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by Kevin K
17 Jan 2010, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyre sizes help please.. Schwalbe spiked tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Winter tyre sizes help please.. Schwalbe spiked tyres

My Schwalbe Marathon Winter 1.75" tyres fitted to an DRC MT17 measure as follows:

Width - 44mm
Height - 40mm

Hope this helps.

Kevin
by Kevin K
10 Jan 2010, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: the nemisis of studded tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: the nemisis of studded tyres

Si, I've observed something similar although not when the snow has thawed (it hasn't been warm enough for that here!) but when parked cars drop the snow accumulated underneath, leaving piles of snow which are softer and slushier than that underneath. Fortunately they are easy to spot, but difficult ...
by Kevin K
8 Jan 2010, 8:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My Buff
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: My Buff

Another buff fan here. In cold weather I use mine like an open faced balaclava, with the fleece part round my neck and the cotton bit over my head. It works remarkably well and so far I've not bothered with a skull cap.
by Kevin K
4 Jan 2010, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Non-hideous bike clobber
Replies: 33
Views: 226477

Re: Non-hideous bike clobber

I agree with Mary about Corinne Dennis. I've got a pair of her cyling longs. Lovely fit, comfortable warm material, elasticated waist band rather than one of those silly cords which never tighten properly and then break, and zips at the bottom of the legs. Very stylist and practical. jonty Jonty, d...
by Kevin K
4 Jan 2010, 1:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keep Existing Bike or change to new Model
Replies: 34
Views: 2604

Re: Keep Existing Bike or change to new Model

Here's a starter for ten - I bought a 26" Thorn Sherpa touring bike second hand and am very pleased with it. I can fit knobbly tyres to venture off road (should the mood take me), nice slicks for a turn of speed on the road or something in between for mixed terrain. If you still anticipate the ...
by Kevin K
2 Jan 2010, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A (dad) bike for all seasons...?
Replies: 30
Views: 2132

Re: A (dad) bike for all seasons...?

+1 for a trailer. We had a Chariot that tripled as a buggy (swivelling wheels at the front), ATB stroller (big wheel at front) and, of course, a bike trailer.
by Kevin K
1 Jan 2010, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring Rim Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 2333

Re: Touring Rim Advice

My wheelbuilder (Wheelcraft, Clachan of Campsie) recommended MT19 rims. I do similar cycling to the OP and have been very pleased with them.
by Kevin K
31 Dec 2009, 12:59am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?
Replies: 393
Views: 95649

Re: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?

Karen Sutton wrote:But how will the CTC Membership system cope with it, when they can't make a decent job of handling membership processing. And how much extra will they charge to mess the Gift Aid Admin up? :?
Perhaps the first year's Gift Aid could go towards a new membership system :wink:
by Kevin K
31 Dec 2009, 12:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Royal Mail Driver Reporting
Replies: 73
Views: 4460

Re: Royal Mail Driver Reporting

A similar thing happens to me with double white lines every day. I much prefer those that blatantly break the law on the other side of the lines to those who try and get as little on the other side as possible. Interestingly, it's not illegal to cross double white lines to overtake a bicycle travel...
by Kevin K
31 Dec 2009, 12:33am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?
Replies: 393
Views: 95649

Re: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?

the figure of £57,000 comes from CASS. It apportions the membership subs in to charitable and non-charitable. It assumes a 50% sign-up rate for Gift Aid. It makes no allowance for administration costs Sorry Simon, I missed that figure in the plethora of posts above, thanks for correcting my calcula...
by Kevin K
31 Dec 2009, 12:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Royal Mail Driver Reporting
Replies: 73
Views: 4460

Re: Royal Mail Driver Reporting

Kris wrote:No danger for me but clearly illegal.
The Highway Code section 165 says "You MUST NOT overtake if you would have to enter an area designed to divide traffic, if it is surrounded by a solid white line". I can't see any solid white lines in the video so I don't believe it is illegal.
by Kevin K
31 Dec 2009, 12:11am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?
Replies: 393
Views: 95649

Re: Are we looking forward to being a membership charity?

'Charitable' spending will attract Gift Aid. But - then again - if you look at the sums, Gift Aid is not going to be vast Charitable income (i.e. membership subscriptions, donations, etc.) attracts Gift Aid not spending. In 2008, according to the accounts, income from membership subscriptions was a...
by Kevin K
30 Dec 2009, 10:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reducing Accidents
Replies: 13
Views: 650

Re: Reducing Accidents

It always makes it a lot easier to comment if you link to the report you are referring to. Good idea, link now added. FWIW, the bit you have quoted, read literally, does not say that the most common accidents don't involve a collision with a vehicle. IMO it's saying that of accidents not involving ...
by Kevin K
30 Dec 2009, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Relationships

Quite right, I missed out the sister bit.
Mick F wrote:Or, my father's maternal aunt's brother-in-law's wife?
So to you Maggie was your great aunt's brother-in-law's wife.
by Kevin K
30 Dec 2009, 10:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reducing Accidents
Replies: 13
Views: 650

Reducing Accidents

The recent DfT report into the effectiveness of cycle helmets concluded that "that in the event of an on-road accident, cycle helmets would be expected to be effective at reducing the frequency and severity of injury in a range of accident conditions, particularly the most common accidents that...