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by Si
20 Oct 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

I've been using M+ for years 26x1.5ish riding litter and glass strewn cycle paths and tracks, and pothole covered roads. My experience is that they cut down on p*nct*res for three years but then I start to get a number of p*nct*res....mostly from bits of glass than embed in the tread and then, over ...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks, look very good, none in stock alas and they are £40 more in other shops.
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED. SPD Sandals size UK 9 or larger.
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: WANTED. SPD Sandals size UK 9 or larger.

just in case it's of help to you, here's my review of some:
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by Si
20 Oct 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

If only it was so black and white. I ride up the left, or the right, or the middle, or wait in line. Depends on the circumstances, types of traffic, type of junction, familiarity, time of day, direction of sun... As a hard and fast rule "don't ride up the left" is fine but in the real wor...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

26" disc fork?

Can anyone recomend a fork for me: 26" wheel 1.1/8th ahead Disc brake mount Approx 37cm crown to dropout (ie not sus corrected) long steerer mudguard mounts Ideally low rider mounts if poss Strong enough to use on light/moderate offroad / gravel / bridleways Not one of those chinese ebay carbon...
by Si
18 Oct 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?

"Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?" Has anyone been a pendent yet and pointed out that steel is an alloy :lol: I would be inclined to choose the bike on the bike's individual characteristics rather than what it was made from - i.e. go test a few and choose the one you ...
by Si
18 Oct 2018, 9:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.5m rucksack covers
Replies: 9
Views: 305

1.5m rucksack covers

These arrived on my desk recently. Wonder if they will help? Or will they act as a flo-yellow rag to a bull in a few cases? https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44208382_2101017100215043_8682148583522172928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=fff0e820f26a809f6dda7d76b3437f14&oe=5C58E6F7
by Si
15 Oct 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheap word processing software
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Cheap word processing software

I use Open Office - it's free, and mostly works OK.
by Si
14 Oct 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 46
Views: 1407

Re: Stay indoors?

If I'm being paid to ride I ride.
If I'm not being paid to ride then I'm probably recovering anyway, ready for the next time I'm paid to ride so I stay in; or commuting to do office work so I ride!
by Si
14 Oct 2018, 11:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?
Replies: 32
Views: 1094

Re: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?

Depends what kind of risk. When younger i was a lot more happy to chuck myself down stupid DHs on an mtb, or go out riding on ice without special tyres. On the other hand, when younger i was a lot more worried about having a secure job, etc.The thought of working short contracts would have horrified...
by Si
14 Oct 2018, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No meat; no dairy; no....?
Replies: 68
Views: 1238

Re: No meat; no dairy; no....?

My current fave restaurant is a vegan one. They dont faff arond trying to do meat substitutes - why bother when you can make amazing tasting food that tastes like what it is? I also much prefer alpro to cow juice. I'm not a vegan, i just find that there is lots of nice vegan food out there if you ma...
by Si
12 Oct 2018, 5:20pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: EXUSTAR SS 503 Sandals (SPD)
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: EXUSTAR SS 503 Sandals (SPD)

Several months and many more miles down the road.... I used these on every cycle ride from when I got them in June until last week. They have become very very comfortable on the bike...I did notice the extra stiffness when going back to proper race shoes last week but while wearing the sandals I wou...
by Si
12 Oct 2018, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tree nearly hits cycist
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Tree nearly hits cycist

threads merged.
by Si
9 Oct 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham canals at night
Replies: 42
Views: 1401

Re: Birmingham canals at night

Note...... if travelling from SW to NE brum, or viseversa, by train the dreaded LEAF FALL TIME TABLE is about to kick in.....abandon hope all ye who enter here.
by Si
9 Oct 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on crossing crossroads
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: Advice on crossing crossroads

Option one: get some cycle training - go to your local council's website and search for bikeability, or to the CUK website and look at the list of bikeability instructors. Option two: buy John Franklin's 'Cyclecraft' and read it. Option three: (noting that this is general guidence and each situation...