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by subandean
11 Nov 2008, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: self build LED front lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

self build LED front lights

I would like to convert a Lumicycle halogen light head into a LED headlamp sufficiently bright and focussed to use on unlit roads and run off my 12v NiCd battery. Has anyone else successfully done this?

Alternately does anyone have instructions on building a lamp from scratch?

thanks

:)
by subandean
8 Sep 2008, 4:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tour of Britain.
Replies: 28
Views: 2759

ToB

Watched Ian Stannard ride solo up Streatley Hill with the peleton just over a minute behind him. The 16% section had them out of the saddle and grunting with effort - but riding much faster than we have ever ridden it!!! It may have been a short hill by TdF standard but the riders at the back looked...
by subandean
1 Sep 2008, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bad experience
Replies: 1
Views: 579

bad experience

sun was shining for the first time in weeks so we went out on the tandem on Saturday - unfortunately it was the most stressful ride for a long time: 1, on single track lane an approaching BMW5 comes tanking round the bend - up on the verge to miss wiping us out 2. 5 miles up the road on narrow lane ...
by subandean
1 Sep 2008, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tour of Britain.
Replies: 28
Views: 2759

it will pass the end of our road then through the village on Monday - signs have been up for 2 weeks and the locals are asking questions - local rag said roads will be closed for 15 minute intervals through the day - confused the hell out of our neighbours!!! should be good - and it is on ITV4 each ...
by subandean
22 Aug 2008, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: does using clip in pedals increase speed??
Replies: 48
Views: 6292

What a great debate - I am amazed how many different views have been expressed. Having used clipless pedals for over 10 years I personally would never go back to clips but if it suits your riding then use them. Regarding efficiency then clipless win every time. If your feet come out on the up stroke...
by subandean
19 Aug 2008, 10:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympic fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Olympic fatigue

having enjoyed the brilliant show put on GB cycling team these past few days I need a rest! - Olympic inspired PB's on Monday's and Tuesday's commute to work have taken their toll and a recovery ride is called for. To win 7 out of 10 golds on offer on the track is a fantastic achievement, plus Cooke...
by subandean
12 Aug 2008, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: south africa
Replies: 2
Views: 551

south africa

I am looking to try and fit some touring onto a business trip to Capetown in early November.
Can anyone offer advice on routes, safety, maybe organised tours.
Cheers
by subandean
6 Aug 2008, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: B&B near Clun?
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

clun YHA

I stayed at Clun YHA with my son - it was our final night of a Welsh mountain tour before heading to Shrewsbury. Fantastic place - we cooked a monster meal, sat in the evening sunshine and had a long discussion with the brilliant volunteer wardens - a real gem of a place.
:D :D :D
by subandean
12 Jul 2008, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports with cycle-friendly feeder roads
Replies: 37
Views: 4150

bike friendly airports

London Heathrow is easy

get the CTCinfo leaflet - we hae cycled from Hayes Harlington station in and out of the airport - on one occasion straight into the terminal building!! The approach tunnels are OK and there are cycle path provision. :lol: :lol:
by subandean
12 Jul 2008, 8:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cycle lanes
Replies: 2
Views: 732

cycle lanes

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An example of a cycle lane Chinese style - photo taken in Shekou a suburb of Shenzen, across from Hong Kong
by subandean
23 Mar 2008, 11:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Cuba

thinking of taking our bikes to Cuba on tour - read a post about bikes going missing at the airport after checkin - any one have any experience of flying out of Cuba with their bikes?

cheers :D
by subandean
23 Mar 2008, 11:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help getting out of Heathrow
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

If you have just arrived from Seattle the ride from LHR to Guildford may be too much. Try the Central bus station in LHR - you may be able to take your bike on the bus. If not then an alternate you may wish to consider is to ride to Hayes & Harlington station (about 3 miles on cycle paths) where...
by subandean
14 Mar 2008, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why.......
Replies: 2
Views: 639

why.......

......does the ctc not issue memberdhip cards to family members? Every year we receive one card and the statement saying some committee decided to stop issuing family cards and you have to ring the 0870 number. So you do this, then wait for ages racking up the phone bill before a very helpful person...
by subandean
26 Dec 2007, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Starting up with a tandem?
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

If you and your partner are of different cycling abilities and she trusts you then I would recommend the tandem. You no longer have to wait in the cold, she is no longer trying to catch up and on the flat you will cruise at a much faster pace than on your solos. Uphill is slower but the effort is re...
by subandean
18 Oct 2007, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devizes - BOA canal path
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Of course the strange British rule of giving motorists priority at cycle path junctions has resulted in £100,000's wasted on those stupid "Cyclists Dismount"signs at every junction. Priorities should be changed in favour of the cyclist and motorists liable. But that is such a European atti...