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by Gearoidmuar
4 Sep 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 64
Views: 3124

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...
by Gearoidmuar
24 Aug 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I'm tilted over to one side!
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: I'm tilted over to one side!

I know somebody who developed a new tilt to one side with one arm more bent than the other. A year later the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease was made. It can present with increased tone in one arm. But it must be rare as a presentation. There was no pain present at any stage.
by Gearoidmuar
24 Aug 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 67
Views: 5574

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

There is a large pond full of birds in Cork, called the Lough. In Cork, when Maillard was prominent, it was generally pronounced as Mallard. I was in Harding's bike shop in Cork maybe about 1990 when Victor, the assistant asked George Harding, the owner, if he'd seen a Mallard block lying around. No...
by Gearoidmuar
16 Aug 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Comfort and folding bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Comfort and folding bikes

I've had and still have an old Moulton APB. They don't fold but they split in two in 30 seconds or so. 20in wheels. Front and rear suspension, very comfortable BUT you can't ride no hands at all. Can be had with drop or straight bars. Mine has straight with bar ends. I've done several tours on it an...
by Gearoidmuar
3 Aug 2020, 9:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 72
Views: 2423

I'm shocked!

I'm shocked at many eating total rubbish. 1. You need protein. You need it for muscle/bone maintenance and as well for satiety. Eggs, meat, fish. Beans etc are of secondary quality. 2. Very high carb and little else is just bad. 3. I'm a low carber and it's controlled my weight for six and a half ye...
by Gearoidmuar
18 Jul 2020, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any experiences with a carbon framed Merida ( or Merida in general )
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Any experiences with a carbon framed Merida ( or Merida in general )

I've a Carbon Fibre Merida 29er. Very good in every respect.
by Gearoidmuar
14 Jul 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 46
Views: 5316

Re: Alternative pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

It may be your norm. My left foot points in and my right out.
by Gearoidmuar
4 Jul 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine SG-S7001-11
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: SFG?

Brucey wrote:
Gearoidmuar wrote:What's SFG? G, I take it is grease.


semi-fluid grease


I wouldn't have guessed that! Thanks. You de man!
by Gearoidmuar
3 Jul 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine SG-S7001-11
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: SFG?

What's SFG? G, I take it is grease.
by Gearoidmuar
2 Jul 2020, 6:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Tendons

I had a knee problem especially in my right knee due to a torn medial meniscus. Bothered me for more than 2y when I did something drastic. I started using catalyst pedals which are MTB pedals longer than usual where you aim to get the middle of your arch over the pedal axle rather than further forwa...
by Gearoidmuar
2 Jul 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 41
Views: 1399

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

Ortlieb Roller Classics. 24y old. Have had a few dozen tours. Still perfect.
by Gearoidmuar
30 Jun 2020, 7:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1344

Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

I did a lot of my 87 bike tours on converted MTBs with 26in wheels. They're ideal. In fact my current tourer is a 26in wheeled Rohloff Hub tourer by Thorn. The advantages of MTBs are great gear range. great brakes. No pinch punctures ever. Stronger wheels. I see you also have ergo grips. They're gre...
by Gearoidmuar
30 Jun 2020, 7:49am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Except for ballet, karate and other similar pursuits...

Stretching is not only not necessary but can cause injury. I got achilles tendonitis in 1988. Lasted a year. Stopped stretching (which everyone at the time said you must do). It never came back. I campaigned against stretching for years on-line and was roundly attacked for it. Then the Australian ar...
by Gearoidmuar
30 Jun 2020, 7:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Except for ballet, karate and other similar pursuits...

Stretching is not only not necessary but can cause injury. I got achilles tendonitis in 1988. Lasted a year. Stopped stretching (which everyone at the time said you must do). It never came back. I campaigned against stretching for years on-line and was roundly attacked for it. Then the Australian ar...
by Gearoidmuar
23 Jun 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Just not improving?
Replies: 32
Views: 1436

Re: Just not improving?

Stop measuring yourself. Take it easy on hills. Hills will kill you till you're aerobically fit. Twirl up them. Easy training will get you more aerobically fit. If you continuously flog yourself you don't improve. I'm 70. When I was about 40 I always pushed myself. I could get up to about 18.5mph do...