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by jqdsffjdsoge
10 Dec 2015, 4:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: My weight and fitness
Replies: 85
Views: 3697

My weight and fitness

I'm 50, measure 6'3" and currently about 17 and a half stone. My daily commute into and out of London is 20 miles, which is about 80 miles a week since I work from home one day. I am typically absolutely buzzing when I get into work after ten miles. A shower and into the office, and I feel fine...
by jqdsffjdsoge
10 Dec 2015, 4:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?
Replies: 238
Views: 7333

Re: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?

because capitalism demands economic growth which demands more people. Government is a bigger part of the economy then anytime in history, I wouldn’t call that capitalism. Well, that's probably because you buy into the Tory myth that Conservatives == small government whereas Socialism == big governm...
by jqdsffjdsoge
10 Dec 2015, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?
Replies: 238
Views: 7333

Re: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?

I don't mean to get on my high horse but does anyone else think that people in cars are partly responsible for the current weather? I'm of an age where I remember winters meant snow. Nowadays, the norm is flooding. In the Independent it mentioned the current weather is the new norm. If reputable co...
by jqdsffjdsoge
9 Dec 2015, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

No worries - just to let you know that the inner bolt can be very difficult to move if you have never adjusted it. I thought I was going to break it when I did it but it came good in the end. I would recommend you remove wheels the first time you do it. After that it should be easy. The first free ...
by jqdsffjdsoge
9 Dec 2015, 11:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

grani wrote:The main thing is adjusting for wear by moving the pads inwards. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r8WrWis_JGs

Complete installation and adjustment is of course a bit more involved but once they are set up (as I hope the bike shop did) you should only really worry about wear.


Thanks for that, mate.
by jqdsffjdsoge
9 Dec 2015, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

The original organic pads that came with my Spyres were very quiet but wore out quickly. I tend to favour the rear so the that one wore out in around 2000 miles. I replaced it with Aztec sintered pads and both performance and wear rate improved. The noise did unfortunately increase but it is tolera...
by jqdsffjdsoge
9 Dec 2015, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

Different pads have different life. The new pads put in bikes as sold are sometimes pretty cheap, and might not last much longer than yours have. Riding in dirty conditions or very hilly places can also reduce life, as can a damaged disk. If you do need new brake pads, ask the shop about some longe...
by jqdsffjdsoge
9 Dec 2015, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Disc Brake Pads -- Longevity ?

As subject, really. I have disc brakes. My first bike ever with them, and she's done about 750 miles since I got her (new), and the brakes are getting a bit iffy. Is this about a normal rate of wear? I'm getting the bike serviced tomorrow. Do they need replaced or can they be tightened the same way ...
by jqdsffjdsoge
3 Dec 2015, 2:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra and Underpants?
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Re: Lycra and Underpants?

Hi, If you go for simpler Briefs with thin seams and normally thinner waist band not classis Y fronts then should not be a problem. I can manage about 200 miles one day before its tender, I realise expensive shorts (lycra) do support but that's my main problem with thin shorts on their own. Saddle ...
by jqdsffjdsoge
3 Dec 2015, 2:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra and Underpants?
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Re: Lycra and Underpants?

What's the solution to this? If I cycle sans Y-fronts, then I obviously have to buy a second pair of shorts and wash them every day, for reasons of hygiene. Use tight fitting shorts liners (with or without pad - without for me) which shift the seams away. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLOOPEFITSHT/o...
by jqdsffjdsoge
3 Dec 2015, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra and Underpants?
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Re: Lycra and Underpants?

Want me to send you an old pair of shorts? No pants under your shorts, your perineum knows this, now so do you. Cheers, I'll PM you my address. ;-) OK, then. Second pair of lycra, coming up.... Bought a second pair of shorts. Told my wife on the phone the reasons for having two. 'Ewwwww... that is ...
by jqdsffjdsoge
3 Dec 2015, 8:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra and Underpants?
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Re: Lycra and Underpants?

rabmania wrote:Want me to send you an old pair of shorts? No pants under your shorts, your perineum knows this, now so do you.


Cheers, I'll PM you my address. ;-)

OK, then. Second pair of lycra, coming up....
by jqdsffjdsoge
3 Dec 2015, 8:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lycra and Underpants?
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Lycra and Underpants?

I commute daily, 10.5 miles each way, and in lycra shorts. Supremely comfortable, but I wear underpants. The seam of these has created a small 'slit' in the skin on my perineum - you know, the bit between my .. well, anyway. This is extremely painful, and often has me crying out when lifting myself ...
by jqdsffjdsoge
20 Nov 2015, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's wrong with lycra?
Replies: 56
Views: 3816

Re: What's wrong with lycra?

Seem to be several anti lycra comments on here - got me wondering - what's wrong with lycra? Is it not suitable for touring or something? I used to cycle in a pair of cotton, khaki shorts. That was OK on my tourer with a Brooks saddle, but once I got a 'racer' with the saddle like a razor blade (ay...
by jqdsffjdsoge
20 Nov 2015, 11:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter bike - do you bother?
Replies: 49
Views: 3333

Re: Winter bike - do you bother?

I was out riding with a new group the other day when someone glanced at my carbon Cannondale Synapse (with Campag Zonda Wheels) "make a really good winter bike that" he said :shock: I don't think he was joking either. Personally, I've never bothered, mostly because I've saved up and bough...