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by flat tyre
15 Jun 2019, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Thanks for the replies. I feel as if I'm teetering on the edge of an abyss here as all my other four road bikes are rim brakes. I'm looking at a bike for long road rides in all weather (well, wet weather certainly). At present the only thing pushing me to jump into the disc brake abyss is the dreade...
by flat tyre
14 Jun 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

I'm considering a new bike purchase. Intending to use it for long distance day rides and looking at disc brakes. I've got 2 bikes with hydraulic disc brakes already, but interested to know what experience people have with either, what are the pos and cons?
by flat tyre
14 Jun 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New build parts recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: New build parts recommendation

While we are the “built it myself” tribe, that will mainly be from parts we had lying around, and aren’t we more the Tupperware sandwich, not quite beard & sandals group, (but not far off, and beards are back) rather than the spend well into four figures get the very latest tech the makers are ...
by flat tyre
22 Apr 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1396

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Put mudguards and panniers on it and it's my perfect shopping bike, oh, hang on you can't fit mudguards or panniers by the looks of it, so as much use as a chocolate tea pot!
by flat tyre
3 Apr 2019, 7:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1039

Re: loud horn for a bike

By the time you've pressed the button to sound your earblaster it'll be too late to stop Joe motorist from pulling out. It might give you the satisfaction of knowing that your grievance has been registered, but also at the cost of disturbing any other innocent passers-by or local residents. Waste of...
by flat tyre
28 Mar 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2467

Re: cycling and ageing

Huge car park outside our local gym, always full, bike parking for about a dozen bicycles, usually 3 or 4 bikes there!
by flat tyre
5 Mar 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend some Winter Clothing (& accesories)
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: Recommend some Winter Clothing (& accesories)

In winter I usually wear windproof jacket, a base layer or two, depending on the forecast temperature and possibly a tee shirt, I have a buff, which can be worn around the neck or as a head covering in extreme cold, tights and overshoes. I take a pocket sized lightweight waterproof jacket in the sad...
by flat tyre
3 Mar 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

Re: Bike computer

One thing to check is battery life as it's very frustrating if you're out on an all day ride and the battery goes flat before you get home. I've got a Lezyne Macro GPS, I've done day rides lasting up to 14 hours and haven't yet managed to flatten the battery. I'm not sure what it's like for navigati...
by flat tyre
24 Feb 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8540

Re: Overtaking roadies?

Erm, if you're overtaking "roadies" doesn't that make you one as well?
by flat tyre
24 Feb 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More cycling? Less motoring?
Replies: 52
Views: 7947

Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

I'm not sure how it can be a tragedy. If taking your bike by car means you can get to pleasant cycling country then why is this a tragedy?
by flat tyre
23 Feb 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: More cycling? Less motoring?
Replies: 52
Views: 7947

Re: More cycling? Less motoring?

What is TDC?
by flat tyre
16 Feb 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

Re: Pannier recommendation

Thanks for the replies and advice.
by flat tyre
15 Feb 2019, 9:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

Re: Pannier recommendation

I don't want a saddle bag as the back of my legs always seem to rub on it, I prefer a pannier.
by flat tyre
15 Feb 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

Pannier recommendation

I'm looking for a small pannier (15-20L?) for day rides, audaxes, etc to carry a cycling jacket, lock, a sandwich or two, tools etc. Does anyone have a recommendation?
by flat tyre
11 Feb 2019, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 4919

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

When it's warm enough for me to wear shorts and the roads are dry, probably a Wednesday afternoon in July.