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by The utility cyclist
23 Feb 2019, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Something new to watch out for!

E-bikes are faster Speed=danger :( Better not move at all then. :-) E-bikes are not faster per se than ordinary bikes. You might manage to go a bit faster up a hill on one than the fellow on the unassisted version of the bike - until you reach 25kph. Above that speed you will be marginally slower o...
by The utility cyclist
23 Feb 2019, 11:10am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special

This event (and the End of Summertime) used to be AudaxUK events - is that not the case now? I rode both for about 3 years on the trot about 6 years ago. Rob Well it's not listed on the Audax UK events pages so I've no idea if it being under the CUK 'challenge rides' whether that has changed matter...
by The utility cyclist
22 Feb 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: FS:Shimano 105/Tiagra road triple group (poss sub compact) + long drop brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 188

FS:Shimano 105/Tiagra road triple group (poss sub compact) + long drop brakes

Shimano 105/ Tiagra triple groupset This is a compilation of parts that was going to be used on a frame I was building up for a friend but sadly it's not going to happen do to their long term injury (AKA I've changed my mind, cycling is too hard :roll: ) Consists of: New 105 Octalink 52/42/30 chains...
by The utility cyclist
22 Feb 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special

Ever popular with 30 mile, 60 mile and 100 mile rides this year.
http://www.stevenagectc.org.uk/summertime.php
by The utility cyclist
22 Feb 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cottingham (East Yorks) Cycle Jumble - 17th March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Cottingham (East Yorks) Cycle Jumble - 17th March 2019

Darn it, visiting the foks in Hull the weekend before, might have to get mater to pop over and video stream what's on the counter tops :lol:
by The utility cyclist
22 Feb 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

... Any answers lie out on the roads and any study looking for real definitive answers would be a very well funded and complex one. Plenty of well funded studies have been out looking for the definitive evidence that helmets are the solution to motorists not looking where they are going, but as yet...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist v police car drag race
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Cyclist v police car drag race

I'm going to guess 32mph 8)
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist v police car drag race
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Cyclist v police car drag race

Yeah, I saw that this afternoon, beautiful how a child feels no fear of riding with gusto (and sans hat) and the police are interacting in a positive way. I saw loads of kids out today on bikes as it happens, half term and lots of sunshine, made me smile to see them, even the ones doing wheelies and...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

The usual problem exists, i.e. no way of knowing whether the helmeted / non-helmeted groups who did not feel the need to attend hospital were the same or different. To make any judgement at all you would need to actually look at all the accidents, not just those that resulted in a hospital visit. b...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 78
Views: 2227

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Very interesting post. I have ridden flat bars with bar ends for most of my life but have recently bought a Spa audax to see what I was missing. I really have to concentrate to remember to use the drops as I spend most of my time on the hoods. I do find them useful into the wind. I adjusted the ang...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 78
Views: 2227

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Most professional racers these day ride frames that are a good two sizes smaller than BITD. You're right (Wiggo was another example), but for all Lance Armstrong's faults (let's not go there), he was an outlier in that respect - he's 5' 10" and always rode a 58cm frame. (This is all getting aw...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 78
Views: 2227

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Most bars will offer a range of positions, as long as that includes the ones that you like does it matter if you don't use all of them? Well, if you rarely use the drops, why cart them around the countryside? At that point they’re just for show, surely. Get them up where you can use them often! Ger...
by The utility cyclist
21 Feb 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 78
Views: 2227

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I don't use them that much, even when descending at high speed I've found myself to be just fine and in control on the hoods, I don't race but on occasion I will go in the drops if I just fancy a change/want to give it the beans. My daily is a flat bar, I can pop the pads of the palm on the grips to...
by The utility cyclist
19 Feb 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 2209

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

there is for an unfit person a significant risk of death or disability from suddenly taking up exercise . Yes I know disabled riders, and my Fil cycles after 2 heart attacks but going from zero to 85 miles is not the smartest move for an over 60 Define significant, how people have died from the mil...
by The utility cyclist
17 Feb 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 2061

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

First shorts & short sleeved jersey spotted today - sunny & about 14*C. Shorts and long sleeve for me today though I ride in shorts a fair bit in the colder months anyways, it was quite breezy here and quite cold on the skin tbh despite the sun, I don't know what temp it was but forecast sa...