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by softlips
17 Apr 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B75
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Brompton B75

It’s basically a limited run of bikes using old components.

One of the reasons I bought a new Brompton last year was to get the new components, in particular the new shifters. I don’t think it will impact negatively on second hand values of recent models but it may on older ones.
by softlips
6 Apr 2019, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist and motorist fined following incident
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Cyclist and motorist fined following incident

Both let the anger and situation bring out the worst of them. A raised hand and apology from either would have defused the situation.
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14605
Views: 356166

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I would reckon that the posters on this thread are 99% Remain and the Leavers form a tiny tiny minuscule minority. This is not representative of the rest of the county. +1 Our politicians have had one decision to make, after 30 years of tugging their forelocks to their unelected EU masters, and thy...
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1927
Views: 141921

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I’d be up for this - hopefully it’s after my daughter has finished at Epsom (which prevented me doing Lejog with you all).
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2565

Re: tea v coffee

Tea is far more thirst quenching. I don’t like the so called fruit teas, they’re nothing of the sort. I do like Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Jasmine Green tea though. Like black teas, they need brewing in boiling water for three minutes at least - and no milk. I do allow them to cool slightly- more so ...
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 18
Views: 2811

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

He has claimed to have been attacked by a ‘well educated’ woman who was cycling on the foot path. He didn’t notify the Police as they’d do nothing as it wouldn’t be possible to trace the alleged culprit. Now I’ve always liked Lord Winston but what he’s saying doesn’t ring true. Central London, no ev...
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

Brompton reccomend 100 PSI, I tend to run mine at 80-90, that’s with Marathon Racers.
by softlips
29 Mar 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2978

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

While I think Keto type diets have their place particularly in reversing T2D or for short term use in weight loss I saw a presentation at ESC last year which concluded those with the lowest carbohydrate intake had a 32% higher risk of all-cause death over an average 6.4-year follow-up. In addition, ...
by softlips
27 Mar 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how will that steer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: how will that steer?

Loads of them around London now. Used as delivery vehicles and for transporting children. Riders say they’re not that difficult to ride.
by softlips
25 Mar 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: My Lidl helmet - and fall
Replies: 62
Views: 2178

Re: My Lidl helmet - and fall

my Lidl helmet prevented a bad knock. As I got off my bike I fell backwards against an edge of a path, not very hard but the helmet showed the indent which would have been my head I assume. Thats the sort of accident I would assume a helmet is useful for ? Absolutely, many pedestrians suffer exactl...
by softlips
23 Mar 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sir Gary Verity quits.
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: Sir Gary Verity quits.

An enormous shame. I don’t know him but he achieved a huge amount for Yorkshire. How many other heads of tourism can you name? I'd never heard of him until this thread, so now I have, and he's no longer a head of tourism, it means I've never heard of anyone who is a head of tourism. :lol: Not just ...
by softlips
10 Mar 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless road tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Tubeless road tyres

Hutchinson Fusion5 Tubeless are what I fitted. They are a better tyre than the Giant which I found lost grip easily in the wet.
by softlips
9 Mar 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cyclists & oversized hearts!
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Cyclists & oversized hearts!

Was it athletic heart thread you recall? https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=62055&start=15 Thanks, I'll have a good read through it. I was just wondering why the ambulance men at 04.18am the other day made such an issue of my "oversized heart" :wink: Not least the CAPITALS on...
by softlips
9 Mar 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cyclists & oversized hearts!
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Cyclists & oversized hearts!

AHS or Athletic Heart Syndrome occurs in anyone who excercise strenuously regularly and is a normal occurrence with no pathological consequences. As well as the enlarged heart the cardiac output will be increased, and resting heart rate lower than non athletes. It’s basically the heart remodelling d...
by softlips
7 Mar 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: Bike cameras

My friend has been knocked off his bike, a policeman at the scene said all cyclists should have a camera mounted. Apparently quite a few drivers don't stop after knocking off a cyclist. Which camera is affordable with good battery life? . Forget cheap USB rechargeable cameras ith a fixed memory - g...