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by David
21 Jan 2007, 8:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snotty Face
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Did 30 miles today, I set off into the wind. Outbound journey was about 1h22, return 1h11. I didn't have much left in the legs on the way back and had to stop for a mars bar and coke, incidentally this has to be the most disgusting cocktail. Kept the nasal emanations under control but my gloves are ...
by David
21 Jan 2007, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its windy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

...I did once but it wasn't welcomed as the cyclist immediately overtook me again...so I let him take the strain...more fool him! :) No - that's OK - as long as you try. I've no problem dragging somebody if they're willing to at least try to lead, it's the scroungers that don't. I tend to wait for ...
by David
21 Jan 2007, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its windy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

...I was fighting against the wind on my way into work the other day...not able to go much faster than 8mph...when a larger fellow on a racing bike overtook me...I noticed he could only muster about 12mph against the very strong wind...so I quickly tucked in behind him and 'drafted' the remaining 4...
by David
21 Jan 2007, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2007 year of the hub gear?
Replies: 18
Views: 5154

Never even seen one of these Allspeeds, what are they like for efficiency ?
by David
20 Jan 2007, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snotty Face
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Snotty Face

Instead of sitting indoors today and talking to all my sad cycling wannabe forum mates I thought I'd get off my skinny little butt and try and do a couple of miles. I'm aiming for a modest 5 miles/day average this month and am a little behind (not much) my daily target so I thought I'd better show w...
by David
20 Jan 2007, 6:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long do bikes last if you look after them?
Replies: 26
Views: 3770

I'll agree to a lifetime, well the frame would anyway but other bits wouldn't be original unless you never rode it. I've never sold a bike, I've given a couple away and had others stolen. I keep thinking of a new bike but can't really justify it. Admittedly Emily does look a bit tatty and cumbersome...
by David
20 Jan 2007, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repairs - does anyone care?
Replies: 37
Views: 5036

There's two ways to fix a puncture - My way and the wrong way :twisted:
by David
20 Jan 2007, 6:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: POT HOLES - where we cycle
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

I would suggest that CTC contact MAG and get them onside too - potholes and badly damaged roads are the bane of motorcyclists lives too. I often wonder why the channels they dig are exactly on the riding line.
by David
20 Jan 2007, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Hugo Gar?
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Well done JAC - couldn't have put it better myself.

As OW said "There is only one thing worse than being talked about...."

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by David
20 Jan 2007, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lycra Shorts
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Bourne sports advertise some in the CTC mag. Their website http://www.bournesports.com/Public/Azore_Cycle_shorts/5135.htm has some.

TTFN


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by David
19 Jan 2007, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds 731OS Race
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Phil, have you tried the frame builders forum ? http://bikelist.org/
by David
19 Jan 2007, 10:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Complies with RVLR
Replies: 39
Views: 8905

A small point: If a lamp is on for less time than it's off, it's 'flashing'. If a lamp is on more time than it's off, it's 'occulting'. What it's called if it's on and off the same length (ie 1:1), I don't know! Any road up, are we saying that these un-approved lights should be taken off the market...
by David
19 Jan 2007, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hub dynamo interference
Replies: 15
Views: 2850

Why not try screening the cable from the dynamo. You could test it with a length of old TV aerial and then buy something more elegant if it works. Use the central conductor to take power from the dynamo to the headlight and possibly to the rear light. Connect the screen of the coax to 'earth', in th...
by David
19 Jan 2007, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbents – a balanced argument
Replies: 48
Views: 8439

Exercising the legs in a higher postition obviously calls for more pumping pressure from the heart, Why is this obvious ? In a closed system all the heart is doing is moving the blood around the pipes. As liquids are generally incompressible, a push at one point results in a shove somewhere else. M...
by David
19 Jan 2007, 9:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists petition No 10
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

They may have said no, however there are a couple of other lines in there that are interesting :- The use of cycle lanes is not compulsory for cyclists. They can choose to ignore them and use the remainder of the carriageway if they prefer to do so. which could have implications for Simon and him be...