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by The utility cyclist
12 Oct 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Chainring compatibility

You do not have to worry about whether the chainrings are 8/9/10/11, they WILL all work, I've two FSA cranks, Stronglight, Shimano, TA rings, they all fit, the Stronglight is a 9 speed, the Shimano was from an 8 speed era MTB chainset, In fact I've fitted an old Sakae compact chainring from the late...
by The utility cyclist
12 Oct 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

What is your budget? In terms of your requirements, how small is the rucksack as that will mean the jacket/coat to have extra material/space to accommodate this? What type of hood do you want, a floppy one or one with a rigid framework? Hi-vis requirement will narrow your options as a number of very...
by The utility cyclist
10 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26598

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

.....Disc brakes may be more effective in many conditions, but it does not follow that a rider with disc brakes is safer than another rider with rim brakes, because it's the rider that determines how safe they are on the bike, not the brakes. Agreed,and isn't something I've claimed(I'm not claiming...
by The utility cyclist
9 Oct 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26598

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

On thinking about this, I considered three scenarios: 1. A bike with cantilever brakes that saw the donkey at x yards/metres and was able to stop in time. 2. A bike with disc brakes that saw the donkey at zero yards/metres and couldn't stop in time. 3. A bike with disc brakes that saw the donkey at...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safety wear for cyclists
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Safety wear for cyclists

Hi there, I think we need to wear clearly visible signs for "High Explosives On Board!", and even then it may need to be in Braille IGIHIGB MM Don’t think that’s a good idea, might encourage them to drive even closer ;-) Here is some safety equipment for cyclists, very reasonably priced :...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Copenhagen/Denmark's slide from being a cycle city/country ...
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Copenhagen/Denmark's slide from being a cycle city/country ...

So, it seems that Denmark and Copenhagen in particular is sliding in terms of its suitability for cycling and encouraging cycling. It's no real surprise that some politicians are 'enticed' by the dirty shilling and so follow the path of the devil to more killing machines. Even if they are electric t...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

(snip) So if we have to have plates for cyclists then we need visible plates for all peds given the harm they do to others and themselves, compulsory helmets and hi-vis for peds and motorists as well, plus also mobile phone and headphone laws for peds ......... (snip) Face recognition is the begini...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi Utility cyclist, Sorry to say it but it sounds like you have more Petrol Head genes than this old cloth eared cyclist/pedestrian! The number of times I've been bashed about by folk who insist on snow-ploughing me aside on a pavement/shared use area outnumbers the hairs on my head!! I may be thin...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26598

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have 3 bikes, 2 rim brakes and 1 disc. I would happily go to all discs. I do ride in the rain and find them far Superior in the wet. I find I have to clean the rim far more to keep reasonable braking more than I do with my discs. Difference between ultegra and DA rotor's...FA bar colour and weigh...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 3:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

I think Lord Winston is , overall, a good guy. He has given hope to thousands. It's just he has strange views in this area. We all have a view somewhere in our portfolio which some will find difficult. His apparent hippocrisy does, however, stand out somewhat. He's a dangerous senile old fart with ...
by The utility cyclist
7 Oct 2019, 3:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Number plates for cycles ? - Insurance company discussion article

Hi all, And what this cycling pedestrian would like others to know is that Drivers have not got a monopoly of road use, indeed they are there by conditional licence, obey laws. People who cycle on pavements should desist from doing so!In law it is even illegal for children to do so , but we must su...
by The utility cyclist
5 Oct 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 925

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

Are people still really using petrol to clean bike components :shock:
Here's my pulley crud shifter, hot water and at worst a small amount of washing up liquid with a washing up brush is all should ever need.
by The utility cyclist
5 Oct 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Hot coffee,croissants, (warm multi-layered with butter!).Fuelled up the cyclists sped off. Stevenage is a paradise for cyclists. Miles and miles of cycleways. With a massive park thrown in -ideal for family cyclists. The lead cyclist eased off the power piston legs slowing. He banked steeply as he ...
by The utility cyclist
5 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

If it were me I'd continue riding it (I don't bother chain checking personally), you're going to have to buy - or have bought, the bits anyway but why bother fitting them all prematurely if the part worn components work just fine? But that's the tightwad in me, if it's a best bike then the component...
by The utility cyclist
5 Oct 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 39
Views: 7349

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

Paulatic wrote:Of course it is but it’ll never be as easy as that guy made it look. :mrgreen:
Plenty have had a go
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average grade 3%, is that right? :?