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by flat tyre
16 Aug 2018, 11:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 178
Views: 15933

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

Oh dear, our local rag (Petersfield Post) has now jumped on the "stop Velo South" bandwagon with links to the website etc. Petersfield Post is an anti cycling rag so nothing new here. Personally I was fairly ambivalent about the event itself but I can see it being used as a rallying call f...
by flat tyre
12 Aug 2018, 5:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 18913

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Is there a motorists forum I can join to complain about cars jumping red lights? I do see more cars than cyclists jumping red lights on my ride into town.
by flat tyre
10 Aug 2018, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Very cyclist unfriendly
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: Very cyclist unfriendly

There is another helmet cam clip online of the same incident which shows a cyclist riding around that car and other cyclists and through a red light. While I don't condone the behaviour of the driver in any way, we all know that there are people out there with that sort of attitude and riding throu...
by flat tyre
9 Aug 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 37
Views: 1640

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

Always best to give them a wide berth, tractor drivers around here don't take any prisoners.
by flat tyre
9 Aug 2018, 4:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Gout

Yes, I got it a few times in my big toes, excruciating pain, a bit like having your toe clamped in a vice with someone using a blow torch on the vice. The last time I got it, I didn't realise what it was as I had a severe pain in my right knee, it felt so bad that I thought I'd somehow broken my leg...
by flat tyre
28 Jul 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: South Downs Way
Replies: 8
Views: 3881

Re: South Downs Way

Who or what will he be given a meddle with?
by flat tyre
27 Jul 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to you take roadworks?
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: How to you take roadworks?

Yes you are right they can be a real pain on a bike. A few years ago I was cycling with Mrs FT through some roadworks which were about 1/4 mile long up a slight hill with no room for the traffic behind to get past, so we just kept going with traffic crawling up behind us. As Mrs FT is not the world'...
by flat tyre
27 Jul 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 109
Views: 3109

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

Cycling along the Southdowns way early one morning and came around a bend in the track in a small wood to find the route blocked by two young women cyclists squatting down and in midstream so to speak.
by flat tyre
27 Jul 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?
Replies: 76
Views: 2324

Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

I've started wearing mine to bed in case the sky falls in.
by flat tyre
25 Jul 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?
Replies: 28
Views: 1077

Re: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?

Mostly ride the bike. I join a club ride once or twice a week that usually starts about 13 miles from home, but a couple of times when the weather's been icy along the roads to the start I've taken the train. I've used a ferry 5 times so far this year (south coast river crossings and IOW) - the poll...
by flat tyre
23 Jul 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heatwave
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Heatwave

Not too badly when out on the bike. I've done several longish rides in the heat this summer. I find I mostly keep quite cool when actually cycling but the problem comes when I stop, I have be quite careful to find somewhere very cool to stop for a rest and a drink otherwise I can feel myself overhea...
by flat tyre
8 Jul 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what has happened to Wiggle ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: what has happened to Wiggle ?

That doesn't sound right, what makes you think it? Wiggle are taking over the world, they swallowed up one of the big German online stores a while back (Bike24?) They're beginning to make Halfords look like a LBS! Losses of of £2.7M in 2015, £3.2M in 2016 (blamed partly on CRC absorption costs). Th...
by flat tyre
6 Jul 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mudguard attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Rear mudguard attachment

Thanks Brucey. Unfortunately there isn't a separate bridge. I don't think that corrosion is a general problem with the other items, I've removed and replaced the BB and the headset and haven't noticed any corrosion. If I bond a new insert into the frame, do you know what thread size I need? Looks li...
by flat tyre
5 Jul 2018, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mudguard attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Rear mudguard attachment

Thanks Peetee, I might investigate the cable tie idea.
by flat tyre
5 Jul 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mudguard attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Rear mudguard attachment

I've got SKS Bluemels Mudguards fitted to a Ribble Sportive 365 frame (carbon). At the base of the rear mudguard it was attached to the frame just behind the bottom bracket by an M4 screw, which passes through the lower end of the mudguard and into a female thread in the frame. The problem is that t...