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by PH
30 Sep 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter brake pad recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Winter brake pad recommendations

Those swissstop pads aren't cheap! Nearly £5 a pad. I'll give the Clarkes a try. Thanks for the responses so far :) My favourites are the Koolstop Salmon, good braking and kind to rims, longevity seems OK, though I've never been through any brake blocks at the rates talked about here. If you want t...
by PH
29 Sep 2020, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?
Replies: 34
Views: 874

Re: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?

What happens if someone tests positive and was there mid afternoon or into the evening? I would have been nowhere near them, but the app would alert me and suggest I get a test! :shock: Unless you've left your phone there, the app knows when you were there. No it doesn't. It doesn't know where you ...
by PH
29 Sep 2020, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?
Replies: 34
Views: 874

Re: NHS Covid-19 app shortcoming?

Mick F wrote:What happens if someone tests positive and was there mid afternoon or into the evening?
I would have been nowhere near them, but the app would alert me and suggest I get a test! :shock:

Unless you've left your phone there, the app knows when you were there.
by PH
29 Sep 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who still couriers bike boxes?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Who still couriers bike boxes?

Well in the end it was very expensive. I used the Parcel Comparison sites listed above (thank you), but in the end only one returned a price. Perhaps because the delivery address was in NI. At £74, including insurance at £7, I won't be selling another bike except as collection only. Shocking as the...
by PH
28 Sep 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: super front light
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: super front light

I know the post is about being visible during daylight so forgive me for adding a nighttime anecdote. When I used to cycle-commute to work, I remember hearing an angry voice along a dark section of a cycle path say, " Oi, that light is way too bright, it's dazzling me!" I did manage a rep...
by PH
28 Sep 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Custom clothing

Indeed. As a retired engineer, I have a wide range of skills but not including using a sewing machine. And for stretchy stuff you need an overlocker, which is a whole level up with 4 needles. Pete. Well need is putting it a bit strong, but it would be ideal. The insert wouldn't have to be stretchy ...
by PH
27 Sep 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

I bought these from Halfords over a year ago and they're my go to glove for Autumnal weather which we seem to be getting at any time of year. I have large hands and find many gloves to be restrictive, but these have plenty of stretch and I find them very comfortable. Description says water resistant...
by PH
26 Sep 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 191
Views: 6462

Re: Membership rates

I plan to continue to be a member as I want to be involved with the local group rides. The organisation of these is done totally locally by volunteers. Very little of my membership fee actually goes to the part of the organisation that I value most highly. If this local part of the organisation spl...
by PH
26 Sep 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Custom clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Custom clothing

[quote="fausto99" I'm finding modern day smaller sizes which fit my legs too short in the straps and therefore tight on the shoulders. [/quote] I'd have thought extending the straps would be a minor tailoring job compared to making complete shorts in a custom size. Undoing a seam and addin...
by PH
25 Sep 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter accessories
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Winter accessories

I use a cycling specific headband, which is and does just what you'd expect. Mine is a pearl Izumi, but there's plenty of choice. I have to have warm and dry feet, I can tolerate most other discomfort up to the point it becomes painful, but if my feet are not comfortable it stops being fun. I like t...
by PH
25 Sep 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 104 BCD 4 bolt 42t single ring recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: 104 BCD 4 bolt 42t single ring recommendation

If it's any use to you I have a 43T Thorn chainring on a 110BCD silver XD2 crankset. The ring has had some wear, but they're reversible and the other side hasn't been touched. I'm not sure if I have any short chainring bolts, it's been used with a bashguard on a IGH and I'm not sure how that'd play ...
by PH
25 Sep 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?

I'd just pack like you would on tour, it'll be a more realistic simulation. Your kit will be fine, it's designed for thousands of miles of use. It'd also have the advantage that anyone seeing you will assume you're going somewhere interesting rather than some strange masochist. I can understand the ...
by PH
25 Sep 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynahub lamp recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 985

Re: Dynahub lamp recommendations

Well done for sticking with the E6's for so long, it's probably ten years since I traded mine in for LED lights. As you've demonstrated longevity is important to you, I'd buy the best, which is IMO the current Edelux model. I have that and an IQ-X , I slightly prefer the beam of the IQ-X but the swi...
by PH
24 Sep 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 865

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

Here's what we're planning to do on our May 2021 LEJOG Start 0900 and look to finish between 1700 and 1800. Our hillier days (Cornwall and Devon) are about 80 miles so, if we assume a couple of hours for stops that means we need to achieve about 12mph moving average. On our flatter days we are doin...
by PH
24 Sep 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Keeping Handlebar bag away from cables on Butterfly Handlebars
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: Keeping Handlebar bag away from cables on Butterfly Handlebars

A front basket, would free up your bars, take a larger bag and also make you trendy :wink:
https://bikepacking.com/index/basket-bags/

several of them fit on the sort of mini rack I posted earlier.