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by David_S
8 Feb 2015, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: aluminium vs carbon & gears
Replies: 92
Views: 4727

Re: aluminium vs carbon & gears

Bearing in mind utterance is a lot more expensive than tiara, the alu frames must be a lot cheaper than the carbon frame. I would go with carbon frame, but ride them and chose the one you prefer
by David_S
8 Feb 2015, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting too cold.
Replies: 45
Views: 4857

Re: Getting too cold.

I hate the cold being tall and skinny. Not too clever living in Cumbria. Also hilly so suffer from MikeF's problem. Feet are worst. I wear two pairs of socks and two pairs of overshoes including GribGrab Arctic, and still cold. Does anyone else do this.
by David_S
23 Dec 2014, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Measurements leg length - up to 1cm?
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: Measurements leg length - up to 1cm?

Dave W wrote:One of my testicles is lower than the other - should I have an asymmetric saddle? :shock:

No, but perhaps another part of your anatomy should also be asymmetric to compensate!
by David_S
13 Dec 2014, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Windchill
Replies: 38
Views: 3011

Re: Windchill

It's designed for running, so probably intended as single layer, or in extreme foul weather to be worn under a lightweight water/wind proof jacket. That does not mean it could not be used on a bike as part of a layering system. Given its price it may be cut a little short, so dependent on your measu...
by David_S
13 Dec 2014, 5:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Food / Eating on longer rides
Replies: 64
Views: 4656

Re: Food / Eating on longer rides

Carry Jelly Babies. Easily consumed. Lots of sugar Then you get the sugar spike and you're back to square one,not good. Better eating real food ie;the Mrs R2 cereal bars linked to up thread for a more sustainable slow release energy fuel. Not that there's anything wrong with food with a bit of suga...
by David_S
7 Dec 2014, 11:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: merino baselayer
Replies: 59
Views: 4002

Re: merino baselayer

Try H/H freeze. A merino/manmade fibre mix with 'turtle' style neck and zip for ventilation.
by David_S
7 Dec 2014, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Food / Eating on longer rides
Replies: 64
Views: 4656

Re: Food / Eating on longer rides

Carry Jelly Babies. Easily consumed. Lots of sugar
by David_S
24 Oct 2014, 9:04pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Optilabs
Replies: 27
Views: 21689

Re: Optilabs

I'm wondering about this at the moment. I have a good pair of wrap around prescription sunglasses which I usually wear. As the winter and darker nights are drawing in I find myself wearing my glasses which are terrible when it rains. I'm seriously thinking about the ones where the prescriptive lens...
by David_S
23 Oct 2014, 8:52pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Optilabs
Replies: 27
Views: 21689

Re: Optilabs

I'm looking at their selection. I notice there's a fundamental choice to be made. Sports style where prescriptive lens sits behind a 'shield' With these it is possible to change the shade of the shield for the conditions. I have used cheap versions of this style with disposal contacts whilst cycling...
by David_S
10 Oct 2014, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A warm dry winter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3117

Re: A warm dry winter?

Not particularly dry this week!
by David_S
9 Oct 2014, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does 100 feet equal one mile?
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Does 100 feet equal one mile?

As well as steepness and length of ascent, it would be my contention that a significant determent of the effect of 'climbing' on time taken to cover a set distance, is the conditions of descent. If faced with a steep descent over a rough narrow road surface with s-bends and unguarded drops, you desc...
by David_S
9 Oct 2014, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does 100 feet equal one mile?
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Does 100 feet equal one mile?

Does 100 feet equal a mile? No, not in my experience. I'm based in SW Cumbria on edge of Lake District. If I head inland my routes are undulating. By way of contrast, the Cumbrian coast, unlike that of Cornwall is flattish. Below are two of my routes and times from recent rides, both in similar fair...
by David_S
24 Sep 2014, 7:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Optilabs
Replies: 27
Views: 21689

Re: Optilabs

Mick F wrote:Just a big "thumbs up" for my Optilabs glasses. I've got used to them now and hardly notice I'm wearing them.
500miles done since buying them and wearing them for all of those miles. :D

Good frames, good optics, and a good fit.


Do they steam up?
by David_S
17 Sep 2014, 8:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Non driving cyclists
Replies: 51
Views: 4560

Re: Non driving cyclists

How does OP know that the cyclist with whom he had the altercation is not also a car driver?
by David_S
12 Sep 2014, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 27918

Re: Hardest UK climb?

The hardest climb in the UK?

Is the final climb of the day when your legs are tired, you are hungry, you are thinking of food and a warm shower. Doesn't matter which climb it is. It is always the hardest climb