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by andy65
11 Jan 2015, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle off center?
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Re: saddle off center?

I ride with my saddle slightly turned because I have a leg damaged by a fracture. If nothing has happened like this that might have changed the length or straightness of your legs, then you should be wary that the accident has not affected your posture that can and should be corrected otherwise you ...
by andy65
7 Jan 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with prescription glasses
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

Re: Touring with prescription glasses

I have a pair of Oakley glasses with transitions lenses. They work very well night and day.
by andy65
2 Jan 2015, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who's now qualified to moderate the technical board now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4054

Who's now qualified to moderate the technical board now?

jb - Maybe you take the pseudo-babble/poorly informed crap that I write on this forum too seriously! Perhaps the CTC have made a number of redundancies so that they can fork out the wages of a Diversity Officer? Ooh, I get so disappointed with the Editor of Cycle News when the picture on the cover ...
by andy65
25 Dec 2014, 6:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: setting up 2 bikes the same.
Replies: 13
Views: 2139

Re: setting up 2 bikes the same.

Heck! The only thing that is deliberately common on all my bikes is the saddle, I have never felt the need to go to a lot of trouble to make them the same, i just get on the bike a make sure it feels right. Of course this means that there are similarities, but all of my bikes have slightly different...
by andy65
22 Dec 2014, 11:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Measurements leg length - up to 1cm?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Measurements leg length - up to 1cm?

My left leg is a bit longer than my right and the left leg rotates inwards by about 15 degrees, both the result of some major rearrangement of my left leg in a cycling accident. As a result I both walk and pedal rather strangely. When pedalling my left knee wobbles from side to side and I tend to ru...
by andy65
22 Dec 2014, 10:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Daylight
Replies: 47
Views: 2643

Re: Daylight

I work long days, start work early and and live 'up north' so I am quite used to not seeing daylight during the week for about 3 months of the year, but this is period is prolonged by the change in the clocks which deprives me me of light evenings about 3 weeks longer than necessary. I would rather ...
by andy65
22 Dec 2014, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Daylight
Replies: 47
Views: 2643

Re: Daylight

Maybe we start school at 8am in Summer and 9 in winter? The kids start school at 9am now, but they're walking to the bus at soon after 8am whilst it's still dark-ish. They'd have to start at 10am to be ok, but what time would they finish? Children are most likely to get run over coming home from sc...
by andy65
17 Dec 2014, 7:47pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Tapatalk security breach?
Replies: 14
Views: 18939

Re: Tapatalk security breach?

I don't know if the email is genuine, but as a general rule to protect yourself online never follow a link in an email, particularly if it asks you to reveal any details like passwords because you may be taken to the wrong web page so that they can collect your password. If you want to change your p...
by andy65
8 Dec 2014, 1:30am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: why is there not a definative study about helments?
Replies: 115
Views: 3875

Re: why is there not a definative study about helments?

As has been pointed out very eloquently by others a scientific study of any reliability would be too difficult to carry out and would be of little value. In general these types of studies are used by one side of a debate to support their point of view rather than seek any truth, but the same can be ...
by andy65
8 Dec 2014, 12:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: They tend to drive at what they consider to be a safe speed
Replies: 43
Views: 5474

Re: They tend to drive at what they consider to be a safe sp

These schemes have been heavily criticised by groups representing the visually impaired, because the lack of distinction between the road and pedestrian areas means that they are more vulnerable because it is less easy to avoid straying into traffic. As a cyclist I would find the lack of separation ...
by andy65
3 Dec 2014, 7:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed for the first time
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Fixed for the first time

While bunny hoping is not impossible, but very difficult. So any potholes that you can't avoid have to be rolled through by shifting your weight aft then forward - all while continuing to pedal. This is a time where you are likely to forget that you are on fixed and stop pedalling. Not being able to...
by andy65
30 Nov 2014, 6:06pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda
Replies: 39
Views: 2342

Re: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda

If anyone races for the train like I used to push myself in a time trial, then they must be very late. I used to be physically sick at the end of tens.
by andy65
30 Nov 2014, 5:59pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda
Replies: 39
Views: 2342

Re: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda

There's little evidence that overall they offer any benefit over a cotton cap, is there? This may be because they encourage the sort of risk- taking behaviour that leads to some people writing several of them off. Why would a time trialler be going that much faster than if they were rushing to catc...
by andy65
30 Nov 2014, 10:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: Bike Lanes

The legal status of parking in cycle lanes is made irrelevant by the fact that no one would enforce it. I complained both to the police and the local authority about a car dealer parking in cycle lane and neither were particularly interested. Eventually the police claimed to have attended and said t...
by andy65
30 Nov 2014, 12:27am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda
Replies: 39
Views: 2342

Re: CTT National Council - Helmets on the Agenda

What's the problem with helmets? I know and accept the evidence against general compulsion, so I support the view that the law should not mandate them. However, racing is a more hazardous activity than general riding. It infers that the rider will be travelling faster and will take more chances, so ...