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by Ontherivet77
16 Apr 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

I tried one and it did put me in a more upright position, but I didn't like the look of it and replaced it with one of these :
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/stems/80-ir ... mp-silver/
The steep angle puts you in a similar position but feels much more solid.
by Ontherivet77
12 Apr 2019, 8:21am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Kona Sutra 56cm
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Kona Sutra 56cm

Any chance of some pictures of the actual bike?
by Ontherivet77
30 Mar 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 2820

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

Am I to assume that if Prof Winston had got into an argument with a fellow pedestrian who had kicked him, he would then be calling for all pedestrians to carry ID numbers?
by Ontherivet77
25 Mar 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?
Replies: 42
Views: 5223

Re: How we can live in peace with the pedestrian public?

It's not a Them and Us problem between cyclists and <insert other transport-using group of choice here> , it's a problem between reasonable people (be they on bikes, foot, in cars, whatever) and abject tossers. The majority if the pedestrian public, dog-walkers included, are IME entirely reasonable...
by Ontherivet77
19 Mar 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 66
Views: 5759

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

I don't care much who is paying the wages, most of the team's in cycling have a skeleton in the closet. But it is good to get behind British riders such as Thomas, Rowe, Froome and (previously) Wiggins. I've always thought that the Jiffy Bag scandal was a storm in a tea cup and that's not naivety I'...
by Ontherivet77
12 Feb 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 3575

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

If the engine is no good, you can spend as much as you like on a fancy bike, you’ll still get passed by a bloke with board shorts and flip flops, on a 5.99 BSO. Michael Hutchinson makes a similar point in his book "The Hour", he put it down to the differences in VO2 max etc that we are bo...
by Ontherivet77
8 Feb 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8358

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

I currently use a stripped down Touring bike, which has advantages of having full mudguards, is the style of bike I'm most used to and is fairly low in weight whilst having decent puncture proof and grippy tyres. I have used quite a few different styles in the past so here's my tuppence. Regards, Du...
by Ontherivet77
28 Jan 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?
Replies: 26
Views: 1567

Re: Brooks B17 replacement for Wet Weather Riding?

Brooks actually make a seat cover for wet weather when you are not riding, ie the bike is outside. Not sure you'd need it while on the bike though.
by Ontherivet77
28 Jan 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Rear light to clip to saddle bag?

My Cateye rear light came with both a seat post attachment and bag clip, so I assume they all do. Topeak do a small light with a seatbag clip also.
by Ontherivet77
25 Jan 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1928

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Looks like I need to get down to Decathlon.
Thanks for all the in depth replies.
by Ontherivet77
24 Jan 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1928

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

A couple of follow up questions. Is the Decathlon hub wheel good enough for a Ridgback Panorama The Decathlon wheel has a Shimano hub. I have had mine for 3 months and have done about 600 miles in all weathers. It has not given me any problem in that time. I paired it with this light; https://www.s...
by Ontherivet77
23 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1928

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Thanks for the replies.
A couple of follow up questions.
Is the Decathlon hub wheel good enough for a Ridgback Panorama (this is what I use for commuting).
Also, regards Shimano hubs what would you recommend and are there any ready made wheels you can recommend using Shimano hub dynamos?
by Ontherivet77
23 Jan 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1928

Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

After a couple of front light failures while commuting I'm considering the dynamo option. I've been looking at this : https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dynamos/axa-hr-traction-dynamo-left/ and these: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheels-dynohub/700c-622-front-wheel-36h-mavic-open-pro-rim-with-schmidt-...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jan 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2496

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tr...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jan 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2496

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tri...