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by David Cox
25 Oct 2012, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I always get mine to the side and it is discourteous to do otherwise on a crowded platform but I wouldn't think this would generate complaints at the noise level to change policy.
by David Cox
24 Oct 2012, 8:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I'm trying Twitter first. We all have to travel across London!
by David Cox
23 Oct 2012, 11:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: london stations' policy to carry folded bikes

I would not be able to do this but I don't think I travel on these trains. Do they have trolleys? I could always bring the Bike Hod of course! Dont they realise that Brompton seems to be the only British owned vehicle manufacturing company left in London and probably the whole south east? This is wh...
by David Cox
17 Oct 2012, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Secteur Sport - Sora Components
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Specialized Secteur Sport - Sora Components

Thanks Spark always useful to know about bikes like this especially when new riders come out and want to try a road bike but not splash out. Some Decathalon offers can be hard to track down but this looks to be readily available.
by David Cox
16 Oct 2012, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Secteur Sport - Sora Components
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Specialized Secteur Sport - Sora Components

I've just been visiting family in New England and riding around on a Specialized Secteur Sport triple with 9 speed Sora. My generous son in law bought it for me to ride. I thought it was a fabulous bike and very good value for money (I found this thread when checking UK prices on my return). I reall...
by David Cox
21 Sep 2012, 5:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92395

Andrew Mitchell MP

The controversy about this MP's language and attitude to the police which looks to be appalling and doesn't help cyclists' reputation. Is there a policy issue linked to his behaviour while cycling away from No 10? Should he be dismounting a push through the pedestrian gate (always authority's prefer...
by David Cox
21 Sep 2012, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear Cable fatigue failures in STIs/Ergos
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

Re: Gear Cable fatigue failures in STIs/Ergos

I had rear derailleur STI cable go at nipple end after 4 years on "best" bike. I now know it was going a bit the week before probably frayed because indexing wasn't quite right. Campag Ergo cables lasted until respray 10+years. I really ought to get into a maintenance/replacement schedule.
by David Cox
4 Sep 2012, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Couple Of Rear LED Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2042

Re: A Couple Of Rear LED Questions

I had a Smart rear light that I was using for emergency back up. At top of Col de Madelaine caugh in fog and rain so on it went. Failed long before I was off the mountain. Then it came back on in the Valley and I couldn't turn it off. Water had got in the rather feeble little switch. Not having mudg...
by David Cox
31 Aug 2012, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post pack
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Seat post pack

I am coming round to Pete75's view and its back to the future where I started. It's just that a saddle bag does look a bit like an air brake for a bike where a rack bag looks more streamlined. I had the same dilemma and stop using a cantilevered bag, attractive though it was, when I switched to carb...
by David Cox
30 Aug 2012, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: arm warmers - which ones?
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: arm warmers - which ones?

I'm very pleased with some Gore ones (they aren't goretex) they are warm and stay up. Third season of using them and they are wearing well with new club short sleeve jerseys and more versatile than my previous habit of long sleeve jerseys with sleeves getting pulled up as the ride progressed.
by David Cox
30 Jun 2012, 7:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dolan Road Bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 5220

Re: Dolan Road Bikes

I dont know these models but a friend has a Dolan carbon road bike which he is pleased with. I'd regard them as a very respected manufacturer of racing (including track) frames. Sore a restored steel one in a classy retro shop in Vienna. Fred Williams stocks them locally (Wolverhampton) and builds b...
by David Cox
17 Jun 2012, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TANDEM FOR MIXED HEIGHT CYCLISTS
Replies: 14
Views: 5079

Re: TANDEM FOR MIXED HEIGHT CYCLISTS

[quote="thirdcrank"]It's common for the back of a tandem to be sized smaller than the front, although I've never seen it the other way round. I often pilot a Longstaff made to measure tandem owned by the stoker. Cranks are the same length of course but the front top tube is dipped a bit to...
by David Cox
14 May 2012, 11:11pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: A warm welcome to Sheffield for CTC members
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: A warm welcome to Sheffield for CTC members

Thanks Simon, it was a great weekend and there were c100 riders on the Sunday rides. Well done Sheffield CTC.
by David Cox
6 May 2012, 3:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The CTC - is it vulnerable?
Replies: 256
Views: 193261

Re: The CTC - is it vulnerable?

BE1 you are right. The Guardian supplement is good, better than the similar one in the Times a week or so ago. I'm convinced these London journalists all live together and nick ideas off each other's laptops. Sky have a lot of money (look at their last financial results) and seem determind to buy cy...
by David Cox
23 Feb 2012, 6:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25078

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

just pleasing to see the power of big media... and the attention it can focus also shows that The Times knows how to run a campaign and get in public eye Agreed . - the CTC should learn from them (that is me speaking as a member as well). Rootes - I am sure we could and it would be great to have th...