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10-20-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,086
Posted By Witterings

This will be what I do from now on rather than...

This will be what I do from now on rather than trying to repair on a ride ... the only exception ... the last flat I got was 50 meters from a pub with a nice garden on a hot sunny day .... I was more...
10-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,601
Posted By Witterings

An old thread been dug up from the grave a year...

An old thread been dug up from the grave a year later ......

Giving up "the weed" about 11 years ago was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life x's 1000 ... seriously hard habit to kick so...
10-17-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,086
Posted By Witterings

I've always found the regular glue good ... only...

I've always found the regular glue good ... only time I've ever had a problem was twice in a row I had a puncture where the patch overlapped the seam, both times I finished my ride and got home after...
10-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Witterings

Before we go anywhere with this and people think...

Before we go anywhere with this and people think I'm condoning bad dog behavior I'm absolutely not!!! And a LARGE part of it comes down to the owners but dogs will never be 100% reliable however well...
10-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Witterings

^^^^^^^^^ +1

^^^^^^^^^ +1
10-14-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By Witterings

Saddle Bag on Seat Rails

I'm looking at a couple of different saddle bag options and was given an Altura Aran 2 as a B'day present
https://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/15302/products/altura-arran-expanding-post-pack-black.aspx...
10-14-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Witterings

I would imagine anyone that treats a dog like...

I would imagine anyone that treats a dog like this and openly promotes giving them "A busted jaw, poked eye, smacked temple, torn up nose/lips" is probably a bully themselves.

Guess a dog just...
10-13-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Witterings

Personally I'd rather ride with others but I...

Personally I'd rather ride with others but I prefer a small select group rather than rent-a-crowd and go with people who I know cycle at the same speed as I do and happy to do the same distance I do...
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,395
Posted By Witterings

I was looking at this thread because I'm looking...

I was looking at this thread because I'm looking for some as well and whilst I haven't found "the perfect" glove with the ones I am using have found having your hands warm before you start makes a...
10-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,371
Posted By Witterings

When I 1st started cycling in winter I made the...

When I 1st started cycling in winter I made the mistake of buying an Altura Evo night vision jacket which whilst it's lovely ..... 2 miles in and it's way too hot ... it now gets used for short...
10-03-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Witterings

Depends how much space you need but I use one of...

Depends how much space you need but I use one of these and it attaches to seat post rather than the rails

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rixen-Kaul-Coutoura-Saddle-Bag/dp/B000OZBMZ8
10-02-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,818
Posted By Witterings

I didn't pick up on it initially it was only...

I didn't pick up on it initially it was only after Daniel4 pointed it out but there is a bicycle lane adjacent to the sidewalk with clear markings in the right hand turn lane, the link you provided...
10-02-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,818
Posted By Witterings

I couldn't believe JUST how mad she was .... I...

I couldn't believe JUST how mad she was .... I mean the sheer tirade of relentless abuse that spewed from her mouth ... OOOOhhh and the language she used .... despicable/

Your precious feelings...
09-30-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,818
Posted By Witterings

A quick look at this tends to say it only apply's...

A quick look at this tends to say it only apply's in 2 states and even those they say "unless held properly in leash" ..... so there's a whole argument in itself as to whether a flexi lead would be...
09-30-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,818
Posted By Witterings

:popcorn

:popcorn
09-30-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,818
Posted By Witterings

They work like a tape measure .... if the lines...

They work like a tape measure .... if the lines extended, the locks not on and and there's no resistance they retract the lead very quickly .... you become very adept at moving your arm behind you...
09-26-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,274
Posted By Witterings

That's the whole point ... I don't or I'd be one...

That's the whole point ... I don't or I'd be one of the rude ones with no manners or civility who didn't give a damn about showing anybody else a very basic level of common courtesy.

I was also...
09-26-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,274
Posted By Witterings

I was out on an MUP last weekend as a dog walker...

I was out on an MUP last weekend as a dog walker who's also a cyclist ... what I couldn't believe was the cyclists!!!!!

I'm constantly aware of what's around me when walking the dog because I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Witterings

I've had to go the other way with a majorly set...

I've had to go the other way with a majorly set back seatpost to get my knees in the right position so I don't get any pain in them or my hips (both replaced and 6 knee operations) and strangely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Witterings

Setback / Swept Back Drop Bars

Is anyone using swept back bars like like the Ritchey Ecocurve and if so do they make much difference and any idea how much they setback from the center of the stem??

My reach is just that smidge...
09-25-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Witterings

Trek FX 2 Disc - Maximum Tyre Width??

These come with 35mm tyres, does anyone happen to know the maximum they'll take, I know with the Dual Sport they say they'll take considerably wider than the 38's it comes with .... hoping the FX 2...
09-23-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Witterings

I'd say it's much the same as most countries that...

I'd say it's much the same as most countries that there are gorgeous traffic free rides to be had with amazing scenery as well as highly congested cities rammed with cars .... it's just a matter of...
09-23-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,276
Posted By Witterings

Sorry .... I don't get the relevance of your post...

Sorry .... I don't get the relevance of your post ... is it some kind point scoring system or something????
09-23-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,276
Posted By Witterings

Blindfolded as well could add to the fun :p ...

Blindfolded as well could add to the fun :p

My rides had become just head down hacks from start to finish, not really taking in the scenery with no stops and was getting bored so decided I was...
09-22-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Witterings

Not that I'd ever wish the summer away but these...

Not that I'd ever wish the summer away but these are the boots I bought

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Defroster-Trail-SPD-MTB-Shoes_114021.htm?mkwid=s_dc pcrid 333160648484 pkw pmt b slid ...
09-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,274
Posted By Witterings

If you just cycled on by you may have missed an...

If you just cycled on by you may have missed an opportunity ... If it was on an MUP regularly frequented by cyclists she may have been waiting for someone in Lycra to stop and say "Hello" **********...
09-20-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,758
Posted By Witterings

Interested to know why you took them back ... did...

Interested to know why you took them back ... did you try them 1st????

I was running 38mm GK SK's last winter and they performed as well as my friends MTB's with much bigger knobbly's in the...
09-18-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Witterings

Could even get involved in racing ... depending...

Could even get involved in racing ... depending how big you are :p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kd8z5elP64
09-17-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,185
Posted By Witterings

If you want to find out which loves you more ......

If you want to find out which loves you more ... lock your wife and the dog in the trunk of your car and go shopping for 3 hours.

When you come back and open the trunk .... see which one's pleased...
09-16-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Witterings

Certainly this is true ^^^^ My gravel bike the...

Certainly this is true ^^^^ My gravel bike the saddles 5mm lower than my 29er due to the thickness of the pedals.

Cheers for everyone's replies was just interested as the boots are here but...
09-16-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Witterings

Some more info on the type of surface you're...

Some more info on the type of surface you're riding on would be useful and whether it's road or more gravel orientated and whether puncture resistance is a priority or if you'd prefer a lighter /...
09-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Witterings

Saddle Height - Different Shoes

I used overshoes last year but have just bought some winter MTB cycling boots and the sole on them is huge (read very thick) compared to my trainers I wear in the summer and my walking boots I use in...
09-15-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By Witterings

A friends got one of the Topeak ones that attach...

A friends got one of the Topeak ones that attach to just the seatpost
https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/racks

He did find it "bounced" a bit so has just put some straps between the...
09-12-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,185
Posted By Witterings

Did you even bother reading the part I wrote ...

Did you even bother reading the part I wrote

So there's some bad dogs with a highly aggressive attitude that will just start an unprovoked attack in a viscous way when it's totally unnecessary...
09-11-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,185
Posted By Witterings

I don't know anything about the people that are...

I don't know anything about the people that are posting saying there's a problem with dogs in their area and if they're dog lovers / owners or if they don't like ... and ... or .... are afraid of...
09-11-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,185
Posted By Witterings

They were banned in the UK years ago under the...

They were banned in the UK years ago under the Dangerous Dogs Act ... maybe you should start a petition to get them banned over there as well. Personally I have absolutely no time for a breed that's...
09-10-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,185
Posted By Witterings

Poised .... ready and waiting ...... luring the...

Poised .... ready and waiting ...... luring the next unsuspecting cyclist into a false sense of security with her behavior ... just before she pounces


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09-10-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,309
Posted By Witterings

Having had a similar'ish wound recently I asked...

Having had a similar'ish wound recently I asked why they cover rather it than leave it uncovered to dry out / scab over .... simple answer ... leaving a wound like that uncovered could be the...
09-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,309
Posted By Witterings

I had a nasty fall about 6 weeks ago now which...

I had a nasty fall about 6 weeks ago now which resulted in a different type of wound ... much deeper and not so wide.

I went to the local clinic and had a nurse dress it for about 4 weeks,...
09-05-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Witterings

Brilliant and cheers for everyone's help .......

Brilliant and cheers for everyone's help .... some very useful info and much appreciated! :thumb:

I'm going to try the 42 and see how it pans out, I'd be miffed next time I'm struggling to get up...
09-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Witterings

I was hoping that may have been the case and part...

I was hoping that may have been the case and part of the reason I asked so thank you for that !!!

Did you use a roadlink or anything I was looking at the Sunrace extenders???



I'm not sure...
09-03-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Witterings

11-40 or 11-42 On The Back

I'm going to change my current 105 - 32/48 on the front with 11-34 rear to either 11-40 or 11-42 on the rear.

I'm caught between a rock and a hard place of preferring the lower gearing the 42...
08-28-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Witterings

If I'm looking to buy a 2nd hand bike I've...

If I'm looking to buy a 2nd hand bike I've normally narrowed it down to 1 or 2 models and watch them / bookmark a few on e-bay for a while and see what they go for, I've never done it but I believe...
08-26-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,455
Posted By Witterings

I read somewhere a while ago that in the UK if...

I read somewhere a while ago that in the UK if you're a restaurant / a bar ... if someone comes in and asks for a glass of water you legally have to give them one for free (and I think to their horse...
08-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Witterings

Made the mistake of buying a big heavy jacket 1st...

Made the mistake of buying a big heavy jacket 1st year and sweated to bits after the 1st 2 miles ... bought one of these after that ...
08-20-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,026
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: 3,179
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: 1,203
Views: 173,026
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: 4,668
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: 4,668
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...
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