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by McVouty
10 Sep 2008, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 44
Views: 4946

That's the ones, although my friend's must have been a home made copy.
by McVouty
10 Sep 2008, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 44
Views: 4946

A friend used to have bear trap pedals fitted with a broad diagonal leather strap (outside end forward, inside end back) fitted on her mountain bike, which seemed to work pretty well and were easy to get out of by flicking the heel out. I'm not sure whether she bought them or they were a bodge by he...
by McVouty
9 Sep 2008, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: R.I.P. my Dan Shotton racing bike
Replies: 26
Views: 5861

I think the bit about "beyond its useful life" answers my next question which would have been, would it be economically feasible to ask a framebuilder to effect resurrection, bearing in mind that I'm a poverty-stricken librarian (sorry for the tautology, grammar purists) ... and in any cas...
by McVouty
9 Sep 2008, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: R.I.P. my Dan Shotton racing bike
Replies: 26
Views: 5861

R.I.P. my Dan Shotton racing bike

McVouty regrets to announce the death in action of his beloved Dan Shotton racing bike (c1974-7/9/2008). The down tube broke about an inch behind the head tube and 2 inches above the shift levers during Sunday's Haddington Sprint Triathlon, luckily going uphill on a straight road. I didn't come off,...
by McVouty
29 Aug 2008, 5:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Highest Road?
Replies: 41
Views: 8041

That should of course have been "east to west". And of course I started at the bottom of the thread and didn't see that the original question related to England and Wales.
by McVouty
29 Aug 2008, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Shorts - to go or not to go Kommando
Replies: 22
Views: 1811

Commando, or there will be chafing issues.
by McVouty
28 Aug 2008, 6:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Highest Road?
Replies: 41
Views: 8041

It would be interesting to know what the highest public road was from a low elevation start, i.e. the longest climb. . The Bealach na Ba in Wester Ross (virtually sea level at both sides, 640m at the top if my contour reading of OS 1:50000 sheet 24 is correct) must come close to the UK title. Going...
by McVouty
22 Jul 2008, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toe clips...
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Toe clips...

Slightly off topic I know, but the number of people who use running shoes (trainers) and toeclips amazes me. What you pay for in a running shoe is a nice squashy sole which cushions your feet and legs from road shock. That is of course exactly the opposite of what you pay for in cycling shoes, which...