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by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3973

Re: CUK supports BLM

I don't see that as a model for fundamental improvements in any of our lives. I did not suggest it was. My point was that in some respects the discrimination which some black people have experienced and continue to experience is very similar to what Catholics experienced in Northern Ireland. Denyin...
by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2455

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

PH wrote:The Ogre was the only one that met my criteria. I won't say too much, it's a birthday present to myself next month and I don't want to spoil my surprise.

I guessed it would be the Ogre, since it would complement your Thorn Mercury. May I ask what rims and tyres you plan to use?
by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3973

Re: CUK supports BLM

Compare reohn2's friend's experience and his overcoming the odds to have a successful career, with Martin McGuiness who joined the IRA as a result of seeing and experiencing discrimination and prejudice, including being turned down for a job as a car mechanic because he was Catholic. As I understand...
by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

I suggest you measure the amount that the wheel is out of true and post the result so that people can make a more informed comment. For example, if the brake blocks are very close to the rim, the amount in question might be quite small. I've only built one wheel to date, and that was following the R...
by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2455

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

I think it's fair to say that Dawes went to the dogs quite some time ago and that other makes have not only filled the gap but greatly improved on it. In the £1K to just below £2K bracket there are some truly awesome bikes available,none of which are a Dawes. What has surprised me is the new LHT ha...
by slowster
7 Jul 2020, 9:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting mudguard - close clearance?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Fitting mudguard - close clearance?

If the brake caliper is a standard (racing) drop of no more than ~47mm, as opposed to the BR650/BR450 medium (47mm-57mm) drop Shimano calipers which were specifically designed for use with mudguards, then fitting a mudguard is always likely to be tricky. Although it may seem that the best way to fit...
by slowster
5 Jul 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque wrench 6-30nm
Replies: 66
Views: 1180

Re: Torque wrench 6-30nm

Torque wrenches are more accurate in the middle of their range. If buying a torque wrench where the most important or frequent use is 30Nm, it will be best to get one with a range like 10Nm-50Nm or 20Nm-100Nm and a 3/8" drive (which should also be suitable for bottom brackets). Combine that wit...
by slowster
5 Jul 2020, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3973

Re: CUK supports BLM

Currently 17% of the adult UK population cycle at least once a month, but only 12% of black adults do so. That's really not poles apart is it. If it was something like only 3 per cent of black People cycle then that would be significant. How's that's interpreted? If it's 12% of all black adults it ...
by slowster
4 Jul 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3973

Re: CUK supports BLM

This. I could have got behind the movement if it hadn't been hijacked by a left wing agenda. And this is where Cycling UK made an error in judgement supporting BLM. Cycling UK are not supporting the organisation Black Lives Matter. Reading the statement it's clear that their position on the wider i...
by slowster
4 Jul 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2455

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Until someone does some high quality measurement and analysis of the movement of the frame, seatpost and saddle underneath multiple riders while being ridden, e.g. using accelerometers or similar, I'll remain sceptical of the real world significance of the results of those laboratory measurements.
by slowster
4 Jul 2020, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3973

Re: CUK supports BLM

Black lives matter. Black Lives Matter doesn't. This. I could have got behind the movement if it hadn't been hijacked by a left wing agenda. And this is where Cycling UK made an error in judgement supporting BLM. Cycling UK are not supporting the organisation Black Lives Matter. Reading the stateme...
by slowster
3 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

Those are good tyres but I managed to shred a pair of 32s in Italy. Too many rocks for the sidewalls. Luckily I got home before they finally fell apart. And that illustrates why your request for suggestions of tyres to try that will fit the 37mm limit of your Condor is probably a flawed approach. T...
by slowster
3 Jul 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

To see what sort of difference the tyres alone make, what do you thing I should try that won't cost an arm and a leg (in case I go all white and shaky at going above 32 :) ? When I wanted to try wider tyres, I was able to buy some very good supple wide tyres at a bargain price (35mm and 37mm Vittor...
by slowster
3 Jul 2020, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1015

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

As far as I know the Regulations have not been published (and so not been given effect of law, i.e. by the Secretary of State). To date, the government has only said (in some respects in only general terms) what it intends to put in the Regulations. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leicestershire-...
by slowster
3 Jul 2020, 10:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

Wider tyres will make a much bigger difference to comfort than a titanium frame/carbon fork like the Elan. People using bikes like the Elan - such as the Sonder Camino or Kinesis Tripster ATR - for camping usually seem to have ultralight bikepacking style kit, i.e. frame bags and the lightest and mo...