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by Dynamite_funk
23 Jun 2014, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm Tyres for Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: 25mm Tyres for Touring

iandriver wrote:Having had a recent look at this tyre of thing, Panaracer RIBMO seem to be an of the moment tyre. Can't speak for the clearance though.


We have these on the tandem. Very nice tyres, they have a grea profile to them which 'seems' to help handling under load on corners
by Dynamite_funk
23 Jun 2014, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm Tyres for Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: 25mm Tyres for Touring

I like my Pasela TG 25mm for touring as they are very comfortable, look great and no flats yet after maybe 500 miles. Although it depends how much you are taking with you, if I was carrying full panneirs as opposed to a saddlebag I'd use my 32s.
by Dynamite_funk
19 Jun 2014, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PPPP
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Re: PPPP

Sudocrem - Saved my ass...literally :wink:
by Dynamite_funk
19 Jun 2014, 11:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tailgating
Replies: 6
Views: 7926

Re: Tailgating

It's not just about aerodynamics though is it, it is also about personal space and safety. I do not do group riding (although I may well be joining a club in the near future) so I am slightly unnerved if someone, especially someone I do not know , gets right up my ****. The difference with bikes and...
by Dynamite_funk
19 Jun 2014, 9:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tailgating
Replies: 6
Views: 7926

Tailgating

On my way to swimming baths this morning, a chap undertakes me just as lights turn green who is obviously out for a ride and not on his way to work (small set of tools in his jersey pocket and nothing else). I then overtake him just after lights and continue on my way. After 2/300 metres I feel a pr...
by Dynamite_funk
11 Jun 2014, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oddly behaving presta valve
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Oddly behaving presta valve

Have you tried not unscrewing it as much before depressing? I 'think' I had the same issue and this fixed it :?
by Dynamite_funk
4 Jun 2014, 10:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thrown into cycle commuting - not by choice!
Replies: 64
Views: 13346

Re: Thrown into cycle commuting - not by choice!

I wonder how people coped before cars when they had to cycle to t'pit 20 miles away? :roll:
by Dynamite_funk
3 Jun 2014, 10:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thrown into cycle commuting - not by choice!
Replies: 64
Views: 13346

Re: Thrown into cycle commuting - not by choice!

First of all, congrats on choosing cycling! You'll be reaping the rewards of better health and a more chilled out arrival at work :D For £400 you could pick up a very nice second hand bicycle with all mudguards/racks etc which you may need, plus lights if you are travelling at night/early hours. I w...
by Dynamite_funk
2 Jun 2014, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle setback - what do you run
Replies: 112
Views: 10058

Re: Saddle setback - what do you run

KOPS through a bike fit at York cycle works, I must admit I was a bit unnerved when he started doing it. I am well aware of how this method is not considered to have limited biomechanical accuracy to it but it seems to be 'working' at the moment. May look at the Seve Hogg method at some point in the...
by Dynamite_funk
2 Jun 2014, 10:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle setback - what do you run
Replies: 112
Views: 10058

Re: Saddle setback - what do you run

FYI I run 9.5cm set back on a Rolls saddle :mrgreen:
by Dynamite_funk
30 May 2014, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does endurance cycling help you live longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2138

Re: Does endurance cycling help you live longer?

Well, I'm not dead yet...
by Dynamite_funk
30 May 2014, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decathalon wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1612

Re: Decathalon wheels

Well, probably a long time if you have no experience, remember your first attempt at hub adjustment? Yours may have been bliss but mine certainly wasn't. What irks me is that these wheels are being sold as ready to ride when, although they will go round, they aren't going to last very long and cost ...
by Dynamite_funk
30 May 2014, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decathalon wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1612

Re: Decathalon wheels

There appears to be a great deal of prejudice on this forum about cycle parts which are not expensive or not bought from retailers who charge expensive prices for cheap components i.e. many, but not all , LBS. Not from me. The quality of the individual parts may well be excellent, but if you had fe...
by Dynamite_funk
29 May 2014, 4:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motor mania
Replies: 2
Views: 6918

Motor mania

GF had to watch this as part of a vehicle/driving awareness course at work (a way for the employer to reduce their company insurance premium I think). Funny ( :? ) how some things havent changed in 60+ years!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZAZ_xu0DCg
by Dynamite_funk
29 May 2014, 11:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prostrate Investigations
Replies: 33
Views: 2093

Re: Prostrate Investigations

I've had this. Hurts passing urine the next two times and after that it's fine. No issues cycling. Worst thing was, they couldn't find anything wrong so probably didn't need it in the first place! It is more uncofortable than a cathater going in as they tend to have to 'look around'. Just relax and ...