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Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Shanners

yeah, i am going to be mostly on country lanes...

yeah, i am going to be mostly on country lanes without lights but being a student i don't really want to spend loads unless I absolutely have to. I don't want to die either.... so maybe investing...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Shanners

from 18-25, 35'ish downhills.

from 18-25, 35'ish downhills.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Shanners

How bright of a light is needed to "see by"?

Couldn't really find anything on the forums to answer this question. How many lumens etc. do you need to see by in pitch black areas?
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Shanners

Registering your bike, is it worth it?

For example, the UK have: http://www.bikeregister.com/

I wonder how many people have had their bikes returned to them or if it actually deters thieves away from bikes with having a sign on it?...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Shanners

So.... what kind of money are we talking here?

So.... what kind of money are we talking here?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Shanners

Yeah, riding on overly worn tyres appears to make...

Yeah, riding on overly worn tyres appears to make the flat tyre gods angry too.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Shanners

I think im going to go with the record hubs then,...

I think im going to go with the record hubs then, cheers guys. I was always under the impression that the 32/36 hole open pro CDs where THE bulletproof wheel to have, I think the CXP33 are similar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 04:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Shanners

Campy hubs, is it worth shelling out for record?

Couldn't find many reviews for the post 2007 campy hubs other than the changes that have been made to them. Basically if they where used for training/commuting wheels on open pros, is it worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Shanners

No one? Hm, for that money if thers not much...

No one? Hm, for that money if thers not much opinion about it maybe best to spend it elsewhere :P
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Shanners

2008 litespeed Saber... anyone have any experience with the frame?

Im toying with the idea about getting one, I love the feel, look and longevity of a Ti frame. I weigh 205lbs and am just wondering weather this will have an impact on the frame being "too flexy" as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 06:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,826
Posted By Shanners

Check out Van Nicholas, they deliver to the US I...

Check out Van Nicholas, they deliver to the US I think. Dutch titanium frame builders, really nice bikes. You also have Enigma and Burls here in the UK. Planet X are about to make a titanium TT frame...
06-17-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shanners

Nope :/ snapped completely flush which is fun....

Nope :/ snapped completely flush which is fun. Will probably drill out the nut thats in it then, cheers for the help!
06-17-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shanners

cheers mate. happy i know its fixable now! So,...

cheers mate. happy i know its fixable now! So, theres no way to salvage the existing star nut?
06-17-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shanners

screw broke in star nut of stem!

Hi guys, so pissed off this happened didnt even think i tightened it that much. Anyone know how to fix this? Drilling through the screw thats left in the nut to get it out possible?
06-12-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By Shanners

Ok cool, I think i might order a pair of open pro...

Ok cool, I think i might order a pair of open pro CD/record hub then from Ribble, look like a good price. They hand build them and price is about 100 cheaper. Told this to the LBS and their argument...
06-11-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By Shanners

So......... are you saying machined wheels are...

So......... are you saying machined wheels are fine if they have a high spoke count where the wheel can be kept stable if you want to lower the tension? Or Any machined wheel (and i am talking about...
06-11-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By Shanners

yeah i thought that was the case, you coul just...

yeah i thought that was the case, you coul just get the tension loosened a little on the wheel. Wanted to see if I was missing something though :P cheers
06-11-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By Shanners

Pre built wheels vs. custom made wheels

Hi all,

Im out for some sturdy/off road cyclocross wheels. Had a conversation with LBS and the builder basically said that pre-built wheels are more bang for buck/cost effective but the problem...
06-01-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By Shanners

Disturded, NIN, Madina Lake, Linkin Park, Adema,...

Disturded, NIN, Madina Lake, Linkin Park, Adema, Boys Noize (good breakbeat stuff), Pendulum (great D&B with electro feel), Prodigy, Digitalism, Tiesto (parade of atheletes album in particular), Foo...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By Shanners

Its all about balance between nutrition and...

Its all about balance between nutrition and training. I wouldn't get rid of the gym membership because resistance training is needed if you want to tone/lose weight/bulk. Depends on your goals and...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shanners

Yeah i suppose, its just the thought of carrying...

Yeah i suppose, its just the thought of carrying the pannier around with me that's the problem as im probably not going to be sitting in one place and then leaving. The ridgeback voyage is annoyingly...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shanners

Wow that valorbis looks like a nice town bike.......

Wow that valorbis looks like a nice town bike.... though not my personal choice. :P

cyclocrosses do look amazing though! Cant find anyone in the UK that makes complete surly or salsa casseroll...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shanners

Yeah I just cropped up on the jamis aurora looks...

Yeah I just cropped up on the jamis aurora looks really good. only seems available in the US though. Think I can get a Surly frame here though, so if i don't find anything else and want to build a...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Shanners

Yeah those pedals take the MTB cleat, so just get...

Yeah those pedals take the MTB cleat, so just get some mountain bike shoes for best fit. Usually the cleat is recessed around a rubber sole not like road shoes. If your going to do that though id go...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shanners

Been cycling on the road for a year and a half...

Been cycling on the road for a year and a half now and pretty confident I can do this commute... I think. :P

Just looked up the CRS and it has flat bars, really wants something with drop :/ It may...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shanners

Help a new commuter! ..... please

Hi all,

I'm planning on doing a commute to uni thats around 17 miles and has a hill or two in it each way. Im struggling to place a finger on the type of bike im needing after reading around for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 974
Posted By Shanners

Definately! Huge motivator as well for the long...

Definately! Huge motivator as well for the long rides when your listening to some high tempo electro or trance. Or to get more aggressive, rock. I chose ultimate ears super.fi pros. Amazing sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,639
Posted By Shanners

Two solutions: Scrubs - Hairmet, extra space...

Two solutions:

Scrubs - Hairmet, extra space at the top of the helmet to save your hair.

Flight of the conchords - Helmet Hair, put a wig on top of your helmet so you dont have to take it off!...
Forum: Touring
07-21-07, 05:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,791
Posted By Shanners

How about drums guys? Any idea? :P

How about drums guys? Any idea? :P
Forum: Touring
07-12-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,668
Posted By Shanners

I speak fluent cow. Moo.

I speak fluent cow. Moo.
Forum: Touring
06-17-07, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,629
Posted By Shanners

Looks Purdy.....

Looks Purdy.....
06-13-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By Shanners

http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/archive/core-s...

http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/archive/core-stability-exercises.htm

The planks a goodun as well as the side plank. Another one which isn't on there is if you lye down on your back keep your...
Forum: Touring
06-11-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Shanners

Cheers! I think REI does it *fingers crossed*....

Cheers! I think REI does it *fingers crossed*. Until I whack through the credit I won't know 100% but they have international shipping prices and policies so it looks good.

Thanks,
Ryan
Forum: Touring
06-11-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Shanners

Purchasing Sierra Design Clip Flashlight in the UK

Anyone know where to get one? Their core dealer says they do not currently have any tents and not looking to get any in the near future. No luck finding an American dealer that will ship to UK...
Forum: Touring
06-09-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Shanners

Ouch! Will do some searches trough these forums...

Ouch! Will do some searches trough these forums on theft protection etc. Ill post back here if i find anything useful.

How the hell did they manage to do that to the rim. Obviously they take...
Forum: Touring
06-09-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Shanners

I was torn between getting GPS or not also for my...

I was torn between getting GPS or not also for my upcoming tour. I decided to not to buy one and stick to a map and compass if need be for my next tour i may buy one but at the moment seeing as I...
Forum: Touring
06-09-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Shanners

Is this something you have to be really...

Is this something you have to be really conscious/paranoid about (thieves etc.) when touring? I mean I know there will always be an element of risk, but does this happen a lot? Sounds like you had...
Forum: Foo
06-08-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 21,606
Posted By Shanners

three fish-finger sandwich.... with some ketchup...

three fish-finger sandwich.... with some ketchup - I know, I went all out.
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Shanners

Dictionary.com: Lost: "to let (oneself) go...

Dictionary.com: Lost: "to let (oneself) go astray, miss the way, etc.: We lost ourselves in the woods."

So he could be lost until he slaps on his GPS and decides he doesn't want to be :P
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By Shanners

I am always one for spending the extra money on...

I am always one for spending the extra money on items that will pay for themselves in the long run. When I was looking around for some panniers, most people said that they use their panniers for...
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By Shanners

With a loaded tourer I would expect you wouldn't...

With a loaded tourer I would expect you wouldn't want to go that fast down the hill to require disc brakes in the first place unlike that of mountain bikes, so keeping your hands on the cantilever...
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By Shanners

Very very nice. How long do you think it will...

Very very nice. How long do you think it will take before cleaning it gets boring?

Same questions as others:
Why vincitore over king and why not go for the triple?
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Shanners

Ah cool. So the eTex series of Garmin looks to be...

Ah cool. So the eTex series of Garmin looks to be the cycle-friendly sat nav. Will definately look into Vista CX, battery life is longer than I thought and running on double As' is even better.
Forum: Touring
06-07-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Shanners

Wow, thanks for that, nicely answered. Yeh, I...

Wow, thanks for that, nicely answered. Yeh, I just read a couple articles on waypointing and various programs that work with the Edge 305, it is very limited compared to proper sat nav. Unfortunate...
Forum: Touring
06-07-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Shanners

Viable Satellite Navigation for cycling?

I have searched and couldn't find any threads, maybe I was just typing in the wrong search criterias.

Are there sat nav systems that would be usable for cyclists or is the battery life too short?...
Forum: Touring
06-07-07, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Shanners

- lol, gotta love the sick humor. "End of...

- lol, gotta love the sick humor.

"End of the world: Last chance to buy parts!" Buy the parts? I'd steal them! Then use the bike parts to rise to power in this chaotic time, exchanging cheaper...
Forum: Touring
06-05-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Shanners

Cheers for the tips! Decided to go with the Vango...

Cheers for the tips! Decided to go with the Vango Spirit 200+ or 300+, still haven't decided. Only .4 kg difference in weight.

Will check out merino wool cloting and prices as well as looking into...
Forum: Touring
06-04-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By Shanners

Its like excercising and fitness training, even...

Its like excercising and fitness training, even if you REALLY don't feel like it tell yourself your just going to do something small and not strenuous and before you know it you are really getting...
Forum: Touring
06-03-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Shanners

Ok, cool. Getting a Thorn Raven Tour. Heard a lot...

Ok, cool. Getting a Thorn Raven Tour. Heard a lot of good things about it and rave reviews - so hopefully i'm making the right choice.

Tent wise, i'll be getting a Vaude Taurus 1 or 2. Still have...
Forum: Touring
06-01-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Shanners

Cheers all for the info. Know how tedious these...

Cheers all for the info. Know how tedious these threads can get. I didn't thinking of using "packing list" as a search criteria, worked a treat! thanks.
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