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by carlislemike
12 Aug 2015, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parked cars blocking shared use path
Replies: 32
Views: 7269

Re: Parked cars blocking shared use path

Shute! The car is causing an obstruction; you cycle past carefully and the wing mirror gets pinged; it's not your fault so why worry. Boudicca style wheel hubs may be a better option if that doesn't work!
by carlislemike
22 Jul 2015, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrian's Wall
Replies: 0
Views: 1805

Hadrian's Wall

Just looked at the NCN route for Hadrian's Cycleway. It doesn't actually follow the Roman Wall that much. The B6318 comes closest by far and has both Housteads and several good local pubs alongside if my memory serves me well, Is it about accommodation or what as contour wise, it seem reasonably sim...
by carlislemike
1 Jun 2015, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords
Replies: 70
Views: 4750

Re: Halfords

I know this thread had kind of sunk back into the depths but I thought I would return it to life and give my two pence worth having worked as a cycle mechanic there for a year while at uni. Firstly the people who work there, generally commented to be spotty teenagers who are incompetent and know no...
by carlislemike
20 Feb 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't I use Wiggle?
Replies: 105
Views: 19046

Re: Why don't I use Wiggle?

I have in the past ordered successfully from Wiggle;but recently the service provided has been awful. I had problems accessing a parcel via a collection point which took a deal of time to sort despite having paid for the privilege, I recently ordered some items which were to be sent within 4 working...
by carlislemike
7 Feb 2015, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Jumble website
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Bike Jumble website

Thanks for that. Much obliged, Mike
by carlislemike
5 Feb 2015, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Jumble website
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Bike Jumble website

I may be missing some link on my computer but I can't find that excellent listing of Bike Jumbles which I thought I had at http://www.bikejumbles.co.uk/. Any ideas?

Mike
by carlislemike
7 Jan 2015, 4:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with prescription glasses
Replies: 23
Views: 2605

Re: Touring with prescription glasses

Seems there is a trend here; I too have Optilabs photochromic varifocals that I use for cycling. Brilliant for me and a range of frames and lens options are available on line and in store. I had a small issue when one lens fell out as a result of being in an overly warm car. No fuss refitting for no...
by carlislemike
10 Nov 2014, 10:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Chris Boardman on TV
Replies: 10
Views: 2437

Re: Chris Boardman on TV

My god; mein gott: any one of us who thinks the Daily Wellygraf represents calm, collected thought, ought to think again. There's as much thought in these 'conservative' responses as there is amongst the tin tack throwers in the New Forest. Why give them any credence. Ride on with or without a helme...
by carlislemike
3 Nov 2014, 11:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cumbrian Coast Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Cumbrian Coast Railways

Thanks for the reassurance. On checking, I last used the Barrow-Carlisle line in 1970! By that time we had lost the Silloth line and other local links. Now I'm retired I'm trying to reclaim my youth sans British Rail!
by carlislemike
2 Nov 2014, 11:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cumbrian Coast Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Cumbrian Coast Railways

Northern Rail run this service. I haven't been on this service for 40 years hence the question which follows. Is it possible to get from Wigton or Maryport easily to Carlisle as I see they have a 2 cycles per train policy and the train sets out from the tip of South Cumbria/ North Lancs to Carlisle ...
by carlislemike
29 Jul 2014, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ring, ring?
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Re: Ring, ring?

God you are so polite! I was walking in New York and was made aware as I was about to cross the road, that a cyclist / courier was heading to that part of the road at some velocity. His chosen method of announcing his approach, was loud whistle blast using the whistle type I was familiar with when r...
by carlislemike
2 Jun 2014, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement steel forks
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: Replacement steel forks

Thank you ever so much especially Brucey's pic of the Witcomb. I will have to sort it out for the summer but really have a rebuild rethought in the winter when I can revert to LHT or CX.
by carlislemike
27 May 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement steel forks
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Replacement steel forks

I have an old road bike frame; possibly a Witcomb but that isn't the important thing. I want to replace the wheels with 700c but found that the fork size was so much greater that I can't get my current brakes nor a new set of Miche oversize to fit. could the old forks be for a 28 in wheel? Can I rep...
by carlislemike
26 May 2014, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement

Thank you for all this info. I think I may go down the Garmin eTrex 10 route. Thanks again, Mike
by carlislemike
21 May 2014, 8:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement

Ok, probably covered elsewhere but here goes:- I want a means to measure speed and distance over rides. I don't want an all singing / dancing gps at £££. I had a small Cateye which ran via a 'transponder' thing on the front fork to the screen on the bars. a) it's died, b) it was a faff swapping betw...