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04-19-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By jgwilliams

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum...

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels as a Christmas present to myself last year and also notice that the rear rim is asymmetric so as to effectively reduce the amount of...
03-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,305
Posted By jgwilliams

I think typical depends on your age. I know my...

I think typical depends on your age. I know my six year old's clavicle healed up much quicker than mine did.
03-19-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,305
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life...

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life (63 years to that point) without breaking a bone. Last year I took a tumble off my bike and did a really proper job on my collar bone. Had to have a...
03-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,531
Posted By jgwilliams

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz...

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz I need a poo. (https://www.strava.com/segments/12392140)

There's a mtb trail near me called Alsation Descent...
02-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By jgwilliams

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the...

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the manufacturers for having too many confusing standards. ;)
02-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By jgwilliams

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles...

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/)? They have a pretty vast range. You may have trouble getting certain decals to stick to powder coating; were you planning to put...
01-14-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,943
Posted By jgwilliams

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light...

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light draws the attention but a steady light makes it easier to gauge distance. I used to run two lights front and back for that reason but now I have one...
01-14-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By jgwilliams

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a...

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a crash last year that smashed my collar bone fairly comprehensively - no other vehicle involved, though. I was very keen to get back on the bike and...
01-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,211
Posted By jgwilliams

You might find this article...

You might find this article (https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/11/03/dr-david-unwin-can-stop-people-dying-of-covid19/) from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick interesting. It's more about low carb than keto but I...
12-07-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, in terms of style those are compatible. The...

Yes, in terms of style those are compatible. The important points are 1. That you get pads designed for road bikes as V-brake designs are slightly different. 2. That you get pads designed for the...
11-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By jgwilliams

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage...

Glad you got it all sorted. I'd really encourage you to keep going with the home maintenance. Most stuff on bikes isn't difficult and, for the most part, the tools aren't that costly either. In fact...
11-19-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By jgwilliams

Friction losses in a chain are going to be...

Friction losses in a chain are going to be negligible compared to other sources of resistance - most noticeably wind resistance. My experience with a PC-1110 chain that came on my bike is that they...
10-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By jgwilliams

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of...

Well done! I'd set myself almost the same goal of 5,000 miles this year but I'm not going to get anywhere near it. Last year I managed 4,500 miles, mostly commuting the 18 miles to work 7 days out of...
10-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By jgwilliams

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a...

Shouldn't that be Topeak Road Morph. Yes, it's a neat piece of design. I think all of my pumps are Topeak except for a couple of Zefal frame fitting pumps which I have on my old steel bikes....
10-22-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By jgwilliams

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do...

Didn't know you could get pump-up frames now. Do you find it stiff enough?
10-09-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By jgwilliams

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself,...

Pawls certainly can slip, I've had it myself, though on a rubbish Vision hub, never on my old Ksyriums. Did you use the correct oil when reassembling it? I gather that Mavic specify a very light oil...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
06-25-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By jgwilliams

There's no straightforward answer to this. My...

There's no straightforward answer to this. My previous regular commute had a Campy 9-speed groupset and I found that the chain lasted me about 10,000 miles. My new commute came with SRAM Force 11...
06-23-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By jgwilliams

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt,...

It's tricky. I find that if you loosen the bolt, centre the brakes and then tighten the bold that action tends to pull the brakes off centre. Try and hold the callipers as you tighten to prevent this...
06-23-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,837
Posted By jgwilliams

Interesting question. The problem is just because...

Interesting question. The problem is just because something has a fancy name it doesn't mean it isn't a completely natural product. One classic example is that the first ingredient on my pot of Assos...
06-23-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,196
Posted By jgwilliams

First of all, lucky you living in such a...

First of all, lucky you living in such a stunningly beautiful part of the country. My daughter lives in an area of Scotland that certainly rivals the Lake District but is far less accessible (for me,...
06-01-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,186
Posted By jgwilliams

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I...

You obviously aren't getting enough punctures. I suggest you go out and get some more to even things out.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can get the tubes of cement by themselves. Also, I'm...
05-18-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just...

Yes, I had this on my Ksyriums. You can't just dribble oil in either, it needs to be serviced.
05-05-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By jgwilliams

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to...

I'd agree that for that bike I'd be inclined to go with Campy, but what's wrong with SRAM? Personally I'm very happy with it.
04-22-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,153
Posted By jgwilliams

I, too, was in school when we started switching...

I, too, was in school when we started switching to metric so I'm pretty comfortable with either. I don't what Canadian currency was like but I'll bet you didn't have to cope with a stupid system...
04-22-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,873
Posted By jgwilliams

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design...

I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
04-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,118
Posted By jgwilliams

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill...

Whilst this is true you'd probably have to drill out the valve hole in the rim somewhat to get the valve through.

If you think Presta valves are bad you've obviously never encountered the Dunlop...
03-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By jgwilliams

How does that work then? You hit something so...

How does that work then? You hit something so hard it makes a hole in actual tyre?

I'd never had pinch flats for years and then had two quite recently. Since then I've been paying a bit closer...
03-25-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By jgwilliams

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch...

It sounds like you had a 'snake-bite' or pinch flat which is normally caused by not having sufficient air pressure in the tyre. It's certainly true that going tubeless will stop you having that kind...
03-16-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By jgwilliams

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme -...

I've noticed 1 but not 2. It's a good creme - I've been using it for at least fifteen years now - although the formula has obviously changed as it's been through two colour changes in that time.
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03-09-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,369
Posted By jgwilliams

You forgot kittens.

You forgot kittens.
03-03-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By jgwilliams

I like the Fizik Arione but it's an expensive...

I like the Fizik Arione but it's an expensive saddle. When mine broke and I decided I couldn't afford to replace it a friend suggested Fabric. They make their saddles in a differing widths and...
03-03-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,060
Posted By jgwilliams

My understanding is that, for 11 speed, the...

My understanding is that, for 11 speed, the spacing on Campy and Shimano is the same.
02-27-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By jgwilliams

I don't think it's as simple as that, though. I...

I don't think it's as simple as that, though. I think a lot of the issue with cars is that the air intakes are nicely positioned to draw in air from the exhaust of the vehicle in front. There's also...
02-07-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,389
Posted By jgwilliams

I've ridden one that I borrowed from a friend. It...

I've ridden one that I borrowed from a friend. It was a pretty poor one and not in good condition but still quite fun. I'd quite like to have one as it would make it easier for my wife and me to go...
01-23-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,240
Posted By jgwilliams

We don't really get extreme cold where I live....

We don't really get extreme cold where I live. The coldest is typically -2 deg C (28 F), which I'm happy to cycle in. Rain has been something of an issue lately - for about a month it seemed like it...
12-23-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By jgwilliams

Well, each to their own, of course. But nowadays...

Well, each to their own, of course. But nowadays there are so many really good, completely self-contained, rechargeable lights that will go for hours between charges that what you are proposing seems...
12-10-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By jgwilliams

At last, a cool use for Strava

A cyclist has taken nine hours to pedal a route in the shape of a reindeer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50727330).
10-15-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By jgwilliams

The Panasonic Lumix is indeed a brilliant little...

The Panasonic Lumix is indeed a brilliant little camera. I have a Canon Powershot S95 which also takes amazing photos, though I don't carry it on my daily commute as a rule. If you want something...
07-03-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,277
Posted By jgwilliams

You're quite right about 'spelled' - I knew...

You're quite right about 'spelled' - I knew something wasn't right as I wrote it - but it's definitely 'tyres', not 'tires'. That way we can't have any lame jokes about bikes being two tired to stand...
07-03-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,277
Posted By jgwilliams

I had to look up what a charley horse was. I...

I had to look up what a charley horse was. I guess it's what we would just call a cramp. As they say, two nations divided by a common language.
06-20-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By jgwilliams

My only thought would be that if it's riveted...

My only thought would be that if it's riveted then it may be non-standard in terms of sizing. Chainrings use two or three different bolt circle diameters (BCD) so you have to get one with the correct...
05-20-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,115
Posted By jgwilliams

I was surprised by how light modern steel bikes...

I was surprised by how light modern steel bikes can be. This Holdsworth Strada 953 (https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBHOSTRR8000/holdsworth-strada-953-shimano-ultegra-r8000-road-bike) weighs in at ...
04-26-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, I do miss the 'organic' look of the old...

Yes, I do miss the 'organic' look of the old Campag crank sets. Most of the modern ones are pretty hideous and Shimano cranks are frankly horrendous, in my view. Another reason why I went with SRAM...
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