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Ancientflatulence

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  1. I think there is a bit of it out there @Hergest ............. I work on the theory if you like it ...and it causes no harm to you or others ..... do it .. But I saw a thread on an American (I think) cycling forum ..... some innocent asked whether he should wear the straps of his bib shorts over or under his jersey ..... about 5 pages of extremely vitriolic sarcasm followed with about 5 posts actually trying to help by suggesting the pros and cons .......... I felt it was a very poor reflection on the whole forum ........... the Global Cycling Network videos have a fair amount of "this is what a real cyclist wears/does" also ........ but also a huge amount of interesting and informative stuff also so I can't completely boycott it .......
  2. @Grimmie These are the bargain basement cheapies that I got .............. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-Pair-Bicycle-Handlebar-Ends-Aluminum-Alloy-MTB-Mountain-Bike-Handle-Bar-W3H8/274192929330?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=574309049327&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 And this is the purpose designed type ........... https://www.eightyonespices.com.au/product-page/sqlab-411-innerbarends
  3. @Grimmie Though what I am about to tell you will be frowned apon by the cycle fashion "must-look-cool-at-all-costs" police, it has proved to be the solution to hand numbness and tingling for me. I put the Ergon GP1 grips on which helped somewhat but as my rides got longer the problem was still there. I googled bar ends and didn't really like the idea of my hand way out there away from all controls plus I have a mirror sticking out of one side which would have required a rethink. Then I found a couple of designs of bar "ends" that go inboard of the grips. Being some what lousy I was loathe to part with another $60 bucks for another experiment that may not work so I went to Ebay and got a pair of $15 cheapies. Having small hands, I noticed that there was about half an inch of grip on the inner end that I never used so I trimmed that off and the bar "ends" fitted with just a little tweaking of the brake levers and gear shifters. I can apply gentle (but not panic "Oh ****") braking with my pinky and adjacent (what is the right name for that finger) finger and change the rear gears and so retain some control without having to move my hands. I never change the Front gears cos it is so flat where I live. I had found that resting my hands on top of the brake levers when the numbness kicked in did help but I felt I had not enough grip whereas now I have something that I am holding on to and the move back to the main grips is very quick.
  4. YUMMMM ..... I do wish I wasn't on a low carb intake ..............
  5. They are a Black Chrome .............. I like them .... I was worried about the copper tarnishing, that is why I went with these.
  6. Hi ....... what is the plug on the end of the cable, please?
  7. OOOH .... you tempt me. Do you have the original packing???
  8. May I have Norah and the two KD Langs please ..... Posted to 2400 ..... PM me please.
  9. ............. or maybe even better .............
  10. Go @markoolaroo ............. ............ that will be one PM you won't regret .............
  11. Patience is a virtue ....... I have experience of that kind of patience ...................
  12. Found .... (I hope its legit) on Gumtree ..........
  13. This may be of interest too
  14. Quick .... someone respond ....... I just had to sit in a cafe listening to music on horribly unmusical execrable ear buds ......... I was wondering if headphones were overkill and whether I needed HD650's ..... and the answer is ....... YES
  15. Item: Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Price Range: $300ish Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: I am in need of another set of HD650s to replace the ones that some little piece of vermin decided to remove from my car. A pox on their house!!!!!!!!!!! Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
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