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06-12-19, 09:48 AM
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Posted By taz777

Okay, thanks for letting me know.

Okay, thanks for letting me know.
06-11-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By taz777

Hi Ryan, unfortunately the date format displayed...

Hi Ryan, unfortunately the date format displayed is still MM-dd-yyyy. For my locale, it should be dd-MM-yyyy.

It looks like there’s an option missing in the control panel and/or the forum software...
06-02-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 201,249
Posted By taz777

Crank Brothers Stamp 7. Even better than my...

Crank Brothers Stamp 7. Even better than my Shimano Saint MX-80 flat pedals - the Stamps are lighter and grippier.
06-02-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,480
Posted By taz777

Another vote for Camelbak Podium Chill. I...

Another vote for Camelbak Podium Chill.

I have a collection of water bottles and the Camelbak is the only one that doesn't alter the taste of the water during a longer ride. Plus, the insulation...
05-31-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,135
Posted By taz777

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag...

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag attached to a Brooks B67 saddle on my Electra Townie.

https://i.imgur.com/IjNMqI5.jpg
05-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,476
Posted By taz777

Going back to this post, a newly-found cycling...

Going back to this post, a newly-found cycling buddy of mine has just purchased a used mountain bike for the princely sum of 30GBP (= 38USD). His chain looked worse than that out on our first ride...
05-27-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By taz777

As an alternative to buying expensive cycling...

As an alternative to buying expensive cycling shorts, I have a couple of pairs of padded undershorts with very thin pads. I sometimes wear those under a pair of regular shorts and the pad isn't too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,151
Posted By taz777

I have a Smith Forefront helmet, which is very...

I have a Smith Forefront helmet, which is very similar. Unexpectedly, the honeycomb material inside the shell manages to provide better ventilation than my Kask Mojito, although the Kask Mojito fits...
05-26-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By taz777

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks....

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks. The effort to make them look clean and white again may not be worth it.

You may have too much lube on your chain if it's getting onto your socks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 601,357
Posted By taz777

We have a public holiday in the UK next Monday...

We have a public holiday in the UK next Monday (known as a Bank Holiday). Thus, there are some additional discounts being offered by several UK bike retailers.

For example, Tredz...
05-19-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By taz777

Fit and ventilation are the most important points...

Fit and ventilation are the most important points for me in a cycling helmet. Of the helmets that I own, my Kask Mojito is the most comfortable to wear all year round. It fits _my_ head very well, to...
05-18-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,122
Posted By taz777

I have this. It's pretty good.

I have this. It's pretty good.
05-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By taz777

Dr. Ryan, thank you for your help in matchmaking....

Dr. Ryan, thank you for your help in matchmaking. I may finally get my beloved date!
05-17-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By taz777

I’m still looking...and hoping!

I’m still looking...and hoping!
05-14-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By taz777

I hope they work out for you. As someone else and...

I hope they work out for you. As someone else and I mentioned in this thread, they may need better insoles eventually.

I bought a pair of Specialized BodyGeometry SL Footbeds (insoles). They fit...
05-14-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By taz777

They look narrow and long, however, my short and...

They look narrow and long, however, my short and wide feet fit comfortably in them. I don't feel that my feet are being squashed from the sides.

Thus, for my feet, I would say that they are fairly...
05-14-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By taz777

Need UK date format

Iíve probably asked this before, but is there a way to set the date format to dd-MM-yyyy which is the U.K. date format?

The thread post dates are showing in US date format (MM-did-yyyy) and this...
05-13-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By taz777

+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede...

+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede version. They are SPD shoes and relatively okay to walk in. I had to change the footbeds (insoles) to get them comfortable for me. Excellent Boa system...
05-07-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,065
Posted By taz777

All my fitness gear goes in the washing machine....

All my fitness gear goes in the washing machine. However, I do use the appropriate wash programme and use a liquid detergent designed to clean fitness clothing - it has added anti-bacterial agents...
05-06-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By taz777

Sadly, no.

Sadly, no.
05-05-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,420
Posted By taz777

My favourite helmet is my Kask Mojito: ...

My favourite helmet is my Kask Mojito:

https://i.imgur.com/jO1ooKV.jpg

This is my fat bike helmet, a Smith Forefront Helmet in camo colours:

https://i.imgur.com/4u1HcP6.jpg

Finally, a...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-05-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,910
Posted By taz777

I have a Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 in a small size....

I have a Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 in a small size. However, they make larger sizes too. Here's the link:

https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=0e8a1997-1a31-438d-b60d-570129e6ca6e
...
05-04-19, 11:07 AM
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Views: 142,404
Posted By taz777

Here's a couple of pictures of the front and rear...

Here's a couple of pictures of the front and rear mudguards that I bought a while ago for my CrossTrail. They're clip-on ones and do the job quite nicely.

The front one is attached to the downtube...
05-04-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By taz777

A quick update. I ordered the green Specialized...

A quick update. I ordered the green Specialized Body Geometry SL Footbeds. I found they were a little too high on the arch support so exchanged them for the middle ones, which are the blue ones....
05-02-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,774
Posted By taz777

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that...

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that needs scratching now! I wonder if they do an orange version to with the orange accents on my Prosecco?
05-02-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By taz777

Not a sunrise picture, but here's sunset in...

Not a sunrise picture, but here's sunset in Sochi, Russia:

https://i.imgur.com/9OD8dep.jpg
04-30-19, 03:45 AM
04-29-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By taz777

Thank you for all the advice offered. Doing...

Thank you for all the advice offered.

Doing a footprint test after a shower, it looks like I have medium to high foot arches. Thus, Iím likely to be ordering a pair of the green Specialized...
04-29-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,882
Posted By taz777

^ Very neat and tidy.

^ Very neat and tidy.
04-27-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By taz777

I would definitely include core strength...

I would definitely include core strength exercises. No use getting strong arms and legs if your core is weak.

I use an abs roller mostly, and sometimes do a plank on a Swiss ball as that really...
04-26-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,476
Posted By taz777

Just out of interest, does anyone ride their...

Just out of interest, does anyone ride their bikes with NO lube at all applied to the chain?
04-24-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By taz777

I've just had a good look around and inside the...

I've just had a good look around and inside the shoes. You might be right! The insoles look to be very thin and unsupportive. My feet don't feel 'cocooned' in the shoes.

Many thanks and I'll check...
04-24-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By taz777

Cleat adjustment - foot arch pain

Having just got back into clipless SPD pedals and shoes, I've noticed on my last few rides that my feet arches feel a little strained during the ride.

No pain at all after the ride.

The cleats...
04-24-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,009
Posted By taz777

The Marathon range are very puncture-proof. They...

The Marathon range are very puncture-proof. They also last long. I wouldn't class them as performance tyres. They are fit and forget high-quality tyres that will lessen the fear of getting a puncture.
04-22-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By taz777

One of the most upright seating positions will be...

One of the most upright seating positions will be with a cruiser style of bike. Downsides are that you won't go fast on one.
04-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,565
Posted By taz777

Congratulations Cmaesing. Looking forward to the...

Congratulations Cmaesing. Looking forward to the pictures!
04-18-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By taz777

Have you considered upgrading all the 'touch'...

Have you considered upgrading all the 'touch' points instead? You seem to be generally happy with the bike and you think you may outgrow the gearing, which may or may not happen.

In the meantime,...
04-16-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By taz777

OP: I'd get white bar tape and a white saddle....

OP: I'd get white bar tape and a white saddle. I'd then add a white/red bottle in the down tube cage and a white/blue bottle in the seat tube cage.
04-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,493
Posted By taz777

Sadly for me, it was the bike I actually sold -...

Sadly for me, it was the bike I actually sold - my very first bike. It was a cheap and cheerful GT ZUM S2 hybrid. Over the years I upgraded bits of it to slightly better components. It never let me...
04-16-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By taz777

Agree with most of the comments in this thread....

Agree with most of the comments in this thread. If I'm very lucky then I'll get a generic manufacturer's manual that isn't of much use and some component manufacturer leaflets, which can be useful.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,317
Posted By taz777

Tried the Brooks Flyer out this evening. It was...

Tried the Brooks Flyer out this evening. It was like sitting on the narrow edge of a 2x4!

I know that Brooks saddles have a burn-in time, but this was ridiculous, and I was wearing padded shorts...
04-15-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,120
Posted By taz777

enveous - the end game will be to mount it on the...

enveous - the end game will be to mount it on the side of my helmet if I can find a decent helmet strap that will take a tripod mount. From front on it is fairly discreet. It's a surprisingly small...
04-15-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,120
Posted By taz777

I'm in touch with Cyclevision via email and am...

I'm in touch with Cyclevision via email and am really impressed with their design and thinking.

Anyway, for now I've moved one step further with my existing Sony action cam. I've obtained a tripod...
04-14-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By taz777

Yep, sounds more like a gravel bike to me, or...

Yep, sounds more like a gravel bike to me, or maybe a cyclocross bike?
04-14-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,476
Posted By taz777

I really like Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic. It becomes...

I really like Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic. It becomes touch-dry a few hours after application, so no spatter and it resists gunk build-up on the chain. Gear shifts are also silky smooth and I’ve noticed...
04-14-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Posted By taz777

Congratulations on your lovely new bike!

Congratulations on your lovely new bike!
04-14-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,342
Posted By taz777

My regular ride is a short rectangular circuit...

My regular ride is a short rectangular circuit around my home town. It’s often windy irrespective of my direction of travel, and it feels like I’m always riding into a strong headwind. As a purely...
04-14-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,774
Posted By taz777

The XTR pedals have completely banished my...

The XTR pedals have completely banished my clipless phobia! Years ago I went full-on SPD-SL and had a slow motion fall on a High Street just after I'd had my then road bike serviced at a Specialized...
04-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,774
Posted By taz777

Cheers mate. I didn't encounter the issue once on...

Cheers mate. I didn't encounter the issue once on my ride today. As you mentioned, it's a matter of foot positioning so that the foot opposite to the turning side is not close to the front wheel. I...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,317
Posted By taz777

Here's the Brooks England Flyer fitted to my...

Here's the Brooks England Flyer fitted to my Cannondale Fat CAAD2 fattie:

https://i.imgur.com/bXpJGv8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FqgPbsB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TMgFxmX.jpg
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