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by rotavator
19 Oct 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Most Central Point

You need to find the centroid but will have to do the maths or carefully cut out an outline of the county and see where it balances on a pin head, good luck! :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centroid#Of_a_bounded_region
by rotavator
17 Oct 2020, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I lower my gearing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: Can I lower my gearing?

in terms of direct physics yes you're correct of course. however, for me, anything lower than say 38 x 20 (700c wheel) is just too low for me. i can't maintain the cadence required and my heart rate climbs rapidly. even up longish, steep hills i'm better suited to riding a higher gear it seems. i t...
by rotavator
13 Oct 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I lower my gearing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: Can I lower my gearing?

genuine question. when you get a significantly lower gear like that do you struggle to pedal it? Surely the lower the gear the easier it is to pedal. Have I misunderstood the question? in terms of direct physics yes you're correct of course. however, for me, anything lower than say 38 x 20 (700c wh...
by rotavator
12 Oct 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex 700x28c
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Reflex 700x28c

I used to run my 28 mm tyres at around 100 psi but now at 60 psi and I haven't had any pinch punctures or other problems and I have the advantage of a bit more cushioning from the road or track. I am bit heavier than OP too.
by rotavator
12 Oct 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof Trousers
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Waterproof Trousers

Is it possible to get changed before the meetings? If so, I would put posh trousers etc in a dry bag and put them in a pannier or rucksack etc. and get changed before the meeting. If not, then you need to look for waterproof overtrousers but even then you will probably want to take them off before s...
by rotavator
11 Oct 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Confused over clothing

The prices of merino baselayers seems to have shot up; I used to be able to find them for less than £40 but now they are a lot more now. Aldi do them for a fair bit under £20 about twice a year in their cycling promos. I have a few, short and long sleeve - I find them fine. You've just missed one o...
by rotavator
11 Oct 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Confused over clothing

For winter, I would recommend a thick (e.g. 260 g/m2), long sleeved, half zip, merino base layer. The zip is useful for venting when you are working hard going up hills and also helps to prevent tears on the collar when you are pulling them on and off. In autumn and spring I sometimes use thin merin...
by rotavator
10 Oct 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code revisions: Consultation open until 27 October 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 4859

Re: Revised Highway Code

If the new laws mean that motorists are assumed, in the first instance, to be responsible for collisions with vulnerable road users and there are successful prosecutions then the word will get around even if drivers do not read the updated highway code. I have worked and cycled a bit in Norway, main...
by rotavator
10 Oct 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: HMRC and Air BNB to collude
Replies: 25
Views: 672

Re: HMRC and Air BNB to collude

If the property owners/managers are declaring their income, as they should, then they have nothing to worry about. Incidentally, I am self employed and declare all my income so I have nothing to worry about from HMRC. I don't have any sympathy for self employed tradesmen etc. who don't declare all t...
by rotavator
9 Oct 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: led front headlamp
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: led front headlamp

velovitality have several classic styled battery lamps.
by rotavator
8 Oct 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1663
Views: 474743

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Shoogle wrote: Notice any similarities?


All have a rear rack, diamond possibly all steel frames, derailer gears.
by rotavator
7 Oct 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Combined spd pedals.
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: Combined sod pedals.

May I suggest that you check the spelling of the title?
by rotavator
6 Oct 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1441

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

I cannot recall seeing people dimwitted enough to have their dog play fetch across a path, whether in a park or elsewhere. Well it happened to me one day: I was cycling along NCN 5 (for walkers and cyclists) and a dim witted dog walker threw a ball along the path towards me as I approached at modes...
by rotavator
5 Oct 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCN4 - Fishguard to London
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: NCN4 - Fishguard to London

^ As above, use e.g. Cycle.travel to identify good places to stay overnight and look for suitable accomodation.
by rotavator
5 Oct 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 28mm tyre pressure....
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: 28mm tyre pressure....

I run my 28 mm tyres at about 60 psi and I have not had any pinch punctures with them and I appreciate the slightly better cushioning on rough tarmac etc versus using higher pressures. I would probably use higher pressures if loaded for touring. I am about 85 kg in summer.