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by Audax67
16 Dec 2011, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dragging dynamo
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Dragging dynamo

They're perfectly capable of making crap in Germany.
by Audax67
16 Dec 2011, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did we manage before?
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: How did we manage before?

I used to ride with a bagful of maps until this year, practically. I used to tear the relevant pages out of a 1:200,000 Michelin road atlas, mark the route in felt-tip and ride. I have dire memories of standing with a buddy at a 5-exit roundabout SE of Pontarlier midway through a 400k Audax at somet...
by Audax67
16 Dec 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 5 miles from home..
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: 5 miles from home..

My latest trick is leaving my keys hanging in the lock of the workshop after I've put the bike away. Longest they've hung there is well over 24 hours. Still, thieves around here are rare. When we first moved in I left the shop unlocked for two years and nothing got pinched. The car often stands unlo...
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bigwig meets the Queen
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Bigwig meets the Queen

LCJ: Not to mention your majesty's august visage.
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 3:15pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7302
Views: 359066

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Cooked books
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 2:27pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: VDO Z3 PC Link
Replies: 0
Views: 15578

VDO Z3 PC Link

See http://www.amazon.com/VDO-Altimeter-Computer-Training-Analysis/dp/B001CK7Q1S http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ttpKIzgoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Excellent spec: altitude, heart rate, speed and cadence sensors and lots of derived data available for two bikes; computer download of ride data via US...
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 12:44pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Really silly person
Replies: 7
Views: 148966

Re: Really silly person

I did have a driver attempt to overtake a right turning trainee, until I stopped her. When questioned she explained she was "in a hurry" and besides "I had my indicator on!" Stern words and a brief explanation of the rules of the road followed. Funny as she drove off, after my t...
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 12:41pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7302
Views: 359066

Re: It's about time we had more fun

remittance man
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bigwig meets the Queen
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Bigwig meets the Queen

That John Cleese on the right?
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Speed cushions
Replies: 23
Views: 1866

Re: Speed cushions

One in our region consists of a high full-width speed bump with one-foot-wide vertical slots left for cyclists. Turn the pedals and you're off.
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 10:43am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7302
Views: 359066

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Third party
by Audax67
15 Dec 2011, 7:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle height again
Replies: 40
Views: 2316

Re: Saddle height again

Couple of weeks ago I did an afternoon ride with a new Brooks, thinking I'd adjust en route. Height was OK, but only after dark did I realize that I had my pelvis swivelled back excessively because the nose was canted up too far and was compressing things it oughtn't. I didn't want to start fiddling...
by Audax67
14 Dec 2011, 3:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain 'jumping' off or slipping on chain wheel
Replies: 24
Views: 2684

Re: Chain 'jumping' off or slipping on chain wheel

With regards the chainrings, it's often cheaper to buy a new chainset than new chainrings. I find that very wasteful, but can get you money back by selling the unused chainset on ebay afterwards. Here's some fairly decent chainrings at an ok price that will work with 9sp and the most common mtb cra...
by Audax67
14 Dec 2011, 3:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Riding with diabetes, please share your expeiences".
Replies: 36
Views: 3679

Re: Riding with diabetes, please share your expeiences".

Type 2 runs in the family. I suggested a blood test to the doc in 1990 after the appearance of a rather indelicate symptom that very few docs had even heard of, and we discovered that my levels were over the rainbow. I had trouble accepting it at first, food & drink being one of my favourite hob...