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by Grarea
11 Jan 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Riding a generic type bike is never going to be armchair comfy, you have to learn to ‘blur out’ the slight discomfort you’ll inevitably always encounter. The more you ride, the more you’ll discover what works for you, by trial and error. Different components, and combos of components ( saddles, ste...
by Grarea
11 Jan 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Pardon? When you say retro fitting, what do you mean? The bike the guy fit me to I have ridden most days for over a year and when he changed it seemed to make more sense, the one I am trying out is completely new to me. It is just a random bike. I am a bit lost though, I am not sure what to ry and ...
by Grarea
11 Jan 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

I have considered a recumbent, but a) I like to nip off road when I am out and b) I can't afford one. Same goes with the custom frame, can't afford one. Edit: Also, it is a lot of money to go with a hope that the guy fitting you gets it right isn't it? I imagine they ask what you like and I don't kn...
by Grarea
23 Dec 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!
Replies: 26
Views: 1267

Re: Tubeless Tyres - well impressed!

What was the disappointment? We suffer at least one flat per ride between the two of us off road. especially if you include slows. I guess it is thorn season. I didn't used to get them when I used to ride off road. I suspect it has a lot to do with your terrain. Possibly how many bikes go through cl...
by Grarea
21 Dec 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

OK. The efficiency fit definitely feels on the right lines. Like I say, I think it needs the whole thing bringing forward compared to BB. He was looking to see if we could reverse the seatpost when we were fitting. It was alway a concern with this frame. The efficiency fit brought me forward and som...
by Grarea
21 Dec 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Pardon? When you say retro fitting, what do you mean? The bike the guy fit me to I have ridden most days for over a year and when he changed it seemed to make more sense, the one I am trying out is completely new to me. It is just a random bike. I am a bit lost though, I am not sure what to ry and g...
by Grarea
21 Dec 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

So, I borrowed a bike. According to charts, it is about right for my height. Pretty sure it is this. we also think the year is right. Although it is a white one. White is lighter than black, so the white one is faster..... right? https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-sport-...
by Grarea
20 Dec 2018, 3:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

OK. That makes more sense. Can you borrow a bike? I had wondered that. I had decided no. I know two people with road bikes. One is way taller than me. The other, although similar size, has three inch longer arms (and legs I think) anyway, his bike is a carbon road bike and he has it all set up nice...
by Grarea
20 Dec 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Well, I am not messing with the fitting. I haven't changed it. I have done a good 100 miles. Mostly in 2 mile sections though. I do 4 miles almost every day. When he was setting up, he brought it as far forward as he could go because of the sta. Then as you say, see how I go. Well, I reckon it needs...
by Grarea
20 Dec 2018, 12:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Well, I basically have always had numb feet and legs. Bad sit bone pain and really bad hand pain. But it all happens within a couple of miles. I am keen to get off after a couple of miles. So, any comfort would be brilliant. Then I can work from there. In an ideal world, I want an all round utility ...
by Grarea
19 Dec 2018, 10:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Still trying to understand comfort.

Ah, I didn't know that. Although, the 62cm is my measurement after being set up. He set me up to the closest part of my sort of adjustable butterfly type bars. I sort of assumed that would be the equivalent of where you would have your hands on the hoods. These bars: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3...
by Grarea
19 Dec 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Still trying to understand comfort.
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Still trying to understand comfort.

Well, I bit the bullet and went for a bike fit. Unfortunately, I think the guy has taken December off. But I am keen to progress my understanding. Does what I say make sense please? Last year I went with a 67 degree STA frame (sort of) to try and get my weight back off my hands. I could eventually m...
by Grarea
15 Dec 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which Dual Tyre Pressure Gauge
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: Which Dual Tyre Pressure Gauge

Yep, I got one similar/same as Sweep's at the same time. I have had no problems. Pretty pleased with it. As said, it is rugged enough for a bit of general droppage. Although someone borrowed it and let all of their air out. But I think that was user error as I have yet to manage that. Holds the pres...
by Grarea
12 Dec 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe 26” tyre query
Replies: 21
Views: 1013

Re: Schwalbe 26” tyre query

However the stronger/more puncture resistant a tyre is, the draggier it tends to get when you run it at low pressures; cheers Thank you for that comment. That is pretty interesting. I have 26" supremes. I was reading about reducing the pressure on tyres. I tried it on these but I found it slow...
by Grarea
27 Nov 2018, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Double edge Safety razor
Replies: 20
Views: 602

Re: Double edge Safety razor

Yup, I too was fed up with the silly prices cartridges were and the horrible plastic into the system. I was amazed when I looked into it a few years ago how much choice there is with safety razors, different soaps and brushes. I have thoroughly enjoyed trying all sorts. (Mostly bought second hand so...