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by groberts
6 Feb 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1302

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I had a TKR on my left knee in 2015 + here's my record of the post-op period, since when it's been something of a curate's egg. https://roundthebendpart1.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/tkr-recovery/ The longer term outcome of the operation has generally been quite good, though some swelling reinains but t...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 632

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed be a detachable tow bar which has a 100kg verticle load which should be OK? The Thule Easy Fold takes 60Kg and weighs 17.6kg itself. I have a feeling that the vehicle will also have an maximum nose...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 632

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

It may be worth checking the nose weight limit of any towbar ( vertical load limit ) to ensure it is enough to take the total weight of the carrier + bikes. Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed me a detachable tow bar which has a 100k...
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 632

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Thanks everyone, very helpful.

Which versions of the Thule do you have / recommend for x2 bikes (intrigued to know which one you have Rob that converts from x2 to x3 bike)?

I'm drawn to the current Easy Fold, though they are expensive.

Graham
by groberts
9 Jan 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 632

Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

I'm about to change my car and this time am interested in using a towbar mounted bike rack - I've previously used a roof rack and a rear mounted bike rack but as I get older find them too much like hard work. I would appreciate any advice regarding: Towbar For reasons of space I need to fit a detach...
by groberts
11 Aug 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: E Bikes Taking over Boris Bikes?

Yes I was intrigued to see them in London too the other day and today in Brighton where, moreover, they appeared to have solar chargers built in - I'm surprised sufficient charge would be obtained from such a set-up, or maybe it is just supplementary?
by groberts
16 Jul 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First bike thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: First bike thoughts?

Thanks for all the thoughts, which I've passed on to Mum and, I think, it'll be a balance bike for now.
by groberts
15 Jul 2019, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First bike thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

First bike thoughts?

My soon to be 3-year old granddaughter is interested in learning to cycle.

1. Any recommendations on the best bike / type of bike to start out with + do children still begin with stabilisers?

2. Any thoughts on the best pathway to learning at this age?

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
16 Jun 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 66
Views: 6893

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

Thanks Will.
by groberts
16 Jun 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 66
Views: 6893

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

willcee wrote:my latest build.will


Like the look of that Will, could you provide any details of what you've used and where it comes from please?

I have a Dawes Audax with drops that I'd like to convert but wary of the crank conversion + how to mount the controls with drop handlebars.

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: AGU Premium H2O Mik Double Panniers
Replies: 0
Views: 197

AGU Premium H2O Mik Double Panniers

1. Does anyone have these panniers + any comments?

2. Does anyone have the MIK fixing system + any comments?

https://www.mantel.com/uk/agu-premium-h ... e-panniers

Thanks, Graham
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2059

Re: Pannier Fixing

Will they fit if you remove the battery? If so remove battery, fit pannier bags, refit battery. Yes the fixings go over the rack and clip without the battery but the problem is that with the battery in there is not sufficient clearance for the fixing clips i.e. your suggestion won't work. I've look...
by groberts
6 Jun 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D-Day Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 296

D-Day Ride

On this day 9-years ago I completed my tour of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France. It was an interesting and at times very moving trip, especially on 6th June and I just wanted to record my experience and thoughts here today 6th June. The story of my ride can be found here on my blog: https://rou...
by groberts
6 May 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2059

Re: Pannier Fixing

Thanks John.
by groberts
4 May 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 18
Views: 2059

Re: Pannier Fixing

Oldjohnw wrote:I had exactly this problem and came across these double panniers. They are waterproof and work perfectly.

https://agu.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=pannier&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZSMrYCs4QIVyr3tCh0IiAj5EAAYASAAEgIeNvD_BwE


As a matter of interest, which ones did you get?