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by Seagoon
15 Sep 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sticky STI levers
Replies: 15
Views: 607

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: 50
Views: 1511

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: 1659

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: 1719

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: 18870

Re: Exped Synmat UL 7

Farawayvisions wrote:I came up with simple trick to inflate this sleeping mat quickly, without getting out of breath.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/inflating-exped-synmat-ul-7/


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: 674

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: 864

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: 1530

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...
by Seagoon
10 Jul 2015, 7:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Annoying creak
Replies: 23
Views: 1247

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: 1018

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: 1522

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: 21992

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 t...
by Seagoon
20 Sep 2013, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4732

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

Rub it both sides with Vicks Vaporub.
by Seagoon
9 Jan 2013, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Solvent for Hammerite?
Replies: 39
Views: 20252

Re: Solvent for Hammerite?

Don't try this at home but petrol works.
by Seagoon
13 Oct 2012, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HR monitor strap connection gel?
Replies: 8
Views: 4228

Re: HR monitor strap connection gel?

What you need is a product called "signa Gel" I get it from a company called Medisave.