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by ANTONISH
23 Jul 2020, 4:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Saddle (prostate) advice - not sure what to do.
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: Saddle (prostate) advice - not sure what to do.

Don't buy saddles with holes or any fancy profiles or patterns they may feel good to start with but after a while they'll grate and pinch. Simple smooth and flat is the right way to go then it's just a matter of the correct width for your sit bones. Finding such a saddle is the big challenge cos th...
by ANTONISH
23 Jul 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2412

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

[quote="Herb"

I of course write this with the perspective of an old guy. You youngsters will be fine. Your immune systems will have time to adapt to the "new normal ". Hope you have as much fun as I did !

[/quote]
I was planning to ride Brest to Dieppe this year but Brittany has had a surge in covid 19 :(
It looks like this "old guy" (79) won't be going - I'll have to think of something else.
by ANTONISH
19 Jul 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 446
Views: 15904

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Unfortunately this woman is still an unrepentant Jihadist. She has been willing to cheer on the murderers hacking the heads of people deemed to be guilty of being unbelievers. Also she was a willing participant of an Islamic women's group enforcing dress codes and punishments for minor breaches of ...
by ANTONISH
18 Jul 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charity Cycle Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Charity Cycle Challenge

I bet we never find out if the ride was completed. Just like the other bloke who wanted sponsorship for going up Prescott Hill. I am not a fan of sponsored bike rides as it implies that bike riding is difficult or unpleasant - not a message we like to hear. I also think why should people donate to ...
by ANTONISH
18 Jul 2020, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 446
Views: 15904

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Unfortunately this woman is still an unrepentant Jihadist. She has been willing to cheer on the murderers hacking the heads of people deemed to be guilty of being unbelievers. Also she was a willing participant of an Islamic women's group enforcing dress codes and punishments for minor breaches of &...
by ANTONISH
18 Jul 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: White Working class Boys left behind
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: WWBLM ( White Middle-Class Boys Lives Matter)

I was nodding in agreement until I got to that last bit. The Asian migrants were pawns in a world economy they had no control over, just like the white working class they ending up living alongside. They stuck together to survive and feel secure, which is an impilse all of us should be able to unde...
by ANTONISH
17 Jul 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: White Working class Boys left behind
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: White Working class Boys left behind

Actually many immigrants were brought in because of a labour shortage - in fact Enoch Powell was responsible for bringing in large numbers. They were not brought in to do jobs that British people wouldn't do. Of course that is the canard pedalled by the poor old farming community when they claim not...
by ANTONISH
17 Jul 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 650b wheels in a race frame
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: 650b wheels in a race frame

I wonder how the braking is with deep drop brakes compared to shallow drop brakes, it seems to me that the MA is reduced. if DP calipers are well designed the MA (mid slot) stays about the same in long arm versions. However there is no getting away from the fact that the arms are longer and more fl...
by ANTONISH
17 Jul 2020, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: White Working class Boys left behind
Replies: 32
Views: 1117

Re: White Working class Boys left behind

All lives matter, of course. The reason that the slogan Black Lives Matter took off is that some people seem to have left black people out. To respond to that with other groups who also matter (as all do) is surely an attempt to refute the notion that black lives are being undervalued. Or an attemp...
by ANTONISH
17 Jul 2020, 10:23am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter

I think we are conversing at cross purpose.. My machine is legal ..what i seek is someone in a Government dept who can prove otherwise... just as we had in Ulster when ''no one wished to involve themselves'' latterly even the PSNI. from whom all 'E' users had access to a letter from Traffic policy ...
by ANTONISH
16 Jul 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 650b wheels in a race frame
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: 650b wheels in a race frame

I've thought of this for my tourer ( it wouldn't hurt for me to be a fraction closer to the ground), it's currently fitted with cantilevers but I could fit callipers.
I wonder how the braking is with deep drop brakes compared to shallow drop brakes, it seems to me that the MA is reduced.
by ANTONISH
16 Jul 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter

Perhaps you would direct me to whichever ''working'' Gov Dept that actually handles these legal distinctions and relevant inspections .. reason I'm asking is that Nolan a well known UK Broadcaster and Ulster personality asked the same questions whenever someone over here outed trying to be legal in...
by ANTONISH
15 Jul 2020, 9:35am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter

So......''you are unlucky enough to have a collision with a pedestrian there may be unfortunate consequences''. .no more so than any other push bike which likely wouldn't be insured.. mine is./quote] The "push bike" is legal to use on the road an e-bike modified to exceed the 15.5mph limi...
by ANTONISH
14 Jul 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: Badass 3.3S Shimano Steps ebike delimiter

In 3 years of use on an E machine I have found its best to say nought about the performance... as you have discovered selling anything that makes the machine more usable in a cyclists manner, to enable progress as when you were in your youth with strength... is bloody frowned on , by the people on ...
by ANTONISH
14 Jul 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke
Replies: 52
Views: 1789

Re: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

That bike has done you good service over a number of tours. It's been adapted for your needs and all I can suggest is some mudguards - it may be that the sort of riding you do makes this impracticable. A dedicated tourer may not satisfy you as much as you think. Your knees are another matter - as lo...