This subject was discussed earlier this year here.
Brilliant.i couldnt find this one.has been a great help.if not then i think i may attach a plastic bar under the bag and use that.
Thanks alot for all the help.
You might as well walk next to your bike.
There should be a mass protest of everyone running next to their bikes.
Going faster than 5mph but not actually cycling.
Handbrake only works on the back wheels, so if you lift them up you can roll the car (as long as it's not in gear).
A trick that may help with that is to remove the tandem front wheel and hang by rear wheel instead.
Play on Pedals and volunteers from the Bike Station spent yesterday visiting nurseries across the North East of Glasgow to collect children’s bikes, trikes and scooters in varying states of disrepair.
Delivered with support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery as part of the wider Play on Pedals project, these bikes are now with the mechanics at the Bike Station and over the next week will be restored with punctures fixed, pedals refitted, brake cables replaced and bolts tightened. Father Christmas has kindly offered to take time from his busy schedule to visit children from participating nurseries in early December and return these newly restored bikes; in the New Year staff from these nurseries will be invited to an Instructor training day.
As a pilot nursery bike swap, this initiative was helpful in highlighting the variety of tricycles, scooters and limited pedal bikes that exist in NE Glasgow’s nurseries. It has also demonstrated the reality for many of the nurseries in the North East of the city; that most do not have access to any form of balance or pedal bikes and few to tricycles or scooters. In the development of the bike swap, local authority and private partnership nurseries across the NE were contacted and given the opportunity to participate; despite almost all being keen to include cycling training in their nurseries and eager to train their staff as instructors, many simply did not currently have bikes to put forward for refurbishment.
Play on Pedals therefore is contributing to a changing approach to early years cycling development in Glasgow by providing a much needed resource for nurseries – both through the loan scheme of the Play on Pedals balance and pedal bike fleet and the refurbishing of existing bikes.
In addition, the bike amnesty currently being organised through the Bike Station will bring in donated children’s bikes to increase the numbers of second hand bikes that nurseries can use. If you have any children’s bikes sitting rusting in a shed or outgrown by your children that you wish to donate to the Bike Station to use within Play on Pedals, please find out more information here.
In the New Year, Play on Pedals and the Bike Station will be carrying out community focused bike swaps, encouraging children’s bikes to be swapped at local community events across the city.
Some of the few nurseries we visited yesterday that had pedal bikes included:
I have cycled most of dartmoor's ridable paths and the fords and unridable heather on a non compact 13 -34 x 26 36 46 and it was only two minutes before my missus phoned me on the Tour update to say Schleck had droped his chain that I unshipped with a double shift, the very first time that bike owned since 96 and the first time since the early eightes on any bike.
Last problem was a broken KMC cheapy recycled from a skip bike.
On my current skip trainer I recently took two links out of the chain as compact needs less range and even when it was longer on my fith recycled chain which I take off when I hit 1 % stretch on a broken chain (above) and no chain loss.
Like motorcycles the chain is probably the item that receives less attention but needs just so maintainance..............
This subject was discussed earlier this year here.
Battery lights on the other hand, are all made to mount on a handlebar, and assume you are some kind of sport cyclist who has nothing else on his bike, so you can't easily buy alternative fittings and those that you may nevertheless find in shops look like a kludge, with ugly bits of tube mounted on stalks - that may or may not be high enough to let your lamp shine over the top of a bar bag and if they are that high they'll catch on things whilst impeding access to said bag.
A possibly better idea is to lengthen the strap on your head-torch (that you'll want anyway in case of a puncture in the dark, certainly if this is a camping tour) and make your bar-bag wear it - on those hopefully rare occasions when you're still riding after dark. It won't be an 'approved' bike lamp, but since very few battery bike lamps are approved anyway, that's no odds.
For cycling the latest version of Aldi winter gloves are good for up to a couple of hours of continuous hard rain before the damp penetrates and even then are very warm so at the price I recommend them (but you will have to wait for next year's sale now).
Sounds like an old roadie myth to me. I've always employed the biggest sprockets available and been no stranger to rough-stuff, but so far this worker has yet to lose his chains!
Ten or even nine sprockets between 11 and only 25 teeth must also necessarily be closer in size to one another, providing finer tuning than anyone needs unless they are racing at their physical limit and at a speed dictated by other riders, rather than their own preferred cadence. For normal riding, such close-ratio cassettes a bit of a nuisance, since they oblige one to shift more often than is convenient, or two gears at a time, when accelerating from the lights and adjusting speed to a changing gradient.
Now we have so many sprockets in back, as a given, simply because more gears sells bikes so that's how it must be if you want decent quality equipment, I don't know why any practical cyclist, who uses their bike as vehicle rather than a toy, bothers with anything less than the biggest cassette that'll work on their bike.
This is definitely true. Four years ago we went on holiday to France using trains and buses. Our last stage was Limoges to Poitiers to pick up the TGV back to Paris. On that day (which was a Monday) there were three journeys available and you can compare the two cities to say York to Derby (where there is probably 23 services a day). Not only that but a substantial amount of the journey was on a single track only. Finally on that holiday, where we probably used seven or eight train services three of them had bus replacement services.
If anyone can help that is much appreciated.
Can you really travel in Germany or France or Netherlands at the kind of prices you can pay for Advance tickets in Britain? It really is a bit more complicated than "it's cheaper elsewhere".
One of the reasons that trains are cheaper in other countries is that they subsidise them more comprehensively. One of the reasons they can afford that is that they often make less intensive use of trains than we do, services are actually inferior. I was surprised to discover that even the Netherlands has less dense railway coverage than Britain. If you want British trains to be cheaper all the time, then inevitably subsidies have to rise. And with higher subsidies, there'll be less spending on railway improvements. It's very easy to say "I'd like the government to spend more money on this" and less easy to suggest what he should spend less on in consequence.
Just a heads-up to anyone using the stretch of route 55 from the A5082 Cleggs Lane in Little Hulton to the B5229 Parrin lane at Worsley Golf Club/Patricroft.
The Roe Green section is closed from under the East Lancashire Road to the M60 for 14 weeks due to resurfacing work.
I only discovered it as I ran into this...
having not seen one single warning notice from Salford Council or Urban Vision on previous rides anywhere along the route. Lovely.
Looks like I'm back to risking my neck on main roads and roundabouts for a while.
I only discovered this info after some ridiculous amount of googling ... http://www.urbanvision.org.uk/news/roe- ... rovements/