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by Peter W
6 Sep 2018, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

Sorry, but I've 'had it' with this forum. I'm now accused of trashing the planet SOLELY because, in line with billions of others world wide, I selfishly own and actually drive a car! (By the way, where do trains, buses, ships and aircraft get their power from? Magic wands?) It shows the hysterical o...
by Peter W
6 Sep 2018, 1:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

mjr. Read meics reply. He has sufficient insight to see the obvious, and state it. I won't obey your continued and unwelcome insistence that I should use the train. Cugel. I'm retired, having spent my working life in a responsible position, so feel I have earned the right to enjoy in my way, the rem...
by Peter W
6 Sep 2018, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

A final word before bowing out. I agree Moic on emergence of conscience and the fact that we are all aware (no denier - I have a scientific background and keep up with research) that we are messing up the planet with our use of fossil fuels. That use of them is now the reality of worldwide modern wa...
by Peter W
5 Sep 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

I despair! Anyone who thinks that being physically knackered (i.e. unable to pedal up anymore hills) equates to mental incompetence to drive a car (It doesn't have to be pedalled!) is beyond reasoning with. As for not being sure why using a train prevents eating or even changing clothes - BECAUSE TH...
by Peter W
5 Sep 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

No Thirdcrank,, but I take the future of the human race seriously, and I do keep up to date with climate change peer reviewed research. (Geology was my subject which helps put things in long term perspective.) I disagree Graham. Individual action is not effective. World population growth has been ra...
by Peter W
5 Sep 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

Sadly, so many are unable to see my point. 1) There are no trains to the Dales centre at Reeth, which is 35 miles from my home. I do not care to add another 70 miles to my riding from there 2) Ambodach clearly made the relevant point. 3) The route I've just ridden was a circular one (Tan Hill - Kirb...
by Peter W
5 Sep 2018, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3501

A Misguided Badge of Honour?

I keep reading of 'roadies' signalling their virtue by disparaging the use of cars (meaning those who drive them I guess) which leaves me mystified. Are they restricting their riding to the limited radius of where they live, or do they have some sort of magic carpet contrivance to reach the more int...
by Peter W
2 Sep 2018, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1237

Re: Single chain ring !

Quote, 'He just gets his kicks calling people liars.' Says more about your inability to understand a logical point, than about me. You claimed no issues with using a single 34 front yet found it necessary (why else would you do so) to change to a 26 ring for a particular ride. I note you did not ans...
by Peter W
2 Sep 2018, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single chain ring !
Replies: 38
Views: 1237

Re: Single chain ring !

100% with Brucey on this one! Quite Landsurfer, 'I run a 34 front chainring with a 12/32 cassette and have experienced NO ISSUES.' You immediately contradict that claim by stating that you changed to a 26 front ring for a specific journey. I fail to see how with either of those options you could be ...
by Peter W
30 Aug 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £1 bar tape vs £25 bar tape, is there that much difference?
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: £1 bar tape vs £25 bar tape, is there that much difference?

Well bar tape doesn't help me any when I have a boil on my bum (temporary, usually :roll: ) and I don't move my hands around a lot on long rides anyway. I find the hood hold position (hands gripping facing forward) much more efficient for pulling on the bars, than flat over the straight taped part, ...
by Peter W
30 Aug 2018, 8:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: £1 bar tape vs £25 bar tape, is there that much difference?
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: £1 bar tape vs £25 bar tape, is there that much difference?

When I owned the Boardman alloy Comp, I found it to be fast (faster than the Roubaix replacement) but VERY harsh riding on anything but smooth surfaces. No amount of bar tape, or padded gloves, could overcome that and since the drops were too uncomfortable and never used, I eventually hack sawed the...
by Peter W
26 Aug 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3354

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

I don't understand folk who say they enjoy riding in the rain, while taking every precaution to prevent getting wet! Doesn't sound logical to me. I mean, mudguards and all. Hardly tallies with rules 5 and 9, manning up and being a 'bad ass'. No, the only thing I find a little interesting in the rain...
by Peter W
21 Aug 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16965

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I would agree Cugal that any keen cyclist would adapt to servicing and mending their own disc brakes (many MTB riders service their own quite complicated tele. forks), provided the Japanese don't deliberately go down the route of making them non serviceable for the owners, by only supplying spares a...
by Peter W
21 Aug 2018, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 494
Views: 16965

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

The title of this thread should have been, 'Why shouldn't disc brakes have become so popular?' Given that properly designed and constructed ( not always a given) disc brakes can offer advantages over rim brakes, the objections, in my opinion, appear to be twofold. 1) Rim brakes work, are adequate en...
by Peter W
17 Aug 2018, 8:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 70
Views: 3354

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

It's when the rain turns white and fluffy and wiggles a way between the overlaps in my clothing that I don't enjoy it quite as much as I ought, especially if high up on the moors, batting against a sudden icy head wind which often accompanies such sudden happenings! One hand permanently on windscree...