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by Palinurus
10 Oct 2015, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can a bicycle live forever?
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: Can a bicycle live forever?

I did have a bike where I replaced the wheels, the transmission, upgraded the brakes, and then- when I stripped the BB thread- replaced the frame with a similar one from eBay.

I don't know if it might live forever though, I gave it away to make a bit of room.
by Palinurus
28 Jun 2015, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map reading - can anyone do this now?
Replies: 52
Views: 2573

Re: Map reading - can anyone do this now?

I work in tech but I just have an old phone and use OS maps for cycling. Phone screen isn't big enough for maps, I like to plan my route as I go to some extent. Prefer paper maps for walking too.
by Palinurus
16 Jun 2014, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike covers
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: bike covers

I use an (Oxford) single bike cover to protect the cheap MTB I use for shopping and trailer pulling- there's plenty of room under it, I've never tried covering a bike with full panniers and handlebar bag with it but I'd reckon it'd all fit. Packs fairly small too.
by Palinurus
7 May 2014, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: noisy hub dynamo
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: noisy hub dynamo

I've found that when mine was oddly noisy once tightening the QR a little helped.
by Palinurus
13 Oct 2012, 11:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9308

Re: Winter Commuting

ersakus wrote:some people at work think I am mad.


Admit it, that's the best bit.
by Palinurus
13 Oct 2012, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9308

Re: Winter Commuting

I commute by bike year round. You'll generally get to know where the ice forms. This is a good point. My winter route is almost always ice-free except following snowfall (where the snow gets compressed by traffic). There is one section where run-off from a field can cause issues and a couple of oth...
by Palinurus
13 Oct 2012, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter Commuting
Replies: 54
Views: 9308

Re: Winter Commuting

I am still concerned about the road surface, there are some poor sections (anyone else ride through Bunny?). Are the lights good enough to be able to see potholes and so on? First off, the unlit sections of my route aren't too bad for potholes- however I find with my Cyo fitted on the fork crown it...
by Palinurus
2 Sep 2012, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Charity shop bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 13428

Re: Charity shop bargains

I remember reading that book at school, I guess I was curious having never heard the term bikepacking. Anyway it looked expensive so I didn't take it up but one of my friends liked the picture featuring a racing bike (included to show the difference between it and a tourer) and shortly after started...
by Palinurus
30 Aug 2012, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's your "normal" gear?
Replies: 26
Views: 3182

Re: What's your "normal" gear?

42 x 16
by Palinurus
12 Jul 2012, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is keeping me awake at night
Replies: 82
Views: 9913

Re: This is keeping me awake at night

dave84 wrote:
Vorpal wrote:
Funnily enough, whenever he does pass in this way, the next dozen or so cars all do the same.



That's quite interesting. If this result is general then if ~8% of drivers can be convinced to do somewhat exageratedly polite overtakes then the rest will follow.
by Palinurus
28 May 2012, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The perils of night riding - 1878 style
Replies: 7
Views: 4325

Re: The perils of night riding - 1878 style

Inspiring.

I, for one, will be getting a bugle.
by Palinurus
14 May 2012, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Caught in a race - again.
Replies: 39
Views: 6419

Re: Caught in a race - again.

I don't have the breath to discuss anything when racing. I could, but it'd mean spending the next four minutes recovering
by Palinurus
15 Apr 2012, 9:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spotted a Human Powered Vehicle today :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4631

Re: Spotted a Human Powered Vehicle today :(

Ian Raleigh wrote:
In my eyes he shouldn't have been on the road in such windy/raining/busy conditions :roll:


Pretty much the perfect bike if it's windy and wet.

I'd prefer a roof over a cycling cap anyway.
by Palinurus
29 Mar 2012, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel physics question
Replies: 47
Views: 3696

Re: Fixed wheel physics question

Si wrote:- the physiological effect #2 - the need to beat non-fixed riders up the hill to demonstrate the correctness of the One True Way.


I'd suggest this is particularly important.
by Palinurus
18 Mar 2012, 10:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do you brew up on a run?
Replies: 51
Views: 5816

Re: Do you brew up on a run?

Never brew up, although it can be annoying in winter when your cold drink freezes in the bottle.

I was rooting around under the sink and found a small thermos, luckily it fitted nicely in one of my bottle cages. Top.