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by pyruse
30 Sep 2016, 3:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Aldi Bike Offers now
Replies: 45
Views: 6812

Re: Aldi Bike Offers now

I got two of the Aluminium lights - one front and one back.
They seem pretty good quality, and are very bright; I used the saddle mount from the rear one to mount the front one under the basket on the front of the bike. The rear one has gone on the seat post. They will see plenty of use soon!
by pyruse
25 May 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Leaving the pump on the bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1672

Re: Leaving the pump on the bike

I've left a pump on the bike for years. Much neater there than in a bag. Bike has been parked all over the place and the pump has never been stolen.
by pyruse
22 Oct 2015, 4:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Zebra Crossings
Replies: 52
Views: 3563

Re: Zebra Crossings

It just so happens that when I'm riding, I look for things - usually alphabetically. The other day, I was stuck on Z. I started to look for a zebra crossing, and I went for more than 40miles looking, and never saw one, despite cycling through a few towns and many villages. I finished my ride bereft...
by pyruse
4 Aug 2015, 11:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Wibbly Wobbly
Replies: 11
Views: 6840

Re: Wibbly Wobbly

I much prefer someone approaching from behind to ring their bell than shout 'on your right' or whatever.
A bell means 'bike' and I then expect a bike to pass.
A shout is just a shout - by the time I've registered what has been said I've usually got a shock from a bike whizzing past.
by pyruse
3 Feb 2015, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

I use an old pair of Dachstein wool mitts with waterproof covers bought many years ago for winter walking in Scotland.
Hands stay toasty warm in those.
by pyruse
28 Aug 2014, 3:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safety - not mine
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Safety - not mine

I have two pingers (one on each handlebar). They give different tones, so pinging left then right gives a nice 'ding-dong'
by pyruse
27 Aug 2014, 2:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Side saddle cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Side saddle cycling

One has to ask. Why? What advantage does this offer? Or does it fall into the 'because i can be done' category?
by pyruse
28 Jul 2014, 5:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ring, ring?
Replies: 31
Views: 3382

Re: Ring, ring?

I have two pingers - one on each handlebar, so one is always in reach. They also have different tones, so if I'm not doing something complicated, I can make a nice ding-dong by pinging left then right. When I'm walking I much prefer a bell to a shout; a bell is immediately identifiable as a cyclist....
by pyruse
7 Jul 2014, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Budget Commuting Bike
Replies: 28
Views: 5674

Re: Budget Commuting Bike

Charge up batteries? Surely easier to use lights with disposable batteries and just have a couple of spare batteries with you? I have two lights front & back - all disposable battery powered. Very unlikely that both would go down at the same time, but if they do I have a couple of spare batteri...
by pyruse
7 Jul 2014, 11:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Budget Commuting Bike
Replies: 28
Views: 5674

Re: Budget Commuting Bike

Charge up batteries? Surely easier to use lights with disposable batteries and just have a couple of spare batteries with you? I have two lights front & back - all disposable battery powered. Very unlikely that both would go down at the same time, but if they do I have a couple of spare batterie...
by pyruse
20 Jun 2014, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Learning to ride on the road with a mountain bike?
Replies: 27
Views: 10380

Re: Learning to ride on the road with a mountain bike?

I still use 3 in 1 on my chain (and indeed on other moving stuff on the bike); it works fine. Does that make me a bad person?
by pyruse
12 Jun 2014, 3:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorcycle Noise
Replies: 20
Views: 10281

Re: Motorcycle Noise

Unfortunately noise can be fun, sorry. I'm all growed up now and have become quite sensible but sometimes I retrace old routes where I used to come screaming through with a carbon fibre exhaust on, bouncing off the rev limiter and the rear wheel skipping on the downshifts and I wonder how I survive...
by pyruse
20 Dec 2013, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Copenhagen wheel
Replies: 31
Views: 3178

Re: The Copenhagen wheel

How much energy will the wheel usefully be able to recover under the (I assume) electromagnetic braking? I'll wager not very much! The principal energy loss on a cycle is wind resistance, which is why we have to pedal constantly to maintain velocity on the flat. Even coming downhill, most of my ene...
by pyruse
17 Dec 2013, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping hi viz yellow waterproof cycle jacket clean
Replies: 29
Views: 4337

Re: Keeping hi viz yellow waterproof cycle jacket clean

No colour is very visible in the dark - you want reflective patches on the jacket for that.
Orange or red and very visible in day time.
by pyruse
17 Dec 2013, 11:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Standing 2 feet on one pedal, like a dutch postman
Replies: 25
Views: 6872

Re: Standing 2 feet on one pedal, like a dutch postman

Isn't it just how you get on or off the bike?
You put a foot on one pedal, scoot along a bit with the free foot, then mount up properly.
Or when stopping, you swing one leg over (or through if you have step-through frame) and roll along until ready to dismount completely.