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05-09-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,502
Posted By Cramic

Ah, absolute nonsense. Thiopentone was a commonly...

Ah, absolute nonsense. Thiopentone was a commonly used induction agent for general anaesthesia. If you had an operation in the 80s or earlier you almost certainly had it. Propofol has replaced it,...
05-09-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,502
Posted By Cramic

haha!

haha!
05-08-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,502
Posted By Cramic

Correct. Lethal injection is essentially the...

Correct. Lethal injection is essentially the administration of a general anaesthetic.

Would you rather your head chopped off by a guillotine or get a GA?

(I donít know how we got here on a...
05-07-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,772
Posted By Cramic

Heís been doing similar to me. Replying to and...

Heís been doing similar to me. Replying to and quoting me when Iíve been talking to someone else. He didnít seem to be comprehending well so I didnít engage.
05-07-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,772
Posted By Cramic

Fair enough and I agree that oftentimes people...

Fair enough and I agree that oftentimes people might get othersí intentions completely wrong.

In this instance Iíve simply taken the OP at face value and agreed that in that situation he was right...
05-07-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,772
Posted By Cramic

Few straw men here. You were using your...

Few straw men here.

You were using your anecdotal experience as evidence that cars do not toot at tractors and do at cyclists and this because theyíre bullies. I would bet my last dollar that if...
05-07-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,772
Posted By Cramic

The point, regards a stationary cyclist, is that...

The point, regards a stationary cyclist, is that there must come a point at which even the most zen of the posters on here get frustrated. 1mph? 5mph? And it demonstrates everybody is simply drawing...
05-06-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Cramic

Iíd hired a bike and cycled from Bristol to Bath...

Iíd hired a bike and cycled from Bristol to Bath and chained it up in the city centre. Came back several hours later and bike still there, but large marks in the chain where somebody had tried to cut...
05-06-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,502
Posted By Cramic

My clothes donít even match my other clothes.

My clothes donít even match my other clothes.
05-06-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,772
Posted By Cramic

Courtesy goes both ways and it sounds like the OP...

Courtesy goes both ways and it sounds like the OP was correct to give this entitled cyclist a word.

Where I live two cyclists are legally allowed to cycle side by side on any road, ie. taking up...
05-05-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Oh so to cxwrench, who has accused me of lying...

Oh so to cxwrench, who has accused me of lying across more than one thread and brought up aliens, and you supporting cxwrench? Funny you donít mention cxwrenchís sarcastic comments, isnít it?

What...
05-05-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Fair enough. I think the problem may have...

Fair enough.

I think the problem may have been solved anyway. First set wore out due to newbie behaviour/walking too much on them (inc. stairs) and second were perhaps not genuine (although the...
05-05-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

If thatís true itís to one member in particular,...

If thatís true itís to one member in particular, who has accused me of lying and on more than just this thread. Did you miss the part where he accused me of thinking aliens were tampering with my...
05-04-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Ah, a guy who canít admit heís wrong. As I say,...

Ah, a guy who canít admit heís wrong. As I say, some humbleness wouldnít go amiss.

I suppose youíd simply divine the Giant store had sold you knock offs and then levitated when you realised a...
05-04-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Shimano-SPD-SL-Clea...

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Shimano-SPD-SL-Cleat-Set/product-reviews/B00HRKGYTC/ref=cm_cr_getr_mb_paging_btm_2?reviewerType=all_reviews&filterByStar=one_star&pageNumber=2

Here you go mate....
05-04-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Iím wondering if: 1) First set of cleats,...

Iím wondering if:

1) First set of cleats, from Giant store (so highly likely to be genuine), was simply a matter of too much walking and stairs, as you suggest. I didnít know better.
2) The...
05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

I take 2-5 steps in my cleats on leisure rides,...

I take 2-5 steps in my cleats on leisure rides, 10-15 in a day when Iím commuting. If that sounds like excessive walking to you then Iím guessing you must levitate.
05-04-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

And Iíve said that I no longer walk down stairs...

And Iíve said that I no longer walk down stairs in them. I havenít taken a single step down a stair in these cleats.

The stairs were from the original post/my first set of cleats.

Thatís what,...
05-02-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

If I was simply walking more than Iím saying I...

If I was simply walking more than Iím saying I would either just stop walking in them, buy cleat covers, or accept Iím going to go through 3-4 pairs of cleats per year. I certainly wouldnít post...
05-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Yep, once I wear through the few pairs I have...

Yep, once I wear through the few pairs I have (probably in about 12 weeks 😉) Iíll look into trying a new system.
05-02-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Yeh, good suggestion. I donít particularly mind...

Yeh, good suggestion. I donít particularly mind having to replace them, just a puzzle!
05-02-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Obviously itís me, where have I ever said...

Obviously itís me, where have I ever said otherwise? I deny suggestions that theyíre even knockoffs.

I wondered if others, particularly newbies, have had similar wear and considered whether...
05-02-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Crossed my mind also, but first set were bought...

Crossed my mind also, but first set were bought in the official Giant Store and the next four all bought from a reputable online store. Iíll attach a pic.

Iím also not light and have wondered...
05-02-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

Yeh, thatís right. I originally posted the...

Yeh, thatís right. I originally posted the following pic in which you can see the yellow parts were almost gone after the first week!
...
05-02-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

I donít know what your problem is with not...

I donít know what your problem is with not believing what people say (I had this issue with you on the thread I posted about the damaged handlebars, right?), but I think it probably reflects badly on...
05-01-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cramic

For Cleatís Sake! - an update

Originally posted about the rapid wear of my Shimano cleats, to the point of failure, approx. 3 months after purchasing them (along with new everything, inc. bike, on switching from running to...
04-28-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Cramic

Cheers. I have never liked the Causeway...

Cheers.

I have never liked the Causeway Bridge (very narrow).

To be honest I cycle in from Subi and swing right round to Optus Stadium to get the kms in, so have plenty of options for actually...
04-27-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,591
Posted By Cramic

Iíve always been startled by the amount of...

Iíve always been startled by the amount of unwanted attention women get from men and would strongly suggest not trying to strike up a relationship with some random female you just happen to be...
04-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Cramic

East Perth Power Station - path closures/detours

Any Perth (West Australia) riders know what the detour plans are for the upcoming closure of the bike path at East Perth Power Station?

As far as I can tell itís the only effective way to get into...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,882
Posted By Cramic

Very situation dependent I find. On any given...

Very situation dependent I find. On any given ride I'll let some people I'm passing know (bell or "passing") and some I won't. Kids, people with dogs, people who aren't keeping religiously left...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,504
Posted By Cramic

Cycling equivalents to running 10km, half, and full marathon.

When I was first getting into running I gave myself a number of targets: sub-40min 10km, sub-90min half marathon, and sub-3hr marathon.

Are there road cycling equivalents to these goals? Not...
01-24-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Cramic

So calling me a liar. Situation has been...

So calling me a liar. Situation has been explained to you, but sure, your opinion has to be right eh?

I hope youíre less of a cock in real life when youíre not behind a keyboard.
01-24-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Cramic

Last two posters calling me a liar, why would I? ...

Last two posters calling me a liar, why would I?

The ten days it went unnoticed I only did two rides and they were separated by having a new baby.

I subsequently rode 241km over eight rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Cramic

The Dams Challenge - Perth, WA

Just signed up for the Dams Challenge and wondered if there's anybody else here doing it and want to get out on the hills beforehand? Feel free to private message.

Dams Challenge | WestCycle...
01-24-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for all the advice. Certainly given me...

Thanks for all the advice. Certainly given me food for thought, inc. whether to tackle the event at all.

I just so happened to go for a cycle with a good friend of mine for the first time and...
01-24-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Cramic

Believe it or not, without looking, it's quite...

Believe it or not, without looking, it's quite hard to notice a difference between the left and right LEVERS by feel alone. Both the gear lever and brake lever work absolutely fine, which is what...
01-18-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Cramic

Bike suggestion - for both general usage and off road

Hi all,

Iím mainly a road cyclist, using a Giant TCR, but have signed up for the following event:

https://tourofmargaretriver.com/seven/

It will be 170km of ďThe route has only 2.6kms of...
01-18-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Cramic

Misaligned brake/shift leaver

Hi all,

Took a tumble on my Giant TCR and displaced the left brake/shift leaver (Shimano). It still functions fine (I, almost unbelievably, didnít even notice it had moved for ten days!). Pictures...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,426
Posted By Cramic

Auto pause - yes or no?

Got gifted a Garmin Edge 830 for Christmas and have taken it out on a few spins since. Was horrified to watch my hard-earned average speed tick down when stopped, sometimes for quite prolonged...
12-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,897
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for all the replies! Seems mystery isnít...

Thanks for all the replies! Seems mystery isnít quite solved, but will certainly get myself a set of covers.

To address a few comments:

Iím 100kg/220lb, so heavier than many cyclists no doubt....
12-17-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,897
Posted By Cramic

For cleatís sake!

Bought my first ever pair of clipless shoes and cleats at end of September (as well as first bike in about 15 years) and have worn them out already having cycled 1,500km.

I noticed them looking...
12-05-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Cramic

Extrapolating your solo average speed to group average speed

Hi all,

Planning to start cycling with a local club. They run multiple groups for their long rides (50-60km), based on your group average speed. Now I don't know mine, as I virtually always ride...
12-03-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,552
Posted By Cramic

Fair enough! I presumed he was there. It doesnít...

Fair enough! I presumed he was there. It doesnít seem too unusual here in Perth to draft, so was expecting it, and could hear something ďdifferentĒ when we went past concrete walls.

It didnít much...
12-03-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,552
Posted By Cramic

Interesting to hear most people seem to think the...

Interesting to hear most people seem to think the same as me. Itís unfair and unsafe to draft.

But equally, as I pointed out, itíd actually be inconvenient if my first cyclist passed me to do his...
12-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,552
Posted By Cramic

Good to hear from another Perth rider, but then...

Good to hear from another Perth rider, but then you must know that kph doesnít mean a lot here? The headwind (or tailwind) means a lot.

My first example from today, doing the Canning Bridge to...
12-02-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,552
Posted By Cramic

The Etiquette of Drafting

Newish cyclist here, riding mostly on roads. Just wondered what peopleís thoughts are on the ďunannounced drafterĒ.

I live in Perth (Western Australia) and itís bloody windy! As such itís really...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,676
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I...

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I think most regards that and hydration were close to being spot on for me.

So I guess I got my cycling vernacular wrong (work in progress); this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,676
Posted By Cramic

Tips for first 100km race

Hi all!

After having been cycling again for around 8 weeks Iíve signed up for my first 100km race on Sunday.

Iíve been doing 100-150km per week and longest two or three cycles of around 50km...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,151
Posted By Cramic

OP here. Thanks for all the input! Has been very...

OP here. Thanks for all the input! Has been very interesting keeping up with it all and more than a few amusing posts.

My take home, as I thought, is that there is no definite ďcorrectĒ way of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,151
Posted By Cramic

When to ring your bell (Warning: vent alert)

Might be more a vent, but as Iím fairly new to cycling Iíd appreciate hearing memberís thoughts on bell ringing to let people know youíre passing. I ring it on a case-by-case basis (if thereís a...
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