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06-19-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,994
Posted By Witterings

It probably will be at some stage ... I'm...

It probably will be at some stage ... I'm guessing Trump raising tariffs is only because its the most immediate weapon he has at his disposal to try to get a better trade deal / more level playing...
06-18-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
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: 505
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: 505
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...
06-18-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,994
Posted By Witterings

I find it really sad when I read a comment like...

I find it really sad when I read a comment like this but it's so true and much like the ship building industry in the UK which at one time was arguably the best there was but where the older ones...
06-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
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: 1,030
Views: 132,606
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: 3,838
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: 3,838
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: 755
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: 1,334
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: 489
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: 1,030
Views: 132,606
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: 1,727
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: 1,030
Views: 132,606
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: 1,727
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: 100
Views: 5,786
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: 3,838
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By Witterings

Some useful info .... especially as I've been...

Some useful info .... especially as I've been having some quite bad elbow issues recently!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By Witterings

Funny you mention that, I've literally just...

Funny you mention that, I've literally just discovered this and concentrating on keep your pedal strokes smooth and even makes quite a bit of difference, did a 40 mile ride on Sunday and really...
05-29-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,838
Posted By Witterings

You mention WTB Riddlers which are gravel bike...

You mention WTB Riddlers which are gravel bike tyres .... personally if I were riding 20 miles a day on that sort of surface I'd be looking at wider MTB tyres as opposed to heading towards narrower...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By Witterings

Saddle To Bar Height Effects

How much difference does saddle to bar height really make in the real world as opposed to cutting edge racing.

If you're any everyday cyclist does it actually make a lot of difference between a...
05-28-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,615
Posted By Witterings

Is that all of the Hypers being discontinued or...

Is that all of the Hypers being discontinued or just the 32mm ones do you know ... I had noticed virtually nowhere has them for sale, would be a shame if so as they seem to offer slightly better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Witterings

@mac_flyer9...

@mac_flyer9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mac_flyer9-496649.html) Just to say I tried this evening and took literally seconds to adjust and much better so a big thank you for that!!!
05-28-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By Witterings

I'd say this was probably the cause ... maybe...

I'd say this was probably the cause ... maybe with a tyre that didn't have enough grip for the conditions.

Towards the end of last summer I was riding with Vittoria Voyager Hypers, we were...
05-28-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,615
Posted By Witterings

If you're taking in gravel as well and want...

If you're taking in gravel as well and want comfort I'm not convinced I'd be looking at 28mm tyres but then that does depend on how large the lumps are.

I use Vittoria Voyager Hypers in 35mm for...
05-28-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,481
Posted By Witterings

This was funny ... problem is I can relate to...

This was funny ... problem is I can relate to virtually every bit of it ... am on the wrist and elbow pain stage at the moment having had all sort of problems with a replacement hip which fingers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Witterings

Brilliant ... thank you so much .... I'd only...

Brilliant ... thank you so much .... I'd only managed to find their 2 page user manual and there was nothing on there at all.

I'll have a proper look at it tomorrow when it's light (on UK time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Witterings

If you have a look at the video at 1.20 it shows...

If you have a look at the video at 1.20 it shows the adjustment screw, I've uploaded a picture of mine and as you'll see there's no adjustment screw there but instead the lid of the pot I undid which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Witterings

Adjust Reach 105 R7000 Brake Levers

Can anyone tell me how to adjust the reach on the above ... I googled and found loads of videos but wonder if they're referring to the 5800's as I can't find the hole / slot with either a screw or...
05-27-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,606
Posted By Witterings

@LeFreakyBone...

@LeFreakyBone (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/lefreakybone-486856.html) Looks lovely where you rode .... love the colour of your bar tape as well :thumb:
05-25-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By Witterings

I was still in nappies in 66 :-) .. did send me...

I was still in nappies in 66 :-) .. did send me on a trip down memory lane on playing in bands though and found an amateur ish gig I did many years ago

If anybody's actually used the bone...
05-24-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By Witterings

Not wireless but I did stumble across these but...

Not wireless but I did stumble across these but didn't look at them closely as it wasn't what I was interested in but may possibly be for "You're Friend" ;) :thumb: If they really want wireless...
05-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,481
Posted By Witterings

You little P***ycat you .. go find my post above...

You little P***ycat you .. go find my post above about 20+ mile rides at the start of the season ... on a "Mans' Saddle" ... meow :p

EDIT: WHY ON EARTH CAN'T YOU TYPE THE NAME OF A HOUSEHOLD PET...
05-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By Witterings

Wonder if anyone's found a way to replace them...

Wonder if anyone's found a way to replace them .... I'm guessing the unit can be taken apart and it'd only mean soldering another that fits in it's place.

They shouldn't have short life spans but...
05-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,481
Posted By Witterings

No you've done the right thing .... now just find...

No you've done the right thing .... now just find yourself a saddle that works for you but hang onto the old one and if you take to riding and want to upgrade your bike in the future you can sell...
05-23-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By Witterings

I googled them and the reviews on Amazon were...

I googled them and the reviews on Amazon were pretty dire, quite a few people saying the had the old version which had been great and had bought the newer version and it was rubbish ... just thought...
05-23-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By Witterings

A drummer here as well and as deaf as ... ...

A drummer here as well and as deaf as ...

These always used to get good reviews...
05-23-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,481
Posted By Witterings

Have any of your friends got bikes you could try...

Have any of your friends got bikes you could try just to compare??

The bike you bought, do you know if it was a man / woman that owned it and if it's a mens / ladies bike ... generally women's sit...
05-23-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Witterings

Funny I posted this thread a couple of weeks ago...

Funny I posted this thread a couple of weeks ago .... I was out at the weekend and had a nail go through both sides of my tube with both puncture holes near the seam. I didn't have any sandpaper with...
05-23-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,464
Posted By Witterings

If it's tacky and sticks to the chain I would...

If it's tacky and sticks to the chain I would have thought it also means it'll attract dirt and debris which will stay on the chain causing damage as opposed to getting thrown off as it rotates.
...
05-21-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,727
Posted By Witterings

You've no idea how good that makes me feel ......

You've no idea how good that makes me feel ... I've been wondering if it was us just going slow but that's bang in our range of mix between road / gravel and wind / weather ... if we cut out the...
05-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Witterings

Exactly what I would have suggested if someone...

Exactly what I would have suggested if someone else hadn't got there 1st !!
05-21-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,727
Posted By Witterings

I changed my ride endpoint to "The Pub" .... made...

I changed my ride endpoint to "The Pub" .... made my rides a lot quicker :D
05-20-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By Witterings

A most lovely story ... the whole time I was...

A most lovely story ... the whole time I was reading it my mind kept saying go and say hi to the owner over and over and then I got to post 48 and saw you did which made me smile.

Since we lost...
05-18-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,606
Posted By Witterings

Some amazing pics .... I'd love to ride somewhere...

Some amazing pics .... I'd love to ride somewhere like that .... The COON HUNTERS sign.... is that Racoons ???? :foo:
05-17-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,238
Posted By Witterings

Why The F**k did you let your wife take your...

Why The F**k did you let your wife take your daughter bike shopping ... were you at home at the time cross dressing and doing the housework in a pinny or something :eek:

I'd never let my Mrs take...
05-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By Witterings

I only posted this mainly just out of curiosity...

I only posted this mainly just out of curiosity and to see if there was a heavy preference one way or the other but there have been a couple of posts about pressure on hands and I have been suffering...
05-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By Witterings

Sounds like you're asking for some...

Sounds like you're asking for some recommendations ????

If so what's your budget?
05-14-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By Witterings

Seat Angle

Interested to see what other people's preferred angle is for seats, I used to have mine very slightly nose up but read about it potentially applying pressure to the perineum and whilst not...
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