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by Steve Kish
11 Feb 2012, 8:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What the hell has happened to kids?
Replies: 51
Views: 2590

Re: What the hell has happened to kids?

Prolly playing 'Pro Ice Hockey II - Revenge of the Ice Monsters' on PS2. :|
by Steve Kish
11 Feb 2012, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear brake on the left or right handlebar?
Replies: 65
Views: 4825

Re: Rear brake on the left or right handlebar?

I have my MTB and flat-bar hybrid with front/right and my road bike with front/left. Amidst all the various reasons for front/left, the one that made most sense to me was that with gear levers on the downtube, with front/left, during criteriums you could brake positively with the left hand and chang...
by Steve Kish
9 Feb 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Economy non-knobblies
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Economy non-knobblies

Steve Kish wrote:I recently bought some Schwalbe Durano 26 x 1.35 slicks from Planet X at £9.99 each. :mrgreen:


Unfortunately, the down side was that my 35mm wide mudguards (fine with Conti Grand Prix 1.125") were too tight with the Schwalbe and so I had to lash out on a 45mm wider pair. :(
by Steve Kish
8 Feb 2012, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 Pump advice needed.
Replies: 28
Views: 1178

Re: CO2 Pump advice needed.

They're the ones I had. Worked OK until the needles blunted but I'm not sure whether it was because of the cartridges (sealing plug too thick ...?) or the inflators themselves.
by Steve Kish
8 Feb 2012, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Economy non-knobblies
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Economy non-knobblies

I recently bought some Schwalbe Durano 26 x 1.35 slicks from Planet X at £9.99 each. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
8 Feb 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling togs - expenditure
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Cycling togs - expenditure

I've gone for 'much more' because even though my bike clothing is Lidl / Aldi /Decathlon level or 2nd hand trade team tops from eBay at about a fiver, I'm an 'Off The Bike Slob' and buy virtually SFA for walking or sitting about. :mrgreen:
by Steve Kish
5 Feb 2012, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 Pump advice needed.
Replies: 28
Views: 1178

Re: CO2 Pump advice needed.

I used to carry CO2 but on two occasions, the piercing needle (2 different makes of pumps) somehow blunted itself and the cartridge didn't work. I then started carrying a back-up pump and of course, finally realised that this was a bit silly. Sold all my CO2 cartridges and now use nice Lezyne Road W...
by Steve Kish
4 Feb 2012, 3:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do I need therapy?
Replies: 39
Views: 2294

Re: Do I need therapy?

My 'coping with it' mechanism is just thinking that if the driver carries on like that, it will only be a matter of time before he crashes the car and injures himself. I then speed up a little, just in case it happens 20 seconds down the road and I miss it! :mrgreen: There are so many cars out there...
by Steve Kish
4 Feb 2012, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Gloves

I've found S/Skin gloves to be very tight but if you can get liners in, I recommend a pair of thin vinyl gloves under them and to avoid sweating, a pair of Altura cotton liners next to the skin.
by Steve Kish
27 Jan 2012, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The best front light ever? £ for output
Replies: 19
Views: 3798

Re: The best front light ever? £ for output

Best 'bang for buck' light was the Saik one on eBay last year. Aluminium torch with decent light output and bar holder. Came with a free rear 7-function 5 x LED unit, again with holder and clip for rear pocket or rucksack ..... all for 99p and about a fiver postage from HK. I still have a pair in m...
by Steve Kish
27 Jan 2012, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to prevent glasses misting up?
Replies: 43
Views: 4403

Re: ...how to prevent glasses misting up?

reohn2 wrote:wipe inside the lenses with neat Fairy liquid.


+1. A fellow rider on GO50, a former professional diver, said that this works.
by Steve Kish
24 Jan 2012, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Songs unsuitable for cyclists
Replies: 31
Views: 1317

Re: Songs unsuitable for cyclists

Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall.

Little Richard - Slippin' and slidin'.
by Steve Kish
24 Jan 2012, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Disabled" Road Racer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: "Disabled" Road Racer.

Only one I know from that era was Ron Brown, but I think he actually only had one arm and possibly was North London ...... may inspire someone else to name him. :roll:
by Steve Kish
23 Jan 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind
Replies: 22
Views: 1732

Re: Wind

I rode the High Wycombe 50 mile reliability ride on Sunday and it was hard work at times ... even not on the front! :wink:
by Steve Kish
23 Jan 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Introductions

Wirral where I live


I'm guessing that the hybrid may be a Boardman, then! :mrgreen:

Welcome!