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    +1 I hate those who pass too close. Even worse...

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    I hate those who pass too close. Even worse if they don't give a warning. A call of "excuse me", "on your right" (UK) doesn't take much effort, but it seems some wanabees are so on the limit...
  2. The default setting on some cyclocomputers is...

    The default setting on some cyclocomputers is 220.

    I have had a few that registered 220 mph when passing big wind turbines or generator plants. I always assumed it was the electromagnetic waves...
  3. The Scots! :)

    The Scots! :)
  4. He really shouldn't be riding on a shared path if...

    He really shouldn't be riding on a shared path if he reacts like that. It sounds like (unless you really moved a lot) he was going to pass you too close anyway. Some guys do that to "make a point". ...
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    If you bought relying on advice from the shop,...

    If you bought relying on advice from the shop, I'd go back and see what they say. i.e. it was their advice to go for the smaller size.

    If they can't make it fit and you need a bigger size I think...
  6. I still use D/T on my Scot, and only ever use my...

    I still use D/T on my Scot, and only ever use my right hand for both front and rear. It means i never ride with the age correct Bluemels pump in it's pegs, as it gets in the way of my thumb when...
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    My thoughts too. Depending on milage/weather,...

    My thoughts too. Depending on milage/weather, they could be pretty worn.

    I wonder, also, if the rear mech is losing tension when shixting, so letting they chain go momentarily loose?
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    I'm afraid that's just the way they are,and is...

    I'm afraid that's just the way they are,and is probably the only benefit of STi over Ergo, in that you can always reach both levers when on the drops.

    I'm not sure moving them helps much
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    Thanks, that's great advice. :)

    Thanks, that's great advice. :)
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    I use the same mtb pedals on all my bikes, just...

    I use the same mtb pedals on all my bikes, just so that I don't have to think about which shoes to wear (I sometimes ride 4 different bikes a week) and because they are double sided so easy to lock...
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    It's interesting how such a thing can create such...

    It's interesting how such a thing can create such strong opinions. I've used Brooks for years. I did try Specialised BG saddles on my commuter for a while but eventually gave up and just made sure I...
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    Hydraulic discs on tandem

    I want to fit hydraulic discs to our tandem (to replace the cable discs we have). It also has a v-brake third brake.

    How can I get hydraulic pipes long enough or connect two together to extend the...
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    I love my Brooks (all of them!) Any creaking...

    I love my Brooks (all of them!)

    Any creaking is generally not the saddle, but the saddle rails in the seatpost clamp. I usually put some copperslip in and the creaking goes.
  14. This was my first thought. Best wishes for a...

    This was my first thought.

    Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

    John
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    Concussion will do that. I had a similar...

    Concussion will do that.
    I had a similar experience a few years agoi. Last thing I remember is turning onto a part of my usual commuting route then speaking to a bridge worker who found me walking...
  16. I did the same thing! A Rhode Gear shuttle on the...

    I did the same thing! A Rhode Gear shuttle on the back of a Jag XJS! It also allowed the bikes to "float" off the end at 75mph - secured only by the bungees!
  17. +1 Should swap right in. is the rack mount...

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    Should swap right in. is the rack mount threaded? They usually are so if you move the mudguard (fender) stays to the outside you shouldn't need a nut on the inside.
  18. It's also worthwhile working on cadence - using...

    It's also worthwhile working on cadence - using lower gears. it helps build cardio fitness and I find it less tiring so helps keep average speeds up.
  19. I swapped to 700c on my Flying Scot, but I kept...

    I swapped to 700c on my Flying Scot, but I kept the Campag Record hubs and just built them into Mavic Open Pros.

    The main reason I did that was rim and tyre choice. I want to ride my bike so...
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    Great to hear from you Dnvr. Glad to hear you...

    Great to hear from you Dnvr. Glad to hear you are still pounding the pedals.
    John
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    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? All...

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    All of those on my signature. At the moment mainly my Cinelli, 531c Audax bike and the mountainbike.

    2. Do you take any special...
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    +1 I'm 53 and regularly go over 175 peaking at...

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    I'm 53 and regularly go over 175 peaking at 185 when I'm pushing hard on climbs (just fitness riding, not racing).

    My resting pulse is still about 40, and I've ridden regularly (currently...
  23. Thread: New to Commuting

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    Hi, It's a hi viz band with about six flashing...

    Hi,

    It's a hi viz band with about six flashing led's on it. It velcros round my ankle. I can't remember if I bought it as a cycling light or a winter dog collar (as I use them for both).

    On the...
  24. Thread: New to Commuting

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    +1. Very sound advice and almost identical bike...

    +1. Very sound advice and almost identical bike lights to mine (though I have up to 4 back lights - rack, seatpost, leg, helmet)

    My commute used to be 26 miles round trip but I now work from home...
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    It may be a fit issue, but the only thing that...

    It may be a fit issue, but the only thing that might correct that would be saddle alignment?

    Hip joints don't tend to be symetrical and I suspect the natural path of your femur on...
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