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by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for a dead D-lock.
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Uses for a dead D-lock.

Plant a dozen or so in the lawn and play croquet.
by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: They are magic then!

All we need to to make sure motorists drive in a safe manner is to make them wear a cycle helmet. :lol: :lol: I seem to recall that stats suggest that head-injuries are more common and more lethal in cars than on bikes, so motorists should all wear helmets. WRT scholar/pupil/student, when I was at ...
by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 56
Views: 10958

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Mick F wrote:The best place for a tattoo is on someone else.

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by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: handlebar bag
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: handlebar bag

This is my Topeak Tourguide https://pbase.com/johnewing/image/152169884.jpg The camera is smaller than a Leica; it's a Nikon 1 Series J1 (horrible name) with a 30-110 mm lens on it and a shorter one in the side compartment, giving me IIRC a 28-297mm range. The spider was incidental. The divider migh...
by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 56
Views: 10958

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

The only tattoo I'll ever get:

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(comes off with a nail-brush).

N.B. authentic Union des Audax Français sock (since deceased).
by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: They are magic then!

Which same "students" (I think they mean pupils) are probably being preached at re the amount of plastic in the environment.
by Audax67
22 Apr 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Gloves that prevent blisters?

I've used 3 pairs of DHB Aeron mitts for the last 4 years. They're comfortable, not pricey and, surprise surprise, still on the market. The padding is adequate and they have a fair-to-middle area of towelling over the thumb. The Velcro is the right way round so that it doesn't try and go up your nos...
by Audax67
21 Apr 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 809

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

I ran my old Ti Warhorse on 23s for 15 years, but I put 25s on the other day, and the change in comfort is remarkable. The effect on speed I couldn't say, because there was a powerful wind blowing. I had the impression that there wasn't much difference.
by Audax67
20 Apr 2019, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: Mamil bikes

I'd observe that, when you are getting on a bit, using a light, comfortable bike makes a lot of sense. I don't see why anyone would ride a 20-kilo clunker just to please a bunch of narrow-minded finger-pointers who can't tell the difference between a gearshift and the garotte they so richly deserve....
by Audax67
20 Apr 2019, 8:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357720

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Artificial Intelligence???
by Audax67
19 Apr 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: Mamil bikes

Lance Dopestrong wrote:
Audax67 wrote:I'm an old fart in Lycra who's happy he lives in a land where people don't categorize and ridicule others so lightly.


Unless they're poor, in which case Macron can ridicule them all he likes.



It's still unsure that politicians qualify as people. After all, they don't feel pain like we do.
by Audax67
19 Apr 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8035
Views: 297020

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The overhead lockers strained to contain Boris's stash of bicycle clips and other reckless affairs bursting open they tumbled all over Ruprecht's eyepatch collection. Captain Hook was in flagrante delicto, crocodile clips fastened lasciviously upon the Wendy house, which having been built for Herby ...
by Audax67
19 Apr 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: Mamil bikes

I'm an old fart in Lycra who's happy he lives in a land where people don't categorize and ridicule others so lightly.
by Audax67
19 Apr 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome

FWIW when cleats/shoes get this worn, fitting new cleats restores some aspects of the pedal action, but not all. In particular the new cleat sticks out of the sole and wears faster than normal. If the shoe sole bears against the pedal the shoe may be a bit 'tippy' from side to side once the new cle...
by Audax67
19 Apr 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: SPD pedals; the squishy pontoon syndrome

it is a very good idea to get in the habit of pulling on the brake levers before you ride off. I instinctively do this and have done for years. Re cleat wear; a) measure the length of the cleat where the claws hold it. You can just about get the jaws of verniers in the right place even when the cle...