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by gbnz
15 Jul 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Please recommend a good-quality 8-speed chain
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Please recommend a good-quality 8-speed chain

I have always found this perfectly decent: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sram-pc850-8-speed-chain/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360454720&kpid=5360454720&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=UK_PLA_Components&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sLR4uLY9i_dc|mcrid|6709...
by gbnz
14 Jul 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 25
Views: 845

Re: Car Avoids Something In Road.

But it’s certainly not a new phenomenon. Hmm....between 1981 and 2013/14 I never saw a dead badger on local roads. Then suddenly, huge numbers of dead badgers started appearing on local roads, many with a round hole in their forehead. The timing was precisely linked to the authorisation of legal cu...
by gbnz
14 Jul 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Avoids Something In Road.
Replies: 25
Views: 845

Re: Car Avoids Something In Road.

I had never seen a dead badger as in road kill until the last few years when farmers started illegally killing them....... It's a method used by farmers to try to disguise their genocide, enough traffic going over the carcass and no one will check for shot or poison. +1. I'd never seen a dead badge...
by gbnz
13 Jul 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Winter bike

Looking for some expertise from everyone. I've got a Cannondale Synapse with sora groupset. Good value for money bike, done me well over the past couple of years, but I've ridden through the winter and it's got a bit battered. It's white, which makes it worse. Question is, if looking for a second b...
by gbnz
11 Jul 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I Need To Ping Slower Roadies, Incident One
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: I Need To Ping Slower Roadies, Incident One

Hi, Out today and I spy a roadie, they are fair game when I am training on my skip trainer. Have to admit there's something about the roadie, clad in lycra,often pot bellied, occasionally carbon fibre mounted which makes it impossible not to overtake :wink: Though wished I hadn't done yesterday; 25...
by gbnz
9 Jul 2018, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 3925

Re: World cup - looking forward?

reohn2 wrote:Yep,it only takes a few idiots and complete lack of law enforcement to cause mayhem :?


Cause and effect.

Mayhem was caused by football fans. Law enforcement on being notified dealt with the effects of the football fans.
by gbnz
8 Jul 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: World cup - looking forward?
Replies: 194
Views: 3925

Re: World cup - looking forward?

,hooligans are a small element of people . True. But I don't normally feel it necessary to call the police on finishing a ride as with yesterday (Football fans, utterly trashed, throwing dustbins across an inner town A Road, sitting on that A Road et al). On a positive note, they did stop a few car...
by gbnz
7 Jul 2018, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The heat
Replies: 76
Views: 1587

Re: The heat

Have to admit I'm giving a 30 mile stretch of the Dales a miss at present. Passed through on Wednesday, roads are now pure tar, tar sticking to the tyres, made the mistake of getting off the bike at one stage (Clods of tar sticking to the SPD's shoes). Could have been worse, a neighbour wrecked his ...
by gbnz
2 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Road ahead closed

Have to say my stance is to just carry on as there's a better than good chance that a cyclist can get through ... I'm another one. Riding over the Alps from Italy to France ten years ago was one of the best, though I didn't appreciate the wild boar sunning themselves on the tarmac. That said a coup...
by gbnz
30 Jun 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Abuse and agriculture
Replies: 26
Views: 1229

Re: Abuse and agriculture

My sympathy and respect for the farming community has taken a serious blow as a result of this incident I ask therefore whether I should take this further? Common sense says no; no crimes were committed as far as I know . Forget about it. To suggest that the "farming community" as a whole...
by gbnz
16 Jun 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 1639

Re: Pannier Advice

They're nice and neutral without being boring black, they've been on a selection of bikes - grey, black, red, blue, white, Ti and back to grey - looked good on them all. Yep, have to admit I bought in grey because I felt they'd look good on any colour of bike (Rather like grey work trousers). But t...
by gbnz
15 Jun 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap used bike as parts source?
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Cheap used bike as parts source?

You might get lucky with the donor bike. I read somewhere that the average Halfords bike only does 20 miles before being consigned to the shed / garage, so a bargain could be had if you are prepared to scour the ads and wait a bit. I'd agree. The majority of second hand bikes/bikes about to be scra...
by gbnz
12 Jun 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 1639

Re: Pannier Advice

There are very good reasons for taking the Ortlieb route. . Have to admit Ortliebs are quite incredible. Mine are 11 years old and have had 11 years heavy, daily use and; 1. 100% waterproof; I wish tents, boots, rucksacks could be manufactured to this quality. I've just done a biannual wash, filled...
by gbnz
11 Jun 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB for 23 stone man wanting to get some exercise and lose weight
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: MTB for 23 stone man wanting to get some exercise and lose weight

that will support my weight long enough for me to lose it . Aside from the comment above, I wouldn't be too concerned about whether a bike can carry your weight. I'd be fairly confident that even a £100 mtb cheap bike from Halfords or similar would carry your weight without an issue. I used a light...
by gbnz
10 Jun 2018, 7:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sportives - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 77
Views: 2546

Re: Sportives - love them or loathe them?

You're a bit late in not liking them. :wink: . My thinking too. Aside from anything else, when I feel like pushing the pace, I push it (Nb. Don't know why, but the last 20 odd miles of yesterdays ride was flat out). And when I want to do bu.... all, I'll amble along such as this afternoons amble al...