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by Tiberius
28 Dec 2020, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many days cycled 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: How many days cycled 2020?

I can't give an accurate figure but I would say that I definitely hit 300, perhaps even 330. I don't do big mileage days but I'm out and about on the bike most days. Average cycling mileage for the year was just over 10 miles/day and my phone app thing says that I walked an average of 4 miles/day. T...
by Tiberius
21 Dec 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2060

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Up here (NE coast Yorkshire) the incessant summer wind drops. It is day in/day out windy here from April throughout summer, it usually drops in mid September. For sure we get gales and high winds throughout autumn just like everywhere else, but those days are few and far between compared to the ince...
by Tiberius
12 Dec 2020, 7:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedalling out of the saddle with a Sturmey Archer AW hub
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Pedalling out of the saddle with a Sturmey Archer AW hub

You can visually verify derailer adjustment, AWs lack that. When I rule the world, I'll have Rohloff make new TF hubs. A New Model AM would be lovely too. AWs are not Sturmey's best idea. And for balance, I think the AW hub is brilliant. My No1 bike has a Rohloff but my winter bike is a single spee...
by Tiberius
4 Dec 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?
Replies: 90
Views: 2928

Re: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?

The Rohloff is made for a niche market that wants a good gear range(but not an extreme range),minimal maintenance and dureability in extreme conditions ie; typically RTW expedition touring or rough stuff/MTB touring,the two aren't very different facets of cycling and don't require high end ratios,b...
by Tiberius
3 Dec 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: blood doning

That's a big change from my last donation. Wonder how it affects the sessions? More punters or less? I would say it's busier now than it used to be - at least it appears that way but the numbers may prove me wrong. As I said upthread, nowadays the sessions always seem chaotic as if they simply have...
by Tiberius
3 Dec 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: blood doning

Is that whole blood donation at 90? If that question was for me then yes, I have donated 90 pints of blood. Not that 90 donations of any kind isn't remarkable it's just that 90 whole blood donations means 45 years of twice yearly donations without fail. I think that's incredible dedication. Thank y...
by Tiberius
3 Dec 2020, 8:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: blood doning

Tangled Metal wrote:Is that whole blood donation at 90?


If that question was for me then yes, I have donated 90 pints of blood.
by Tiberius
3 Dec 2020, 7:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: blood doning

I'm 63 and have just hit 90 donations. I've never had a single problem re recovery - glass of orange and a bag of crisps and I'm off. My only real moan (as others have said) is the booking system and the on-day waiting times. It used to be terrible, then it got a lot better but now it's back to squa...
by Tiberius
28 Nov 2020, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC B1 Chain joining link
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: KMC B1 Chain joining link

I've been using these chains/links for ages and I've not had a single problem using them or reusing them.

When I first saw them I just didn't like them. I 'got' the idea and theory behind them but I couldn't see them working, or lasting well, in real world use. I was wrong, they work just fine.
by Tiberius
24 Nov 2020, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum
Replies: 75
Views: 2457

Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

I had a dead dead scarey close pass a couple of days ago....Police van.... :shock:
by Tiberius
24 Nov 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hydraulic Brake Maintenance Technical Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Hydraulic Brake Maintenance Technical Advice

PH wrote:Epic brakes have the clearest instructions I’ve seen, along with some videos. Their kits seems good as well,


+1.... :wink:
by Tiberius
24 Nov 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes
Replies: 40
Views: 1126

Re: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes

For approx' five years I used Shimano Saint MTB pedals and Grisport Dartmoor walking shoes - actually two pairs of shoes as I wear them literally ever day, I walk a lot and the shoes tend to last a good couple of years/pair. A perfect combination and the pins on the pedals didn't dig into, or ruin, ...
by Tiberius
12 Nov 2020, 1:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AW; the thing that wouldn't die?
Replies: 31
Views: 1378

Re: Sturmey Archer AW; the thing that wouldn't die?

I have no doubt whatsoever that you will fix it....so I'm in with 'every chance' Those rusty parts should clean up OK and the springs and bearings can be replaced easily, and cheaply, enough (assuming that's allowed) Plus (and this is a big PLUS)...You want to repair it. Your personal 'I'm going to ...
by Tiberius
28 Oct 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Card Payment only, No Cash
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Card Payment only, No Cash

At the start of this pandemic I got to grips with ApplePay. I pay for everything now using my phone and unlike scanning a debit card there is no £45 limit. Every transaction readily available to view at any time. And that's just it isn't it, once you get used to (say) Apple Pay there is no turning ...
by Tiberius
24 Oct 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind speed
Replies: 32
Views: 1210

Re: Wind speed

My limit is don't go out on an exposed route if the forecast average windspeed is over 10 mph. If I stuck to that rule I would hardly ever ride. North east coast of Yorkshire, it's a rare day that the average wind speed is less than 10 mph. I tend to check 'XC Weather' They have their own wind spee...