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by Lucyhan
1 Jan 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike washing
Replies: 36
Views: 1612

Re: Bike washing

My hubby uses wet wipes and swears by them.
by Lucyhan
26 Nov 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorist needs advice on incident inolving cyclist
Replies: 31
Views: 2948

Re: Motorist needs advice on incident inolving cyclist

What has struck me from this post is why was a cyclist speeding along outside a school? I am sure all cyclists have had near misses where a pedestrian has stepped into the road as they have not heard the bicycle approaching. There usually is a lot of parked cars outside schools, along with busy pare...
by Lucyhan
27 Jun 2016, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?
Replies: 11
Views: 4701

Re: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?

My workplace also runs the Cycle2work scheme which you are supposed to purchase your bicycle from Halfords. However I rang the phone number of the scheme which was on the paperwork and the staff member was very helpful in telling me all the local shops where I could buy the bicycle from. I have now ...
by Lucyhan
3 May 2016, 4:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Losing weight
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Re: Losing weight

You've been eating too much. Sounds blunt but that's the physics of the situation. Oh and good luck btw. I've lost 11kg this year with 11kg to go to my goal. Thanks that was good advice, I think sometimes we kid ourselves that we have been eating less than we have been. I had put on a few pounds ov...
by Lucyhan
21 Jun 2015, 6:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: another cycle2work noob after the same old help...
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: another cycle2work noob after the same old help...

My company's cycle 2 work scheme is also through Halfords but a number of independent cycle shops are signed up to this scheme also. Ring up the Halford's cycle2work scheme helpline and they will tell you which ones they are. I did this and was given a few to chose from, and bought a very nice Trek ...
by Lucyhan
18 May 2015, 9:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: WHO report: 74% of men & 64% women in UK overweight by 2030
Replies: 47
Views: 2216

Re: WHO report: 74% of men & 64% women in UK overweight by

Whatever method you use anyone can see that this nation is getting fatter. Back in the 1980s a day's cycling would include a stop at in a field or park bench and consume home made sandwiches and tea from a flask. Now we stop at coffee shops, drink lattes full of milk and sugar and eat slices of cake...
by Lucyhan
4 Apr 2015, 8:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where I can buy a Tourer, South Birmingham
Replies: 21
Views: 2839

Re: Where I can buy a Tourer, South Birmingham

Have a spin to Kenilworth and have a look at Mike Vaughan cycles, they are very helpful and have quite a few bikes on show. Whilst there have a coffee with free toast at The Almanack.
by Lucyhan
23 Mar 2015, 7:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: low fat diet burns more calories than low carbs **SURVEY**
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: low fat diet burns more calories than low carbs **SURVEY

Non of the above. I want to lose weight and exercise but exercise especially cycling makes you hungry.

There is no way I can only eat 600 (500 for women) calories a day. I am grumpy in the best of times :?
by Lucyhan
22 Mar 2015, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike but getting pain in collar bone
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: New bike but getting pain in collar bone

My new bike is a road bike as was the old one. The aerodynamics is a good point, as well as little and often think I will persevere for a bit. Thanks
by Lucyhan
22 Mar 2015, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike but getting pain in collar bone
Replies: 8
Views: 716

New bike but getting pain in collar bone

I have recently purchased a new bike and have done 2 short rides on it. I am very pleased with it except that whilst riding developed a pain in my collar bone. I measured the width of the handlebars when I got home and the new bike is 4 cm narrower than the old bike. What do you experienced cyclists...
by Lucyhan
16 Jan 2015, 6:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93625

Re: Ten Miles a Day

What is the best way to log your miles, using an app like strava, writing it down in a book, creating a spreadsheet? Any other ideas as my new years resolution to log my miles has already been broken and by December 2015 I really want to see how many miles I have done. Reading all your logs is reall...
by Lucyhan
11 Jan 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon frame chain rings.
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: carbon frame chain rings.

Thanks for the replies. We have now found out that a few women's road bikes have a triple chain ring which maybe the answer. Also Trek bikes, now I come to think of it my hybrid trek has an annoying click on each pedal turn. This comes and goes for no apparent reason. Lots of people have looked at i...
by Lucyhan
11 Jan 2015, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon frame chain rings.
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: carbon frame chain rings.

Why do you dislike Trek, Is there something I should know before parting with hard earned cash?
by Lucyhan
11 Jan 2015, 8:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: carbon frame chain rings.
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

carbon frame chain rings.

I am in the process of purchasing a women's carbon road bike, probably a Trek.
On my current bike, a carbon Boardman 2011 I have 42/34 chain rings. The new bikes have 50/34, does anyone know if I can replace this to a 42/34? The bike shops all say the best they can do is a 46/34.