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thebrenthamtaffy

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Jun 2022
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks for the update @Vince. That's a pity, they sounded good on paper and looked good on the bike, but these will almost be a no-no for my non e-assist Douze! I always like to use the SPD side of our pedals for extra Ooomph when loaded, can't be losing anymore watts! :)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @Vince they look great! That's about as snug as you'll want them. Would be interesting to see if you get any spray from them in the wet. Might consider these over the Marathon Plus' as I could run them at a lower pressure for extra comfort without worrying about sidewall damage.

  • in Rider Down
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    @hippy Completely agree!
    @mespilus Worried that a "smooth" campaign would mean the Council would make it even worse!

  • in Rider Down
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    @PhilDAS agree it could be much better, plus these segregated lanes Ealing Council have created are SO bumpy! No potholes as such, but they undulate a huge amount so you get bumped around as you ride. The road is so much smoother. Wonder if it's anything to do with the narrow width/equipment they use to roll/flatten them?
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  • in General
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    Guy on lovely Omnium cargo bike yesterday evening (17:45?) on The Mall waiting at the temporary lights heading West...

  • in Rider Down
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    Here:
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    Went past at 08:30 this morning. The rider flat-out in the cycle lane. Both Police and Ambulance in attendance. Bike had forks cleanly snapped off so assume he’s gone into a car turning in/out of the road?

    The set-back give way markings on Hamilton Road are pretty worn so will speak to council about getting these repainted to make it more obvious to drivers they need to keep the segregated cycle lane clear.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What a beast! Nice fit. Looks like you've got a nice volume of air in that tyre vs. the 1.75. Looked up and the front is just under 200g more than the Marathon Plus which isn't much more for added comfort, durability and reliability. Love the old vernier calipers too! Good luck with the back one. :)

    I'm guessing your tyres are being stressed a lot more than ours with using it for your work? Mostly we have a 28kg child with stuff in it (sometimes x2), but then it does the weekly shop and also we shift loads of other random items about we can get in/on it. It is garaged so out of the sun which I'm sure doesn't do tyres any favours.

    We've yet to have any failures/punctures on our Marathon Plus's in almost 5 years, but I do regularly pull stuff out that's embedded itself into the tread. I did buy a Big Ben for more air cushioning up front, but never fitted as it offers less puncture resistance and the sidewalls didn't feel as resilient as the Plus.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @Vince let me know if they fit the Douze! Sound like they could be tight! :)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @Howard just spotted this today! Looks awesome and no doubt ULEZ exempt!

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