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by foxyrider
29 Sep 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Glueless Patches
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Glueless Patches

in a nutshell; -better than you might expect -but not as good (and usually not as long-lived) as a 'proper' patch. cheers +1 I've had some success with the Park Tools version, not so good with Scabs. Some have done the job and stayed in place for hundreds of miles :D but i had a session last year, ...
by foxyrider
28 Sep 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Navy ships off Plymouth
Replies: 79
Views: 2126

Re: Navy ships off Plymouth

KTHSullivan wrote:
nirakaro wrote:
Jdsk wrote:Any thoughts on how they're going to keep the ships going without fossil fuels?

Sails? :D

Yes

latest Baltic ferry to be launched uses rotary sails as the primary power source apparently
by foxyrider
26 Sep 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: First e-scooter prang

Why did you think going around a blind bend at 13-15 mph was acceptable? The speed of the OP is rather irrelevant, the collision would have happened if he'd been doing 5mph, the scooter would still have been doing the higher speed. I almost came a cropper on a corner yesterday doing about 5mph when...
by foxyrider
26 Sep 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: How to fix the transmission on a Giant Defy 2

I would also add new cables , inners and outers then re index from scratch . What did they do for the service and what did they replace?, if the chain is falling into the frame then the H stop isn't set properly https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20160112-Ask-the-experts-How-to-...
by foxyrider
25 Sep 2020, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?

I suggest looking at the Tortec ranges of tubular steel racks. ……. Even the lightest racks like the Velocity are rated to carry 25kg. most tortec racks are made from aluminium, not steel. cheers +1 The Velocity most def is Al, i have one on a bike and i fitted one to a friends bike in the spring. T...
by foxyrider
25 Sep 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Matching tyres to frame.
Replies: 29
Views: 699

Re: Matching tyres to frame.

Hi IMHO tyres are shock absorbers rather than dampers (two terms that many get confused) I used Gatorskins once and when Autumn/Winter came I found them skittish on damp metal grates and damp white lines. Swapped them for 4-seasons (and GP4000 on the fine weather bike) and didn't look back. Whether...
by foxyrider
25 Sep 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: List of British name manufacturers bicycles
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: List of British name manufacturers bicycles

9494arnold wrote:It's a long list

Flying Scott
Bob Jackson
Mercian
Roy Swinnerton
Dave Moulton
Percy Stallard
Viking
Jack Green
Jack Hateley
Major Nichols
Higgins
Hetchins
Lipscombe
Ephgrave
Sun
Tom Board
Paris
Condor
Dawes off the top of my head .


but a list of what?
by foxyrider
24 Sep 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5101

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

Sounds like poor preparation and route planning rather than something unique to Sustrans. You could spend all day getting out of the Birmingham area if you weren't prepared. But 24 hours for 60 miles would take a certain degree on incompetence, makes you wonder why they didn't just abandon that aft...
by foxyrider
24 Sep 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1144

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

mjr wrote:
foxyrider wrote:A question - where is the 'WC&P rail trail'?

Northeast from Icelton on https://www.cyclosm.org/#map=14/51.3931/-2.8847/cyclosm


Ah, i've seen that as a possible through route on the OS but not got as far as trying it. Is it road bikeable?
by foxyrider
23 Sep 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Winter or summer, which is worse?
Replies: 41
Views: 3462

Re: Winter or summer, which is worse?

I prefer winter, as most of my cycling is commuting. I get much too hot and uncomfortable in summer and stop cycling after a while and turn to driving, until I miss the cycling and try again. In winter I have my lights and can put up with the weather and traffic, just as long as I don't get too hot...
by foxyrider
23 Sep 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1144

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

There is a set of lights, over a narrow railway bridge, in North Somerset that are particularly annoying. More so because it's on an NCN route and there are signs instructing cyclists to obey the signals! Being on demand makes it very frustrating, the optical sensor just doesn't see cyclists. End r...
by foxyrider
23 Sep 2020, 9:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1144

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

There is a set of lights, over a narrow railway bridge, in North Somerset that are particularly annoying. More so because it's on an NCN route and there are signs instructing cyclists to obey the signals! Being on demand makes it very frustrating, the optical sensor just doesn't see cyclists. End re...
by foxyrider
22 Sep 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 64
Views: 3124

Re: Knee Pain

Hi, I was going to post several times but I have a theory :P I have not changed my set up despite some pains and I feel some niggles of late. I gave up once after messing with set up...thats stopped cycling for ten years :( ....well why would my set up not work if it had previously been fine? I am ...
by foxyrider
22 Sep 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 71
Views: 2963

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

Well done Pebble :D

No idea what my rolling total would be but my ytd is a bit over 8k miles so i think i'll reach my 10k target :wink:
by foxyrider
21 Sep 2020, 10:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aching neck and shoulders while cycling
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Aching neck and shoulders while cycling

Did a short tour recently, using my drop-handlebar bike, I only use it for tours and occasional day rides. It's very comfy except this time I got aching shoulders and neck after 30 miles or so (was doing 45-55 miles a day). It must be something to do with the position, and the fact I'm not used to ...