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by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

I had a similar dent in the top tube of a 531 frame (must have been caused when I tumbled off on ice about 5 years before) and didn't even notice it for all that time (didn't clean the bike either :( ). Never caused a problem.
by fastpedaller
17 Oct 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police using dash cam footage
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Police using dash cam footage

I wished I'd had a cam last week when a female driver overtook me and immediately turned left into her drive - thankfully it was uphill and at the end of a long ride otherwise I'd have been going faster and ended up squashed. I confronted her saying " I can't believe you just did that" and...
by fastpedaller
16 Oct 2018, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 162
Views: 10011

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

Bumping the subject up, and more importantly an update........ Since I'd heard nothing on the 3 cases (sprints) to outrun the beast I contacted the Police by email on 3rd Oct to be told the officer is back next Saturday (so 6th Oct) and they had made (yet) another case number and emailed him, so I w...
by fastpedaller
16 Oct 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Chris Hoy speaks out
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: Chris Hoy speaks out

No incident is ever reported like that anyway. It's always "A cyclist was hit by a car". Motorists do not exist. I refute that - It always seems to be reported as "A cyclist collided with a car", thus implying the cyclist was a fault! (n.b without any evidence of fault either way)
by fastpedaller
15 Oct 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Intersting article about Taiwan cycle industry.
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Intersting article about Taiwan cycle industry.

can you summarise this as I started losing the will to live halfway through the second page...sorry Summary: The Taiwanese do cycles better and cheaper than in the West. Quite right. I've not long since finished reading The Dancing Chain by Frank J Berto. If I take anything away with me from that b...
by fastpedaller
15 Oct 2018, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Intersting article about Taiwan cycle industry.
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Intersting article about Taiwan cycle industry.

The attached is (IMHO) a very interesting and insightful look into the evolution of the Taiwan cycle industry. Quite lengthy but worth the read :D
https://read.dukeupress.edu/easts/artic ... 1Hsieh.pdf
by fastpedaller
15 Oct 2018, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat bars to Drops advice
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Flat bars to Drops advice

yes it will work as described but you may need a very short stem to get you hands in the right place, depending on whether the riding position is correct to start with. This may be one area in which I don't agree with Brucey! - Surely the main 'point' with drop bars is to get a more aero position (...
by fastpedaller
12 Oct 2018, 6:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tree nearly hits cycist
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Tree nearly hits cycist

Crikey - what a lucky one to have it miss! There should have been 2 other colleagues (tree-fellers?), but seriously he should be a)heavily fined and b)prevented from operating.
by fastpedaller
11 Oct 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Possibly stuck bottom bracket
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Possibly stuck bottom bracket

Apologies if I'm stating the obvious - OP, are you turning the tool in the correct direction?
by fastpedaller
9 Oct 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 74
Views: 2565

Re: Event helmet cobblers

Even better is (If you are not accepted to 'ride the event') - If it is on public roads to just happen to be riding along that road on the day! Will they challenge you for not wearing the lid? I've been almost knocked off whilst riding along a route being used for a sportive, when I was going straig...
by fastpedaller
8 Oct 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fears after cycling accident
Replies: 19
Views: 825

Re: Fears after cycling accident

As Corporal Jones would say DON'T PANIC. But I know it's easier said than done :roll: In an unexpected situation it's ok to act quickly (that's not panic), and make a very quick but deliberate move to avoid/mitigate the situation. I know it's not easy, but those split seconds (if used wisely) can ev...
by fastpedaller
8 Oct 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 329
Views: 11166

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Cugel wrote:But what piece of silliness will the former helmet purveyors then persuade us to buy, to replace the dried-up profit stream from the sale of millions of landfill-filling, sea-choking clumps of useless plastic?

Cugel

Plastic bikes? :oops: Oh I see that's already being done!
by fastpedaller
7 Oct 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: dont ask a copper
Replies: 77
Views: 3148

Re: dont ask a copper ( better url)

A mild form of vigilantism(is that a word) would be for prospective buyers to go around and one-by-one take the bikes 'for a test ride' and never return with them :lol: would maybe teach him a lesson - but I suspect he won't let anyone do the ride again until they've paid :(
by fastpedaller
6 Oct 2018, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?
Replies: 39
Views: 1796

Re: Dawes Galaxy - current status? Still good option?

Another spa fan here. I have a fantastic thorn rohloff bike I’ve had a good experience of dealing with both shops. Both have strong opinions but will look after you and will get what is right for your use. That's great and I agree fully (Spa tourer owner). Some people don't like other people or sho...
by fastpedaller
4 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Side to Side RRA
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Side to Side RRA

SimonCelsa wrote:
Good going, hope the following wind continues and there are not so many lumpy bits on the final run in to Gt Yarmouth.


Definitely no lumpy bits in teh last 20 miles approaching Gt Yarmouth :D