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02-07-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,460
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Posted By Witterings

@franswa...

@franswa (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/franswa-382113.html)

Would love to ride somewhere like that !!!

What's teh bag on your handlebars ... think I~m going to end ip going this route as...
07-06-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Witterings

Brilliant and cheers for the suggestions .......

Brilliant and cheers for the suggestions .... will take a look at them all!!!
06-26-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Witterings

Hybrid That Takes 40c Tyres ???

I'm trying to find a Hybrid that'll take 40c tyres if anybody happens to know of one, I like the look of the Giant Thrive 1 but I'm not sure what the maximum tyre width is and am open to other...
06-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Witterings

Smoove Lube .... Anyone Tried It???

Came across an article basically saying this is the best thing since sliced bread but I'm skeptical on some of the reviews from bike mags etc. so wanted to hear from real users.

Is anybody using...
06-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,291
Posted By Witterings

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as...

Must admit I wondered if that was the case as well.
06-25-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,291
Posted By Witterings

Where are you riding ... is it dusty, gritty,...

Where are you riding ... is it dusty, gritty, sandy, muddy ..... I've only just learnt how much crap you can pick up in the summer with too much wet lube it was literally caked on the chain, cassette...
06-23-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Witterings

It'll probably dussuade me from ever using it...

It'll probably dussuade me from ever using it again I think if it's a known issue as it really is a pain, I tried cleaning the chain and cassette /chain rings with muc-off drivechain cleaner and it's...
06-23-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Witterings

Cheers for that ... I also found a video after...

Cheers for that ... I also found a video after posting saying "layering" oil i.e. toping it up without a clean in between is a possible cuase as well, I think I've wrongly assumed that because the...
06-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Witterings

Cleaning Drivetrain – Tar Like Substance and Cause??

I don’t know what’s caused it but my whole drivetrain has become caked in an almost tar like substance …. I wonder if maybe I didn’t wipe enough of the excess off last time I oiled it and it’s...
06-15-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Witterings

Ride, beer, eat, sleep and repeat :) :p ...

Ride, beer, eat, sleep and repeat :) :p

Slightly more serious note, I ended up cycling as I was s sports fanatic which I think is what led to 2 hip replacements and 5 knee operations by the age of...
05-06-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Witterings

I'd been thinking about ging tubeless for ages...

I'd been thinking about ging tubeless for ages but a fried beat me to it and he's just thrown in the towel and gone back to tubed,

It was a nightmare to set up even with tubless ready rims and...
05-03-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Witterings

I had one of these (in fact if I've still got it...

I had one of these (in fact if I've still got it you can have mine buy may have gone in the bin) and it just kept slipping ... I replaced it with one of these and haven't had the same problem since
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04-27-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Witterings

Puncture Resistant Tyres – 650b

Trying to find some reasonably puncture resistant 650b tyres up to about 1.5″ or 40mm width.

The ground is quite lumpy with some flint, tore a hole in GK SK’s so looking for something that can...
03-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By Witterings

Why do you want to change your MTB for a gravel...

Why do you want to change your MTB for a gravel bike, I have both but found very little advantage of the gravel bike over the MTB which is probably a better all rounder.
02-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,397
Posted By Witterings

It was probably about 6 years ago I had the 1st...

It was probably about 6 years ago I had the 1st one done, the initial recovery was incredibly quick with very little pain / discomfort and was off pain medication within days.

I was having physio...
02-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,397
Posted By Witterings

^^^^^^^ Seriously don't overdo it .... I'm...

^^^^^^^

Seriously don't overdo it .... I'm convinced I have a weakness in one of my replacements because I did exactly that, thinking I was doing great so pushed the boat out a bit which ended in...
02-03-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,397
Posted By Witterings

I believe a lot of it is to do with saddle...

I believe a lot of it is to do with saddle position and if you're perfectly balanced on the bike but that's only from snippets I've read so not hard science.
01-30-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Witterings

Honest answer I'm not sure as it was pitch black...

Honest answer I'm not sure as it was pitch black but I don't think it was that as it was quite sloppy and they were certainly quite slippery.

I also bought some of the Smart Sam Plus's in 700x40c...
01-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Witterings

I did get the Terreno Mix's and with the awful...

I did get the Terreno Mix's and with the awful weather we've had here recently have tried them out and in mud I don't think actually any better than the GK - SK's.

That said I do think they roll...
01-21-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,753
Posted By Witterings

Might be an idea to do a bit of simple research...

Might be an idea to do a bit of simple research before taking a directly opposing opinion to someone else and posting it in a forum**********
...
01-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,753
Posted By Witterings

I think it's funny that so many people would like...

I think it's funny that so many people would like to get busted for speeding or trigger a speed camera on a bicycle, I was the same but for some reason googled it a while ago and because you don't...
01-15-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,600
Posted By Witterings

Wind sucks ... Did a 30 mile ride last Saturday...

Wind sucks ... Did a 30 mile ride last Saturday with between 20 and 30 mph winds, the way out was with us but the 15 miles back was hard work (especially the last 5), one section we normally do...
01-15-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,770
Posted By Witterings

Guess it depends what you mainly want to use it...

Guess it depends what you mainly want to use it for but I use OsmAnd for navigation as it's about the only free one that gives voice turn by turn directions and it worked flawlessly on 130 mile mini...
01-15-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By Witterings

I not passing judgement at all but only relating...

I not passing judgement at all but only relating what I found out when I was looking to use a helmet light.

Apparently a sharper pointy object like a light is far more likely to pierce a helmet...
01-02-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Witterings

Just before I press the button ... anyone using...

Just before I press the button ... anyone using the Terreno Mix's .... what's the puncture protection like on them????

I've also found the Smart Sam Plus's I have on my 29er as 2.1's come in 700 x...
01-01-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Witterings

I'll probably go with the Terreno Mix's ......

I'll probably go with the Terreno Mix's ... cheers for everyone's input and happy new year!!
12-29-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Witterings

Tyres For A Bit Of Mud

Looking for something slightly better that GK SK's for the winter / mud that have reasonable puncture protection.

After the torrential rain we've had here recently I switched back to my 29er with...
12-27-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,397
Posted By Witterings

Honestly don't worry ... I've had 6 knee...

Honestly don't worry ... I've had 6 knee operatons, 2 hip replacements and 4 weeks into recovery from the 2nd hip replacement a ruptured intestine which resluted in emergency surgery and a colostomy...
12-24-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Witterings

I just searched to see if anyone else had started...

I just searched to see if anyone else had started a Merry Christmas post before I did and found this.

A Merry Christmas to all and a big thank to all who have helped when I've need advice .......
12-24-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,397
Posted By Witterings

I had a nasty fall with the right hip taking a...

I had a nasty fall with the right hip taking a large impact in the summer ... whilst it didn't stop me doing anything it was incredibly sore for a long perdiod of time like a bad bruise ... strangely...
12-17-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By Witterings

This is interesting .... I've had both hips...

This is interesting .... I've had both hips replaced and had 1 1/2 years of trouble free cycling, I started thinking I was a "more serious" cyclist as my distances increased and raised my seat...
11-21-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By Witterings

That song (if you could loosely call it that)...

That song (if you could loosely call it that) would scare any dog away .... in fact anything with a pulse would try and get as far away as possible .... terrible noise!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 75,437
Posted By Witterings

Hate to say it but some people suggested there...

Hate to say it but some people suggested there may be problems / cost issues with this months back and the service intervals required .... along with replacement part cost and availability in the...
11-12-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,815
Posted By Witterings

OsmAnd gives you turn by turn with no...

OsmAnd gives you turn by turn with no subscription ... used it for 140 mile tour on an Android phone (also have it on my Iphone) this summer and it was flawless.
11-05-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By Witterings

In the UK you can be fined for cycling under the...

In the UK you can be fined for cycling under the influence up to £1000 and if you're endangering others potentially up to £2500 but most of these instances you'd probably be offered community service...
11-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,895
Posted By Witterings

Our rides usually end at the pub :) :beer:

Our rides usually end at the pub :) :beer:
10-22-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By Witterings

A lot depends on the geometry of the bike, I'm...

A lot depends on the geometry of the bike, I'm 5"7 and my 47cm gravel bike the reach is almost too much.

For what would be a relatively small cost I'd at least try a longer stem and see how it...
10-20-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,321
Posted By Witterings

This will be what I do from now on rather than...

This will be what I do from now on rather than trying to repair on a ride ... the only exception ... the last flat I got was 50 meters from a pub with a nice garden on a hot sunny day .... I was more...
10-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,192
Posted By Witterings

An old thread been dug up from the grave a year...

An old thread been dug up from the grave a year later ......

Giving up "the weed" about 11 years ago was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life x's 1000 ... seriously hard habit to kick so...
10-17-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,321
Posted By Witterings

I've always found the regular glue good ... only...

I've always found the regular glue good ... only time I've ever had a problem was twice in a row I had a puncture where the patch overlapped the seam, both times I finished my ride and got home after...
10-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,936
Posted By Witterings

Before we go anywhere with this and people think...

Before we go anywhere with this and people think I'm condoning bad dog behavior I'm absolutely not!!! And a LARGE part of it comes down to the owners but dogs will never be 100% reliable however well...
10-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,936
Posted By Witterings

^^^^^^^^^ +1

^^^^^^^^^ +1
10-14-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Witterings

Saddle Bag on Seat Rails

I'm looking at a couple of different saddle bag options and was given an Altura Aran 2 as a B'day present
https://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/15302/products/altura-arran-expanding-post-pack-black.aspx...
10-14-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,936
Posted By Witterings

I would imagine anyone that treats a dog like...

I would imagine anyone that treats a dog like this and openly promotes giving them "A busted jaw, poked eye, smacked temple, torn up nose/lips" is probably a bully themselves.

Guess a dog just...
10-13-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,646
Posted By Witterings

Personally I'd rather ride with others but I...

Personally I'd rather ride with others but I prefer a small select group rather than rent-a-crowd and go with people who I know cycle at the same speed as I do and happy to do the same distance I do...
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,994
Posted By Witterings

I was looking at this thread because I'm looking...

I was looking at this thread because I'm looking for some as well and whilst I haven't found "the perfect" glove with the ones I am using have found having your hands warm before you start makes a...
10-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,387
Posted By Witterings

When I 1st started cycling in winter I made the...

When I 1st started cycling in winter I made the mistake of buying an Altura Evo night vision jacket which whilst it's lovely ..... 2 miles in and it's way too hot ... it now gets used for short...
10-03-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Witterings

Depends how much space you need but I use one of...

Depends how much space you need but I use one of these and it attaches to seat post rather than the rails

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rixen-Kaul-Coutoura-Saddle-Bag/dp/B000OZBMZ8
10-02-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,176
Posted By Witterings

I didn't pick up on it initially it was only...

I didn't pick up on it initially it was only after Daniel4 pointed it out but there is a bicycle lane adjacent to the sidewalk with clear markings in the right hand turn lane, the link you provided...
10-02-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,176
Posted By Witterings

I couldn't believe JUST how mad she was .... I...

I couldn't believe JUST how mad she was .... I mean the sheer tirade of relentless abuse that spewed from her mouth ... OOOOhhh and the language she used .... despicable/

Your precious feelings...
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