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by geocycle
21 Apr 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full length tights for summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Full length tights for summer?

The best I have had are endura multi tights. These are unpadded and designed for multiple sports. But they don’t seem to be available at the usual outlets.
by geocycle
19 Apr 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Looks fantastic to me. I like the retro and modern look. Great photos, thanks for sharing.
by geocycle
16 Apr 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

I have also heard of another method as a starting point, stand by the the bike and line the saddle with your hip bone, probably an old school method. Yes, but that's mostly what I used to set the saddle height for Bikeability trainees who needed some help with adjustments (can be read as kids who a...
by geocycle
2 Apr 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs
Replies: 64
Views: 4564

Re: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs

Just back from fantastic ride on my Spa audax, thanks Colin! The brakes just about held me on the descent int Dentdale from Kingsdale, they are of course side pull not cantis as I mentioned by mistake above. Just wanted to say what a great ride this is. Thats a proper descent, that is. Its OK if yo...
by geocycle
31 Mar 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs
Replies: 64
Views: 4564

Re: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs

Just back from fantastic ride on my Spa audax, thanks Colin! The brakes just about held me on the descent int Dentdale from Kingsdale, they are of course side pull not cantis as I mentioned by mistake above. Just wanted to say what a great ride this is.
by geocycle
31 Mar 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EARLY SWALLOWS
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: EARLY SWALLOWS

One appeared near the Lune estuary south of Lancaster yesterday! TBH I didn’t see it but the person I was with was an RSPB warden and he claimed to have seen a flash of swallow. Your post makes my more inclined to be believe him! Very early.
by geocycle
29 Mar 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs
Replies: 64
Views: 4564

Re: Relative weights of Spa touring and Audax bikes with and without discs

I'm prepared to accept that disc brakes are more effective in many if not all situations. But for me V brakes have been excellent on my Thorn. I'm less convinced about the cantis on my Spa audax although tweaking has improved them and they are now good enough. With hindsight I could have paid more f...
by geocycle
29 Mar 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

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

If May wins, she resigns. If she loses, she stays. Presumably why hard liners are changing their views, all their previously held high moral stance now ditched. It's impossible not to see the funny side. Her threat - to her own party(!) - is "support my deal, or I'll stay as Prime Minister&quo...
by geocycle
29 Mar 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

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

Has this been quoted already? Theresa May has fallen on her sword & missed! (attribution unknown) One of the few things I am enjoying about all this is the humour. From the literary, 52% Pride and Prejudice-48% Sense and Sensibility, to the vulgar Rees Mogg being serenaded by yobs chanting 'You...
by geocycle
23 Mar 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Gary Verity quits.
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Sir Gary Verity quits.

An enormous shame. I don’t know him but he achieved a huge amount for Yorkshire. How many other heads of tourism can you name? I'd never heard of him until this thread, so now I have, and he's no longer a head of tourism, it means I've never heard of anyone who is a head of tourism. :lol: Not just ...
by geocycle
23 Mar 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Gary Verity quits.
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Sir Gary Verity quits.

Re his relationship with Christian Prudhomme, I think the latter was keen to join in with the bandwagon effect. Let's be clear, it's a spectator event depending on marketing. The crowds thronging Leeds City centre at the neutralised start were massive by any measure and that corner at the top of Cr...
by geocycle
23 Mar 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Gary Verity quits.
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Sir Gary Verity quits.

An enormous shame. I don’t know him but he achieved a huge amount for Yorkshire. How many other heads of tourism can you name?

Will be a big test now to see if the cycling wave he started can be carried on but the rest of the team. His relationship with Prudhomme seemed to be important.
by geocycle
18 Mar 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 66
Views: 5744

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

So is it IN-E-OS or I-NEOS or INE-OS or... ?
by geocycle
14 Mar 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD for 105 / DA groupset
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: RD for 105 / DA groupset

This is a really interesting if very complicated thread! So I have an 11 speed 105 groupset with 50-34 at the front and 11-32 at the back. I'm not entirely sure which rear105 derailleur. The 11 tooth sprocket is an ornament in the Lake District and a 34 or even 36 tooth sprocket on the cassette woul...
by geocycle
13 Mar 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357718

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

That’s the one, could unite the nation!