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by Ayesha
28 Aug 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

A 531 race bike for less than £200 in 1985 ???

The man's in cloud cuckoo land.

The frame alone might have been £199.99. :lol:
by Ayesha
28 Aug 2014, 1:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29513

Re: Hardest UK climb?

I am reliably told by one of my colleagues that the downward travelator in ASDA, Andover beats Latif’s in Birmingham.

13% gradient vs 8%.
by Ayesha
28 Aug 2014, 7:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29513

Re: Hardest UK climb?

We were in Crete (briefly) and I looked at the road map of the island. One hill struck me as a wonderful cycling road. 9miles from almost sea level to 2,600ft via hairpin zig-zag bends. Pity I didn't have the time or the bike to do it. :oops: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/Course/715989 Have ...
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Garmin Edge GPS
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Garmin Edge GPS

Much more can be read about Garmin GPS units on YACF.
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 10:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Side saddle cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Side saddle cycling

I think the tennis ball idea is good.

Stops the chainring getting bent when he falls off.

This IMHO, is from past experience. :lol:

The BIG question is,,,

"Which is the front and which is the back?"
"I've never seen anything like it in my life."
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5032

Re: Solo night ride

Use the quietest roads you can find that have a white line down the centre. Ride on this until you see headlights from an oncoming or overtaking vehicle then move to the side. This way you are clear of the worst potholed areas for most of the ride. If the line starts moving from side to side it's a...
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5032

Re: Solo night ride

This is the problem with cycling after the pubs close. You might get a full moon.
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Side saddle cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Side saddle cycling

IIRC, they are called a 'Shay'.

Other versions were tandems with a bevel gear to a shaft driven rear.
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Solo night ride
Replies: 52
Views: 5032

Re: Solo night ride

Take a spare small front lamp that operates off AA Batteries. Take some hefty rubber bands and a lump of sponge. Not only does the spare lamp come in as a reserve for your main lamp, it can be used to floodlight a puncture repair. With the rubber bands and sponge, you can fix it on your handlebars o...
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 7:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride
Replies: 84
Views: 4909

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

Hi, Niether of my 4X4's are on the list :? I dont neccesarily think 4 X 4's are the worst drivers its just that they are big and bold and can easily be more intimidating :?: And you remember them, sounds good too even more dramatic "Big 4 X 4 with a *!^%$ driving it" or "a Golf"...
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 7:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brits in France…
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: Brits in France…

"We few. We happy few. We band of brothers."
by Ayesha
27 Aug 2014, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Excel Formula help.
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Excel Formula help.

When you have the individual mileages for several bikes for consecutive years, you could draw a ‘Waterfall’ chart displaying the decrements and gains of mileage for each bike.
by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Holes in carbon forks
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Holes in carbon forks

How is the bracket for the front mech held onto the seat tube?
Is it pop rivetted?

That will give a clue to the manufacturer and shop you bought the bike.
by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 2:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy
Replies: 19
Views: 1708

Re: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy

I’ve been on an Audax with a group of riders and shouted “This is where I go a different way. See you at the finish.”
As long as they know where I’ve disappeared to, they’ll be fine.
by Ayesha
26 Aug 2014, 2:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy
Replies: 19
Views: 1708

Re: When its OK to drop a cycling buddy

Mark1978 wrote:But you are certainly right that when you're riding with someone you feel obligated to keep up and not take as many breaks as you otherwise would.


If you can’t shout to your ‘buddy’ “Hold on a bit. I’m getting knackered.”; he’s NOT a buddy.