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by peetee
9 Jul 2020, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

I avoided anything like Facebook for years and always used pseudonyms in online forums. Customers to my business were surprised I didn’t have an account but I never felt I was missing out. Since my move west last summer I have joined an excellent cycling club who’s primary conduit for communication ...
by peetee
8 Jul 2020, 2:57pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano PD M520 pedals. New. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Shimano PD M520 pedals. New.

Yes please. Pm sent
by peetee
8 Jul 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TA Carmina Triple
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: TA Carmina Triple

The better option in my opinion would be to retain the third chainring and use a compact cassette. More gears, closer spacing. What’s not to like? I have a Campagnolo triple on my bike. I run a 12-25 cassette and have all the gear ratios I need. If I got rid of the granny ring I would have to run a ...
by peetee
8 Jul 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 85
Views: 2873

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

It seems to me that this thread has now become so analytical as to resemble a car tuning thread! What we are discussing now is the difference between springing and damping. To a large extent the difference between steel and carbon bike frames is about damping rather than springiness. Tony Oliver wro...
by peetee
8 Jul 2020, 12:59am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano PD M520 pedals. New. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Shimano PD M520 pedals. New.

Interested. Black, white or silver?
by peetee
7 Jul 2020, 3:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

Before you make any attempt to true it I would advise you stress relieve the spokes - it is essential to bed then in and give them a chance to ‘unwind’ and may not have been done already. Grab a pair of spokes each side and squeeze them firmly together. That in itself may well straighten the wheel w...
by peetee
7 Jul 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area

Do colleges still offer metal working courses? If as I suspect your frame has sentimental value what better way to make it ‘yours’ than altering it yourself?
by peetee
6 Jul 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Weather - just noting...
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Weather - just noting...

I was riding in the Helston area and down by the Lizard on Friday. Strong SW wind. Sometimes it helped me, and when it should have been against me, I was sheltered by the bends in the lanes and the high Cornish banks. I was lucky, thank goodness. Did you bag all your churches? I’ve missed the high ...
by peetee
5 Jul 2020, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 85
Views: 2873

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

With any material comfort is as much a function of design as anything else. It is common to suggest aluminium frames are harsh but back in the 70s and 80s the common frame in that material, the Vitus 979, was usually described as plush and compliant. I mentioned before that this tester was riding a ...
by peetee
4 Jul 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 85
Views: 2873

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

I was somewhat sceptical of the conclusion he was going to draw when, within the first few seconds, I noticed he had chosen to ride a bike with straight forks.
by peetee
4 Jul 2020, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 526

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

I cut my own hair and, although I haven’t formally decided to give up alcohol, I’ve only had about 3 unit this year.
by peetee
3 Jul 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Tendons

Thanks very much.
by peetee
3 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Tendons

Thanks PhilD28. Jesmond was local many years ago but, alas, no longer.
For what it’s worth, it’s this tendon that gives the most trouble (Right leg shown).
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by peetee
2 Jul 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Swap Shimano cleats for Crank Brothers
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Swap Shimano cleats for Crank Brothers

Might I suggest you are more specific about which Shimano cleats? Two or three bolt, for example?
by peetee
2 Jul 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Tendons

I'll say it again, the only way you will get it sorted is by very specific eccentric exercises targetted at the problem tendons and it will take time. Loud and clear. But not entirely certain if you mean specific to me post-diagnosis because you follow up by drawing attention to generic tendon exer...