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by cyclop
1 Jan 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1925

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Hi, How long you had nerve problem? I have suffered nerve problem in my thigh for and probably affected calf 20 Years. Result is muscle wastage (hardly noticeable) but can be seen and measured (tape rule) only cycling and work physical lifting etc has kept it minimal I reckon. One month after ulna ...
by cyclop
31 Dec 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1925

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Started the year still recovering from a bulging disc,finished it with 8 rides in 8 days,feeling pretty good despite permanent femoral nerve injury leaving an atrophied vastus medialis and numb inner calf(saphenous nerve).No pain and as comfortable on the bike as I,ve ever been which I put down to t...
by cyclop
27 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: helmet cam - Drift Stealth 2 - advice sought
Replies: 1
Views: 131

helmet cam - Drift Stealth 2 - advice sought

Just acquired a used drift stealth 2 helmet cam.Can,t really work out best combo of exposure number,frames per sec and resolution for a)max run time b)enough detail for any incidents e.g.number plates etc.Anyone got one of these?Exposure numbers are plus and minus 1 to 4
by cyclop
17 Dec 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Well do ya ,punk?"
Replies: 4
Views: 307

"Well do ya ,punk?"

"The question you gotta ask yourself is this.Do you feel lucky today?" Well,actually Mr Eastwood(he,s holding a 44 magnum,no,not the ice cream) I do feel lucky ,not just today,but most days.I feel lucky to be healthy enough to push the pedals around vigorously,lucky to be doing it in a lov...
by cyclop
16 Dec 2019, 6:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

Re: sweating

Taking on some of your advice,I,ve now got a brynge string shirt and a gore windstopper.The shirt works for me,under a polartec 100 layer and gilet.I,m just getting damp patches now rather than a sodden baselayer.Not at all sure about the windstopper though.Baselayers pretty sodden so not ideal.
by cyclop
13 Dec 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 61
Views: 1781

Re: How's your weather?

It,s been a nigh on perfect winter,s day ride.5degrees,gentle headwind,great skies with clouds massing over the lakes,sun making an appearance casting long shadows.55ml run out west from gretna,hugging the coast round to glencaple for lunch in a beautiful cafe on the edge of the river Nith.Wind pick...
by cyclop
11 Dec 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

Nice machine.Is that a bulge in the front guard or an optical illusion,maybe some black on the box?
by cyclop
5 Dec 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend an axle (and possibly pedal) vice insert
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Recommend an axle (and possibly pedal) vice insert

Re: double thickness copper tube.Just crush a short length with the vice or a hammer to give double thickness.
by cyclop
27 Nov 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

Re: sweating

The trick I use on long rides in very cold dry weather is to put my windproof/waterproof layer in the middle. This way a thin inner layer will get damp with sweat while the thicker outer layer stays dry. As daft as it sounds, I stay warmer in the long run. YMMV ........ :D Interesting solution whic...
by cyclop
26 Nov 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2262

sweating

It,s a cold,breezy day so two layers plus windproof.Cafe stop, base layer almost sodden,then return home taking ages to warm up,unpleasant.Next ride,same deal except an extra zipped long sleeve over the windproof to change into at the cafe,much better.Never done this in my cycling life.Anybody else ...
by cyclop
25 Nov 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long to fix a pothole ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1657

Re: How long to fix a pothole ?

The roads in East Lothian are great for cycling on but there's a growing number of big potholes and serious damage. I've been reporting these a few at a time using the CTC App. The first of these was three weeks ago. A displaced catseye leaving a hole 500 by 300 by over a 100 mm deep. I checked yes...
by cyclop
15 Nov 2019, 7:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kinotrope
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Kinotrope

Form before function springs to mind.
by cyclop
14 Nov 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards

Slimtim wrote:To be fair to Halfords they have been helpful and supplied new clips. The guards now fit very well without any undue stresses on the fittings.

Took them on a long and rough ride today and all good.

I,m happy for you that they,ve survived one ride at least.Keep us updated.
by cyclop
10 Nov 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1441

Re: Winter Air

Temps haven't dropped below 7degC here. Cross the bridge from Cornwall into England, and the A390 is gritted, but the A390 in Cornwall isn't gritted. The bridge over the border is only 100yds long. :lol: This is the bridge, with Your's Truly coming across from England on my way to JOG to LE in 2006...
by cyclop
7 Nov 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards

FWIW this method of securing the stays is not fit for purpose.Nothing is secured in a positive way.All plastic fittings do not bode well ,I,ve had these things and they didn,t last.Sorry!!