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by dmiller
21 Jul 2008, 2:08pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Rock Shox Forks
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Seems a bit unusual - I have Tora 302's on my rock hopper and did a evil descent with the lock out on and didnt realise until I got to the bottom - the shock seems fine and the lock out still works... if that didnt kill it I dont know what will! I also have a set of Dart threes on the commuter (I ha...
by dmiller
2 Jul 2008, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre tread - CSI TV programme
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Tread for on-road use Bicycle tyres for on-road use have no need of any sort of tread features; in fact, the best road tyres are perfectly smooth, with no tread at all! Unfortunately, most people assume that a smooth tyre will be slippery, so this type of tyre is difficult to sell to unsophisticate...
by dmiller
25 Jun 2008, 7:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet padding.
Replies: 25
Views: 2874

I would contact Ultimate Pursuits on 0845 603 4621 or at http://www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk . They look to be the main UK distrabutors and certainly have a range of pad kits on the website, but no pictures, so phoning them might be the best bet. Im not sure how good the number is though as it came fr...
by dmiller
24 Jun 2008, 3:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist crashes onto rail track
Replies: 19
Views: 2289

Seems a bit of a daft thing to do... hope the rider recovers 100% though!
by dmiller
24 Jun 2008, 3:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bash Guard?
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Is this any good? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170198810757 its bolt through only though... This looks interesting and easy to make... http://www.azfreeride.com/?q=node/291 Also Edinburgh Bike Co-Op have this with this advice: Health Warning We have to admit that we are a...
by dmiller
24 Jun 2008, 8:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The things I hate the most...
Replies: 41
Views: 4306

People who put the FULL quote of a previous poster in their reply when all they have to do is edit the relevant part/phrase/paragraph to insert into their reply......repeating the whole post of a say shortish one sentence post is ok IMO , but to re-quote/subject the poor reader to the same War &...
by dmiller
20 Jun 2008, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Link between personalised cars and road rage...
Replies: 66
Views: 5248

I have a private plate and it resides on my, dare I mention it, 4x4. I came to this forum in the hope of finding like-minded individuals who shared my enthusiasm for cycling. There's some of that - but there's a lot of vitriol and bigotry too. This thread is the worst example I've seen. And I would...
by dmiller
19 Jun 2008, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Link between personalised cars and road rage...
Replies: 66
Views: 5248

I think its all valid as its about marking and claiming your territory. If you claim the car as yours and personalise it then I think the extension is that you claim the road the car is on as your territory as well, and will react in an aggressive manner to defend your territory. Hence road rage. So...
by dmiller
18 Jun 2008, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Personal identification
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: Personal identification

I also stumbled across these these which I thought was a good idea. Not that i'm planning to have an accident................. :wink: :!: I actually have a road ID for my wrist. Very handy the last time I was run over as my phone was wrecked and I was so shocked / scared / hurting I couldn't speak....
by dmiller
18 Jun 2008, 3:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Beato Floor Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

stoatsngroats wrote:
dmiller wrote:I have the same pump with no branding from a local Tesco for about £8... :D
:shock: :shock: Oh dear!

Still...I was happy at paying £16 before you mentioned it! :wink:


Sorry - didnt think of that :oops:
by dmiller
17 Jun 2008, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sympathies if you live in Brighton
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Well said Steve - cyclists seem to be a law unto themselves - I nearly knocked one off the other day he was coming down the road the wrong way with no lights on his bike - If I'd hit him I'm sure I would have got the blame. Same goes for the disabled buggies in the road - you hit one of them and yo...
by dmiller
17 Jun 2008, 1:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Beato Floor Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

I have the same pump with no branding from a local Tesco for about £8... :D
by dmiller
17 Jun 2008, 12:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Link between personalised cars and road rage...
Replies: 66
Views: 5248

Link between personalised cars and road rage...

Just read this in Nature magazine: http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080613/full/news.2008.889.html What are you driving at? Szlemko and his colleagues quizzed hundreds of volunteers about their cars and driving habits. Participants were asked to describe the value and condition of their cars, as well...
by dmiller
6 Jun 2008, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Beginner - no confidence on roads
Replies: 17
Views: 2380

Hey kirstie07,

I commute into Glasgow every day and can answer any Glasgow specific question you might have :)

My main advice is to be brave and dominant on the roads - take your space when you need it. If you dont take space people will try and squeeze by everywhere they can!

David.
by dmiller
28 May 2008, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HELP! Drumming in road sense to a non road sense daughter!
Replies: 28
Views: 2602

wait to you get on to the increased risk of cervical cancer attending girls who have penetrative sex at an early age...... oh - 'A' level choices. That's a good one. And boyfriends with motorbikes. You can get immunisation for at least one of those now. But you can also add going out wearing makeup...