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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 min 27 sec ago
Well done Nuke
I got within a 1000miles of it a couple of years back and was thwarted by illness and injury ,since then I've not managed to get much over 7500miles for various reasons.

Re: Lewes Road Brighton- new facility any good?

CTC Forum - On the road - 20 min 10 sec ago
Pete Owens wrote:niggle wrote:I see what your saying, but the issue will only be with other traffic wanting to enter the left turn lane for Hollingdean Road, the cycle lane is continuous and compulsory before and immediately after the bus stop and protected by being raised by 50mm then 25mm ...

And in case you missed the other thread, here is news of a number of cyclists enjoying that "protection"
http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11680082._Death_trap__cycle_lane_claims_fourth_victim/?ref=mr
Oh dear. Has it been built with square edges instead of sloping ones? I see now that the previously-linked plan doesn't say anything about transitions either way.

Still, a (nother) build error doesn't mean the basic idea wasn't sound... and it doesn't seem to be the bus stop that Pete Owens objected to which is the problem.

Nevertheless, I do agree that changing it to conventional two-way streets instead of a gyratory would be best, whether or not there are cycleways adjacent.

Re: tyre difference

CTC Forum - MTB - 30 min 24 sec ago
Schwalbe rocket ron up front and racing ralph up back seem to be a popular combo.

I currently have a pair of rocket ron fitted which seem pretty decent, fast rolling and llight compared to the draggy kenda ones my bike came with, and can cope with a bit of rough stuff too.

They are more cross country tyres though so as suggested above, if you are generally riding hard ground you might be better looking for a tyre with a solid or semi solid centre tread, with some knobbles on the outer sides.

Edit; I went for the folding version, mainly due to the weight saving over the wired ones, but they have the added bonus of being really easy to fit, you can fit and remove them by hand as opposed to using leavers if you partially inflate the tube.

Re: Touring wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 16 min ago
I think it more likely that he was suggesting the sort of wheels that he likes and thinks suitable.

Compared to other wheels that they sell, these may be a more solid pair.

The love of conventional 36 spoke wheels is more prominent here on this forum than it is most other places. When you are not getting told that what you really need is a hubgear anyway.

Look around and listen to all the different viewpoints before deciding, I dont think many of the options are actually bad options.

I like wheels that I can make myself, repair by replacing a spoke for 50p or re-rim for £18 but not everybody has the same priorities.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 22 min ago
Congratulations.

I would have to smash my computer before even considering that much time in the saddle.
Then put the kids up for adoption.

Re: Touring wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 27 min ago
i suspect they didnt have anything suitable and tried to palm me off with any old set of wheels to make a sale

10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 34 min ago
I have been trying to do 10,000 miles in year for the last 4, And have been twarted by weather, injury and work but this year I have managed it. Finally passed the 10,000 mile mark for the year this morning

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 39 min ago
It makes sense to me, almost everybody who has tried to rob me spoke a foreign language.

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 46 min ago
Sorry, Somebodsy told somebody else that a foreigner ?

What is this a UKIP party political broadcast ?

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 55 min ago
Shootist wrote:A cyclist stopped at traffic lights? Oh, come on now.

Yeh, especially in London

Re: Touring wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 9 min ago
molzor wrote:i just spoke to a wiggle online representative who recommended me these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/pro-lite-bracci ... ustReviews

he claims they are very strong and hold up to 200kg

20/24 spokes, is he mad?


I have a broadband speed of up to 8MB/s. If I get two then I am having a good day.

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 13 min ago
Well with cars ramming them from behind, buses crushing them or thieves lifting their bags if they do, they now have an excuse.

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 30 min ago
A cyclist stopped at traffic lights? Oh, come on now.

Re: TOURING 2015

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 40 min ago
Not quite the exotic locations of some tours on here, but I'll be doing the Hebrides and west coast thing next year.
Going with a pal, which will be a nice change as my touring is generally done on my lonesome.

Re: Touring wheels

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 43 min ago
molzor wrote:i just spoke to a wiggle online representative who recommended me these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/pro-lite-bracci ... ustReviews

he claims they are very strong and hold up to 200kg

20/24 spokes, is he mad?
Yes, he's mad. Those are training /recreational use wheels, and the largest tyre they will take is probably 25 mm wide. You might be able to fit 28 mm tyres. But, IMO, you're better off with what you have.

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 46 min ago
I didnt know about that, thanks for the news. Cant say I have seen any people hanging around traffic lights that I use. It used to be people washing car windscreens then asking to be paid, but I havent seen that for some time

Re: Another death

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 5 min ago
niggle wrote:....IMO this would belong in the 'Too Lenient' thread if he met the crieria of having killed a cyclist...
It still should IMHO.
The sentence is disgraceful!

Re: Thorn Raven Tour.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 hours 12 min ago
Gearoidmuar wrote:Very strongly built, Rohloff, extremely wear-resistant rims, Rigida Andra, V-brakes with Swissstop Blue blocks. I've had this bike for the last five years. It's brilliant.
Preceding it as touring bikes were 8 other bikes. This is the best.

But as RonK didn't like his Rolhoff equipped what looks to be a pretty fine tourer on paper,it goes to show not everyone likes the same,similarly so the LHT/DT.
Different strokes an all that.....

Re: Default tourer?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 hours 15 min ago
TrevA wrote:Perhaps this thread should be retitled Default Expedition Tourer? I've never seen an LHT in the flesh. ride with your local Ctc section and you'll find that Galaxies, Panoramas, Thorns and Hewitts still dominate.
You maybe right,and I think PH has a point regarding how much of a load people tour with and mileage loaded v unloaded.
If loaded is for a two or three weeks a year and as an only bike the rest of the time used unloaded,maybe there are better options available.

Thorn Raven Tour.

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 hours 20 min ago
Very strongly built, Rohloff, extremely wear-resistant rims, Rigida Andra, V-brakes with Swissstop Blue blocks. I've had this bike for the last five years. It's brilliant.
Preceding it as touring bikes were 8 other bikes. This is the best.
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