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08-20-19, 03:48 PM
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Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

Not much bearing on the title gravel ... and the...

Not much bearing on the title gravel ... and the secrets in the next word .... "RIDE" pics but hey ho ... each to their own.

Now if you'd carried the bile up strapped to your back and rode it back...
08-20-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,571
Posted By Witterings

Cheers for those links ... I've been having the...

Cheers for those links ... I've been having the same problem as bought one of the podium chill ice bottles which are that much taller then the normal chill bottles but they don't half make a...
08-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x490/20190726_162403_dd7c24cfadf7c50fb4b40a61cf44727087acb015.jpg...
08-09-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

I've been away for a couple of days so not been...

I've been away for a couple of days so not been on here so have only just seen the posts of support (and he's gone in the meantime as well) .... just to say a big thank you for them!!!!!

I had...
08-06-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

My 29er that I lent the guy behind me and was the...

My 29er that I lent the guy behind me and was the other person that fell has Conti Speed Rides On It .... He went because he braked to avoid hitting me .... maybe if those were on my gravel bike...
08-06-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

I queried earlier about you having such strong...

I queried earlier about you having such strong opinions for a newbie or whether you were a banned user that had created a different username and you didn't respond .... I'm guessing that's probably...
08-05-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

I got some pics of where I went down .... you'll...

I got some pics of where I went down .... you'll see how loose a surface it is but knowing this is exactly what I don't brake or turn hard into and only approach at a slow speed. The only thing I did...
08-02-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

What is that I googled it in the UK and nothing...

What is that I googled it in the UK and nothing came up ... I'm guessing it's like some sort of a glue plaster????

If so it may depend on the wound .... I think the docs hoping mine stays open...
08-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Ability to "Make Friends and Influence People"...

Ability to "Make Friends and Influence People" confirmed :lol:
08-02-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Not in the turn at all as I'm totally aware...

Not in the turn at all as I'm totally aware that's the worst thing you can do on a loose surface as well as turning the wheel hard which is why I'm so bemused by what happened .... the other guy that...
08-02-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Thank you so much ... someone that has enough...

Thank you so much ... someone that has enough intelligence to actually understand what was being asked (unlike some) :)

It also re-iterates that others are jumping to conclusions when they weren't...
08-01-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Because like most of us if we didn't have the...

Because like most of us if we didn't have the ability to read the road and conditions we'd constantly be having accidents which isn't the case.

I totally get your 150th time on a worn out tyre...
08-01-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

So 9 posts since you joined the forum and you're...

So 9 posts since you joined the forum and you're the expert which means one of 2 things ... either you're a complete newbie and know nothing .... OR .... you're incredibly opinionated lacking people...
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

I love the way people that weren't there, haven't...

I love the way people that weren't there, haven't seen what the ground is like, have absolutely no idea what speed you were doing nor how tight the bend is and yet they suddenly become the overriding...
08-01-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

I didn't take a pic ... maybe I should have...

I didn't take a pic ... maybe I should have although the more I think about the the analogy of small ball bearings is probably pretty accurate!!!
07-31-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Think the bikes are OK .. worse part of it I was...

Think the bikes are OK .. worse part of it I was riding my gravel bike ... he has a hardcore road bike not suitable for some of the rides we do or a 26" MTB which he found he was struggling to keep...
07-31-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,210
Posted By Witterings

Tyre Choice - - Would It Have Made A Difference?

Had my 1st ever nasty accident today ... came to a turn I've cycled many, many times before but goodness knows why my front wheel went and without a millli second to think about it I was on the...
07-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,513
Posted By Witterings

When I was much younger, we had 2 weeks of snow,...

When I was much younger, we had 2 weeks of snow, I absolutely loved driving in it and got so used to it .... driving until I wanted to turn (a lot faster than all the other road users) and using the...
07-24-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,513
Posted By Witterings

I can't believe the number of people suggesting...

I can't believe the number of people suggesting just a front brake in ... first and foremost is safety ... if he goes that option, has to slam it on unexpectedly one day without the time to think and...
07-24-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,513
Posted By Witterings

This works great until something happens that you...

This works great until something happens that you don't expect like it did to me the other day and anyone's instant reaction is to just to slam on the brakes .... if I'd only had a front brake I...
07-23-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,513
Posted By Witterings

The front is more efficient for sure her but...

The front is more efficient for sure her but there are times I'd always us the rear ... anywhere that the surface is slippery either due to wet or loose surface as too much braking on the front will...
07-23-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,529
Posted By Witterings

I do question they're decision to discontinue...

I do question they're decision to discontinue them as they have such a huge following
07-23-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Witterings

Mine arrived today ... I can confirm as one...

Mine arrived today ... I can confirm as one person mentioned they are that bit harder to squeeze ... not a deal breaker but if someone offered me one or the other I'd probably choose the older style....
07-22-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Witterings

As the order hadn't bees dispatched I've swapped...

As the order hadn't bees dispatched I've swapped it for one of the new ones and one of the Ice ones which are supposed to keep things cool 4x's as long compared the the standard chill / insulate...
07-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Witterings

Just found these in searching in case anybody in...

Just found these in searching in case anybody in the US wants a cheap spare ... although I believe the colour is very pink from what I've heard
...
07-21-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Witterings

I wonder if this is as they used to "walk" out of...

I wonder if this is as they used to "walk" out of the cage sometimes as there wasn't really anything for the old design to get hold of.

This used to happen to me when on my 29er ..... there was...
07-20-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Witterings

Camelbak Podium Chill ... Discontinued ????

I had one of these bottles from a while back and have only recently set my bikes up so I can carry 2 water bottles and have been meaning to buy a 2nd but went out the other night and left the one I...
07-02-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By Witterings

The blue one

The blue one
07-02-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,783
Posted By Witterings

Whilst we never used to we've recently started...

Whilst we never used to we've recently started taking breaks to enjoy the scenery and make it more relaxing .... don't half struggle to get going again though sometimes and it can seem like much...
07-01-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By Witterings

I didn't pay much for this helmet .... weird...

I didn't pay much for this helmet .... weird thing I had a decent one quite a few years ago and in the days I was earning a good income that "disappeared" ... this was just a cheap one from the local...
07-01-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By Witterings

I feel like that's a bit of an olive brunch for...

I feel like that's a bit of an olive brunch for which I have the greatest respect ... takes balls ..... happy to put anything that's gone before behind us as a stupid internet misunderstanding and...
07-01-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By Witterings

Replace A Banged Helmet??

I was riding at the weekend and had just had to stop suddenly as some people coming the other way came downhill and round a corner fast and as I pulled away it felt like my brakes were still on so I...
06-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,521
Posted By Witterings

Totally get the cleaning bottles with bleach but...

Totally get the cleaning bottles with bleach but I don't know why but adding some to water to drink just doesn't compute in my mind ... absolutely 100% not questioning what you say but I don't know...
06-22-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster...

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster a few weeks ago I asked why I was doing it as I ride for pleasure and decided to relax and enjoy the ride and the scenery instead of trying to hit...
06-18-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,521
Posted By Witterings

I didn't use them as I ended up buying a new...

I didn't use them as I ended up buying a new bottle in the end but did think about using baby bottle sterilising tablets on an old one I have where baking soda hadn't done much of a job.

Not...
06-18-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Witterings

Funnily enough I was doing some research on the...

Funnily enough I was doing some research on the GK slicks literally an hour ago as I run SK's on my gravel bike in the winter and came to the conclusion they're great tyres if you like getting lots...
06-18-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Witterings

^^^^ +1 for this .... especially if you weren't...

^^^^ +1 for this .... especially if you weren't having any issues with your MTB.

First things you could compare is saddle height measured from the middle of the pedal axle and how far the saddle...
06-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By Witterings

If you liked the Crossroads ... why not get...

If you liked the Crossroads ... why not get another set??

I've often been tempted with trying them, one of the guys we ride with used to be about the same speed as us, he put some of these on his...
06-11-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

At least you can take comfort that you're not as...

At least you can take comfort that you're not as bad as me :p
06-08-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,549
Posted By Witterings

Currently have these on my 29er as it's summer...

Currently have these on my 29er as it's summer and they're brilliant in the summer / dryer weather .... I bought them in the autumn last year and tried them on my gravel bike but they had no grip in...
06-07-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,549
Posted By Witterings

Why would you're saddle height be different...

Why would you're saddle height be different because of a different bottom bracket drop .... saddle height is measured from the center of the bottom bracket as opposed to from the floor .... unless I...
06-06-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Witterings

I've run Vittoria Voyager Hypers (recently...

I've run Vittoria Voyager Hypers (recently discontinued) on my 29er last summer and now have Continental Speed rides on it, others you could look at that are more road orientated are Schwalbe...
06-05-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By Witterings

My current wife wishes I was one ... I'd get a...

My current wife wishes I was one ... I'd get a S**t load more love, affection and "play time" if I was :(
06-05-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Witterings

OP .... You don't mention what type of riding...

OP .... You don't mention what type of riding you're doing ... road / gravel mix or just road and what width tyre your bike can take.

I use the GK's on my bike in the winter where we hit some mud...
06-01-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

^^^ Now you've really made me green with envy :)

^^^ Now you've really made me green with envy :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By Witterings

Except I'm in the unfortunate position that...

Except I'm in the unfortunate position that changing my top wouldn't make an iota of difference but dropping 3 stone might.
05-31-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,883
Posted By Witterings

^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride...

^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride that !!!

How many miles of that have you got around there???
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,947
Posted By Witterings

I've never really struggled with neck pain but in...

I've never really struggled with neck pain but in researching other areas have found numerous threads saying it's often caused by your head being too low, one of my regular cycling buddies was having...
05-30-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,268
Posted By Witterings

Have always repaired ... very recently though had...

Have always repaired ... very recently though had a big nail go through both sides of the tube not long into the ride .

I did patch it but it took a long time as whilst I suspected it may have 2...
05-30-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,549
Posted By Witterings

I think the whole point though is I'd have no...

I think the whole point though is I'd have no issues doing 2/3 miles on that surface with 35mm Vittoria Voyager Hypers if it was a small percentage of a much longer ride that takes in quite a bit of...
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