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by David Cox
26 Apr 2013, 9:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: There's lots going on in SUFFOLK and we need your help!
Replies: 5
Views: 98747

Re: There's lots going on in SUFFOLK and we need your help!

Good to hear about what you are doing over there Keith. I met up and did a short ride with Steward Bethell of Felixstowe Port at the Cycle City Expo conference in Birmingham this week interesting and very active chap - I assume that you know him?
by David Cox
24 Mar 2013, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute
Replies: 22
Views: 1503

Re: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute

And another thing when I specified the Thorn I went for a Sturmey Archer 3 speed because I was commuting on a flat muddy tow path and wanted low maintenance. Although I'd been happy with the 3 speed Brompton This was a mistake because within a month I'd changed jobs and struggled for 6 years with a ...
by David Cox
24 Mar 2013, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute
Replies: 22
Views: 1503

Re: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute

Over 40 years I've used and been very pleased with a second hand Dawes Galaxy, a Saracen steel no suspension MTB (with some remarkable Czech road tyres that did over 10,000 miles), 3 Bromptons (front pannier is great, easy storage, good sit up and beg position for traffic, hub gears low slung requir...
by David Cox
27 Feb 2013, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Query re changing Brompton Brake Levers
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Query re changing Brompton Brake Levers

Littlegreyrabbit has a query re Brompton Brake levers because of the way the thread developed it's in the Member Group section. Could Brompton levers be changed for some used on a Trek that seem much lighter and easier for arthritic hands? This was my reply. "Sorry I dont know the answer but I ...
by David Cox
27 Feb 2013, 11:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a CTC Brompton group?
Replies: 5
Views: 98033

Re: Is there a CTC Brompton group?

Hi apologies for delay in getting back to you. Sorry I dont know the answer but I am sure that if you post the question on the Technical section of this Forum you will get expert feedback. In fact I'll try to do this shortly. I looked at the latest Brompton levers today in a local shop and they are ...
by David Cox
11 Feb 2013, 10:32am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a CTC Brompton group?
Replies: 5
Views: 98033

Re: Is there a CTC Brompton group?

Look forward to hearing your experiences. I do have other bikes which are obviously quicker and essential for group riding but there isn't much that I ride that I haven't done on the Brompton. This includes Birmingham to Oxford charity ride, 3 day tour in Yorkshire, Mt Tamalpais in Marin County Cali...
by David Cox
3 Feb 2013, 5:52pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Is there a CTC Brompton group?
Replies: 5
Views: 98033

Re: Is there a CTC Brompton group?

Not to my knowledge but CTC National Council is close! There was a group on Twitter called Small Wheels whose main aim last year was riding the End to End for a charity.
by David Cox
30 Jan 2013, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Size matters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1981

Re: Size matters?

Lots of people with more knowledge than me will no doubt contribute but I would go for the smaller frame if it's not detrimental to your comfort. As Major Nichols said to me once when I wanted a 23.5" frame as per Richards Bicycle Book based entirely on inside leg measurement "it wont do y...
by David Cox
28 Jan 2013, 10:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good news buried by snow?
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Good news buried by snow?

Mark1978 wrote:You doing 20mph with no cyclists in sight will do nothing to aid cyclists.

Its the ones I might not see that I am worried about! And there are pedestrians, kids running out etc etc
by David Cox
28 Jan 2013, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Track Pump Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Track Pump Woes

I use Topeak track pumps but Halfords have given me new valves in the past and you can certainly buy them. Never had one quite as clever as yours though all mine require me to choose the right end of the attachment.
by David Cox
28 Jan 2013, 6:53pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Good news buried by snow?
Replies: 22
Views: 1353

Re: Good news buried by snow?

If I am driving in a 20mph zone, I stick religiously to it and watch cars queue up behind me. At least this keeps the speed down in my little convoy. As the message spreads, and more drivers do this then it will be self-policing to some extent. Every little helps Me too Jezer - good example. I find...
by David Cox
2 Jan 2013, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nonsense geometry
Replies: 31
Views: 1696

Re: How big a stack with carbon forks

Thanks Colin, the bike is a seemingly simple machine but my education continues! It looks like the original question is answered you can have a high rise stem without affecting the steering!! I understand your point and although I'm not at all good riding with no hands I can feel the difference betw...
by David Cox
1 Jan 2013, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nonsense geometry
Replies: 31
Views: 1696

Re: How big a stack with carbon forks

Hi Colin, me neither but my Tricross is an earlier model with different looking forks! We had a chat about threepenny bit steering at the York Show. I've checked and its not the headset. Bianchi just oversteered mostly made it unwise to be on the inside of a two abreast peleton on a left turn or out...
by David Cox
31 Dec 2012, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Aztec v-brake inserts
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

Re: Aztec v-brake inserts

Glad other people have had these problems - well only in the sense that it's not only me and my hamfistedness. Some fit and some dont and its very frustrating if you've noticed the pad wear late at night and the pads you have left over wont slide in. Even more frustrating if when you've found some p...
by David Cox
31 Dec 2012, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How big a stack with carbon forks
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: How big a stack with carbon forks

RE tall stems. I've used a short stem angled upwards twice. Once on a Bianchi "pro" and more recently on a Specialized Tri-cross. I've done this to ease shoulder and neck ache but in each case it seemed to spoil the handling of the bike. Steering became less linear. It may be to do with th...