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by Vantage
24 Sep 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Sand the finish off steerer to help install crown race?

Save yourself a load of trouble and ditch the terious. Those things are terrible. It's almost impossible to get the right amount of pressure on them for smooth steering and even when it is done they're rough as a cheese grater and prone to debris getting past the seals. If you do stick with it, I go...
by Vantage
21 Sep 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Comparing my cycling performance to others
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Where can I find out if .....

I'm 44, stroke survivor and average less than 10 mph having cycles all my life.
I wish I was as fit as you :wink:
Good going sir!
by Vantage
21 Sep 2020, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 71
Views: 1625

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

Richard Ballantine made a point in his book that we are safer when keeping up with the flow of traffic. A rare case of being safer the faster we go. I'm a sedate cyclist averaging less than 10mph and I do find that drivers get impatient with my snail like progress. I've given up riding on a certain ...
by Vantage
20 Sep 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cables; a fatal exception?
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Cables; a fatal exception?

There was a thread on here some time ago asking how often our cables get changed and why. Someone (I can't remember who) thought it odd that I and others did so roughly once a year because I (can't remember the others reasons) feared a cable failure anywhere along its route where it was hidden. I wa...
by Vantage
20 Sep 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Seems like no matter which option I'd clarified you'd have skewed my statement.
I'll leave it there thanks.
by Vantage
20 Sep 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Why is it dangerous for a dog to be off its lead? I'm genuinely interested as most dogs I meet are perfectly friendly and not violent. Where are these large open spaces you speak of? There's country parks of course but not everyone is within walking distance of them. If someone isn't a dog lover th...
by Vantage
20 Sep 2020, 10:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

You'd have to ask them Rob. Maybe they like the control they have over their dogs. Maybe they're training their dogs. Maybe they're not too confident with their dogs. Maybe their dogs are nuts. Or more stupid than others. Who knows. We as cyclists expect the bigger, faster moving vehicles (cars etc...
by Vantage
20 Sep 2020, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Not quite the same, when I'm cycling I don't expect cars to take so much caution so that they can avoid me in case I decide to randomly swerve randomly all over the road, without looking or indicating, or cycle across a junction without looking, or from the pavement onto the road, or to chase cars ...
by Vantage
19 Sep 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

You'd have to ask them Rob. Maybe they like the control they have over their dogs. Maybe they're training their dogs. Maybe they're not too confident with their dogs. Maybe their dogs are nuts. Or more stupid than others. Who knows. We as cyclists expect the bigger, faster moving vehicles (cars etc)...
by Vantage
19 Sep 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

It's a shared use path so one would expect users to share the space. Letting your dog off its lead is not sharing the space as it is not only dangerous, it's annoying for non-dog lovers. If people want to let their dogs off the lead then they should find an appropriate large space where they can sa...
by Vantage
19 Sep 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 875

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

Fellow dog owner and cyclist here. Someone once said that accidents don't just happen. Someone is always to blame and on that view, as a cyclist you have a duty to be on the ball constantly. Expect the unexpected as they say. Dogs should be treated in the same way you would treat a young child. They...
by Vantage
15 Sep 2020, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dropped handlebar advice ...
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: dropped handlebar advice ...

Personal preference I suppose. On the easier breathing claim I would agree. I can't say I go threading the bike through trees. I'm as likely to hit the things if I was riding a razor blade such are my bike handling skills, but on rocky/muddy/loose surfaces I definitely find it easier to control the ...
by Vantage
15 Sep 2020, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dropped handlebar advice ...
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: dropped handlebar advice ...

I've never understood that shoulder thing.
How does that work on on a flat bar bike such as a hybrid or mountain bike?
I deliberately went for a wide bar to facilitate a bar bag and for more control over rough ground.
by Vantage
14 Sep 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dropped handlebar advice ...
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: dropped handlebar advice ...

As above, one bar may be OK for one but hell for another. However, I've been very happy using these for the last year or so.
https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m9b0s90p344 ... I-Speciale
26mm and up to 460mm wide.