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Re: Re, Idiots on bikes

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 5:13pm
A very belated note.

I think someone is trolling - Bakewell is in the Derbyshrie Dales, not in Bolsover Council Area, which is about 15 miles away.

F

Re: Bring back PIF during peak viewing hours?

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 4:47pm
Yes.
Context is everything!

Yonks ago one summer, me and Mrs Mick F went down to a naturist beach not far from St Austell. We sat on the beach with other folk in the nuddy. There was a little shop on the beach where you could buy coffee and cold drinks and stuff, and we called in there wearing nowt. Actually, Mrs Mick F had a handbag over her shoulder.

The young lady behind the counter - perhaps 20? - was fully clothed, and never batted an eyelid at us, or at any other visitors to her shop.

Context is everything.

Re: Re, Idiots on bikes

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 4:06pm
Totally dumb as I'm sure there's a Cycling Pals Battalion somewhere from the First World War. Hang your head in shame guys for doing that at a parade!! Cyclists died in both wars and bicycles helped shape the war, think BSA Para bikes and the bicycle movements done by the Dutch public during the Second World War.

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 4:02pm
A Bianchi road bike. Sadly have neither the money, health or knowledge to keep one. My dream bike was got for £300 about seven years ago a Land Rover G4 Challenge double suspension/double disc 26 ins mountain bike. Plus is one actually used on the expedition vehicles, well a spare, not a shop bought replica-beat that!

Re: Kanchanaburi to dawei

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 3 December 2014 - 3:43pm
Thanks guys
I think that I shall have to revert back to my old plan of going in at mae sot. it looks like the distances between official accommodation is too great in the south for cycling at the moment

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 3:22pm
As I cannot cope with two wheels anymore since my accident .......
I wouldn't mind trying a Newton Double Python .......
But that would be silly money .........
Or an Electric Full Fat ICE Trike ....
Again silly money ......
Both would be head turners and fun ........

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 3:20pm
Bonefishblues wrote:Humorous (or maybe not ) way of using your post to make a different point - that I'll believe 15bn of a politician's promised "investment" when I see it.

You could be right,but the politrickians string pullers need the business.......

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 3:16pm
In answer to the OP's question.If money wasn't an issue...
I'd like a frame with flexible tight radius bend fork ends and light tubeset with clearances to take 700x40mm actual size light tyres (GB's or Hypers) and mudguards.I'm not a lover of lugs or horizontal toptubes,so Tig welded or fillet brazed,compact design,brazeons to take a rack but not carry much weight 3 or 4kgs max,V or effective canti's,high headtube,low stand over,lowish BB.
Understated graphics,and a sober colour scheme,but not too sober eh!

It would basically be a lightweight Vaya with rim brakes and a flexible fork

That shouldn't cost a lot of dosh I'd have thought for the frameset with the right builder.
It would be built up with carefully chosen durable components,with an aimed for weight of around 9 to 10kgs.
Of course it would be steel or Ti

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 2:47pm
Thermostat9 wrote:When the Italian bicycle designer Alessandro Belli heard that Alex had died, he described him thus:

“Maestro Alex Moulton,poet of steel forms.”

Anyone who has ever gazed in wonder on a shining stainless steel spaceframe Moulton will know exactly what he means.

One man's meat and all that,I can appreciate the intricacy and workmanship but 'poet of steel forms'?
It isn't doing it for me.
FWIW it would have to have some serious cycling advantages for me,to warrant the price tag and it's(as I see it)ugliness.

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 2:42pm
reohn2 wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:reohn2 wrote:TBH I think it's a lost cause talking sense to idiots.
The 15Bn will be spent...
No stop it, you're killing me

Will it heck as like (irrespective of the rights and wrongs!).

Care to elaborate?
Humorous (or maybe not ) way of using your post to make a different point - that I'll believe 15bn of a politician's promised "investment" when I see it.

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 2:35pm
Bonefishblues wrote:reohn2 wrote:TBH I think it's a lost cause talking sense to idiots.
The 15Bn will be spent...
No stop it, you're killing me

Will it heck as like (irrespective of the rights and wrongs!).

Care to elaborate?

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 1:47pm
I'd be able to get my knees fixed!

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 1:36pm
I am deeply ashamed, as you can imagine, at my brazen attempt to misrepresent the process used. Still, I'll solder on.

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 1:17pm
Bonefishblues wrote:After all, it's arguably the pinnacle of steel tubing, hard enough to weld on a regular frame....Weld!!!! 'Braze' is the word you were looking for

Re: Acceptable overtake?

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 12:41pm
beardy wrote:The videos just dont get across (to me , at least) how close the overtakes are in real life.
Bonefishblues wrote:This latter one does, I can feel the pass as it's made.
Agreed. First (light coloured) car passes as per the HC; the next (dark coloured) leaves the cyclist less than half the carriagway and already pulling back to avoid oncoming. Had the cyclist had any problems (poor road surface, cross wind etc) the car would not have missed.

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 11:53am
Thermostat9 wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:They seem a bit coy about what exactly their "stainless steel" tubing is - any idea?
No idea. Why would it matter?

(A quick Google suggests Reynolds 953)
Nothing beyond an interest on my part and the failure to name it when looking at the spec of the bikes "aerospace grade" was the term. Just found it slightly at odds with their tech-heavy emphasis, that's all.

(After all, it's arguably the pinnacle of steel tubing, hard enough to weld on a regular frame never mind one with a load of holes in it, so were it me I'd be crowing from the rooftops (and mixing my metaphors ) about it).

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 11:48am
reohn2 wrote:TBH I think it's a lost cause talking sense to idiots.
The 15Bn will be spent...
No stop it, you're killing me

Will it heck as like (irrespective of the rights and wrongs!).

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 11:45am
Bonefishblues wrote:They seem a bit coy about what exactly their "stainless steel" tubing is - any idea?
No idea. Why would it matter?

(A quick Google suggests Reynolds 953)

Re: Road Revolution £15Bn on roads..yet naff all for cycling

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 11:37am
its also a very mean plot against the gullible; locking them into greater car dependency by encouraging them to rely on longer journeys. (I hear that motor fuel tax will not be increased in line with inflation - thereby increasing motoring subsidy as well).

Watch the press for complaints of persecution of beleaguered motorists due to unfair taxation of essential journeys as soon as oil prices start to rise.

Re: If money was not an issue...

CTC Forum - On the road - 3 December 2014 - 11:20am
Ah, obvious thing is obvious now you make me look at it.

They seem a bit coy about what exactly their "stainless steel" tubing is - any idea?
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