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  1. A new road bike, that is, for Nathan.

    Got him a Peugeot G400 which is remarkably light, and fitted with Campag Mirage & Veloce and at a
    very reasonable price. He chose it and it's a quite nice bike
    - shades of grey & blue with a blue saddle. The funny bit is we've got Look pedals to put on it.
    That should be fun for a while. Any bets on how many times he forgets to unclip??

    He may just be riding it this Wednesday night :)

    Cheers, helen s (thinking the expense could have been a lot worse)

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  2. Danny Colyer

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    "WideboyThin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Any opinions on Dawes Audax 02 or 03. 02 looks good value at the moment
    >
    > I bought the 02 at the end of last year when Evans cut the price to £600 from £800 and am quite
    > pleased. I only had an old Kona MTB, so the intention was for the Dawes Audax to be a road bike
    > which could also be
    used
    > for occasional touring. So far it's only been used for road training and it's a little heavy and
    > low spec components for the "full" price, but is still a joy to ride. The tyres are not very good
    > though (Schwalbe Blizzards) and puncture a
    hell
    > of a lot (rear tyre went 4 times in 3 weeks), but since I've changed to Conti Duraskins I've not
    > had a puncture yet (several months).
    >
    > Hope this helps
    >
    > WBT
    >
    >

    I have the dawes audax - I *think* it's the 01 - and it's lovely to ride, now I'm getting past the
    problems of it not quite fitting me (top tube too long, seat to bb fine) ;-) I wanted something
    lighter than a normal tourer (have to shoulder it up a flight of stairs each time) but with
    mudguards/pannier brazeons) and this was the best value I found for the spec. A comparable (Might
    have been one of the orbits) was around 2-300 quid more expensive.

    Velvet
     
  3. Alex Graham

    Alex Graham Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter wrote:
    > A new road bike, that is, for Nathan.
    >
    > Got him a Peugeot G400 which is remarkably light, and fitted with Campag Mirage & Veloce and at a
    > very reasonable price. He chose it and it's a quite nice bike
    > - shades of grey & blue with a blue saddle. The funny bit is we've got Look pedals to put on it.
    > That should be fun for a while. Any bets on how many times he forgets to unclip??

    hehe - now he'll have to walk like a duck. One the one occasion I used LOOKs I found walking much
    more dangerous than forgetting to unclip. (that may have been as they were on a turbo trainer :)

    Carbon forks eh? Blimey.

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  4. Tony Raven

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    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > So far he's now really starting to enjoy his cycling and is chuffed to ribbons with his new bike,
    > especially since he's been promised carbon forks for it ;-)
    >

    How old is he? How long before he thinks anything his parents are interested in is automatically
    embarassing and stupid ;-)

    Tony

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  5. Russell

    Russell Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > A new road bike, that is, for Nathan.
    >
    > Got him a Peugeot G400 which is remarkably light, and fitted with Campag
    Mirage
    > & Veloce and at a very reasonable price. He chose it and it's a quite nice
    bike
    > - shades of grey & blue with a blue saddle. The funny bit is we've got
    Look
    > pedals to put on it. That should be fun for a while. Any bets on how many
    times
    > he forgets to unclip??
    >

    Tell him to make sure if he unclips his left foot while waiting to turn right, to lean to the left
    a little more than usual. There's nothing worse than over balancing into oncoming traffic while
    the right foot is still clicked in! I did it once but fortunately there was a stationary car to
    fall onto.

    Russell
     
  6. >Tell him to make sure if he unclips his left foot while waiting to turn right, to lean to the left
    >a little more than usual. There's nothing worse than over balancing into oncoming traffic while
    >the right foot is still clicked in! I did it once but fortunately there was a stationary car to
    >fall onto.
    >
    >Russell

    I was thinking about this today. I *have* to unclip my right foot first, no matter what, or I simply
    fall over. I *have* to have my right foot on the ground before I can unclip my left foot.

    But I am strange ;-)

    Cheers, helen s

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  7. Andymorris

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    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter wrote:
    >
    > I was thinking about this today. I *have* to unclip my right foot first, no matter what, or I
    > simply fall over. I *have* to have my right foot on the ground before I can unclip my left foot.
    >
    > But I am strange ;-)
    >

    Me too, it just feels wrong to be stopped with my right foot clicked in.
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  8. James Hodson

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    On 25 Apr 2003 21:43:07 GMT, [email protected] (wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter) wrote:

    >I was thinking about this today. I *have* to unclip my right foot first, no matter what, or I
    >simply fall over. I *have* to have my right foot on the ground before I can unclip my left foot.
    >
    >But I am strange ;-)
    >

    Well, yes. But it could well be that you're left handed. I never unclip my left foot first unless
    it's one of those ARRGGHHH moments; I tend to unclip both feet ASAP in those situations.

    In my pre-toe-straps and pre-clipped days I always removed my right foot from the pedal before I
    took off my left foot (yes, I know what I've just typed).

    James

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  9. Dave

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    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >Well, yes. But it could well be that you're left handed.
    >
    > No, I'm not left handed, nor ambidexterous.
    >
    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    >
    You might be naturally , Helen, but had it trained out of you as a child....sorry, just realised
    that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd stopped forcing right
    handedness. Often wonder what effect this had on people that did suffer it though.... Dave.
     
  10. David Hansen

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    On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:02:40 +0100 someone who may be "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >just realised that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd stopped
    >forcing right handedness.

    Helen will like you for that one I'm sure. I went to college with someone in the early 1980s who had
    his left arm strapped to his body in the 1970s in order to force him to use his right hand. As child
    abuse goes such a thing is relatively mild, but it still makes me shudder to think of.

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  11. In news:[email protected], Dave <[email protected]> typed:
    > You might be naturally , Helen, but had it trained out of you as a child....sorry, just realised
    > that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd stopped forcing right
    > handedness.

    I was forced to learn to write with my left hand. Well, there wasn't any forcing involved, but
    that's what I was taught, & my handwriting was a source of castigation throughout my schooldays. I
    normally started using things like tennis rackets and mice with my left hand and then realised it
    was more comfortable with my right hand, and now the only thing I use my left hand for at all
    comfortably is writing, so I'm pretty certain I was taught wrong.

    A
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Guest

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >You might be naturally , Helen, but had it trained out of you as a child....
    >
    > I think I might have remembered that - as one of my best friends as a
    child was
    > a left-handed lady. :)
    >
    >
    > >sorry, just realised that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd
    > >stopped forcing right handedness.
    >
    > Ah... the stone age :)
    >
    Shirley Knot ?....

    > Cheers, helen s
    >
    >
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  13. Dave

    Dave Guest

    "David Hansen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:02:40 +0100 someone who may be "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote this:-
    >
    > >just realised that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd
    > >stopped forcing right handedness.
    >
    > Helen will like you for that one I'm sure.

    Subtlety <s?> was never my strong point ;-)

    >I went to college with someone in the early 1980s who had his left arm
    strapped to his body
    > in the 1970s in order to force him to use his right hand. As child abuse goes such a thing is
    > relatively mild, but it still makes me shudder to think of.
    >
    yup, that's the sort of era I'm thinking of... :-(
    >

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    Please explain (been wondering long enough now....)
     
  14. James Hodson

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    On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:02:40 +0100, "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You might be naturally , Helen, but had it trained out of you as a child....sorry, just realised
    >that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd stopped forcing right
    >handedness. Often wonder what effect this had on people that did suffer it though....

    My mother was forced to use her right hand and she's dead. T'was indeed a harsh and cruel world back
    in the 1920s.

    James

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  15. Dave Kahn

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    "Dave" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "David Hansen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:p[email protected]...
    > > David Hansen, Edinburgh | PGP email preferred-key number F566DA0E I will always explain revoked
    > > keys, unless the UK government prevents me using the RIP Act 2000.
    > Please explain (been wondering long enough now....)

    Under the RIP Act you can be required to surrender your encryption keys. You can also be served with
    a notice preventing you from telling anyone that this has happened. The penalties for not complying
    are severe. David is letting us know now that if he revokes any keys and refuses to explain why, we
    can all assume the government has them.

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  16. "Dave" <[email protected]> writes:

    >"wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> >Well, yes. But it could well be that you're left handed.
    >>
    >> No, I'm not left handed, nor ambidexterous.

    >You might be naturally , Helen, but had it trained out of you as a child....sorry, just realised
    >that you are probably young enough to have been raised in an era when they'd stopped forcing right
    >handedness. Often wonder what effect this had on people that did suffer it though....

    I'm an old sufferer.

    I'm a natural right hander who was forced to write with the left hand by a teacher who wouldn't let
    me sit doing no writing while my right hand was in bandages. When the bandages came off I wrote much
    better with left than right so stayed with it. I suspect the effect of this has been that it reduced
    the natural specialisation of language skills to one side of my brain which usually happens in
    males. I have seen it hypothesised that this helps the development of wit, since it makes it easier
    to exploit the natural ambiguities of language. The larger corpus callosum in women makes it harder
    for them to be in two minds about things.

    Another advantage of being a natural right-hander but a left-handed writer is that the injuries
    which naturally happen more often to the stronger more used and abused hand don't stop you from
    writing. An educational advantage is that I learned very early to distrust teachers.

    So it seems to me as though it might be the case that boys should be encouraged to write with the
    wrong hand. The lesser linguistic lateral specialisation in adult women (which is why they don't
    lose so much speech in strokes, and recover better), may invalidate this argument for girls.
    Tomboys, whose linguistic lateralisation is on average roughly mid way between the male and
    female averages, would have to be considered separately, as would whatever you call the
    equivalent kind of male.

    No, Jones, that was a generic "you", and we're not interested in what you call Paul. Now, if you
    will all pick up your pens in the wrong hand...

    However, given that today's teachers have even given up teaching children how to hold a pen,
    resulting in the many varieties of "fumble fist" and "comprehensive claw" our young folk so
    ingeniously struggle to write with, I hold out no hope of progress here.
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