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07-10-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

that looks very professional indeed. Nicely done.

that looks very professional indeed. Nicely done.
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By SafetyThird

Sounds like the BikeBuddy...

Sounds like the BikeBuddy https://www.bikebuddy.co.uk
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,296
Posted By SafetyThird

I'm currently considering this bar pack to...

I'm currently considering this bar pack to replace my Arkel bar bag. What I like about the restrap system is the magnetically removable extra bag, which I'd put wallet/phone/passport etc in and which...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,296
Posted By SafetyThird

Not drops but I'm about to change my flat bars to...

Not drops but I'm about to change my flat bars to Jones loop type bars this week. The one thing I'm probably going to have to change with it is my bar bag. Currently I have an Arkle bag I've had for...
06-29-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By SafetyThird

Another UK member here, down in hilly North...

Another UK member here, down in hilly North Devon. Returning to cycling after a long lay off, dusting off the bikes and tuning them up. Need to regain some fitness and lose a few lockdown pounds.
06-21-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

I saw it mentioned somewhere else, I don't recall...

I saw it mentioned somewhere else, I don't recall where but it looked quite interesting. You can get it for 29 direct from the maker on their website https://powerbug.pl The page is in polish but...
06-20-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

My power bug arrived from Poland, will get it...

My power bug arrived from Poland, will get it hooked up in the next few days.

...
06-16-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

I took just a little tension off it and now it...

I took just a little tension off it and now it does what they describe, there's a small amount of movement halfway through closing the skewer and none when it's closed. I'm leaving it at that for now...
06-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

It's a DH-C3000-3N-QR, yes it's a quick release...

It's a DH-C3000-3N-QR, yes it's a quick release version for my old mountain bike.
06-12-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SafetyThird

Thanks very much for your help, looks like just...

Thanks very much for your help, looks like just leave it where it currently is and ride it for a while. I'll experiment with arm position as I've not spent much time riding hoods, so I'll work on...
06-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SafetyThird

So I dropped the seat height a few mm and the...

So I dropped the seat height a few mm and the next set show the results of that.

...
06-12-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SafetyThird

OK, so spent a bit of time with the bike today....

OK, so spent a bit of time with the bike today. First thing was to measure the seat angle and it was at 78, tri geometry, so I pulled the top tube out 50mm which took me to 72, now it's a road bike...
06-12-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SafetyThird

Thanks for that, very useful, particularly the...

Thanks for that, very useful, particularly the bike fit advisor pages, I'll read through those today.

The bike's not specifically a tri bike, though that's how it was originally set up. The...
06-12-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

I won't be taking it apart, just adjusting the...

I won't be taking it apart, just adjusting the tension and adding some grease to it, you just loosen the non-generator side which allows the hub to move a couple of mm and you can use a grease gun to...
06-12-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

Everything I've read suggests Shimano hubs are...

Everything I've read suggests Shimano hubs are overtightened at the factory. loosening them very slightly reduces the drag. There's posts on a couple of cycling forums about it, let me just find one:...
06-11-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

Wheel just arrived so now I just need to check...

Wheel just arrived so now I just need to check how tight the hub is, I've heard they tend to be a bit overtightened from the factory, and that getting some extra grease in there is a good idea. I...
06-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By SafetyThird

Road bike setup, help please

15 years ago I was into triathlon and had my titanflex setup with a vision aero flat bar, bar end shifters etc. Life got in the way for quite a few years where I wasn't cycling or running and now...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By SafetyThird

It's 16 years since I last lived in Houston but...

It's 16 years since I last lived in Houston but the memorial park loop used to be a nice, safe space to ride away from the traffic, but not too early in the morning or the pelotons will be screaming...
Forum: Introductions
06-11-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By SafetyThird

Welcome, I lived out on Brunei for a couple of...

Welcome, I lived out on Brunei for a couple of years, early morning riding was the key for me, the humidity was killer :)
06-11-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

Will do. For most rides, a battery pack will be...

Will do. For most rides, a battery pack will be fine but I'm looking at doing some cycle touring and camping so wouldn't have access to power for a week or more so ability to have a charged phone,...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By SafetyThird

Hi there, I lived in Malaysia many years ago and...

Hi there, I lived in Malaysia many years ago and for part of the year, getting up at 5am was the only way to beat the heat if I wanted to do a long ride.
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By SafetyThird

Welcome and congratulations on beating the big C,...

Welcome and congratulations on beating the big C, that's a b@stard of a disease.
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By SafetyThird

Hello from the UK, I spent a fabulous holiday...

Hello from the UK, I spent a fabulous holiday touring around Colorado many years back and mountain biking some of the trails.
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By SafetyThird

Hello from another newbie

Hello from another newbie
06-10-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,666
Posted By SafetyThird

Thinking of some longer rides/tours next year, I...

Thinking of some longer rides/tours next year, I wanted to experiment with dynamos and phone charging without breaking the bank. I've just picked up a Shimano dynohub complete wheel from Decathlon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,756
Posted By SafetyThird

I ummm'd and ahhhh'd for a while before throwing...

I ummm'd and ahhhh'd for a while before throwing the money at quad lock. Once you've got one, you'll know why everyone does. It's a brilliant design and absolutely rock solid. I first found out about...
Forum: Introductions
06-02-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By SafetyThird

Hello from Devon, UK

Hi all, I'm Jay, 50-something ex-runner and triathlete who was fit at 40 and let it slide. Recently pulled the bikes back out, dusted them off and now trying to regain a bit of that lost fitness....
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