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by andy65
28 Nov 2014, 6:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips

When I lived in Worcestershire I used to ride on fixed all time, including audax rides up to 200k. Very little in the way of flat riding around there. Now that I live in the lakes the fixed bike hardly ever comes out because it's just too steep.
by andy65
27 Nov 2014, 8:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Great British Cyling quiz
Replies: 32
Views: 2826

Re: The Great British Cyling quiz

Perhaps it's because I got 100%, but I don't agree that the answers are wrong as they are the same as HWC, though I agree that the wording of the question is in some cases poor, but the answers are correct. If you don't believe me check the HWC for yourself
by andy65
26 Nov 2014, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it time for radicalism?
Replies: 55
Views: 4679

Re: Is it time for radicalism?

Cars are not the problem. They are a necessary part of modern life. I live in a small town in a largely rural area of the country with very poor public transport. I can and do commute by bike the 10 miles to my place of work in a neighbouring town as often as I can, but I am a hardy rider who quite ...
by andy65
24 Nov 2014, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wet weather gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2037

Re: Wet weather gear

The road is wet for far longer than it is raining, so good full length mudguards are the best at keeping you dry. I choose what I wear depending on the forecast and I will avoid full waterproofs unless the raining hard on the way into work as I am going to have to put up with being wet for a shortis...
by andy65
20 Nov 2014, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: Mud

In my personal experience the law will do very little. 15 years ago I came off my bike as a result of mud and slurry on the road. I broke my leg very badly. The condition of the road was because a farmer regularly walked his cows for milking along the road. There were no warning signs and judging by...
by andy65
20 Nov 2014, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Undertaken - on the pavement...
Replies: 18
Views: 2240

Re: Undertaken - on the pavement...

There appears to be a problem with perception. Drivers often see cyclists as something that must be overtaken immediately. It's not just fast or aggressive drivers. I have been passed very dangerously by people driving very slowly, the classic being little old ladies passing on the wrong side of a s...
by andy65
15 Nov 2014, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 0% Finance?
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: 0% Finance?

I bought a bike from my local independent bike shop this way. They offered it on any non-sale bike over £1000
by andy65
9 Nov 2014, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Uncomfortably numb (hands)
Replies: 47
Views: 6179

Re: Uncomfortably numb (hands)

I know there are people who ride with flat bars on the road and I guess they don't have problems, but I always have problems with numb hands with flat bars when riding on the road - oddly not off road. I think it is because the hand position is not particularly comfortable and you can't receive the ...
by andy65
29 Oct 2014, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parked cars - what do they *expect* I'm going to do.
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: Parked cars - what do they *expect* I'm going to do.

In my Highway Code it says it is the overtaking vehicles responsibility to make sure it is clear. Having said that you should be defensive and check over your shoulder
by andy65
29 Oct 2014, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling glasses with prescription inserts
Replies: 26
Views: 6778

Re: Cycling glasses with prescription inserts

I have Oakley glasses with transitions lenses. Not cheap, but they are great
by andy65
25 Oct 2014, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling from work in the darks
Replies: 45
Views: 3266

Re: Cycling from work in the darks

The hazards are different at night (no one has mentioned that it is harder to see potholes) but that doesn't necessarily make it more dangerous unless you disregard these. Get good lights, wear high vis reflective clothing and ride with greater care. I enjoy riding in the dark
by andy65
25 Oct 2014, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 1645

Re: Single Speed

You will also need a chain tensioner. Onone do a low cost kit that includes all you will need for doing a conversion without spending an arm and a leg.