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by geocycle
18 Jan 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless for a Single Speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Tubeless for a Single Speed?

Brucey wrote:This seems a bit at odds with wanting to run tubeless; the benefits (such as they are) are most apparent in 28 or 30mm tyres.



Why is this? I'm not tempted just curious.
by geocycle
14 Jan 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: Touring saddle

Thanks for that. I've never had a leather saddle before. Just called Spa and they said takes about 500 miles to break in a spa one, bit less for a Brooks. I normally wear padded shorts (2 pairs lol) and have had some prostate issues in the past so it's quite an important choice for me. Will have a ...
by geocycle
14 Jan 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: Touring saddle

Ideally you need to try a few as we are all different. For me as a relatively upright tourist it is a Brooks B17 on one bike and the Spa Nidd (B17 cheaper clone) on the other. With these I've never needed padded shorts. You will get very many answers.
by geocycle
14 Jan 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good average speed to aim for??
Replies: 31
Views: 1208

Re: A good average speed to aim for??

Don't know what's wrong with us lot but we're quite a bit down from the OP .... we're doing 70% road and 30% gravel with averages between 10.5 and 12.5 MPH depending on how wet and windy it is. We did get them up a bit in the summer I guess when the gravel sections were harder / dryer but they were...
by geocycle
10 Jan 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 56 Springs
Replies: 44
Views: 837

Re: 56 Springs

Mick F wrote:Spring greens?
Spring onions?
I'll hang on until spring before I make my mind up about them.
:lol:


I still don't know what to do with them though. They seem too good to send to the recycling.

Suspension for the concrete block for the next experiment? Pimp the Chopper seat?
by geocycle
8 Jan 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?
Replies: 96
Views: 1901

Re: Anna Soubry MP: What on earth is going on?

Lets forget politics Let forget Brexit Lets forget that this person is an MP Lets forgetful that she is female Lets put in in perspective. If the group approached a cyclist and harangued, bullied and intimidated them for that? But she is not a cyclist ( and probably doesn't like cyclists ). She is ...
by geocycle
8 Jan 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Air Bag System for Cyclists - CES19

Wow, so now we have to wear a vest powered by explosives! Queue the sniffer dog chases.
by geocycle
7 Jan 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headset tools -sorted
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Headset tools -sorted

Thanks, now sorted
by geocycle
4 Jan 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New SPD pedals
Replies: 47
Views: 1894

Re: New SPD pedals

Have we discussed antiseize on the forum recently?! A simple remedy that ought to reduce or remove the worry about Allen key only pedals. I'm yet to have a problem removing any part I've fitted since adopting antiseize about 8 years ago, or where a previous owner has obviously used it. Too late for...
by geocycle
4 Jan 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New SPD pedals
Replies: 47
Views: 1894

Re: New SPD pedals

It doesn't look like the A600 will take a spanner which would put me off. I have some lovely pedals that are now permanently attached to the cranks despite all attempts to remove them. :(
by geocycle
4 Jan 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headset tools -sorted
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Headset tools -sorted

Tools to remove a standard 1 1/8 threadless headset and replace with a new Hope headset. I need the flared tool that you use to knock out the old one and a good quality bearing press eg Park Tools etc. Any offers, otherwise it's down the LBS!
by geocycle
3 Jan 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10867
Views: 268625

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

The prominence given to fishing is really a er red herring. Fishing is important and culturally significant but contributes just 0.5 % of GDP. The other 99.5% is also heading rapidly for the rocks.
by geocycle
3 Jan 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities
Replies: 75
Views: 2251

Re: Why we shouldn't be too eager to campaign for segregated cycling facilities

Many people posting on this thread sound as if we either campaign for segregation everywhere, or not at all. To me, it's not an either/or question. It's a matter of creating a good environment for vulnerable users. In some places that means segregation. In some place that means sharing, but limitin...
by geocycle
3 Jan 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 14217

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Nope, got to 3450 which wasn't bad but a tad short. The first four months were slow due to a house move, DIY, family and weather. After that I got a more interesting commuting route and a new bike so I am optimistic for 2019 (but been there before!).
by geocycle
1 Jan 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SON Delux hub feeling rough
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: SON Delux hub feeling rough

On a slightly different note - I had a SON Delux hub that was feeling very rough and notchy when fully built up after about 5 years of use and at least 10,000 miles, a lot of which were tours in very poor weather conditions. I stripped down the wheel and sent the hub to SJSC for a service (they sen...