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by Cheeseface22
Tue Aug 20, 2019 20:30 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Child seat or trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Child seat or trailer?

It's not for right now, as our little one is only 4 months old, but we want to understand the pros / cons of child seat and trailer. As far as I understand: Seat - pros: cheaper and more design options, easy to install, doesn't take up storage space. Seat - cons: throws your balance? Trailer - pros:...
by Cheeseface22
Tue Aug 20, 2019 20:14 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: I have never been able to add a signature
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: I have never been able to add a signature

I also wondered this. I came to conclusion that signature option was once available in the old days (those with signatures seem to have registered long long time ago) and is no longer available... Next time you see a comment with signature, note the user's registered year... Or those with signature ...
by Cheeseface22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 00:34 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Cheap Fixie Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2473

Re: Cheap Fixie Frame

Could get an older frame from 80s or early 90s Peugeot or something like that. They usually have horizontal drop outs and pretty tatty / cheap for a plaything. The hipster community seem to think old Peugeots are decent; no idea why, the cheap ones were made of gas pipe, same as all cheapies in tha...
by Cheeseface22
Wed Aug 14, 2019 06:33 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Cheap Fixie Frame
Replies: 20
Views: 2473

Re: Cheap Fixie Frame

Could get an older frame from 80s or early 90s Peugeot or something like that. They usually have horizonal drop outs and pretty tatty / cheap for a plaything.
by Cheeseface22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 19:27 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed
Replies: 35
Views: 2617

Re: Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed

If spinning up a hill is ultimately faster (look at the pros) then it's unclear to me how training the muscles you need to grind up them is going to help. The "single speed for training" concept is one that just won't go away isn't it? Like the after taste from a kebab. Oh dear. I'm sorry...
by Cheeseface22
Mon Jul 22, 2019 21:26 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed
Replies: 35
Views: 2617

Re: Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed

Remove all cars and...

WE ALL CYCLE FASTER
by Cheeseface22
Sat Jul 20, 2019 09:38 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed
Replies: 35
Views: 2617

Want to go faster uphill? Ride single speed

I'm a cheapskate. I can't afford plush £££ road bike nor have the time for constant maintenance. I'm on 80s road bike converted to SS (48x17, 74.6 GI) with 25c Marathon+. I never wear lycra; I'm on running top and baggy cargo shorts with 25L backpack with all sorts of stuff. Heavy slog ghetto commut...
by Cheeseface22
Tue Jul 02, 2019 20:07 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3469

Re: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

Drying microfibre towel at home makes sense. I always dried towel at work so I just got stuck in that mentality. So my best options are: a) grab a hospital towel as I get in and poletely return it to laundry bin b) but 2x quick dry towels, swap at home Either would work nicely. Thanks every one. PS....
by Cheeseface22
Fri Jun 28, 2019 20:23 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3469

Re: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

Cycle slow? I agree in shorter distance, but not for my circumstance unfortunately. I sweat easily when I exercise. Plus I am a bit of a LAW-ABIDING “red line” commuter (I can't help but compete against my lazy self) on a SS. I ranged between average of 14-18mph on my old 14 mile commute. That usual...
by Cheeseface22
Fri Jun 28, 2019 14:14 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3469

Re: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

When I worked in hospitals I had the same dilemma. The answer was to use the entrance through A&E, borrowing a hospital towel from the laundry cupboard on my way in, Shower / Dry - towel into laundry bucket and got on with my day. Rinse and repeat the following day. That's cunning! Though I nee...
by Cheeseface22
Fri Jun 28, 2019 05:10 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3469

Re: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

Thanks everyone. Letting the towel hang to dry outside the locker, shower, or curtain rail is not an option for me, as these places are accessible to other members of staff (I have no idea how many actually use) and would be causing inconvienience. Also very likely that someone will help themselves ...
by Cheeseface22
Thu Jun 27, 2019 19:56 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3469

Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

Bit of a wierd one, but I'm sure fellow commuter has some clever hacks! So a new work place for a while will be in a hospital. Padlocked bike shed. Great. ID card access changing room with showers and lockers. Great. But The locker is small (1/2 hieght locker, hip height). Not ventilated. My office ...
by Cheeseface22
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - Dangerous?
Replies: 15
Views: 3068

Re: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - Dangerous?

I've been on Marathon Plus 25c for approx 1500miles and never ever had grip issues. Nor puncture. You might need to finetune your riding if your "old" tyres had square profile. I remember I had to finetune my balance and anticipation when I changed a tyre from 32c to 25c. A week of riding ...
by Cheeseface22
Fri Jun 14, 2019 14:42 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Best Value for Money D-Lock / Chain?
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: Best Value for Money D-Lock / Chain?

Thanks very much.

Being familiar with Onguard product, it makes sense.
by Cheeseface22
Wed Jun 12, 2019 18:04 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Fairy resistant commuter tyres - do I need 28's really?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Fairy resistant commuter tyres - do I need 28's really?

I'm a Marathon+ convert. on 25C and 1,500miles of hassle free commute already since I changed (6 months in). And I confidently ride over anything on the road. Somebody here posted a while ago about Wiggle's (or the usual online bike store) own Marathon+ equivalent for fraction of price. I forgot exa...
by Cheeseface22
Wed Jun 12, 2019 18:00 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Best Value for Money D-Lock / Chain?
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Best Value for Money D-Lock / Chain?

So I'm starting a new job and I don't have the option for bringing the bike into the office. I was able to take in my bike into my own office and I never carried a lock as a result, but not with the new job unfortunately. I have OnGuard Pitbull with the cable which I want to keep at home for local e...
by Cheeseface22
Wed Jun 12, 2019 17:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: 21 mile one way commute
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: 21 mile one way commute

21miles?!

What's that in total travel time?

That's around 1.5hr journey at ave. speed of 14mph... 3hrs commute everyday?!
by Cheeseface22
Sat Jun 08, 2019 16:09 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Bike facility and shower at Basingstoke Hospital?
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Bike facility and shower at Basingstoke Hospital?

Thanks both, very helpful comments. Hospital website states that there are "bike facilites" but nothing more (just has a "tick" next to bike facilities listed amongst other things like "disability access," "cafe," etc...). I'm going to get more info form the c...
by Cheeseface22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Bike facility and shower at Basingstoke Hospital?
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Bike facility and shower at Basingstoke Hospital?

A very specific and potentially an "insider" informaiton request. Is there a good bike shed and shower facility at Basingstoke Hospital? I'm prospectively booked into working at the hospital for 6 weeks from July. Driving at rush hour in/out of Basingstoke sounds stressful and they're not ...
by Cheeseface22
Sat May 25, 2019 08:07 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Single Speed Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Single Speed Wheels

Questions on your rear wheel and the drop out: Is it "freewheel" or "freehub" wheel? If freehub (I'm assuming as you specifically said "cassette"), then as above, just get few spacers, the cog and adjust the chain line. If freewheel thread, then it's much more complicat...

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