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by DevonDamo
23 Nov 2019, 10:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 3485

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

brynpoeth wrote:Of course, a mixed tandem is the solution


If you listen really carefully, you can hear their faint shouts of "thank you for the suggestion" coming from 10 years in the past.
by DevonDamo
22 Nov 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

It depends on the bike I suppose. Riding a sporty geometry is very different to riding a stable sit-up-and-beg bike. I very much doubt I could control my Mercian or even my Moulton very well without a saddle nose. Both bikes - though very different of course - are similarly sporty in geometry and a...
by DevonDamo
22 Nov 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

Am I missing something here? The ISM saddles appear very different to the others pictured, I would describe them more as “split-nose” rather than nose-less. The split section presumably still provides the control and security of a conventional saddle? The others certainly do look weird, but I’ve ne...
by DevonDamo
22 Nov 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

reohn2 wrote:Manc
You seem to be poking fun at something you have no experience of.


You're right, but my brief involvement in this thread has been highly educational for me. The lesson here is: make sure you look at someone's post history before replying to them...
by DevonDamo
21 Nov 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

So, could you please (re)acquaint us with the one you have. :) Ta, another fausto. I've got the ISM Sport. You can see it on chainreaction here: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ism-sport-saddle/rp-prod174228 It looks like that specific model is no longer for sale, but the ISM Adamo looks suspic...
by DevonDamo
21 Nov 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

That particular monstrosity you've posted looks like something out of a sex shop, but everything else you've been told about noseless saddles is rubbish. I've been using one for well over a decade, including 100 miles days, fully loaded, on tours. Ridiculously comfortable (once I'd made a few tweaks...
by DevonDamo
21 Nov 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flatbike/Changebike
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Flatbike/Changebike

Has anyone (Maybe Brucey) seen the folding bike called Flatbike or Changebike ? I hadn't until you posted, but I've now looked at them online and there seems to be a difference in the way the two bikes work. On the Montague/Rudge, the bottom bracket is located on the chainstay, i.e. rearward of the...
by DevonDamo
15 Nov 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If It's Too Good To Be True??
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: If It's Too Good To Be True??

What's people's thoughts on this .... bank transfer only???? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HUGE-OFFER-2017-Specialised-Sequoia-Expert-Size-52-FACT-carbon/132843032359?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D696409ec57934a8f9f1519c614143401%26pid%3D100009%26rk%...
by DevonDamo
10 Nov 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you help me chose please!
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Can you help me chose please!

I don't know about those two bikes, but personally I wouldn't touch Cycle Republic with a bargepole. I've heard dreadful things about them, and if you Google them, you'll find the online reviews back this up.
by DevonDamo
8 Nov 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lights when on the pavement.
Replies: 46
Views: 2081

Re: Bike lights when on the pavement.

May one use the word "moton" here? You can use whatever words you like. I personally wouldn't choose to use that word though. For one thing, it rhymes with 'photon,' not 'moron,' so doesn't work. However, my main problem is that the only outcome that inventing a motorised-transport-user-s...
by DevonDamo
14 Oct 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?
Replies: 101
Views: 5504

Re: what are the headphones which drown traffic noise?

Apologies for my previous sarcasm, but I do find it ironic that the same sort of half-buttocked arguments that are applied by those who insist we wear plastic hats are now adopted by those who are convinced that wearing of headphones will lead to our immediate demise. I have honestly never put a cy...
by DevonDamo
11 Oct 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1283

Re: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact phones are waterproof, and has a waterproof usb charging socket and earphone jack. (The Z3 and Z1 phones were also waterproof but relied on watertight doors to seal the usb charging/data socket.) I have the Compact as it fits into my pocket easily but has the same b...
by DevonDamo
11 Oct 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cyclestreets
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: cyclestreets

Boris: a few answers to the points you raise: 1. Cyclestreets does have a downloadable map of the UK. You have to go into settings and change the map style to 'offline vector maps.' On an Android phone, this will prompt you to download a 1.5 Gb file from the Google Play market. It's free and it give...
by DevonDamo
24 Sep 2018, 1:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Best replacement for Samsung sIII mini smartphone

I'm with you on phone size - the smaller the better, as you can actually fit the things in your pocket, unlike the huge-screen monstrosities which everyone else seems to favour these days. I wouldn't buy a phone bundled with a PAYG SIM from a big retailer as this can still be quite pricey. Instead, ...
by DevonDamo
9 Sep 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unknown Denon Folding bike barn find.
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Unknown Denon Folding bike barn find.

A couple of similar bikes cropped up on Gumtree last week: https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/dahon-folding-bicycles/1312016114 Like you, I wondered if these were worth anything, but a quick search on Google suggested that they're not yet considered collectable rarities, and people are still basing ...