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by Bez
10 Mar 2016, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: building a new audax bike help
Replies: 63
Views: 3893

Re: building a new audax bike help

Yes, that's my point: with discs you can't have radial spokes. Price worth paying, though :)
by Bez
10 Mar 2016, 12:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: building a new audax bike help
Replies: 63
Views: 3893

Re: building a new audax bike help

Though they'll be heavier,the penalty isn't huge,I'd estimate 500g no more and possibly less. It's around 200g or so: the levers are the same, and the calipers weigh about the same as dual pivots, so broadly speaking it's just the rotors that add the weight. (I've just built up a disc audax-ish bik...
by Bez
4 Mar 2016, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another pothole death
Replies: 42
Views: 11992

Re: Another pothole death

Though more reason it should have been repaired quickly as it was repeatedly reported according to reports. One source said it had been repaired in 2014 (I'm not sure if it had been repaired between 2009 and 2014). Unfortunately Surrey CC seem to have a habit of making low-quality repairs . FWIW re...
by Bez
2 Mar 2016, 10:34pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

the point i am getting accross is that even a high profile orgainisation will not be known by some people But you're doing that by either saying that an organisation that doesn't exist isn't known by some people (which isn't surprising), or that an individual isn't known by some people (which is ne...
by Bez
2 Mar 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

Oh, yes, Hackney Cyclist I'm familiar with via Twitter. You said "Hackney Cyclists", in the context of branding of campaign groups. Do you live in Hackney or even London No, does that matter? I see you're querying others' supposed credentials on other threads as well. It all seems rather p...
by Bez
2 Mar 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

Philip Benstead wrote:Also I have meet cyclist from Hackney who had not heard of Hackney Cyclists


I'm not entirely surprised. I've never heard of "Hackney Cyclists" either, and it seems neither has Google.
by Bez
25 Feb 2016, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fat vs Thin.... an accidental experiment
Replies: 45
Views: 2161

Re: Fat vs Thin.... an accidental experiment

If we're chucking anecdata around then I've punctured a little more often with 25mm GP4000S than with 23mm (in fact, I'm not sure I can recall ever having a puncture with the 23mm ones). I think the issue here is that the sample sizes are so far away from statistical significance that it's hard to j...
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 4:21pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

Ah, touché. I was probably bearing the point in my second paragraph in mind a little too much. Some parts of the debate may have nudged me in that direction ;)
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 4:02pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

The CTC has always included Audax, commuting and leisure cyclists. Well, the formation of the "Bicycle Touring Club" predates the conception of Audax by two whole decades, and the renaming of it to "Cyclists' Touring Club" still predates Audax by 16 years. So I think we can prob...
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 1:25pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: CEO's statement
Replies: 92
Views: 37784

Re: CEO's statement

Please could you share what you know of those plans? I don't know anything of specific plans, but I recall reading stuff somewhere online which was to that effect. I'll see if I can dig it up. How does the rebranding itself do that, or what other activities do you know of? Referring back to an earl...
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 12:43pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: CEO's statement
Replies: 92
Views: 37784

Re: CEO's statement

Seems a lot of people think both the name and logo "naff". So I think the petition is to allow the membership to decide on their organisation. No single aesthetic is going to please everyone (and for what it's worth, I'm no great fan of the aesthetic of the trade mark myself), but that's ...
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 12:18pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269612

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

They need to get real,someone on a bike is a cyclist like it or not,that's a fact! Words are not without connotation, and are lost without context. It surely can't have escaped your attention that there is much media generalisation of "cyclists", and this both reflects and feeds a similar...
by Bez
23 Feb 2016, 12:05pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: CEO's statement
Replies: 92
Views: 37784

Re: CEO's statement

What is wrong with CTC - We are Cycling Is that the objective of this petition you're seeking? To simply prepend "CTC" to the new name? What will that achieve, other than propagating a name which surely cannot help the organisation's ability to promote safe, everyday cycling for all? The ...
by Bez
19 Jan 2016, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gaining more Real Estate and Other Hacks.
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Gaining more Real Estate and Other Hacks.

Last time I bought Edge mounts they were about £8 for two (from a German retailer, I think) so not too pricey. I've never had a problem with the Edge mounts; they're pretty secure. And you can get a variety of types: the rubber O-ring mounts, out-front brackets and so on. The O-ring ones are pretty ...