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« Reply #2580 on: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 21:38:40 »

Phillips Gilbert riding 60 km with a broken kneecap  Yikes

The picture he tweeted of his swollen leg.

Cyclists are mental arenít they
They boil my freckin piss when they don't use the cycle path on Akers Way.
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« Reply #2581 on: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 12:07:58 »

Fucking lorry drivers, specifically the one who whilst we were on holiday last week was entirely unaware of the width and length of their vehicle and when overtaking me (very closely to start with) then veered across so tightly before he had got past that he crushed my hand between his wagon and my bar end and nearly dragged me under his wagon (all about about 20mph), thankfully (I am a better bike handler than I thought) I managed to keep it upright although I have been left with cuts and bruising to my right hand and a very high heart rate. Sadly I didn't get his details as I was too busy keeping it upright but a nice torrent of abuse about the driver from the following van who checked I was Ok!

Whilst the media and the government are doing a sterling job of dehumanising cyclists at the moment, please remember that they are human beings and someones son/daughter/husband/wife/father/mother and not just collateral damage in the desperate fight to get somewhere 10 seconds quicker....
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« Reply #2582 on: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 12:13:14 »

Fooking hell, that's some scary shit there Horlock. Hope it hasn't dented your confidence too much/given you nighmares.
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« Reply #2583 on: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 12:27:55 »

Fooking hell, that's some scary shit there Horlock. Hope it hasn't dented your confidence too much/given you nighmares.

I'm OK thanks, a bit nervous but managed to get out with a mate on Sunday which helped, really appreciated the effort he made coming up for a ride and natter! 

What with the missus having a big health scare at the start of the month (all OK now), then my mum dying mid month and finally this August was a complete wanker of a shitshow, hopefully the shit happening in 3's is true.
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« Reply #2584 on: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 13:53:21 »

Quickie

After about 500 miles the headset on my new bike seems to have come loose, I have loosened off the stem bolts and then tightened down the top cap bolt as hard as I can and its still rattling, any ideas?
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« Reply #2585 on: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 21:18:56 »

Quickie

After about 500 miles the headset on my new bike seems to have come loose, I have loosened off the stem bolts and then tightened down the top cap bolt as hard as I can and its still rattling, any ideas?
Headset service perhaps?

Couple of videos to watch:



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« Reply #2586 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 09:31:37 »

Headset service perhaps?

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Ta

Had actually watched those and having thought about overnight and taking the advice of the top one I have added an additional spacer on top of the stem which seems to have sorted it!
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« Reply #2587 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:51:36 »

The Velo South 100 has been cancelled due to bad weather. Bit gutted as I've been training  for 6 months.
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« Reply #2588 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:00:05 »

The Velo South 100 has been cancelled due to bad weather. Bit gutted as I've been training  for 6 months.
That is awful, but it's not fun cycling on your own in that wind, sod being in a group being blown around.

These could be fun if you want to use your fitness:
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-le-tricolore-french-sportive/
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/box-hill-original-sportive/
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« Reply #2589 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:04:43 »

That is awful, but it's not fun cycling on your own in that wind, sod being in a group being blown around.

These could be fun if you want to use your fitness:
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-le-tricolore-french-sportive/
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/box-hill-original-sportive/

Friend of mine did the French one and had a good day out!
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« Reply #2590 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:06:18 »

The Velo South 100 has been cancelled due to bad weather. Bit gutted as I've been training  for 6 months.
Good news: Organisers say they are exploring the possibility of postponing the event until a later date and will confirm this by next Wednesday.
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« Reply #2591 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 18:06:45 »

Friend of mine did the French one and had a good day out!
There you go Bewster, problem solved.
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« Reply #2592 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 23:29:00 »

The Velo South 100 has been cancelled due to bad weather. Bit gutted as I've been training  for 6 months.
Must admit that I had considered it, but decided against. Have done Birmingham and Wales. Moved on to the odd audax now.

These closed road things are just a bit too crowded.
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« Reply #2593 on: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 08:48:53 »

These closed road things are just a bit too crowded.
Amen brother
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« Reply #2594 on: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:52:42 »

Does anyone know anything about E Bikes?

Long story short, my Father in Law wants to buy MiL an e bike as she has a longstanding back issue, its going to be an eBay purchase I suspect, now the only thing I do know is that for a lot of older models the main problem is getting spares and especially batteries so is there anything to look out for in terms of buying second hand>

TIA
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