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by AMMoffat
2 Feb 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1302

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I had a knee replacement 4 years ago. One thing I learned from my post-op physio classes is that everyone progresses at different speeds depending on the amount of swelling. I was able to turn the pedals with the saddle at a normal height after 12-14 weeks. Before that, as others have said, I raised...
by AMMoffat
10 Dec 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

I am a female also long in the leg and have given up trying to find winter cycling longs that fit and are long enough. For longer, colder rides I don a pair of these to fill the gap: https://rab.equipment/uk/hunza-stretch-mid-gaiter. They are slim fitting compared with regular long gaiters and are ...
by AMMoffat
10 Dec 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

I am a female also long in the leg and have given up trying to find winter cycling longs that fit and are long enough. For longer, colder rides I don a pair of these to fill the gap: https://rab.equipment/uk/hunza-stretch-mid-gaiter. They are slim fitting compared with regular long gaiters and are a...
by AMMoffat
30 Nov 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 2950

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

These should keep your hands warm but you'll need to take out a 2nd mortgage on your house: https://www.sealskinz.com/by-activity/r ... -black.htm
by AMMoffat
6 Nov 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?

I use full Zefal MTB toeclips on all my bikes as they give me a wider option of shoes/boots but change to studded flat pedals for any serious mountain biking. The reason for this is that I've found on very rough and/technical ground if I have to take my feet out of toeclips for any reason when I try...
by AMMoffat
13 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 911

Re: Shoe sizing

In my opinion shoe manufacturers fail to grasp the concept of foot shape*. I feel especially sorry for (fashionable) women who wear shoes that have no realtion to the shape of their feet and end up with squash-up toes. Not a pretty sight. * Not enough room in the toe-box area. ** I have found a bra...
by AMMoffat
2 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: One Time Pass Code?
Replies: 59
Views: 1413

Re: One Time Pass Code?

I think you can choose to get the secure code via E-mail. Surely almost everyone who uses the internet has E-mail - if not, it's pretty easy to set up a webmail account. Which poses the question: How secure is E-mail? I don't know - perhaps it depends on the strength of your password? Email is inde...
by AMMoffat
30 Aug 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb or not; and what size?
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: Ortlieb or not; and what size?

It's up to you how much you carry but I'd have thought you could manage with a pair of front rollers, or your existing front panniers if they are a similar size, on the back with the sleeping bag in a dry bag strapped to the rack. It can also help to carry a small packable rucksack that you can use ...
by AMMoffat
25 Aug 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hard case for folding 20”
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Hard case for folding 20”

Airnimal do a trailer case for the 24" Joey http://airnimal.eu/products/accessories/#.XWJsgkDTU0N
by AMMoffat
31 Jul 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing not quite straight Datatag sticker
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Removing not quite straight Datatag sticker

On the previous system with the microchip for the tube I once received several frame stickers that wouldn't come off the backing paper. Datatag were able to replace those. Only they will be able to tell you what they can do with the current system. Why don't you email or ring Datatag and ask them.
by AMMoffat
30 Jul 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size bike do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 2794

Re: What size bike do I need?

5'10" with a 32" inside leg is quite a short inside leg measurement relative to height. I'd go for the size that means that the seat at the right height is no higher than the bars and then you can sort the reach with the right stem. That's assuming you are not doing any serious racing and ...
by AMMoffat
27 Jul 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Topeak DX Supertourist Rack. Do I really need the disc version?

I fitted the disc version to my MTB last week. The foot extensions allow it to clear seat stay mounted calipers (see below). The non-disc version should be fine on your bike with the caliper on the chainstay. 20190727_142101.jpg According to the Topeak website there is a version of the Super Tourist...
by AMMoffat
26 Jul 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Size 6 EEE width Ladies shoes with recessed cleats
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: Size 6 EEE width Ladies shoes with recessed cleats

My feet are too wide for most ladies shoes except for a very few specific brands and those do not include cycling brands. I suggest your wife looks at men's cycling shoe ranges to find anything wide enough. Specialized Tahoe's (at least previous year's models) are wide and Northwave have some wider ...
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 110
Views: 12508

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Part of my commute takes me onto a national cycle route, I use it to avoid the main road which is basically two lanes up a long hill, with drivers so obsessed with racing each other that they'll pass cyclists stupidly close. I've had no problem for around 3 weeks, cycling 4 days, driving on Wednesd...