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by Grandad
15 Oct 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 115
Views: 41563

Re: One solution to tailgating?

not giant BMW MINIs

Also known as minis on steroids :)
by Grandad
13 Oct 2019, 11:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays

very little room for the traffic to do anything daft.

I would have thought that left hooking and sadly killing numerous cyclists is more than daft.
by Grandad
13 Oct 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

Thanks Brucey, very helpful indeed
by Grandad
12 Oct 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

by Brucey » 8 Oct 2019, 11:53pm depends on the intervening ratios as to whether the resultant cassette makes sense or not. NB some (not all) cassettes have a second smallest sprocket with an integral spacer, in which case it will work as a smallest sprocket, and you just need to ditch the smallest ...
by Grandad
9 Oct 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

My understanding of this explanation is that after a ride it's better to leave recharging the battery until immediately before the next ride. This assumes that it has not completely discharged on the ride.

Is this correct?
by Grandad
8 Oct 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

Found this on Sheldon Brown ! It is not difficult to customize Shimano cassettes. If you substitute an un-approved cog, Uniglide or Hyperglide, SRAM, IRD, Miche, or some other brand, it will still work, but the shift to/from that cog will probably not be as smooth as a Hyperglide shift normally is. ...
by Grandad
8 Oct 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

If I could pound along I would keep the little sprockets but at 83 with AF there's no chance :) At my own comfortable speed I can still do up to 60 miles but had to avoid too many hills The Orbea allows me to now do these and so has opened up long lost areas. As a matter of interest I keep a note of...
by Grandad
8 Oct 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 836

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

I'd like to do something similar with the Claris setup on the Orbea Gain. The current block is 8 speed 11-32 and I prefer the idea of a 14-34 if this is available. Main reason is to reduce the jumps between the gears, the 34 is a minor issue but welcome if the mech will handle it. By time the smalle...
by Grandad
1 Oct 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: A rampant evil at large - Commuter Cyclists beware

I found my fixed wheel trike a few hundred yards from where I had left it :D
by Grandad
27 Sep 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Are many e-bike riders interested in VO2max? With atrial fibrillation I ride well within my heart's comfort limit and suspect that most others use a degree of caution
by Grandad
24 Sep 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank powered Old Ordinary
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Crank powered Old Ordinary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05wcd91/earrann-eachdraidhhistory-shorts-episode-45
A 5 minute program on BBC Alba today. 34seconds in shows vintage bikes including an unusual Old Ordinary.

Does anyone have more information about this?
by Grandad
24 Sep 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Reads as though you don't see partially assisted motorised bikes as e-bikes :?:
by Grandad
21 Sep 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Since reporting on my first ride on the Orbea https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=132519#p1393752 I've done 2 more. Both 53 miles plus 4 and 5 miles using the motor. Went out on the Spa Audax today and over 41 miles found myself using higher gears and riding considerably faster.(But...
by Grandad
21 Sep 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How to add a link to another topic into a message
Replies: 3
Views: 309

How to add a link to another topic into a message

I often see a link in a post "view topic xxxx" How is this done?