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by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 74
Views: 2623

Re: And another off.

i could well understand a claim of "contributory negligence" given that they will claim you could have grabbed the brakes and moved towards the kerb rather than letting go of the bar and banging the car. It aint right but its the way it is. Contributory negligence is only relevant to the ...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New location help
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: New location help

Is there anywhere on this site that can help people moving to a new part of the country to find cycling-related/friendly venues such as cafes, off-road centres etc? Why do you need to find cycling friendly cafes in a new area? I can understand clubs needing to identify such cafes because some cafes...
by slowster
14 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491883

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Perhaps I could suggest that even an emotional decision has to be based on some kind of input or knowledge? Otherwise it's just empty headed dross. The important factor then is where does that knowledge, bias or gut feeling come from? Clearly in the UK we have seen a EU hating campaign carried out ...
by slowster
14 Sep 2019, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491883

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It seems to me that the reasons for MickF's wanting to leave the EU are, for want of better words, 'emotional' as opposed to 'rational'. It's tempting to dismiss a choice made on emotional grounds rather than rational ones, but often the biggest decisions of our lives are emotional choices rather th...
by slowster
13 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 70
Views: 2236

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

landsurfer wrote:Why can i not get my super simple Tektro Canti's to work ?

Which pads? Rim to pad clearance ?

If you want advice on whether the performance of the brakes as currently set up can be improved, then I suggest you post photographs of the brakes, and state what the current pads are.
by slowster
13 Sep 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 1006

Re: Speaker of the House!

For some Bercow is a hero and for others he is not, but whatever one thinks he has destroyed the traditional impartiality of the Speaker. I don't think so. The referendum was a fundamental departure from the UK's normal system of decision making by a government whose decisions are subject to scruti...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2596

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

I have a small Refuge jacket. The circumference of the cuff is 28cm (measuring the cuff flattened and multiplying the result by 2). I can get a pair of Sealskinz lobster claw mitts underneath the cuffs, although if wearing the jacket over a thick fleece with bulky cuffs it is much more difficult to ...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2596

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

The UK distributor is somewhere in the north east and very easy to deal with, they do a prepaid return service to remove some of the risk, you might also be able to negotiate a discount to match Spa’s 10%. If you sign up to Showers Pass emails, you get 10% of your first order. However, if you are p...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2596

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

If the highest levels of breathability are the overriding requirement, either buy a black Goretex Shakedry jacket now, or wait maybe another few years until Gore crack the problem of making the fabric in colours. As for high visibility, Showers Pass make a couple of jackets with reflective fabric th...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First headset
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: First headset

You don't say which Cane Creek headset you are buying, and I imagine there might be significant design differences between them. Comparing a Cane Creek 40 headset with Chris King, I would make the following comments: 1. I think the scuff washer is a feature particular to Chris King Headsets, and may...
by slowster
11 Sep 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur cage close to back tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Front derailleur cage close to back tyre

I don't see any spacers on either side of the crankset. Should there be some? According to Specialized's website your bike has a square taper bottom bracket unit and an unbranded chainset, and that type of bottom bracket normally would not have spacers. Square taper BBs are available in various axl...
by slowster
10 Sep 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many choices - which new bike ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1537

Re: Too many choices - which new bike ?

Are those not more like Touring bikes? Put it this way, are the bikes you've mentioned not more like Touring bikes, just with higher gears, without mudguards and without a rack? And if you are going for 50 or 60 mile pleasure rides, you might appreciate having lower gears when you come to a very st...
by slowster
10 Sep 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 1006

Re: Speaker of the House!

The issue I see with one of them becoming Speaker is that we have an election soon and those who have not announced they are stepping down will have their re-election prospects dramatically reduced - however loved they are by their constituents they will have to face a split Conservative vote. The ...
by slowster
10 Sep 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 1006

Re: Speaker of the House!

I had a feeling that traditionally the speaker appointed alternated between Conservative and Labour. So (if I'm right, big "if"), next speaker should be from Labour. Bercow's election as Speaker was not a straightforward case of a Conservative MP being elected to follow a Labour MP in the...
by slowster
9 Sep 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Views - this wheel trueing stand?
Replies: 73
Views: 2431

Re: Views - this wheel trueing stand?

My wheel truing stand is like the Rose Bikes version, but was at that time being sold under the Minora brand. I bought it so long ago that it was sized to take 126mm rear and 100mm front hubs, and so I had to spring the legs apart to fit the 130mm hub which I was building. That in itself was trivial...