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by geomannie
2 Jan 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: my take on back-pedal (coaster) brakes
Replies: 30
Views: 1509

Re: my take on back-pedal (coaster) brakes

Brucey wrote:- the brake is often hard to modulate well


2" scar on my right shin testifies to that (still vivid 56 years later). Riding my US Huffy as a 8 year old, the rear wheel locked spectacularly on gravel spilling me onto the rough. It was a sair yin!
by geomannie
24 Nov 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cracked ribs -length of recovery time?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Cracked ribs -length of recovery time?

From personal experience, as others have said, about 6 weeks.
by geomannie
26 Oct 2019, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Summer traffic by Loch Ness
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Summer traffic by Loch Ness

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. These give me fair comfort that it will be fine.

Cheers
by geomannie
23 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Summer traffic by Loch Ness
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Summer traffic by Loch Ness

Hi Our group are considering riding the Etape Loch Ness Route (not the event) next summer, which is basically an anticlockwise loop from Inverness, SW for roughly 30 miles on the north side of Loch Ness on the A82 to Fort Augustus, returning to Inverness on the SE side of the loch on mainly B roads....
by geomannie
14 Oct 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion and head injury
Replies: 32
Views: 1820

Re: Concussion (?)

Hi, I also am no doctor but I have unfortunately been concussed a couple of times. Pain from the head injuries passed fairly quickly but for whiles I was plagued by what is known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. http://www.menieres.org.uk/information-and-support/symptoms-and-conditions/bppv....
by geomannie
7 Oct 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

Thanks everyone. My dithering is over & I have fitted a new chainring. Comparing the old with the new I am surprised just how much wear there was given that I have only done about 3,500miles on it but there you go. Hmm, I have a follow up to this. I was surprised at how much wear there was on m...
by geomannie
2 Oct 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

Thanks everyone. My dithering is over & I have fitted a new chainring. Comparing the old with the new I am surprised just how much wear there was given that I have only done about 3,500miles on it but there you go. The existential problems remains 1. Check chains often and replace at 0.5% or 2. ...
by geomannie
1 Oct 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?
Replies: 28
Views: 881

Re: Rims worn out. Worth re building anymore?

Hope hubs? For sure it would be worth replacing the rims, especially, as others have mentioned you can find identical rims or rims with an identical ERD so that you can reuse spokes.
by geomannie
1 Oct 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Chain, cassette, chainring- what would you do?

Folks I am dithering and need moral support. What would you do in my situation? The story. Last Friday cleaning my good bike prior to a weekend tour. 1. Before cleaning the chain I decided to check the chain for wear. it was at 1% so I decided to change. 2. This resulted in skipping on the rear :( s...
by geomannie
1 Sep 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Perineum pain advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Perineum pain advice

LittleGreyCat wrote:No mention of padded shorts, I note.
Are we all assuming that these are being worn?

No. With a Selle SMP I find that it gives me all the padding I need. In fact, padding makes me seriously uncomfortable.
by geomannie
26 Aug 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6909

Re: What3words

Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base.

How memorable or useful are the 3 words to a non-English speaker?

Maybe if we keep saying the 3 words slowly enough and loudly enough the foreigners will understand?
by geomannie
24 Aug 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable sticking or what?
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Gear cable sticking or what?

cycleruk wrote:Are you sure it is the gears ?
Is it an old freehub ?
Could be worn or sticky pawls suddenly jumping. :roll:

That was my thought too.
by geomannie
24 Aug 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: La Vuelta & TV?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: La Vuelta & TV?

Hi Brucey,

Found it! Not until 10pm tonight which fixed me.

Cheers
by geomannie
24 Aug 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: La Vuelta & TV?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

La Vuelta & TV?

It starts today but I can't see it available on ITV4 Freeview as in previous years. Is it now only available as subscription only?