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by QUIST
18 Jul 2018, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bakers Cysts
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Bakers Cysts

I've been advised I have a pair of Bakers cysts at the rear of my knees - has anyone any experience of trying to get rid of them?

I'm trying to stop them developing further even though the doctor said one was well defined

Any tips?
by QUIST
28 Jun 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wheel straightening rim (not bent wheel)
Replies: 5
Views: 281

wheel straightening rim (not bent wheel)

Any tips? My LBS (inlc. wheel builder has advised ) that 700 x 28 wheel has dents in rim. Is it possible to straighten rim out? Any tips? Doe s it involve inserting a wooden block were the tube would go and then pressing the 2 eims together in a vice (ie againast the block) Thanks in advance
by QUIST
3 Apr 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Painful index finger
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Painful index finger

I've been to Hospital/GP/physio re Index finger to no avail so can anyone suggest a book of exercises which might strenthen it? It feels swollen all the time X-rays showed no arthritis and it seems to have resulted from pedestrian (me) being bumped into by cyclist It now hurts all the time whereas u...
by QUIST
4 Jan 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lugless 531 frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1345

Re: lugless 531 frame

I'm not sure whether to post t his or nor not but all I want to know is about the potential strength (which only a couple of the posts have addressed)
by QUIST
2 Jan 2018, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lugless 531 frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1345

lugless 531 frame

Are such frames noticeably weaker than lugged frames?
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.

I've found the following to be very helpful in terms of relieving aching knee pain. Wearing knee supports Ensuring the saddle is not set too high and lastly much to my surprise ensuring my chair at work is not set too low (When it was previously my knees ached beyond belief and I really was wonderin...
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole repair automation
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: Pothole repair automation

The roundabout on corporation St in Derby has two semi circular potholes (2" wide by 18" long despite numerous requests by self they are the subject of repairs which do little and last for no time before reverting to how they were . Part of this is as they are subject to Public Service Veh...
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary Traffic Light Farce
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Temporary Traffic Light Farce

sometimes the lights are poorly set so the sensor is either not pointed in the correct direction/ correctly programmed I have also experienced oncoming drivers ignoring the change in lights ie going through when red towards me or tailgating another vehicle which has done the same
by QUIST
6 Dec 2017, 1:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Squirrels!
Replies: 72
Views: 5050

Re: Squirrels!

I've had my front wheel (spokes) wrapped arounf a rat I don't know who was more scared the rat or me
by QUIST
23 Oct 2017, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclesways shared payements
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Cyclesways shared payements

Why I am supposed to interested ina rant?

how does this help?
by QUIST
20 Oct 2017, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclesways shared payements
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Cyclesways shared payements

What I am especially concerned about m is that outside Leicester rail station as well as 2 bustops serving 6 services there is also a pelican crossing _ find it very hard to work out how cyclists going south on London can avoid competing for space with pedestrians awaiting a bus or to cross the road...
by QUIST
20 Oct 2017, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclesways shared payements
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Cyclesways shared payements

Are there statutory guidelines or laws as to the distances required to be used for the width of a cycleway (ie where waiting for a bus passengers and cyclists will be using the same space) This will be just outside Leicester station where a cyclist was killed by a car Thanks in advance
by QUIST
11 Apr 2017, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubular Tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Tubular Tyres

I've recently started to use Tubular Tyres on 700c wheels - does the adhesion run across the rim (edge to edge) or is it in the centre? They were put on the rims by a LBS who has buiolt several bikes in the past for me. AlSo is it worth trying to seal any potential gap between the tyres and rim - an...
by QUIST
13 Feb 2017, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken key
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Broken key

In relation to the previous post I managed to eventually open the u bar lock by slipping the portion on the fob into the lock so it met with the part stuck in there

Thanks for all your help
by QUIST
7 Feb 2017, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Key broken off in U bar lock
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: Key broken off in U bar lock

I'm unclear as to why you think I'd call the Fire Service or that it had not occurred to me that a new lock might be needed