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by The fat commuter
17 Jun 2016, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle route planner
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Re: Cycle route planner

Nice one. Will add that to try. A work colleague's suggested one called ViewRanger so will give them both a test ride soon. Will report back on the pros and cons. One of my rides is a charity ride in Ireland. Not sure if I'll be a leader of a group yet (not bothered if not a leader) but it would be ...
by The fat commuter
17 Jun 2016, 6:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle route planner
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Re: Cycle route planner

Apologies for regurgitating a thread from two years ago but... ...does cyclestreets android app move the map as you cycle? I have a few 100 mile cycle rides planned in the next few months. I've used the route planner on Strava to plan a route, have got that route up on my phone and then set off usin...
by The fat commuter
3 Nov 2015, 6:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Upset car driver?
Replies: 40
Views: 2646

Re: Upset car driver?

Just out of interest, was it the same driver right at the end of the video pulling out of the side road just before you turn right? Looks to be the same car type. My opinion, he was a numpty. Reporting him was the right thing to do. It may not achieve anything at the time but should he be involved i...
by The fat commuter
23 Oct 2015, 7:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tanking out 8 hours later - any way to avoid?
Replies: 23
Views: 1535

Re: Tanking out 8 hours later - any way to avoid?

It could be that you just were low on food without realising it. It's hills, hills, hills around here - all uphill coming home from work. I used to walk the two and a half miles home - did it for years. Every now and then, would get half a mile from home and would get the shakes and heavy legs. No i...
by The fat commuter
13 Oct 2015, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cable actuated hydraulic disc brake
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: cable actuated hydraulic disc brake

If you zoom in on the image, you can see cable at the disk end. I'm assuming that the system is hydraulic from the handlebar to just before the disc. Then, a piston converts the hydraulic push into cable pull to place the actual pads onto the discs. The brake hoods don't seem to be that big though -...
by The fat commuter
12 Oct 2015, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to avoid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: A place to avoid?

Heltor Chasca wrote:Good luck with your course. What are you reading?

It's a psychotherapy type course. Takes about three years in total. Complete change for me as I'm currently a computer programmer.

Just thought, if fighting does break out outside the hotel, I could give the culprits counselling afterwards
by The fat commuter
10 Oct 2015, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to avoid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: A place to avoid?

Walthamstow Central fight: Up to 200 teenagers present I'm doing a course which involves doing a weekend in class once a month. Next month I need to go to London. As I'm paying for the course myself I have to pay for my own hotel. I've booked one right next to the tube station in Walthamstow. Let's...
by The fat commuter
9 Oct 2015, 6:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman found guilty of attempt to mow down cyclist with SUV
Replies: 98
Views: 4592

Re: Woman found guilty of attempt to mow down cyclist with S

Errr, why isn't it attempted murder? Oh right, because she used a car isn't it. Explained here: Jon Fray of the Kingston Cycling Campaign said: "I am not experienced in law but I suppose the police picked the charge of attempted GBH because they thought that is the one that would stick. “I hav...
by The fat commuter
6 Oct 2015, 3:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Funny thing this morning
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Funny thing this morning

I live in Manchester and in my experience the police don't bother cyclists that much if at all. I think that it was this set of traffic lights on Princess Street: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4787459,-2.2424875,3a,75y,138.05h,69.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smAmrm8x4LbNX-3XWrZesww!2e0!7i13312!8i6656...
by The fat commuter
3 Oct 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Funny thing this morning
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Funny thing this morning

This morning I was on a course in Manchester. Was walking along a road when a cyclist approached a red traffic light next to me and, seeing that the way was clear, proceeded to ride through it. Unfortunately for him there were two police officers on bikes behind him who shouted at him. He stopped, l...
by The fat commuter
2 Oct 2015, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassettes - 7 speed & spacer or 8 speed?
Replies: 23
Views: 1606

Re: Cassettes - 7 speed & spacer or 8 speed?

The new eight speed cassette and chain went on this morning. Took the spacer off. The indexing had been ever so slightly out since having to put a new axle in a week or two back. Anyway, put the new cassette on today and it is perfectly aligned - didn't have to make any adjustments. Didn't have time...
by The fat commuter
2 Oct 2015, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?

Epic Ride seems to have different proportions:

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Not very visible on that photo but probably about 10% wax.
by The fat commuter
1 Oct 2015, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?

My EpicRide arrived today. Just given it a good shake - will see how it separates overnight.
by The fat commuter
29 Sep 2015, 11:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?
Replies: 44
Views: 2784

Re: White Lightning Dry Ride. OK Now?

That sounds excellent! I originally bought WLCR because of the description and I wasn't disappointed. This stuff from Planet X sounds as good if not better. Trouble is, it's a good price, but they want £3.95 delivery on top making the price £9.94. Not such a bargain after all. Wiggle sell WLCR at £...
by The fat commuter
29 Sep 2015, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beware the Wally
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Beware the Wally

Audax67 wrote:Oh, that kind of Wally. Thought you meant this one:

https://youtu.be/LLW1ZnFSTKM

Very nice. Didn't think that I liked stuff like that but found it very pleasurable.

Feeling all relaxed now. Hopefully not too relaxed for my ride into work otherwise I'll be late.