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by iandriver
19 Oct 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

This photo of it happening to Cav shows it rather well.
https://www.reddit.com/r/peloton/commen ... does_best/
by iandriver
18 Oct 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has anyone here used the blue pill?
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: Has anyone here used the blue pill?

reohn2 wrote:What's the 'blue pill'?


The one where if you don't swallow it quickly, you get a really stiff neck.
by iandriver
17 Oct 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Is it stored to internal memory or a micro SD card?

If the latter, have you another card you can try?
by iandriver
17 Oct 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Woman's fight for A505 safety work
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Woman's fight for A505 safety work

This road is in my area (My local campaign is trying very hard to get a bridge put in at a particularly nasty junction). It already has a series of speed cameras. There is something else going on with this stretch. The number of people mistaking the dual carriageway for a two lane road is shocking. ...
by iandriver
16 Oct 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur guard
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Rear derailleur guard

I'd associate something like that more with a folder to protect on trains etc. Something like this might be more practical in a crash. https://www.southwatercycles.com/m8b0s180p48298/ACOR-Body-Guard-axle-fitting-Rear-Mech-Protector I've got one that on-one used to do years ago but never put it to th...
by iandriver
9 Oct 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: 3 Day Suffolk Tour

The tour I do every so often is kings cross or liverpool street line to Ipswich and coast hop to Southwold, then head up to the Norfolk Broads and pick up the Wherrymans way to Norwich for the train again. It's a lovely long weekend. Winds generally south to north. The area around Orford and Aldboro...
by iandriver
9 Oct 2019, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1727

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

If you book one of those ten grand a night presidential suite hotel rooms, think they'd let you keep your bike in the room? It's an amount of money that's a bit mind boggling really. I read somewhere that a salary of something like 70k or there abouts is the top of the happiness threshold. Anything ...
by iandriver
8 Oct 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

I just use a piece of pipe and the skewer.

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by iandriver
8 Oct 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1647

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

Interesting that a lot of people on the load luggers are using a 36t middle ring. I swapped my Deore 32t middle to a 36 as I was down on the 11 too much. I found it an ideal middle ring for a loaded bike on level ground. In Tuscany, I didn't use it once I don't think though. That was the changes Mic...
by iandriver
8 Oct 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1647

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

I think a lot may depend on your local conditions. I always think of a tripple as a low, cruising and high speed gearbox. If I'm principally in need of the low ratio gear box, I will switch into that in anticipation and micro adjust with the rear on the fly etc. Also if I'm cruising on the flat for ...
by iandriver
5 Oct 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A"cute bike" with an acute angle-sadly
Replies: 26
Views: 972

Re: A"cute bike" with an acute angle-sadly

Quite a few cargo bikes use a step through design. When you've got 75kg of load, you come to appreciate easy mounting.
by iandriver
5 Oct 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: 1-1/8" headsets with split crown race?

Seem to recall my hope headset came with a split crown race. Not unheard of to just put a hacksaw through a non split one as noted above
by iandriver
3 Oct 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 860

Re: Bike built from bits

Hmm, not sure as I own anything but a shed special any more. Haven't bought a whole bike for decades. My old CX race frame and some old Tri bars and MTB gears became a beater I didn't mind abusing. It serves me far more loyalty than I deserve and rides a heck of a lot better than it looks. https://i...
by iandriver
30 Sep 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reports of the death of triple/nine speed greatly exaggerated?
Replies: 34
Views: 1397

Re: Reports of the death of triple/nine speed greatly exaggerated?

Unless I've blinked, Claris is still 8 speed, so at least one more series to go. I've said this a few times, but the Sora is so good now, I see it as the unsung hero of the range. Being somewhat prone to off-road touring, I love my third bottle boss. I've been in the middle of nowhere in 35+ degrees...
by iandriver
30 Sep 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1618

Re: Road Worlds

It may have been a record: 46 finishers from 196 starters in the men's road race (yesterday) !? John. I may be wrong, but I don't think it's that unusual to drop out once your bit is done in the worlds. I'm sure I've seen David Millar and a few others drop out once his early supporting turn was don...