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by M.G
15 Jun 2009, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland Tour and Trailcentres
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Scotland Tour and Trailcentres

Hi, Im going to Scotland with a friend on Wednesday to do a week of 'trail centre touring'. We are taking XC bikes with trailers (homebuilt), and doing some touring with XC trailcentres added in. The plan so far is to start off from one of the stops on the edinburgh to inverness trainline, e.g dunke...
by M.G
30 Jul 2008, 5:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is cycling through stationary traffic illegal?
Replies: 103
Views: 9760

OT, but, you have a black mamba! Currently mine is somewhere between here and slavinia.
by M.G
29 Jul 2008, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is cycling through stationary traffic illegal?
Replies: 103
Views: 9760

Sympathizing with many comments, as i am realising these problems more as i commute more. Today someone had a good shout/honk at me because overtook a queue of cars (on the right) at traffic lights, then to get back into the traffic i pulled in behind the first that pulled away then accelerated to 3...
by M.G
13 Jun 2008, 8:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on a shoestring : inspire me please !
Replies: 25
Views: 4170

In terms of bikes. I spent the first 3 years of road cycling/ tourings on bikes scratched together/given to me. In fact its not untill recently that i have actually bought a bike. Try making friends with someone who works on a landfill sites. Loads of bikes end up here. Or someone whos collects bike...
by M.G
6 Jun 2008, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling light
Replies: 57
Views: 9217

My opinion is that lightweight is about enjoying what you are doing with what you have, rather than worrying about what you don't have. I enjoy being resourceful. If you worry about all your kit while packing, then when you are missing something on your tour you will worry even more. My cycling: 1.c...
by M.G
16 Aug 2007, 11:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: newbie to "road" cycling - how to speed up, join a
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

If you want to get fitter and faster dont be afraid of going with a group too fast for you, you might get dropped but once you get into it you can enjoy going faster more. Maybe try finding one or two people to train with, as this is easier to organise, and can give more freedom.
by M.G
14 Aug 2007, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Private Members Bill to Delete Pedal Reflector Requirement?
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

I have never been stopped, or even questioned about not having any reflectors on my bike let alone pedal reflectors. So why waste government and CTC money trying to get it deleted? has anyone ever been stopped or charged??
by M.G
8 Aug 2007, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized air tool road pump or lifeline mini pump?
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Specialized air tool road pump or lifeline mini pump?

Hi,

anyone got any experiences of these pumps? the specialized one: anyone got an idea how long it is?

M.G
by M.G
7 Aug 2007, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Thanks

Have you got any other pictures of it, dont quite understand how it works, £20 for some cast steel or alu, i think ill make one!
by M.G
7 Aug 2007, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Quite, that is the essence of my explaination. I shall look into that adapter, then prob make one!
by M.G
7 Aug 2007, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

You would be quite right if the steering force was always being applied perpenducular to the handlebars. As you steer, the handlebars are no longer perpenduicular to the applied force because they are not perpendicular to your arms. Due to geometry the lever arm becomes longer as you turn the hadleb...
by M.G
6 Aug 2007, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Hmm, currently my saddle nose is most obviously in front of the BB, I have a 90mm stem riser (reduced from the ridiculous 180mm that was fitted on it), so anything shorter could affect steering, with the saddle in the position it is now my forearm reach is still only just to the headset. Thanks for ...
by M.G
6 Aug 2007, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Thanks, I didnt know you could get an inline seat post, so will look into that. I havent looked into saddles as the one i have is quite comfortable and i dont wont to forfit that. I base saddle postioning on having my knee over the axle at 3 o clock and being able to touch the handlebars while my el...
by M.G
4 Aug 2007, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Quite right, ive only had two frames that fitted one a 25 1/2" raleigh sprint and a 25" peugot frame (which got smashed by a car within an hour of riding it and was replaced by my orbit). I assumed when i got it that because it was the largest size it should fit me, but its still a semi co...
by M.G
3 Aug 2007, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle Positioning
Replies: 17
Views: 3366

Saddle Positioning

Have a problem setting up my Orbit Helium Audax bike. been riding it for a year now, but i have never been able to get the seat far enough forward. Due to being 6"3 the seat has to be up high which positions it further back. Recently i tried turning the seat post round 180degrees and fixing the...