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by axel_knutt
17 Oct 2019, 1:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Concussion (?)

I had a head injury in a car crash which left me with occasional dizziness for a while, generally triggered by laying on my back. The Dr prescribed Vertigon, but it's difficult to say whether the improvement was any faster than it would have been without it.
by axel_knutt
16 Oct 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Request for help with PhD Research
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Request for help with PhD Research

There seems to be a lot of us cyclists with heart disease .... maybe there should be some research into why cyclists seem to have such a high proportion of heart disease ? :shock: Depends whether you're using a layman's definition of heart disease or a cardiologist's. A history of chronic endurance...
by axel_knutt
15 Oct 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

When my frame was replaced under guarantee, the LBS ruined the fasteners by forcing them into threads choked with paint. So much for having things done by 'professionals'.
by axel_knutt
15 Oct 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

All my life I've operated on a principle that has stood me in good stead: there's no such thing as waterproof luggage. Put everything in poly bags, when they puncture patch them with sellotape, when they get tatty chuck them away. I was rather dismayed to see that the heavy duty polythene rucsac lin...
by axel_knutt
4 Oct 2019, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1615

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

SimonCelsa wrote:Why on Earth would getting up early damage your health???


The World Health Organisation has classed any form of night-time shift work as a probable carcinogen
by axel_knutt
25 Sep 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1587

Re: Front light positition

I used to have my lamp mounted on the offside fork leg.
At the time I was knocked off by a driver pulling out from a side road on the left it occurred to me that his view of the lamp might have been obscured by the rim/tyre.
Nowadays it's mounted on the mapholder bracket.
by axel_knutt
18 Sep 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2137

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

what does triangulated mean? a picture of both would be useful? The very nice large carrier that my dawes one down came with has lasted 20 years & has carried heavy weights 100_7335.JPG That's the same one my Horizon came with. By the time it broke it had done 10,000m of fully laden touring (~2...
by axel_knutt
9 Sep 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boring fact
Replies: 34
Views: 991

Re: Boring fact

I was searching about my memory of a MoD civil servant getting into legal trouble for revealing the amount the Dept. spent on tea and biscuits. I found it was a Rumpole of the Bailey episode. This is the Parliamentary Commissioners Act as originally passed in 1967. It appears your own medical recor...
by axel_knutt
14 Aug 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Disgraceful behaviour in supermarket.
Replies: 74
Views: 4390

Re: Disgraceful behaviour in supermarket.

They'll make really good drivers in 2-3 years time. A couple of years ago I was walking down the street when a guy in a transit van drove down the pavement at me at ~30mph, and swerved away at the last second.
by axel_knutt
14 Aug 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3036

Re: E-bike riders get nore exercise than regular cyclist's

More mileage, but less exercise: "Physical activity levels, measured in Metabolic Equivalent Task minutes per week (MET min/wk), were similar among e-bikers and cyclists (4463 vs. 4085). E-bikers reported significantly longer trip distances for both e-bike (9.4 km) and bicycle trips (8.4 km) co...
by axel_knutt
3 Aug 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why dont they say killed
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Why dont they say killed

Here's the answer from a journalist: https://localnewsed.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/58/ And if it interests you how people's behaviour can get manipulated without either the manipulator or the manipulated necessarily being aware of what's going on, you could do worse than read this: https://www.amazon...
by axel_knutt
19 Jul 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: Should I worry about cracks in rim alongside spoke holes ?

The original rim on the back of my Horizon failed with cracks at the holes. The first symptom I noticed was the loss of lateral rigidity causing the rim to rub on the brakes whilst honking, I didn't spot the cracks until I was washing it when I got home 200-300 miles later.
by axel_knutt
17 Jul 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain maintenance regime
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Chain maintenance regime

Yes, I presume it’s the dirt in the water that gets thrown up by the tyres that forms a useful grinding paste in the chain. You need deep cleaning to get rid of that, but not even our Mick F would deep-clean a chain as often as it would ideally need in winter (multiple times per ride, sometimes). I...