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by Lance Dopestrong
15 Oct 2014, 3:17pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Schumacher's helmet cam caused his injury
Replies: 58
Views: 2961

Re: Schumacher's helmet cam caused his injury

Agreed. Attaching a solid object 1/2" from your skull while riding a bike seems daft.
by Lance Dopestrong
14 Oct 2014, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame tracking and rear triangle spacing
Replies: 15
Views: 1424

Re: Frame tracking and rear triangle spacing

I had the same on a used steel.mtb frame I bought. Align the wheel properly.at the chainstay bridge and it would be misaligned at the brakes. I checked alignment using the Sheldon Brown method and found both rear triangles were bent off to one side. A bit of careful cold setting cured it. Scroll dow...
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 9:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle
Replies: 44
Views: 4315

Re: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle

You will care that you dazzle others when they can't judge your speed and have you off. Where's the evidence? Has it happened to you? Suzuki did much research into this in the 1980s. The human brain calculates an oncoming objects speed by the rate at which it grows against the background. They disc...
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Independent Branded Road Bikes vs Big name brands
Replies: 23
Views: 2023

Re: Independent Branded Road Bikes vs Big name brands

ChrisButch wrote:Until the last couple of decades the name stencilled on a bike frame told you who had made it. Now, however, it does nothing of the kind.

Unless it says "Giant", as they make all their own frames in house, and half of everyone elses frames too.
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle
Replies: 44
Views: 4315

Re: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle

In use one of the Chinese jobs from commuting. I aim it at the road surface 5 or 6 metres ahead and not into the faces of incoming road users. Even cheap lights are no excuse for dazzling.
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 8:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Navdy
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: Navdy

I really can't see the point. Even my creaky old Sat nav gives clear and timely voice commands, so why the need to have a screen whacked up in your line of sight? Unless you're deaf, where's the benefit?
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 8:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle
Replies: 44
Views: 4315

Re: Lights: flashing, bright: article in Cycle

You will care that you dazzle others when they can't judge your speed and have you off.
by Lance Dopestrong
13 Oct 2014, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fear of carbon
Replies: 81
Views: 3308

Re: Fear of carbon

A decent quality carbon frame is far stronger than the best alloy or steel... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xreZdUBqpJs Don't expect a cheap one to necessarily be as robust though. The problem I have with roadbike frames is that no manufacturer makes a carbon frame rated for a rider heavier than 105kg.
by Lance Dopestrong
12 Oct 2014, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu Jab Time
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Flu Jab Time

It's stimulates the antibodies so they learn how to combat this season's predicted main flu strain. They don't fight all manner of bugs and colds, just the most common variant of flu at that time. Apart from the discomfort of an intra muscular injection which can last several days, side effects can ...
by Lance Dopestrong
12 Oct 2014, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu Jab Time
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: Flu Jab Time

Had mine Thursday. Felt like I'd been kicked in the shoulder. Only consolation is it was free (I'm a carer).
by Lance Dopestrong
10 Oct 2014, 8:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sussex PCC - oh dear!
Replies: 44
Views: 4185

Re: Sussex PCC - oh dear!

It's the job of the PCC to hold the Chief Constable to account for performance. Period.

I fail to see how statements like this contribute to that goal.
by Lance Dopestrong
7 Oct 2014, 6:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS and bar height
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: KOPS and bar height

That fore/aft static knee position isn't very important, so select the position best compatible with comfort.
by Lance Dopestrong
7 Oct 2014, 5:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A warm dry winter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3210

Re: A warm dry winter?

Most of the main models are showing intermittent Northern blocking December into January.

Unfortunately, I haven't a clue what that means!
by Lance Dopestrong
7 Oct 2014, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS and bar height
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: KOPS and bar height

531colin wrote:So, come on.........if not KOPS, whats your advice?


Well Colin, here's my advice...

http://www.bikepro.com.au/diy-bike-fitting

I had already posted this link before you asked your question, but you appear to have missed it.
by Lance Dopestrong
7 Oct 2014, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A question of steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 1863

Re: A question of steel?

The ride quality of a decent steel frame knocks carbon onto a cocked hat.

Indeed, carbon isn't magic. A well designed alloy frame - admittedly, usually with a carbon fork - can feel very bit as cosseting as carbon.