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by ChrisP100
30 Nov 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Preferred method of drivetrain maintenance?

I commute up to 120km per week in all weather,/road conditions so my drivetrain takes a fair bit of punishment. Daily/weekly. Rinse with water if necessary and wipe dry with a cloth. Additional oil as required. Weekend wash Hot water bike wash (Muc-Off nano tech), and wipe clean the derailleurs jock...
by ChrisP100
28 Nov 2020, 11:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Yup! I read it as two lanes as well. I had a similar type of driver recently, except that we were on a ‘through’ road with two lanes going straight on. There were a couple of 90 degree right turns, simple? not so. Taking primary in the right hand lane, to turn right, obvs... Fat bloke roars up alon...
by ChrisP100
28 Nov 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

There is a set of traffic lights on my commute where there are 2 lanes; left and straight on, or right hand lane for those turning right at the next right turn a 150yds up the road or set of lights about 50yds further on. As I turn right at the next lights I take prime position the right hand lane,...
by ChrisP100
26 Nov 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts...please educate me?
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Cycling shorts...please educate me?

Thanks for both the above suggestions. I will check out the Decathlon's...not so much pre-soiled...I mean used.... :shock: Also check out Halford Essential range https://www.halfords.com/cycling/cycling-clothing/all-cycling-clothing/halfords-essentials-mens-cycle-shorts-2020-386222.html £10.00 a pa...
by ChrisP100
26 Nov 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts...please educate me?
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Cycling shorts...please educate me?

Wearing summer shorts with winter leg warmers...

My 2 degree c morning commute on Monday was shall we say 'a little chilly' around the rear :lol:
by ChrisP100
26 Nov 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!
Replies: 328
Views: 21115

Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Every day for me

Porridge pots for work Monday to Friday, then at weekends a small cup of porridge oats added to a crunched up Shredded Wheat with a slack handful of dried fruit and topped with hot milk.
by ChrisP100
26 Nov 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmets for cricketers, footballers, not cyclists
Replies: 98
Views: 3952

Re: Helmets for cricketers, footballers, not cyclists

I've got a scar in the middle of my forehead where I fell off my bike as a 5 year old and nutted the floor. Helmets weren't really a thing back then, but if I'd been wearing one, I wouldn't have ended up with 5 stitches and a blood stained t shirt. Having said that, I've fallen off more than a few t...
by ChrisP100
26 Nov 2020, 10:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

There is a set of traffic lights on my commute where there are 2 lanes; left and straight on, or right hand lane for those turning right at the next right turn a 150yds up the road or set of lights about 50yds further on. As I turn right at the next lights I take prime position the right hand lane, ...
by ChrisP100
25 Nov 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: Can you recommend a fitness tracker/watch

Fitbit Inspire 2 HR are currently on sale on the Fitbit site for £59.99 https://www.fitbit.com/global/uk/products/trackers/inspire?sku=413LVLV It has activity tracking and heart rate, plus sleep tracking and step counting. Easy set up with Android or IoS. Up to 5 day battery life. Can be linked to y...
by ChrisP100
25 Nov 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Getting fitter.

I'm not sure my knees would thank me riding a single speed these days. Even the thought of riding my old 3-speed Raleigh Grifter gives me nightmares. I'm pushing the best part of 16kg bike/rucksack combined up the hill. It'd be interesting to see how I fared on a lighter bike and no rucksack. I hav...
by ChrisP100
25 Nov 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !

I found that if you're using a commute to get fit you soon reach a plateau and the commute only maintains that fitness. You then need to mix it up somehow. I tried Farrell type of thing on the way home. Sprint between lampposts, up short hills, etc. I generally travel to work via the same route. It...
by ChrisP100
24 Nov 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Getting fitter.

No but seriously, glad it's working for you - I miss my modest commute since I started wfh. I always remember a medic I used to work with, who did the 4 miles between his house and Northwick Park Hosp. where we both worked, on a 3-speed shopper. "Why?" I asked. He replied, "Because, ...
by ChrisP100
24 Nov 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !
Replies: 11
Views: 344

I'm getting fitter. Hoorah !

I've recently (less than 6 months) returned to cycling. I'm in my mid-40's, and I'm commuting daily, over 10km each way with a hill at either end. Before I started commuting, I did a few weeks of training rides, including short hill reps and time in the saddle to improve my road craft. I used to cyc...
by ChrisP100
19 Nov 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Overtaking distance - what's all that about
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Overtaking distance - what's all that about

So, went out to collect some leather lock on grips from the next town along, coming back the journey seemed to be pretty strange, 90% of drivers actually giving a good overtaking distance and shock horror some that actually went all the way over into the next lane - that was in a 30 zone as well. :...
by ChrisP100
13 Nov 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will GT-85 spray wash out my chain lube?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Will GT-85 spray wash out my chain lube?

It'll drive oil out of the chain and the grease out of the others. That's what I though. I'm cleaning and degreasing my drivetrain then re-oiling my chain (wet lube) around every 150 - 200km at the moment, which is probably about right in the current changeable conditions. In between I'm rinsing wi...