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by Gearoidmuar
8 Jan 2021, 6:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How to keep bike fit when roads too dodgy.
Replies: 8
Views: 557

How to keep bike fit when roads too dodgy.

I discovered this by accident, literally, about 12y ago. I was hit by a car which smashed 3 of my fingers and severed an extensor finger tendon, necessitating 14w off with only walking, or bus available to me as a mode of transport. I walked everywhere which included 3 walks up to Cork's then orthop...
by Gearoidmuar
6 Jan 2021, 10:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 51
Views: 9310

Re: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

Follow up. Almost zero pain for the past year. Still using mid-sole pedal axle position.
by Gearoidmuar
1 Jan 2021, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Ireland
Replies: 82
Views: 5572

Re: Ireland.

Ireland has had a common travel area with the UK since before common market membership. For the British Cycletourist Ireland is well worth visiting at pleasant times of the year. In fact, with the requisite knowledge it's great. I'm from Cork and have toured a helluva lot of Ireland, a helluva lot ...
by Gearoidmuar
31 Dec 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Ireland
Replies: 82
Views: 5572

Touring Ireland

Ireland has had a common travel area with the UK since before common market membership. For the British Cycletourist Ireland is well worth visiting at pleasant times of the year. In fact, with the requisite knowledge it's great. I'm from Cork and have toured a helluva lot of Ireland, a helluva lot o...
by Gearoidmuar
2 Dec 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?
Replies: 90
Views: 2931

Re: Did we miss the best touring rear hub ever?

Mick I"ve a Rohloff on my tourer but have a Tern p24h which has a shimano three speed hub which takes an 8sp cassette, a dual drive system and the gear range is I think, bigger than my Rohloff.
by Gearoidmuar
24 Nov 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lifespan of carbon forks?
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Lifespan of carbon forks?

"Carbon fiber is five-times stronger than steel and twice as stiff." https://www.innovativecomposite.com/what-is-carbon-fiber/ tim-b Forgive me if I'm being thick (quite possible) but am somewhat puzzled. As I thought some cycling folks on rides had told me that carbon was good for soakin...
by Gearoidmuar
20 Nov 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3213

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

I repair bikes for a living. Over 20+ years I have replaced countless broken rear axles on bikes with screw on freewheels - most for not over weight people who use their bikes for commuting only. I have NEVER seen a broken cassette hub rear axle (or even bend). Better design, and probably better me...
by Gearoidmuar
18 Nov 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3365

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

Not the UK, but in the Republic of Ireland..

Newcastle in Co.Cork.
Moscow in Co.Clare
Waterloo near Blarney, Co.Cork.
Paris (half of Heir Island, Co.Cork)
by Gearoidmuar
9 Nov 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof
Replies: 53
Views: 2311

Re: Cycle Jacket, Breathable & Waterproof

Nikwax Paramo. Nothing like them. Made really for walking but one of mine is 11y old and I've used it for all my bike tours in that time and for winter cycling etc. It's ultra-breathable but you won't get wet through to your base layer. You've to wash it occasionally in a special detergent.
by Gearoidmuar
26 Oct 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes & Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Diabetes & Cycling

I'm on a low carb diet for years to control my weight, which it does, but I'm not diabetic. This diet is beneficial for type 2 diabetics BUT it's not widely known that it also is beneficial for much smoother control of type 1 diabetes. This isn't something to jump into by yourself, but there are sev...
by Gearoidmuar
22 Oct 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Eye Colour
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Eye Colour

Maybe they are separate traits. My wife has green eyes as I have. Same shade. She hates bright light and wear sunglasses in it. I'd only use sunglasses for snow glare etc.
by Gearoidmuar
22 Oct 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: What to do...

I've dealt with this issue in a previous post. I used cleats for many years except in winter, and 3y ago ruptured medial cartilage in one knee, spontaneously. Was bother by this variable until nearly a year ago when I tried Catalyst Pedals, a long MTB pedal with studs. Miracle cure. Without pain in...
by Gearoidmuar
17 Oct 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 808

What to do...

I've dealt with this issue in a previous post. I used cleats for many years except in winter, and 3y ago ruptured medial cartilage in one knee, spontaneously. Was bother by this variable until nearly a year ago when I tried Catalyst Pedals, a long MTB pedal with studs. Miracle cure. Without pain in ...
by Gearoidmuar
29 Sep 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20
Replies: 49
Views: 3367

Re: Bike Stuff at Aldi This Sunday 27/9/20

I got the lights. Very impressive intensity. Also got a jersey and a pair of non-bib tights.
by Gearoidmuar
4 Sep 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 66
Views: 3604

Re: Knee Pain

I've another post on this on this section, but what fixed my knee pain, so for for 9 months, is ditching clip ins which I'd used for many years and going to flats with my foot in a mid-sole over pedal axle position. Tried the longer Catalyst pedals which gave me this instant cure and I'd recommend t...