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by NUKe
15 Aug 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

They dont have hills there, just slopes! Lovely area. The seals at Blakeny, Minimere RSPB reserve. Crabs, kippers and bloaters. Holkam Hall, Sandringham. Quiet roads, thatched churches, local produce at the roadside, wonderful skylines. Further south you have the jewel of Walberswick an artists par...
by NUKe
14 Aug 2018, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 41
Views: 941

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

I have considered a recumbent but only tried one in dry conditions. It did occur to me that in the rain the water would run back down your legs and you would get a soggy seat. On an upright with a cape I only get wet from about the knees down but on a recumbent? Any comments? My own experience of r...
by NUKe
14 Aug 2018, 9:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

For example, I was once interviewed at an Oxford college by a panel containing a man with a full face balaclava and fingerless gloves on a hot June day. This was designed to intimidate me as I could not get visual feedback and he asked all the obscure questions. If it was December and he'd just got...
by NUKe
13 Aug 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 478

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

We need to put it all in a rocket and dump it all on the Moon or send it off into deepest space, or dig a big deep hole and chuck it in. We be over burdened the earth with crap, now you want to cover the moon. Apart from the cost of getting anything off the earth, energy wise we already have enough...
by NUKe
10 Aug 2018, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 28
Views: 1341

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

To the Original poster, Why not give it go find your local cycling club they will show you how to get involved. YOU never know until you try.
by NUKe
10 Aug 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Gout

I suffer with it from time to time. If it’s really bad I have some quite strong prescription medicine. Of which one of the main active ingredients is Quinine, but as I don’t like all the other ingredients and super pain killers in there and all the risks/ side effects listed on the box. A ready sour...
by NUKe
8 Aug 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Road rash
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Road rash

Thank s for the advice, I am still under the local hospital for dressing the wounds , going back again tonight, but I am back up and running cycled to work this morning..
by NUKe
6 Aug 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new chain?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Do I need a new chain?

Brucey wrote:
since there is nothing obviously wrong with the QL, the trouble with the gear shifting etc may well lie elsewhere.


Take a look at the photo again Brucey I missed it well first time as well. It the other side of the Ql.[emoji851]


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by NUKe
6 Aug 2018, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new chain?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Do I need a new chain?

alienmuppet wrote:Hmm, it is spot on 12" so looks like no wear at all.. :shock:

Then just get a quick link, they do break from time to time.



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by NUKe
6 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Road rash
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Road rash

Hit a large cache of gravel today lost a lot skin from leg, toe to buttock, fortunately a lot of it is superficial, hospital has put cream on to remove the gravel and then dressed it with a multitude of dressings . I am leaking, not blood, but a clear liquid, is this normal. I am not in danger of de...
by NUKe
6 Aug 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new chain?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Do I need a new chain?

Measure the chain across 12 links, if it’s stretched less than 1/8 it’s ok1/8 to 1/4 new chain, if it’s above a1/4 you will need a new chain and sprockets . Second part of this video


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5okJdYrANt8


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by NUKe
5 Aug 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 475
Views: 14414

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Might it be possible to make discs that do not wear away so one only need replace the pads? Just like rims? :? Current resin pads would not give much wear in a clean environment , but road grit and dirt,take their toll on disc and pads. The problem with discs that don’t wear, is they don’t work eit...
by NUKe
2 Aug 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Advice please - increasing mileage
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Advice please - increasing mileage

The knee issue is possibly to do with gearing, and or seat height, more than distances. Firstly make sure your seat is not too low. I personally find that 109% of inseam that is crotch to floor, not trouser leg length works for me. A good way to test your seat height, is to put your heel on the peda...
by NUKe
31 Jul 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 94
Views: 2322

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

I'm in Bristol, and some days it feels like every second car driving around has "that smell" wafting from it... Same here, in north London. It might be because I live quite close to a college of further education (Motto: 'Education that's so much further that it's far out' ). One wonders ...
by NUKe
30 Jul 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 94
Views: 2322

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

brynpoeth wrote:I had a brush with royalty too, while cycling near Dolgellau
Charles and Dianas motorcade, going the other way, forced me to wait while they proceeded towards Tywyn :wink:

I doubt mine was a brush with royalty, more likely the estate pest control or game keeper.