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by amediasatex
29 Jan 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa audax mono
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Spa audax mono

And if one nut is slightly too long and one slightly too short, then take the long one and file a bit off until it’s just right.
by amediasatex
15 Jan 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

What I tried to put forward was the argument that ALL road users have a responsibility to be a tad visible. A simple idea! All well and good, except that there will always be road users that do not do this, whether they be sheep, cow, fallen tree or human being. And given that is the case you have ...
by amediasatex
15 Jan 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

The motorist is, understandably on a cycling forum, the bogeyman. I think this is unfair, firstly most of us on here are motorists at some point or another, secondly I would say the same on any social forum. You also need to appreciate that cyclists are in a fairly unique position of experiencing o...
by amediasatex
14 Jan 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

However I do not think 30 or even 40 mpg on a double width B road is unreasonable given straight vision and decent conditions. On a straight road with good visibility it might be reasonable, but in such conditions visibility of obstacles isn't an issue for a carefully observant driver. But throw in...
by amediasatex
14 Jan 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

People drive into fallen trees! Indeed they do, why is that? My point is that they shouldn't drive into fallen trees, cows, sheep, or people. To do so means one of 3 things has happend: 1> driver not looking < terrifying, and best addressed with driver behaviour changes because if they're not looki...
by amediasatex
14 Jan 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: Why does ‘cyclist wearing dark clothing' exist as a contributory factor in KSIs

I said what I said about being killed on unlit rural roads because there is no verge or pavement and a dark clad pedestrian is sometimes almost invisible to a driver until very late. I have experience as both driver and pedestrian on such roads. To walk along one without being aware of the real dan...
by amediasatex
8 Dec 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Available 350mm/400mm 27.2 seatposts with ~30mm or more setback?

But late but I’ve got one of the Ergotec Futuras going spare if you or anyone else needs one.
by amediasatex
27 Nov 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 61
Views: 3044

Re: Cycling group politics

It seems to me that you’ve noticed that groups take different forms depending on who the group is aimed at. Group rides can be run in different ways for different audiences, as long as the setup is explained then there’s no issue, attend the groups that ride in the way you want to, and leave other g...
by amediasatex
26 Nov 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8167

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

It’s a stupid post in a stupid place painted a stupid colour. It’s all very well saying you should spot it and not ride into it but there’s enough hazards like that already, the path builders don’t need to go adding more. It really doesn’t matter if you think *you* would avoid it, not everyone has g...
by amediasatex
26 Nov 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

12349d-f wrote:So found out it’s not RGD it’s RGF which is a french company making bb shells


FWIW, one of my Mercians, a '75 also has an RGF BB shell as well...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 3019

Re: What's your average speed?

Some clubs have rides at 'easy' pace, or 'only as fast as the slowest'. In such circumstances I've always found the ride splits up, as some riders think they're going too slow and want to ride faster. Then find a better club, this is acceptable on a drop ride but not on a no-drop ride. If you did t...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 23
Views: 954

Re: Updating an old Dawes Galaxy

If you are on a tight budget and hunting out older parts then you could do worse then see if you have a local bike project nearby. We run one (in Exeter) and Weds nights is 'Bring Your Own Bike' night where people can rock up, pay a nominal fee (£5-£10) for use of a workstand and have access to the ...
by amediasatex
11 Nov 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 76
Views: 3019

Re: What's your average speed?

well, if you want to add some more (largely pointless!) data to the thread.... my average speed varies depending on the ride, who I'm riding with, my mood, and the terrain but: nursery run on cargo bike <5miles in the city ~ 9mph if I'm lucky commuting <10 miles in city ~12mph solo audax rides 100km...
by amediasatex
9 Nov 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6859

Re: Fixie: Why?

Which hubs are you people using for fixed riding on the roads in the winter? Novatec sealed bearing hubs have been very reliable for me, I normally prefer C+C but these have been pretty good, one set of bearings replaced after about 3 years and the replacements are still going ok another 3 years la...
by amediasatex
8 Nov 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ineffective Tektro brake
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Ineffective Tektro brake

as above 520's are a V brake lever, the MA/pull is all wrong for Cantis.

FWIW, the HoBootleg you have should have been originally fitted with 340's, so another pair of them would do the trick.