• scc999 replied to the topic Winter footwear for flats? in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    Good luck finding the Vaude in the UK in stock in any popular size.
    Even less chance of finding somewhere you can try them on before buying.

    5-10 EPS high tops are far more waterproof than other 5-10s I’ve had.  Also the soles on min actually seem to be lasting better than the last couple of sets of freeriders I’ve had.

    I’m keeping an eye out…[Read more]

  • Sunrace cassette, Absolute Black Oval NW chainring & 11sp shifter to replace worn 2×10 drvietrain.  Really simple, works well and the oval ring really does seem to smoth out my rubbish pedalling technique!

    Can’t think of anything else that wasn’t like for like really.

    Regrets?  Not riding more!


  • scc999 replied to the topic Smart light switches for Alexa in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Thanks Drac, good point.

    GU10 bulbs x 8, so it isn’t a cheap option but maybe worth it for the ability to turn the kitchen lights on of off without being faced with a walk across a pitch black kitchen before or after!

  • scc999 replied to the topic Smart light switches for Alexa in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    No neutral in the light switch.

    Might have to wait for the rewire after all.

  • scc999 replied to the topic Smart light switches for Alexa in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Will need to check if there’s a neutral to the switch in that case, thanks muddyjames.

    Smart bulbs not an option, there are 8 individual bulbs in the kitchen in two fittings and one of the other lights has an exposed bulb and all the smart bulbs I’ve seen aren’t the nicest looking.

    If anyone else has smart switches (not smart bulbs) please chime…[Read more]

  • Due to some questionable wiring choices (I assume) dating from when our hosue was built, the light switches could do with being moved.

    We really need to rewire the whole place so are saving up for that – in the interim I figured that if I could just change the existing switches in daft places for a smart switch, we could just yell at Alexa…[Read more]

  • The muslims that I have worked with have always joined in with the Christmas meals / parties and looked to enjoy themselves as much as the next person.

    I always tried to make sure that there was an acceptable food choice for them in addition to the vege one if it was me organising it but other than that there never seemed to be any special…[Read more]

  • scc999 replied to the topic Knee Pads in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    Used Fox Launchpad pros for 3(?) ish years, they’ve got a bit baggy, even with the extra velcor I added and were a bit too warm in the summer.

    Now got a set of RF Ambush pads and I’m very impressed.  Can put them on / remove them without having to take your shoes off which is a big bonus.

    Also, the size guid was pretty much spot on, unlike a…[Read more]

  • scc999 replied to the topic How many cycle commuters… in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Depends how dark it is.  If they are really stealthy, then without lights you wont see them at all!

    Was this a trick question?