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by CyberKnight
21 Oct 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 31
Views: 643

Re: What cycling did you do this weekend?

Probably the last century ride this year , i only do a couple anyway due to the old work/ wife/kids situation. Decided the day before as the weather was gong to to good for the 1st time in a month to ride over to Cafe Ventoux as its open at the weekend again ,3 of us all out of shape rode over there...
by CyberKnight
16 Oct 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: Shoe sizing

Im the same +1 in shoes due to wide feet except shimano which i cant get on with full stop, went 2 sizes up and they were still to tight but looked like boats .
Northwave are pretty good for sizing as well as spesh for me .
by CyberKnight
9 Oct 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: set back seat post ?

Im following this with interest as im of similar proportions and i just oredered a new seat post for my commuter as the current post has a large clamp area and running the seatback i like it was actually rubbing the upper leg and causing premature bobbling https://www.cyclechat.net/attachments/img_2...
by CyberKnight
4 Sep 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2764

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

At first my 13 to 25 km each way commute (distance depended on the weather, mood and pressure at work) did not alter my bike. In the early 2000's I started with a 1990's Specialized Hardrock, interspersed with an old second hand Raleigh Winner 10 speed if the MTB needed a bit of maintenance. Then a...
by CyberKnight
31 Aug 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Standardisation
Replies: 55
Views: 2332

Re: Pedal Standardisation

I know a lot of people are happy with SPDs, and I wouldn't try to convince them to change. However, for me, Frogs are better; free float and easy release avoids knee issues, the pedals are easier to maintain, and the simplicity of the pedal means you don't end up with a rusty-looking trap attached ...
by CyberKnight
31 Aug 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2764

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

For winter i did this drop bar conversion to my c2w subway, i have a funny shoulder and find flat bars dont suit it something to do with rotation of the joint / angle .
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by CyberKnight
31 Aug 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2764

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

Thats actually a nice looking bike. Although those tyres would drive me insane, but that's me. :D Kind of regret buying a nicer hybrid for my commute (rather than something cheaper), as a couple of times I've had to park it in places I knew it would be keenly eyed up by miscreants, which isn't grea...
by CyberKnight
31 Aug 2019, 11:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How has your commute shaped your bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2764

Re: How has your commute shaped your bike?

I think the single biggest influence on my choices of commuter bike was when one was stolen from the public racks where it was parked. Since then I've broadly favoured getting something pre-loved and cheap, adapting it to suit me and using better locks. In truth reduced budget has also played its p...
by CyberKnight
31 Aug 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Standardisation
Replies: 55
Views: 2332

Re: Pedal Standardisation

Im all for pedal standardization across my fleet . I cant say i have ever used frogs as i went down the spd route and cant be happier with them . The carbon road bike has A600 single sided as its a bike i dont clip in and out of a lot and i like the look and weight weenie bit on them as well as the ...
by CyberKnight
22 Apr 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 1887

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

TBH.... Im not sure plod are that bothered, Recently i was walking to school to pick up daughter when a van th the company name , address and phone number came past window down and the driver clearly on the phone.He was driving past the school at coming out time and as a local knows when the hot spo...
by CyberKnight
6 Apr 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: loud horn for a bike

i agree with the above
airzounds are ok as a warning but tends to be an after the fact event , so you turn it into just another road rage tool .
by CyberKnight
27 Feb 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

Found the mk2s brilliant
Wish they hadnt stopped making them for general sale as my last pair i had to buy off the LBS off a store bike , so shop soiled :(
by CyberKnight
24 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 95
Views: 5282

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Most bars will offer a range of positions, as long as that includes the ones that you like does it matter if you don't use all of them? Well, if you rarely use the drops, why cart them around the countryside? At that point they’re just for show, surely. Get them up where you can use them often! Ger...
by CyberKnight
19 Nov 2018, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 6863

Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

leggings i can get on with im 5 foot 7 with 30 waist but each thigh is about 24" around
by CyberKnight
18 Nov 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: boiler insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: boiler insurance

on a different note
I think boiler insurance is overpriced but when you wife is recovering from a stroke and you have 2 young kids it pays to know if something goes pear shaped then you can get it fixed the same day