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by Si
19 Nov 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: pre STI shifters for racing

There is no disadvantage to using DT shifters


for most day to day riding or touring no, but for racing and off roading sti type shifters do offer an advantage......assuming they are set up right.
by Si
15 Nov 2017, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shoes on ice!
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Cycling shoes on ice!

I had what I am sure were Sidis, and some possibly j lucks. They both had screw in studs...looked just like normal sport shoe studs so I'm wondering if you could bin the footie studs and use running spikes for icy days?
by Si
13 Nov 2017, 7:11am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: pre STI shifters for racing

Yep, i grew up with dt and am familiar with how easy they are to use for touring and day to day riding. But can see why bar based shifters can be preferable for racing and off roading. Still not sure what to use for the 'gravel bike'.
by Si
12 Nov 2017, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?
Replies: 40
Views: 1324

Re: Anyone Wearing Neck Warmers /Buff?

Ive loads of british cycling ones that i use when its not too cold as they are just thin material....plug the gaps and keep the chills out. When it gets proper cold i switch to my woolly ctc christmas buff, which is toasty warm. Only problrm ihave with them is that they can make it difficult to zip ...
by Si
12 Nov 2017, 2:11pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: pre STI shifters for racing

Akes sense. I am converting one of mine back to drops with the choice of dt or be....which got me musing as to why most of the non-sti racers id seen had dt rather than be.
by Si
10 Nov 2017, 3:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 10
Views: 465

pre STI shifters for racing

Here's a thing...in the days before STI shifters why did pro racers prefer DT shifters to bar end shifters? You'd have thunk that bar end would be better as it would mean less time with hands off the bars and thus quicker shifts..?
by Si
10 Nov 2017, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance from kerb.
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Distance from kerb.

My experience from riding with PCSOs is that if you've got a bright yellow stab vest with the word "POLICE" on it you can ride where you like in the road as everyone gives you loads of room......however, you are best to do it really slowly as those things weigh a ton! The PCSOs I've been w...
by Si
10 Nov 2017, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Music while you ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Music while you ride!

Surely they'd have to all play the same song and sync it very well, otherwise no one would be able to hear anything clearly????

Anyhoo, having suffered the joys of doing a HSBC City ride and getting stuck behind the bloke with the music trailer I'd rather listen to nature/traffic/my own thoughts/etc.
by Si
8 Nov 2017, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BT Openreach cyclists stay back
Replies: 143
Views: 29518

Re: BT Openreach cyclists stay back

Police car parked outside work the other day.....left side of rear window had a sign in...."cyclists" in big letters and something written under that that i couldnt read until i got closer. Im all ready to get annoyed at signs saying you cant filter past a car on the left....only to be del...
by Si
8 Nov 2017, 3:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: and what have the British done for us?
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: and what have the British done for us?

Railways, ) <pedant> oh no they didnt. They invented the steam locomotive but railways were around for 100s of years before that! I seem to remember reading some where about wooden tracks and carriages being pulled by horses? the romans had railways, and im sure they pinched the idea off someone el...
by Si
8 Nov 2017, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: and what have the British done for us?
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: and what have the British done for us?

rmurphy195 wrote:Railways, )


<pedant>
oh no they didnt. They invented the steam locomotive but railways were around for 100s of years before that!
by Si
8 Nov 2017, 8:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Orkney and Shetland
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Orkney and Shetland

C'mon, its not always windy, sometimes they have gales instead ;-) ive only done orkney, lovely place...mostly little traffic, apart from 1/2 an hour after the ferry comes in. There are certainly hills if you want them, but main roads mostly flat/rolling. If you go off road it can be a bit damp. You...
by Si
6 Nov 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SRAM 1X Groupset?
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: SRAM 1X Groupset?

A fair bit of discussion here:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=116674
by Si
6 Nov 2017, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Urban Touring?
Replies: 49
Views: 1854

Re: Urban Touring?

ooh didn't know you could get through one of the tunnels. I know the one by the black country museum is a day trip affair as you get to see the quarries under the hill. The Netherton Tunnel ( Wikipedia info ) had been mentioned on here not long before I went (I just looked up my Garmin logs & m...
by Si
6 Nov 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What rules do you never break?
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: What rules do you never break?

Ive not murdered anyone yet.

Well, not directly but i do seem to have voted for a government that has had a damn good go at it.