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by danfoto
15 Jan 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?

Thanks once again, gentlemen.
I now have enough information to go on, but first I must to the physiotherapist!
by danfoto
15 Jan 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?

Points noted, thank you. Hmmmm. Maybe the starting point should indeed be a physiotherapist ...
by danfoto
15 Jan 2020, 7:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?

Thank you, gentlemen. Mick F makes a very good point, but I now need to find out more about bikes which I'd never heard of until you suggested them. Much to think about, and I shall certainly be chewing this over with SJS in due course, but thankfully there's no rush on to arrive at a decision. Nice...
by danfoto
14 Jan 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which next bike for old git in hilly area?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Which next bike for old git in hilly area?

I'm in my early 70s, reasonably fit, and currently on a 6 year old Thorn Sherpa which I bought new. It's the 26" wheel straight bar version, and I'm still happy with it apart from I really could do with a more upright riding position on account of my back - even though I've never cut the steere...
by danfoto
28 Nov 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please

Sweep wrote: ...Got to say I avoid any light powered by those batteries ...


And I've got to say we've had several Cateye lights over the years, none of which have proved waterproof, which is why we won't now buy anything with "Cateye" on it :)
by danfoto
27 Nov 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please

Apologies if the solution to our problem has been discussed recently, but a search on "front light" failed to turn up what we're after. Both my wife and I cycle year-round as our only means of transport, and both our bikes have good front lights powered by hub dynamos, as well as two separ...
by danfoto
21 Apr 2018, 7:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Footpump

I'm not sure quite how "German" that Heyner one is given that it's made in China, isn't TUV approved and apparently isn't CE marked, but it seems to be the best of a bad lot. Thanks chaps.
by danfoto
20 Apr 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Footpump

The reason it has to be a lever-type connector is my arthritic thumbs cannot manage the screw on ones. I'm getting a sinking feeling that the only new ones generally available are going to be that Michelin one (out because of the connector) and the usual Sealey-branded Chinese ones. We have one of t...
by danfoto
20 Apr 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Footpump

I don't ask for much of life nowadys, but I would dearly love a single-barrel footpump that works efficiently, isn't so flimsy that you have to consciously keep pumping in exactly the right plane lest it collapse sideways, and which has a Schader connector of the lever type. Does such a thing actual...
by danfoto
17 Jun 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)

Thanks for that, Paulatic! My Google-fu is obviously not strong.

It does rather look like everything to do with the PSA test is subject to all sorts of ifs and buts ...
by danfoto
17 Jun 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Cycling and PSA test (prostate)

I'm due a routine PSA test shortly, and I seem to remember reading somewhere that cycling can cause the test to read high.

I know that it's very much a matter of opinion how accurate the test is anyhow, but does anybody happen to know of any established link between cycling and elevated PSA results?
by danfoto
14 Sep 2015, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Karacum
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Dawes Karacum

Quite honestly it's getting to the stage where I don't really know why I'm bothering! They don't deserve or seem to want the custom. I don't know why you're bothering either. It's for exactly this sort of reason why our last four bikes have been purchased online, and why we decided 6 years ago neve...
by danfoto
9 Sep 2015, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it the end of the plural s?
Replies: 53
Views: 2293

Re: Is it the end of the plural s?

If I might be permitted to draw your attention to it, there's a lovely example on the BBC News website right now of the sort of writing at which they excel ... The Queen becomes becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record of more than 23,226 days set by Queen Victoria...
by danfoto
7 Sep 2015, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it the end of the plural s?
Replies: 53
Views: 2293

Re: Is it the end of the plural s?

I suppose my problem is that I have high expectations of various institutions ... Hmmm. I used to have them, too. ... I just give up reading some things because I can't be bothered to pick through their intended meaning ... Quite. If somebody has something to say but can't be bothered to express th...