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by tatanab
12 Oct 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling on Footpaths
Replies: 39
Views: 1321

Re: Cycling on Footpaths

pete75 wrote:50 years is long enough for it to have become established don't you think.
Yes. My point was that cyclists use bridleways as a specific exception to other types of carriage.
by tatanab
12 Oct 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling on Footpaths
Replies: 39
Views: 1321

Re: Cycling on Footpaths

Normally, a bicycle is a vehicle and a carriage. However, it's not a motor vehicle or mechanically-propelled vehicle. I think the closest similar vehicle in law is a horse-drawn carriage. Not sure about that. I think it's closer to horse and rider. Both riders and cyclists have right of way on a br...
by tatanab
5 Oct 2018, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental brakes - Wrong way round
Replies: 114
Views: 2915

Re: Continental brakes - Wrong way round

Mick F wrote:I'd be braking very hard or very suddenly on the rear to get a lock-up.

I have 8 machines, of which only 3 have rear brakes. When I get on one of those it is usual for me to temporarily lock the back wheel when braking for the first few occasions, until I recalibrate myself.
by tatanab
2 Oct 2018, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Sidi tend to be a narrow.personally I wouldn’t buy shoes I couldn’t try on, regardless of how cheap they are. Shoes that don’t fit correctly are expensive mistake. Sidi do a wider fitting range as well. Mega is available in a couple of styles such as the Genius and Dominator which is what I used fo...
by tatanab
30 Sep 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sidi shoe sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Sidi shoe sizing

Many years ago I had some Shimano shoes size 42 which fitted my size 8 feet. When I changed to Sidi I needed 43.
by tatanab
28 Sep 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sinclair 30 years ahead of everyone?
Replies: 43
Views: 1371

Re: Sinclair 30 years ahead of everyone?

kwackers wrote:Due to his height he would have presumably assumed he could see anything coming over the bricks - but he wouldn't have been able to see a recumbent.
Or a Lotus 7.
by tatanab
28 Sep 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Carradice bag supports (SQR vs Bagman QR)

It has been some years since I used one, but I recall that an SQR will raise the top of the bag to slightly above saddle level versus below that level for the Bagman. Hence the short answer is - yes the SQR will allow the bag to retain it's shape dependant on load. The thing to be aware of is that t...
by tatanab
27 Sep 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1676

Re: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?

When I went for an interview for a job at an arms manufacturer the first question i was asked was "if you get this job do you realise you are going to be in the killing business, have you got any objections to that? About the time of the Falklands I worked for BAe Guided Weapons Div'n and we h...
by tatanab
24 Sep 2018, 7:12am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
How do you tuck your feet in with a quilt?
Thermarest quilts have a footbox into which you tuck the end of your mat. Your feet do not stick out unless you choose to do so.
by tatanab
22 Sep 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter wear tights
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Winter wear tights

Buy direct from the manufacturer, Lusso https://lusso.bike/product-category/mens/bibtights/
by tatanab
21 Sep 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ALDI cycling special - Sun, Sep 30
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: ALDI cycling special - Sun, Sep 30

TENN - I use their very thinly padded undershorts, which is the way I like them https://tenn.global/collections/all/pro ... ndershorts but I've had and discarded some of their tights. I found sizing to be very strange and so is the shape with quite a low back.
by tatanab
21 Sep 2018, 5:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 794

Re: Have you used a down quilt instead of a bag?

Yes, I use a Thermarest quilt https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/sleeping-bags-c21/sleeping-bags-c88/thermarest-corus-hd-quilt-down-blanket-p9726 I've been using these for about 6 years now. I like them because they are low bulk having no zips baffles or hood, all of which get in t...
by tatanab
20 Sep 2018, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another DT GCSE - Problems with current products
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Another DT GCSE - make cycling more accessable to the non-cyclist

Accessible - please explain what you mean.
by tatanab
20 Sep 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: light & fast three wheeled bike ( a.k.a. tricycle )
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: light & fast three wheeled bike ( a.k.a. tricycle )

Newton trikes a.k.a the Welsh trike was available as a conversion kit or a purpose built machine, both solo and tandem. Note the past tense. As a result of a house move the business is no more. Advantages- bicyclists seem to be able to cope with 2 front wheels more easily than 2 rear, at least at lo...
by tatanab
20 Sep 2018, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: light & fast three wheeled bike ( a.k.a. tricycle )
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: three wheeled bike

That is a TRICYCLE. Modern frame builders are Trykit http://www.trykit.com/ and Longstaff https://longstaffcycles.com/ A moderately equipped custom built machine will cost in the order of £4000. Historic builders (meaning the last 50 years) include Ken Rogers, Higgins, Swallow, and several builders ...