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by LittleGreyCat
15 Oct 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1674

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Well, I do have some kind of minor lurg. :(
However correlation is not causation.
I had been out for a couple of coldish dampish rides the two previous days.
I suspect that it is a reaction to the vaccine, though.
by LittleGreyCat
14 Oct 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 65
Views: 1674

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Just had mine.
I was feeling a bit tired anyway, and now I'm feeling a bit crap.
My left arm was aching and I thought "Grrr...flu jab" then I remembered I had it in my right arm.
Right arm now aching a little.
Then again it could just be the weather.
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Support vehicles and "rules".

One advantage of a support vehicle could be that if you couldn't for some reason find accommodation directly on your route, you could cycle to the nearest point on the route and then get a lift to the overnight stop then back to where you left off in the morning. This seems to be acceptable as you a...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. You have to click on the little down arrow to expand the table:- MODEL NO FD-...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I went to the web page linked, and saw: "The SHIMANO SORA R3030 front derailleur is compatible with wide ratio, 3x9 speed gear combinations." That's about it. No mention of tooth counts, maximum, minimum or gap. Scroll down to the section headed "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS". At the ...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Request for help with PhD Research
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Request for help with PhD Research

"Chronic" condition covers a multitude of sins. Asthma,T1 and T2 Diabetes for a start. CKD (as discussed in another thread). Piles, I assume. Arthritis? I'm sure that there is an enormously long list of ongoing (therefore chronic) as opposed to short term (therefore acute) conditions which...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

Just to underline the point about advertised compatibility or lack of it. You can look at the Shimano "Compatability Chart" https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-453&acid=C-455 .. If you look for 'drivetrain for road' -> 'front drivetrain compatibility' -> '3 x 9 speed' .... you...
by LittleGreyCat
12 Oct 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

I am currently working my way through shimano.com and there is an overwhelming amount of information about individual components on how to fit and service them. However, for example, I haven't yet found a document for a front derailleur which says something like "this FD is designed for a road...
by LittleGreyCat
11 Oct 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Front derailleur capabilities - source?

It might help if you told us exactly what you are hoping to achieve. <snip> As in the OP, I am hoping to find some kind of look up table which lists the capabilities of individual components such as front mechs. So that, for example, if I have a Sora AB-1234 front mech I can quickly check what the ...
by LittleGreyCat
10 Oct 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur capabilities - source?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Front derailleur capabilities - source?

In a discussion about gearing and gear changing strategies I saw several different options for a triple. So I went looking for some kind of table or specification which said what overall spread and inter-ring spread each derailleur was designed for (and how far you could go outside the design specif...
by LittleGreyCat
10 Oct 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: 3 Day Suffolk Tour

Just been reading the 4 Day Norfolk Tour recommendations. As I’m thinking of doing nearly similar length in Suffolk. I thought train from Liverpool Street, London to Darsham and riding on from there, via the coast, to Norwich (via Lowestoft). Already had a couple of great suggestions re a plan to c...
by LittleGreyCat
9 Oct 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1637

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

@531colin - I've just passed 69 so not that far behind you. Mind you, I am in flat Suffolk and I assume that you ride in Yorkshire which can require lower gearing. :shock: I'm not knocking Spa in any way - I bought a standard touring bike and love it to bits generally. :D It is only in this discussi...
by LittleGreyCat
8 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1637

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

Most of my bikes have 46/34/24 triple, I think there's one with 44/32/22, with 12 or 13 to 34 on the back. <snip> However, to-day I was out on a Spa prototype which was geared for a younger man, 48, 38, 28 and 11 to 32 on the back .....and I hardly got onto the big ring at all.<snip> but I want a c...
by LittleGreyCat
8 Oct 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worth considering if your out of puff
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

Re: CKD worth considering if your out of puff

Has anyone told you an eGFR value? https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/kidney-disease/diagnosis/ I am currently at Stage 3(a) for CKD but it doesn't seem to impair my cycling and nobody has suggested that is likely to have any impact. The value seems to vary year by year and test by test, and a high(ish) ...
by LittleGreyCat
5 Oct 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Aislaby (near Whitby) day rides & cafes

Thanks for the suggestions so far... Hills are fine (well within reason, I'm not sure I'd want to do Rosedale chimney more than once!). Does anyone know what the cycle path that runs from Whitby down to Robin Hoods Bay and on to Scarborough is like? Oh and anyone have any experience of taking a cou...