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by Gearoidmuar
28 May 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

Saddle way too high. I don't know about reach but elbow against nose of saddle how are fingertips in relation to bars?
by Gearoidmuar
17 May 2020, 7:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Do you always 'hurt'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Do you always 'hurt'?

I've been cycling for 40y and a lot of the time I've had aches etc., but I'll tell you something about knees. I've a post about Catalyst pedals etc., on this Health and Fitness forum. I've gone from having problem knees, both hurting in bed at night, to zero pain for months by changing my foot posit...
by Gearoidmuar
13 May 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adjusting brake lever for Shimano B01S type Hydraulic discs.
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Adjusting brake lever for Shimano B01S type Hydraulic discs.

Discs worn, grating. This pad assembly is removed from below on back brakes. You have to remove the wheel. Easy enough to replace, but my lever was too close to the bar when I pulled hard. I'd had to push the cylinders into the brake to fit the new blocks and the spring. What to do? Took out pads pu...
by Gearoidmuar
13 May 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Moulton TSR - a love story?
Replies: 101
Views: 2961

Re: My Moulton TSR - a love story?

I bought a Moulton APB 8x2 about 20y or more ago and toured on it a few times. The gear range was wanting but I loved the ride of the thing. I never messed with the specs. Did a 16d tour in Scotland on it once, solo. The splittability was very handy a couple of times, for taking it on a TGV in Franc...
by Gearoidmuar
16 Apr 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 38
Views: 1986

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

I usually use garage air pumps when on tour. I pump to about 50 psi. In 20 plus years doing this I have never had a problem, except once in the wrong way. In Thailand, it wouldn't put in any air. It just let it out and for some reason it wouldn't inflate, I think because there wasn't enough resista...
by Gearoidmuar
7 Apr 2020, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist Dismount sign for a railway crossing : Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 1784

There's a very simple reason... experience..WET!

When rails are wet they can be lethal... I didn't notice such a notice, which was there, once in Co.Tipperary. The rails were wet. I fell really hard and had a bruise the size of a dinnerplate. I was fortunate I didn't break my hip. Subsequently met other cyclists who'd had the same fall at the same...
by Gearoidmuar
28 Mar 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 33
Views: 2320

Re: Catalyst pedals, Flat pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

My historical approach to this was to ride on flats for maybe 2 weeks and then to observe my natural angle adopted subconsciously. It was always left pointing slightly in and right slightly out. That's what suited me until i tore my medial meniscus. Since then the further forward foot position with ...
by Gearoidmuar
23 Mar 2020, 7:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring with bulky camera gear
Replies: 48
Views: 2684

Re: Touring with bulky camera gear

Except for low light, there's a great all-in-one camera. Panasonic FZ1000. I've a load of cameras and if I don't want to change lenses, it gets taken. An alternative is something like a light MFT by Olympus or Panasonic with a cheap or expensive zoom. The 12-100 f4 Olympus lens is brilliant opticall...
by Gearoidmuar
21 Mar 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Wear
Replies: 24
Views: 1077

Re: Rim Wear

I have Andra rims on my tourer which uses V-Brakes and special Swissstop Blue blocks. I'm on my second or third set of blocks and have done 30,000 miles a lot of it loaded touring. That's a lot of miles on a pair of rims, or is it? good innings; what model Andra have you used? cheers Rigida Andra 3...
by Gearoidmuar
21 Mar 2020, 8:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Wear
Replies: 24
Views: 1077

Re: Rim Wear

I have Andra rims on my tourer which uses V-Brakes and special Swissstop Blue blocks. I'm on my second or third set of blocks and have done 30,000 miles a lot of it loaded touring. That's a lot of miles on a pair of rims, or is it?
by Gearoidmuar
16 Mar 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 33
Views: 2320

Re: Catalyst pedals, Flat pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

I was wondering how my knees have lasted for 30 years if they've been held in what would appear to be a very unnatural position. I have noticed that for the first couple of miles or so I start with my feet in the "old" position & then they settle into the new very pointy in position. ...
by Gearoidmuar
16 Mar 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to Remove Oil from Gore Dayglo Yellow Jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: How to Remove Oil from Gore Dayglo Yellow Jacket

Aspen 7 mower petrol is a very clean petrol. It's as good as you'll get for impossible stains. Used also by campstove fanatics, for Svea stoves. My daughter had crayoned carpet attacked by her 2y old perfect angel. Tried everything. No good. Completely cleaned by me with Aspen 7. Nary a trace.
by Gearoidmuar
11 Mar 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good GPS bike computer?
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Can anyone recommend a good GPS bike computer?

Got a Garmin GPS 62st in 2011. I've used it for lots of touring since. Never let me down. Totally waterproof. Goes for maybe 4days on a set of good batteries or more than a day on re-chargeables. Screen is small and not touchscreen.
by Gearoidmuar
11 Mar 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 33
Views: 2320

Re: Catalyst pedals, Flat pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

I was wondering how my knees have lasted for 30 years if they've been held in what would appear to be a very unnatural position. I have noticed that for the first couple of miles or so I start with my feet in the "old" position & then they settle into the new very pointy in position. ...