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by Ray
11 Mar 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon Supreme wired
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Marathon Supreme wired

I have a pair of 700x28 wired Supremes, and a pair of 70x32 folding. Very impressed with both sizes/types. Unless you need to fold them (say for taking a backup on tour), the cheaper wired version is absolutely fine; a tad heavier, yes, but not important outside competition.
by Ray
18 Feb 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5516

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

My considerations in choosing not to eat meat are environmental, dietary, and issues of animal welfare. I have to say that some of my concerns might well disappear if we were ever to see readily available sources of foodstuffs derived from insects, which are sometimes suggested as a solution to the ...
by Ray
26 Jan 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nutella ooh la la!
Replies: 33
Views: 1190

Re: Nutella ooh la la!

brynpoeth wrote:Real peanut butter with 100% peanuts is very good


Agreed. I've got a small bucket of Meridian, which I spread on my rye biscuits. Never tried it as a lubricant :roll:
by Ray
26 Jan 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nutella ooh la la!
Replies: 33
Views: 1190

Re: Nutella ooh la la!

What an irony that the French, who love to think of themselves as having good taste, should be 'rioting' over Nutella, which is to good taste what fumblings in a back-street brothel are to good sex. I should imagine. As for using it as bearing grease, I'll bear that in mind. But I haven't dismantled...
by Ray
15 Jan 2018, 11:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peterborough - Newark
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Peterborough - Newark

CycleTravel suggests:

http://cycle.travel/map?from=Peterborou ... -0.8100706

Some time since I rode down there, but it looks OK. Lots of changes of direction, though, so a GPS device would be useful.
by Ray
7 Jan 2018, 10:56am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Funny Logo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Funny Logo's

I like "Burns the Bread". Maybe there's a cycling equivalent? - "Rex the bikes" ?

Of course there's the famous wording (over the shopfront of a shoe-repairer in Lincoln?) "Cobblers to the gentry".
by Ray
7 Jan 2018, 10:45am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Funny Logo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Funny Logo's

On a local window-installer's van: "Every pane a pleasure".
by Ray
23 Dec 2017, 4:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Happy Christmas Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: The Happy Christmas Thread

Art for art's sake - or just a winter bike ride?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl ... e-42456773
by Ray
3 Nov 2017, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Expanded Polystyrene
Replies: 35
Views: 1835

Re: Expanded Polystyrene

You could paint one hi-viz orange and wear it on your head when cycling. Sure to save your life sooner or later.

igmc
by Ray
13 Oct 2017, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Cassette Rivets
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Rear Cassette Rivets

I never had trouble fitting the sprockets un-riveted as you describe - until I did it on a (fairly cheap) wheel with alloy splines. The separate sprockets (steel) bit into the alloy, and it was a hell of a job to remove the cassette. I am not a big, powerful rider by any means. If you do use separat...
by Ray
3 Sep 2017, 6:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: PSA Test & Cycling
Replies: 41
Views: 4421

Re: PSA Test & Cycling

Just to clarify: the doctor was new to our practice (a locum, I believe), and not new to medicine. I've an idea he was a consultant, but I don't know in what branch of medicine.

However, yours is a reasonable question.
by Ray
3 Sep 2017, 5:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: PSA Test & Cycling
Replies: 41
Views: 4421

Re: PSA Test & Cycling

I have yearly tests - not because I have untoward symptoms, but to track any trend upwards. My doctors (knowing I ride a bike) have never suggested I need to lay off beforehand. Never, that is, until the last occasion, when a new doctor, being told about my cycling, said I should lay off for a fortn...
by Ray
1 Sep 2017, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Malham-Mytholmroyd-Malham - route advice sought
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Malham-Mytholmroyd-Malham - route advice sought

Good luck with this - especially the weather. 8) What you describe is exactly what Sir Gary Verity and Welcome to Yorkshire had in mind bringing the TdeF here and building on it since with the Tour de Yorkshire and in securing the Worlds - although I don't suppose they expected all the extra visito...
by Ray
1 Sep 2017, 6:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 169
Views: 32658

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

In the Malham-Mytholmroyd-Malham thread recently, thirdcrank suggested people might like to know more about our Yorkshire tour, starting next week. Here are some clips from our news release, which I'm posting on this thread, where they might be more easily found. Coming to a Yorkshire road near you ...
by Ray
30 Aug 2017, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should "fat" people wear lycra
Replies: 92
Views: 3711

Re: Should "fat" people wear lycra

gaz wrote:I base my clothing choices on the sound guidance available from Cycling UK.
Headwear
Water and windproof clothing
Shorts, longs and trousers
Footwear


Thanks, Gaz. Glad to see that CyclingUK is there to guide us through the marketing hype :roll: :roll: