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by De Sisti
21 Feb 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 68
Views: 1439

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I use the drops, especially when I'm on a long stretch of road with miminal of undulations.
My bars are all shallow drop.
by De Sisti
20 Feb 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

Going through through my (cycling purchases) emails I've discovered that Dinotte refunded the postage. :)

I bought a second battery (double capacity) in November 2010 and only started using it last year.
by De Sisti
20 Feb 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding? The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could rea...
by De Sisti
20 Feb 2019, 10:58am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Saddle bags & Waltz American Cycle Cap

specialcnc wrote:I'd like the Acorn bag please. I'll send a message.

Sold.
by De Sisti
19 Feb 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Saddle bag & Waltz American Cycle Cap

I have a saddlebag and tweed cycle cap if you're interested: Cap: Walz Classic American Cycle Cap Use a couple of times, but too small for my head. This would fit a small/medium head £12 inc postage. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/32044475227_f6e00878b7_z.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850...
by De Sisti
18 Feb 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Brightest Rear Light for Daytime Use

I'm interested to hear what fellow members consider to be the brightest rear lights for daytime riding? The other day I was in my car and noticed two cyclists quite a distance ahead who both had very bright identical flash patten rear lights, unfortunately they took another route before I could rea...
by De Sisti
17 Feb 2019, 9:48am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Thorn Audax Size 555S - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Thorn Audax Size 555S

Blimey! Those handlebars look to be in an unusual/awkward position.
by De Sisti
12 Feb 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4652

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Hmmm, I'm not so sure about this. What sort of personality would you attribute to someone who buys: small cars, big cars, estates, convertibles, sports cars, blue cars, second hand cars? :wink: Well, since few of us buy several cars at once, I would hypothesise that the make of car you bought at an...
by De Sisti
12 Feb 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4652

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

londoncommuter0000 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:People's personality affects their choice of car. I really don't see why that's so hard to accept.

Hmmm, I'm not so sure about this. What sort of personality would you attribute to someone who buys:
small cars, big cars, estates, convertibles, sports cars, blue cars, second hand cars? :wink:
by De Sisti
9 Feb 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4652

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

Can't understand what the make of car the driver was in has to do with this.
by De Sisti
7 Feb 2019, 5:33am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

What is needed is 'the big one'. A case that they can hold up as indicative of the 'reckless' nature of cyclists. A pretty young, white female killed, for example - preferably (I emphasise: from their point of view) under five. If she's related to a senior police officer, or a councillor or an MP, ...
by De Sisti
6 Feb 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Make the most of it. Bicycle helmet use will be compulsory in the UK within five years. What makes you say that? Because the right wing want it. (or - to be somewhat less succinct: the right wing hate cyclists and hate cycling, and every single measure that they can impose on us to 'punish' us for ...
by De Sisti
31 Jan 2019, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 7588

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

londoncommuter0000 wrote:... and give us some warmer weather?

Have done so and milder weather on the way for the weekend. :wink:
by De Sisti
24 Jan 2019, 6:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 1881

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

I stopped using a bottle dynamo when the wire roller shredded my tyre (which had a dynamo track).
Not looked back since equipping my bikes with dynohubs.