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by Bob S
4 Feb 2008, 8:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not very sporting - so what?
Replies: 40
Views: 7751

"Nearly" all sports now are paid entertainment, run by business or individuals to make money either from the watchers or tax payers.
by Bob S
30 Jan 2008, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a rack without the boltholes
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Tubus sell clips that may be suitable
by Bob S
29 Jan 2008, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shouldn't there be a washer there?
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

There is a type of shakeproof bolt or set screw around with a type of seration under the head that does not use a washer, but they use a lot of torque to tighten them. they all seem to have hex. heads that I have come across, I myself have never seen any other type, they make nuts like it as well us...
by Bob S
28 Jan 2008, 8:14am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic Mudguards
Replies: 37
Views: 11825

After 2 weeks my bracket to seat stay bridge snapped. Silver solder together, still going strong at 4 weeks.
by Bob S
24 Jan 2008, 8:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sheep problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Fortunately we do not have many wild beasts to contend with only clods of mud the size of buckets and well ridged roads from old fashioned caterpillar tractors 300yrds out side many field gates.
by Bob S
23 Jan 2008, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Optimum cadence rate
Replies: 30
Views: 3008

I may be the odd man out. I fitted a computer but found it diminished my cycling pleasure., as I am now just a pleasure cyclist, as the years go by. I used to try and improve my performance when younger and competitive, and a computer would have been handy, but there was no such thing, then as the y...
by Bob S
18 Jan 2008, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To Satnav, or not to Satnav
Replies: 117
Views: 13887

I bought a Mio P350 the one that displays Memory Map O.S. for touring. I never tried the GPS, as the display was so small that I decided against it. Being a definite non tecno. It still resides in it's box not used. It may be very useful for anyone with the knowledge, but with my early 20th. century...
by Bob S
17 Jan 2008, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mr. Parris was right!
Replies: 21
Views: 3382

Yes, the amount of beds, sofa's, armchairs, rubble, cookers, refrigerators etc., the Bedfordshire cyclist's manage to carry on their cycles astounds me, it must be the people who ride tricycles.
by Bob S
16 Jan 2008, 8:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reliable wheelbuilder Herts/Beds N.London??
Replies: 11
Views: 3878

If you are stuck, come and see me in Shefford and I will guide you if neccessary. If interested send PM
by Bob S
12 Jan 2008, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: white road paint when raining
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

We have good steel manhole covers around here that appear to have worn smooth, and are strategically placed on corners. Give's excitement to my life, especially when wet.
by Bob S
10 Jan 2008, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC News 24
Replies: 35
Views: 3941

He gave it as an example of what he thought constituted a momentary lapse of concentration
When the expert gave his opinion that there should not be a prison term for a momentary lapse. he said "like not seeing a cyclist."
by Bob S
10 Jan 2008, 10:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC News 24
Replies: 35
Views: 3941

BBC News 24

Yesterday evening on BBC News 24 , Huw Edwards (I think, anyway the tubby one who looks as if it would do him good to ride a cycle) was discussing the new law of Causing death by careless driving with one of the experts, they always seem to find. They where on about when it should incur a prison sen...
by Bob S
10 Jan 2008, 8:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Well, I don't know what my favourite bit of the morning was.
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Aeolus I think
by Bob S
9 Jan 2008, 8:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Losing my nerve?
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

The most fequent offenders in this area are farm tractors pulling high sided trailers. They do not seem to realise your speed is not that much slower than themselves, and often pull in to early. Yesterday if I had not braked I would have been under a few tons of onions. When they over take I am alwa...
by Bob S
1 Jan 2008, 3:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG training - advice needed - am I on track ?
Replies: 37
Views: 10661

Yes