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07-20-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By JohnMorgan

Not much help here, I’m afraid - my ‘cycle’...

Not much help here, I’m afraid - my ‘cycle’ clothing is limited to a Lidl summer jersey and Endura winter jersey :-) I can recommend both, but the sizing on the Endura is ‘slim fitting’, and I’m in...
07-19-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,134
Posted By JohnMorgan

Road bike, 100lb pressure, 28mm tyres. ...

Road bike, 100lb pressure, 28mm tyres.

Touring bike, 70lb pressure, 32mm tyres.
07-16-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,143
Posted By JohnMorgan

I’m still in Karrimor running shorts from my tri...

I’m still in Karrimor running shorts from my tri days - seems to work for me. My saddle position depends on where I am on the drop bars, sometimes back and sometimes forward.
07-16-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By JohnMorgan

The Galaxy gets the ‘sensible’ miles, it has the...

The Galaxy gets the ‘sensible’ miles, it has the pannier rack. The Renown gets the ‘fun’ miles, it’s 1/2 stone lighter :-)
06-14-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By JohnMorgan

“But darling, it’s not another bike - it’s the...

“But darling, it’s not another bike - it’s the Family Heirloom!”
06-14-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By JohnMorgan

Yes. I ride both of them :-) The Renown for...

Yes. I ride both of them :-)

The Renown for fun, and the Galaxy for sensible stuff (it’s got the racks and mudguards).
06-12-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,047
Posted By JohnMorgan

Wot ‘e said. Minor crashes give you time to ‘ride...

Wot ‘e said. Minor crashes give you time to ‘ride as far into the crash as you can’, but the big ones just dump you.

A wise man once said, ‘if you’re going to crash, aim for the green bits’.
06-12-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By JohnMorgan

Have you seen ‘Groundhog Day’? :-)

Have you seen ‘Groundhog Day’?
:-)
06-12-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,033
Posted By JohnMorgan

Hi. I suspect you’ve already answered your own...

Hi. I suspect you’ve already answered your own question re ‘brakes/tyres’, as you lead with ‘understanding the importance of stopping’ :-)
No idea of the performance difference between the systems...
06-11-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By JohnMorgan

‘Make it go away, Mummy’.

‘Make it go away, Mummy’.
06-11-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,986
Posted By JohnMorgan

‘Looks at ‘83 Galaxy and ‘86 Renown. Exits stage...

‘Looks at ‘83 Galaxy and ‘86 Renown. Exits stage left’. :-)
06-11-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,172
Posted By JohnMorgan

Oh, we already have those where I am - they’re...

Oh, we already have those where I am - they’re called ‘cycling clubs’ :- )

Have to say, I’m enjoying the thread!
06-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,172
Posted By JohnMorgan

You are being Bad, and you know it. Bad Zut!...

You are being Bad, and you know it.

Bad Zut! Naughty Zut!
06-10-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 808
Posted By JohnMorgan

Is it necessary to ride faster, or just...

Is it necessary to ride faster, or just desirable?
When commuting there are so many things that could affect your speed; any marginal gains could be wiped out by an inconvenient traffic light.
But...
06-07-22, 06:52 AM
06-06-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By JohnMorgan

Replacing 27” inch wheels with 26”.

OK, not sure if this is where it goes, but here it is.
Off the back of a video from ‘RJ the Bike Guy’, I took an old Raleigh 501 frame I had no 700/27” wheels for, and tried 26” wheels with 1.75”...
06-06-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,705
Posted By JohnMorgan

I usually cut a length of old inner tube, and...

I usually cut a length of old inner tube, and glue it with Uhu to the stay?
06-06-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,993
Posted By JohnMorgan

Luxury. We had to make do with a rock. And a...

Luxury. We had to make do with a rock. And a stick. :-)

Personally, I have flats on the Galaxy, toe clips on the Renown, and wear squash shoes with both. Never had a pair of ‘cycling’ shoes (can’t...
06-05-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By JohnMorgan

You could try swapping out the wheel, and see if...

You could try swapping out the wheel, and see if it solves the problem. If not, you have at least eliminated the wheel?
06-05-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By JohnMorgan

New haven to London

Hi, anyone have useful information on a bike route from Newhaven to London? Wriggles, avoids, must haves? Looking at a recce this month, thought I’d ask first.
06-04-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,397
Posted By JohnMorgan

That's right - we're serious sissies :-)

That's right - we're serious sissies :-)
06-03-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,365
Posted By JohnMorgan

Hi, have you considered an old, touring bike?...

Hi, have you considered an old, touring bike? Reynolds 351 tubing, 27 x 1 1/4 tyres, drop bars, costs you next to nothing while you wait for the ‘perfect’ bike. Raleigh, Peugeot, Dawes will all fit...
06-03-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,397
Posted By JohnMorgan

None - ‘in the bike’. Do we count the battery in...

None - ‘in the bike’. Do we count the battery in the ‘phone to call for the ‘taxi ride of shame’?
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