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by dmiller
31 Mar 2009, 9:03am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Dales Glasgow - Specialized shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Dales Glasgow - Specialized shoes

Hey, I bought a set of specialized mtb shoes in september last year and have worn them every day since (monday - friday) commuting and at least once every weekend on the hills... Well the shoes split down at the toe box, not near any crash damage bits or at a section you would expect things to wear....
by dmiller
30 Mar 2009, 1:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: unusual bike veiws
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: unusual bike veiws

From the trails up at Laggan near Strathpeffer... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2954757495_49714db706.jpg?v=0 If you go up that way pop into Square Wheels in Strathpeffer and spend some cash - the guy that runs it has great chat and has a lot to do with the quality of those trails. Cheers, Dav...
by dmiller
24 Mar 2009, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Refusing to lift the barriers
Replies: 29
Views: 2748

Re: Refusing to lift the barriers

I get the same rubbish at my work. In practice though it only really bothers me every now and then as every time they replace the barriers one of my helpful car driving coworkers will ram it - hence removing the problem for a month or two :)
by dmiller
18 Mar 2009, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Chased and stopped by the Police!"
Replies: 31
Views: 2643

Re: "Chased and stopped by the Police!"

I have to say, that if there was nobody between the operator taking the call and meic who was able confidently to say 'This is not an offence' it makes me feel a bit sad :cry: You have to wonder how the call was written off. Well yeah, there is that! I wonder if it made it through to an officer as ...
by dmiller
18 Mar 2009, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Non-shifting front derailleur... any help here?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Non-shifting front derailleur... any help here?

My rockhopper came with the standard deore front derailer and I had a similar issue. Under the limit screws there is a black tube covering the spring and as its tight to the spring it fills up with crud. I snapped it off (its not a full tube and can be removed and refitted but sounds like its snappi...
by dmiller
18 Mar 2009, 9:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever been rear-ended?
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Have you ever been rear-ended?

but our rears are unprotected. *childish titter* :) To be honset I think speed limits help here - cars can stop amazingly quickly from 30mph when a driver sees you... every now and then I get treated to some hollywood style tyre smoke as a car finally spots me! Its also often the driver thats more ...
by dmiller
18 Mar 2009, 9:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Chased and stopped by the Police!"
Replies: 31
Views: 2643

Re: "Chased and stopped by the Police!"

To be honest I was wondering how the police tracked you down over 4 miles... The child seat must have been a good clue for them. In all fairness to the officer it sounds like its one of those "oh {FFE - family-friendly edit } someones actually going to have to look into this..." calls for ...
by dmiller
18 Mar 2009, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever been rear-ended?
Replies: 25
Views: 1740

Re: Have you ever been rear-ended?

Yeah. I was waiting to turn right and so was postioned about 1/3 of the lane in from the white line waiting for traffic to clear. I had been waiting about 30 seconds (with high vis jacket, flashing rear light, high vis back pack cover, reflector etc) at about 7 in the morning in Jan 2008 in Glasgow....
by dmiller
9 Mar 2009, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lost camera
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Lost camera

I would check the pictures as well...

But maybe for different reasons! :D
by dmiller
24 Feb 2009, 7:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone got a bicygnal indicator?
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

AnnaV wrote:Actually have googled it and people saying it's not waterproof which is a bit crap.


I had a peugot car with indicators like that... :)
by dmiller
24 Feb 2009, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you get 'competitive' when spotting a fellow cyclist?
Replies: 36
Views: 2551

Its daft. Its childish. Its not all that friendly if its clear your trying to spank by someone. And I cant help doing it all the time! :lol: (There is a guy on a old clunker mtb that is on crazy 2.3's that are flat with the worlds rustiest drive chain and he zips past me every morning so its not all...
by dmiller
23 Feb 2009, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Puncture, White Van Man, & lessons learned
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Its strange isn't it? On the road I get most grief from white van men (and woman!) and taxi drivers... yet if I get a puncture in the middle of nowhere its always white vans and taxi drivers that stop to see if Im okay and normal drivers give me the same wide bearth as they drive on by... Spose it s...
by dmiller
23 Feb 2009, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: (Lack of ) durability of Overshoes
Replies: 20
Views: 1658

I had a set of the endura ones. They broke a year later... I called endura and they sent me brand new ones.

What more could you want? :D

(Also see this thread praising them).

Also I find over shoes make summer shoes into passable winter shoes...

David.
by dmiller
18 Feb 2009, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calories
Replies: 32
Views: 2064

Remember that you're "supposed" to burn around 2500 calories a day, most of that during the day. So if you spent most of a day riding, you'd need to remove maybe 1500 calories from the total because that's what you'd have burned anyway. I use about 600 calories each way to work, I think, ...
by dmiller
19 Dec 2008, 2:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Murderous cyclists (response)
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Murderous cyclists (response)

Two people were arrested for theft of bikes, whilst several others were issued with anti-social behaviour tickets for disorderly conduct, a number of warnings were issued to motorists Thats pretty interesting. I wonder how many of the motorists jumped the reds. I would suggest asking him for the ba...