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by Audax67
18 Feb 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why's my back brake so rubbish?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Why's my back brake so rubbish?

Front brakes are always more effective than back. IIRC about 2/3 of braking force is supplied by the front brake & only 1/3 by the rear.
by Audax67
18 Feb 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 163
Views: 8551

Re: Fave quotes...

"Swift, precise and wrong" - a favourite of an old development boss of mine.

"Step by step goes a long way". My Audax philosophy, lifted from a novel about the Cathars - pas à pas, ça va leung.
by Audax67
17 Feb 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 236
Views: 23840

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

You can see his 5 o'clock shadow in the trailer.
by Audax67
17 Feb 2019, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 236
Views: 23840

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

mercalia wrote:MAN OF STEEL is the best Superman film?

good soundtrack




I find myself wondering how he shaves - Gilette Kryptonite blades?
by Audax67
17 Feb 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 29
Views: 3041

Re: Lightweight bike lock

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Surelock-Air-Loop-Combination-Cable-Lock_68329.htm?sku=206271&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAyrXiBRAjEiwATI95makFsF5mWfJZoflgu99hruftZV0C5ovInMcdrs6uWWRQqTgGH_jighoC0jgQAvD_BwE Any views to how effective the...
by Audax67
16 Feb 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 1603

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

If your bike is a road bike: Get yourself a pair of Lycra cycling shorts, the kind with shoulder straps. Wear them without underpants - the shorts are designed for cycling, underpants aren't and have all kinds of seams in the wrong places - and provide yourself with some kind of skin lubricant, e.g....
by Audax67
16 Feb 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: speed and rhythm
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: speed and rhythm

I am very much a rhythm type rider, the first 100 yards of any ride seems to determine my speed for the rest of the ride.For example I started a ride last year that went straight into 1000ft of climbing in the forest of Bowland, I crawled up at about 8mph and was delighted every time I got up to 10...
by Audax67
14 Feb 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: Went for a ride

charliepolecat wrote:Audax67, It looks magical. :D


Thanks! I wouldn't change it. Here are a couple more:

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Not to say that there aren't ugly industrial bits as well, but they're easily avoided.
by Audax67
14 Feb 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12251
Views: 298751

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

He has a lovely nape, though. Paging the Headsman of Calais!
by Audax67
14 Feb 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Techno Innovation?
Replies: 43
Views: 1710

Re: Techno Innovation?

Yoofs buy Lps just for the kudos or art work but never play them as they dont have a record player. We've got a loft full of records - LPs, EPs and singles. A few dating back to the early 60s when I first started buying them. Well worn and tired, but we've not had a record player for twenty years. ...
by Audax67
14 Feb 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Very stiff front shifting

slowster wrote:Obviously if it's new from a shop, you could take it back and ask them to fix it.



This above all. If you touch it they'll be all "ah well, if you've changed it..."
by Audax67
13 Feb 2019, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Beware of handlebar thieves in north London!

:( Long may they stay your side of the Channel. Though we do have our own thieves, of course.
by Audax67
13 Feb 2019, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: Went for a ride

I suppose we're rather spoilt around here: the nearest city is Strasbourg, around 50 km away. We live on the edge of a thickly-forested conservation area that stretches over 100 km end-to-end: quiet roads are easy to find, cycle paths are common and the Vosges mountains are within easy distance on a...
by Audax67
12 Feb 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2646

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Two points:

1. Offered one of these I know which one I'd take, and it wouldn't be the $1000 effort
2. Last time I developed a constant 300W on the flat Shimano hadn't discovered indexing