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by SteveHunter
22 Feb 2015, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17488

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Noted, will contact you.
by SteveHunter
21 Feb 2015, 1:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't I use Wiggle?
Replies: 105
Views: 19102

Re: Why don't I use Wiggle?

Them haribo are very handy for stuffing in your saddle bag for when you need a little sugar hit.
by SteveHunter
20 Feb 2015, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Helium
Replies: 28
Views: 4939

Re: Helium

If I was to get some could I inflate my bike tyres with it, would that make my wheels lighter and then I could go faster ;)
by SteveHunter
20 Feb 2015, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17488

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

An update from me now my brain has calmed a bit. This did not occur at a Building Site Access. There are a lot of Building works occurring at the junction, and hoardings up alongside the road everywhere, but the accident did not take place at the entrance to the site, and I'm not aware that the lorr...
by SteveHunter
19 Feb 2015, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17488

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

I've had better days. Large scotch required when I get home.
by SteveHunter
19 Feb 2015, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry
Replies: 252
Views: 17488

Re: Another cyclist death: left-turning lorry

Unfortunately yet another needless loss of life on Londons roads. Also unfortunately I know the circumstances of todays incident, wrong place at wrong time, and certainly in this instance I don't think we can really lay the blame on the driver of the lorry. The lorry was turning left. The lorry, was...
by SteveHunter
17 Feb 2015, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakes and tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Brakes and tyres

I have just done this :) My road bike (specialized Allez) all last year ran on 23mm Mavic Aksion tyres, it was my first ever road bike and I knew no difference, I thought thinner meant faster and that was all that mattered. As winter approached the thought of mudguards came to mind I realised anothe...
by SteveHunter
16 Feb 2015, 10:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Hydration For Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 3840

Re: Best Hydration For Cycling

I've always been told since I was a kid that one of the best things to drink after exercise was milk. Whether true or not I don't know but I often do drink a large glass of milk after a hard session of exercise whether that be a fast cycling session or a run.
by SteveHunter
15 Feb 2015, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?
Replies: 106
Views: 9772

Re: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?

I had need to use my LBS this morning. I picked up a puncture and as I was nearly home I decided to just inflate it and see if I could make it home. I don't carry a pump only CO2 canisters. I got about a mile but wasn't going to make it home but I was outside the LBS. I popped in and asked if I coul...
by SteveHunter
15 Feb 2015, 12:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge
Replies: 338
Views: 32056

Re: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge

Redvee wrote:Throwing it wide open, something irrelevant to the challenge so should be easy for someone else to bag one.

That's proper confused me, is that something beginning with I that's irrelevant to the photo challenge. A bit too cryptic for me.
by SteveHunter
14 Feb 2015, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle storage at home
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: cycle storage at home

I don't think my car would fit in my garage even with nothing else in there. If it did go in I wouldn't be able to open the door to get out. Even without the car I am struggling for space. I have had to put 2 bikes in the shed but I'm not happy with that as the shed is not as secure. I may try and c...
by SteveHunter
14 Feb 2015, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tipper crash in Bath
Replies: 175
Views: 39566

Re: Tipper crash in Bath

When my daughter learnt to drive her driving instructor told her engine braking put unnecessary wear on the engine so you shouldn't do it. You should always use the brakes for slowing down as the brakes are cheaper to replace than the engine. That's what she was told anyway. It doesn't feel right to...
by SteveHunter
14 Feb 2015, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Waterproof paniers for Super Galaxy

I have a set of these for commuting. http://www.amazon.co.uk/WP100-carrier-bags-Colour-black/dp/B002RLGWHA/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1423934049&sr=8-14&keywords=red+pannier As far as I can tell they are 100% waterproof, they are certainly very robust. They have a roll top then the flap ove...
by SteveHunter
10 Feb 2015, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?
Replies: 106
Views: 9772

Re: How is the Local Bike Shop going to survive?

I went to my most local LBS as needed some spare inner tubes. They had run out of ones in my size 700cc x 25. Oh dear.... The good shops will survive, the bad ones will disappear. I still prefer going in a bike shop and I have bought all my bikes in proper bike shops, or secondhand but always in per...
by SteveHunter
10 Feb 2015, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: aluminium vs carbon & gears
Replies: 92
Views: 4726

Re: aluminium vs carbon & gears

I will do my best to answer the specifics in my limited knowledge. Strap-on mudguards for a roadie - how inconvenient are they really ? I put SKS raceblades on my Allez, attached with the rubber straps. I didn't really like them as they kept moving and rubbing on the tyre. It's the experience with t...