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by Revolution
21 Feb 2017, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Pro One
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Schwalbe Pro One

I bought a pair of Schwalbe Pro One EVO tubeless tyres (25mm) on the strength of reviews and data I found on rolling resistance which was less than any other tyre. http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews They performed well although I wasn't that convinced by the claims of their gr...
by Revolution
21 Feb 2017, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to secure a head torch to a helmet?
Replies: 35
Views: 2368

How to secure a head torch to a helmet?

I need to replace my helmet which I have had for several years. The problem is that I like having my head torch attached; it is handy to have more than one front light - just incase one fails on the way home and I can see my cycle computer at a glance rather than waiting until I pass under a street ...
by Revolution
30 Jan 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How difficult it is to find a stolen bike?
Replies: 33
Views: 3149

Re: How difficult it is to find a stolen bike?

but now anything I care about which includes all my bikes are photographed and marked. +1 me - wiser after the event. I now have photos of my pride and joy. I also keep it shackle locked in a locked garage and am in general, much more security conscious than I was. Which reminds me - Many years ago...
by Revolution
29 Jan 2017, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How difficult it is to find a stolen bike?
Replies: 33
Views: 3149

Re: How difficult it is to find a stolen bike?

I had a bike that I was very attached to stolen. I had just spent a small fortune upgrading the disc brakes to hydraulic. Unhealthily, I spent months scouring e-bay and other auction sites - searching for the bike or its components. At the time Shimano had only just brought out the hydraulic road le...
by Revolution
28 Jan 2017, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!

Bonefishblues wrote:It wasn't an outburst either, based on your accurate account of events. The hyperbole is strong here.

OK fair enough - but it certainly wasn't
Bonefishblues wrote: an exchange of opinions between two cyclists with differing views :D
by Revolution
27 Jan 2017, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!

On the positive side, that's a very polite rant, and quite a hassle-free hassle though, as described. Almost like an exchange of opinions between two cyclists with differing views :D I disagree. If you want to exchange opinions, then a forum is probably the place to do it rather than berating a str...
by Revolution
26 Jan 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Hassled for not using path.....BY A CYCLIST!!!!!

On my 13mile commute tonight I had a cyclist catch up with me while I cycled along the road. I usually say Hi to other cyclists I pass but he proceeded to rant at me for not using the shared use path. I'm pretty sure I have got the whole conversation as it resounded in my head for the next 10 miles....
by Revolution
22 Jan 2017, 1:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding On the Pavement
Replies: 20
Views: 2175

Re: Riding On the Pavement

Here's the thing; I watched, some years ago, as a Sustrans funded project extended the width of a pavement to make it a 'shared use path.' The cost was in the hundreds of thousands. My first experience after its introduction was of a woman in a car screaming at me to use the f*****g path while I was...
by Revolution
11 Jan 2017, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: squash that dog
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

squash that dog

I received a box from Tredz today, containing a pair of mudguards.
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Not sure he's going to fit.........
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by Revolution
12 Dec 2016, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle the entire mainland coast summer 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4034

Re: Cycle the entire mainland coast summer 2017

I have had a growing ambition to do this for some years. It's great that it has been so well documented by various people, all offer some really useful advise. Cycle clockwise, as that means you will be by the sea on every road, rather than separated from it by waves of traffic. a case in point! Is ...
by Revolution
26 Nov 2016, 10:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Copenhagen
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

Copenhagen

I have just spent a long weekend in Copenhagen (first time) It was a revelation! Not just the shear volume of people cycling but the whole attitude to the concept of getting about by bike. Don't read anything into this - its just an observation but loads of women in thick coats, upright bikes with w...
by Revolution
25 Sep 2016, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good mirrors for Drop bars?
Replies: 65
Views: 3546

Re: Good mirrors for Drop bars?

Does anyone have any close up photos, of how the sti mirrycle attaches to the levers, ie photo of mirror and of the bit it fixes to. mirror scan.jpeg Should say that I've never attached one like this as I fix mine at the end of the bars as per my previous post. Also have seen some reviews saying th...
by Revolution
20 Sep 2016, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tubeless road tires what to cary to repair when out cycling
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: tubeless road tires what to cary to repair when out cycling

I've been tubeless for just over a year now. On everyday rides (to work etc - 13mile each way) I just carry a CO2 inflator and one 16gram bottle. I've never had to use it. On a longer ride I would definitely pack a spare tube, 2 tyre levers, the CO2 as well as a small pump just incase of a major rip...
by Revolution
20 Sep 2016, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good mirrors for Drop bars?
Replies: 65
Views: 3546

Re: Good mirrors for Drop bars?

I have always used a mirrycle http://www.acycles.co.uk they are now designed for STI levers but attaching to a spare cateye light bracket on to the end of the drops works better. Why not use a normal bar end mirror? When I've tried them I find that I hit it as I take my hand off the bars to signal r...
by Revolution
24 Aug 2016, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bristol Bike thieves?
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: Bristol Bike thieves?

I had a phone call the day after I filled in the on-line report and the woman who called gave me an email address to send the pictures which I did accompanied by a detailed description of the guy who was sporting a very distinctive tattoo on his right forearm. I received an email from the police tod...