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by David Cox
16 Sep 2014, 6:55pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Changing area?
Replies: 2
Views: 27443

Re: Changing area?

Hi Randomblue, Quickest way would be to check out Heart of England CTC or North Birmingham CTC websites I think you can do that via www.ctc.org.uk but if not google either of the above and you can be riding this weekend. Let us know how you get on.
by David Cox
31 Aug 2014, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone tried fitting a Minoura Space Grip to a Brompton?
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Has anyone tried fitting a Minoura Space Grip to a Bromp

Thanks for pointing out the Brompton extension bars from SJS. I got one of these with a pretty useless Brompton battery light years ago and have used it with Cateye lights ever since it's great on the traditional Brompton handlebar. I enquired from Dorchester cycles whether they were available separ...
by David Cox
5 Jun 2014, 9:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 194004

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

Bike Club was exactly that a cycling youth club. Some were attached to schools. We still have some in Scotland. However this required external funding.
by David Cox
28 May 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advertising on shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 38886

Re: Advertising on shirts

No presumably that local group likes them!
by David Cox
26 May 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Advertising on shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 38886

Re: Advertising on shirts

I don't see why there should be - there is a big Imp Sport logo on my "official" jersey
by David Cox
4 May 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good Guardian story on Cycling in cities
Replies: 29
Views: 6799

Re: Good Guardian story on Cycling in cities

Thanks for highlighting this a good positive but realistic assessment and it made me feel good while recovering from this morning's ride!
by David Cox
15 Mar 2014, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear view mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 4561

Re: Rear view mirrors

I have mirrors on all my bikes and wouldn't want to be without them. The B and M bar end ones are the best I've had for drop bars. Mirracycles (?) are great on straight bars but I've just broken the glass on mine and replaced with a cheaper Zefal job which seems ok. Zefal do a neat strap on mirror w...
by David Cox
28 Feb 2014, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend a replacement for a CarraDura Maxi Saddlepack
Replies: 3
Views: 6131

Re: Recommend a replacement for a CarraDura Maxi Saddlepack

I had one like the Vaude and it is useful size etc but I worried about the single point fixing and sold it when I got a carbon seat post. It could get knocked out of alignment and bounced a bit. I now have the larger Topeak saddle pack or for longer winter rides a bagman support and the small Carrad...
by David Cox
6 Feb 2014, 3:38pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 40138

Re: Insurance

I had this problem many years ago. The house was broken into while I was at work (using bike). The car was in the garage locked. Both sets of car keys amongst other things were stolen and the car opened but then left locked. Neither the car insurance nor the household insurer would pay for the new l...
by David Cox
2 Feb 2014, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights
Replies: 54
Views: 10084

Re: Bicycle lights

Good advice thanks Andrew I am sure that you are right. Only dilemma looking at the rear rim on my "winter" bike is whether to go for something with disc brakes, fit the Son and go the whole nine yards.
by David Cox
2 Feb 2014, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights
Replies: 54
Views: 10084

Re: Bicycle lights

Yes good for Rob Gullen thats exactly what I tried to do! I'll look into SJS's offerings thanks.
by David Cox
2 Feb 2014, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights
Replies: 54
Views: 10084

Re: Bicycle lights

Interesting thread although lighting has improved a lot since 1970. As a regular cycle commuter across Birmingham I've always had 2 lighting systems on my utility bike. I don't think I ever went a whole winter without at least one of the lights failing quite apart from batteries going flat. Currentl...
by David Cox
29 Jan 2014, 8:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slipping seatpost folding bike
Replies: 17
Views: 7733

Re: slipping seatpost folding bike

It happened on my first Brompton. Overtightening can damage it. There's good advice in their service manuals as I recall. Had to clean the seat post and make sure there wasn't any grease on it and also the plastic sleeve. This usually works eventually I had the plastic sleeve replaced by a Brompton ...
by David Cox
7 Jan 2014, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bromptons - Not Impressed
Replies: 110
Views: 18909

Re: Bromptons - Not Impressed

I've got a Brompton (my third) and a Bike Friday NWT and enjoy them both - they are just different. The Brompton is the one vehicle out of several bikes and a car that I can't imagine doing without. It's an L6 with lowered gears and front pannier and mostly used in combination with a train, car or a...
by David Cox
26 Aug 2013, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Sirrus pro 2012-hybrid bike – cable routing
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: Specialized Sirrus pro 2012-hybrid bike – cable routing

Phillip my Mercian has internal rear brake cable though the top tube but the whole cable inner and outer goes through and there is a conduit inside the tube so you dont have to go fishing for it.