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by pjclinch
28 Sep 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Custom clothing

Indeed. As a retired engineer, I have a wide range of skills but not including using a sewing machine. And for stretchy stuff you need an overlocker, which is a whole level up with 4 needles. We inherited one a couple of years ago, it sat around waiting for "a project" which turned up rec...
by pjclinch
26 Sep 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Your child luckily had one bad outcome that could have being avoided but wasn't, another time, another place and the outcome is far worse, sorry but chucking children into scenarios like that is irresponsible IMO. That you don't seem to understand the issue is somewhat worrying :shock: So you don't...
by pjclinch
25 Sep 2020, 11:27am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

In practice, you get good with what you're used to. When we adopted our son he came with a wee BSO with (by my standards) terrible brakes. But he knew what they'd do and did okay. Christmas rolled around and an Islabikes Beinn 20 appeared c/o Santa with good quality V-brakes. I don't think I've eve...
by pjclinch
23 Sep 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Recommend a 1st pedal bike for a toddler
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Recommend a 1st pedal bike for a toddler

The CycleSprog web site is very good for this sort of stuff: see https://www.cyclesprog.co.uk/

There's a review section and lots of good advice.

Pete.
by pjclinch
22 Sep 2020, 9:39am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I did wonder about the disc brakes and if they result in braking harder and a more difficult/quicker reaction slide to control. I do not every recall so many riders having problems controlling their bikes in wet conditions. Braking on the rim may result in less harsh braking and more time to contro...
by pjclinch
20 Sep 2020, 11:52am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Boardman says people riding bikes without helmets is “quite wonderful”
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Boardman says people riding bikes without helmets is “quite wonderful”

Dark coloured road helmets + dark coloured clothing: the cyclist is sufficiently worried about a head injury to wear a helmet, but is not prepared to do things that might reduce the risk of that happening in the first place eg make the highest and most visible part of their body in traffic more vis...
by pjclinch
15 Sep 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Wolves
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Wolves

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step World Tour cycle team are often known as "The Wolfpack", there is a hashtag, membership options, merchandise etc., see https://wolfpack.deceuninck-quickstep.com/en/account/login
by pjclinch
14 Sep 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 883
Views: 61034

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Those interested in cycling endurance races and long distance records might find Ian Walker's "Endless Perfect Circles" a good read...

See http://drianwalker.com/circles/
by pjclinch
14 Sep 2020, 8:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Risk and Freedom
Replies: 69
Views: 1857

Re: Risk and Freedom

The logic of this line of thought is that PPE should be removed from all situations in order to make people more aware of their exposure to danger. Building sites, for example. Make them safer by banning hard hats and steel toe cap boots! Except that would be ridiculous because building sites have ...
by pjclinch
14 Sep 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Bicycle Science, 2nd edition, page 196 provide some details on braking. More research into the effects of disc braking may help with understanding the overall effects. But as with many things, divorcing the brakes from the rider pulling the levers leaves you very sadly lacking in overall picture. D...
by pjclinch
11 Sep 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

RickH wrote:Are disc wheels are agnostic to the type of through axle. (As long as it is the same diameter & is that standard on road bikes?)


Not sure, but there's also the rotor diameter and thickness to consider. I don't know if they're standardised at all.
by pjclinch
10 Sep 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 171
Views: 5072

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

philg wrote:Surely the time taken to replace a disc wheel is no worse than for 'normal' brakes assuming a QR wheel and standardised discs ?


If there was a single standard everyone was using, and if neutral service had disc wheels that conformed to it, yes. However...

Pete.
by pjclinch
10 Sep 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 883
Views: 61034

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Indeed I think the current crop of tdf riders wouldn't hold a candle up to the the likes of Indurain, Hinault , Merckx etc. They have more knowledge, better organized teams, faster equipment but as athletes I don't think they are the match. But they don't have quite the same laissez faire attitude ...
by pjclinch
8 Sep 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/koolstop-tyre-mate/, other suppliers are available, of course, but this is the thing for when Thumbs Of Steel™ are not enough. I really wish I'd had one a long time before I did.
by pjclinch
7 Sep 2020, 6:14am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Two separate threads?
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Two separate threads?

Mick F wrote:Seems simple to me.


To borrow a catch-phrase of Dr. Ben Goldacre, "I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that"...