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by Shoogle
1 Nov 2019, 11:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bad News : implied blame in news reporting
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Bad News : implied blame in news reporting

Why is it, in news reports, a pedestrian is always hit by a car and never a motorist but if it’s a bike, it’s always a cyclist and never a bike?
by Shoogle
24 Oct 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To Any Genesis Day One Owners
Replies: 5
Views: 504

To Any Genesis Day One Owners

Genesis have a recall on a Day One chainset. https://www.dropbox.com/s/opnhiimfmp4wf ... l.pdf?dl=0
by Shoogle
21 Oct 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Sweat Shirt
Replies: 2
Views: 278

New Sweat Shirt

Do you like my new sweat shirt?
by Shoogle
5 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Computers

I've ordered another VDO at £20. Maybe third time lucky.
by Shoogle
3 Oct 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Computers

I always take my computer off when I lock the bike up outside, so it can be on and off several times a day. That's why I need a durable mount.
by Shoogle
3 Oct 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Computers
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Computers

I've had several basic bike computers over the years but the the common fault with all of them, like a lot of battery lights, was failure of the mount. Then I got a VDO with a twist on/off mount; best mount ever. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of the actual units themselves. The first one's b...
by Shoogle
8 Aug 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket

I was out on the bike today and tried bottom gear. The longer allen bolt is working and it'll do till I get a better solution. Thanks for your input.
by Shoogle
7 Aug 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket

No, Brucey, it's the exact same. It was a link too long but I shortened it to match the old one.
by Shoogle
7 Aug 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Rear Deralleur and 42 tooth sprocket

I have an 11-42 cassette with a Shimano SLX Shadow+ long cage derailleur. Recently, when I selected bottom gear (it's 24-34 at the front), there was a horrible grating sound. It's not a gear I use very often but I do use it and it was OK before (I changed the chain?). That's maybe why I've just noti...
by Shoogle
6 Aug 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 1941

Re: Is Cycling Abnormal?

According to the Collins English Dictionary: "Someone or something that is abnormal is unusual, especially in a way that is worrying."
I'm definitely part of the traffic even though Sustrans talk about 'traffic free paths'.
by Shoogle
5 Aug 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is Cycling Abnormal?
Replies: 26
Views: 1941

Is Cycling Abnormal?

There was a closed road bike event in Glasgow city centre at the weekend. I didn't attend. The local evening newspaper, the Evening Times, reported that "the roads were closed off to normal traffic." Does this make cycling abnormal?
by Shoogle
26 Jul 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2946

Re: Topeak Pocket Rocket

I have tightened my valve cores but you never know.
by Shoogle
26 Jul 2019, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2946

Re: Topeak Pocket Rocket

NUKe, I'd prefer a push on pump as I've had recent trouble with unscrewing valve cores.
by Shoogle
25 Jul 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Pocket Rocket
Replies: 19
Views: 2946

Topeak Pocket Rocket

Most people read reviews of things they're thinking of buying. I bought the thing, then read the reviews. Is the Topeak Pocket Rocket really that bad? I haven't used it yet, so I can still return it. It's for 57-622 tyres on my one and only, up to 45 psi max. I've also got a Zefal HPX that stays in ...
by Shoogle
17 Jul 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dooring Cyclists
Replies: 22
Views: 5413

Re: Dooring Cyclists

If you can see that nobody is in the car, you know a door can’t be opened. But now, with this moronic fashion for tinted windows, you can’t tell.