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by Arturo
26 Oct 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's [NOT] shutting up
Replies: 78
Views: 3755

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

My wife and I were measured up for touring frames at Bob Jacksons in 1997. We were a bit concerned that the design dimensions for Kate’s bike were very different from her then steed, but the frame builder confidently assured us that all would be well. His experience was spot-on, and they are the mos...
by Arturo
12 Nov 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1833

Re: Bike Express??

Compared to train or 'plane, what I love is that it takes all the hassle out of the journey. With bike secure, your holiday starts as you get on the bus.
by Arturo
2 Aug 2016, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip protection for road riding?
Replies: 39
Views: 11740

Re: Hip protection for road riding?

Hi, All the ideas on the thread were very helpful. An update, Enzo, is that I bought two pairs of mountain bike shorts with hip protection and prevailed upon Mrs A. to sew pads in them. Wore them out, as I got used to riding again. Eventually had to bin them, by which time my self-confidence had imp...
by Arturo
2 Aug 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Applecross peninsula/Bealach Na Ba
Replies: 15
Views: 2513

Re: Applecross peninsula/Bealach Na Ba

After a fabulous B&B at Applecross Post Office (watching HMS Astute avoiding sandbanks out of the bedroom window...) we departed into the teeth of a gale during a tour in April. After being blown off the road near the top, we were reduced to pushing the bikes (leaning at 45 degrees) for about tw...
by Arturo
26 Jan 2015, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar failure how long should a pair of bars last
Replies: 53
Views: 11657

Re: Handlebar failure HOw long should a pair of bars last

IMG_7535_1.JPG Cycling home the other night, I slowed at a give way sign and my handlebars did just that – gave way, just as I came to a halt. Imagine what might have happened had they parted company ten hours previously (as I swooped downhill over a sleeping policeman at 40 mph)? Reviewing the his...
by Arturo
17 Jul 2012, 8:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cannulated Screw hip repair
Replies: 147
Views: 44487

Re: Cannulated Screw hip repair

My recent injury has a lot in common with the thread. Dazzled by low sun, I managed to fall off in March by riding into a diagonal kerb (set into the road to segregate parking). I was unlucky to clip the kerb at just the wrong angle/speed to drop me into a single point impact on a raised pavement, w...
by Arturo
17 Jul 2012, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hip protection for road riding?
Replies: 39
Views: 11740

Hip protection for road riding?

Dazzled by low sun, I managed to fall off in March by riding into a diagonal kerb (set into the road to segregate parking). I was unlucky to clip the kerb at just the wrong angle/speed to drop me into a single point impact on a raised pavement, without time to get a defensive arm out. The head of my...
by Arturo
15 Mar 2011, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Injury mechanism crashing with spd's
Replies: 36
Views: 2965

Re: Injury mechanism crashing with spd's

Seems to be broad agreement that the way to set up the spd's is with the minimum tension not causing unplanned disengagement. I am back on the road and climbing again. Experimenting with tension, I have found that the multi release cleats need to be half a turn tighter than the single release for eq...
by Arturo
9 Jan 2011, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Injury mechanism crashing with spd's
Replies: 36
Views: 2965

Re: Injury mechanism crashing with spd's

Thanks for all the comments. It took me a week to get back in the saddle, since when I have been riding in clips (when the weather has allowed). I have always used SPD's with the factory tension straight out of the box, but after experimenting I have been able to back them off one and a half turns (...
by Arturo
9 Nov 2010, 11:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Injury mechanism crashing with spd's
Replies: 36
Views: 2965

Injury mechanism crashing with spd's

Front wheel slipped away from me on a hairpin at the weekend, and I bit the tarmac. After patching up at hospital, the worst damage is ripped upper groin muscle on the inside of the lower leg. I assume that this must be due to instinctively jerking out of the cleats (single release in Shimano spd) i...