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by PJ520
18 Apr 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Rebecca Twigg

over none of the history has there been a track record of problems which might lead one to assume that riding a bike without a helmet is a likely cause of mental health issues. This is almost certainly a blind alley and not worth investigation. I'm not saying banging your head can't induce a person...
by PJ520
18 Apr 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Rebecca Twigg

This is Angels Fear to Tread territory but I'll go there anyway. In Brucey's pictures Rebecca isn't wearing a helmet and the one she is wearing in the article looks more decorative than functional. An article in the New York Times got me wondering if she had had any head injuries which may have cont...
by PJ520
17 Apr 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Rebecca Twigg

A sad story from my local paper about an Olympic medalist
by PJ520
8 Apr 2019, 6:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bike helmet on a plane
Replies: 27
Views: 3929

Re: bike helmet on a plane

You have my sympathy. I remember from my caving days 50+ years ago when I hitch hiked up the Keighley-Kendal road that helmets were a pain because they took up so much room and it was non-you to hang them outside your rucksack. These days when I fly with my bike I've always managed to get my helmet ...
by PJ520
8 Apr 2019, 5:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: What distinguishes between a mens saddle & womens saddle ?

I bought a Brooks C17S (S for short) that I found out later was supposed to be a woman's saddle. This man finds it very comfortable. But then I'm a short man.
by PJ520
30 Mar 2019, 3:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 51
Views: 9914

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

A bit of trivia about US patents. You cannot patent (a) a toy (b) a cure for cancer or (c) a perpetual motion device, any other idea is patentable (it doesn't even have to work). The way the discussion is going Jones bars (or 'bars as Mick F would have it) are a perpetual argument device.
by PJ520
28 Mar 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 51
Views: 9914

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

US vs UK pricing. May have something to do with the size of their markets, the countries' populations are 326M vs 63M.
by PJ520
26 Mar 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E-bikes and 737 Max
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: E-bikes and 737 Max

Good point, these things can happen. However I reckon that if my wife's street-legal 250 watt e-bike suddenly went berserk the rider's natural reaction to slam on both brakes would soon overcome the unruly motor! When I was last in the NE of England they had just banned those electric carts for the...
by PJ520
26 Mar 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E-bikes and 737 Max
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

E-bikes and 737 Max

It seems quite possible that a software glitch on an e-bike can do potentially disastrous things e.g. not slow down. (I once had this happen with the cruise control on a car.) Any thoughts or experiences?
by PJ520
21 Mar 2019, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 4851

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

One of the main findings was that the use of such prosthetic aids actually degraded and decreased the memory itself, as our clever brainboxes vote to remember less if we know we're putting the information about events into a separate container. Cugel Hmmm...Could well be. But some kind of hard copy...
by PJ520
21 Mar 2019, 1:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ascent replacement? Strava?
Replies: 41
Views: 4851

Re: Ascent replacement? Strava?

[if you're not sharing this ride data with other cyclists a la Strava, why do you collect it; and why not other sorts of activity data? Cugel Because it's nice to have a look at what you did, a week ago or ten years ago. For that reason I take a notebook touring and every evening write a journal of...
by PJ520
7 Mar 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: The optomechanical Kerker effect info
Replies: 1
Views: 2180

The optomechanical Kerker effect info

And some interesting stuff about bike racing can be found at https://phys.org/news/2018-07-strategy-teams.html#nRlv
by PJ520
7 Mar 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 317
Views: 226799

Re:

horizon wrote:I honestly don't know why more people don't give one a try.
Perhaps size and cost.
by PJ520
7 Mar 2019, 1:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?
Replies: 40
Views: 3825

Re: Where is the best place to buy bike tools?

thelawnet wrote:I
Ideally you'd have a third hand tool as well but I don't so I didn't use one.
I have one and find trying to use it more trouble than it's worth. The cable always slips out just when you try to tighten things up and you're back to square 1.
by PJ520
14 Feb 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 51
Views: 9914

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

I've just fitted Jones bars to my wife's machine and I don't give a hoot how much they cost. She likes riding with them and I couldn't get her on the bike at all beforehand.