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by AMMoffat
30 Oct 2018, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Return Postage Under Warranty..Who Pays?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Return Postage Under Warranty..Who Pays?

The retailer should pay and, furthermore, if you are returning for a refund they should refund your original postage plus the purchase price.
by AMMoffat
29 Oct 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Long Johns - Are the Cheap Non-Merino Good? Any Good deals?
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Long Johns - Are the Cheap Non-Merino Good? Any Good deals?

I used to wear silk long johns for winter hill walking before I discovered merino ones. They are not quite as warm as merino, but still pretty good. they also meet your "not plastic bottles" criteria.
by AMMoffat
4 Oct 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar extension options
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Bar extension options

On my mountain bike I use the version of your existing grips with built-in bar ends, Ergon GP3 http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe. I find these give me all the alternative hand positions I require. There are 2 longer versions as well, GP4 & GP5.
by AMMoffat
30 Sep 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Knee replacement

I would have considered ending up limited to 12/15 miles a failure, but then my knees are different to yours and perhaps that would indeed be a good outcome for your knees. My new knee is capable of doing 50 miles on successive days (and probably a lot more - I just haven't needed to test that). I m...
by AMMoffat
29 Sep 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Knee replacement

Some information here from me and others on recovery from TKR: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=109605. In my case I have had a totally successful outcome and have no regrets with having this surgery. I'm not the only one at my local Parkrun or CTC rides with a TKR. There are various join...
by AMMoffat
5 Sep 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do real cyclists stay on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1609

Re: Do real cyclists stay on?

I've had very few offs on the road in the last 40 years of regular cycling (see how I'm tempting fate here :?) - twice due to being hit by cars - no damage done to me thankfully, twice on slippery surfaces (wet leaves once and ice the other). I've only been mountain biking for 10 years but have had ...
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to keep cool
Replies: 53
Views: 1852

Re: Best way to keep cool

Cugel wrote:In all events, I find a string vest under a air-permeable jersey the best at cooling. String vests have the added capability of exciting ladyfolk, should they catch a glimpse. Oh yes they do!


String vests may excite ladyfolk, just not in the way you think :shock: :lol:
by AMMoffat
24 Jul 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 145
Views: 14684

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

See: https://youtu.be/wusNHV2I-2A All but one or two of the incidents were either predictable, or entirely avoidable. Also, he needs to be a bit more respectful of pedestrians. He seems to expect better from motorists than he deals out himself?!? Whilst some of the vehicle incidents in the video ar...
by AMMoffat
23 Jul 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poor govt support for cycling to work schemes
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Poor govt support for cycling to work schemes

Why does the DWP think its staff are entitled to get such cheap parking - £5 per week :shock: Presumably they think that is expensive because the 1000 parking spaces they provide are free or permitted out at a very low rate. Yet another example of public funds being used to subsidise drivers. I bet ...
by AMMoffat
23 Jul 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keep unused 18-year-old road bike or sell?
Replies: 26
Views: 1260

Re: Keep unused 18-year-old road bike or sell?

It's a good-looking bike and presumably you liked it when you bought it. If it fits you then use and enjoy it as you would have done when you originally bought it had you not had your injuries :D
by AMMoffat
22 Jul 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovating bike - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Renovating bike - advice needed

Is that a quill to A-head stem adapter? Are you close to Dave Yates? I'm from south Lincolnshire originally - have to admit that I hate cycling on the flat fens. It is indeed such an adapter, added a few years ago so I could get the bars higher and reduce the reach. I'm in Peterborough so close eno...
by AMMoffat
20 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Renovating bike - advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Renovating bike - advice needed

Thank you to all who provided advice on the renovation of my 1992 Raleigh Royal. I eventually went for having the rear dropouts respaced to 135mm. So, re-built rear wheel using the original rim and new hub, new 9 speed derailleur and 11-34 cassette and conversion from down-tube to bar end levers. Th...
by AMMoffat
20 Jul 2018, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1553
Views: 386864

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

This is my 1992 Raleigh Royal. New paint job, which might not please the purists as it was originally black, plus gears upgraded and lowered from 3x7 to 3x9. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/29652940388_3b48836f65_z.jpg 20180418_135251 by Angela Moffat , on Flickr Good for the next 26 years :D
by AMMoffat
18 Jun 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5954

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

.......... This is a minor incident police investigating and yet we know they do stuff all when it comes to tens of thousands of incidents far worse than this that people on bikes are on the end of up and down dale every single year I disagree that this was a minor incident. The standard of cycling...
by AMMoffat
18 Jun 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 151
Views: 5954

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

The cyclists in the video deserve to be banned from all future events and have their bikes crushed. The close passes on the outside are bad enough but it takes a certain dangerously reckless type of fool to overtake a horse at speed on the inside. Unfortunately, this sort of riding allows comments l...