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by horizon
14 Aug 2018, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 201
Views: 3622

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Face covering in public is a problem. Humans communicate largely with their faces and there is something deeply wrong about hiding your face from others in a space you share. I feel insulted that others choose to do it on our streets. I don't mind other signs of religious affiliation, so it is not ...
by horizon
14 Aug 2018, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 36
Views: 767

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

Problem is I wear glasses, can't see without them or with them covered in rain. Yes, we could have added that to the list. We could also have added a dripping bike at home (or in the hotel!) and getting cold after getting wet. I would also add the problem of SPD shoes letting in water. And we haven...
by horizon
14 Aug 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 445

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

Tell you one thing though, getting all this right makes a huge difference and I bet there are loads of people riding around with bikes that don't fit as well as they could. Ironically many of those are probably one with threadless steerers cut off too short so that the bars are just too low and can...
by horizon
14 Aug 2018, 12:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 36
Views: 767

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

If so, how? Start at the age of two (or earlier in a sling) with long walks on rainy days in the park. At the age of five, walk to school. At the age of 11, cycle - you get the idea. How children will grow up these days and like the rain ... etc etc. And now you're going to tell me you spent your c...
by horizon
13 Aug 2018, 11:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Advice required on choice of 2/3 person lightweight tent

Like the look but only 3000mm hydrostatic head on the fly sheet. Any rain issues? AFAICS all the main tent ranges have a trade-off between weight and the 3000/5000 split (e.g. Vango Omega/Xenon, Robens Voyager/Osprey, Hilleberg whichever (I forget the names). I presume the 3000 on an expensive tent...
by horizon
13 Aug 2018, 11:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help on extending the stem
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Help on extending the stem

Just for clarification, would it be better to call extending the stem (horizontally) extending and raising the stem (upwards), raising. I know extending can refer to both but it's just to do with current usage. Delta call their products stem raisers. In fact, is it not the steerer tube that is being...
by horizon
13 Aug 2018, 10:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 457
Views: 13983

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

but I don’t buy the idea that adding discs doesn’t add between 0.5 to 1kg depending on the groupset. I personally think it’s a price worth paying. I'm wondering if there are a lot of people who now think the same and rate reliable, rugged tyres and braking over lightness as they are using the bike ...
by horizon
13 Aug 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Does anyone know whether airlines will object to a couple of cans of Zefal puncture repair spray in my luggage (either hand luggage or checked in baggage)? I'm not entirely sure what's in the spray so I'm not sure whether it comes into any prohibited category. I'd appreciate it if you could let us ...
by horizon
13 Aug 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Would an e-bike work for this commute? (Please help avoid 2nd car!)

Denis99 wrote:
Doubt if the range per day would be a problem, even with just one battery.



I'm wondering if it isn't the range per se that is the problem but a 20 mile commute, as others have said. It's the commute in "20 mile commute".
by horizon
10 Aug 2018, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Basic question on Cateye TL-LD1100
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Basic question on Cateye TL-LD1100

I accidentally left the plastic inserts out recently but the only difference I found was that it's easier to get the batteries in and out.
by horizon
9 Aug 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

PendingNewName wrote:
Now the question, is it just me, or is everyone else really bad at cycling??

I mean I dont put any effort, Im just cruising, and everyone else seem to be stoped while Im on my last gears (shimano 105)

/rant /discuss /curious


I think it's the cut in your tyre that's giving you the extra speed.
by horizon
9 Aug 2018, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 201
Views: 3622

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

I'm old enough to remember a more modest era when pictures of black women in little more than a string of beads in travel books were a form of soft porn. Phew!! :o :shock: :) Nearly choked on my cornflakes. Bit early for that sort of thing, thirdcrank. Now calm down horizon .. :D :shock: :mrgreen:
by horizon
9 Aug 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: What's wrong with this sign?
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: What's wrong with this sign?

Cunobelin wrote:
I would agree with the St Ia as I am researching a driving rip around Cornwall with historic churches being one of the themes, and this fits with my findings


Looking for further typographical errors, no doubt. :wink:
by horizon
8 Aug 2018, 9:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you get to sportives if you don't drive?
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: How do you get to sportives if you don't drive?

1982john wrote:
I did look at that but was sold out. One thing I've learnt is that planning ahead really helps for this - at least 4 weeks is needed.


Yes, because of course the event is on a Sunday and you are therefore booking Saturday night, probably the busiest night of the week . . .

It isn't easy.
by horizon
8 Aug 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 201
Views: 3622

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

bovlomov wrote:
horizon wrote:Please could everyone on this thread post a picture of themselves.

On this thread, only two of us have the courage to show our actual name and face (Cunobelin and myself. Not sure about Natural).


Not quite true as I can see Mick Fs face reflected back from his gleaming chain. :wink: