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by Ant
31 May 2013, 8:37pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 52
Views: 122670

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

+1 Si again! Fair enough, some roads are not sensibly contemplated on a bike, but if the alternative is shared with others, then you have to accept giving way at any given moment. My example of the ignorant riders on the towpath (not MTB'ers by the way, from a local road riding club) was that their ...
by Ant
31 May 2013, 4:00pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 52
Views: 122670

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

+1 to Si's comments. Rode on the canal the other day behind a couple of cyclists, one of whom had a local cycle club t shirt on. They were bombing along the narrow towpath, passing people on benches at 15mph+ with inches to spare and scaring dogs and their walkers left right and centre, never once g...
by Ant
22 May 2013, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hatred, stupidity or both?
Replies: 190
Views: 15214

Re: Hatred, stupidity or both?

Geriatrix is spot on with his Selby train crash anaolgy and this just emphasises the difficulties faced by any legal system. Personally I feel the consequences of that train crash unduly influenced the outcome for the guilty party and by the same token the relatively benign outcome of this case will...
by Ant
21 May 2013, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2171

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

Yeah that might work!
by Ant
21 May 2013, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2171

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

Bear in mind that those are test bikes, their function is to be ridden by all sorts and sizes of people who come into the shop. Once somebody had bought a bike and is happy with their riding position, the steerer is cut to suit.....they all start out this long. Fair enough that does make sense, but...
by Ant
21 May 2013, 10:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2171

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

... Now as far as I'm concerned, the steerer is cut woefully short.....anybody who is tall enough to need a decent bit of seatpost showing is going to have the bars lower than the saddle unless they buy a high rise stem. Ant has more or less bought a "size up" and got the bar height, then ...
by Ant
20 May 2013, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Newbie Tourer for £600?
Replies: 40
Views: 2171

Re: What Newbie Tourer for £600?

That Ridgeback on ebay is potentially a bargain - depending on who sees it... I have exactly the same model and have found it an excellent commuting bike and despite being a bit heavy, is so much faster than my previous flat bar commuter. The 60cm frame is pretty big and I found the stem (110mm) too...
by Ant
11 May 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuting tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 5076

Re: Commuting tyres

Personally I have found slime liners very effective. Had a nail through the tyre which didn't penetrate the liner and glass never seems to either. Have done many thousands of miles using them with no issues. Primarily used continental sport contact, which are fast rolling, minimally treaded but the ...
by Ant
9 May 2013, 3:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Charity rides
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Charity rides

But really, would it not be easier just to wear one?! I don't have one and I don't intend to buy one. Wouldn't it be easier to just agree with compulsion? First they came for... Sorry but this is just too much for me to resist.... :D Turn A Blind Eye LYRICS They came for the palmists, but I wasn’t ...
by Ant
8 May 2013, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid Juicy 3 Bleeding brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Avid Juicy 3 Bleeding brakes

Yes, don't mix brake oil! You can buy avid specific kits with oil on ebay for £10-15. The one I bought had decent instructions. I am a cack handed dunderhead with most repair jobs, but managed this one easily enough... It is a bit laborious removing the bubbles but once you get the hang of it it's f...
by Ant
7 May 2013, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed joint on r.thumb - riding a bike
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Fixed joint on r.thumb - riding a bike

Coaster brake and relocate main brake to left hand side. Coaster means hub gear or ss so experiment with the shifters and again move it to the left if needed. Ergonomic rips MIT help, I expect it depends on the exact range of movement he has... As long as he can grip effectively with the left thumb ...
by Ant
7 May 2013, 3:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Barking MP doors cyclist
Replies: 52
Views: 2753

Re: Barking MP doors cyclist

and apart from on commentary where else on earth do you hear the "aplomb" being used?
by Ant
7 May 2013, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Barking MP doors cyclist
Replies: 52
Views: 2753

Re: Barking MP doors cyclist

Short shrift is a bit like having no qualms. When do you have qualms exactly?
by Ant
7 May 2013, 3:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Charity rides
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Charity rides

I noticed a poster at work today for a "Leeds bike ride 100". Checked out the website and sure enough helmets are compulsory... Now without going into the helmet debate, I have to say I did find it off-putting, but on reflection would it really bother me to wear one all day? I'm happy enou...
by Ant
5 May 2013, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage Racks
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

Re: Luggage Racks

I think they would best be suited as a "stay on" pannier, rather than one you expect to take off and on repeatedly. So if you commute and have secure storage then they are just the right size to carry a tote bag in, which you could then take out and into work. That pretty much solves the a...