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by Airsporter1st
9 Oct 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thoughts on buddy rider?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Thoughts on buddy rider?

I’ve had one in regular use for more than 3 years and can highly recommend it My dog loves it . As soon as I put my cycle gear on, he goes and stands by the bike. My dog is 6 kg and there is no doubt that the extra weight raises the CoG and that we are a bit more susceptible to side winds, but I rap...
by Airsporter1st
10 Aug 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog trailers
Replies: 11
Views: 8706

Re: Dog trailers

This is what I use - up to 10kg (so no good for the OP, but maybe of interest to others). Teddy, pictured, is 6kg. The advantage is that he is 'cradled' within your arms, so feels very secure and can see where we're going, which he clearly enjoys. It can also be quickly and easily removed by simply ...
by Airsporter1st
7 Aug 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!
Replies: 82
Views: 3650

Re: Hit from behind while commuting - advice please!

I once pursued a claim for a whiplash injury against a driver who ran into me when I was stationary. I contacted the RAC of whom I was a member, but as it was so close to being time-barred (I started to have neck pain around 2.5 years after the incident), the best they could do was give me the conta...
by Airsporter1st
9 Oct 2019, 5:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

They are called “bicycle frame transport spacers” or similar.

See below. Note that this particular vendor includes a spacer for the front fork in the price.

https://www.condorcycles.com/products/c ... ame-spacer
by Airsporter1st
6 Oct 2019, 5:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter

No x-ray vision, to my great regret - just an ability to look at a photograph and determine that the item in question is affixed to a rubber hose using a jubilee clip.
by Airsporter1st
5 Oct 2019, 6:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Topeak Super Chuck - Presta to Schrader Adapter

Looking at the adverts/pictures, it is clear that this will not connect directly to your compressor schrader fitting.
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

For me therefore, there is no question that isotonic drinks are essential when exerting oneself in hot climates. Whether the same applies when engaged in sporting activities in more temperate climates, I'm not sure. Except people have been working hard in hot climates for thousands of years before ...
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

I would dispute that good quality isotonic drinks are junk food. A doctor prescribes electrolytes, which are the essentially the same thing, for dehydration. I've yet to come across a doctor who prescribes food and water under the same circumstances. Isostar: sugars, salts, acids, flavouring, starc...
by Airsporter1st
7 Feb 2019, 8:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearing preload
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Hub bearing preload

I would say not. The QR applies a 'squeezing' force axially across the hub which does not occur with a properly installed solid hub.

IMHO, of course - no doubt someone else will drop in and point out my errors, shortly.
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

[...] But to say that this means the sports drink is superior to whatever a normal person would consume leading up to or during exercise just isn’t generalizable, she says. “Who starves themselves overnight and then goes to perform some exercise?” Me, every six months, on the way to a blood test. O...
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: You don't need sports drinks to stay hydrated

Only my personal experience and not necessarily representative of the world at large, but I worked for many years in the M.E., regularly at ambient temperatures exceeding 35degC and up to as high as 56degC. The work involved a great deal of manual labour and walking fair distances in full sun. Initi...
by Airsporter1st
6 Feb 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your Best Roxy Music Track
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Your Best Roxy Music Track

If There is Something - Live in Lyon

The solo saxophonist is great and I like the whole performance, without actually being able to say why!
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brinelling
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: brinelling

Brinelling, of the sort you are concerned about, usually affects stationary (rotationally speaking) bearings which are subjected to vibration for lengthy periods. This used to affect our cargo pumps on long ocean voyages, when the pumps would not be used for as much as 2 months. Whether your relativ...
by Airsporter1st
5 Feb 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 20231

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

............. a cyclist who dismounts is no longer a cyclist ................. dispel any ambiguity. Just a little thought for you to consider. I am a cyclist. People know me as a cyclist. I'm a cyclist, even though I'm sitting in my armchair typing this. I'm a cyclist through and through. What you...