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by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 89
Views: 1876

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

I thought it a good question as to rim width when new but a quick Google didn't produce any results. Of course you could measure this when you buy the rim but that wouldn't help in making your purchase. Is there a source of this information? Do rim makers provide it? Have I missed something? And of ...
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 89
Views: 1876

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

AIUI .9 is the point at which you dump them. I have CR18s on my tourer. They have a small dimple which is a wear indicator on both sides.
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1687

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

The odd thing is that most people, after splashing out on some luxury or other, would give the rest away. Which rather makes the whole point of having a Euro-millions a bit pointlesss IMV.
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26609

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

mig wrote:i ride fixed with two brakes for most of the time but i'd still shout at the donkey to get out of the way :D


"You stupid ass!"?
by horizon
10 Oct 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26609

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I don't think personal experience is even necessary in this instance, just a modicum of ability to think critically, weigh up available evidence and assess pros and cons. It's so obvious that disc brakes have certain advantages over rim brakes (and vice versa) and that those advantages may make the...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1543

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

A Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/flu-jab-saves-lives-fact-more-people-vaccinated Do read down the page. She writes: In 2018 I developed flu complications that left me unable to breathe or move and on a ventilator for months. It’s left me with life-changi...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1687

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

I'd buy that Rover bicycle that Greybeard was selling recently.
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1010

Re: set back seat post ?

The right fit isn't always as obvious as you'd think, all the contact points are interrelated and the issue may not be what you believe it to be. + + 1! This thread could run and run - it isn't easy and the OP will IMV need to engage in a long learning process about his own riding position, body pr...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1010

Re: set back seat post ?

i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail (i have short legs and long torso) Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem. No it definitely doesn't. This is a major flaw in thinking and followed by many bike manufacturers...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 11:18am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1543

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Hi, On the vaccinations jabs et cetera, We are back to the old chestnut on whether you would vaccinate or not. Hopefully not. This thread AIUI is about people telling us about their experience of the flu jab. I wouldn't have the jab but I wouldn't intrude on here to start a discussion as to whether...
by horizon
9 Oct 2019, 1:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1010

Re: set back seat post ?

i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail (i have short legs and long torso) Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem. No it definitely doesn't. This is a major flaw in thinking and followed by many bike manufacturers...
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26609

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

On thinking about this, I considered three scenarios: 1. A bike with cantilever brakes that saw the donkey at x yards/metres and was able to stop in time. 2. A bike with disc brakes that saw the donkey at zero yards/metres and couldn't stop in time. 3. A bike with disc brakes that saw the donkey at ...
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1010

Re: set back seat post ?

NetworkMan wrote:With a long torso and short legs are you sure it's not a longer stem you need. Do you know the seat angle of your frame? That might be a clue.


The seat angles are bit tighter than a laid back tourer but fairly normal:

https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bike/croix-de-fer-20
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19996
Views: 492698

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The four nations of the UK have a common army so it certainly isn't a new idea.
by horizon
8 Oct 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: set back seat post ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1010

Re: set back seat post ?

WoodBurner81 wrote:i need to get my saddle position an inch or so further back, am at end of my rail
(i have short legs and long torso)


Are you sure? That says to me you need your saddle nearer with maybe a longer stem.