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by mattsccm
14 Feb 2019, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 46
Views: 1897

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I wonder sometimes if some people here do anything for fun. Sometimes it is nice to say "stuff common sense". Also, is it valid to question the testers criteria when they are his? To him they were valid, or possibly at the limits of practicality to him. Its a bloody bike, an item , for mos...
by mattsccm
13 Feb 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anyone fir Squirrel?
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Anyone fir Squirrel?

Nutty!. :lol: I'll get my hat...... Its fiddly. Best skinned, rough gutted and a stick shoved up its bum. Open fire with various spices etc added. Pick the meat off to the limit of your patience. A mate reckoned that the way to tell if a squirrel was good to eat was to twist its tail around your fin...
by mattsccm
13 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 19
Views: 583

Re: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

I believe that the article says that inexperienced/less fit cyclists are wrong to twiddle excessively. Froome etc are different.
I know we are all different but I have always maintained that spinning a very low gear fast is daft. My legs are at their best a a slower cadence.
by mattsccm
13 Feb 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Handlebar Tape

Lever hoods look low so maybe undue pressure on tape. Hard to tell though.
by mattsccm
13 Feb 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Handlebar Tape

That's the Lizard skin? Different tapes wear at different rates and maybe that was some fragile stuff. Do your hands move about? Gloves maybe a bit rough. Doubt it though. Never managed that much wear but wouldn't let it get to that state so can't say how long it would have taken me. put money on it...
by mattsccm
12 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: 'Mighty' branded freehub

Sugino used to use the name Mighty. I am damn sure that its also popped up on my radar in another place this week.
by mattsccm
11 Feb 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)

A couple of years ago we went with Icelandic air. Great. East mids airport asked us to put our big but not huge hold alls through the oversize check in. No queue so on the way back we went straight there. Even less of a queue. Us. Very friendly country. English spoken better than many Brits. Expensi...
by mattsccm
11 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Stowfield Foot Bridge over River Wye
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Stowfield Foot Bridge over River Wye

Sadly the tunnel is blocked up so through trips are no out.
by mattsccm
10 Feb 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 1654

Re: Solid shampoo bars

Soap or water or whatever is on my face. No adverse comments from my wife who is quick to take offence if my eyebrows so much as wander. No2 haircut here as well and receding. :?
by mattsccm
9 Feb 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 3333

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

Same old story. Something new is bad. :roll: Shall we assume that all those objectors are riding hobby horses? After all pedals are not really needed and are a pointless complication. Why not stop having a go at other peoples pleasure? My wife buys, to me, too many clothes. That's her pleasure. Hard...
by mattsccm
7 Feb 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Online route planning question

Cheers Andy.
In RWGPS I can create and name a route. Haven't tried the mapping yet but it looks possible.
by mattsccm
6 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online route planning question
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Online route planning question

Sorry for vague title, couldn't think of a better but short one. Can anyone point me towards an online route planning site that allows me to plan one route and save it and then on the same map, with the first route showing, plan another? I use RidewithGPS usually although occasionally something like...
by mattsccm
6 Feb 2019, 6:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New to road cycling
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: New to road cycling

Hi Nidge. Welcome. As you can see this is the biggest can of worms ever. They are all correct as its a bit subjective. There does tend to be a big of value and longevity hunting here. Again all very correct but what does get pushed to one side is the desire to want something new and flashy just beca...
by mattsccm
1 Feb 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 6019

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

I'm in the no camp if being fussy. And perfect means fussy. My rough stuff bike is nicer if I take the FC gravel but my road bike nicer if I go the hilly road way. The best way has a smooth long tarmac hill climb followed but a barely tarmacrd descent and climb of nearly a mile each with 300 ft of d...