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Forum: Commuting
09-23-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

I've had to admit defeat and change my route to...

I've had to admit defeat and change my route to work as one particular roundabout is just too busy now at rush hour (08.00hrs) with a dual-carriageway leading onto it and a motorway slip-road coming...
09-23-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,068
Posted By Welshboy

The Matrix

The Matrix
09-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

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'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' (2018) starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul...
09-19-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

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'Battle of Britain'...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

Traffic is so much busier now with more people...

Traffic is so much busier now with more people back in work and the children are back in schools also. My commute is largely traffic free but, on my way in, I have three roundabouts where we mix and...
09-12-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

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'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' (2011) starring Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Max Von...
09-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

I was totally unaware of this film until I saw...

I was totally unaware of this film until I saw your post. I liked it, my daughter liked it and my wife absolutely loved it! Thanks!
09-11-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,534
Posted By Welshboy

Yes, but only very occasionally and on one...

Yes, but only very occasionally and on one specific climb when on my heavy commuting bike with fenders.

To even out wear on my chainrings I ride in to work (quite slowly) on the inner ring and...
09-11-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By Welshboy

Clever that. Thanks for posting!

Clever that. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Commuting
09-08-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

The good weather in the UK came to an end but I...

The good weather in the UK came to an end but I just about got away with it. The forecast was for thunder and lightning on the way home but thankfully it never happened. Fitted a new cheap front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,544
Posted By Welshboy

I switched from MTB to road in 1994 and just got...

I switched from MTB to road in 1994 and just got lucky with the sizing of my first road bike (21.5") which was a mail order lugged steel bike (all I could afford at the time}. My road club had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,544
Posted By Welshboy

I've had quite a few custom framesets but all of...

I've had quite a few custom framesets but all of my off the peg bike and frame purchases have been without a test ride. I do study frame geometry charts though and know what to avoid (mainly short...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1,676 (3091...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1,676 (3091 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,601
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) ____________________...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,852
Posted By Welshboy

I've just started using 28C Gatorskins on my old...

I've just started using 28C Gatorskins on my old road bike that I use for commuting in dry weather. I couldn't actually get 25C's as tyres are in short supply with the retailer I wanted to use (I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Welshboy

I would have gone for the CAAD9.

I would have gone for the CAAD9.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

Decent weather this week so I knocked off my 3...

Decent weather this week so I knocked off my 3 days on my road bike which backfired on me when I punctured. Grrrrr!
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1,550 (2915...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1,550 (2915 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,550
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,733
Posted By Welshboy

I was very impressed with 'old' Sora on my...

I was very impressed with 'old' Sora on my Specialized AWOL and that groupset will be used again on a future build. I've used the current Sora with concealed cables too and there's nothing with it at...
08-22-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

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'Psycho 2' (1983) starring Anthony Perkins, Meg Tilly and Vera Miles.

Another sequel but to a...
08-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 330,712
Posted By Welshboy

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"A Quiet Place Part Two" (2020) starring Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe....
Forum: Commuting
08-22-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1550 (2915...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1550 (2915 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)______________________ 1,499
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 362...
08-20-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,446
Posted By Welshboy

Mixed feelings from me that Bob Jackson are no...

Mixed feelings from me that Bob Jackson are no longer trading as I had three custom built 631 frames off them back in 2004 (a fixed wheel, an audax bike and a road bike) and whilst one was perfect...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,238
Posted By Welshboy

I briefly used Brooks leather bar tape simply to...

I briefly used Brooks leather bar tape simply to match my B17 saddle. I can't remember any issues during fitting but I do remember how slippery it was in the wet and had a hand slip off the bars on...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1,482
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________...
08-10-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Welshboy

Will a 10-speed chainset work with a 7-speed groupset?

I'm planning a 'bitsa' build road bike to eventually pass on to a local student but I'll ride it for a few weeks myself on my commute to make sure it's running well. I'll be using 7-speed Tourney...
08-08-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Welshboy

I've actually seen a reversed fork on a bike in...

I've actually seen a reversed fork on a bike in the showroom of the UK's biggest bike retailer and mentioned it to the staff. On a return visit about one week later it was still like it.
08-08-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Welshboy

Well maintained and in good condition

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08-08-21, 11:01 AM
08-06-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,978
Posted By Welshboy

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone...

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone between full-time employment and full retirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,886
Posted By Welshboy

Back up from 5 to 6 after snapping up a 2013...

Back up from 5 to 6 after snapping up a 2013 Giant TCR SL2 (stock photo shown below but mine is almost mint).

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08-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,978
Posted By Welshboy

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at...

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at age 57) and couldn't be happier. I'm still working 31.5 hours per week but it's only over 3 days and it really suits me - especially as I commute on...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By Welshboy

OK. I'm getting to like them and whilst they are...

OK. I'm getting to like them and whilst they are still heavy and a bit harsh riding I do kind of feel invincible when riding through the unavoidable glass on the cycle path that runs parallel to the...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1467 (2704 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1431
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 306...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1428 (2649...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1428 (2649 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1380
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 282...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

Got wet on the way in and failed to dry out my...

Got wet on the way in and failed to dry out my jersey and undervest so that they smelled like cats p155 at home time 11 hours later. One mile after leaving work I punctured and had to pull a spike of...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,911
Posted By Welshboy

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is...

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is as rare now as it was back in 2007 when I rode PBP. If your dream bike is Rohloff equipped then I say go for it!
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,607
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/vEjCDriXwnI

https://youtu.be/vEjCDriXwnI
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1329
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 282...
07-18-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,961
Posted By Welshboy

When I started mountain-biking in the very early...

When I started mountain-biking in the very early 90's Tim Gould rode for Peugeot and was probably the top MTB rider in the UK at that time. I can remember him bravely opening up about his own mental...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9,935
Views: 2,085,246
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/XP5oHL3zBDg

https://youtu.be/XP5oHL3zBDg
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 175,864
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/uWhkbDMISl8

https://youtu.be/uWhkbDMISl8
Forum: Commuting
07-15-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1388 (2521 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1258
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 224...
07-11-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Welshboy

I'm not sure about GPS units recording the...

I'm not sure about GPS units recording the mileage for different bikes but Strava does this just fine.

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Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9,935
Views: 2,085,246
Posted By Welshboy

https://youtu.be/Zd9jeJk2UHQ

https://youtu.be/Zd9jeJk2UHQ
07-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,541
Posted By Welshboy

Well said. Perfect.

Well said. Perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,786
Posted By Welshboy

New FSA Omega chainset and bearings for my 2012...

New FSA Omega chainset and bearings for my 2012 Cannondale CAADX (BB30) all delivered to me in the UK from Crimson Stallion Cycles in the USA. Changed the snap rings to 'eyeless' versions by Smalley....
Forum: Commuting
07-08-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,105
Posted By Welshboy

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1673 (2241...

Bizman (PA) ________________________ 1673 (2241 total YTD)
Welshboy (UK)_______________________ 1186
Atvar(ITA) __________________________ 584 (939,96 Km)
ThermionicScott (IA) ________________ 224...
07-08-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Welshboy

I seem to recall that later Specialized AWOL's...

I seem to recall that later Specialized AWOL's used today's Sora with an Alivio RD and 12-36 cassette.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,165
Posted By Welshboy

Monday's commute was a game of two halves. Just...

Monday's commute was a game of two halves. Just about got in before the rain started but there was no escaping it on the way home and I got absolutely drenched. Still great to be out though!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,095
Posted By Welshboy

You're on the verge of answering your own...

You're on the verge of answering your own question there!
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