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Happy Goo...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by HJ, 29 Jan 2008.

  1. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Given the amount of water coming from the skies over Edinburgh this morning Goo Mason must have been feeling very happy. :tongue:

    I would have enjoyed it more if it didn't have such a negative effect on my brakes, stopping got a wee bit interesting once or twice... maybe I should look into upgrading to disk brakes:wacko:

    The fun bit is seeing peoples faces as you walk into the building, fortunately I was warm and dry in side my cycling gear.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Better pads mate....that's all....

    Was dry in Manchester until late afternoon - pleasant ride in, light rain on way home.
     
  3. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Damn ! I posted a big reply and it didn't 'take'. Wonder what happened ?

    Anyway, it was happy though not entirely - it was only spitting with rain for my 6am commute :ohmy: I missed the impressive heavy stuff that started after I got to work. Pity it hadn't lasted until hometime.

    Ach well- there's always tomorrow :smile:
     
  4. I didn't miss it :ohmy:
     
  5. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Thankfully dry for the return trip home tonight and not that cold - a pleasant run until I met up with my wife and she punctured shortly afterward. Changing a tyre on the side of the A90 near the Cramond Brig was not fun
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    <The fun bit is seeing peoples faces as you walk into the building, fortunately I was warm and dry in side my cycling gear.>
    Glad you arrived in that condition, but for me when it's heavy rain the feet are never dry and warm and I start to get wet from the inside out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. threefingerjoe

    threefingerjoe Über Member

    Location:
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    I've found that the Kool-Stop Salmon brake pads seem to help in the wet. In addition to the Salmon pad being a FINE braking material, the pads are designed with a sort of "chisel point" leading edge, that is supposed to work like a squeegee to wipe the water from the rim, before it passes under the brake pads. Does anyone else have any comment on these pads?

    Joe
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I use those pads, and another vote for them from here. There are awesome. No more to say other than try them - you will not believe how good (and cheap) they are.
     
  9. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Another purchase noted for a few months' time when I order my shiny new SCR2 on the Bike To Work !