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bio website onestop.co.uk
location United Kingdom
age 45
visits member for 4 years
seen Jun 12 at 21:12

Cycle commuter and occasional tourist for over 20 years. Bought a sub-10kg road bike in Spring 2011 and greatly enjoying it - can't believe how much difference a few kilos makes.


Sep
26
comment How can I avoid getting chain grease on my trouser leg
Could you clarify what it is about riding fixed-gear that is leading to stained jeans?
Sep
20
comment Is it Shimaro or Shimanno?
Your friend is misinformed; the best bike parts are Campagnolo.
Aug
15
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
Agreed, though it's considerably more expensive. And less portable.
Jul
12
comment Sun protection while touring
How did you use the buff to protect you from swear? Did you stick it in your ears? (sorry i tried to fix the typo but apparently i'm not allowed to make an edit of less than 6 characters, which seems pretty daft to me)
Jul
10
comment Why are there no team breakaways in road racing?
@wdypdx22 Ok, but neither am I wondering why there isn't a team breakaway every day. Just why there isn't sometimes, in particular on a flat stage in the first week that will be followed by another flat stage. Feel free to pontificate further now you're back from wherever you had to go ;-)
Jul
10
comment Why are there no team breakaways in road racing?
@zenbike You're the one who said "The GC advantage of a team that succeeded in such a maneuver would be all but impossible for other teams to recover from", so how would it ruin the chances of a GC contender?
Jul
10
comment How to clean consumable metallic parts cheaply while touring?
3rd edition (1990) of Richard's New Bicycle Book recommended kerosene (or paraffin as we call it in the UK), although with reservations as "it contains water". Richard is surely talking nonsense about that though - kerosene is immiscible with water, so how can it 'contain' it? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene#Properties
Jul
10
comment Why are there no team breakaways in road racing?
Agree a team breakaway in the mountains would make no sense. But not every flat stage has a mountain stage the next day, e.g. in the first week of the TdF.
Jul
10
comment Why are there no team breakaways in road racing?
@wdypdx22 i take your point, but the Tour de France doesn't enter the mountains in the first week. This year there were 4 non-time-trial stages (3-6) with no mountain stage (or time trials) that day or the next.
Feb
19
comment Map during touring?
Pantry-attached??