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by DrHaggis
Wed Aug 21, 2019 07:43 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Problems with Rear Mechs
Replies: 152
Views: 22361

Re: Problems with Rear Mechs

...and then there is Tiagra 4700.

Does that one have the 11-speed geometry or the 10-speed one?
by DrHaggis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 09:37 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - Out of EU on 31st Oct - General Election on 1st November. This will be interesting.

Surrey Commuter wrote:Think how big a number you could write on bus if you promised to get rid of NI and Scotland.


Pretty sure Stevo worked that one out on his free time a while back, just for fun.
by DrHaggis
Sun Aug 04, 2019 18:59 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278052

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

I'm totally the opposite: 90-95 rpm, with 80 and under feeling positively grindy. Makes the 52-36 I ride while on the basque country a pain in the ass, with my paltry ~3 W/kg. The numbers are not comforting: I'd pretty much need 4 W/kg to ride as comfortably as on 50-34 w/ 11-32 cassette on those hi...
by DrHaggis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 16:22 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***
Replies: 46
Views: 2364

Re: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***

I wouldn't have put a penny, let alone a fiver, on Evenepoel seeing where he jumped, and when he did it, and after being at the tail of the bunch in the previous climb. Made Skujins blow up like a balloon. Very impressive. Regardless, Murgil bide + 15 km + Murgil bide again totally kill the race. I ...
by DrHaggis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 15:02 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***
Replies: 46
Views: 2364

Re: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***

I shouldn't have bothered... (even if my numbers for the climbs differ from Flamme Rouge's) I am sorry. If you look, I posted 2 minutes after you and obviously the post took longer than 2 minutes to put together. Oh, don't worry, I know! It was all meant in good spirit! I also started adding links ...
by DrHaggis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 14:56 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***
Replies: 46
Views: 2364

Re: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***

I shouldn't have bothered... (even if my numbers for the climbs differ from Flamme Rouge's)
by DrHaggis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 14:48 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***
Replies: 46
Views: 2364

Re: Spoiler ***Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian***

What does the race profile and route look like? As per the PTP page, click here to see the profile . Having cycled it all (in different goes), the route's pretty much a reflection of local cycling in the basque country: nowhere flat, no really long climbs, big total ascent. There are minor changes ...
by DrHaggis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 07:23 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: PTP 2019: 39th Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian - Sat 03/08
Replies: 30
Views: 1403

Re: PTP 2019: 39th Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian - Sat 03/08

The route's changed for this year and, other than the final muur, which I've done only downhill, I've cycled all of it. There's no longer a circuit to climb Jaizkibel twice (Yay!), which instead is linked to combine clockwise with Erlaitz (YAY!). This combination is a very popular local route in eit...
by DrHaggis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - The Beginning of a New Golden Age.

The UK-wide backstop, yes. But the original, NI only, version? Could you share a link? Was widely reported the case in Europe eg here: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/the-backstop-was-a-british-proposal-not-one-tabled-by-ireland-or-the-eu-1.3761566 I think this was the original UK propo...
by DrHaggis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 09:33 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - The Beginning of a New Golden Age.

Yes, of course. Unlike others, the EU won't say no to something they proposed in the first place.
by DrHaggis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - The Beginning of a New Golden Age.

Westminster sounds like a petulant child. "Why won't you give me what I want?" "What do you want?" "I don't know, but give it to me. Now!" Actually, it's more like: EU: What if, after transition period, we give NI access to the SM while we sort out the border? HMG: No!...
by DrHaggis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 07:34 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 122459

Re: Teaching them to ride

It depends on how tall he is. At 18 months, he may be able to "scoot" on a small balance bike. The smallest pedal bikes have 14" wheels, and a proportional inside leg length requirement. I've seen very few kids under 3 cycling properly (w/o stabilisers), but it's doable. Following my ...
by DrHaggis
Wed Jul 31, 2019 16:20 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - The Beginning of a New Golden Age.

Westminster sounds like a petulant child. "Why won't you give me what I want?" "What do you want?" "I don't know, but give it to me. Now!" Actually, it's more like: EU: What if, after transition period, we give NI access to the SM while we sort out the border? HMG: No!...
by DrHaggis
Wed Jul 31, 2019 16:14 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handlebar recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Handlebar recommendations

As stated above, I got the FSA Omega. Quite happy with the shape, and happy with the slighly narrower top width too. Didn't change the stem, though, as it was fine. It's running the stock 100mm Giant Connect. Wrapped it in 2.5mm dark blue lizardskins, to match the frame in proper Velominati style.
by DrHaggis
Fri Jul 26, 2019 18:00 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - The Beginning of a New Golden Age.

He will do anything to avoid the tag of shortest term PM Referendum it is then..... Anyway, shouldn't be necessary. We will get a deal - from the mouth of the verbal diarrhoea machine himself “I would prefer us to leave the EU with a deal,” he said. “I would much prefer it. I believe that it is pos...
by DrHaggis
Tue Jul 23, 2019 21:27 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17374
Views: 1104269

Re: Your rants here.

At rush hour, it is not uncommon for cars to jump the traffic light from Chester Street into Palmerston Place ( link ) when it turns red. I've even seen up to two cars jump it. I'd say 50-75% of the cars speed "casually" (up to 10mph over the limit) but, of course, there is no clear tell f...
by DrHaggis
Tue Jul 23, 2019 18:38 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278052

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

I went for the plastic surgery: Giro Cinder MIPS in silver/white https://di.shotfarm.com/img/12048?src=giro-cinder-mips-road-helmet-matte-white-silver-hero.jpg&fmt=jpg&sqr=700 Given the Roka voucher from Strava, I feel very tempted to bite the bullet and finally get some sunglasses.
by DrHaggis
Tue Jul 23, 2019 15:53 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Saturday 19th Oct. Will the vote be as tight as an ants chuffy?
Replies: 38589
Views: 722641

Re: BREXIT - Meh.

darkhairedlord wrote:Johnson could take us out with no deal before the 31st October. He could do it tomorrow, before his hands are tied (assuming he is pm).


How? How can the exit date be changed unilaterally by him?
by DrHaggis
Tue Jul 23, 2019 08:41 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?

OK, I've gone ahead and bought a Cinder MIPS in white/silver. I had a last bout of temptation for a Bell Stratus MIPS, but was somewhat unconvinced by the straps (and how these look on GCN people...). Will see how it works.
by DrHaggis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 20:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?

Thank you! I'm honestly not that concerned about the weight. 300g is the weight of the Spesh Echelon II I commute on, and it's OK. I'm also about 80W short of what I should be able to do :-(

Regardless, do you find the sponges effective in absorbing or displacing the sweat sideways?

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