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by grani
2 Feb 2015, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not get frozen fingers today
Replies: 27
Views: 3554

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

Wore my regular roomy leather gloves with thinsulate instead of my cycling gloves and it was excellent. I did wear alot on my body with several layers and a buff.



All in all a slow 45 minutes in -6C but never really got cold.
by grani
27 Jan 2015, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable disc brake comparison.
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Cable disc brake comparison.

The inboard width is definitely a potential issue: I think mine is about 1mm from the spokes… :shock: are your spokes moving? :shock: Its about the same on my TRP HY-RD's, its never occured to me that its an issue :? Me neither. I shimmed the front disc out because the caliper touched the spokes on...
by grani
24 Jan 2015, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to loosen chain ring bolts
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: How to loosen chain ring bolts

BTW the recommendation of using a micro-blowtorch is based on having freed off many such bolts. The micro-blowtorch avoids gross heating of the crank that could damage it (by altering the heat treatment condition of the aluminium, or by simply damaging the finish). cheers Believe me using one of th...
by grani
23 Jan 2015, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thorn Audax Home build
Replies: 39
Views: 3175

Re: Thorn Audax Home build

Yep. Mine weights 11.7kg (and that was with the zefal pump on which I'd forgotten about!) fully fettled with mudguards, bagman, bottle cages, pedals and interrupter brake levers and nice Brooks saddle. I think this looks about right for a useful bike. I built a similar powdercoated Spa Audax with a...
by grani
23 Jan 2015, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10 preview
Replies: 99
Views: 9680

Re: Windows 10 preview

cool...now you just have to wait for the rolling patch update that permanently blue screens your windows install :mrgreen: Ah bsd...I dont think ive ever worried about security issues... You probably need to fix your computer. Haven't seen a BSD since (early) XP and that was thanks to NVidia and th...
by grani
20 Jan 2015, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?
Replies: 53
Views: 5486

Re: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?

... make sure gloves and shoes aren't too tight because of extra layers. .... Lots of good advice from other posters, but everything else must take second place to this. It's really important for at least two reasons. Tight footwear or gloves will tend to restrict circulation. Then, plenty of trapp...
by grani
20 Jan 2015, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?
Replies: 53
Views: 5486

Re: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?

It's easy to say you need good circulation but some people naturally have poor circulation in their hands and feet. I don't think I said it was necessarily easy but circulation is at the heart of keeping your extremities warm. People often neglect the physiological side of cold weather and focus on...
by grani
19 Jan 2015, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?
Replies: 53
Views: 5486

Re: How do you keep hands and feet warm enough to function?

Growing up in a very cold climate has taught me a couple of things. Depending on temperature it can be very important to keep the skin covered with decent gloves, but is not necessarily essential. It is crucial that your core is warm so thermal underwear and particularly pure wool on skin is great. ...
by grani
15 Jan 2015, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Viking Heritage leather saddles
Replies: 18
Views: 3214

Re: Viking Heritage leather saddles

I had a B17 that sagged within 500 miles and was unusable after 1000. I bought a Nidd to replace it and have done about 5000 miles on it and it is the best saddle I have ever had. I loosened the laces and the tightening bolt for about 1000 miles and then tightened it up again and it is perfect now. ...
by grani
12 Dec 2014, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?
Replies: 274
Views: 50357

Re: Removal of anti-cycling gates. How?

AlaninWales wrote:It seems to be a clear division along the same old lines: Those that want an increase in cycling and inclusiveness vs. those who are happy that cycling excludes others, as long as they can pursue their hobby.


Spot on!
by grani
1 Dec 2014, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping forward on saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 2583

Re: Slipping forward on saddle

I agree with 531colin on this. After having gotten my saddle in the right position I needed to shorten my stem a bit in order to not slip forward.
by grani
30 Nov 2014, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: winter SPD shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: winter SPD shoes

This is my second winter with a pair of the Northwave Celsius GTX and so far they have been very good. I don't like the feeling of boiling warm feet so I decided to buy the non arctic ones in a bigger size to have a bit of flexibility when the temperature is not too low. The main issue I have with a...
by grani
25 Nov 2014, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6129

Re: Using cycle paths

I honestly dont find it an issue. Lucky you. Getting on or off my bike is a pain. Literally. My dodgy hips give me pain when I get on or off. To me, cycling is sitting on a bike, pedalling with my feet and so on. It isn't walking while wheeling a bike. It certainly isn't lifting the bike over or ar...
by grani
25 Nov 2014, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using cycle paths
Replies: 140
Views: 6129

Re: Using cycle paths

What would happen if roads were designed so typical driving commuters will each suffer 5 car crashes a year? Yes. It seems obvious that roads are designed, built and maintained to not cause crashes, that motorists don't need to get out and push, or lift their vehicles over obstructions. We seem inc...