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by Ontherivet77
13 Jul 2018, 8:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Which road bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Which road bike?

It's not so much the bike as the tyre pressure. If you get a standard road bike with 23c tyres then at 294lbs you are you going to need to run those tyres at the absolute maximum psi to avoid pinch punctures, which will probably result in an unpleasant ride quality. The fatter the tyre the more leew...
by Ontherivet77
7 Jul 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 604
Views: 343897

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another negative review I'm afraid. I've used them twice, but the second order went badly wrong and just resulted in wasted time on my part and probably wasted money on theirs. I have now had the issue resolved, so won't go into detail, but I won't be using this shop again. But isn't that an exampl...
by Ontherivet77
6 Jul 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 604
Views: 343897

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Another negative review I'm afraid. I've used them twice, but the second order went badly wrong and just resulted in wasted time on my part and probably wasted money on theirs. I have now had the issue resolved, so won't go into detail, but I won't be using this shop again.
by Ontherivet77
2 Jul 2018, 9:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: North West Moorland
Replies: 69
Views: 2565

Re: North West Moorland

There's been reports of head the balls setting other fires (in the MEN) whilst the emergency services are trying to put out the current one. It beggars belief, the stupidity of people. Strangely, the smell of smoke was worse in my garden when Saddleworth was ablaze than Rivington, despite the fact I...
by Ontherivet77
2 Jul 2018, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car passenger leans out of the window and pushes a cyclist off his bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Car passenger leans out of the window and pushes a cyclist off his bike

Looks pretty shocking, but a good job it happened before those road signs a little further up the road. Do you know what happened after this? Police action etc?
by Ontherivet77
18 Jun 2018, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passing
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Close passing

chris_suffolk wrote:Do you ride in primary? I find it helps as they have to actively overtake rather than just passing


Yes, but it's not always easy to maintain a good position whilst dodging potholes and being horn blasted by angry drivers.
by Ontherivet77
18 Jun 2018, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passing
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Close passing

Well, I've been back on the commuter route now for the past 4 to 5 weeks and what has struck me is, apart from the increase in traffic volume, the sheer number of drivers who fail to allow a safe distance to pass when overtaking. Is this problem getting worse or is it just my imagination?
by Ontherivet77
18 Jun 2018, 8:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 16019

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Disgraceful stuff. Human Events have said that they will locate the rider responsible and ban them from future events. However, I like to see the organisers be banned if this is the best that they can do.
by Ontherivet77
15 Jun 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 46681

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Apparently it's cycle to work week this week. My wife has been cycling into work this week and guess what she has had a long line of men coming to her desk telling her how dangerous the road she is cycling in on is! Perhaps, if women are to cycle in larger numbers men should stop trying to put the ...
by Ontherivet77
14 Jun 2018, 8:55am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 272
Views: 46681

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Apparently it's cycle to work week this week. My wife has been cycling into work this week and guess what she has had a long line of men coming to her desk telling her how dangerous the road she is cycling in on is! Perhaps, if women are to cycle in larger numbers men should stop trying to put the f...
by Ontherivet77
14 Jun 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First time road bike buy, need help sizing please!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: First time road bike buy, need help sizing please!

Tomasz, I am more or less the same height 178cm and I have a 56cm road bike. However, my legs are quite short at 79cm and i started with a 52cm then a 54cm and now the 56cm which feels about right for me. With your leg length you are probably looking at a crank to seat height of 76cm (using the Lemo...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jun 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe
Replies: 87
Views: 10305

Re: Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe

I've got a Ridgeback Panorama 2011 and the negatives I'd say about the bike is that it comes with too long a stem and too short a head tube and mine (56cm) came with 175 cranks which I think are too long for me. I also shredded the seat clamp adjuster without any effort. Apart from that I think it's...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jun 2018, 8:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pashley type bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2933

Re: Pashley type bikes

Yes people in the Low Countries tour on their SUAB bikes - or do they? I don't think they do actually 'tour' on them as such, from my experience they use the trains to get close to where they are going and only actually ride a short distance, maybe 10km to their destination. Drop bar tourers are fa...
by Ontherivet77
13 Jun 2018, 8:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pashley type bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2933

Re: Pashley type bikes

What makes drops comfortable is having them in the correct place for the rider and not in some pseudo racing position that reduces their usefulness. I prefer drop bars for their multiple hand position option as opposed to straight flat bars. However, whatever the bike I'm always fettling with the s...
by Ontherivet77
12 Jun 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pashley type bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2933

Re: Pashley type bikes

My Moulton TSR was made by Pashley, does that count? :wink: Drops are comfortable in different ways. In letting take you take a forward crouch they get you out of the wind so you do a lot less work on a longer and/or faster trip. And for a longer trip they let you shift weight around to alternative...