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by rfryer
20 Nov 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whatsapp vs Messenger
Replies: 27
Views: 996

Re: Whatsapp vs Messenger

As Paulatic says, Whatsapp works on Apple, Android and PCs - it's not tied to any particular hardware or OS. So it's a great solution for general-purpose use - you can be confident that someone with a smartphone has access (or can easily get access).
by rfryer
13 Nov 2019, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shaft drive..why? why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Shaft drive..why? why not?

I think the "considerably higher cost" bit goes without saying!!!
by rfryer
13 Nov 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shaft drive..why? why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Shaft drive..why? why not?

Any thoughts about Ceramicspeed's DRIVEN concept (https://www.ceramicspeed.com/en/driven/)? Claims to be more efficient than chain, more aero, and they've even sorted out an efficient gear mechanism.
by rfryer
31 Oct 2019, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

To answer a point I missed first time: The reason I ask about a "right or wrong" side to filter is not to establish if anyone is riding incorrectly, but to see if there is a safer option that the apparent random nature of filtering at present. Yes, there's a safer option: do like brynpoet...
by rfryer
31 Oct 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 9027

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

That's impressive - the KOM on Strava is 29 minutes! My best is 44 minutes.
by rfryer
30 Oct 2019, 11:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

Mmmm... You want me to leave you room on the left, but the chap this morning was angry because he didn't think I gave him enough room on the right! The solution seems to be just stick to the middle and not try to help either side, but I'm still confused about which side cyclists should be filtering...
by rfryer
30 Oct 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Drivers might be trying to help, not obstruct

Speaking as a rider who does frequently filter on the left, I'd prefer that you were no closer to the kerb than the cars in front, and if in stop/start traffic you left sufficient space in front of you when stationary that a cyclist could either swap sides, or enter the line of cars should it become...
by rfryer
30 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in Spain
Replies: 47
Views: 2293

Re: Helmets in Spain

This is a comment not a judgement as I do believe people should have a choice on whether to wear a helmet or not however I have to speak up for wearing helmets because of personal experience. My helmet has prevented me having serious head injury on two occasions and almost certainly saved my life o...
by rfryer
27 Oct 2019, 11:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6879

Re: Fixie: Why?

brynpoeth wrote:I understand fixed hub gears with two or more ratios are available, anybody used one?

The SA S3X is a 3 speed fixed. Doesn't seem widely available right now, I wonder if it has been discontinued?
by rfryer
25 Oct 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

Very comfortable for all day wear on and off the bike, last for ever. Can't fault them!
by rfryer
25 Oct 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6888

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Causes skin irritation and serious eye damage.
by rfryer
23 Oct 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6888

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Thanks for the recommendation, Mick; if you're impressed it must be astounding! Orders now placed at Wiggle and Screwfix. Looking forward to spotless chains from now on... :D
by rfryer
22 Oct 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!
Replies: 50
Views: 2324

Re: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!

Funnily enough, I came across this late last night - an animation of rear frame flex as a result of the dropped seat stays on the current Scott Foil. 1_x2fduEuYJVRfWdtl3b4pYQ.gif https://medium.bikehugger.com/scott-foil-smart-and-fast-84d4acd5ff9d Apparently the last Foil gave an awful harsh ride; ...
by rfryer
22 Oct 2019, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?
Replies: 229
Views: 5906

Re: The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

What sort of Scottish independence do the Scots want? I think the stumbling block in the last in last Indyref Was what currency would they use? considering that they also want to stay or go back into the EU? I don't think "the Scots" are anywhere near homogeneous enough to have a single v...
by rfryer
19 Oct 2019, 12:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: It's very wet!

rbrian wrote:
rotavator wrote:Stuff newspapers into your shoes to help them dry out, that is the good old fashioned way

I haven't had an actual newspaper for years. I did try stuffing my iPad in, but it didn't fit, so they're sat on top of the radiator!

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