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by tykeboy2003
22 Jul 2019, 6:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash
Replies: 30
Views: 5055

Re: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash

keyboardmonkey wrote:a) nothing
b) each time they are worn, ASAP after a ride.


Agreed.

On point b, I usually have a bath after a ride and the pants have a bath with me.
by tykeboy2003
17 Jul 2019, 7:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.
Replies: 166
Views: 13382

Re: Red means STOP! or How I began to hate cyclists.

I understand and agree with your anger, but I find that round where I live, motorists run red lights just as often as cyclists.
by tykeboy2003
17 Jul 2019, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 133
Views: 13509

Re: Dogs off lead on shared use path

I've noticed that a lot of road-bike people deliberately ignore cycle-paths when they run alongside a road. I seldom use separate cycle paths next to roads unless it's a particularly dangerous road (dual carriage way for example). Often they are more dangerous than the road, near me there's one whi...
by tykeboy2003
13 Jul 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?

Just ordered a pair of wheels suitable for disks (with cassette, I was thinking of replacing the cassette anyway) for £63.99.
by tykeboy2003
13 Jul 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Re: Should I worry about this?

Thanks for the replies.

It is the rear wheel, just had a look and there are several and all are on the drive side. They have been there for some time but I'm not sure if they've got worse. I'll start looking for a new wheel or rim.....
by tykeboy2003
13 Jul 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1347

Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?

Whilst cleaning my Giant hybrid, I noticed cracks in the rim near the spokes. See picture. The bike has disks so I'm not worried about the rims failing whilst braking.
by tykeboy2003
13 Jul 2019, 7:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 28
Views: 5737

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

Also the wing mirror had some sort of serial number on it. I worked in IT for Jaguar and part of the work involved recording part serial numbers. There is a decent chance that a substantial assembly like a wing mirror would be recorded but not 100%. Jaguar was part of Ford up to 2010 and I know the...
by tykeboy2003
12 Jul 2019, 6:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 44
Views: 7578

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

My wife has a problem with a particular driver around Manchester. She reported it to the police, with video footage, and an officer called round one evening. Shockingly the police advice was to change time or route as the driver was known to them and they feared an escalation of events if they paid...
by tykeboy2003
5 Jul 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9638

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

Cycling back from the gym, looking to turn right down a quiet side road, check clear to move to the middle, arm out indicating right, and what happens.? Well, about 50 feet from the turn off two cars think it acceptable to pass me on the right on the other side of the road. I even looked straight a...
by tykeboy2003
14 Jun 2019, 6:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10368

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

The idea probably came from this: http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/29/45/2294539_65fe24df.jpg I remember a guy who worked on the Bluebell Railway telling me some years ago, they would love to install one of these, but they didn't have the space or the planning permission. A lot of their locos...
by tykeboy2003
13 Jun 2019, 6:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10368

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

brynpoeth wrote:Often both driving forward and reversing into a parking space are problematic
Best to park on the road


Or in the often conveniently located cycle lanes?
by tykeboy2003
13 Jun 2019, 6:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10368

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

It's always puzzled me that back in the 60s the railways were forced to put hi vis yellow fronts on all trains (on an inherently safer system) yet road vehicles weren't and never have been. This is all the more puzzling in the light of the various campaigns to force cyclists to wear helmets and hi v...
by tykeboy2003
12 Jun 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 38
Views: 2236

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

Am sure that this must have been covered before, at least with folks' individual pics of cassettes they are concerned about. But for simplicity can some kind soul/s point me at a simple online guide with good pics that tells you how to identify a cassette that is worn and needs changing? Am pretty ...
by tykeboy2003
31 May 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTB Rim
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: WTB Rim

tim_f wrote:Are you attempting to fit with a inner tube ?


Yes.

Thanks for your info, it now makes sense. My mate has taken his bike back now so I'll let him know.

Thanks for all the other replies.
by tykeboy2003
29 May 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTB Rim
Replies: 6
Views: 384

WTB Rim

Anyone had a problem getting a tyre to sit properly on a rim? I noticed that the rim has a significantly raised ridge which seems to prevent the bead from getting onto the rim. The result is illustrated by the attached image. I tried swapping the tyres and got the same result. The other wheel rim is...