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by Syd
10 Jun 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords online
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Halfords online

GDPR requires all sites who sell to buyers within the EU to have the “spam me for the rest of my life” options unchecked.

Some sites still don’t comply. In those cases I refuse to spend my money there and email the web admin team to point out their failings.
by Syd
30 May 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it

brynpoeth wrote:Is it not customary for an instruction book/sheet to be provided?

Not had one with any bikes I have bought in the last decade.
by Syd
30 May 2019, 6:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: New bike but don’t no about bits come with it

1 is the washers and circlip that holds the internal battery in the seatpost. The second photo is the strap that holds the Di2 junction box below the stem. It’s possible your Boardman has other ways of fastening these items to the bike and the unused bits are being supplied in case you want to chang...
by Syd
20 May 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cold Calling - "Can I speak to Mr Stupid, please?"
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: "Can I speak to Mr Stupid, please?"

A number of years ago I got cold called by someone selling conservatories. Being bored I strung them along feigning interest. This carried on for over half an hour, by which time a visit had been arranged to carry out a survey. Before signing off the caller asked “do you have any further questions ...
by Syd
20 May 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cold Calling - "Can I speak to Mr Stupid, please?"
Replies: 32
Views: 828

Re: "Can I speak to Mr Stupid, please?"

A number of years ago I got cold called by someone selling conservatories. Being bored I strung them along feigning interest. This carried on for over half an hour, by which time a visit had been arranged to carry out a survey. Before signing off the caller asked “do you have any further questions a...
by Syd
30 Apr 2019, 6:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

Giving prizes based on speed makes it a race. Could this cause insurance problems? A good wriggle route for insurers ? I suspect it probably would, either that of be very expensive insurance. I know, as my wife entered for me, I was asked to sign a disclaimer at registration as I hadn’t done it onl...
by Syd
29 Apr 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

With the event organisers giving prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female, plus KOM and QOM, to all intents and purpose it was a race and there were a lot treating it as such. There were of course many others treating is a a great ride in fantastic scenery. Top Isn't that the problem with these t...
by Syd
29 Apr 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

Etapes ridden as though racing - by cyclists who are for the most part inexperienced at racing. CHUTE! Cugel With the event organisers giving prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female, plus KOM and QOM, to all intents and purpose it was a race and there were a lot treating it as such. There were o...
by Syd
29 Apr 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 3932

Re: Cyclist down on Etape Loch Ness

Passed two crashes yesterday, one only four miles in. Both crashes I saw involved several bikes and already had medical aid in attendance though nobody seemed too badly broken in those. There were a number of groups travelling as speed very close together so the accidents didn’t surprise me. As I wa...
by Syd
27 Apr 2019, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5237

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

I was discussing visibility with a former colleague, who is a competitive sail boat racer, and he tells me that black is the easiest colour to see in water. It therefore depends a lot on where you are doing your cycling and what colour background you find yourself against., though I would not expect...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8570

Re: The irony of a diverted commute.

I would have been pleased to find that I could have joined the protest on my ride home. Also, its fairly obvious that the protestors would allow cyclists through. If not, I would have been confident that I could infiltrate my way through. I understand the protest is continuing, so tomorrow you know...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8570

The irony of a diverted commute.

I would have been pleased to find that I could have joined the protest on my ride home. Also, its fairly obvious that the protestors would allow cyclists through. If not, I would have been confident that I could infiltrate my way through. I understand the protest is continuing, so tomorrow you know...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8570

The irony of a diverted commute.

Whilst at work today there was growing news about a planned protest that would block part of my ride home. At home time a quick check on the local travel Twitter feed confirmed protesters were indeed blocking my route. So off I set on a pre-planned diversion and arrived safely home after adding just...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 1124

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

I tried various methods before settling on the goniometer method. Calculated the setting on one one bike and copied it across the others. Only problem I ever had was pain following a ride when I’d forgot to take into account the difference in stack height when I swapped to Speedplay pedals on one bi...
by Syd
11 Apr 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1266

Re: Continental tyre degrading

My GP4 Seasons have just covered 7,500k this week and are looking like they have plenty of life left.

Wouldn’t expect them to look like yours after 12 months and less than half the distance.