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10-17-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By ThatBritBloke

In the UK 1 death/23million miles cycled. Can't...

In the UK 1 death/23million miles cycled. Can't find an equivalent figure for the USA.

No, it's not a war ... just a sense of proportion.
10-17-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By ThatBritBloke

In the Princeton area? I agree Route#1 is a no-no...

In the Princeton area? I agree Route#1 is a no-no and I'm not keen on 206 or 27. Other than that Princeton doesn't have many areas, does it?

But, I know, there are lies, damn lies and statistics....
10-17-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Don't worry about Oxford. Road deaths/year...

Don't worry about Oxford.

Road deaths/year UK : 1900 population 60m
Road deaths/year US : 32,000 population 310m

I'm sure you can work it out ;)
09-28-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By ThatBritBloke

I have a 2013 Giant Defy Advanced SL. I have...

I have a 2013 Giant Defy Advanced SL. I have found this to be one of the most sublime bikes I have ever ridden.

Elsewhere I have described it as a wolf in sheep's clothing except it still looks...
09-21-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By ThatBritBloke

342049 ...

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http://www.parktool.com/product/master-link-pliers-mlp-1
09-07-13, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Most helmets designed specifically for mountain...

Most helmets designed specifically for mountain biking have more protection at the back of the head/neck compared to a road lid.
09-06-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,057
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Go to an established and reputable independent...

Go to an established and reputable independent bike shop at a quiet time in the week.

Be prepared to spend a couple of hours discussing your needs and the means to address them.

A good bike...
09-03-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,542
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Okay, here's mine. It's a wolf in sheep's...

Okay, here's mine.

It's a wolf in sheep's clothing, except it still rides like a wolf. The most comfortable and responsive bike I've ever ridden.

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Giant Defy Advanced...
08-30-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Yes, I should have qualified that. There are...

Yes, I should have qualified that.

There are two factories. One makes premium brands; one makes nasty knock-offs ...

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08-30-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By ThatBritBloke

I suspect that 90%+ of tubes are made in the same...

I suspect that 90%+ of tubes are made in the same factory and packed in branded boxes ...

Quality rim tape helps. Pump your tyres before every ride.
08-11-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,201
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Using extenders increases the Q-Factor of the...

Using extenders increases the Q-Factor of the bicycle. In other words, widens your stance on the pedals. Riders requiring minimal adjustment, ie a couple of millimeters or so - and millimeters do...
08-10-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,201
Posted By ThatBritBloke

People are still confusing alignment and float...

People are still confusing alignment and float ...

Alignment : cleats are adjustable fore and aft, laterally and radially. Further adjustment can be effected with cleat wedges and spacers.

A...
08-05-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By ThatBritBloke

The map may cost you no more than the price of a...

The map may cost you no more than the price of a microSD card:

http://www.osmmaps.com/maps/united-states

Some more information here:
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07-28-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,572
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Two things: Accurate seat height. You should...

Two things:

Accurate seat height. You should consider a bike fit from a reputable dealer/fitter. If you're riding a MTB or hybrid bike it shouldn't be as involved as a road bike fit.

Exact...
07-28-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,158
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Thank goodness there are some attentive drivers...

Thank goodness there are some attentive drivers ... speedy recovery!!!

PS: Bike and stuff? That's not important ...
07-07-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,139
Posted By ThatBritBloke

An alternative to a CX bike ...

An alternative to a CX bike

http://salsacycles.com/images/sized/files/bikes/bikes_Warbird2_2013-500pxx361.jpg (http://salsacycles.com/index.php/bikes/warbird)

Salsa Warbird

Incidentally, I...
07-02-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,820
Posted By ThatBritBloke

That is far too small ... besides it's the length...

That is far too small ... besides it's the length of the top tube which is really critical in sizing a bike. Modern compact frame design means the old seat tube measurement is very unreliable.
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06-25-13, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By ThatBritBloke

A few millimeters can mean the difference between...

A few millimeters can mean the difference between comfort and discomfort so "virtually identical" may not do ...

I'm talking position of brake levers on bars as well as fore/aft on seat and other...
05-26-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By ThatBritBloke

The 810 has the ability to use map.img files to...

The 810 has the ability to use map.img files to display a topographical map on screen. Also, with the correct file format can display cue sheet information and directions. It has a "get you back to...
05-09-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By ThatBritBloke

I note that the Sheriff mitigated the sentence by...

I note that the Sheriff mitigated the sentence by noting that the victim had, by not wearing a helmet, contributed to her death. He might as well said that she'd contributed to her own death by...
04-13-13, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By ThatBritBloke

His girlfriend can do it anyway ...

His girlfriend can do it anyway ...
03-26-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By ThatBritBloke

They call me Wiggo on our local rides ... ...

They call me Wiggo on our local rides ...

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I sense a hint of irony ... even though this is America.
03-26-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Well, the Quick 4 ain't that unclassy, if a...

Well, the Quick 4 ain't that unclassy, if a carbon fork is anything to go by ...

However, who cares about looks if it's comfy for the rider?
03-23-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By ThatBritBloke

Some brake levers have reach adjustment devices....

Some brake levers have reach adjustment devices. Ask your lbs. If they don't know, then go to a better one.

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03-23-13, 04:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By ThatBritBloke

+1 My lbs regularly astonishes people new to...

+1

My lbs regularly astonishes people new to road bikes and long time riders as to how comfortable you can be with drops - even if you have mobility issues - if you are riding a correctly sized...
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