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by Phil Fouracre
9 Sep 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Full suspension e-bike
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Full suspension e-bike

Silly question, but, how exactly do ‘women specific’ bikes differ?
We’ve got a pair of Scott Axis eride mtbs, small and large! no geometric difference otherwise, that I can see. We both find them fantastic to ride, so, not sure what you would actually look for to differentiate?
by Phil Fouracre
8 Sep 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1449

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

Have they deleted it? Oops didn’t know that, ridiculous!
by Phil Fouracre
23 Aug 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are drivers aggressive really?
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Are drivers aggressive really?

Sadly depressing, and a correct summation ☹️
by Phil Fouracre
23 Aug 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are drivers aggressive really?
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Are drivers aggressive really?

I think that generalising about such a large and disparate group as "drivers" is not helpful. I think it's fair to say that driving can be stressful, particularly in modern traffic conditions. I think also that things that distract drivers are often seen as acceptable when they are not. I...
by Phil Fouracre
22 Aug 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Are drivers aggressive really?
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Are drivers aggressive really?

Just been thinking about interactions with drivers over a period of time. I’m beginning to think that the majority of ‘incidents’ are through stupidity and lack of coherent thought! Total lack of anticipation, planning etc seems to be the cause of most problems - it’s only when their failings are po...
by Phil Fouracre
18 Aug 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Aargh! Bitten - Attack of the insects hoards
Replies: 72
Views: 4604

Re: Wasp Sting - whole body itchiness!

As a beekeeper, definitely anaphylaxis! normally defined by any reactions away from the actual area of the sting.
Don’t bother with chemist, go to GP, explain, and get a couple of epipens - the next sting could kill you!
by Phil Fouracre
11 Aug 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Gear cables!

Many thanks. As usual, concise and succinct! Covered everything,- will investigate outer options. Was considering external routing, but, really can’t see how I can do it neatly!
Thanks again for help.
by Phil Fouracre
11 Aug 2020, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Gear cables!

Jagwire outer, inner came with new SRAM shifter, measured at 1mm and assume it is stainless!
by Phil Fouracre
10 Aug 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Gear cables!

Thx - suggestions for lube? think I’ve used up routing options!
by Phil Fouracre
9 Aug 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Gear cables!

Thanks again for your response. A couple of strands appear to have broken, one near the shifter, and one on the ‘worst’ change of direction. They had gradually crept and bunched up! All I’m thinking is to look for the most robust, maybe stiffest outer, to ‘smooth out’ the convoluted route.
by Phil Fouracre
8 Aug 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Gear cables!

Just picked this up, many thanks! Basically SRAM eagle 12 speed set up on a Scott Axis eride mtb - everything internally routed! Wife having problems changing gear accurately. Quick look showed strands on inner broken and bunching up - replaced, but still not good. Then went to replace outer which t...
by Phil Fouracre
8 Aug 2020, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cables!
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Gear cables!

Anyone got any advice on gear cable outer and inners? I’ve had a problem with a new bike cable inner, strands breaking - replaced, no better! Replaced outer as well, to find it has a horribly convoluted route (internal!) I can’t see any way to overcome this - routing externally not really an option....
by Phil Fouracre
3 Aug 2020, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 309
Views: 7718

Re: Antisocial cyclists

There certainly are some weird threads doing the rounds!
by Phil Fouracre
24 Jun 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rode into a car
Replies: 38
Views: 1892

Re: Rode into a car

Blimey! Are you safe out on the roads? :-) :-)
by Phil Fouracre
15 Jun 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5737

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Ooh! I do like a good moan, about nothing! a bit more tolerance wouldn’t come amiss, especially now? Re: stories about shop staff, and helpfulness - I’ve not heard anything better than my experience at our local Tesco a while back. To cut a long story short; I was on my ebike recovering from a major...