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by Seagoon
24 Sep 2021, 11:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crazy mystery chirping screeching noise
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Crazy mystery chirping screeching noise

Is the front derailleur cable rubbing on the rear tyre ?
by Seagoon
6 Apr 2021, 6:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: For those who don't read the NYT
Replies: 31
Views: 1669

Re: For those who don't read the NYT

How come he’s riding on the wrong side of the road ?
by Seagoon
15 Sep 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sticky STI levers
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Sticky STI levers

Have you got the hood caught at the bottom of the lever when you put the handlebar tape on ?
by Seagoon
28 May 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 55
Views: 2506

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

Your saddle is way too high, that’s the source of your back pain !
by Seagoon
9 Apr 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: A pain in the balls of my feet (both)
Replies: 38
Views: 1991

Re: A pain in the balls of my feet (both)

Have you lost any weight recently ? I ask this because if you have you will be sitting further back in the saddle which will make you over reach to pedals giving you the problem you have.
by Seagoon
8 May 2016, 7:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road Shoes for wide feet- recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Re: Road Shoes for wide feet- recommendations?

Apart from custom made shoes Lake make the widest road shoes out there, just make sure you look for Lake shoes in wide fitting.
The sole of my Lake road shoes measure 110 mm at the widest point if that helps .
by Seagoon
2 Nov 2015, 10:16am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Exped Synmat UL 7
Replies: 18
Views: 19009

Re: Exped Synmat UL 7

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If you put a flexible pump hose through the cork you could probably blow your tyres up with it too .
by Seagoon
1 Oct 2015, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement catilever brakes for drop bar levers
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Replacement catilever brakes for drop bar levers

How old is your Galaxy, I ask because if it's designed for 27" wheels and your running 700c there may lie your problem ?
by Seagoon
18 Sep 2015, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removal of tar fron tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Removal of tar fron tyres

If it was me I'd try petrol and rinse it off afterwards.
by Seagoon
18 Aug 2015, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swissstop Brake Noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Swissstop Brake Noise

Have you by any chance cleaned your bicycle with washing up liquid ( usualy contains salt ) or a automotive shampoo ( usualy contains silicone to disperse water and make a car body shinnier ) these can both make brake pads squeel like a banshee ! if contaminated. Try cleaning your rims and pads with isopropyl alcohol and see if that improves things ?
by Seagoon
10 Jul 2015, 7:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Annoying creak
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Annoying creak

My guess would be grit between front quick release and fork making it seem like the wheel was in securely but wasn't and made the creak .
by Seagoon
5 May 2015, 4:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Cycles Tourer
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Spa Cycles Tourer

I have a Spa Steel Tourer and I run Vittoria Hypers in 35 with guards, so yes they do fit.
by Seagoon
15 Oct 2014, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bum Creep - Saddle Adjustment Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Bum Creep - Saddle Adjustment Advice

It means that the reach to your handlebars and or your saddle to bar drop is too far.
by Seagoon
23 Aug 2014, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sudden Lower Back Pain?
Replies: 33
Views: 22235

Re: Sudden Lower Back Pain?

If you have pain on one side of your lower back this indicates that you are not sitting squarely on the saddle.This could be from a diference in leg length or much more commonly a seat height that is too high . What I would suggest is to mark your
current seat height with something like tipex, and then lower your seat height by 10mm and then ride gently (not hammering it !) for a few days to see if that makes difference, if things improve this still might not be your correct seat height ( it may need to come down more?) but is an easy no money test to see if things get better , good luck and a quick recovery too you !

P.S as an asside I sat in one of my local cafe's which is very popular with cyclist easly over 100 on a good day and about 80 % had seats that were a bit too high or laughingly too high, so you wont be the first one ! :wink:
by Seagoon
20 Sep 2013, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4858

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

Rub it both sides with Vicks Vaporub.