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by Graeme_S
Tue Sep 03, 2019 09:21 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike

Thanks for the tips on the skewer, I'll keep an eye on it. Ordered it today. The boy was very excited about it when we discussed it last night. First (half)-day at school today, which he's a little bit anxious about, so the idea of being picked up on the FollowMe 2 days a week from next week has tak...
by Graeme_S
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike

Thanks guys It'll only be a further 2.5 to 3 miles to work. My current commute is about 5.5 miles each way and the school is roughly halfway between work and home (I actually cycle past the gate on the way home already). There's also a very large park with tarmac paths immediately opposite the schoo...
by Graeme_S
Mon Sep 02, 2019 09:47 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Best way to transport 4 y/o 3 miles home by bike

My son starts school this week, and from next week I'll be collecting him from school 2 days a week. We only have the one car, and I cycle to work and back every day. I've used a bike seat with him before, but I think the buckle on our current one is knackered, and he's getting towards outgrowing it...
by Graeme_S
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: GXP alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: GXP alternative

I bought a fixie from my LBS years ago (the owner had built it up himself and then decided to sell it rather than keep it - we were about the same size, so it was a good buy for me). The BB went in less than a year, which I was a bit unimpressed with. The next BB lasted thousands of miles (maybe 7k ...
by Graeme_S
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Gravel tyre selection
Replies: 16
Views: 1123

Re: Gravel tyre selection

NitrousOxide wrote:PX were offering the choice of 50mm Schwalbe Century at one point, I just presumed it was an error.

Yeah, you're probably right.
by Graeme_S
Tue Jul 02, 2019 08:57 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Gravel tyre selection
Replies: 16
Views: 1123

Re: Gravel tyre selection

As others have said, the London Road definitely has more clearance than 37C. I'm running 38C slicks and full mudguards on mine. There's acres of room under the guards as well. I did see someone claim that PX were selling it with 50C slicks at one point!
by Graeme_S
Tue Jul 02, 2019 08:52 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: GXP alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: GXP alternative

I've only had one, had it in for 5 years in my winter bike and it's still going strong, super smooth. Must be over 10k miles at least I would have thought. I must have got super lucky with mine. My friendly LBS mechanic reckoned the GXP bottom brackets suffered from really variable quality control....
by Graeme_S
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Chris Froome
Replies: 323
Views: 25093

Re: Chris Froome

Rick Chasey wrote:Who was the '07 favourite?

Wikipedia claims Vino - which sounds plausible
by Graeme_S
Tue May 14, 2019 21:47 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: landa calls Simon Yates a "F****ng idiot
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: landa calls Simon Yates a "F****ng idiot

I thought Yates sounded uncharacteristically chilled out when he was interviewed on The Cycling Podcast and said he didn’t know whose fault the crash was, but that didn’t really matter!
by Graeme_S
Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Marathon runners called fat and slow.
Replies: 133
Views: 5392

Re: Marathon runners called fat and slow.

Yes, but it's a running event... if you can't run at least half of it and walk the rest (which probably puts you in the 5 hour + bracket), I don't understand why you want to do that, rather than a walking challenge. It seems to me people suffer of FOMO they are scared of missing out on a big social...
by Graeme_S
Thu May 02, 2019 08:51 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Marathon runners called fat and slow.
Replies: 133
Views: 5392

Re: Marathon runners called fat and slow.

If you do something as hard as you're physically able for 2 hours 28 minutes, and someone else (who's less fit and physically able) does something as hard as they're physically able for 7 hours and 30 minutes, then who's had the harder day out? If people are challenging themselves and getting out an...
by Graeme_S
Thu Apr 25, 2019 18:52 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: (e?)Bike for a short commute
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: (e?)Bike for a short commute

I have 2 colleagues who’ve bought ebikes in the last year. Both with 10-12 mile commutes. One of them is an experienced cyclist who ended up driving to work most of the time as he didn’t have time to get into work on a bike with the school run. The ebike has shaved enough time off his hilly route to...
by Graeme_S
Thu Apr 25, 2019 14:12 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: (e?)Bike for a short commute
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Re: (e?)Bike for a short commute

cougie wrote:Walk. It's a 30 minute stroll.

That was my first thought as well
by Graeme_S
Tue Apr 23, 2019 13:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Ardennes Classics 2019 *Spoilers*
Replies: 207
Views: 9561

Re: Ardennes Classics 2019 *Spoilers*

As a couple of others have mentioned, to me the best bit was seeing him ignore the "rules" about when to work and when not to and win anyway. In almost all other circumstances the group he was in would not have chased down the leading duo because they'd have all been looking at each other ...
by Graeme_S
Sun Apr 21, 2019 22:21 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Ardennes Classics 2019 *Spoilers*
Replies: 207
Views: 9561

Re: Ardennes Classics 2019 *Spoilers*

I just watched the last 10km again. Shortly before 7km it looks like Alaphilippe takes out his ear piece... which he probably regrets now.
by Graeme_S
Sun Apr 14, 2019 15:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: **Paris - Roubaix 2019** **Spoiler Thread**
Replies: 465
Views: 11833

Re: **Paris - Roubaix 2019** **Spoiler Thread**

SVM giving it everything to beat a completely disinterested Sagan for 4th!
by Graeme_S
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38303
Views: 711225

Re: BREXIT - TM Has Now Ensured We're Unlikely to Leave

Quick question though. If we leave with no deal, what do you think will happen straight after we leave? A negotiation about a trade deal. The EU have said if we leave with no deal, they won't discuss a trade deal with us until we've resolved the NI border, settled our outstanding bill and resolved ...
by Graeme_S
Mon Apr 01, 2019 13:53 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Any good cycling books (biography, cycling history)
Replies: 54
Views: 3737

Re: Any good cycling books (biography, cycling history)

I'll echo everything Ugo's said about The Hour. I've even leant it to a couple of people who weren't cycling fans who thoroughly enjoyed it.
by Graeme_S
Mon Mar 25, 2019 14:01 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Milan San Remo - Sat 23rd March 19 *possible spoilers
Replies: 97
Views: 3158

Re: Milan San Remo - Sat 23rd March 19 *possible spoilers

https://cyclocosm.com/2019/03/how-the-r ... remo-2019/

Cosmo's back :)

He does a good job of highlighting what an armchair ride DQS gave to Alaphilippe - and what a total mess Sagan made of the final 1km!
by Graeme_S
Mon Mar 25, 2019 13:50 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Anyone successfully contested a parking ticket?
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: Anyone successfully contested a parking ticket?

My wife and I parked in a carpark in Belfast a few years ago, paid via phone/an app, and when we returned to the car we had a parking ticket. Turned out when my wife had registered for the parking service (on a previous occasion) the speech-to-text system they were using had misheard her reading out...

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