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by TrevA
20 Jan 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 400km in 24hrs.
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: 400km in 24hrs.

brynpoeth wrote:Gaz mentions eating, what about drinking?


Take 2 bottles and fill them up every time you stop for food. I usually have one of plain water and one of electrolyte replacement such as a High 5 Zero.
by TrevA
19 Jan 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small cycle computer for Brompton
Replies: 20
Views: 3081

Re: Small cycle computer for Brompton

I started to reply to this thread a couple of days ago, even went as far as going out to the shed to check the size of the transmitter on my cateye wireless device as fitted to the brommie! Then realised I was responding to a 7 year old query, which was about finding a small cycle computer, but the...
by TrevA
16 Jan 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 616
Views: 14996

Re: Why wear black?

Ive encountered 2 black wearing cyclists in the dark in the last 2 days. One was just an ordinary bloke on a bike, wearing normal clothes. Bizarrely, he had a front light but no back light. Driving behind him I could see him due to his pedal reflectors. The other was a hardcore commuter/racing man o...
by TrevA
16 Jan 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unicycling: Why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 780

Re: Unicycling: Why? Why not?

The Warwick Town Centre races used to have a Unicycle Criterium race. Great fun to watch and some very skilled riders, but a wide range of abilities. I don’t think anyone crashed and it was quite a technical circuit.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53342
by TrevA
15 Jan 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1084

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I’ll add my displeasure with ( pretty much every ) Continental bike tyre, I’ve ever been fooled into using ( by marketing drivel usually). They aren’t durable, the grip afforded by Gatorskins is laughable, and the ones that perform well ( rolling performance and grip ) are about as durable as a str...
by TrevA
14 Jan 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1110

Re: Gloves for cycling

My Crane/Aldi gloves - £6.99, are as good as any other gloves I’ve owned. Not very waterproof but you can wring them out, and good down to about 2 degrees, you might need liners below that. I have some £50 Sealskinz and they are no better. I have some Planet X gloves too, but I’ve always found the t...
by TrevA
14 Jan 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6964

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I don't want to underestimate the benefits of rear-view mirrors (RVM) - they are fairly recent additions to my cycling, and they are a boon - very much so. However, I don't have my eyes on them all the time - if I did I wouldn't be looking where I was going. I HEAR an HGV behind me, and for the sak...
by TrevA
13 Jan 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling glasses with prescription inserts
Replies: 26
Views: 6028

Re: Cycling glasses with prescription inserts

A few years down the line ................ My Optilabs cycling glasses are showing their age, and my eyesight is showing its age too. The frames are faded and marked, and the nose pads are rotten and falling off, so I've glued them back on. I've been in touch with Optilabs asking about new pads, bu...
by TrevA
12 Jan 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Race" or "Endurance" bike ?
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: "Race" or "Endurance" bike ?

As others have said, race bikes have more extreme positions, and we get less flexible as we get older, so I would go towards the endurance end of the spectrum. I’m 60. I made the mistake last year, of buying a carbon race bike on a whim (a Langdale Skyline - ex race team bike). I just couldn’t get o...
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hartside
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Hartside

I know you asked about Hartside, but I would recommend nearby Great Dun Fell if you want a challenge on a very quiet road. This climb is the highest tarmac road in Britain. The road is only open to traffic going to the air traffic control site at the top, and you can cycle up it as it is classified...
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1763

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

I’ve also had my pump stolen, but the offending numpty just fitted it to his bike on the rack at the railway station, so I just stole it back again.
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6964

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

I think technology provides some answers to the “wearing headphones on a bike” conundrum. Bone conducting headphones have already been mentioned. These play music/sound through the bones at the front of your ears, leaving your ears free to hear outside sounds. There are also now helmets that have bu...
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bikes with single chainring
Replies: 30
Views: 1038

Re: bikes with single chainring

Iseran is the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps. Galibier is pretty high too :D . People were still skiing at the top of the Iseran, in July. Wrote my name in the snow at the side of the road on the Galibier.
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bikes with single chainring
Replies: 30
Views: 1038

Re: bikes with single chainring

In the dim and distant past (1983) I did a tour of the Alps using a single chainring, a 36, and a 14-28 6 speed freewheel. I was pretty fit at the time but never struggled for a low gear and we did some pretty big climbs including the Cormet de Roseland, Iseran, Lauteret/ Galibier, Telegraphe, Madel...
by TrevA
11 Jan 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Most expensive puncture repair
Replies: 62
Views: 1763

Re: Most expensive puncture repair

Does anyone else remove their toolkit when they leave the bike? I don’t normally bother, though probably would if I was leaving the bike all day.

It’s got to be a pretty meally mouthed thief who will nick your toolkit. Having said that, someone once pinched my spare tub during the IOM cycling week.