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by AMMoffat
9 Apr 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: XXXXL clothing needed for a mountainbiker

Welcome back into the cycling fold and good luck with regaining your fitness. Shorts, not longs but at least there might be a size that fits: https://fatladattheback.com/mens-moutain-bike/mens-mtb-shorts/mens-mountain-bike-shorts-s-m-l-xl-2xl-3xl Perhaps these coupled with leg warmers until summer a...
by AMMoffat
4 Apr 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Identify this mystery accessory. Solved
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Identify this mystery accessory

:P Did these BB-fit dynamos have a useful lifespan? I can't think of a worse place on a bike for getting wet and muddy! IME they were much less prone to slippage (though not immune) than side-wall dynamos. My husband still has a system on one of his bikes and my one may well be in a box somewhere ha...
by AMMoffat
4 Apr 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1578

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

Just found a good site for information. They carry out GPS training courses but also sell units. Good reviews and recommendations. One point they made is bundled mapping. It is cheaper to buy mapping with the unit. For example full UK 50k mapping bought with the GPS might cost £50 or separately £20...
by AMMoffat
3 Apr 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?
Replies: 66
Views: 1578

Re: A reasonable walking GPS that's good for cycling too?

I'm with Mick F on the Garmin Montana. Large screen and good clear maps. The interface is rather clunky and non-intuitive and it is quite heavy and looks chunky on the bike but in terms of practicality for both walking and cycling it's great.
by AMMoffat
3 Apr 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?
Replies: 37
Views: 3702

Re: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?

Okay, I stand corrected :) . Maybe the designers of bike racks are learning. I've not seen the version of that style with the additional locking loop but have given up on plenty of similar ones without it and resorted to the nearest lamp post.
by AMMoffat
3 Apr 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?
Replies: 37
Views: 3702

Re: Bike security - what do you use? Locks?

It looks like the person locking that bike (or should I say wheel :lol: ) was really stupid but you tell me how a U lock can be used to lock the frame (or anything other than a wheel) to that bike stand. This is a prime example of a so-called cycle facility that has been designed by someone with no ...
by AMMoffat
21 Mar 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 30
Views: 1056

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

It must be a relief to get the surgery out of the way. Do laps of your close count towards your 30 miles per day? :mrgreen:

Good luck with your recovery.
by AMMoffat
11 Mar 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: large Rubber O rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: large Rubber O rings

I joined 2 smaller rubber o rings together to fit a Sigma transmitter to my suspension forks.
by AMMoffat
5 Mar 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6267

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

actually I looked on SJS and there were more options than I expected. You can't get mavic rims in 36hx559 any more though....? cheers https://shop.mavic.com/en-gb/xm-117-j26100.html#1028=3283&1035=3504&1039=3515. Any LBS should be able to get hold of one of these even though not sold online...
by AMMoffat
2 Mar 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overtaking roadies?
Replies: 84
Views: 8439

Re: Overtaking roadies?

I, on occasion, have a bit of a "race" on the way to/from work when either someone has passed me or I've passed them. I say "race" because I'm on a fairly heavy tourer usually carrying laptop and work clothes and I'm not fast over any sort of distance. Generally it is done with g...
by AMMoffat
26 Feb 2019, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]
Replies: 25
Views: 3215

Re: Fatbergs. [ Enjoy your dinner :) ]

How is it that in much of Central and South America, where even toilet paper cannot be flushed down the toilets but instead put in bins, that the local population, and Brits when on our holidays, manage to refrain from flushing the incorrect items down the toilet but we fail to manage it at home?
by AMMoffat
26 Feb 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 7920

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

+ 1 for the Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow. I've always used Brooks saddles on my bikes (Professional S and the sprung Countess) which I find totally comfortable. Last year I was looking to shed some weight from my mountain bike for a week long off-road trip so I tried out a couple of alternative saddle...
by AMMoffat
21 Feb 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours
Replies: 73
Views: 11414

Re: RTW cyclist fined £75 for cycling through Bedford town centre during prohibited hours

Peterborough: no cycling on Bridge Street at any time (very wide pedestrianised street); wider city core subject to 'dismount' order if riding 'furiously' The cycling restriction on Bridge Street in Peterborough is between 9am and 6pm. It is unclear why only that part of the city centre has a cycli...
by AMMoffat
18 Feb 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling After Giving Blood
Replies: 38
Views: 7090

Re: Cycling After Giving Blood

I've always suffered similar effects despite always being told that the blood lost through donation was replaced after 4 days. When I played hockey I had to stop giving blood during the hockey season because of the drop in performance for the 2 weeks afterwards, which was not conducive to maintainin...
by AMMoffat
16 Feb 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 38
Views: 5449

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

I've had quite a few memory cards of various formats over the years from MyMemory . They seem to be well priced and, as far as I can tell, genuine. I usually get SanDisk or Samsung cards. Their stuff ships from Switzerland. Under £4 including postage shipped from Hong Kong doesn't inspire me with c...