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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Wolfsbane2k » Fri Aug 09, 2019 23:59 pm

Slowbike wrote:One for Wolfsbane - Hampshire has been listed as the worst place to ride with 10% of all injury accidents involving cyclists last year occurred in. ... Hampshire ...
https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/178262 ... -cyclists/

Yet the Police won't do anything about the close passes like loads of the other forces around the country ... ? Are they nuts?


Yep.
And if the figures are right, it's 29% up on last 2017, which was 1 down from 2016 ; from 429 {2017) to 567 (2018) total injuries.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby XBNM » Mon Aug 12, 2019 08:38 am

Came off on a patch of Diesel Friday night not too badly hurt considering at 20mph, swollen knee, finger, bruised hip and scratched/bruised arm.

This morning 1 foot lake puddle and soggy feet resulting, lake created by highways England access ramp that's cut off the natural drainage been in place for 1 year and 4 months with no actual work being undertaken.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby awavey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 21:19 pm

two punishment passes this morning, plus then as Im in the middle of the road, with my right paw signalling as Im about to turn right, I still had a numpty in a car behind me try and overtake, who then skidded to a halt when it finally dawned on them they werent going to make it without having an accident

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby JGSI » Sat Aug 17, 2019 08:40 am

It's enough to make go out now on the bike and suffer Saturday morning idiots.
How can you move into a fully fitted, full managed brand new flat and still find things to circular saw on a Saturday morning????
I think some people are just hard coded to be plain annoying b strds.

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Postby DrLex » Sat Aug 17, 2019 13:24 pm

JGSI wrote:...
How can you move into a fully fitted, full managed brand new flat and still find things to circular saw on a Saturday morning????
...

Chopping up the body of Friday night’s Tinder date to fit down the insinkerator?
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby pangolin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 09:12 am

JGSI wrote:It's enough to make go out now on the bike and suffer Saturday morning idiots.
How can you move into a fully fitted, full managed brand new flat and still find things to circular saw on a Saturday morning????
I think some people are just hard coded to be plain annoying b strds.


Maybe some of their old furniture didn't fit? :)

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Postby TGOTB » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:09 am

JGSI wrote:How can you move into a fully fitted, full managed brand new flat and still find things to circular saw on a Saturday morning????

Installing all the air filtering equipment, growing tables, hydroponics, lighting etc.

Keep a close eye on your electricity bill...
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Postby redvee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 00:17 am

Coach trip to London and as ypou know there isn't a lot of personal space so contact with the guy in the seat next to you is inevitible but the guy next to me also had fragrance issues so all I could smell for 2+ hours was his mild BO. The return journey wasn't much better as the ditance between seats is the bare minimum and I'm 5'11" so I can just sit in the seat and have my knees touching the back of the seat in front whcih was OK till the girl in front of me decided to recline her seatback which laasted for all of ten seconds as I told her my situation and politley asked to put her seat back upright.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Cruff » Wed Aug 21, 2019 09:48 am

Our B chainy last night got overtaken by a Porsche. On a blind bend. Approaching a bridge. Not taxed for 15 months. Footage with license plate clear as a bell and thirty seconds either side of the punishment pass sent to Lancs police - hopefully be getting a visit from them and a nice hefty fine for the lack of tax
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Postby awavey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:28 am

why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

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Postby NitrousOxide » Fri Aug 30, 2019 17:21 pm

Went out for a ride to climb a few cat4 hills including Harvesting Lane and The White Way, only the freewheel on my low dry mileage Hunt Aero Light Discs decides out of nowhere to stop engaging before I've even climbed a single cat4. :(

Got it engaging again, but not consistently, so crawled back home... Just!

We shall try again, hopefully in the morning, on the original Fulcrums.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby condorman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 16:41 pm

awavey wrote:why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

I used to have that problem with my tyre/rim combination on my fixed. The answer is a VAR lever https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/var-tyre-levers/

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby awavey » Mon Sep 02, 2019 23:56 pm

condorman wrote:
awavey wrote:why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

I used to have that problem with my tyre/rim combination on my fixed. The answer is a VAR lever https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/var-tyre-levers/


Ill give that a go, cheers :)

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Postby awavey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 00:23 am

saw another rider heading the opposite way to me, close pass overtaken by a white van delivery driver just as they got to a pedestrian refuge island,she wasnt riding that slowly I thought but more of dutch style cyclist than atypical roadie, and just 5 secs more of patience and the van would have then had plenty of room to overtake safely, but no doubt on a target to drop as many parcels as possible he went for it.

but the way he cut back in on her to make it through the gap... :shock: ...even with the acute angle I was seeing this unfold in front of me not being the best, can only have been inches to spare and she had no real room left to move over as she was kerbside already, so I couldnt see/hear if she was affected or reacted to it, just that she was still upright and pedalling forward after the van passed me, as I was then trying my best to concentrate on my own road hazards.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby KingstonGraham » Tue Sep 03, 2019 09:44 am

condorman wrote:
awavey wrote:why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

I used to have that problem with my tyre/rim combination on my fixed. The answer is a VAR lever https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/var-tyre-levers/


VAR lever - when your first lever decision was wrong, and you want to get the right result and don't mind about it taking ages?
and then the next thing you know

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Wolfsbane2k » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:36 am

Discovered the LBS that I bought/got my replacement bike from has shut down.

Balls.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby awavey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 20:11 pm

KingstonGraham wrote:
condorman wrote:
awavey wrote:why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

I used to have that problem with my tyre/rim combination on my fixed. The answer is a VAR lever https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/var-tyre-levers/


VAR lever - when your first lever decision was wrong, and you want to get the right result and don't mind about it taking ages?


ok is that a recommendation for or against VAR... :?

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby hopkinb » Tue Sep 03, 2019 20:34 pm

awavey wrote:
KingstonGraham wrote:
condorman wrote:
awavey wrote:why are Marathon + tyres such f****rs to get on & off rims, ok its a rhetorical question I know puncture protection, but I broke a tyre lever,my crank brothers speed lever, doing it and must have wrestled with it for at least 30mins trying to shift it, fortunately in the comfort of home as I think Id have just walked home if it had happened on the road.

I used to have that problem with my tyre/rim combination on my fixed. The answer is a VAR lever https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/var-tyre-levers/


VAR lever - when your first lever decision was wrong, and you want to get the right result and don't mind about it taking ages?


ok is that a recommendation for or against VAR... :?


It's a football joke I think.

Get a kool stop tyre bead jack Tie it to your mini pump with an elastic band (very similar size). Stick it in your middle rear jersey pocket. Never struggle with a tyre again.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby DrHaggis » Tue Sep 03, 2019 22:10 pm

Visit from the fairy today on the way back home, right when it started to rain. Fark you very much

Got the chance to try the new minipump, and found out it was tricky to engage with the valve, and would leak (despite the thread) at some angles. Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?

In the end managed to get about 4 bar on a 25c tyre, but couldn't be arsed to pedal hard anymore... so I was overtaken by two swift people without a chance to respond. Darn it. Hadn't been in a proper SCR in ages.

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Postby condorman » Wed Sep 04, 2019 19:31 pm

DrHaggis wrote:Visit from the fairy today on the way back home, right when it started to rain. Fark you very much

Got the chance to try the new minipump, and found out it was tricky to engage with the valve, and would leak (despite the thread) at some angles. Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?

In the end managed to get about 4 bar on a 25c tyre, but couldn't be arsed to pedal hard anymore... so I was overtaken by two swift people without a chance to respond. Darn it. Hadn't been in a proper SCR in ages.

This is what I carry around https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-mini-pump/rp-prod36291 * I have the one with the gauge and have inflated tyres to 110psi without suffering burns or the chuck flying off (the chuck screws on to the valve). Admittedly, I carry it on my rucksack when commuting but use the frame attachment on "best" bike when riding at weekends.
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