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by Tiberius
5 Mar 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 34
Views: 2370

Re: Riese and Muller

I had the quickest of quick glimpse at these things....HOW MUCH ????? !!!!!!!!.........
by Tiberius
5 Mar 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?
Replies: 171
Views: 7075

Re: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?

As kids in the 1960's, me and my mates had a mountain bikes before mountain bikes were invented. Cow horn handle bars and knobbly tyres... very capable heaps on the muck.

We called them 'bikes'....I guess that we had never heard of 'marketing'....
by Tiberius
27 Feb 2019, 4:21am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Total Mass For UCI Races.
Replies: 5
Views: 5336

Re: Total Mass For UCI Races.

In motorcycle Grand Prix racing the Moto3 class has a minimum rider/bike combined weight regulation (148 KG). The class is designed to attract the younger riders, some of them are tiny schoolboy/schoolgirl types who look like they should be out delivering papers not riding 150 MPH Grand Prix bikes. ...
by Tiberius
19 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11658

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

For those of you that aren't aware, have a quick look at the price/quantity. I accept that it hardly breaks the bank, but how can a scratty bit of oil for a push bike hub cost so much ?? Annual oil change. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/rohloff-2-stage-oil-change-fluids-only-for-rohloff-speedhub...
by Tiberius
19 Feb 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11658

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

After eleven years of faultless service, a thimble-full of gobsmackingly expensive oil every year and a new sprocket when required.......for me the Rohloff choice was a sound one Rob ...fixed that for yer Rob...... :mrgreen: Well it is if you compare the price per litre with other oils , but the co...
by Tiberius
19 Feb 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11658

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

ubert767 wrote:After eleven years of faultless service, a thimble-full of gobsmackingly expensive oil every year and a new sprocket when required.......for me the Rohloff choice was a sound one
Rob



...fixed that for yer Rob...... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
18 Feb 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling After Giving Blood
Replies: 38
Views: 7625

Re: Cycling After Giving Blood

Approx' one year ago I donated blood and a week later I went to the Doctor's for my annual hypertension check up. Part of this checkup involves having a blood test. The Doc' takes a sample of blood and it is sent off to God knows where, where it is analysed. It is very much 'no news is good news' If...
by Tiberius
18 Feb 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11658

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

Another thought is to get an Elephant bike for local use How timely.....I saw my first 'Elephant Bike just' yesterday and wondered what it was all about. I've just researched it, what a brilliant idea !! Back on topic..I have both a Rohloff bike and a Sturmey bike. For a run around utility bike I w...
by Tiberius
17 Feb 2019, 6:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

My requirements for a mtb shoe are very similar to yours. The closest I could find was a Shimano GR9. Velcro flap covering drawstring laces. I would have preferred velcro only, or a boa or something but the drawstring is fine really. Very grippy soles Cheers...I had seen those and they are probably...
by Tiberius
17 Feb 2019, 6:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

ratherbeintobago wrote:Would Boa closures work, rather than traditional laces?


Quite possibly. Do you have any recommendations ??...
by Tiberius
16 Feb 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

bogmyrtle wrote:I was just about to suggest five tens.
Why velcro?


....because I DON'T want laces.....I may have mentioned this..... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
16 Feb 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

"Flat/clingy is something you don’t usually find on an MtB SPD shoe. They tend to be knobbly, aggressive and, IME if they aren’t clipped in, not very clingy. EXACTLY !! I'm looking for shoes with a sole like this (for example)... https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/five-ten-freerider-elements-shoes-p...
by Tiberius
16 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

Not quite sure what "flat/clingy" means, but have you looked at two bolt SPD shoes? These are often sold as MTB shoes, but come with different soles, so some are very chunky, but others are more like a stiff version of regular trainers. There are also a few 2 bolt road touring shoes. The ...
by Tiberius
16 Feb 2019, 7:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Flat pedal shoes with velcro fastening.

As per the title, I'm looking for some flat pedal (non SPD) cycling shoes with velcro fastening....NOT laces. I really like proper SPD type cycling shoes with velcro fastening, and would like some similar (ish) cycling shoes with a nice flat/clingy sole for flat pedals. It would APPEAR that nearly a...