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  1. Fear leads to hatred. Why fear of cyclists...

    Fear leads to hatred. Why fear of cyclists though?

    I know before I took up cycling I would dread the sight of a group of cyclists on the road: How to get past them safely? Would they wobble /be...
  2. Thread: Saddle help

    by Cyclingfun
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    I wonder if you have a similar lower back shape...

    I wonder if you have a similar lower back shape to mine - quite strongly concave - and not much flexibility? I'm thinking this might be the reason I'm having so much trouble with a similar area of...
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    I've recently been persuaded to stay cleated when...

    I've recently been persuaded to stay cleated when going up every hill, and have learnt (I think!) how to uncleat and get off at the last moment if my energy runs out before the top. Learning how to...
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    Isn't it fun to have a new bike! All those...

    Isn't it fun to have a new bike! All those lovely anticipatory feelings... but I'm finding after a year of having one, and quarter of a year with the other that I'm still enjoying that buzz every...
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    Aaargh, auto-correct wrote Katerina instead of kajero!

    :confused:It's been fascinating to read the different 'takes' on cycle mileage and goal-setting on this thread - so thanks to all who replied and thanks to Kajero for asking the question! As I'm in...
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    I love Strava too even though I'm not in the...

    I love Strava too even though I'm not in the fitness/competitive league of some of you lasses. Started with my iPhone but same problem already mentioned ref the battery fade-out so now use Garmin...
  7. First Sportive - what should a newbie know before sallying forth?!

    At the end of June I'm going to try out a 33-mile sportive (part of the Virgin Cyclone in Northumberland, UK). This is a first for me and I just wondered if anyone has any wise words on riding out...
  8. You TE'ers are just great! I really appreciate...

    You TE'ers are just great! I really appreciate all the comments made - and am very appreciative of the contribution from you, Indysteel, as I hadn't really understood how steel stands in relation to...
  9. Hi - thanks for your reply. By 'fat tire bike'...

    Hi - thanks for your reply. By 'fat tire bike' do you mean a mountain bike? I've already discount MTBs as being too similar to my hybrid but maybe I've got muddled... is a far tire bike something...
  10. Thanks for adding your thoughts on my query. I...

    Thanks for adding your thoughts on my query. I certainly will go and have a look/try ref. the Charge Filter/Surly options though, as mentioned above, I'm trying to find something as light as is...
  11. Thanks very much for your reply and helpful...

    Thanks very much for your reply and helpful information about the Surly Cross Check... I'll check that out too, though am a bit doubtful about lifting the weight of a steel bike into the boot of my...
  12. Hi Howieduck - my reply at 10.48 was, as you've...

    Hi Howieduck - my reply at 10.48 was, as you've probably realised, addressed to you but I'd forgotten it would just look like a general reply if I didn't include your comment... I'm learning :-)
  13. Thanks so much for your response - It's good to...

    Thanks so much for your response - It's good to hear that the tricross does what I thought it did! And thanks for the extra comment about the tyres. If you can bear to put fingers to keys again,...
  14. I haven't seen it before and it's made my day!...

    I haven't seen it before and it's made my day! Thanks :)
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    It's a pity Mirrycle haven't been able to come up...

    It's a pity Mirrycle haven't been able to come up with a post-2009 option suitable for drops... Luckily I've an older road bike and on that and my flat-bar hybrid the Mirrycles are just the best. I...
  16. As Spring in UK struggles I'm starting to think about getting a winter bike - ideas?

    Hi all -
    Here in the UK we ought to be turning our thoughts to summer, but have hardly had Spring yet! :( Ok, I've decided, I'll do my bit to make the sun come out by starting to think what bike I...
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    Hi lor - I bought a 2nd hand Ruby Comp with 105...

    Hi lor - I bought a 2nd hand Ruby Comp with 105 last November and, with the weather improving, am just beginning to get out more - She's wonderful! I had a professional bike fit session which really...
  18. Hi again, Citycyclegal! That sounds like a good...

    Hi again, Citycyclegal! That sounds like a good idea to take it in stages. Also, I guess it means that, when you do buy the clipless pedals and shoes, you'll already have the non clipless variety to...
  19. I've been away for a while but now back and just...

    I've been away for a while but now back and just want to congratulate you on The Birthday and on the plans for The Bike. I've got a Ruby (Comp) and absolutely love her. I've no knowledge of the...
  20. Mega-thanks

    Since my post of thanks to so many for totally useable great ideas, some more have come in - so warmest thanks to you too. I'm going to try the hand-on-leg method when I next get out but, sadly,...
  21. What wonderful help - Thank you TEers

    Thank you, thank you THANK YOU ALL! All your replies are so generous with experience and creative ideas and it's given me some useful pointers. I think neck flexibility may be part of the problem...
  22. How can I stop myself wobbling when I look round?

    Has anyone any experience/tips to share on how you taught yourself to keep riding in a straight line when you look behind or to right or left? :confused: I ride a road bike with drops and really...
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    So here we are at the end of Feb. I see that back...

    So here we are at the end of Feb. I see that back at the start I dreamt of being 135lbs from a starting point of 147... Well, I haven't quite made it but am now definitely on the way (141lbs this...
  24. Thread: ISM Adamo?

    by Cyclingfun
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    ISM Adamo?

    In the quest for the right saddle for me, I'm trying an Adamo - Has anyone else tried one of these? I'm finding the relief from pressure on my soft tissue is a great step forward but it's taking a...
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    From 147 to 144 so am pleased with this :) Did...

    From 147 to 144 so am pleased with this :) Did it by tracking and no wine plus a little exercise (twice out on my hybrid last week) and a couple of walks. As it included two occasions when we went...
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