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by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?
Replies: 65
Views: 4208

Re: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?

Just because others are angels who fear to tread doesn't mean that I'm a fool for rushing in to the OP's defence. The bigger fools are surely those who think that the vitriolic promotion of their own political agenda is more important than the relations between an OP and his close family. To my way ...
by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?
Replies: 65
Views: 4208

Re: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?

You might have meant to have said "shall we keep on topic" but from memory your wording was rather different and struck a somewhat different tone, much more similar to the sarcastic responses you received. I'll take my share of the blame for increasing the thread drift though :oops: . And...
by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds
Replies: 50
Views: 2221

Re: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds

You misquote me, Tiger: I said the wheels on my Mistral Tourer are 1" in width, not 1-1/4" which was then considered ludicrously wide and fit only for... well, Roadsters. How times, touring bikes and touring cyclists have changed over the last 30-odd years!
by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?
Replies: 65
Views: 4208

Re: Why do certain subjects appear to be forbidden on this forum?

Same with helmets. It is wrong to needlessly reignite the helmet debate when somebody has heard it all before. But most people have no idea there is a debate and make their ( sometimes reluctant ) decision to wear a helmet accordingly. Providing a previously-unaware OP with links to this informatio...
by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds
Replies: 50
Views: 2221

Re: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds

What, pedalling downhill? With a touring load? I like ultra fast downhill runs, I always have and probably always will ........ :D Me and Tiger are singing off the same hymn sheet here. :D Perhaps, but he's singing on a recumbent trike while you're singing on a Moulton. I, however, was singing on a...
by Roadster
13 Oct 2017, 2:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds
Replies: 50
Views: 2221

Re: Top Gear Size and its Influence on Average Touring Speeds

What, pedalling downhill? With a touring load? In my touring days, downhill meant (and still means) a welcome opportunity to recover, not an opportunity to expend more energy than necessary. Besides, charging fully laden down the hills round here at 30mph is more likely to terminate one's tour than ...
by Roadster
12 Oct 2017, 1:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Battery rear light
Replies: 74
Views: 3329

Re: Battery rear light

Quite so, and that's exactly why I chose the Trelock LS-812. This takes two readily available AA batteries which can be either rechargeable or non-rechargeable according to my need and convenience, and do not rely on the availability of USB power supply for their refreshment.
by Roadster
11 Oct 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which replacement cassette joint for Shimano Alfine 8?
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Which replacement cassette joint for Shimano Alfine 8?

FWIW I'd replace the cabling as well at the same time as the CJ, just to be on the safe side as 99% of Alfine slipping issues are down to cable issues, even on seemingly decent cables, a bit of gunk or friction can cause issues and might be slight enough that it's not apparent when checking by hand...
by Roadster
11 Oct 2017, 12:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Battery rear light
Replies: 74
Views: 3329

Re: Battery rear light

The Trelock LS-812 Trio Flat is an excellent carrier-mounted rear light at a reasonable price:-
https://www.trelock.de/web/en/licht/bat ... klicht.php
by Roadster
10 Oct 2017, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which replacement cassette joint for Shimano Alfine 8?
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Which replacement cassette joint for Shimano Alfine 8?

For an SG-S501, you want the CJ-8S20:- https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/shimano-sg-s500-alfine-hub-components-nonturn-washers-cap-nuts-cj8s20/ This fits all Alfine S5-series hubs and I've just fitted one to my own S501 two weeks ago. It will not fit any of the S7-series because they rotate in ...
by Roadster
6 Oct 2017, 12:50pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: BROOKES HELMETS
Replies: 36
Views: 1308

Re: BROOKES HELMETS

It wasn't me who made the analogy in the first place, Pete: it was MJR, and it's far from clear to me what his analogy was or why he made it. Apparently, he was sarcastically accusing me of hypocrisy and seems to have earned your warm approval and support... That's all very noble and praiseworthy in...
by Roadster
6 Oct 2017, 2:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: BROOKES HELMETS
Replies: 36
Views: 1308

Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Are you the same Roadster who didn't respect the decision to get a mountain bike in https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1165432#p1165432 or have the body-snatchers been? ;) Yes, that's me as well, and unfortunately not - I don't get my body snatched nearly as often as I'd like! There is no ...
by Roadster
5 Oct 2017, 2:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: BROOKES HELMETS
Replies: 36
Views: 1308

Re: BROOKES HELMETS

I may or may not agree with the OP's decision, but I can at least respect it.
by Roadster
5 Oct 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: BROOKES HELMETS
Replies: 36
Views: 1308

Re: BROOKES HELMETS

But the OP's decision to buy a helmet has already been taken. The issue is no longer "whether", but "which".
by Roadster
5 Oct 2017, 12:58pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: BROOKES HELMETS
Replies: 36
Views: 1308

Re: BROOKES HELMETS

It really is intolerable when close family members engage in emotional blackmail to persuade a cyclist to wear a helmet against his better judgement :roll: - there ought to be a law against it! The OP must dismiss the trivial concerns of his wife, daughter and grandchildren as totally unfounded, and...