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by NUKe
21 Aug 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!

Is this a full study? Have they normalised the results of converted smokers? Or is his just someone trying to score points. Although I was a smoker I find vaping totally baffling , that said it’s helped several friends give up. You talking to me? I wrote report, which might not be the best word, bu...
by NUKe
20 Aug 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Vaping - links with pulmonary disease!

Is this a full study? Have they normalised the results of converted smokers?
Or is his just someone trying to score points. Although I was a smoker I find vaping totally baffling , that said it’s helped several friends give up.
by NUKe
20 Aug 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Re: Energy on longer rides

Agree with the refuelling above, especially the fig biscuits, I use fig biscuits for Audax events as the snacks between cak stops jelly babies are good too.
My other tips is start off slow, if you normally average 15 try riding at about 13 for the first 10 then increase or decrease as you go along
by NUKe
20 Aug 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... the easiest way to lower the gearing on a 3 speed Brompton?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: ... the easiest way to lower the gearing on a 3 speed Brompton?

Smaller chain ring on the front / larger sprocket on the back.
Have a play with this
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
by NUKe
20 Aug 2019, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 35
Views: 1058

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I'm getting back into cycling to commute (urban, about 25 minutes) to work on a Decathlon hybrid, plus some weekend canalpath/railway line excursions. A friend has been moderately insistent I get toe clips because of the - alleged - pull-up, so I just spent an unbelievably frustrating 30 minutes at...
by NUKe
19 Aug 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 73
Views: 1549

Re: where is this?

Mick F wrote:You lived on a railway line?
You were lucky!

We lived in a shoe-box in the middle of the road ........................

:lol:
by NUKe
19 Aug 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 984

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

I agree that a largely plant based diet is more healthy for most people. Consuming good quality meat in moderation is healthy too - as long as you enjoy the taste. I disagree that plants and fungi are not sentient beings however, so the ideological/moralistic arguments for chosing to eat them rathe...
by NUKe
18 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke key?
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Spoke key?

Mike Sales wrote:I quite agree about circular keys, horrible things.
I prefer Park keys for wheel building.
+1
by NUKe
18 Aug 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

brynpoeth wrote:Problems getting on and orf
Maybe older gents should be encouraged to use girls bikes without crossbars

If you call them bikes with low step through, then they stop being gender specific, and more people will use them.
by NUKe
18 Aug 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegetarians, convince me!
Replies: 52
Views: 984

Re: Vegetarians, convince me!

I eat meat and like you doubt I will stop anytime soon, but I am slowly replacing meals, if you stop worrying about meat replacement, vegetarian or even vegan food can make a great meal. Pasta with a freshly made pesto recipe a simple tomato and basil sauce. A vegetable curry if well made is better ...
by NUKe
16 Aug 2019, 1:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

I don’t know why cyclists see ebikes as threat, they are almost a different form of transport, people that ride them would probably have not made that journey by bike.
by NUKe
14 Aug 2019, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 1582

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

I haven't read it all... but I thought the police offered an alternative, training or one day courses He’s already done those. I do have some sympathy in this case regarding the reduction of the ban as others livelihood would be put at risk. And to answer mike the filming is quite heavily controlled.
by NUKe
12 Aug 2019, 11:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Perineum pain advice
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Perineum pain advice

There are many reasons for pain. So first of I would say 1. See your doctor and get it checked. 2. Get a bike fit, but make sure it’s someone who understands fitting fully and not just able to fit racing cycles. So you probably want a cycling physio rather than a bike fitter. They will be able to he...
by NUKe
9 Aug 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bent handlebars!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Bent handlebars!!!

vorpal said it, it really not funny when bars strees fracture latter on. just replace them
by NUKe
7 Aug 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Books that reveal historic technology trends in cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: Books that reveal historic technology trends in cycling

Richard ballentines Bicycle book is good source
As is the Sheldon Brown website