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by Marcus Aurelius
28 May 2020, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best electrolyte tablets?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Best electrolyte tablets?

https://www.otesports.co.uk/product-cat ... ydro-tabs/

These are about the best I’ve ever used.
by Marcus Aurelius
28 May 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I’m looking for a ‘best wheel set’, for my new bike.
Replies: 52
Views: 1521

Re: I’m looking for a ‘best wheel set’, for my new bike.

I’ve decided to stick with the Fulcrums that came with the bike for now, as they really are very good. When they need replacing, I’ll look at the options again.
by Marcus Aurelius
28 May 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra front gears problem
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Ultegra front gears problem

are the chainrings the exact correct ones, fitted correctly, and undamaged? That is what I'd be most suspicious of. cheers From what I can see both chainrings are in good condition. The large chainring is installed facing out, but I can only guess that the small one is installed correctly. How do I...
by Marcus Aurelius
28 May 2020, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sorry, another fitting tubeless question
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Sorry, another fitting tubeless question

As soon as the tyre beds in dry ( no sealant )and you’ve left it for a few hours ( which you have ) deflate the tyres, get the valve cores out, and put the sealant in, then re-core the valve, inflate the tyre, roll the wheels a bit ( with no weight on them ) then leave them inflated and look for any...
by Marcus Aurelius
27 May 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1633
Views: 469289

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

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by Marcus Aurelius
27 May 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

You have to remember that particularly in recent years the most important thing about a bike for many riders is the brand. Yes, there is a lot of that, for sure. Bikes are a status symbol and some people wouldn't be seen dead on a bike that cost less than £1500. Again I’d agree with that, to an ext...
by Marcus Aurelius
27 May 2020, 11:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

spen666 wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:There are enough bikes already, no need for more, but certain persons have more than they need :wink:


not possible


:lol:
by Marcus Aurelius
27 May 2020, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Two metre rule

pwa wrote:I would also add to that the fact that outdoors, and where people are simply passing and not spending much time together, being close to someone is generally seen as being less risky than it is indoors and when people are close for protracted periods.

That’s quite right
by Marcus Aurelius
27 May 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Which to buy: Btwin Riverside 900 or 920?

Buy the 920, it’s a lot more bike for a few more quid. If they hadn’t run out of medium size, I’d have done just that. It’s a superb bike for the money. Not sure. Slightly low grade rear derailleur. Expensive cassette. 1x drivetrain Unnecessary air fork which needs servicing frequently Tyres are av...
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Two metre rule

and of course there is talk of reducing the 2m rule to fall in line with WHO guidance to allow people to actually return to work in situations that are not a huge shed or open office area. The ‘2 meter rule’ has been a real bug bear of mine from the outset. That figure was plucked out of the air, s...
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Keeping to the left

There are a lot of very wobbly novices about at the moment. The trick is to spot them in time, and give them a bit more room.
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1222

Re: Bike sales

I think once the gyms are allowed to re open, the numbers of regular cyclists will revert to where it was before all this kicked off. I’ve never seen anything like the recent weeks, in terms of people on a vast array of different bikes. I suspect that some will definitely keep it up, but a lot of th...
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off-road Gravel Bike Limitations
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Off-road Gravel Bike Limitations

‘Gravel’ bikes are essentially ruggedised road bikes. So if the majority of your time is spent on trails, and going over really rough uneven surfaces, you’d probably be better off with a MTB to be fair. Most gravel bikes don’t fair well on anything rougher / tougher than a bit of a field, or a fire ...
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

I wouldn’t worry too much about that, it’s just a small snick in the rubber, make sure there’s nothing sharp embedded in it that will work it’s way through though.
by Marcus Aurelius
26 May 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boxhill zig zag
Replies: 90
Views: 3558

Re: Boxhill zig zag

willswitchengage wrote:Box Hill has now re-opened! As possibly has Swinley Forest, a few of my mates have posted Strava rides there recently.


I had heard Swinley had re opened. That’s excellent news.