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by PhilD28
16 Jul 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyres!
Replies: 25
Views: 724

Re: Changing tyres!

Yep just hearesay. I'll not bother posting my experiences, I'll just leave it in your capable hands.
by PhilD28
16 Jul 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyres!
Replies: 25
Views: 724

Re: Changing tyres!

Those are totally different tyres and both are 622, 650B are 584mm. If you look at something like Compass extraight 37mm in 650B you would find they have extremely low rolling resistance.

I can assure you that the tyres I'm suggesting are as fast as GP5000 in 28, I regularly ride bikes with both.
by PhilD28
16 Jul 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyres!
Replies: 25
Views: 724

Re: Changing tyres!

Remember these are 650b wheels not 700c. Going down as small as 28 from 47 will change the trail figure and make the bike less stable. For 650b wheels the smallest tyre I use is a 37mm and often ride 42's (normally compass tyres). Good quality supple tyres 37-42 are at least as fast as 28c tyres and...
by PhilD28
13 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paul Donohue bike, info needed! Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Paul Donohue bike, info needed! Pics!

Paul was a great framebuilder (also a good racer) who at one time employed up to 9 framebuilders in his workshop at Bishop Auckland, including Kevin Winter who is a superb craftsman and is still building frames. Paul wound up his business after it became too difficult for him to compete with frames ...
by PhilD28
11 Jul 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 24
Views: 1125

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

Nice. Both very expensive and very nice. If you meet up with them, pictures of the bikes would be good. My Woodrup custom frame, built by Kevin Sayles to my spec for 650B wheels. Reynolds 725 a mix of .7/.4/.7 and .8/.5/.8 guages. I built the wheels. It's not a good shot for frame details but it's ...
by PhilD28
3 Jul 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Tendons

Thanks PhilD28. Jesmond was local many years ago but, alas, no longer. For what it’s worth, it’s this tendon that gives the most trouble (Right leg shown).FFE1EF63-A71A-49AC-9F4F-2FBC03E13396.jpeg Ok, it’s looking like a classic quad tendon overuse problem. You can still do an online consultation w...
by PhilD28
3 Jul 2020, 7:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Tendons

I'll say it again, the only way you will get it sorted is by very specific eccentric exercises targetted at the problem tendons and it will take time. Loud and clear. But not entirely certain if you mean specific to me post-diagnosis because you follow up by drawing attention to generic tendon exer...
by PhilD28
2 Jul 2020, 7:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Tendons

I'll say it again, the only way you will get it sorted is by very specific eccentric exercises targetted at the problem tendons and it will take time. I have a long history with one particular quad tendon (since my racing days), have had debrediment surgery on it and have seen one of the best knee s...
by PhilD28
1 Jul 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Tendons
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Tendons

Eccentric exercises are the most essential part of tendon rehab. Rest alone will mitigate pain but without the correct rehab protocol the problem will return and get worse. Tendons strengthen up at about 1/6th of the speed of muscle so take six times as long to match your freshly developed muscle st...
by PhilD28
11 Jun 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building machines
Replies: 69
Views: 1981

Re: Wheel building machines

I do agree with the use of different spokes each side of a derailleur rear wheel; however if the dish is made low enough this becomes less significant. I note that in the MTBs offset back ends are quite common now; I wonder if they will reappear in the touring world? Maybe more touring frames shoul...
by PhilD28
1 Jun 2020, 7:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30040

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Despite the press hysteria and the BBC bias over the Cummings non-scandal more people prefer Boris as PM than Kier Starmer. And they didn't even get Cummings sacked. https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/1266853660132364288 Perhaps Starmer needs to withdraw the whip from his lock down flouting M...
by PhilD28
29 May 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30040

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

I don’t like injustice and there are many politicians in all parties I dislike. I particularly dislike whataboutery, it’s a very low level of debate. Here’s some interesting info. I have a good friend who is a psychiatrist, he’s worked as a consultant for both major political parties over the years ...
by PhilD28
29 May 2020, 12:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30040

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Is it losing when the so called winners were lying and cheating. £350 million extra a week for the NHS. Some of these characters should be in jail not in power. The jail theme is becoming more common among the loser political classes. They remind me of the intolerant people in places like Cuba and ...
by PhilD28
29 May 2020, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 30040

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Is it losing when the so called winners were lying and cheating. £350 million extra a week for the NHS. Some of these characters should be in jail not in power.