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Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 9:26am
1m lumens

Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 9:21am
It's a wind up it didn't happen

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 9:18am
beardy wrote:Carradice do some large saddlebags around 23-24L

Camper Longflap, Super C or (secondhand/NOS) Carradura.

Either hung from the saddle or on a support rack.Just like we did some years ago, before they invented credit cards or carbon fibre come to that. A saddlebag also announces to most Europeans that you are British. For a summer tour I can still get all I need in 3/4 of a Campers Longflap.

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 8:52am
Racks that mount on the quick release axle are available, so you could do that, or get a small trailer is also an option like an extrawheel or something

Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 8:07am
What was the exact offence set out in the summons, including the act and section of the legislation?
Which court heard the case?

Re: Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 8:05am
Shame they don't done same for 50% of all cars

If you get the focus right most lights will do something similar, of course having a glass cover will reduce the incident IR, whilst not reducing brightness at all...

First I've heard of someone being fined for cycle lights that are too bright, but there are a couple of options - assuming you can claim that you will modify or only the lights off road then you ought be able to get them back, then use a fresnel lens on one and turn the other off on the roads (true full beam/dipped beam setup)

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 5:12am
IMG_0310.JPG This is a carbon road bike with no rack fixings. The rack is fitted through a a special hub on the back wheel, not sure if thats what it is called. It cost about £80 fitted at the LBS. On my tour last year two of my friends, this is one of them, used them.

AM enduro stage adelaide

CTC Forum - MTB - 10 January 2015 - 4:27am
http://youtu.be/oWuBN56cf3s



Finally got a KOM on the AM enduro stage 3 in prospect hill woohoo



Hope u enjoy

Re: Whats your love story with your bike?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 2:38am
The bike in my love story is the tandem (our first ever) that Mrs. M-k and I commissioned from DaVinci Designs to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The love in my story is Mrs. M-k.

Illegal bike lights

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 2:06am
Just before Christmas I was cycling home using a pair of lights I had bought off of Amazon from China and was stopped by the police as they had reports from MOP's complaining that my lights dazzled them. Alright, I had 2 lights on the handle bars which maybe was a stupid idea but part of my journey goes up unlit single track country roads and these lights lit up everything for a good 200 yards. They seized the lights and investigated them, finding that the magnification on the bulb and power of it was 1 million lumens and the beam was so powerful that when you put them together, they can burn through paper! I tried to contest it in court and was unsuccessful and fined £65.00 plus costs. Its pretty stupid considering you get fined for riding without lights so either way I would have been fined. I bought some more and uploaded a video to test if 2 of these lights together can burn through paper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t4pqBy7wu4

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 1:54am
Mike Hall did his Round the World trip (setting a new record under the rules at the time) on a Planet X bike loaded like this


(from here)

Rick.

Re: Los Angeles

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 12:43am
You're right Lisa the LA part is pretty dismal, Oxnard in particular is a dump. Long Beach is a bit of a non event too, the name's misleading I saw no beach in Long Beach.

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 10 January 2015 - 12:43am
TonyR wrote:Psamathe wrote:TonyR wrote:Local Authority response version not even started.
What is the "Local Authority response version" ?

Ian

The one where they go out and actually fix the hole.
Round here they've done the fixing OK when I've used FTH to report things in the past. I'll test out the new Android app as there are a couple that have appeared that I've been meaning to report.

Rick

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 10 January 2015 - 12:03am
Personally not a bar bag fan, I do like the HAND-lebar thing but horses for courses.
As an ex shop owner I struggle to recommend bar bags as I feel they just get in the [ . . . ] way.
People do get on with them but mounts & cables present a awkward challenge.
Rixen&Kaul/KlickFix mounts work best for ease of removal IMHO but they all punch a hole in the bag.

It's like voting for politicians, none of them are good enough but if you feel you must have one pick the least worst option,

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 9 January 2015 - 11:12pm
I put a Brooks saddle on a carbon bike for a Dolomite trip and simply hung a Carradice saddle bag. Worked perfectly with the bonus of being comfortable and light. Also got cheered by some Sky vans in Italy at the time, who else but Brits would be slogging up long hills with bulging saddle bags ...

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 9 January 2015 - 10:49pm
Psamathe wrote:TonyR wrote:Local Authority response version not even started.
What is the "Local Authority response version" ?

Ian

The one where they go out and actually fix the hole.

Re: FillThatHole - Dying ? Come on CTC

CTC Forum - On the road - 9 January 2015 - 10:42pm
gaz wrote:Cycleclips has announced the release of the Android version on Google Play.
“This app is incompatible with your device.”

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 9 January 2015 - 10:36pm
Carradice do some large saddlebags around 23-24L

Camper Longflap, Super C or (secondhand/NOS) Carradura.

Either hung from the saddle or on a support rack.

Re: new cycling paths

CTC Forum - On the road - 9 January 2015 - 10:36pm
TrevA wrote:There was a report on Bbc Breakfast East Mids about a campaign to have riverside cyclepath between Derby and Matlock. I don't know if it will come to anything but it would be quite a useful route, avoiding the busy A6 and will also link up with the other riverside paths in Derby and could also link up with the High Peak Trail at Cromford.
That'll (mostly) be the Cromford Canal, I'd guess. It'll be a beautiful canal when it's restored, and offering a shared-use footpath/cycleway on the towpath is a good way for the restoration society to get funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (or similar). But it's a long-term project - certainly don't expect it within 10 years, and if it happens within 20 I'd be delighted.

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 9 January 2015 - 10:33pm
I've said this one or two million times before, but look into the Xootr Crossrack as a nifty way to mount a single pannier on your seat post. Anna and I both have them on our folders and swear by them. Two weeks? I think I could, at a pinch.
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