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by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another noob looking for advice on a budget hybrid bike
Replies: 22
Views: 687

Re: Another noob looking for advice on a budget hybrid bike

Much, much heavier, and includes suspension forks which aren't needed though. Well, mudguards, racks and lights weigh something and they are essential. A few kg isnt disasterous. Some districts road surfaces are awful and suspension forks help to protect your hands and wrists. So...thats a matter o...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How cheap are Titanium rim braked bikes!
Replies: 21
Views: 968

Re: How cheap are Titanium rim braked bikes!

I built myself one, Kinesis Gf Ti V3, originally with Campagnolo Athena triple from my Roberts, then sub-compact DA. Its an absolutely ace bike, and I've had a few bikes now, so I know what I like and don't like. But regarding the eBay prices is this a fashion, or a comment about social distancing?...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How cheap are Titanium rim braked bikes!
Replies: 21
Views: 968

How cheap are Titanium rim braked bikes!

It's become apparent to me that rim braked Titaniym bikes are going for silly money these days. I was looking at an Airbourne Carpe Diam today with Campag 9 speed triple, the bike was about 1000 miles fresh. Selling price £415!! I had a punt but wasn't seriously interested as it would have been a ve...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51912

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Just apropos of, we've just been on a nice family walk where I know the landowner quite well. We got talking and she told me that a lady who was walking the route this morning had told he she was +ve for C19. Now I don't have an issue with her being out and about, but I do have an issue with her no...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51912

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

11,000 from a virus is hardly worth worrying about really. You're callous aren't you? But factually accurate, more deaths from seasonal pneumonia over the same period Last week alone in just England the government reckoned on almost 8500 flu cases, and based on what we know, at least 623 influenza ...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51912

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Watch and learn
Facts and graphs can show anything you like with an agenda and poeple within the medical world who don't grasp how stats are compiled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn074EB ... 53nFwDMRVc
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 107
Views: 4243

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

Those Mavic hubs were either 501, 531 or 571 but deffo you would have got more parting, they were very nice and I still have an earlier 500 on a mavic ceramic front that will eventually replace one of my other wheels when I get through it. It sounds like a really lovely bike and a bit gutting to see...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 122
Views: 4015

Re: Some groups did not read the memo!

Judging by this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0877mb2 it's time all cyclists got off the road. Last place you want to be right now is in hospital, and even less so in an ICU. It's time personal motoring was banned, this is the direct cause of tens of thousands of people being put in hospital ...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 2:03am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Argos (Racing Cycle) custom build XXL = BIG !
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Argos (Racing Cycle) custom build XXL = BIG !

I bought a Dawes Londoner some years ago, she was a 64cm and I managed to ride it at 5ft 11 and 32.5" IL with not much of the seatpost sticking out, I comfortably ride a 62cm Raleigh Titanium regularly, so you might be surprised as to what heights this might be feasible for despite received wis...
by The utility cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 12:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 122
Views: 4015

Re: Some groups did not read the memo!

Those who like to knock CTC/CUK never seem to pass up an opportunity to do so, but there is nothing in the OP to suggest these groups had anything to do with the CTC. My local CTC group (very much still CTC and doing what it’s done for nearly 100 years) cancelled the entire five rides a week progra...
by The utility cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51912

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

It's interesting that Lombardy (which includes Bergamo) has a particular combination of mountains, industry and cold air which traps pollution, the worst almost in Europe. So while the UK might be just as bad at producing it, our weather blows it away - Lombardy's smog just gets trapped. I don't wa...
by The utility cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 107
Views: 4243

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

I did this with a Raleigh Royal Lady some years back for a tall lady that was originally 6x2, Ultegra bar end shifters 12-27 9 speed and 50-34, the wheels Alexrims on I think some hubs that specialized were using as OEM worked perfectly fine. You can buy a 33T ring to lower the gearing another 3% o...
by The utility cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 122
Views: 4015

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Congestion charge has been lifted by the anti cycling mayor, hardly surprising that London roads might be busier at times. The Mayor thinks the reverse will happen! All road charging schemes in London are to be suspended to help critical workers move around the capital during the coronavirus crisis...
by The utility cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 107
Views: 4243

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

I did this with a Raleigh Royal Lady some years back for a tall lady that was originally 6x2, Ultegra bar end shifters 12-27 9 speed and 50-34, the wheels Alexrims on I think some hubs that specialized were using as OEM worked perfectly fine. You can buy a 33T ring to lower the gearing another 3% or...
by The utility cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 122
Views: 4015

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

.. Much less traffic. More speeding. Some very inattentive driving. .. -1, more motor crime We know such changes well enough Could the roads be narrowed to slow the terrorists? Maybe they are already narrowed by millions of unused parked vehicles? in Bogata they have actually closed some of the mot...