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by Alitogata
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Anyone know of any non-padded shorts?
Replies: 18
Views: 16415

Re: Anyone know of any non-padded shorts?

Another vote for no padding! I find the pads just chafe and generally annoy me. I can spend 8 hours on a day ride and have no problem unpadded, and it's not a soppy gel saddle either. Periodically, I'll push myself onto the very back of the saddle just to relieve pressures forward and make sure the...
by Alitogata
Sat Sep 07, 2013 17:35 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: To 650b, or not to 650b?
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: To 650b, or not to 650b?

With my impending 40th birthday on the way, my good lady wife has agreed to me getting my 'forever' bike. I currently ride a 2007 Yeti 575, which is fantastic but I yearn for something newer and in the pursuit of the perfect bike I test-rode an SB66 a short while back - awesome machine, fantastic f...
by Alitogata
Sun Sep 01, 2013 18:28 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Do serious riders use Bromptons?
Replies: 28
Views: 4844

Re: Do serious riders use Bromptons?

If you like the bike it is just fine to use it. And Bromptons are not awful to ride at all. In fact they are one of the most convenient and nice to ride bikes. But I really don't get why don't you want to wear your suit for riding your Enigma steel bike to your work, unless of course there is not a ...
by Alitogata
Sun Sep 01, 2013 01:21 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Urbanist - Cycling underwear for the ladies
Replies: 25
Views: 2345

Re: Urbanist - Cycling underwear for the ladies

Will the price that they ask for these panties be the final resale price? If so these panties are so ridiculously expensive that it would be better for a woman to wear a lycra cycling short under her every day clothes than buy those. As for the " discreetly fit under your clothing" I doubt...
by Alitogata
Sun Sep 01, 2013 00:58 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Ladies shopping style bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Ladies shopping style bike?

I agree with the ....floors above. :) Whatever she likes the most she will ride most. Check Raleigh Denmark and let her choose one of their models, which are made specially for Denmark market. I'm sure that she will find something that will like, and most important whatever you'll buy from there it ...
by Alitogata
Sun Sep 01, 2013 00:47 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon
Replies: 53
Views: 4525

Re: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon

I'm thinking that many of the cases that you've heard about are people chiming in with scratches on their new carbon frames, bars, whatever, and wondering if they should throw them away. Many, many of the posts on BR are from people who see a simple scratch, on carbon, as a death sentence crack for...
by Alitogata
Sat Aug 31, 2013 17:30 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!
Replies: 32
Views: 2219

Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

I had a pigeon bounce off my spokes... yeah not the brightest animals, I'm steaming down the road and it takes off but into my front wheel rather than away from it... luckily it bounced off rather than get caught inside. On the subject of deers though, I reckon this must have happened more than onc...
by Alitogata
Sat Aug 31, 2013 17:16 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!
Replies: 32
Views: 2219

Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me.. Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have neve...
by Alitogata
Sat Aug 31, 2013 17:09 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!
Replies: 32
Views: 2219

Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me.. Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have neve...
by Alitogata
Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:18 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!
Replies: 32
Views: 2219

Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me.. Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have never...
by Alitogata
Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:06 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixie or Singlespeed?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Fixie or Singlespeed?

If you have two brakes is not necessary to use clips or attach your feet to the pedals. This is needed in order to be able to skid. But don't use them until you know how to handle the bike properly and then go for toe clips and not clipless, like the double sided Shimanos you have.
by Alitogata
Wed Aug 28, 2013 22:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Shimano 105 - What does it mean?
Replies: 25
Views: 8298

Re: Shimano 105 - What does it mean?

diamonddog wrote:105 - is it the full groupset price if bought from chinese supplier on flea bay? :wink:


In which currency.?? :lol: Yuan or something else?
by Alitogata
Wed Aug 28, 2013 22:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon
Replies: 53
Views: 4525

Re: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon

Now I'm thinking hard about replacing the SLC2's with alloy bars as well. If I post a picture of a broken ALLOY bar, then what would you buy? Your broken / cracked bar proves absolutely nothing about carbon bars except that you happen to own a broken one. :wink: I have heard more cases about broken...
by Alitogata
Tue Aug 27, 2013 22:47 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Rapha bib shorts are they worth £150
Replies: 23
Views: 1632

Re: Rapha bib shorts are they worth £150

I have Rapha and are really good. But I think that they are overpriced even for the very good quality that indeed have. Mine were a gift.
by Alitogata
Tue Aug 27, 2013 22:41 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Smoking drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1448

Re: Smoking drivers

I was sitting at the lights on my motorbike when some ars* in a repmobile launched his fag out the window and it landed between my legs, I launched it straight back ober his shoulder and into his back seat which was covered in bits of paper and other crap, I don't think he noticed as he drove happi...
by Alitogata
Tue Aug 27, 2013 22:39 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Smoking drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1448

Re: Smoking drivers

Frustrating when they throw their cigarette buts out the window instead of using the ashtray in the car. More frustrating when they hold their cigarette out of the window and can burn you while you pass between car lanes. The other day while I was riding I saw someone holding his cigarette this way...
by Alitogata
Tue Aug 27, 2013 22:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Unfit, 12-27 or stick with 12-25?
Replies: 25
Views: 1341

Re: Unfit, 12-27 or stick with 12-25?

And which rule is this? The one that says that you have to struggle to get back home? Or perhaps getting back home on foot..
Change to a 12-27 and don't bother about any imaginary rules. There are no rules. Only what make us cycling happier. :)
by Alitogata
Mon Aug 26, 2013 22:46 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Bike U lock
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: Bike U lock

Are we talking about this D lock? I mean for the same model? http://www.kryptonitelock.com/Pages/ProductInformation.aspx?PNumber=997986 Because we tried to cut it and it took us one hour and four different tools. As I said above Pinheads is not something that locks the whole bike and of course is no...
by Alitogata
Mon Aug 26, 2013 19:05 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon
Replies: 53
Views: 4525

Re: A chastening reminder of the risks of carbon

Alu. bars break without warning too - there was that case a couple of years back when a guy riding on a new bike suffered a bad head injury after his handlebars failed (he sued and won as the bike was new). Something to do with stress raisers around the clamp point; I've heard it recommended (?) th...

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