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02-20-04, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Richard D

The Mk1 and Mk2 in the late 60's 70's had banana...

The Mk1 and Mk2 in the late 60's 70's had banana seats - I wonder whether it's a safety issue?
02-20-04, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Richard D

Anyone tempted by the new Raleigh Chopper?

The local bikeshop has already got several advanced orders. It doesn't look quite right without the central shifter, but it does have a certain style...

http://www.rcoc.co.uk
02-20-04, 05:53 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,877
Posted By Richard D

skyliner for my trainer (currently my only option...

skyliner for my trainer (currently my only option with riding)
02-20-04, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By Richard D

Topeak hummer, the chain tools actually...

Topeak hummer, the chain tools actually reasonable to use.
02-20-04, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,187
Posted By Richard D

Heal fast. Take care Richard

Heal fast.

Take care


Richard
02-20-04, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Richard D

Second vote for the sandals (Lake version in my...

Second vote for the sandals (Lake version in my case but the sole is the same).
02-20-04, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Richard D

Have a look at the replacement seatpost clamp at...

Have a look at the replacement seatpost clamp at the bottom of this page. It's won awards from the Uk press and should allow a conventional rack to be used...
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-04, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By Richard D

Bought a basic Tacx magnetic trainer - works well...

Bought a basic Tacx magnetic trainer - works well and the construction quality is good. Boring as anything to use but that's trainers...
02-18-04, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Richard D

Pretty much any rigid hardtail with slicks or...

Pretty much any rigid hardtail with slicks or semi-slicks will do. A fork with a lockout can help with climbing on tarmac, or a rigid fork.

If you want a ready specced machine more and more...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-04, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By Richard D

I use a DToplight from B&M, which has a nice big...

I use a DToplight from B&M, which has a nice big reflector - my rack didn't have a mounting plate so I had to get a bracket - I'm fairly sure Sheldon's site sells them.
02-18-04, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Richard D

Note that there is more than one type of splined...

Note that there is more than one type of splined BB - Shimano (Octalink) and Isis are the most common and aren't compatible. In theory a splined spindle gives a better contact making the cranks feel...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-04, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,839
Posted By Richard D

Pannier(s) or a small rack pack for any journey...

Pannier(s) or a small rack pack for any journey over a couple of miles (far more comfortable). Courier bag for the shorter journeys.
02-17-04, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Richard D

Nice looking bike

Nice looking bike
02-17-04, 04:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,328
Posted By Richard D

:D Good Thinking :D

:D Good Thinking :D
02-17-04, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By Richard D

Speaking from experience it's not just motorists...

Speaking from experience it's not just motorists that look through cyclists yet see cars - pedestrians do the same.
02-16-04, 07:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,297
Posted By Richard D

Appears to be a heart attack: ...

Appears to be a heart attack:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/3490761.stm
02-16-04, 05:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,328
Posted By Richard D

Still recovering from mine - pedestrian stepping...

Still recovering from mine - pedestrian stepping off the pavement two feet infront of me. Shoulder broken in three places (now held together by a titanium plate), elbow smashed to pieces (at least...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-04, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,381
Posted By Richard D

Don't forget to also take tyre profile into...

Don't forget to also take tyre profile into account when considering resistance - is the tyre fairly square shouldered or round shouldered - generally the rounder the better. Of course different...
02-16-04, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Richard D

My cheap Lifu ones do an okay job, but I doubt...

My cheap Lifu ones do an okay job, but I doubt they'll stay sharp enough for long.
02-13-04, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Richard D

You might be able to get a discount on the cost...

You might be able to get a discount on the cost of a new one...
02-13-04, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By Richard D

Let us know how it goes. I was thinking of doing...

Let us know how it goes. I was thinking of doing something similar with a pair of shoes for the office - trainers aren't really approved but a chunky soled shoe would be fine.
02-13-04, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Richard D

Glad you're making a good recovery. I know what...

Glad you're making a good recovery. I know what you mean about optimisim after an accident - I don't think my wife has forgiven me for telling her I'd just had a little accident and thought I'd...
02-12-04, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Richard D

Some people believe the valleys can increase...

Some people believe the valleys can increase pressure on the sensitive areas. If you don't feel numb or uncomfortable I wouldn't change for the sake of it. To be honest each backside is individual.
02-12-04, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Richard D

Visit to the surgeon today – on the good news...

Visit to the surgeon today – on the good news side he doesn’t want to see me for 3 months and I can try and cycle in a couple of months or so if my arm feels strong enough. On the okay news, I’m...
02-11-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Richard D

You don't have an uncomfortable waistband and...

You don't have an uncomfortable waistband and they don't ride down.
02-11-04, 05:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,620
Posted By Richard D

Pedestrians are far less predictable than car...

Pedestrians are far less predictable than car drivers - I'll stick to the roads, but then in this country riding on the 'sidewalk' is illegal anyway.
02-11-04, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Richard D

Be aware that one manufacturers 19" could give...

Be aware that one manufacturers 19" could give you the same ride as anothers 21" or anothers 17".

I'm 6'1" and ride a 21" Giant which has the right reach for the riding I do but limited crotch...
02-11-04, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By Richard D

Personally I liked Koolstops, didn't like WTB,...

Personally I liked Koolstops, didn't like WTB, found Fibrax okay, ditto Aztec. I go for the standard blacks.
02-11-04, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Richard D

Personally I like Sigma computers, but the...

Personally I like Sigma computers, but the Cateyes look okay.
02-09-04, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Richard D

Just bought a Tacx trainer (magnetic resistance 7...

Just bought a Tacx trainer (magnetic resistance 7 levels). Came with a special QR skewer. I'm not worried about stresses on the frame but the boredom stresses me. I also find it extremely...
02-09-04, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Richard D

I found a wire brush extremely useful. Brush on...

I found a wire brush extremely useful. Brush on paint stripper is okay, but whichever method you use be prepared for a lot of hard work.
02-09-04, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Richard D

Thanks folks :)

Thanks folks :)
02-02-04, 03:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,702
Posted By Richard D

Take a look at www.soldsecure.com - they're...

Take a look at www.soldsecure.com - they're ratings are what most British insurance companies use.
02-02-04, 02:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,522
Posted By Richard D

As someone who has been hit by a pedestrian...

As someone who has been hit by a pedestrian stepping off a pavement don't forget that they rarely carry a torch so reflectors won't help much with them. Personally I use a mixture of tape, reflectors...
02-02-04, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Richard D

Accident update

Well it's coming up to three months since my accident and it's not been plain sailing (shortly after the cast came off I managed to pick up an infection in the elbow wound which took five weeks of...
02-02-04, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,831
Posted By Richard D

I believe you can get a rack for a SMART car and...

I believe you can get a rack for a SMART car and they don't come much smaller than that...
11-28-03, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Richard D

Further update

A trip to the hospital yesterday for further x-rays. Everything looks good as far as the consultant is concerned and I've now got a lighter fibre glass cast. Better x-rays this time so I could...
11-19-03, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By Richard D

one of the guys at my lbs has the ti set up as a...

one of the guys at my lbs has the ti set up as a ss and loves it. I've only seen good reviews of the steel versions. If you email brant@on-one.co.uk he's the owner and very approachable.
11-18-03, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Richard D

:D :D :D Thanks folks. Saw the GP today and...

:D :D :D Thanks folks.

Saw the GP today and he's signed me off work for a minimum of a month and is amazed that I'm up, walking around a bit, and have started gently moving the cast away from my...
11-17-03, 02:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Richard D

update on accident

hi folks - just a short post as sitting at a pc isn't exactly comfortable. thanks for your support.

i had the operation on thursday and theyve let me go home. its a titanium plate holdinding my...
11-08-03, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By Richard D

Pedestrian - not a car - not looking good

Some of you may have noticed I haven't been on here since Wednesday. That evening I left work and was in the cycle lane leading up to a crossroads when a girl stepped off the pavement immediately in...
11-05-03, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By Richard D

Raleigh used to produce bikes under the Hercules...

Raleigh used to produce bikes under the Hercules name in the UK. Most of the ones I see seem to be blue or bronze shoppers but I expect they produced others.
11-05-03, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,977
Posted By Richard D

It depends on your priorities - for example the...

It depends on your priorities - for example the 03 LX chainset only differed from the XT in that the granny ring was steel against the XT's ali inner - for the sake of a few grams the LX may be the...
11-04-03, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Richard D

This wouldn't be to the cyclists disadvantage...

This wouldn't be to the cyclists disadvantage though would it?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-03, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Richard D

Yep, duck-taping your feet to the cranks has got...

Yep, duck-taping your feet to the cranks has got to be the way to go ;)
Forum: Foo
11-04-03, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Richard D

http://www.traderlist.com/DrunkenSailor-SteveKaye....

http://www.traderlist.com/DrunkenSailor-SteveKaye.html
11-04-03, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Richard D

I saw a courier bag with a reflective keep left...

I saw a courier bag with a reflective keep left circle on it in a magazine - it might help on a subconcious level and would look okay on a jersey.
11-04-03, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Richard D

In the UK they must be steady on the bike (but I...

In the UK they must be steady on the bike (but I think the Police are so amazed by people having lights they're unlikely to prosecute if it was flashing). Personally I use steady on the rack with a...
Forum: Foo
11-03-03, 11:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,532
Posted By Richard D

Agreed. It's not that common in the UK - I...

Agreed.

It's not that common in the UK - I guess it's a cultural thing.
11-03-03, 07:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,064
Posted By Richard D

I like ONCE in either Pink or Yellow. Bianchi was...

I like ONCE in either Pink or Yellow. Bianchi was classy.
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