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by Si
24 Nov 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling

What is snaking? It's a technique for moving a group around under control, used in bikeability, and led rides for fairly new riders. Very roughly speaking: one leader at the front, one at the rear, line of riders between. At junctions the rear leader overtakes the group and controls them at the jun...
by Si
24 Nov 2017, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It is polite to THANK people who respond to your question
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: It is polite to THANK people who respond to your question

When you ask the question you could always end it with something like "Many thanks in advance for any help people might offer".

But, yes, I think if you ask for help and someone goes out of their way to solve your problem for you, then it is nice to thank them in some way.
by Si
23 Nov 2017, 3:41pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: keeping "control" of children whilst cycling

what sort of max ratio of kids to adults is advised? Bikeability doesn't have a set ratio as such because it also depends upon how much time you are spending with the children: thus ratio is a combination of safety and effective teaching. For the situation you describe, I would say that it varies d...
by Si
23 Nov 2017, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Black Friday Anyone
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Black Friday Anyone

black friday - it plugs the small gap between the 2 months of firework season and the three months of christmas season.
by Si
23 Nov 2017, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon Tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Airnimal Chameleon Tyres

got my 28mm Paselas from Airnimal themselves. Don't know if they still do them..this was some time ago, but the service was good IIRC.
by Si
23 Nov 2017, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Must overtake, bicycle...
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Must overtake, bicycle...

there but for the grace of gods..... the other week.....riding towards a T junction, four kids and two adults in snake....lad in the hot hatch had to overtake....kids had been taught well: they weren't giving up primary so car got to the give way line fully on the wrong side of the road, and this wa...
by Si
22 Nov 2017, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Up cycling
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Up cycling

Upcycling, vandalising stuff that currently isnt worth much so that it will never be worth anything in the future.
by Si
21 Nov 2017, 5:22pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pace RC 31 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Pace RC 31 forks

Hey Nathan, if the OP doesnt take them i may be interested, dependent on price and lack of suspension correction :-)
by Si
21 Nov 2017, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry

Not sure how I upspec my shoes, or if anyone would notice


if its anything like tyres then you need plus size. Spd clown shoes are want you want.
by Si
20 Nov 2017, 7:47pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pace RC 31 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Pace RC 31 forks

Ive some rc36 evo II if thats any good? I think i have the V brake and disc brake fittings. Nice amd plush, but havent been used for ages so probably need a service.
by Si
20 Nov 2017, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 92
Views: 1696

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I dunno as I never listen to my self. Having said that I had to interview some people the other day and on playing back the recordings some time later I was confused as I couldn't work out who was doing the interview....definitely didn't sound like what I think I sound like. In theory I should have ...
by Si
19 Nov 2017, 8:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 12
Views: 648

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. Do STI type shifters offer any real advantage over Campag Ergos or Sram double tap? dunno, i was using ...
by Si
19 Nov 2017, 12:29pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: pre STI shifters for racing
Replies: 12
Views: 648

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: 724

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: 12
Views: 648

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'.