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by Ant
13 Jul 2013, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ol big ead
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Ol big ead

Aldi cheapo sports glasses fit my rather large swede. In stock ATM at £4.99
by Ant
21 Jun 2013, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddles and sciatica
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: saddles and sciatica

Don't apologise, I'm micturating myself here :D
by Ant
21 Jun 2013, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddles and sciatica
Replies: 20
Views: 2034

Re: saddles and sciatica

This is already my favourite ever thread!
by Ant
20 Jun 2013, 2:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: safe places to park bike in cities?
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: safe places to park bike in cities?

Manchester and Leeds both have bike hub secure parking at the main railways stations, for a small fee. Smaller UK stations (at least in the glorious North-shire) often have secure(ish) bike box type facilities somewhere on or near the platform. These would be ideal for exploring a town or city, but ...
by Ant
18 Jun 2013, 1:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

Re: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?

I second that, it's a great bike and you've really got yourself a bargain there.
by Ant
17 Jun 2013, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed

Good point. I am talking whole journey averages, including traffic lights, filtering and all that. Moving averages seem a bit irrelevant on a commute to me...
by Ant
16 Jun 2013, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silly Guardian - have they got it wrong about Roberts?
Replies: 40
Views: 2700

Re: Silly Guardian - have they got it wrong about Roberts?

YES it is, or rather many of it's writers are lazy and sloppy and do not research topics sufficiently rigorously and as such the papers' opinions on more weighty matters tend to be sniffily dismissed by "snobs" who value good journalism.

Still better than the Times though! :D
by Ant
16 Jun 2013, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My New Dilemma
Replies: 31
Views: 1409

Re: My New Dilemma

Politely ask your family to highlight recorded cases of attacks on lone campers in the UK...
by Ant
16 Jun 2013, 2:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed

Hi again Didn't know you had knee issues. Based on the route you are doing (and the little I know about that area!) then I would say unless your current bike is brick shaped then aero isn't going to speed you up dramatically. I would second any advice to consider your bike fit and knee problems as t...
by Ant
16 Jun 2013, 9:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Getting more aerodynamic and increasing av speed

Is your commute 18 miles each way or round trip? Is the reason you want to up your average speed simply to get to work more quickly? I ask because obviously that has relevance to some of the advice. For example, supple, lightweight tyres may up your speed somewhat, but then slow you down considerabl...
by Ant
14 Jun 2013, 5:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

Re: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?

Wow, that's almost as cheap as I got mine for! What a bargain...
by Ant
14 Jun 2013, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

Re: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?

The Ridgeback in the post above is what I am currently riding to work (hilly 20 mile round trip in all weathers). It is just about perfect for the task. It is fast, comfy, has good quality tyres, a rack with a lifetime guarantee, mudguards and even has a seat stay mounted pump as standard! It also h...
by Ant
13 Jun 2013, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3343

Re: ....why this doesn't take panniers...?

I love Alfine hubs and think they are perfect for commuting. My commute is very hilly but the gear range is fine. No cleaning or chain suck, just super smooth and reliable sequential gearing. I am also a fan of Edinburgh Bike Co-op and have purchased two new bikes from them. However, I do not think ...
by Ant
11 Jun 2013, 3:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes Galaxy or Holdsworth Mistral?
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: Dawes Galaxy or Holdsworth Mistral?

I put Alhonga deep drop dual pivot caliper brakes on an old raleigh classic which had 27 inch wheels and they would have hasppily accomodated 700c and managed 32mm tyres and mudguards with room to spare. They both looked appropriate to the bike and stopped it massively more effectively than the wein...
by Ant
4 Jun 2013, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Fortitude Adventure alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Genesis Fortitude Adventure alternative?

On one inbred 29er frame with steel or carbon fork and whatever other bits you care to choose?