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by geocycle
17 Jun 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti-insect mouth protection?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: Anti-insect mouth protection?

There were two, French bien sur, Les freres Petomane. Only one of him, according to wiki Le Petomane One of my brother's friends at school could do that - suck air in thought his backside, and therefore fart at will Oh yes, I was always told there were brothers. I guess it’s the sort of stunt where...
by geocycle
17 Jun 2018, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti-insect mouth protection?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: Anti-insect mouth protection?

Wasn't there a Music Hall entertainer during Victorian Times, who was famous (among the unspeakable lower classes, naturally) for the varied musical effects he could produce in almost continual and infinite variety - on a good night? One can't help wondering what facial, and bodily, contortions he ...
by geocycle
13 Jun 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?

My rack is attached to a brazing on the inside of the seat stay which sounds like your option 3. I had to bend the connecting bar slightly to ensure the platform was flat. Mine is on a Thorn raven sport tour with v brakes. It has worked well for about 5 years and is still in excellent condition. I b...
by geocycle
12 Jun 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Tubus Airy and Saddlebag - Any Problems?

I don't know why tubus make it this way; the steel Fly rack has a flat top which seems better. I could get a stainless steel Fly which is only about 100g more but that is fixed to the seatstay bridge with one stay which seems less stable. . Just to say I use a stainless steel fly rack. It is fine w...
by geocycle
11 Jun 2018, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sportives - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 70
Views: 1898

Re: Sportives - love them or loathe them?

well I like sportives, they give me a goal to aim for, rather than just riding aimlessly around the same roads, and I end up in parts of the countryside even within riding distance to home, that Id never have considered riding through, sometimes you want to be guided around via a course route and n...
by geocycle
4 Jun 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG 10 Day Unsupported - Route Review
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: LEJOG 10 Day Unsupported - Route Review

Thank you very much for the tips guys, really appreciated. I've incorporated them into the linked route. Paulatic - When I use the 'relief road' up around Carlisle and into Gretna, the ridewithgps tool wants to snap to a more northerly route to Eskdelamuir through some very minor roads (available t...
by geocycle
1 Jun 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG 10 Day Unsupported - Route Review
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: LEJOG 10 Day Unsupported - Route Review

You might not see much of the Lake District as part of a 10 day LEJOG and I'd suggest the traditional A6 route which gives you views of the fells and then return for another trip. However, if you really want to do the Lake District then you have chosen a nice route up the Lyth valley to Windermere, ...
by geocycle
31 May 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Fixed wheel bike no brake?

... I wish I had made a note of the name of the bike but even a bike nut gets distracted in these situations -it incorporated the word 'fixie' on the downtube. ... I lead an increasingly sheltered life. I've just discovered there's a company called Santafixie who, perhaps unsurprisingly sell fixies...
by geocycle
31 May 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Fixed wheel bike no brake?

Just to be clear, there were no brakes. I consider the fixed wheel to be a braking mechanisms hence use of the term secondary brake. My understanding from the discussion is that a fixed wheel bike should have an independent brake as well as the ability to moderate speed through the pedals.
by geocycle
31 May 2018, 11:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Fixed wheel bike no brake?

... it was new that day. ... To satisfy my idle curiosity, where did that information come from? I spoke to his riding partner who was about to talk to the police. It was only when a friend arrived to retrieve the bike and we noticed it was impossible to remove the wheels because of the bolts on th...
by geocycle
30 May 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Fixed wheel bike no brake?

I spent an hour or so last evening helping an ambulance deal with a cyclist who had hit a van in a head to head collision on a blind bend. Broken bones were likely but he was communicating. The collision was on a single track road and some elements of blame was probably on both parties, however the ...
by geocycle
30 May 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 152
Views: 5655

Re: Giro d'Italia

I agree with Benard Hinault in that Froome should not be mentioned in the same sentence as the cycling greats (Mercx, Fignon, Hinault et al). It is always very difficult comparing across generations when different standards applied. These stood out because they were so much better than the rest, no...
by geocycle
29 May 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?
Replies: 78
Views: 2186

Re: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?

Does anyone reuse quick links and if so which ones?
by geocycle
28 May 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: GDPR - are you ready?
Replies: 18
Views: 428

Re: GDPR - are you ready?

Please, where do I put the other one? https://www.dropbox.com/s/bbm902ikntbb1hf/Brompton-Ortlieb-1.jpg?raw=1 That’s ok drossall, you just have to get everyone who may come in to contact with you and all your friends and family to sign a disclaimer. The legislation has covered all eventualities.
by geocycle
25 May 2018, 5:17pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 152
Views: 5655

Re: Giro d'Italia

Paulatic wrote:Rob Hatch said
Inexplicable, unbelievable, realistically not possible’

A performance like that should certainly make you wonder.


Indeed, but is it the sort of ride you'd expect from someone with something to hide? Extraordinary up and downhill.