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by geomannie
14 Oct 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 524

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: 843

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: 843

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: 828

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: 843

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: 1181

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: 6610

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: 1175

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: 493

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: 493

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?
by geomannie
23 Aug 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aberdeenshire - Navigating (Mearns-Deeside-Westhill-City)
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Aberdeenshire - Navigating (Mearns-Deeside-Westhill-City)

Any online map service will help but if you are used to OS maps, try http://streetmap.co.uk/

Cheers
by geomannie
20 Aug 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... the easiest way to lower the gearing on a 3 speed Brompton?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: ... the easiest way to lower the gearing on a 3 speed Brompton?

44 tooth Brompton chainring here. https://brilliantbikes.co.uk/48-brompton-chainsets
I fitted one years ago and lowered the gearing nicely.
by geomannie
17 Aug 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad alignment tool
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Brake pad alignment tool

Redvee wrote:As mentioned previously, all new brake pads come with a toe in tool. Just use a strip of the carboard packing.

I understand this. My problem is that these old school canti's remain a pig to set up.
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by geomannie
16 Aug 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad alignment tool
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Brake pad alignment tool

They look like one of those things that you didn't know you need because you didn't know they existed, but now you know, well, they could be useful. The Jagwire is much cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/162283047997 At £5:10, why not? I have one bike with old school canti's that are a pig to set up....
by geomannie
16 Aug 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad alignment tool
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Brake pad alignment tool

Hi Setting toe-in on rim brakes is one of those jobs which, while doable, is fiddly for me to get right first time. I have become aware of various brake pad alignment tools such as the Jagwire version https://jagwire.com/products/tools/brake-pad-tuner and the Trex design https://www.chainreactioncyc...