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by spinner_43
11 Nov 2008, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claud Butler Regent
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

CB Regent

I bought one a few months ago, and so far it's done everything I want from a bike, and nothing's broken. Mind you, I'm getting on a bit (a lot ! ) and I haven't yet done any great distances- just working up gradually. I would point out one drawback though, regarding the front brake (an Oryx Tetro )....
by spinner_43
6 Nov 2008, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Rhythmic cadence

see what you mean spinner, so just been to dictionary. as you say music comes to mind but can mean"a rhythmical effect in written text"... "origin late midddle english (in the sense of rhythm or metrical beat)". how it came to be acycling term... Ah yes, jawaka, thanks very much...
by spinner_43
5 Nov 2008, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Pedal cadence

Well, thank you all for your interesting replies to my question. I think that I've pretty well found my own cadence at about 60, by counting 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ( close to Army marching pace ) as I pedal, so your messages are most welcome confirmation. The term 'cadence' puzzled me, as in music a cadence ...
by spinner_43
4 Nov 2008, 12:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Cadence

Would someone please be kind enough to explain the meaning of 'cadence' wrt cycling ? I assume that it means maintaining a reasonably constant rotation speed of the chainwheel, and is thought to be 'a good thing', but I'd appreciate the advice of the experts. Incidentally, I've tried the search faci...
by spinner_43
25 Oct 2008, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dealing with dogs whilst cycling
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Pepper spray is of course illegal in the UK. http://preview.tinyurl.com/25amro ...so is allowing a dog to chase bikers, using a mobile phone while driving, riding without lights in the dark, ignoring speed limits, etc. etc. So many unenforceable laws... Anyway, thanks very much for the tip- I'll ha...
by spinner_43
14 Oct 2008, 12:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding Posture
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Neck pain problem

May I ask- do you wear glasses? I am also a learning cyclist, and I found that my neck ached after a while, and I put it down to looking over the top of my specs whilst riding, so now I ride without them and haven't had a problem since. I do wear specs all the time, but I can manage without them, an...
by spinner_43
8 Oct 2008, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if I'll be ok buying online?
Replies: 40
Views: 2625

Credit card details

Agreed, it is a worry. But the reputable companies use a 128-bit encryption system to collect your data, and that is very safe. The usual procedure is to choose the goods you wish to buy, and 'place them in a basket', then 'proceed to checkout', as per a Supermarket. Follow the on-screen instruction...
by spinner_43
7 Oct 2008, 11:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: In the dark with NO lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Road Tax and Insurance

Just a few things which occurred to me whilst reading this topic; Motorists don't pay 'Road Tax'- that was scrapped years ago after it was plundered by the politicians for other purposes than road maintenance. I believe that this payment is something like 'Motor vehicle Excise Duty', which is levied...
by spinner_43
29 Sep 2008, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Types of Bike
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Vertigo

I need a recumbent trike because I fall off anything on two wheels and upright trikes! Vertigo is a beggar! How do I excuse owning two though? Byegad- just a comment on vertigo, an its oddness. I have vertigo (contracted it after a flu bout some years ago) and I have balance trouble when standing o...
by spinner_43
29 Sep 2008, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does 700c mean ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Tyre sizes

Thank you 'thirdcrank', 'GeoffL' and 'cranky' for taking the time and touble to direct me to the information sites. I have found the ISO tyre spec (37-622) for the tyres on my bike and can now try to digest the data. One important piece of advice I noticed is that the tyre pressures should be checke...
by spinner_43
28 Sep 2008, 11:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What does 700c mean ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

What does 700c mean ?

As a newbie, I am confused about the '700c' jargon/buzzword. Does it refer to a wheel size, tyre size, wheel specification, or what? Is it important to know? I've tried the search engine, but couldn't find what I wanted. And, while I'm logged in- what the devil are eggbeater pedals ! Regards, Alan.
by spinner_43
24 Sep 2008, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Claud Butler Frame Sizing...
Replies: 1
Views: 913

CB Regent frame

My new bike is a CB 'Regent', frame size 53 cm (~ 21"), and I've been satisfied with it. If it's of any help to you I can measure the tube lengths and approximate frame angles ( just using compasses and a protractor) and send you the measurements, for what they're worth. E-mail may be convenien...
by spinner_43
21 Sep 2008, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hello from a born-again cyclist
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Thank you all

Well, I'm completely whelmed that so many people read and replied to my post! 'Has't geet nowt else to do, yo' lot?' Anyroad, thank you all for your encouragement and advice. I've looked up the 'Autumn Tints' website and will probably join, if they'll have me - though I'm not yet up to tackling some...
by spinner_43
20 Sep 2008, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: This is just a thought.... Cleats
Replies: 43
Views: 2844

These new-fangled things...

As a returnee to cycling, I'm not yet 'into' pedal cleats, and I should like to be convinced that they are necessary/effective. My interest is just having a nice ride out, going somewhere, keeping fit and, well, at a fairly liesurely pace. So, do I really need cleats or toe-clips? And, quite frankly...
by spinner_43
20 Sep 2008, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Newsnet
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

CTC Newsletter

How strange- I have been a member for only 4 weeks and have received a Newsletter every week since I joined. Mind you, I did have a problem when trying to join using the on-line facility, in that my postcode wasn't recognised and I became, in effect, a homeless, non-person. However, it was soon sort...