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by pedals2slowly
3 Sep 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour Tyre

The 'Smartguard' on the marathon plus means the tread is more rigid than the side walls. The result of this is that as you lean over the tyre 'flops' or distorts, it feels as if you are riding on a square section tyre. If you ride slowly and corner gently it probably wouldn't be a problem. Stick to ...
by pedals2slowly
20 Aug 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing disks and pads
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Changing disks and pads

It's a good price and yes the discs look fine, after a few bites the pads contact area with the discs will be maxed and all will be well
by pedals2slowly
20 Aug 2020, 9:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4159

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

Brucey wrote: I have not read your 'reply'


Good old social media eh?
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10214

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

I'm not necessarily impressed by holders of ISO 9001 and similar Very sensible, there are plenty of ISO9001 companies who talk the talk but don't walk the walk, and plenty of duff ISO9001 certs. But ISO9001 is the starting point whereby a company would have to prove it has sources the correct certi...
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4159

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

Wow, I seem to have stirred a hornet's nest! If you did a table of pro's and con's, gave value judgements with numbers and added up the scores, disc brakes would beat all other brakes hands down. I disagree; they have many shortcomings including - susceptibility to contamination UNLIKE RIMS BRAKES O...
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10214

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

What certification and qualified assurances are you referring to, and from whom? Does the manufacturer have an UCAS accredited IS0 9001 certificate - normally paraded by holders on their website. However cyclists (customers) probably don't know about ISO9001 so cycle manufacturers either don't publ...
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4159

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

In answer to the thread title (..bestest?!) and for a road bike I nominate the esteemed late 80's Shimano 1050 Single Pivots. An excellent design. Light in weight, smooth & powerful action (ball bearing pivot) with lots of feel, possible to have a firm feeling brake with the blocks not set clos...
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4159

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

Different fore and aft brakes is irrelevant unless you are trying to save grams by having a smaller rear brake. Whatever brakes you have you apply different forces with each hand to suit the braking you require. For weak people with small hands hydraulic brakes are best. I'm with reohn2 - BB7's cabl...
by pedals2slowly
19 Aug 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

Oldjohnw wrote:Sometimes I just love the way threads meander along, way off topic. True craic.


But, but, but you've stuck to the original subject, I trust you are well?
by pedals2slowly
18 Aug 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

Ask a direct question, get an answer or two, and that's that. I almost accept that, the problem is when posters divert from the topic immediately and there are no relevant comments. Once that is done there seems to be no way back to the original post which must be so disheartening to the OP. Imagin...
by pedals2slowly
18 Aug 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

Despite obvious attempts and a p**s take or two we seem well on track actually.

Thirdcrank makes some very sensible points.
by pedals2slowly
18 Aug 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

I couldn't care less about thread drift, but this forum would be a far better place if people were a bit less judgemental. Surely that is being judgemental? I think the moderators, by definition have to be judgemental, or are we to accept whatever people post regardless of its content? Anyway, as s...
by pedals2slowly
18 Aug 2020, 7:38am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

Are there that many people who don't have real life conversations that they need to have imaginary friends to talk to on this forum?
by pedals2slowly
18 Aug 2020, 7:37am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Re: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

OK, so does anyone realise how irritating it is to have to wade through piles of drivel to find the information related to the title of the thread?
by pedals2slowly
17 Aug 2020, 11:00pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked
Replies: 38
Views: 1127

Is there any way to prevent threads being hijacked

Why do people take the discussion away from the original subject?