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by profpointy
19 Sep 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Starter Bike for (Very) Overweight Woman

When I was cycling daily: a 7 miles each way commute, I certainly lost weight despite stuffing my face. Granted it was merely middle aged spread in my case but I needed a belt to hold trousers up that had previously been snug. OK for a big lass like yourself it might not be an instant miracle but I'...
by profpointy
17 Sep 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 160
Views: 4557

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

Hi I was hit by a van side-on a few years ago, and my head bounced off the top of the van's windscreen them scraped on the ground when I landed. If I hadn't worn the helmet would the van have driven into me? 'Cos that seems to be the logic of many of these threads. Whilst it's easy to mock when put...
by profpointy
15 Sep 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 160
Views: 4557

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

It's a hard one. I fell off a couple of weeks ago and banged the side of my helmet on a kerb. But would it have happened if I wasn't wearing a helmet? - a helmet makes your head bigger. I was hit by a van side-on a few years ago, and my head bounced off the top of the van's windscreen them scraped ...
by profpointy
5 Aug 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 123
Views: 5379

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I allowed my membership to lapse a few years back. I'd been a member for a reasonable number of years primarily to support the organisation as I'd only done one ride with the local group. (Just to be clear they were a lovely lot, and it was an enjoyable day out, but it just didn't quite fit in with ...
by profpointy
24 Jul 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?

One considerable snag with rear-facing dropouts is that you can't get the wheel off because the mudguards are in the way - unless I'm missing something On my Surly Troll (rear facing dropouts) I fitted the rear muguard with SKS Secu-Clips - the sort of things that are usually used on front mudguard...
by profpointy
24 Jul 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 683

Re: Hub gear - which sort of drop-out is best?

Rear facing horizontal with tugs is most secure but fiddlier to set up. Sloping forwards ones are easier to work with and drop the wheel out but it's only axle nut torque holding the wheel in place. I don't know if any disk brakes come with sliding mounts but I doubt sloping dropouts is an option. ...
by profpointy
23 Jul 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sense of humour failure?
Replies: 33
Views: 1184

Re: Sense of humour failure?

Jdsk wrote:
rjb wrote:Primary school children are now being taught that the word "Hate" is a swear word.

Who's doing that, please?

Thanks

Jonathan


It's doublless in the Daily Heil so must be true
by profpointy
23 Jul 2020, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unfortunate URLs
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Unfortunate URLs

I understand there' was a company who bought and sold collectable and expensive fountain pens. The business was called Pen Island. I leave working out the problem with their website as an exercise for the reader
by profpointy
18 Jul 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo allan keys?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Campagnolo allan keys?

I seem to recall that 7mm is an unusual size so
may not be included in sets as a rule. Doubtless easy enough to get one
by profpointy
17 Jul 2020, 10:01am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 160
Views: 4557

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

It's a hard one. I fell off a couple of weeks ago and banged the side of my helmet on a kerb. But would it have happened if I wasn't wearing a helmet? - a helmet makes your head bigger. You should have put your hands down to break your fall (even babies do that when they lose their balance trying t...
by profpointy
17 Jul 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet
Replies: 160
Views: 4557

Re: How to protect your brain by not wearing a helmet

I fell off some time ago and very nearly hit my head, it took about one to two second to fall, I had time to move my head away from the kerb. If I had been wearing a standard helmet I would have probably hit it and perhaps cause some ill effects. Ah but then you could say "the helmet saved my ...
by profpointy
16 Jul 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earths falling population....
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: Earths falling population....

reohn2 wrote:
yakdiver wrote:Rising in Dover nearly every day

As a result of displaced people from wars we either fund in the shape of arms sales to despotic regemes or we start firsthand without thinking where it will end,then abandon.
We reap what we sow


well said !
by profpointy
16 Jul 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heat shrink gun
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: Heat shrink gun

I have a gas soldering iron which comes in a little box with various bits including a hot knife for cutting rope, a flame thingy and a hot air nozzle which is ideal for heat shrink Mine is rather like this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143496944438 No connection with the seller or whether the price...
by profpointy
13 Jul 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 133
Views: 3228

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

Some of the comments from those involved in training children are very telling. Children are often excluded from training if they don't have a helmet yet (I am give to understand) training improves their safety considerably whilst helmet benefits are at best debatable Logically then the helmet advo...
by profpointy
13 Jul 2020, 4:40pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 133
Views: 3228

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

Some of the comments from those involved in training children are very telling. Children are often excluded from training if they don't have a helmet yet (I am give to understand) training improves their safety considerably whilst helmet benefits are at best debatable Logically then the helmet advoc...