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by Colin_P
27 Aug 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 98
Views: 24404

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Time moves on... And all of a sudden I went down again and was shocked back, again. In the interim period from my last posts in 2017 I thought life had almost returned to normal except for the drugs. Out on the bike almost every day albeit short distances and a low speeds, but I've been out there! I...
by Colin_P
9 May 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double to triple conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Compact double to triple conversion

All responses so far are very much appreciated, thank you. In consideration of them, I'm leaning towards keeping the front as a double but reducing the size of both cogs. I'm on an elephant tranquilising dose of beta blockers which makes the tallest gears largely irrelevant anyway, I'd rather have, ...
by Colin_P
9 May 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact double to triple conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Compact double to triple conversion

About three months ago I bought a Boardman MTX8.8 Hybrid bike which overall I'm quite happy with. https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2171-mtx-8.8.html The exception is the compact double chainset (48/32) which I just cannot get on with. There is just too much of a jump for me when swapping...
by Colin_P
19 Aug 2019, 3:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 7571

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

It seems that it is solved and will remain open. https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/maidenhead/148879/royal-borough-and-cycling-organisations-issue-joint-statement-over-velolife-cafe.html I'm local'ish and it is in the most idealic location on a quiet country lane and does nobody any harm....
by Colin_P
24 Jul 2019, 7:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A pair of Pugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2177

Re: A pair of Pugs

That Gents one, I had one that looked exactly the same as your picture.

I got it, I think, when I was about 14 and rode it to school back in the early to mid 1980's.

I had such fond memories of it, I went out and bought another about five years ago.
by Colin_P
23 Jul 2019, 2:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about VeloViewer Explorer squares?
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Re: ... about VeloViewer Explorer squares?

It is good isn't it and that is an impressive grid !

Couple that with some Trigpointing and it gives some real purpose to otherwise random bike rides.
by Colin_P
16 Jul 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No bottle bosses
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: No bottle bosses

Those DMR clamp-ons are things of beauty. I've got a pair holding a second bottle on my old road bike.
by Colin_P
15 Jun 2019, 3:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

Re: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.

Do you know what type of long QT your have got, there are many?
by Colin_P
13 Nov 2018, 1:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower gearing for a Peugeot Pulse (c2000)
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Lower gearing for a Peugeot Pulse (c2000)

I've got a slightly older Peugeot what was a 12 speed racer made in 1984. I successfully fitted an MTB gear / chainset to it last year which comprises of a very low geared triple up front and an 11-34 (8 speed) at the back. I also fitted MTB derailleurs to suit and needed to swap out the bottom brac...
by Colin_P
27 Aug 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to age an older bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: How to age an older bike

If it has Weinman sidepull brake calipers, which are typical or that era, they are usually 'year' stamped. You will have to take them apart to see the stamp though.
by Colin_P
27 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Whether to buy a Carrera Crossfire or something equivalent

There is nothing wrong with the Halfords branded bikes. i.e. Carrera / Voodoo / Boardman, good components and better value for money than the branded bikes with the same or similar components on them. Their Apollo range is cheap and best avoided though. As with anything, there is badge snobbery. For...
by Colin_P
30 Jul 2018, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting Garmin Edge Securely
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Fitting Garmin Edge Securely

One of the "out front" type mounting brackets would alleviate your issues, very secure.

A genuine garmin one is quite expensive but non genuine ones can be had cheaply elsewhere online.
by Colin_P
23 Feb 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5864

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

I've just looked up BB7's The BB7 calipers are 157g (for the heaviest version) and a 160mm rotor is 74g for a 160mm stainless steel (most common) item which totals 231g. Whereas (randomly and crudely searched for).... A set of Shimano CX70 cantis is 139g (92g lighter than a single BB7 setup or 184g ...
by Colin_P
23 Feb 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5864

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

I'd say V's or Cantis over cable operated disc brakes would add <200g, not 1500g. Wearing out wheelsets gets boring and expensive but depends on when and where you ride. If your bike is a winter shed queen that never comes out between October and April then rims brakes maybe. If you are out in the w...
by Colin_P
22 Feb 2018, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 69
Views: 5864

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

Having just ridden 140 miles in the Southern Lake District - Cartmel, Bowland Bridge, High Newton, etc., I can’t for the life of me these days imagine why anyone would want either Cantis or V Brakes for touring especially in wet weather. The mechanical BB7 discs on my Spa Elan (thanks Colin!) never...