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Re: Accident waiting to happen.

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 6 min ago
MrD wrote:There is no give way marking for road traffic heading south, and I don't recall any give way signs.

If all works seem complete I'd suggest that you ask Bristol City Council why the scheme has not been delivered "to plan".

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 11 min ago
An even more ambitious target for next year -more than 76.065 miles

http://www.oneyeartimetrial.org.uk/

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 13 min ago
I still have 200miles to go, well done cos i know how hard it is to do..

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 1 hour 34 min ago
Vorpal wrote:If I added my cycling miles to my driving miles, I don't know if I'd get over 10000.
I'm about there I reckon, slightly more.

4,000odd on the bike, 6,000odd in the car.

10,000 miles on a bike = respect.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 3 min ago
Well Done

I don't think I've ever had more about 5000 or 6000 miles in a year. Maybe when I was a teenager, but I never kept track, then.

If I added my cycling miles to my driving miles, I don't know if I'd get over 10000.

Enjoy the sense of accomplishment

Re: Default tourer?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 14 min ago
reohn2 wrote:RonK wrote:IMO it looks like a good bike and well specced,but DT/LHT is well worth the £1100(+£400 to load it) asking price in Europe whereas the Vivente isn't the same bargain @ £1820 and considering the supplier is a looonnnggg way of for any warranty claim,things start to look a little one sided from my POV.
In NZ/Oz that balance tips the other way maybe.
Anything bike here is very expensive. It's the reason why we are Wiggles biggest market. So making comparisons with UK prices is pointless.

My point in mentioning the VWR is that any manufacturer can produce a bike as good or better than the LHT and sell it at a competitive price.

To buy a similarly equipped LHT here will cost a third as much again as a VWR.

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 26 min ago
PH wrote:What makes it objectionable is it doesn't add anything to the information. If true and I've heard plenty of similar stories without ever seeing any facts, he stole it because he was a thieving scumbag, not because of his nationality.

It is the information! It's a fact! It's a description! It's a question specifically asked by the police. So there shouldn't be any objection!

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 44 min ago
What makes it objectionable is it doesn't add anything to the information. If true and I've heard plenty of similar stories without ever seeing any facts, he stole it because he was a thieving scumbag, not because of his nationality.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 53 min ago
Wow!
Today is Day 356.

Very impressive to say the least.
10,000miles in 356 days is 28.09miles a day average.
That's 28miles every day seven days a week.

If you were like me and only rode (say) three days a week, it would mean 65miles every time I went out.

Re: A few photo's from Kyrgyzstan

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 2 hours 56 min ago
Stunning! Looks a great place to tour unless you need a pee behind a tree! Roads look in good condition.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 11 min ago
WOW !!!

That is impressive !

Well Done !

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 14 min ago
NUKe wrote:Sorry, Somebodsy told somebody else that a foreigner ?

What is this a UKIP party political broadcast ?

I knew when writing that it'd get a reaction Seriously though, even when something is fact you have to think twice about mentioning it! As the guy that was telling me said "when the police took a statement, I stammered over mentioning that the lads spoke with an eastern European accent in case I sounded racist"

Re: Should I just stick with 26" wheels?

CTC Forum - MTB - 3 hours 33 min ago
I don't see any reason not to go for a 26 before a 29, the generally cheaper choice and bigger range of tyres being the main reason.

Unless you have a specific reason to go 29, I probably wouldn't bother.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 hours 38 min 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 - 3 hours 40 min 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 - 3 hours 50 min 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 - 4 hours 36 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 - 4 hours 42 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 - 4 hours 47 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
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