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by De Sisti
15 Apr 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wonder Wipes
Replies: 28
Views: 1603

Re: Wonder Wipes

AlaninWales wrote:The antibacterial agents in them destroy soil micro-organisms in landfill and they won't rot or break down.leaving a destructive layer in the soil. But sure, they are so convenient.

What are people supposed to do with the wipes after they've used them? :roll:
by De Sisti
12 Apr 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Servicing for rental bikes????
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: Servicing for rental bikes????

reohn2 wrote:
I was thinking more of the bolted down type found on street corners in Belgium and so French towns,though admit I didn't make myself clear on that point.

Cheltenham has one of these on the pedestrian part of the High Street (near the bike stands).
by De Sisti
2 Apr 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap: All SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap

Terry,

I've replied to your pm.
by De Sisti
2 Apr 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods

I often look at the manufacurer's websites, both Shimano and Campagnolo are fairly easy to navigate and locate the part you need. This is the campagnolo one https://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Support/download?td=3 from which I would assume the "ultrashift" hoods are the same for the mechani...
by De Sisti
24 Mar 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: My Lidl helmet - and fall
Replies: 62
Views: 2177

Re: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish

my Lidl helmet prevented a bad knock. As I got off my bike I fell backwards against an edge of a path, not very hard but the helmet showed the indent which would have been my head I assume . Thats the sort of accident I would assume a helmet is useful for ? Pretty sure your head would have hurt fro...
by De Sisti
17 Mar 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5813

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I'd also encourage you to practice 'no hands', :shock: Not always easy with the geometry of some bikes. Not a good idea for someone lacking confidence and experience on a road bike. When I look over my right shoulder I find it easier if I place my left hand towards the middle of the handlebars. Tha...
by De Sisti
9 Mar 2019, 5:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I got passed by a roadie today. I had slowed slightly at a pedestrian island and he came past me at some speed between me and the pedestrian . I thought 'hmm', and gave chase. Made it to the next give way point (about 1.5 miles) rather faster than I would normally do, 22mph rather than about 17mph....
by De Sisti
4 Mar 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap: All SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap

ElaineB wrote:I have sent pm re American cap, as I would like to buy it.
Many thanks.

Elaine, on its way to you.
by De Sisti
1 Mar 2019, 11:34am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap: All SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Re: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap

le.voyageur wrote:did the cap go?

Still have it.
by De Sisti
25 Feb 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I feel sorry for the OP and his shallow, pitiful life that makes him want to catergorise and make fun of
other cyclists. He comes across as derisive and scornful and would benefit from analysing his life to
perhaps appreciate others who are not like him. :roll:
by De Sisti
24 Feb 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

True, but there is a certain irony about the situation :roll: Explain please. We're all of different abilities. I'm really unfit at the moment but I went for a 50km ride last week and overtook 'roadie' cyclists and was overtaken by 'roadie' cyclists. I really don't see any point to your post other ...
by De Sisti
24 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8422

Re: Overtaking roadies?

gbnz wrote:What's the most courteous way to overtake roadies?

...my 8.5 Hr's flat out in the pool,

No idea what that means. Some cryptic boasting that's too subtle for me.
by De Sisti
23 Feb 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More cycling? Less motoring?
Replies: 52
Views: 7768

Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

What's going to happen with the results? If nothing, then it's a waste of time, as it's a case
of preaching to the converted. :roll: