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by David Cox
7 Dec 2011, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Kevin Mayne has a new job.
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Kevin Mayne has a new job.

Statement from the Chair of CTC Council, David Cox I have to announce that our Chief Executive Kevin Mayne is to become Director of Development at our European partners the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) based in Brussels. This is a great personal achievement for Kevin and recognition of the wa...
by David Cox
17 Nov 2011, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fairings
Replies: 32
Views: 2439

Re: Fairings

Was it one like this? Yes Mark, I think it was mind you it was at least 20 years ago. Thanks for finding it. Certainly the owner was very pleased with it and I felt that a new era was about to dawn. Somehow (without the web) I found out the cost of his set up and realised it would be out of my leag...
by David Cox
16 Nov 2011, 10:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fairings
Replies: 32
Views: 2439

Re: Fairings

I also "remember Zzipper from the 70s." We met a guy out on the lanes with one fitted onto a nice new Moulton and it looked great.
Remember it as being expensive and not sure how it would have fared in the knock about of everyday cycling or cross winds.
by David Cox
16 Nov 2011, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Gearing - 2 and 3 speed
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

Re: Brompton Gearing - 2 and 3 speed

A to B Magazine which I think is available on-line has tested most Brompton variants over the years. They also recommend the 2 speed for flat commuting for the weight saving. If the derailleur step up / down is like on the 6 speed then it should be fine.
by David Cox
21 Oct 2011, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom made or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 4102

Re: Custom made or not?

Great - let us know how you get on.
by David Cox
18 Oct 2011, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom made or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 4102

Re: Custom made or not?

I've a custom Mercian and an off the peg Enigma which was modelled on it 10 years later. I like both although neck/shoulder ache comes on earlier in rides now with age. But I now agree that getting the fit right is the main thing (and more important than a custom built frame) and I may follow friend...
by David Cox
13 Sep 2011, 6:26pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Mavic Cyclo tour shoes 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 32461

Re: Mavic Cyclo tour shoes 2010

I used one of the copper shims - just because they were there. I've had spds for years (c6 pairs) and they dont usually have external shims at all and I think the cleats have little serrations to grip the sole. But I'm sure the cleat shouldn't be moving and it may be that two shims allows movement. ...
by David Cox
11 Sep 2011, 6:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Survey for Member Group Committees
Replies: 7
Views: 58723

Re: Survey for Member Group Committees

Would appreaciate an update please on what is happening re AGM 2011 packs and whether new policies for member groups laid out in the consultation paper have been approved by Council? MG Secretaries were led to expect AGM packs and policy details this week (beg Sep5), but they have not appeared. Ste...
by David Cox
14 Aug 2011, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing for new Audax bike
Replies: 41
Views: 6019

Re: Gearing for new Audax bike

Absolutely - although really my head feels young enough, its the aging shoulders that ache - along with most other working bits!
by David Cox
13 Aug 2011, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing for new Audax bike
Replies: 41
Views: 6019

Re: Gearing for new Audax bike

Thanks for the update Frank glad you've now got a set up that you are happy with and haven't lost a lot of money. I'm coming to the conclusion that there is almost an infinite variety of ways of setting up an audax (or any other bike) given the number of variables and what feels right for you is the...
by David Cox
9 Aug 2011, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clipless pedals - single or double-sided?
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: Clipless pedals - single or double-sided?

Good choice, let us know how you get on. David
by David Cox
7 Aug 2011, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clipless pedals - single or double-sided?
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: Clipless pedals - single or double-sided?

Mostly, for club riding, audax and tourng, I prefer double sided SPDs because you dont have to flick them round. I have one bike with single sided SPD pedals but although I'm used to them I've still recently had my foot slip off the wrong side in traffic. They were a real pain doing a treasure hunt ...
by David Cox
6 Jun 2011, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MERCIAN
Replies: 187
Views: 32428

Re: MERCIAN

"I'm looking at building a bike to last at least 20 years + I'm sure my use of the bike will change over the years and I would like to keep that in mind when ordering a bespoke frame." Digital kid. Well I had a Mercian Audax Reynolds 653 lugless made to measure about 11 years ago and its m...
by David Cox
23 May 2011, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any 2011 Specialized Tricross Opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 5078

Re: Any 2011 Specialized Tricross Opinions?

I have a Tricross Comp from 2007. Its my "winter" club run bike. The carbon rear stays, forks and seat post (with some specialised zerts inserts) make it very comfortable and it feels robust and relatively safe on potholed, gravelly and often very wet lanes. Original tyres attracted sharp ...