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by borisface
10 Jul 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self centering and self adjusting brakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Self centering and self adjusting brakes?

They are allegedly self-centring but your issue will be that you will need new brake levers as well as calipers because your current ones won't be compatible. If you have drop handlebars then you are looking at least a couple of hundred pounds, if not more. TRP make some self adjusting cable disks b...
by borisface
11 Jun 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Homeopathy, does it work?
Replies: 232
Views: 5729

Re: Homeopathy, does it work?

Well if it did we'd all be dead as minute dilutions of harmful substances are found in most water supplies.
by borisface
17 Apr 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 57
Views: 8085

Re: Rebecca Twigg

Yes a story whose main themes is very current.
by borisface
3 Apr 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santander to Athens and beyond
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Santander to Athens and beyond

Why don't you buy the wife a new bike from decathlon, there is one on Athens? You can get something suitable for about 450 euros then you can sell it when you get back to UK or keep it.
by borisface
20 Mar 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18243
Views: 452971

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Interesting how if you are from the Uk living abroad you are called a neutral, softer sounding 'ex-pat'. However, if you are from outside the UK but living in the UK you are called an immigrant regardless of legal or employment status.
by borisface
30 Dec 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Portugal
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Portugal

I've lived in central Portugal for the last 6 years and know the country well. I rode part of the EV1 route from Faro to Sagres earlier this year. It was OK. It was well signposted with good road markings. Most of the route was on small lanes. some was on promenades and it was pretty flat. The area ...
by borisface
7 Dec 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heart rate monitors
Replies: 30
Views: 1544

Re: Heart rate monitors

I bought my first HRM around 10 years ago and just bought a cheap watch-based HRM. The problem that I found that I only had a real time reading and couldn't download anything. I then graduated to a garmin non-gps watch which allowed me to download a file for later analysis and fitness tracking. Howe...
by borisface
23 Oct 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 6181

Re: Patch recommendation...

I must admit that for the past few years I've stopped bothering with patches. The stickability of them has either become less efficient, or my ability to use them has diminished. I had a few punctures where the patch lifted after repairing it or I've mistakenly taken punctured tubes from the 'to be...
by borisface
22 Oct 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Patch recommendation...
Replies: 109
Views: 6181

Re: Patch recommendation...

I must admit that for the past few years I've stopped bothering with patches. The stickability of them has either become less efficient, or my ability to use them has diminished. I had a few punctures where the patch lifted after repairing it or I've mistakenly taken punctured tubes from the 'to be ...
by borisface
5 Aug 2018, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Assembly of bikes at airports
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Assembly of bikes at airports

I'm not sure that there is any rule about assembling a bike when you arrive. What would the justification for that be? I usually assemble somewhere quiet near the carousel as its much easier to wheel a bike out of the airport than carry the bike in a bag, however, a couple of times OH has picked me ...
by borisface
14 Jul 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Cycling to Australia

You don't have to go through Europe, Middle East, Asia, you could go the other way i.e west. It would be so much easier, especially if you took it at the narrowest point. Cycling across Panama would be a doddle, you could probably do it in a day. :)
by borisface
4 May 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2721

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Yes they are open heeled. I use the birkenstock boston clog. Looks like a cornish pasty.
by borisface
3 May 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2721

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

I have had PF for years. What I find helps is a built up insole in my shoes, one of these http://www.talarmade.com/products/category-foot-care/prostep-34-length-orthotics/ Plus I wear birkenstocks, without the insole. whenever possible. I wouldnªt say that my PF is cured and if I went back to a shoe...
by borisface
25 Apr 2018, 12:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IBIS and F1 Hotels in France - Any Advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: IBIS and F1 Hotels in France - Any Advice?

F1 no way. Rooms are basically a prison cell. Horrid.
by borisface
22 Feb 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lisbon - Madrid - Bilbao (or Santander)
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Lisbon - Madrid - Bilbao (or Santander)

There are some great coastal towns north of Lisbon such as Peniche, Ericeira, Nazare, Aveiro. All of them (except Aveiro) have world class surf beaches. Like anywhere, lorries will be an issue if you stick to the main roads but you should be OK on smaller roads. You could try some of the eurovelo ro...