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by Boring_Username
9 Mar 2017, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 1970s cars
Replies: 145
Views: 3849

Re: 1970s cars

kwackers wrote:I've driven all of those. They were crap, sorry.


1970s Mini was crap? How very dare you!
by Boring_Username
9 Mar 2017, 8:10am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?
Replies: 35
Views: 22100

Re: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?

Heltor Chasca wrote:My observations at the last ride I went on, was that there were quite a few 'bikepacking' seat packs dotted about amongst the starters.


A fair point - a Carradice Barley saddlebag could be described as 'bikepacking'
by Boring_Username
9 Mar 2017, 7:51am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?
Replies: 35
Views: 22100

Re: Why are Bikepackers shunning Rear Panniers ?

I considered a bikepacking rear pack earlier this year, as an alternative to buying a new pair of panniers. I rarely need luggage so do not have a rack fitted as part of my ordinary set up. An advantage of the bikepacking solution was to avoid the hassle of fitting and then unfitting the rack? Lazy ...
by Boring_Username
8 Mar 2017, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hi Vis - Difference Between Yellow and Orange
Replies: 49
Views: 21072

Re: Hi Vis - Difference Between Yellow and Orange

Psamathe wrote:he said that the orange does not attract insects (whereas the yellow does)


Enjoy your orange waistcoat but I suspect that the existence of orange flowers means that orange attracts at least some insects!
by Boring_Username
6 Mar 2017, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brake performance
Replies: 199
Views: 9105

Re: Disc brake performance

Do the pros and cons of disc brakes alter much if we are considering a fixed wheel bike?
by Boring_Username
6 Mar 2017, 4:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brake performance
Replies: 199
Views: 9105

Re: Disc brake performance

My only experience of disc brakes is of my son's mountain bikes, a couple of which are fairly expensive. I don't know if this is just the way they are set up, but they do seem to "snatch", i.e. instantly go hard on, with very little modulation. Not something I would want on tarmac. Is thi...
by Boring_Username
6 Mar 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brake performance
Replies: 199
Views: 9105

Re: Disc brake performance

My only experience of disc brakes is of my son's mountain bikes, a couple of which are fairly expensive. I don't know if this is just the way they are set up, but they do seem to "snatch", i.e. instantly go hard on, with very little modulation. Not something I would want on tarmac. Is this...
by Boring_Username
6 Mar 2017, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brake performance
Replies: 199
Views: 9105

Re: Disc brake performance

Aren't rim brakes a form of disc brake, using very large rotors?