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by robing
23 May 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Gout on a bike

axel_knutt wrote:
robing wrote:Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug

It killed my father.

Really? How?
by robing
22 May 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 189
Views: 29277

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

One thing that seems to be on the increase is drivers stopping anywhere - and I mean anywhere often in inconvenient or downright dangerous places. A lot of it is phone related. But instead of finding a safe place to pull over they stop anywhere they like.
by robing
20 May 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Gout on a bike

Allopurinol is a cheap and safe drug but needs to be taken lifelong as a preventative, so I think is why GPs aren't in a rush to prescribe. I coped for many years by treating flare ups with nsaid, but it progressed to a point where I needed to go on preventative. Avoiding dehydration is the most imp...
by robing
20 May 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fixed my sore knee due to torn meniscus.
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Fixed my sore knee due to torn meniscus.

I think the thinking is nowadays for degenerative type meniscus tears that most will get better with conservative treatment. I've had a few knee ops for meniscal tears and acl. The first meniscus tear was very painful and even walking was bad. Subsequent ones not as bad and not convinced surgery was...
by robing
15 May 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 622
Views: 107322

Re: A positive thread

Lovely ride out with Cuk then on my way back saw a weasel dart across the road :D
He was carrying something in his mouth. Glad he made it across the road ok.
by robing
13 May 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

One daft thing I did was putting the bike upside down to fix a puncture and unfortunately have scratched the saddle a bit :( It'll polish out if you keep riding it, like one of mine did when I parked the bike against a barbed wire fence and the pannier slipped off the post it was resting against. W...
by robing
13 May 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nuremberg to Venice in August
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Nuremberg to Venice in August

Don't know, but I might well be cycling through those countries around the same time so look forward to the answers! Particularly re accommodation - camping and cheaper hotels etc.
by robing
13 May 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

I've recently fitted a Brooks B17 Narrow to my touring bike and found the same. It was comfortable from the off but more so now it is broken in. There are dimples where my sit bones go. I also found it slippery and it took a lot of tinkering to fine tune the angle and also saddle height before I was...
by robing
8 May 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking Dover - Dunkirk ferry with child and bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Booking Dover - Dunkirk ferry with child and bikes

Have you thought about using the channel tunnel?

https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller ... /bicycles/

The booking number is a regular phone number, not premium rate.
by robing
7 May 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Booking Dover - Dunkirk ferry with child and bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Booking Dover - Dunkirk ferry with child and bikes

They have live chat during office hours.
by robing
7 May 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat tyre after bike in hot car
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Flat tyre after bike in hot car

update - after the initial flat tyre after leaving in car - pumped up again and now going down very slowly.
So I think Brucey was right, must have been some failure of the rubber, has partially resealed but need to replace tube.
Will always let some air out of my tyres in future!
by robing
3 May 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat tyre after bike in hot car
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Flat tyre after bike in hot car

Brucey I think you are right. It is more likely to be a failure of the rubber. I'll replace the tube when I get home :D
by robing
2 May 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat tyre after bike in hot car
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Flat tyre after bike in hot car

brynpoeth wrote:A steam locomotive has valves to stop the boiler exploding, maybe that happened here, by design?

Tyres are usually black, they might heat up more than one realises


I'm sure they heat up a great deal. What I don't understand is how it can lose pressure and then seem to recover?
by robing
2 May 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat tyre after bike in hot car
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Flat tyre after bike in hot car

It has happened to me before as well a couple of times (years apart), in both instances there was no adverse effect on the tube and I continued to use if after re-inflating with no further issues whatsoever. Neither tube was previously patched so I always suspected something happens with the valve....
by robing
2 May 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Flat tyre after bike in hot car
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Flat tyre after bike in hot car

So far it is staying inflated. However, I think there must have been a leak. High temperatures with nowhere to expand would lead to an increase in pressure which could lead to a breach if high enough. Anyway, my advice would be if you can't avoid leaving your bike in a hot car then let some air out ...