whole.
Man and machine in complete harmony.


So when are you going to get a clipless saddle? :D
maybe that's what the cutout is for :D
by grani
9 Feb 2015, 1:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18968

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

If the majority of those contributing to the forums of a leading cycling charity can't agree that cyclists need to play by the rules then there's no hope. As if anyone is arguing that cyclists should not bound by any rules. Can you please understand that I am NOT responsible for the behavior of som...
by grani
7 Feb 2015, 9:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reporting this driver? Road safe or police?
Replies: 43
Views: 4291

Re: Reporting this driver? Road safe or police?

I don't understand some of these responses. I already said that I wouldn't report the first incident because it isn't anything to report: I was just in a bad mood on that ride. The driver in the video pointless went into the right hand lane when he was going ahead. It was a petty complaint, as I sa...
by grani
7 Feb 2015, 9:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER
Replies: 146
Views: 18968

Re: CYCLISTS ARE OWN BIGGEST DANGER

which is changing the attitude of the majority of road users No it isn't. Motorists have been berating cyclists (and pedestrians) ever since they were allowed to drive without a flag waver in front of them. All that's happening is their narrow motorist centric view is being allowed to reinforce its...
by grani
3 Feb 2015, 11:01pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Tapatalk requests tiresome
Replies: 57
Views: 25094

Re: Tapatalk requests tiresome

SteveHunter wrote:Took a while to get used to the new Tapatalk but now I have I prefer it over the old one.

I much prefer accessing the forum on Tapatalk, I don't bother using forums that don't have Tapatalk support.

+1
by grani
3 Feb 2015, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Beep Beep Murray
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Sir Beep Beep Murray

He said a naughty word! Let's disregard any other aspect of his opinions or in fact any other aspects of his very being. This is a truly mind-boggling cultural phenomenon in my opinion. BTW, is there an official list of such utterances that is being kept up to date and can be referred to in such cir...