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by Ant
21 Apr 2013, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bargain,bulky,bag.
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Bargain,bulky,bag.

Wrt that lidl rack. It weighs 750g which is a bit much for a clip on rack. I haven't unwrapped it properly as I might return it. I was wanting a lighter weight luggage solution on my bike for summer, but this thing weighs the same as my pannier rack! Otoh I might keep it as the main heavy bits are q...
by Ant
19 Apr 2013, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Considering a pedelec - shock horror
Replies: 26
Views: 4194

Re: Considering a pedelec - shock horror

Chris, my commute is also 10 mile each way. Hilly and often with strong headwinds both ways! (A curious side effect of the Aire valley). I too ride 3 or 4 days out of five although this is because I am part time. Last year I was thinking seriously about electric assistance. This was prompted by me s...
by Ant
19 Apr 2013, 2:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3832

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

Wisest of wise words! I was admiring a colleagues' new bike this morning (coincidentally a Boardman hybrid) and asked him "don't you miss your mudguards?" (It lashed it down this morning) He replied "oh yeah, having some fitted as soon as I take it in for a service!" To the OP, h...
by Ant
18 Apr 2013, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: touring set up bike wise ? - what bike ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: touring set up bike wise ? - what bike ??

Hi dub

Check out the kona sutra on crc ATM. Bargain and everything you are looking for...
by Ant
18 Apr 2013, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3832

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I would recommend the hybrid because: The road bike you are looking at is a "racer" and therefore not well suited to heavy traffic. The tyres are too narrow for ropey roads, there might not be room for proper mudguards (which are essential) and the frame angles will put you in a less comfo...
by Ant
17 Apr 2013, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bargain,bulky,bag.
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Bargain,bulky,bag.

That is very cool. I'm after a bar bag but am really hampered by bar top levers and the gear cable from my right shifter. Might well have a punt on that front rack and the same bag if I can get hold of one. Incidentally do you know what the bag weighs and the inner dimensions of the main bit, specif...
by Ant
15 Apr 2013, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Maintenance Stands
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

I have one of these and have been very happy with it so far, although it's use has been mostly limited to cleaning duties and new chains as my bikes don't need a huge amount of maintenance. I did install a bottom bracket and crankset and that was pretty easy with this stand. It has long legs and fee...
by Ant
8 Apr 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My legs hurt
Replies: 51
Views: 3860

Re: My legs hurt

Hi Dave I've been riding a bike on and off my whole life. After a change in work routine a few years back which meant I didn't ride much for some months I then changed jobs again to a hilly 20 mile round trip commute. The first week of this followed a long winter (and short spring) of no riding at a...
by Ant
6 Apr 2013, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Classic and Raleigh Nitro
Replies: 7
Views: 2860

Re: Raleigh Classic and Raleigh Nitro

The Raleigh Classic is a great bike, I had one for some years. I have to say that the paintwork and chromed forks ends and dropouts are one of the great things about it so if these are not in good nick then maybe give it a miss.... The racks are good quality too and the original rear mech was titani...
by Ant
5 Apr 2013, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Made
Replies: 30
Views: 1672

Re: British Made

Crud mudguards are made in Pickering. They are pretty handy too, at least the MTB ones...
by Ant
5 Apr 2013, 3:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Inconsistent sentencing
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Re: Inconsistent sentencing

The judge should have their DNA extracted and injected directly into the brains of magistrates up and down the land. And level crossings should be installed at every major road junction... :lol:
by Ant
5 Apr 2013, 3:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tevez
Replies: 40
Views: 1989

Re: Tevez

When you look at UK sentencing guidelines for driving without insurance, it seems that Tevez's sentence actually is rather harsh. His original ban was in itself a relatively harsh punishment for I believe two speeding offences which for whatever reasons he ignored after receiving a summons. He has n...
by Ant
19 Mar 2013, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 100% Car ownership globally=gridlock?
Replies: 38
Views: 2018

Re: 100% Car ownership globally=gridlock?

I think that predictions of oil reserves are so difficult as to be currently irrelevant. What is certain is that they WILL run out (if not actually, then economically) and that the various uses of oil render it far too valuable to be wasted on cars. This fact has been recognised by most and steps ar...
by Ant
10 Mar 2013, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Lanes & Parking
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Re: Cycle Lanes & Parking

Hate to be so negative, but cycle lanes in the UK are largely pointless, in my experience at least. I always chuckle inwardly when I pass Woodrup cycles in Leeds as there always seems to be a car or van parked outside, forcing me out of the cycle lane and into the busy road... Not that this is Woodr...
by Ant
7 Mar 2013, 8:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good workplace cycle storage
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: Good workplace cycle storage

hi all - sorry but steel yourself for a very self satisfied post! I think I'm pretty lucky. We have a covered area with several sheffield stands. It is secured by an electronic lock and the wall is thick see through perspex over a steel frame, so the bikes are always visible (apart from when covered...