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by pga
27 Jun 2017, 11:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1969

Re: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?

Amazed that you ask the question. I am paying £50 for just the stem from that period. The Raleigh Dynatech was a high point of the Raleigh Special Division that also built the bikes for the Raleigh and Systeme U teams in the 1980's. The Dynatech used glued frame lugs and special Reynolds steel tubin...
by pga
1 Apr 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Northampton Invicta Road Club kit
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Northampton Invicta Road Club kit

Sadly the club has long since gone. I raced against the Invicta in the 1950's and 1960's. The members I used to know are now dead. Contact Northampton CTC who might help or even contact the local paper.
by pga
1 Apr 2017, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling UK Jerseys?
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Cycling UK Jerseys?

I wish HQ would get its finger out and get some kit out for sale asap. Summer is upon us and an ideal time to display the new name.
No use putting it to the vote - that is the reason many club jerseys are awful. Get a top professional designer on board and let him/her come up with the goods.
by pga
26 Mar 2017, 10:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DAK...Why do people ride smaller frames than years gone by
Replies: 23
Views: 2107

Re: DAK...Why do people ride smaller frames than years gone by

Lighter and lower centre of gravity. We tend to ride with the saddle higher and the bars lower than in the 1950's after Hinault followed Cyril Guimard's advice in the 1970's.. Lab studies at the time endorsed this advice. This gave more power but less comfort, hence Hinault's subsequent knee trouble...
by pga
12 Mar 2017, 1:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in the 1940s/1950s
Replies: 48
Views: 2397

Re: Cycling in the 1940s/1950s

I was born in 1936 so I have seen the changes over the years. During the war everyone cycled or took the bus. The decade after the war saw cycling at its peak with quiet roads and club cycling at its peak. Cycling to work remained popular in many areas up to the late 1960's. See the 1968 Census figu...
by pga
21 Feb 2017, 8:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cost of Underpasses
Replies: 57
Views: 17790

Re: Cost of Underpasses

It is over 25 years since I was involved in civil engineering costs but the simple fact remains that it is far easier and cheaper to put in an underpass as an essential part of a new road schemes rather than add one at a later date where lack of space, unfavourable ground levels and diversion of exi...
by pga
9 Feb 2017, 10:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: LONDON ROAD DEATHS
Replies: 36
Views: 10069

LONDON ROAD DEATHS

Three London cyclists killed this week leaving behind distressed family, friends, colleagues and fellow cyclists, whether Londoners or not. When is this slaughter going to stop and roads designed to be safe for all road users and not just to appease the motoring lobby? With a hit and run Transport M...
by pga
7 Feb 2017, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BICYCLE SYMBOL OF INDIAN POLITICAL PARTIES
Replies: 2
Views: 416

BICYCLE SYMBOL OF INDIAN POLITICAL PARTIES

What a surprise to find on The Guardian website Pictures of the Day section a marvellous photograph of a supporter of the Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party wearing a model bicycle on his head, holding a bicycle depicting flag and wearing bicycle badges and stickers on his clothing. I was even more surpr...
by pga
5 Feb 2017, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling UK Water bottle ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1558

Re: Cycling UK Water bottle ?

It is a concern that the CTC, or its agents, no longer sell CTC clothing. We do not even get a short sleeve jersey. Perhaps we could prevail upon the new whizz kids at the CTC helm to look into this and produce two or three design options by professional designers and put these to the vote by the wh...
by pga
5 Feb 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Virgin Eastcoast, no cycle spaces..ANYWHERE!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1867

Re: Virgin Eastcoast, no cycle spaces..ANYWHERE!!

Had the same problem several years ago trying to book a cycle on Virgin from Milton Keynes to Oxenholme. In spite of the train leaving Euston in the very early morning the website had no cycle space and the same applied to the rest of the day's trains. I was forced use other companies trains, changi...
by pga
14 Jan 2017, 12:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclists use cycle lanes .... motorists are the road users" - Grayling
Replies: 36
Views: 3899

Re: "Cyclists use cycle lanes .... motorists are the road users" - Grayling

Sadly transport ministers of all parties have never been up the job. Transport is a key issue. We all depend on it and it has a big impact on everyone. Much of this impact is negative, both for the individual and for the community. We see how Chinese and Indian cities are making the same mistakes th...
by pga
13 Jan 2017, 11:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Examples of Bus operators who allow bikes on board.
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: Examples of Bus operators who allow bikes on board.

Stagecoach X5 Oxford-Cambridge bus carries unfolded bikes. Very useful to connect with main line trains at Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford and St Neots.
by pga
30 Dec 2016, 10:58pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wilko's adhesives etc
Replies: 17
Views: 12518

Re: Wilko's adhesives etc

Wilko is good for bulk bird seed and HP printer inks. I think the click and collect prices for the latter are cheaper than the in store ones. The chain grease is made by Weldtite. The small plastic bags for loose ironmongery are very useful for keeping a mobile and cash in on rides. The large size l...
by pga
13 Dec 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Towpath survey (and you really, really should complete this one)
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: Towpath survey (and you really, really should complete this one)

Filled in the survey. Do not agree that speed is the problem. The static users sometimes are a problem but even this is fairly rare.
by pga
16 Nov 2016, 11:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: crank extractor and peg spanner in hand luggage - problem?
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: crank extractor and peg spanner in hand luggage - problem?

The stupidity of all of this - we are more like likely to die from air pollution or being hit by a motor vehicle than by a terrorist attack.
Why do flyers and Eurostar get the full works but not the channel ferries?