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by PJ520
10 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3134

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

pete75 wrote:[
Bloody hell man - what do expect roads unused by no other vehicles but you and your bike?
That would be nice. :D
by PJ520
10 Oct 2019, 4:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3134

Re: The worst place in the Norway for cycling?

brynpoeth wrote:Many freeways in the US have shoulders for cycling,
Many? In my experience most don't although some do. And those that do tend to have shoulders strewn with debris particularly shredded truck tires with steel belts that cause insidious punctures you don't find until days later.
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2608

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

Cycle capes suit some and not others. can, in windy weather blow inside out over your head... I gave up on mine. You could well be right about that but I can't say I ever saw it happen (with a school party in the Trossachs) Many of us had ex WD "gas capes" Remember them? Which were even w...
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2608

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

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Here's an inexpensive cape, not very breathable but light. They come in white as well as black.
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

the other trick is to screw the B-screw in from the other side of the mech .... that will give you a bit extra with the thickness of the screw head pushing on the hanger (it's what the MTB guys did way back - or even fit a longer B-screw if you can find one) Rob I used up all the B screw and it was...
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 5:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: changing a cassette - Shimano Sora

You may find that the jockey wheel is too close to the 34T cog. To get round this there's a device called a derailer hanger extender that lowers the derailer. (They are available in the UK, I have a mate there who's just fitted one.) I did just what you are wanting to do myself using a hanger extend...
by PJ520
9 Oct 2019, 5:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 57
Views: 2608

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

On breathability, even in principle, no jacket is breathable in the rain (they depend on a humidity gradient to dispel water). And in rain for any length of time you end up wet from sweat regardless of how +1 In 50+ years of cycling and fellwalking I've found nothing that keeps you dry if you're in...
by PJ520
30 Aug 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh to Carsisle
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Edinburgh to Carsisle

Is there a route that approximately follows the old Waverley railway line from E to C? Sustrans appears to have nothing. Alternatively I'm looking for touring in the Borders this coming October, so any suggestions are appreciated. A couple of years ago I rode from Berwick to Appleby and was enchante...
by PJ520
10 Jul 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike for complete beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Bike for complete beginner

+1 try to avoid knobbly tyres, and suspension forks Knobbly tires can make it feel like you're riding through sand and suspension forks add weight/maintenance for no benefit unless you are doing off road stuff. The late Sheldon Brown, to some the guru's guru on cycling matters, maintained that trea...
by PJ520
20 Apr 2019, 11:56pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 60
Views: 9811

Re: Rebecca Twigg

1982john wrote:i've been looking back at photos of pedestrians crossing roads in the 70s and 80s. None of them are wearing helmets either. This goes a long way to explain the state of britain's mental health I think.
Facetious snark is a risk you take in angels fear to tread terrain. Hey ho.
by PJ520
18 Apr 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 60
Views: 9811

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: 60
Views: 9811

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: 60
Views: 9811

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: 4641

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: 26
Views: 1520

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.