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by 1942alexander
28 Aug 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: making helmet sponge replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: making helmet sponge replacement

This is the helmet, Brucey.

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by 1942alexander
27 Aug 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: making helmet sponge replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: making helmet sponge replacement

The other option is to find someone that has kept the spare foam pads that came with some helmets; for example for years Bell helmets came in two shell sizes and adjustments within each shell size were made using pads of different thicknesses. Up to three different thicknesses were supplied so ther...
by 1942alexander
9 Apr 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Hi Vorpal, I don't think that you will easily find an equivalency between the two. I would just suggest keeping on until it 'feels' equivalent. That was my exact intention, when Spain extended the lockdown and I knew then that some other kind of exercise would have to be found. When I bought the vil...
by 1942alexander
9 Apr 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Jamesh wrote:How about a couple of resistance bands which could put round your next and down to your feet whilst sitting on floor and cycle against the resistance they give?

Yes, that's a great idea. I have none and can't get any but I wonder if an inner tube will do the job.
Alex
by 1942alexander
9 Apr 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Hi Jamesh, I'm not sure you've understood the implications of plantar fasciitis. It's a repetitive strain injury to the foot, caused, in my case, by marathon training. It's very difficult to get rid of and hurts like hell immediately you get out of bed. At the moment it's OK but a long walk or a sho...
by 1942alexander
8 Apr 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Did all my running (marathons) between 1996 and 2011 when I took up cycling again. Running gave me plantar fasciitis and chronic bursitis in my bum. It's only 100 yards to the supermarket, downhill, so not a lot of exercise, but coming back with the shopping, alone, as only one person at a time can ...
by 1942alexander
8 Apr 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Hi Mick F. I gather you're stuck out there? Are there no flights back to Blighty or even mainland Europe? Although we can't get home because all flights are cancelled, (see TFS Departures,) we're not really "stuck" here. Usually we arrive in December for the winter but were delayed this ye...
by 1942alexander
8 Apr 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Thanks Tangled Metal, had a quick look at the site and it seems like general exercise, which is great but not the specific alternative, which is what I'm after, but I'll have a longer browse later.
Alex
by 1942alexander
8 Apr 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Thanks for that peetee. Cadence usually 65ish x 60 = 3900. I probably wouldn't walk for a week if I did that many steps. Step-ups at that height must be far more difficult than a pedal push and what I would like to know is, "Can anyone relate the effort of pedaling to the effort involved in ste...
by 1942alexander
8 Apr 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to cycling during lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Alternative to cycling during lockdown

Hi, Here I am in Tenerife since 3rd Feb. Beautiful sunshine, empty roads, no pedestrians, fantastic, except I'm in complete lockdown. Only allowed out for food, bank or medical reasons. Can't buy a turbo, no shops open. Alternative exercise required. Using a small folding step/stool at the moment to...
by 1942alexander
29 Jan 2020, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?
Replies: 80
Views: 2739

Re: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?

Mine's not a boring dull colour and not hard to clean.

I only take it out on lovely sunny days... :lol:

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by 1942alexander
9 Jan 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 795

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

I have the one in Mick F's photo. Super design, well made and goes in my boot during the bike ride. Easily fitted, doesn't shake about, even at speed and is adjustable in width. Also used to take my vintage bikes to cycle shows.
Alex
by 1942alexander
30 Nov 2019, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Tenerife cycling and bike hire.

Hi, I usually overwinter in Tenerife and keep a vintage Colnago Master out there. I've ridden up Teide quite a few times but not to the top. I stay in San Eugenio near the windmill and have always gone by way of Guia de Isora and Chio which is a monotonous grind and involves an almost continuous cli...
by 1942alexander
11 Jan 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Family Outing
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Family Outing

Taken this afternoon in Tenerife, this friendly Ukrainian family on a beach outing.

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Wish I'd have been so lucky 70 odd years ago.
by 1942alexander
6 Sep 2018, 10:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building jig... Latest design.
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Wheel building jig... Latest design.

ratherbeintobago wrote:Wheelpro or your own design?


Heath Robinson inspired but my design, although I question the "design" attribute.