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by fatmac
18 Dec 2014, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snubbed when greeting other cyclists
Replies: 47
Views: 6654

Re: Feeling a bit lonely......

I always acknowledge other cyclists outside of towns - people think you are weird if you do so in town. :lol:
by fatmac
2 Dec 2014, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Re: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips

I'm in a rather hilly part on the Surrey/Hants border, approx 2 mile drop/climb of 300m to anywhere from/to home, I find I have to walk back up, not because I care about walking, but it is quite tiring at the end of a ride, but I do like S/Spd riding. I am fairly old, 64, fat & unfit now, having...
by fatmac
26 Nov 2014, 4:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips
Replies: 13
Views: 1327

Single Speed Freewheel Day Trips

Although I have titled it day trips, multi day rides also accepted. :) I'm thinking of returning to S/Spd cycling again. I used to ride around Kent, Surrey, & Sussex, with occassional trips to Essex & Herts, (about 20 years ago now). Just wondering how many others ride single speed freewheel...
by fatmac
25 Nov 2014, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying a new bike technique?
Replies: 34
Views: 3413

Re: Buying a new bike technique?

Walk out of the house, then ride it back home. But I usually buy it for myself as a (birthday/xmas) present.

When I moved from Kent to Hampshire, I only took 14 bikes with me. These have 'worn out' over time & have had to be replaced by new bikes, but I only have 4 now, (+ 2 in bits).
by fatmac
25 Nov 2014, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Straight or Drop Bars
Replies: 38
Views: 2812

Re: Straight or Drop Bars

After a quick read through this thread I am seeing the phallacy of only having one position for your hands if you ride straights, that is totally wrong, I use at least 4 different positions on my straights, to help from getting fatigued; & I could place them in another 2 positions, & that wi...
by fatmac
17 Apr 2014, 6:46pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269676

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

How about

The Charity Called CTC, formerly known as the Cyclists Touring Club, instigated as The Bicycle Club

trips off the tongue & says what it really is. :lol:
by fatmac
17 Apr 2014, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Safety - What Needs To Change?
Replies: 51
Views: 19193

Re: Cycling Safety - What Needs To Change?

The simple answer is drivers attitudes.
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brooks saddle -which model
Replies: 55
Views: 10961

Re: brooks saddle -which model

Normally applied on the under side of saddle with an old paint brush & left to soak in. (That's how I've always done it.) It is to stop the leather taking in water.
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain tool with 'pin stop'
Replies: 21
Views: 14576

Re: Chain tool with 'pin stop'

There are some chain breakers that use a circlip over the thread to stop you pushing the pin too far, unfortunately, I can't remember who makes them, sorry.
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike, need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 8837

Re: New bike, need help.

Lower the gearing on the Randonneur for your commute; then buy a nice Audax bike for your 'leisure' rides. 8)
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road Touring Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 8711

Re: Road Touring Bike

Most of what you are after would be catered for with an 'Audax' bike. (Spa Cycles is one such.)
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pompino V Day One
Replies: 2
Views: 7898

Re: Pompino V Day One

Just noticed your post/question.
I was going to get a Day One only to find out they all came with 175mm cranks, I required 170mm.
I don't have first hand experience of either bike but a lot of people do tend to ride Pompinos.
(Sorry it's not much help.)
by fatmac
10 Feb 2014, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Low trail geometry frames
Replies: 11
Views: 12960

Re: Low trail geometry frames

I usually go for about an inch & three quarter trail, stable but not sluggish handling, if you have too little it will be hard to keep in a straight line, likewise if you have too much you'll end up with very heavy steering. I think you will find that 650B used to be fitted to old roadsters, whe...
by fatmac
29 Jan 2014, 5:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recovery of Mojo
Replies: 7
Views: 18283

Re: Recovery of Mojo

When I'm off the bike for a while, the turbo comes out for about a month to get my aerobic fitness back, then it is just having to build up the miles again. (In my case, it takes quite a while, unfortunately, but it has to be done.) :lol: