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by slowster
21 Sep 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I think I shall enlist the help of a friend that's a very good bike mechanic to try and get my bars set higher, but before that, I might get another bikefit by this person, as he gets good reviews. https://visualbikefit.com/vbf/ I think that before going to a bike fitter it would be better to see i...
by slowster
20 Sep 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 69
Views: 1872

Re: And another off.

OP, in response to your request for suggestions of what else could you have done, having looked again at the video, the only thing I can suggest is going even further out into the lane (Primary Plus?). 23 seconds in you appear to be directly behind the Audi's passenger side rear lights (which corres...
by slowster
20 Sep 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I was riding with far too low a saddle(4.5cm) and therefore raised it, but couldn’t raise my bars anymore. Since then I get pins and needles in my hands after a while, so definitely think too much weight forward and therefore more forward pressure on my saddle If at all possible, you should try to ...
by slowster
20 Sep 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I like the lighter weight of the bike against the really heavy touring bikes designed for big loads. That says to me you know what you like and what works for you as an experienced rider and cycle tourist. The problem is more that you don't know which bike(s) on the market will best meet your parti...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 25
Views: 669

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

To elaborate further on the tyre width: Your bike is a Giant SCR 3.0, which I think is an aluminium framed/carbon forked bike with relatively close clearances, which will restrict your ability to fit wider tyres than 25mm. I suspect that 28mm would be the maximum possible, and even that might requir...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New location help
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: New location help

I managed to happen upon a local club pausing to re-group at a junction. When I did a U-turn, said hello and asked who the group leader was one guy said " Me, I suppose" and rode off! Look at it from the positive side - your encounter was probably a very good indication that that club isn...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 69
Views: 1872

Re: And another off.

I feel the very least I should do is email them and complain about his "keep to the kerb" advice as well as querying why they'd decided not to prosecute without seeing any footage. Your email would most likely be ignored. The only way you are going to change their approach and attitude is...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 69
Views: 1872

Re: And another off.

i could well understand a claim of "contributory negligence" given that they will claim you could have grabbed the brakes and moved towards the kerb rather than letting go of the bar and banging the car. It aint right but its the way it is. Contributory negligence is only relevant to the ...
by slowster
19 Sep 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New location help
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: New location help

Is there anywhere on this site that can help people moving to a new part of the country to find cycling-related/friendly venues such as cafes, off-road centres etc? Why do you need to find cycling friendly cafes in a new area? I can understand clubs needing to identify such cafes because some cafes...
by slowster
14 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19303
Views: 476565

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

Perhaps I could suggest that even an emotional decision has to be based on some kind of input or knowledge? Otherwise it's just empty headed dross. The important factor then is where does that knowledge, bias or gut feeling come from? Clearly in the UK we have seen a EU hating campaign carried out ...
by slowster
14 Sep 2019, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19303
Views: 476565

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

It seems to me that the reasons for MickF's wanting to leave the EU are, for want of better words, 'emotional' as opposed to 'rational'. It's tempting to dismiss a choice made on emotional grounds rather than rational ones, but often the biggest decisions of our lives are emotional choices rather th...
by slowster
13 Sep 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1713

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

landsurfer wrote:Why can i not get my super simple Tektro Canti's to work ?

Which pads? Rim to pad clearance ?

If you want advice on whether the performance of the brakes as currently set up can be improved, then I suggest you post photographs of the brakes, and state what the current pads are.
by slowster
13 Sep 2019, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: Speaker of the House!

For some Bercow is a hero and for others he is not, but whatever one thinks he has destroyed the traditional impartiality of the Speaker. I don't think so. The referendum was a fundamental departure from the UK's normal system of decision making by a government whose decisions are subject to scruti...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 39
Views: 1483

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

I have a small Refuge jacket. The circumference of the cuff is 28cm (measuring the cuff flattened and multiplying the result by 2). I can get a pair of Sealskinz lobster claw mitts underneath the cuffs, although if wearing the jacket over a thick fleece with bulky cuffs it is much more difficult to ...
by slowster
12 Sep 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 39
Views: 1483

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

The UK distributor is somewhere in the north east and very easy to deal with, they do a prepaid return service to remove some of the risk, you might also be able to negotiate a discount to match Spa’s 10%. If you sign up to Showers Pass emails, you get 10% of your first order. However, if you are p...