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by Marcus Aurelius
20 Feb 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 64
Views: 1902

Re: Braking in corners

Use all of the road. ....and get hit by a truck coming the other way. Great idea. Using all of the road makes it less likely you'll get hit by a truck. It is, genuinely, a great idea. Quite right, experience has taught me this. If you remove the possibility of a hit ( by using all the road ) you re...
by Marcus Aurelius
20 Feb 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 64
Views: 1902

Re: Braking in corners

Try to get your braking done in a straight line. Break the corner down into segments. 1. braking zone. Try to brake in a straight line as much as possible.2 Turn in point. Pick a point at the edge of the road which enables you to lean in and reach the apex of the corner with minimal turning of the w...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: 250 Miles

Well yes and no. The figure was total number of cyclist deaths in a ten year period, but it matters not a jot what percentage of the total number of cyclists that represents, because they’re still dead. Will you say the same about the 70,000 deaths in the UK each year linked to physical inactivity?...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: Cassette question

That’s manufacturer tolerances for you. If it were just that then there would be many more instances of new parts that just don't work with one another. I rather think that there must be a slight mismatch for it to work reliably at all even when the parts are new. That being the case there is no re...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting the bikes to Penzance
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Getting the bikes to Penzance

The GWR service from Paddington is the one a lot of people doing the LEJOG use to get to Penzance. if you got a bike space, at ‘RAB’ time, you did well.
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: 250 Miles

based upon what? Scroll down to the article here https://road.cc/content/news/271051-jeremy-vine-films-close-pass-told-hes-middle-road-greipel-misses-spring-classics#live-blog-item-12723 Actually Holland is the second worst, only behind Ireland, my bad. The article says A study by the European Tran...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Harassment

Keep a pocket full of ninja rocks handy, just in case.
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem angle
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: Stem angle

You can buy adjustable stems of course. This one for instance. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.System-EX-Adjustable-Stem_24665.htm 24665-47730_1_Supersize.jpgWhen you're happy with the angle, buy a fixed one to suit. Morning Mick Thank you , thats a brillant idea. If you can find someone who's got one of ...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 162
Views: 29017

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Oooh! Discussion has descended into calls for people to SU and Godwins could also be applied. Signs the thread has nearly run its course. Let's change things up a bit. Instead of discussing the narrow area of trans sport, let's widen it to how trans fit into society in general and a side order of t...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: 250 Miles

“Little Hollands” :shock: The Netherlands had the worst death rates for cyclists, in Europe last year. based upon what? Scroll down to the article here https://road.cc/content/news/271051-jeremy-vine-films-close-pass-told-hes-middle-road-greipel-misses-spring-classics#live-blog-item-12723 Actually ...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 250 Miles
Replies: 42
Views: 1465

Re: 250 Miles

“Little Hollands” :shock: The Netherlands had the worst death rates for cyclists, in Europe last year.
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: Cassette question

that is a pretty good illustration of how a worn chain imposes ever more harmful stresses on the sprockets. In fact I suppose that was comparable to a singlespeed in many respects. FWIW in a singlespeed the chain soon wears so that the chain is loading the teeth in a less than perfect fashion; in p...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another couple of scams.
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Another couple of scams.

First one came through from a friend on Facebook :- My dad just had an iPhone delivered to his house by uk mail which he hadn’t ordered. 10 mins later this guy in DPD uniform came to the door saying they made a mistake and needed the phone back. We call the police and he left. The police arrived an...
by Marcus Aurelius
12 Feb 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette question
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: Cassette question

my point was in good part, there is some mismatch between even new parts. cheers That’s manufacturer tolerances for you. If it were just that then there would be many more instances of new parts that just don't work with one another. I rather think that there must be a slight mismatch for it to wor...