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by Si
9 Jan 2007, 10:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: waterproofs
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

As the old adage says: if you commute twice a day all year and you have around 15mins lee way on starting out time, then you'll only get soaked 12 times during that year.

I'm looking to get my 12 soakings in during the next couple of weeks :wink:
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 6:58pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Running off my screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

unfortuanatly I have to run IE for some of my software and I believe that IE7 (and later IE6s) may well bugger my SW too, due to the JVM. :(

But, as I said before, it's no biggy so I'll not lose any sleep if it isn't changed !
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do alloy saddle rails break easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

DrJones, cromo is an alloy - are you sure that you don't mean "Alu"?
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technology and Santa Claus
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

bikepacker wrote:Didn't get any bikey stuff, but did get a fantastic little piece of kit called a gorrillapod. http://www.joby.com/uk/


Now, that is clever, but a tad expensive for me...think I'll carry on with lashing the camera to the bars with a toe strap :wink:
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:39pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Running off my screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

ME, IE6, 1024x768

I'll have a look on my XP machine in a bit to see what it's meant to look like!
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:36pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: HONC
Replies: 18
Views: 6659

HONC

(I've no connection with this event apart from riding it and enjoying it alot last year) For anyone who might be interested, the HONC (Hell Of the North Cotswolds) entry forms are availible for this year: http://www.cc-cc.co.uk/index2.asp?PageName=HOTNC 50km 0r 100km, non-competative, partially off ...
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike type
Replies: 67
Views: 19531

I too find it difficult to answer the question. I have MTBs, road, SS, tourers, commuters, tandem at the mo (but on the look out for a folder too). I tend to go between them in phases -bit of MTBing, bit of tandeming, bit of day touring, etc 'cos it keeps me keen. Thus hard to answer the Q. Plus, I ...
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How old are CTC Forum people?
Replies: 66
Views: 11695

Terry T wrote:So, the over 40's rule !
Where are all the "younger" people the CTC is trying to attract? :wink:
Terry. (Aged 54)


Probably out riding bikes while we sit here just talking about it. :wink:
by Si
8 Jan 2007, 12:13pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Running off my screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Ctl mw will also make things better for me but then it makes the UIs on some of my other SW unreadable :cry: and it's a pain (i.e. I'm too lazy to keep changing it) Something that might help is if you changed the text "You have no new messages" to something like "no new messages"...
by Si
7 Jan 2007, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How old are CTC Forum people?
Replies: 66
Views: 11695

Well that made me feel young again :D
by Si
7 Jan 2007, 7:22pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: That box to the left..
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

That box to the left..

The one that has a blue bar: "Home" above it, with the box itself containing "Forum" "FAQ", "Search", Profile", etc

Could it be put elsewhere, as on some screen resolutions it takes up almost a third of the screen ?
by Si
7 Jan 2007, 7:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to carry personal effects when touring?
Replies: 15
Views: 3435

I too would vote for a bar bag.

If you do have STI then all is not lost, in some cases they will still fit, and in those that don't then you can replace the gear cable with that flexi silver stuff (like what TMobile used) or a slightly modified rollijigtravel agent doodar.
by Si
5 Jan 2007, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheap bikes & tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

I have a similar problem with bike parking: my bike has to stay locked up to a Sheffield Stand out side a university building all day - an ideal place for bike thieves due to the high number of people passing by and the fact that it's full of students so anyone acting suspiciously tends to blend in ...
by Si
5 Jan 2007, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Travel Agent
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re Tabanab's comments on fitting nearer the brake lever. This would seem to make sense: the 'downstream' part of the wire (lever end) moves more than the upstream part (brake end) thus any stretch in the wire will have more impact on the lever end, so it seems sensible to have this part as short as ...
by Si
5 Jan 2007, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1085
Views: 293708

Real name: Si Age: 39 (at time of writing) "Occupation": Research archaeologist. Bikes: Roadie, road SS/fixed, road tourer, thing what I commute on, MTB, MTB-SS, tandem + various spare frames, groupsets, wheels, etc. Riding: mostly pleasure riding on the road, audaxes, club runs and off ro...