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by CyberKnight
10 Nov 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: adding gripper dots to shorts
Replies: 0
Views: 243

adding gripper dots to shorts

Got a couple of pairs of shorts that have pish poor gripper dots and ride up on long rides which gave me a saddle sore last time , can you buy a silicone to apply silicone yourself or the alternative is to buy an elastic tape with it on but that would involve sewing which i dont trust my skills to d...
by CyberKnight
10 Nov 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?
Replies: 63
Views: 1661

Re: Garmin Edge range- thoughts?

I use an old 800 , it managed 80 odd miles in full map and nav modes before it died.I did not turn it off during the 2 stops we had so i think if i hadit would have lasted , use it now as a dumb recorder with maps off almost like a bigger 500 now and it lasts ages got a 520 plus i use now as my nav ...
by CyberKnight
26 Oct 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 2845

Re: Bicycle light for night use

indeed
im only listing what i use on unlit country lanes that works for me and trying to help not taking a dump on other peoples posts
by CyberKnight
26 Oct 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

bit late to the show but check out northwave too for wider fit
by CyberKnight
26 Oct 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 2845

Re: Bicycle light for night use

My tuppence :) my commute is country lanes as well at unsocial hours = pitch black My budget is cheap as chips so i use a cree solarstorm twin spot light angled slightly down so as not to dazzle other road users and it also gives a good coverage of the road. Battery wise assuming you follow to charg...
by CyberKnight
21 Oct 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cycling did you do this weekend?
Replies: 39
Views: 1334

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: 782

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: 1087

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: 2842

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: 2362

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: 2842

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: 2842

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: 2842

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: 2362

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: 1903

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...