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by hondated
23 Aug 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern bicycles...
Replies: 35
Views: 1949

Re: Modern bicycles...

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by hondated
23 Aug 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern bicycles...
Replies: 35
Views: 1949

Re: Modern bicycles...

Are they ugly? I suppose if you like Bladerunner esque, futuristic carbon fibre, all is well with you, but does anyone get the Campagnolo catalogue to gawk at the beautiful parts any more? One can argue that aesthetics makes no difference to the riding, but one has to get off the bike and look at t...
by hondated
23 Aug 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple
Replies: 91
Views: 5814

Re: Audax Bike (Spa?) with Tourer Gearing & Double vs. Triple

I've owned and ridden tandems for 30-odd years. If you are very quick you will get away with a small front slide where you might not with a solo; tandems just don't change direction that quickly, and this (thankfully) includes falling over. They are something of a special case because you (in the c...
by hondated
23 Aug 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Modern bicycles...
Replies: 35
Views: 1949

Re: Modern bicycles...

Are they ugly? I suppose if you like Bladerunner esque, futuristic carbon fibre, all is well with you, but does anyone get the Campagnolo catalogue to gawk at the beautiful parts any more? One can argue that aesthetics makes no difference to the riding, but one has to get off the bike and look at t...
by hondated
20 Aug 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?
Replies: 86
Views: 3340

Re: Disc frame touring build..or just go buy a bike?

I've recently done something similar to what the op is considering. It really isn't worth the trouble and money. I 'upgraded' my Spa Steel Touring to a Spa Wayfarer mostly to be able to use bigger and better tyres (the Touring I had used 26" wheels) but I was also looking forward to no wear on...
by hondated
15 Aug 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Limited Sales period
Replies: 46
Views: 19571

Limited Sales period

Looking at these adverts it seems that the forum has adopted a finite period for selling a bike. Is this something that has recently been introduced then :?
by hondated
12 Aug 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bad Knees and Bike Size
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Bad Knees and Bike Size

I agree that is too small. Nonetheless... How "brand new" are you to touring - or do you mean cycling generally? I ask because 100 kms is a fair distance for a beginner. Once loaded up and doing it day after day, many average something a bit lower - 80 kms is common. Of course plenty do g...
by hondated
11 Aug 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peterloo Massacre
Replies: 46
Views: 1520

Re: Peterloo Massacre

Yep another one here who will never forget what these brave people did for us.
Proud to say in my own small way over many years I too have followed their example.
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by hondated
5 Aug 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Signs of old age
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: Signs of old age

:lol:
bigjim wrote:Being on this forum. :)
by hondated
29 Jul 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My advice to those taking up or resuming road cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 3835

Re: My advice to those taking up or resuming road cycling

Looks like a fair enough post to me, with some worthwhile suggestions, not all of which will everyone will necessarily agree with. Poo-poohing him merely for having an opinion seems a tad churlish To the OP - good for you ! Agree but you have to remember he/ her is not part of the Forum clique :lol:
by hondated
25 Jul 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11998

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Having been brought up on a large council estate in the 50/60s I too would roam the streets of a night with my mates but we would never dream of intimidating anyone particularly if they were old. But that said I guess times change ! I like to think I can look after myself , but that can be career en...
by hondated
22 Jul 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpkit Stem Cells or equivalenta
Replies: 18
Views: 3339

Re: Alpkit Stem Cells or equivalenta

Decathlon do a cheap one https://www.decathlon.co.uk/fabric-bottle-cage-id_8487122.html I like them on my mountain bike and also have used one on my road bike i front of the bars to store a Trangia burner and a tin of soup for drum up lunch stops. I don't like them in the conventional position behi...
by hondated
15 Jul 2019, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is Third Crank?
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Where is Third Crank?

100%JR wrote:I’ve had a three month hiatus...just got bored of all the .... can’t think of a word that won’t offend someone here... :lol:
May be TC has done the same?


:wink:
by hondated
29 Jun 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apologies for my rudeness
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Apologies for my rudeness

To all who it may concern Someone has said I am rude on the forum My sincere apologies if any of my posts have caused any offence, I have not intended to. Try to remember not to upset the clique on here and you will be fine Skyhawk. Best I dont mention who the clique contains but you should be able...
by hondated
15 Jun 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tandem rides for visually impaired
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: Tandem rides for visually impaired

A charity in Chester ,who support those with visual impairment, has been trying to arrange tandem rides. This morning I was able to take a lady with limited sight for a ride along the River Dee on some of the local Sustrans network. She hadn't been on a bike for nearly thirty years,let alone on the...