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by freiston
21 Jun 2019, 1:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Rack Measurement
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Topeak rack final decision

Those pictures of the racks in your post aren't the same as the ones I see following the links - I don't see the "spacer" at the drop-out bolt-hole on the non-disc version: https://cdn.topeak.com/global/storage/app/media/_mediathumbs/product-racks-super-tourist-super-tourist-non-disc-d1f4a...
by freiston
10 Jun 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Playlist, positive songs
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Cycling Playlist, positive songs

I'm sure it's been mentioned on this forum before, but Bike Rider by Mungo's Hi-Fi


https://youtu.be/4oUxPWnrXNk
by freiston
21 May 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 39
Views: 2665

Re: cycle computers, generally

I have a Cateye Micro wireless (basic functions with spoke mounted magnet and fork mounted sensor/transmitter) mounted on the stem and never had a known problem with its reliability until I mounted my phone on the handlebar next to it (to use for navigation) - I noticed a reported maximum speed of 6...
by freiston
19 May 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPD Touring Shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 1009

Re: SPD Touring Shoes

big fan of these: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/giro-rumble-vr-off-road-shoe/ especially the blue ones - great on tour and look 'normal' -super comfy too A bloke I sometimes ride with has a pair of these and they look really good and not obviously bike/SPD shoes at all. I would love a pair but can't jus...
by freiston
17 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Footwear

Five ten mountain bike shoes have grippy soles that are rigid. I went for the Fiveten Freeriders. The Evans operative wanted to sell me expensive cycling socks. I declined; but does anyone here advocate their use? Off the bike, I wear thick woollen or "1000 mile" socks and so I need socks...
by freiston
17 May 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1877

Re: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale

There were some very basic frames made in the 80s by big names such as Viking that used 531 main tubes only, without quality dropouts, lugs etc.. I had one (Viking Vision) that had the 531 decal but no gear hanger, shifter braze-ons, cable braze-ons and only one set of bottle bosses (on the down tub...
by freiston
10 May 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking shoes
Replies: 25
Views: 845

Re: Walking shoes

When I had to have "proper" shoes due to work dress codes, I used Brasher shoes but otherwise, I wore the type reminiscent of trainers by Merrell (always bought in a sale). Now that I am currently out of work, I reckon that I'll give Decathlon a go. As it happens, my Merrells are lasting a...
by freiston
8 May 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5639

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Plenty of road furniture is black, including bollards. I'm not sure that's entirely comparable but hey, wear the colour you like, I say. I like colour colours myself and try to avoid both black and white, but many like them. Often bollards are hi-vis, but it's not protecting them, so Joe Dunckley h...
by freiston
3 May 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar tape (and gels ?)
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Handlebar tape (and gels ?)

I like Cannondale Synapse 3.5mm. A good cushioning and a good grip and I think it is wearing well. I found it easier than some tapes to apply too. It has a grippy strip (silicone?) on the back for wrapping (no adhesive).
by freiston
1 May 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight footwear.
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Lightweight footwear.

……..Any way, what other options are there out there for lightweight evening off bike footwear? As long as I can wear them in a Northumbrian pub! Why not your bike shoes? I was wondering that. There are plenty nowadays that wouldn't look out of place with mufti in a pub - I just spotted these Shiman...
by freiston
29 Apr 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet Mounted Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Helmet Mounted Lights

How about one of these? Effectively a short tube of handlebar diameter
that straps to your helmet.

http://store.dinottelighting.com/helmet ... s-p30.aspx
by freiston
28 Apr 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight footwear.
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: Lightweight footwear.

Desert boots?
by freiston
28 Apr 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5639

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Make what you want of that situation, but if you'd been there you may have formed a positive view about hi-viz. Alternatively, the unnecessary use of hi-viz puts those who don't wear it in increased danger! The hi-viz potentially caused a distraction. I was driving down a poorly lit local road with...
by freiston
27 Apr 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5639

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Has anyone here hit a car (or knows someone who did) because it was a dark colour and not bright hi-viz yellow (whether they be cycling, walking or driving)? A college mate of mine managed to crash into the back of a chocolate brown datsun cherry (not far from his house I think) but that was during...
by freiston
27 Apr 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5639

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

Has anyone here hit a car (or knows someone who did) because it was a dark colour and not bright hi-viz yellow (whether they be cycling, walking or driving)?