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  1. Thread: Clipless Pedals

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    I wouldn't say so. I use the same pedals...

    I wouldn't say so.

    I use the same pedals (double sided spds) on most of my bikes, even the road ones as it simplifies my shoe choice.

    I do have a set of Looks and matching shoes for my...
  2. Thread: Lights

    by chewa
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    After years of commuting year round here (the...

    After years of commuting year round here (the winter days are very short this far north), I've tried virtually all combinations of lights.

    Last year I bought a couple (for my wife and I ) of Cree...
  3. The Scot is beautiful to ride with anything. I...

    The Scot is beautiful to ride with anything. I build my own wheels so it was really a case of building a set so that I had a bigger choice of tyres (over here there are a limited no. of 27 inch tyres...
  4. I had this discussion with my neighbour the other...

    I had this discussion with my neighbour the other day. He (not a cyclist but a classic car fan) thinks I should have left my '64 Scot with the original equipment on.

    Instead, I have changed to...
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    It's a shame. I love taking the bike on ferries -...

    It's a shame. I love taking the bike on ferries - never used this one though.

    I still miss the Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry - could load the bikes up, 20 mins cycle to the ferry, get on board and be...
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    That's probably part of it lol. But for me part...

    That's probably part of it lol. But for me part of it is just how amazing it is to get those flimsy spokes and bendable rims, and make something that is strong and can carry me and touring luggage...
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    Ditto. It's very therapeutic. When I used to...

    Ditto.

    It's very therapeutic. When I used to commute 26 miles a day I'd go through rims every year (wasn't great at keeping the bike clean), and a rim swap is a pretty easy way to learn how to...
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    I always used to use Conti Top Tourings (I...

    I always used to use Conti Top Tourings (I stockpiled a few when they went out of production and am now down to my last one :()

    I tried the Top Contact on my commutes, but found if I did get a...
  9. I'm just back from spending 3 months in a rural...

    I'm just back from spending 3 months in a rural area of France. Rode pretty much every day (about 2000 miles +) and in 3 months NEVER got passed too close, or cut up. Cars and trucks waited (even for...
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    I remember being handed a full carbon bike by our...

    I remember being handed a full carbon bike by our LBS. The guy who bought it had specced carbon everything and it was ultralight!

    I mentioned to the mechanic that the client must take his biking...
  11. I'm 53 and have used a triple (46-36-28) on my...

    I'm 53 and have used a triple (46-36-28) on my touring bike for years. That being said, I have never used the inner ring unloaded, and rarely when loaded, so I could probably have done with a double....
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    +1 I hate those who pass too close. Even worse...

    +1

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. The Scots! :)

    The Scots! :)
  15. 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...
  17. 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.
  25. 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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