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by drossall
4 Aug 2007, 2:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law
Replies: 28
Views: 7808

thomsonts14nd - the sign you showed is from Amsterdam. I am not sure of its precise definition there. However, in the UK it means " Route to be used by pedal cycles only ", not "Pedal cycles must use this route"! Again (same reference), the plate below would (in the UK) qualify t...
by drossall
4 Aug 2007, 2:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving instructor comments
Replies: 20
Views: 2751

glueman wrote:...he was riding up the middle of the inside lane, about two cars width from the kerb.

Not necessarily defending riding I didn't see, but if the inside lane alone was four cars wide, how wide was the whole road? :shock:
by drossall
4 Aug 2007, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos Cycles Respray
Replies: 11
Views: 2836

The have done at least three frames for me and would be my first choice for the next. I avoid the postage business by sending frames via Phil Corley Cycles in Milton Keynes.

No problems with soft paint - still looks almost new several years on.

I just wish they provided touch-up pots :(
by drossall
1 Aug 2007, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: One brake or two?
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

There's a good summary on the CTC site. These days, however, I do use two brakes as well as the fixed. That's partly because I also ride free and I find it easier to have brakes behaving consistently. It's also partly because the second lever may as well have something to do... No doubt if I was bet...
by drossall
1 Aug 2007, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How much is left of your bike.
Replies: 35
Views: 5143

Even a car is a collection of bits. OT: anyone remember the American country song about the guy who worked in a car (automobile) factory? Being somewhat dishonest, he decided to steal a car, piece by piece. This process took several decades, during which time the models changed somewhat... The resu...
by drossall
31 Jul 2007, 10:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How much is left of your bike.
Replies: 35
Views: 5143

As I have remarked before, my work hack originated as a spare bike before I went to University. Since then it has, at various times, had one or two new pairs of wheels (and several replacement rims on each hub), and new mudguards, transmissions (several), bars, brakes, levers, pedals, saddles (sever...
by drossall
29 Jul 2007, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads that you cannot legally cycle on
Replies: 37
Views: 7175

Re: Roads that you cannot legally cycle on

As we all know, cyclists are not allowed to cycle on motorways. However, I know there are a few A roads that cycling is not permitted on. I know that the bulk of the A10 is one such road. Which bulk? I am pretty sure it must be OK for the first few miles in London. Not sure for the couple of miles ...
by drossall
29 Jul 2007, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Roads that you cannot legally cycle on
Replies: 37
Views: 7175

Re: Faulty Signs

It's not just cycle signs that my local council gets wrong. I've mentioned it before, but my local Council has put in quite a nice cycle track across country to a local village. It's only spoilt by the "No vehicles" sign at the far end, which means of course that bikes can't get to the tr...
by drossall
28 Jul 2007, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70754

:lol:

You're right of course - it took a while for the process of contacting my MP, him contacting the Minister, and so on, and in all that time I took my eye off the ball.

We'll just have to see how it goes - but I still can't see how the wording is helpful to cyclists' safety...
by drossall
28 Jul 2007, 9:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70754

Well we've already had the Cadden case, in which a cyclist was pulled over and prosecuted for using the road. That resulted initially in a conviction, and was dismissed only on appeal. Also, we have insurance companies attempting to claim contributory negligence for not following advice eg on helmet...
by drossall
27 Jul 2007, 11:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code cracked: more than 40 rules changed!
Replies: 78
Views: 70754

Sorry to raise this again, but I am in a quandary. I have been in correspondence with my MP and he with the Minister, in view of my concerns above. I am close to asking whether he will oppose the changes when they come before Parliament. However, I don't want to undermine the very real improvements ...
by drossall
22 Jul 2007, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers who don't give way at roundabouts
Replies: 37
Views: 6479

There's the careless and the driver who just makes an occasional mistake, but I think there is also an emerging trend of the don't-really-care. These people will go if they are confident that the other party (you) will be able to avoid them, rather than if they think their way is clear in the normal...
by drossall
19 Jul 2007, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long-lasting Cassettes
Replies: 22
Views: 2353

Mick, let me know what is left after those ahead of me in the queue have looked.

Thanks
by drossall
18 Jul 2007, 11:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long-lasting Cassettes
Replies: 22
Views: 2353

Mick - do you mean you have Suntour Ultra cogs? What do you have?
by drossall
15 Jul 2007, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS vibration problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

I have found that I sometimes need to reseat the batteries and then they are fine, in my Etrex Summit. Very annoying though when it switches itself off. It's rather reminiscent of the famous Never Ready bike lights that used to dominate the market and have for some reason disappeared without trace :o