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Forum: Commuting
11-03-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By markhr

Knight on a shining bicycle

Stop me if you've seen this already

http://news.google.com/news/more?pz=1&cf=all&cf=all&ncl=dAj-8ICmbuzgsPMJ4piwmqcT55gyM

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6901972.ece
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Forum: Foo
11-03-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,692
Posted By markhr

Go, Titans! Thanks for winning one at least. ...

Go, Titans! Thanks for winning one at least.

http://web.lemoyne.edu/~campeajm/titans.gif
11-03-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,841
Posted By markhr

Thanks for the updates and links folks I will try...

Thanks for the updates and links folks I will try and check/update the list over the next few days.

[excuses, excuses]been a while since I sat on a bicycle[/excuses, excuses]
11-03-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By markhr

+1 While I've seen some older/vintage...

+1

While I've seen some older/vintage components in their shop most of the truly vintage stuff is either Condor or Paris cycles frames that they're reselling.

No harm in asking though as I'm...
08-25-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By markhr

My rating: 9/10 (no-one's perfect) There's a...

My rating: 9/10 (no-one's perfect)

There's a reason that everyone from cycle couriers, commuters to london triathlon city types keep coming back to Condor. It's a small, friendly, family run...
06-18-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By markhr

Disagree with the first point especially as what...

Disagree with the first point especially as what I normally do is both safe and legal.

I don't run red lights, I do jay walk. Agree with the second point as Danish drivers are apparently,...
06-16-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By markhr

copenhagen cycling sucks

10 days cycling around copenhagen

multiple times forced off the road usually with a nice helpful sideways drift of the vehicle in the passing lane (always fun when it's a bus)

motorists tried...
06-05-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By markhr

<--- new and improved avatar

<--- new and improved avatar
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By markhr

OP: score! Especially at that price - good luck...

OP: score! Especially at that price - good luck and don't let your ego get in the way of the, steep but short, learning curve.

All you naysayers: Get off your high horses, stop saying how you...
04-09-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By markhr

sidi srs - means bever having to throw good shoes...

sidi srs - means bever having to throw good shoes away just because the sole rubber is worn out

http://www.sidisport.com/

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/ProductImages/fullsize/dragon2pair.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By markhr

Take the lane and force cars to at least pass in...

Take the lane and force cars to at least pass in the passing lane. Better that than the 50mph wing/wing mirror brush past.

sideWALK - if I need to use it then I'll get off and walk the bike. Yes,...
04-07-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By markhr

If you can change your pedals to a free floating...

If you can change your pedals to a free floating system and let your body find it's owqn natural pedalling position/motion. Don't do what I did and use look/sjhamino/clone pedals until your knees are...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By markhr

Apologies for not replying to everyone that took...

Apologies for not replying to everyone that took the time to post in this thread. Thanks very much for posting though.



You, sir, are correct.



Double yellows mean no parking at any time.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By markhr

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&g...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Park+Road,+Stretford&sll=51.536086,-0.142822&sspn=6.117422,13.359375&ie=UTF8&ll=53.457004,-2.317981&spn=0.000715,0.001631&t=h&z=20&layer=c&c...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By markhr

idiots (cough...sorry, I mean treffik inginurs), cycle lanes, streetview

warrington cycle campaign's facility of the month now with google streetview

http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/
...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By markhr

kona project 2 700c ...

kona project 2 700c

http://content.konaworld.com/webstore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=45
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,823
Posted By markhr

mirror (and/or visually check), signal, manoeuvre...

mirror (and/or visually check), signal, manoeuvre and while you're waiting to pass, as tempting as drafting is, don't tailgate (you never know if they'll swerve to avoid a pot hole or need to stop...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By markhr

You may just need some support, e.g., superfeet...

You may just need some support, e.g., superfeet or sidas conformable insoles.

If your shoes were too narrow then generally 7you end up with a numbness (followed by burning sensation and the...
03-31-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,606
Posted By markhr

time atac pedals (either the "Z" platform model...

time atac pedals (either the "Z" platform model or the regular alium/xs model)

some sort of walkable mtb shoes (sidi srs so you don't have to throw good shoes away once the sole is worn out)
...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By markhr

exustar stelvio - it now has a new sole that is...

exustar stelvio - it now has a new sole that is flat and doesn't have the large lugs

cut the label off, give them a polish
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/newshoes.htm

alternativley, there are...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By markhr

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By markhr

Vallencia as non of the others seem to have disc...

Vallencia as non of the others seem to have disc brakes. Test ride them all and go with the one that feels/fits the best.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By markhr

No problem - thanks very much - off to check out...

No problem - thanks very much - off to check out bikes - you may be better asking for the moderator to move your post to the super-secret womens forum (you need to know the handshake to get in the...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By markhr

Also, if you're a runner then I'd strongly...

Also, if you're a runner then I'd strongly recommend Powercranks as an alternative to pounding the pavement.

http://www.powercranks.com/
http://www.powercranks.com/v4pages/videos-list.htm
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By markhr

We need to know your budget. If you're...

We need to know your budget.

If you're looking for a price is no object do it all load carrier then round the world cyclist mark beaumont's koga-miyata signature is a good one. One downside is...
Forum: Foo
03-27-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,372
Posted By markhr

you need to telemark the white room :love: ...

you need to telemark the white room :love:

http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_oregon_080108_ssh.jpg
03-27-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By markhr

element technic - nickel wide flat bar 760mm...

element technic - nickel wide flat bar 760mm (29.9")- it's a downhill/freeride bar

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/32422.jpg

...
Forum: Foo
03-26-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,372
Posted By markhr

Telemarking fresh moguls with 191 volkl mantras...

Telemarking fresh moguls with 191 volkl mantras was interesting.

Going left wasn't too difficult, dominant leg leading. Going right was an exercise in soft landings and bruising control. :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By markhr

1 - yes, time atac and sidi srs shoes for all the...

1 - yes, time atac and sidi srs shoes for all the bikes, road and off road/mtb

2 - absolutely one pair, why compromise on comfort for shoes that effectively do the same thing. Time atac cleats...
03-26-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By markhr

For that price and, given the disc brakes, the la...

For that price and, given the disc brakes, the la cruz is probably the best bet. There are more expensive frames in a variety of materials but none (that I've seen) seem to match the salsa pricing.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By markhr

When I was using rim brakes (never again) mine...

When I was using rim brakes (never again) mine would last between 6 and 8 months depending on the time of year (winter grit = shorter). While I did experiment a bit with different pads to try and...
03-26-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By markhr

Try sidi, either standard width or mega (wide)...

Try sidi, either standard width or mega (wide) width, as they go to at least an EU52.

http://www.sidisport.com/
Forum: Foo
03-26-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,372
Posted By markhr

When done at speed it's a great test of...

When done at speed it's a great test of coordination, technique and reactions. I really enjoy it but, like anything skiing/snowboarding/telemarking, lessons help so you don't spend more time...
03-26-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By markhr

Very good. Made my morning. :D

Very good. Made my morning. :D
03-25-09, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By markhr

For that budget your new bike options will be...

For that budget your new bike options will be limited (don't go to argos, evans cycles or similar stores).

Try looking at your local

bike store (not evans cycles or argos)
craigslist
loot...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By markhr

sidi srs shoes - never having to throw good shoes...

sidi srs shoes - never having to throw good shoes away once the rubber's worn out

http://www.sidisport.com/

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/ProductImages/fullsize/dragon2pair.jpg
03-24-09, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By markhr

My recommendation is for sidi shoes and time atac...

My recommendation is for sidi shoes and time atac pedals as there can be quite large differences between the way pedals perform in mud and how easy they are to get into and out of.

here's a pedal...
03-24-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By markhr

one cleat to fit them (time atac) all ...

one cleat to fit them (time atac) all

http://media.rei.com/media/qq/97be2e06-373c-4deb-bb12-f63672f60e09.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By markhr

Commuting, touring, cyclocross or just road (and...

Commuting, touring, cyclocross or just road (and off road) riding

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=368115

trek portland -...
03-24-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,877
Posted By markhr

Hope you can find what you're looking for in...

Hope you can find what you're looking for in these - it's not in any order (price, alphabetical, color, etc.) though. They're just great and versatile bikes.
...
Forum: Foo
03-23-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 757,313
Posted By markhr

diabetic

diabetic
Forum: Commuting
03-23-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By markhr

These are some fairly versatile bikes, in my...

These are some fairly versatile bikes, in my opion anyway, and could be used for any and all of commuting, touring, cyclocross, road riding and off road riding.
...
03-23-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,841
Posted By markhr

As mentioned by Bren (thanks again dude) the list...

As mentioned by Bren (thanks again dude) the list is missing

Marin bikes toscana - http://www.marin.co.uk/2009/bikedetail.php?ModNo=3965-1F
Forum: Foo
03-23-09, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By markhr

Some sort of elastic resistance? Either...

Some sort of elastic resistance?

Either just use old innertubes or go and buy the branded stuff. It's not exactly elbow stress free but you can set it up so even small movements require a high...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-09, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By markhr

some other helmet cam users using theirs' for...

some other helmet cam users using theirs' for evidence/safety/comfort blanket

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=514704

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=394724
03-23-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By markhr

insoles may help stabilise your foot sidas...

insoles may help stabilise your foot

sidas con'formable http://www.conform-able.com/activity.php?sLang=EN&iIdAct=4

superfeet http://www.superfeet.com/activity/cycling.aspx

I use the...
Forum: Foo
03-22-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,704
Posted By markhr

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jf4m6/Six_...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jf4m6/Six_Nations_Rugby_2009_Wales_v_Ireland/

available until 7:39pm Saturday 28th March 2009
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By markhr

As long as you keep your core strong and are...

As long as you keep your core strong and are applying power evenly throughout the pedal stroke then, in theory, there should be no problem.

The easy/cheap way is simply to strengthen your core...
Forum: Foo
03-21-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,704
Posted By markhr

Not jealous, honest. ...

Not jealous, honest.






:notamused:
03-21-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By markhr

There are multiple threads like this over in...

There are multiple threads like this over in clydesdales

the set up that works for me (95kg/210lbs++)

dtswiss 240s disc
mavic cxp33 black
dtswiss 2.0 stainless straight guage spokes laced 3...
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