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by Ontherivet77
23 Jan 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 121
Views: 4722

Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

After a couple of front light failures while commuting I'm considering the dynamo option. I've been looking at this : https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dynamos/axa-hr-traction-dynamo-left/ and these: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/wheelswheels-dynohub/700c-622-front-wheel-36h-mavic-open-pro-rim-with-schmidt-...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jan 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2610

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tr...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jan 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why road bikes lack easy gears
Replies: 50
Views: 2610

Re: why road bikes lack easy gears

My first road bike had a 53/39 and rear cassette that was close ratio with racing in mind I'd imagine. When I bought it I didn't really know what I was getting and just took the advice of the shop. On steep hills I invariably had to get out of the saddle to get up them. With my next bike I got a tri...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jan 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Seat bone soreness
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Seat bone soreness

Just guessing but it may be the result of a leg length discrepancy/imbalance. IE you've got your saddle set correctly for the longer leg, which is forcing you to reach for the pedal with your shorter leg, which in turn is causing the pressure to that side of your sit bones. Have a read of Phil Burt'...
by Ontherivet77
11 Jan 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Drifting OT but relevant

.........Leave the "anti-cycling" rubbish to the press, don't post it on here please ... :roll: There is much anti cycling "rubbish" about these days IME,most of it from car drivers,but occasionally from pedestrians and I've also experienced it from agressive children on rare oc...
by Ontherivet77
10 Jan 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch

I'm fortunate that my helmet covers my bald spot.
As for baseball caps or cycling hats being cooler as far as I'm concerned that is absolutely not the case and is a clear way to end up with sweat stained head. :shock:
by Ontherivet77
10 Jan 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch

I usually wear an helmet, but yesterday I opted for a woolly hat and found that there was absolutely no difference in the way drivers perceived me or overtook me. I will be posting my findings in the Lancet shortly. :D I've not been wearing a helmet for a few years now and don't find any difference...
by Ontherivet77
10 Jan 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
Replies: 23
Views: 1258

Re: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch

I usually wear an helmet, but yesterday I opted for a woolly hat and found that there was absolutely no difference in the way drivers perceived me or overtook me. I will be posting my findings in the Lancet shortly. :D
by Ontherivet77
4 Jan 2019, 9:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

brynpoeth wrote:Both are true :wink:
Pets and pests

Alternative facts welcome


A friend of mine is a pest controller and he puts down poison and shoots genuine pests in the locale. If you are saying that dogs enter that category then I feel sorry for you.
by Ontherivet77
4 Jan 2019, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

The behaviour of dog is for the most part a reflection of the attitude of the owner. People's standards and tolerances vary hugely. I have seen one dog wee on someone's leg and the owner completely ignore the act. Many dogs are allowed to lick people's hands, sniff around picknickers food or jump u...
by Ontherivet77
4 Jan 2019, 9:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

One thing coming from this thread is that cyclists are angry on the road because of motorists and off road seem to be angry at dogs and dog owners. I thought cycling was good for the mental well being, so how a about a bit more of the live and let live ethos when out on our travels. Speaking for my...
by Ontherivet77
4 Jan 2019, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

As for dealing with aggressive dogs, be confident, show no fear and deliver a swift kick if absolutely necessary. That's not always easy eg if you travelling uphill. Generally I don't have a problem with dogs. I would also look to get off the bike in the first instance if out cycling, but I was spe...
by Ontherivet77
3 Jan 2019, 10:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 9356

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

Until recently I was the owner of a lovely Labrador, who liked nothing better than having mooch down the local towpaths. One thing dog ownership teaches is you is that other dog owners are not always honest about the nature of their own beloved beasts, as the amount of bites my dog received from sup...
by Ontherivet77
21 Dec 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano BB UN54
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Shimano BB UN54

Yup, you will need a crank puller to get the crank off - don't buy a cheapie, this will do you no good at all. Brucey will have an opinion on greaseing/not greasing the tapers and bolt thread (no to the latter IMHO) To put the new crank on, I would recommend you beg/borrow a car-type torque wrench,...
by Ontherivet77
20 Dec 2018, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano BB UN54
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Shimano BB UN54

A quick Google of 'Shimano M431 BB Length' gives this: https://www.jizdnikola.net/files/3fd8808ed6_64536_FCM430.pdf 122.5 (123mm) BB length. You cannot measure it (remotely easily) with the cranks in place. Your google skills are better than mine obviously. Doesn't that sheet indicate that the BB i...