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by Marcus Aurelius
16 Jun 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stability issues – how to adjust
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Stability issues – how to adjust

From what you’re describing there, it sounds like you’re not used to moving / shifting your position dynamically. To cut a long story short, you’re possibly moving about, when you need to be stationary, and vice versa. Practice makes perfect, the more you ride, the more you’ll work out what’s best f...
by Marcus Aurelius
16 Jun 2020, 5:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pink is back- quel horreur
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: Pink is back- quel horreur

Couldn't quite believe my eyes,a cycle jersey in pink in male sizing https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-short-sleeve-jersey-4/ That will freak out the sportive types wearing all black kit riding bikes with black transfers on an all black background. They'll have to invest in pink bikes to match the...
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current Riding Situation.
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Current Riding Situation.

Avoid eye contact if possible Wear a yellow vest with text on so you resemble a policeperson Really the solution is to use traffic-free routes where possible, I do not find it boring, sky, colours, weather, vegetation change a lot A peculiarity of the new situation we find ourselves in due to the o...
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current Riding Situation.
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Current Riding Situation.

Yes, you’re not alone in your thinking here. Road usage standards have bombed in the last few years. Hence the reason that I started ( briefly ) recording things, having never previously bothered in umptysomething years of road riding. Some things I’ve witnessed recently are just beyond comprehensio...
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra front gears problem
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Ultegra front gears problem

Samuel D wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:The markings will be on the side facing out. It is possible that the small ring is on back to front, I doubt it, but it’s not unheard of.

It’s the other way around: the markings of the inner ring must face inward, toward the bicycle.

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No, just no.
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 73
Views: 2849

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

drossall wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Aula regia et collegium aenei nasi, dear boy.

My Latin's so rusty it's seized up. Google Translate renders that as "And college bowl nasal court" :D


It’s not far off.
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 73
Views: 2849

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Hi Marcus, Are you sure you should be sending coded messages on an open forum? :shock: Certainly all looks Greek to me! :roll: Even at 71 y-o-a I'm still trying to learn proper English, so what chance have I got at enjoying your erudite gems? MM Aula regia et collegium aenei nasi, dear boy. And Ill...
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 73
Views: 2849

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

merseymouth wrote:Hi Marcus, Are you sure you should be sending coded messages on an open forum? :shock:
Certainly all looks Greek to me! :roll: Even at 71 y-o-a I'm still trying to learn proper English, so what chance have I got at enjoying your erudite gems? MM


Aula regia et collegium aenei nasi, dear boy.
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2020, 7:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Inner tube sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Inner tube sizes

Hi. Just bought a 700c 25c self sealing inner tube. As shop supplies are limited . My tyre reads 700c x 35c. Will this be okay? It's a hybrid Merida bike about 6 years old. Need to get through lockdown and then I can purchase a new one. Phil You’ll be lucky. That size tube will be fine up to 700C x...
by Marcus Aurelius
14 Jun 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 73
Views: 2849

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

Oculi omnium spectant in te, Deus! Tu das illis escas tempore opportuno. Aperis manum tuam et imples omne animal tua benedictione. Mensae caelestis nos participes facias, Deus, Rex aeternae gloriae.
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Jun 2020, 11:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 217
Views: 3699

Re: CUK supports BLM

jgurney wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote: it’s middle class ‘White’ people, banging on

So any writing or utterance by a person who is not middle class does not constitute virtue signalling?

It’s typically the case, yes.
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Jun 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 217
Views: 3699

Re: CUK supports BLM

jimlews wrote:Virtue signalling - that's a new one - what does it mean?


Essentially, it’s middle class ‘White’ people, banging on about how they sympathise with poor people who may or may not identify as ‘white’ and so on and so forth.
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Jun 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sudden influx of new/returning cyclists
Replies: 31
Views: 934

Re: Sudden influx of new/returning cyclists

It was noddergeddon out there today. I might as well have painted a target on my back. It didn’t help them, but it didn’t stop a lot of have a go heros, having a go, in very bad places ( waiting for cars at constricted give ways and the like) only to fail to negotiate the tiny gradient round the cor...
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Jun 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travelodge Kent accepts a bicycle in the room?
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Travelodge Kent accepts a bicycle in the room?

I’ve never had an issue with getting my bike into my room in a Travelodge. In fact the manager moved my room from the 5th floor to the ground floor to help me, the last time I stopped at a Travelodge.