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by Marcus Aurelius
23 May 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crit / flat road bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: Crit / flat road bike?

Buy the one on which you can pull the sickest wheelies.
by Marcus Aurelius
23 May 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: Bojo's bike.

I like that. It’s got home made bodged pursuit bars, frog leg brake levers, is made of steel, has no pesky differential gears, and is older than me.
by Marcus Aurelius
23 May 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2403

Re: dozey pedestrians

Ganging very warily with what I say here, but there's a tendency for things to look different when something goes wrong. That Hornit looks like a battery-powered means of shouting at somebody to get out of the ********** road. Exactly. The thing is to use it at full belt only when absolutely necess...
by Marcus Aurelius
23 May 2019, 5:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2403

Re: dozey pedestrians

https://i.imgur.com/zDgLP6U.jpg 140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this. And no doubt you drive in a similar manner. :roll: Ever wondered why some motorists have little regard, eg close passes, for dozy cyclists blocking th...
by Marcus Aurelius
23 May 2019, 5:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2403

Re: dozey pedestrians

https://i.imgur.com/zDgLP6U.jpg 140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this. And no doubt you drive in a similar manner. :roll: Ever wondered why some motorists have little regard, eg close passes, for dozy cyclists blocking th...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 May 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

If you want to lose weight, you have to maximise fat burn. The best way to do this, is get to a point ( through practice / training ) where you spend most of the Ride, cycling at a relatively high RPM ( Cadence ) and a Power at which this becomes worthwhile ( a high enough gear / steep enough climb ...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 May 2019, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2403

Re: dozey pedestrians

https://i.imgur.com/zDgLP6U.jpg 140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this. Some disturbing reviews from users here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hornit-dB140-V2-Worlds-Loudest/dp/B006TDEV20/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=79920783600894&hvb...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 May 2019, 8:21am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

The best option ( as per the risk assessment you have to undertake for guided rides ) is to avoid the busy roads wherever possible. Careful route planning and risk minimisation is sometimes the trickiest part of being a ride leader. In the event that you have to use a relatively busy road, riding 2 ...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 May 2019, 8:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2403

Re: dozey pedestrians

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140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this.
by Marcus Aurelius
22 May 2019, 8:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?
Replies: 26
Views: 1258

Re: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?

The convention is that the absence of a signal is an indication that you are going straight on. You only signal if turning left or right, or slowing. Some people misinterpret the convention of lifting the arm straight up in the air before lowering to the left or right, as a straight on signal, but i...
by Marcus Aurelius
14 Mar 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Range Weight Gain?
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Long Range Weight Gain?

I was fortunate enough to ride an event which Mark was on a few years ago, and got chatting to him. One thing he did say, is that it’s very difficult to plan your fuelling, when you have little understanding of the availability and nutritional values of a particular region’s available food. He said ...
by Marcus Aurelius
11 Mar 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: loose nut on crankshaft, but tighten too much and can't pedal
Replies: 18
Views: 1606

Re: loose nut on crankshaft, but tighten too much and can't pedal

Spooky, was about to post exactly the same question! After replacing most of my drivetrain and front derailleur, the bolt securing the drive side crank is now loosening after my daily commute. Not sure if everything's just not quite been secured properly (by me) or if the crank is worn as has been ...
by Marcus Aurelius
6 Mar 2019, 12:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?
Replies: 171
Views: 6914

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

MikeF wrote:"gravel bikes" - another US marketing craze?



Perish the very thought.
by Marcus Aurelius
5 Mar 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the sudden urge to ride bikes on gravel?
Replies: 171
Views: 6914

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

Some marketing types, invented a type of bike that wasn’t necessary. People spent money on them. Now they are justifying the expenditure.
by Marcus Aurelius
2 Mar 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: He just passed me saying nothing
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: He just passed me saying nothing

I stopped to help a young laydeee last week who’d managed to put a slice in the side wall of her tyre. I always carry a spare ( cheapo ) folding tyre, when I’m out on a longer ride. I gave it to her ( it came with a wheel set I bought last year, so I wasn’t really bothered about it) she was most gra...