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by Ellieb
4 Sep 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye computer question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cateye computer question

Some Cateye cycle computers have an A & B wheel setting. It is normally easy to switch mid-ride
by Ellieb
4 Sep 2019, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The late Douglas Adams on technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1315

The late Douglas Adams on technology

I was mulling over his wise words the other day: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can p...
by Ellieb
3 Sep 2019, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO GRX
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: SHIMANO GRX

Why did the 50/34 with 11-xx become so popular? I only got into cycling as that became the norm. Was everyone wanting to copy the pros or something?

If they were trying to copy the pros then they wouldn’t be on a 50/34
by Ellieb
3 Sep 2019, 11:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A Cyclist and Rough Justice
Replies: 51
Views: 2448

Re: A Cyclist and Rough Justice

:| Interesting. Wonder what prompted this as a first ever post by the OP :|
by Ellieb
19 Aug 2019, 2:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 995

Re: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking

To be honest, you have probably come to the wrong place if you want to ask about 1x drivetrains. The general demographic on here is extremely conservative and reluctant to embrace new-fangled technology. But by and large I’d stick with what you have got.. it won’t hinder your bikepacking.
by Ellieb
6 Aug 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experience of the TyreKey
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Any experience of the TyreKey

NEvans wrote:
Ellieb wrote:Not got that one but I do have an X-Tools version which is slightly different. It opens and closes like a set of pliers. It works pretty well.

Looks good but suggests only for fitting of tyres not removing. Is this correct?

Yes it is just for fitting tricky tyres
by Ellieb
5 Aug 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any experience of the TyreKey
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: Any experience of the TyreKey

Not got that one but I do have an X-Tools version which is slightly different. It opens and closes like a set of pliers. It works pretty well.
by Ellieb
27 Jul 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11668

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

This thread has started to miss the point. It isn’t whether cycle paths are safer than roads generally. The OP has had a specific problem on a particular path. I don’t buy the idea that these kids are not aware that they are intimidating someone. Judging by the description that is exactly what they ...
by Ellieb
26 Jul 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11668

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Sadly 25 years of experience on local cycle paths has taught me to be very wary of groups of youths hanging about when no many other people are around. Discretion is the better part of valour.
by Ellieb
9 Jul 2019, 12:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin 800 not showing track up
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Garmin 810 not showing track up

I’m assuming that you have tried the navigation/map settings?
by Ellieb
4 Jul 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip

Ok. Not that much of a challenge
by Ellieb
4 Jul 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip
Replies: 13
Views: 651

All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip

Retiring this year so thinking of something as a challenge. I was thinking about doing all 4 cross country routes in one tour (ie C2C, Hadrians, WotR and W2W). Anyone done this. If so what order did you do them in & how did it work out?
by Ellieb
20 Jun 2019, 11:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 3810

Re: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists

The fatality rate is per cyclist. So if, for example, the average distance travelled in Utrecht is 1000km per year, but in Bristol it’s 100km it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to find that Utrecht has a higher fatality per cyclist. Until we know how it relates to amount of cycle useage the figure i...
by Ellieb
18 Jun 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 13958

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Yes, reminisecent of the Allison case. The moral is: If someone steps out in front of you...STOP
by Ellieb
12 Jun 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiggle tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Wiggle tyres

Pretty much all makes of tyre vary as to width vs stated width. A couple of mm isn't a biggie in my book.