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by foxyrider
28 May 2020, 12:08am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

391D7775-082F-418D-B054-0C47F4CB3B7C.jpeg Is there any particular reason you can’t lean forward from the hip and relax a bit? That screen capture shows you sitting bolt upright braced by your arms every bump must go directly straight up your spine. IMHO your saddle is too high that’s almost a strai...
by foxyrider
27 May 2020, 11:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?

The daily ride which has covered almost 7000km in 2020 (as i can't access my other steeds under Covid restrictions, they are 200 miles away) is a 531c frame from the '90's which until recently had the original drivetrain, bars, seatpost, d/t levers, brake levers, front mech, saddle, stem and headse...
by foxyrider
27 May 2020, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Cycling to work in hot (or bad) weather

Being a non driver i've always commuted by bike, anywhere from 3 miles to 15 miles each way depending on the job. I agree with most of the above, always but always have dry gear to change into at the work end, sitting in an office in even slightly damp stuff is not pleasant for you or anyone else! i...
by foxyrider
27 May 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NonGPS Speedo options
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: NonGPS Speedo options

one of those clicky mileometers we all used to have? :lol:
by foxyrider
27 May 2020, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Underwear, shorts or bib?
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Underwear, shorts or bib?

just to lay some of the rubbish up thread to rest padded shorts/bibs/pants do not cause sores and irritation - this gets thrown in every time the subject comes up. Dirty, sweaty and thick layers in those parts certainly can cause issues. Good personal hygiene and washing after (preferably) every use...
by foxyrider
26 May 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Two metre rule
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Two metre rule

and of course there is talk of reducing the 2m rule to fall in line with WHO guidance to allow people to actually return to work in situations that are not a huge shed or open office area.
by foxyrider
26 May 2020, 9:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Keeping to the left
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Keeping to the left

You'd think such a basic idea could easily be understood but apparently not and its not just bikes, this last week i've had cars and horses too (less said about pedestrians the better). And just as worrying is their look of astonishment that anything could be coming towards them :? Maybe too much ef...
by foxyrider
26 May 2020, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting chainset to steel MTB tourer
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Fitting chainset to steel MTB tourer

One way of sorting out any clamp on bracket/boss interference is to use a braze on fd with an adapter bracket, have used that route a couple of times when there has been a clash.
by foxyrider
26 May 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

got a lot worse than that eating the tarmac at the moment :wink:
by foxyrider
26 May 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?

My Eroica bike is actually my 1978 race bike with all the post '86 kit replaced by if not the actual parts, at least the same parts that it ran in the late '70's. A few bits are of earlier but still seventies vintage and whilst good in their day, compared to modern brakes, the single pivot Galli's n...
by foxyrider
25 May 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Unable to honk
Replies: 42
Views: 1401

Re: Unable to honk

[imgCharly Gaul.jpg][/img] also see Marco Pantani, Raymond Poulidor, Henny Kuiper and lots of other professionals. If you are on the drops and you come to a rise you may do this as opposed to changing your hand position. Pantani often climbed on the drops and got out of the saddle while remaining o...
by foxyrider
25 May 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 915

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

They are 'rebadged' Sugino cranks, I have an elderly set of Sugino branded ones, i had no qualms buying another set as a stop gap last autumn, at those prices whats not to like? :D
by foxyrider
25 May 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Unable to honk
Replies: 42
Views: 1401

Re: Unable to honk

Some cyclists do. But is that effective? Won’t it make you stick your bum out and you want it in and over the pedals. [imgCharly Gaul.jpg][/img] also see Marco Pantani, Raymond Poulidor, Henny Kuiper and lots of other professionals. If you are on the drops and you come to a rise you may do this as ...
by foxyrider
23 May 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good helmet for ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Good helmet for ventilation

You should always try a helmet on before buying, they are like shoes, even the same model can vary from model year to model year.

There are some brands i just can't wear due to the fit even in the 'right' size.

My usual go to brand are MET, nice fit, easy adjustment, good ventilation
by foxyrider
23 May 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alloy steerer star bung expander
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Alloy steerer star bung expander

Fit a long bolt into the star nut and then gently tap it down into the steerer as straight as you can.. this might work but better still, do it through a top cap in the top of the steerer which should keep it straighter. alternatively take to a bike shop with the proper tool, might be a couple of q...