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by Vantage
12 Feb 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.

I have a road bike with dropped bars, I have been diagnosed with arthritis in both my wrists. I think flat bars would be more painful for my wrists, it the gear changing that absolutely kills my wrists. I am thinking of changing to a Jones H bar or butterfly bar. Can anyone suggest anything differe...
by Vantage
6 Feb 2020, 7:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x
Replies: 65
Views: 1791

Re: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x

Any chance of you posting a screenshot of one of your routes Sweep? I can only think of one way your method would work and it would mean that the purple line just goes straight from turn to turn without actually following the road or trail in between those points. Hope you can show me otherwise as I...
by Vantage
4 Feb 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake levers
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Brake levers

I'd be interested to hear how those levers work with those brakes John. Very seriously considering swapping my drops for trekking bars. I'll let you know how I get on with them Bill. PS,when we get some predictable weather we'll have to get out for another ride with Colin :) We certainly will :D
by Vantage
4 Feb 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 1690

Re: Toolkit pliers?

If I'm using a tool a lot I buy the best,but for occasional or emergency,one off uses I buy something cheaper.Some years ago I bought a cheapo DSL multitool very similar to this one(but without the bits set):- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anpro-Multi-Tool-Pliers-Stainless-Screwdriver/dp/B01MS4864I/ref=...
by Vantage
4 Feb 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drops to flat bar
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Drops to flat bar

Gear shifters - https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s108p3261/SHIMANO-Claris-SL-2400-8-speed-road-flat-bar-levers Brake levers - https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s103p1056/SHIMANO-R550-flat-bar-levers At one time Shimano did a Claris 8 spd triple STI set but it seems no longer available. MTB front mechs ...
by Vantage
4 Feb 2020, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake levers
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Brake levers

I'd be interested to hear how those levers work with those brakes John.
Very seriously considering swapping my drops for trekking bars.
by Vantage
8 Jan 2020, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Only perfect cyclists who (due to a time singularity) have one minute of lofty rumination over the presented risks associated with each second of cycling (c.f. previous posts insinuating my fault) It was your fault! Solid stationary non invisible post. The only other thing that was moving was you. ...
by Vantage
6 Jan 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

reohn2 wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:. ....
It's bad the op got injured cycling.
It's bad there's street signing there which isn't hivviz or lighted to prevent such accidents
This shouldn't be the way it is.
This is how it is across the country..... .


That just about sums it up.


Agreed.
by Vantage
6 Jan 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The 2 above photos were clearly taken at night. Amazingly, I too can see the pole in both shots, so not invisible as the op suggests. The OP said it was drizzling, so, it would have been much harder to see anything . But not invisible. But even so, I think we've been through this a few times, and w...
by Vantage
6 Jan 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The 2 above photos were clearly taken at night.
Amazingly, I too can see the pole in both shots, so not invisible as the op suggests.
by Vantage
27 Dec 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1500

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

I bought a cheap one early this year with the intention of using to beef up my fitness when the weather was too gloomy. My gawd it's soooooooooooooooooo boring! It's had maybe 90 mins use in total over 4 or 5 times and then I couldn't take it anymore. Its been folded up and stashed away since way be...
by Vantage
17 Dec 2019, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go? Gears.
Replies: 60
Views: 2608

Re: How low can you go? Gears.

I'm currently running an 11-34 cassette to a 24-36-46 chainset. The same front mech that ran the old 28-38-48 chainset works perfectly fine here. Yours might also be just as good. My Wayfarer is still pretty stable at 2.5mph going up silly steep rocky climbs and the front wheel has yet to lift. Unlo...
by Vantage
5 Dec 2019, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New user + Advise on accident
Replies: 19
Views: 1005

Re: New user + Advise on accident

The driver admitted that he wasn't concentrating. In which case he shouldn't have been moving. Entirely his fault. It is perfectly legal to filter through traffic so that can't be used against you. However, when approaching any point in the road where traffic might turn across your path, it'd be wis...
by Vantage
26 Nov 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

If it was placed in the middle of the path as suggested by Vorpal, [...] I think you may have misunderstood a suggestion. Fair point. However, there is but one lane on that particular cycle path, not two. If you chopped your fingers off with an axe while cutting firewood, would you blame the axe? I...