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by Tangled Metal
Wed Jun 11, 2014 22:23 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Jacket colour for visibility?
Replies: 18
Views: 6207

Re: Jacket colour for visibility?

So what cycling cag should I get? Looking at altura night vision but they do a lot of colour options. Chose it for the built in led. Reckon if colour doesn't help then led flashing should help. Anything else at similar price? Or cheaper just as good. Is this cag any good? Got hi-viz colour but also ...
by Tangled Metal
Wed Jun 11, 2014 22:11 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Getting Home routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Getting Home routine?

My routine includes obsessively checking my bike computer for speed and elapsed time. I know where I should be at a particular time and from my speed at that point if I'm running well or if I'm running tired. That obsessiveness means on b a bad run I'll either go slow or I'll push myself too hard to...
by Tangled Metal
Tue Jun 10, 2014 22:04 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Jacket colour for visibility?
Replies: 18
Views: 6207

Jacket colour for visibility?

Orange or yellow jacket? Which has best visibility for commuting?

Is orange best for daytime and yellow for night? Looking at Altura night vision, comes in orange, yellow and black. Got led in back and vents. Looks good. Orange and black cheaper than yellow in shop I've seen.
by Tangled Metal
Mon Jun 09, 2014 20:51 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Getting Home routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Getting Home routine?

Put bike away, say hi to my son and partner then start sweating profusely. For some reason I start getting hot then sweat a lot 5 minutes after I stop cycling. I think that's because I'm not very fit. Looking after the bike is relegated to when I get a minute. That's at weekend or month or longer do...
by Tangled Metal
Sat Jun 07, 2014 20:49 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: What should my action be?
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: What should my action be?

If you're inventive you could mix it so it sounds like he's saying something different, like making an embarrassing admission or something. I'm thinking along the lines of those good internet mashups.

Benny Hill music sounds good or clown music. Perhaps the Muppets.
by Tangled Metal
Sat Jun 07, 2014 20:43 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: How can I reduce my commute time?
Replies: 35
Views: 2613

Re: How can I reduce my commute time?

Well I'm not in your league as I only do 8 miles each way on a hybrid bike and a lot slower. Only started up again after having done it 4 years ago for a few months. I tried ducking down on my flatter sections and my speed went up over 1.5mph immediately. Thought it'd slow me because the lean down w...
by Tangled Metal
Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:49 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: What should my action be?
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: What should my action be?

Live your life and laugh at the video of the idiot ranting. Pop some appropriate music in the background to show you're taking the pi$$ out of him and upload to YouTube. Then post links to it on this forum and any other cycling.forum you know about. Try and get people to view it. With luck is viral ...
by Tangled Metal
Sat Jun 07, 2014 19:40 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Buying Advice - Help appreciated
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Buying Advice - Help appreciated

If you're considering a CX bike can you get studded tyres for them? Would you want to? Can't see how they're any good on mixed tarmac, ice and perhaps just wet tarmac. I wanted the arkose but finances meant I chickened out of spending more of my savings than I have spare. Went for something hybrid s...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 21:08 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: "Hazardous" Segments
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: "Hazardous" Segments

Riding roads not mixed use paths I guess is one safer way to get good. I am right the op's example is a mixed use path not a road which cars, bikes, trucks and cyclists use. I'd be amazed to see Froome or Wiggins racing along on a team training ride along a mixed use path. One near us is Morecambe p...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 19:28 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Another mudguards question
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Another mudguards question

There are two protrusions sticking out the back of the nexi forks just below halfway point. They have a plastic cap on which I've never taken off. Could these be used for the stays? I'm thinking the top is fixed to the inside top of the fork. I've got disc brakes, rack and a Burley trailer hitch at ...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 19:13 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: On road and off road bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: On road and off road bikes?

Wow! Frankenbike, love it. Shame they don't sell them in shops. Can you imagine getting a bike made out of a 29Dr or 650 with light frame, forks, drops and 2 sets of wheels. Perhaps different cassette for each use. All in one, readymade bike kit. Wonder if there is a way to make a quick release fork...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 18:50 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: "Hazardous" Segments
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: "Hazardous" Segments

As an aside, are there different types of Strava users? What are they? I'm thinking those who track their rides for recording routes or fitness or performance (idea to improve) or to compare with other. I'm also getting the impression there are a type of collector out there. Who tries to get to top ...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 18:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: "Hazardous" Segments
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: "Hazardous" Segments

Each to their own but back to the op's case, someone suggested it was a mixed use path popular with a range of users due to it's location. If the whole point of segments is to compare performance, among your peers or just your own, then there appears to be potential conflict. Performance monitoring ...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 14:12 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Earphones
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Earphones

+1 hearing the world around me. Apart from my commute, it's the A6 and a single carriageway which is constantly used during commuting hours. If I could be safely do it is block it out completely. Mind you I can do that without headphones. Ever driven or ridden into work one morning and not remember ...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 14:09 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Earphones
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Earphones

There's a company that makes earphones for cyclists, pedestrians and other users in or near a traffic area. They noise cancel a lot but don't filter out traffic noise. Can't remember where I saw them now but cost a bit. Allows you to ride in all weathers in traffic able to hear your music but also j...
by Tangled Metal
Thu Jun 05, 2014 07:00 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Another mudguards question
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Another mudguards question

38mm tyre on a front suspension hybrid (spec crosstrail sport disc) needs full length guards, can sms p45 bluemels or thermoplastic be made to fit? Evans say rear only get another set of mtb guards for front, that's 2 full sets as we don't split or buy lone ones. Wheelbase techies say the same but s...
by Tangled Metal
Wed Jun 04, 2014 21:22 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New to road biking please take a look and help me
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: New to road biking please take a look and help me

You'll get used to the bars. I went other way to flat bars recently and it took about 3 rides to suss it out. Miss drops as I believe offer more positions which on long rides it helps to shift hands and weight . I've also got issue with hand I broke and elbow & wrist. Problems so need to rotate ...
by Tangled Metal
Wed Jun 04, 2014 21:14 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New to road biking please take a look and help me
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: New to road biking please take a look and help me

Try higher psi. Thin tyres can take more and need more. I think because less rubber/ air cushion so needs to be harder to provide cushioning or summat like that. Basically I'd run at 100-120 on a thin 23c tyre. I'm 85kg but that won't matter that much I think. Consider getting a wider tyre, think yo...
by Tangled Metal
Mon Jun 02, 2014 22:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Do Everything Bike
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: New Do Everything Bike

That bike frame size doesn't look right to even my inexperienced eye. Looks too small to me. Do you get overlap with the front wheel when you have foot forward while turning wheel? I tried a Ridley Crossbow cx bike where the frame was right size except for this issue. I rode it around the back yard ...
by Tangled Metal
Sun Jun 01, 2014 20:45 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: anyone ridden in bulgaria?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: anyone ridden in bulgaria?

Never but it's a really beautiful country in parts. My better half lived there awhile and I've seen the pictures. She's done a few mtb tours I think and her bike was from there, really light but never heard of the make. The country has a lot of variety in the terrain from reasonably high mountains t...

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