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by hujev
28 Jun 2016, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there an affordable camera?
Replies: 28
Views: 1777

Re: Is there an affordable camera?

This cool adapter:
http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/vc100-e.html
is available in two sizes - for handlebar and frame tube sizes, then any cheap digicam (or better yet, film-cam) can be used.
by hujev
28 Jun 2016, 11:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Total Dissolution of the UK?
Replies: 67
Views: 2878

Re: Total Dissolution of the UK?

Dang! Another reason to have kept the old CTC name!
by hujev
20 Jun 2016, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

I like the topic of this thread and so like to see it getting periodic attention! Anyway, I received my copy of Frank J Urry’s Salute to Cycling, also mentioned here previously, on Friday and found it of immense pleasure and 'beauty' (Reg Gammon illustrations throughout). A sort of overview of the a...
by hujev
17 Jun 2016, 1:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 158
Views: 9557

Re: Favourite quotations

I see and approve better, but follow worse - Ovid.
by hujev
14 Jun 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Clips
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Half Clips

I'm a big fan of the MKS half clips for around-town, off-road, etc. Never tried the fancy leather ones but just got a set. They're made real well, & nice & shiny. Plenty of room for 'regular' shoes, and they 'hold' your foot on the pedal well. I saw some discussion somewhere of these vs. VO ...
by hujev
13 Apr 2016, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donald Trump - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: America - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"

TLDR! Warning, ranting and raving about the US medical system ahead! Boring! Go read a nicer post, I suggest the 'gratuitous Cat pix' on yacf [ https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=144.msg2004247#msg2004247 ] I'll just add this to clear any misconceptions about the US 'affordable care' act (bec...
by hujev
8 Apr 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is still made in UK ?
Replies: 62
Views: 5764

Re: What is still made in UK ?

My new Woodrup frame (which I love showing off though still have it only by pictures): https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/albums/72157662464130423 It's got Reynolds tubing - however, far as I know, no lugs, BB shells, crowns, etc. are made in the UK . Uses Pacenti lugs (from Ceeway) I ...
by hujev
8 Apr 2016, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

Ah Yes, Phil, and I see according to Gaz's link above (or below, depending on your layout), you were the '1983 BCTC Final Secretary', so was hoping you'd chime in (the benefit of using real names here I guess). I guess this sort of thing might still be fun say as an event between a few local clubs ....
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 7:55pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 50419

at least they havent slaughtered the sacred cow/wheel

As I lay awake all last night fretting the fate of CTC, the world, etc. I was thinking how even though the League of American Wheelmen has 'modernized' quite a bit (too much for me); at least they kept the wheel: http://languagedept.com/work/identity-systems/league-of-american-bicyclists.html, and s...
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

Wow! It sounds very proper English, at least as I imagine it. I can imagine the Germans would like this sort of thing, but the Soviets would have had anarchy! (and the russians nowadays, but not the Estonians). Americans would have been specialists in poorly worded questions and 'wrong' answers on t...
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 3:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

... about the CTC's British Cycle Tourist Competition?

I see it mentioned a lot in my '20th century British cycling' readings, and some pictures, results, etc. in my old 40s-80s CTC Gazettes/Cycletouring magazines; sometimes with a little description, but never a 'full story' of just how it worked, what sorts of questions there were, how skills were tes...
by hujev
7 Apr 2016, 1:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Donald Trump - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: Donald Trump - Scary or "Making a Fool of Himself"

Both! Same answer for 'which is worse?' (and both versions of of that question too!) Gun-toting, sell it to the high bidder, outlaw only the regulations, all power to the corporations, scared of the French, tea-party, bible thumping, flag-waving ted is maybe even worse than dumbass money-baby trump ...
by hujev
6 Apr 2016, 10:24pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 135
Views: 50419

Re: Name Change

Holy mackerel! (= #$@!! %$#&!!! ) CTC is now dead and gone? I didn't notice since the forum colo(u)rs stayed the same and I just kept looking at the web pages without noticing the top- sneaky! Since I was never a CTC member (a yank), just an admirer of the idea and heritage and history and publi...
by hujev
1 Apr 2016, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Post apocalypse bikes...
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

Re: Post apocalypse bikes...

... one of the other 'of the era' elements that creeps in is Scottish energy 'nationalism' and resentment of the English (or Welsh) 'coming up here' to take what they want south, as seen in the last few episodes where there's a move to get a hydro plant in Scotland back 'online' (the line to England...
by hujev
30 Mar 2016, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Post apocalypse bikes...
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

Re: Post apocalypse bikes...

Well few bikes there of course, and you'd think bikes would be the way to go but it was 1975, so... we're just lucky they didn't 'somehow' just happen to have automobiles (as in the much more ridiculous 'the last train')! Lots of good horse action in Survivors, tho. And steam locomotives later on! T...