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by steady eddy
9 Sep 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?

SMP TRK for me but with the rails laced together with some "string" to make a little less wide.
Anybody want an almost new Brooks B17 for £30 plus postage? I never want to sit on it again.
by steady eddy
9 Sep 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

One of the premium cycle brands made jerseys from it a few years ago, but the reviews weren't good as when you put stuff in the rear pockets the jersey sagged badly.
Presumably it is just too stretchy for cycle jerseys
by steady eddy
22 Aug 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1250

Re: New Pump

Thanks Bmblbzzz
by steady eddy
22 Aug 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1250

Re: New Pump

I have a "pump pip" on the head tube of my bike for an under top tube pump but not on the seat tube - will these Zefal frame fit pumps still fit - do they have a hole in one end to locate on the pip?
by steady eddy
23 Jul 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PTFE spray as chain lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: PTFE spray as chain lubricant

Having just read an online article in The Ecologist about PTFE I probably need to cast the can in concrete like nuclear waste, to make it safe in the environment and start using a biodegradable "green" oil.
by steady eddy
23 Jul 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PTFE spray as chain lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

PTFE spray as chain lubricant

I am falling out of love with dry lube chain wax - If you get caught in a summer shower it just washes off and your bike gets covered in grey muck. Equally, unless you clean your chain really frequently, it builds up and attracts grit just like conventional oil. I have a can of PTFE spray on my work...
by steady eddy
15 Jul 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Casual t-shirts?
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Casual t-shirts?

I have been looking for something like this for ages - it doesn't seem to exist. I am presently contemplating buying two polo shirts - about £8 each from one of the work wear suppliers and cutting one up to put pockets on the other. If you want an un-lycra look then Ground Effect clothing from New Z...
by steady eddy
11 Jun 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?

So cycle touring snobbery is alive and well on the Cycling U website. Who would have guessed that? Just because this article doesn't endorse slogging up big hills with a tent on the back of your bike and a Kelly kettle hanging from your handlebars,while you sweat away in your plus fours, doesn't mak...
by steady eddy
17 May 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

The 1;25000 os map of the area around Leiston has a "place" on it called "Fiscal Policy". Some map makers idea of a joke I guess.
by steady eddy
30 Apr 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 11913

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I am not sure there was anything "demonstrably incorrect" in my statement - I said - given their constant campaigning for road safety for cyclists why don't they offer brighter colours. I made no statement that bright colours were any safer than dark colours - although personally I believe...
by steady eddy
18 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Perineum pain advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Perineum pain advice

+1 for the Selle SMP - comfortable if a tad wide for a bike with a low front end - but they do a narrower version and very reasonably priced.I am reshaping mine by tightly binding the front with rope when I don't use it - so far that has worked well! A swap from a Brooks was a revelation in terms of...
by steady eddy
11 Apr 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 11913

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Oh what a can of worms I have opened
by steady eddy
11 Apr 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: SJS Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

SJS Cycles

Excellent service and a really sound approach to packaging. No padded envelopes or bubble wrap. A small cardboard box filled with cardboard from what looked like a Shimano product, which they had put through the shredder and reused.Well done. All now in my recycling bin. The VDO computer was pretty ...
by steady eddy
8 Apr 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 11913

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I had an opportunity to observe this yesterday when I was out. Put a cyclist in black against a dark background or in low light and do the same with one wearing a bright colour. The one in black all but disappears. Why do people working on building sites or the railway wear high viz - Its so they ca...
by steady eddy
1 Apr 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 11913

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Given their constant campaigning for road safety for cyclists Why do they persist in only doing clothing in dark colours?