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by bigjim
18 Sep 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle
Replies: 24
Views: 732

Re: Had heart attack whilst on bike - advice on getting back on the saddle

Regarding Cholesterol and Statins. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6176151/No-evidence-having-high-levels-bad-cholesterol-causes-heart-disease.html The connection between cholesterol and heart disease is certainly becoming controversial, but I would absolutely not get my medical informat...
by bigjim
16 Sep 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Over 55, are you fit?
Replies: 54
Views: 3147

Re: Over 55, are you fit?

I do almost 100 miles a week on 3 local hilly rides. If I can, I do a Sunday club run which can vary between 65 to 100 miles. But I don't always get out as weather and family duties get in the way. If not a bike day I'm in the gym throwing a few weights about. I also try to get a few 3 mile jogs in ...
by bigjim
31 Aug 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 7/8s Shimano STIs; not quite so horrifying inside after all
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: 7/8s Shimano STIs; not quite so horrifying inside after all

I'm still using those 5 speed thumbies on my MTB. No problems with them at all. Quite smooth actually.
by bigjim
29 Aug 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it an age thing !
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Is it an age thing !

My Bodybuilding son says it's all down to diet. I think I believe him. Shame I like my food so much. :(

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by bigjim
28 Aug 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it an age thing !
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Is it an age thing !

It's surprising how many strong regular cyclists have a good old belly on them. I don't think cycling has any effect on loss of belly fat. It is quite common, I've been told, for a large belly to contribute to back problems.
by bigjim
28 Aug 2018, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When I'm 64 - plus.
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: When I'm 64 - plus.

Aren't they just absolutely lovely?
by bigjim
27 Aug 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: any experience with cargo style child carrying bikes?

Cunobelin wrote:Image

I can't work out why those kids are wearing all that headgear.
by bigjim
18 Aug 2018, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 109
Views: 2946

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

"Coins Not Accepted Here" - is it ridiculous? I was in a pub on the northern edge of Portsmouth a short while ago, and I ordered my drink - when it came I was told that I couldn't pay with money/cash - they only accepted card payments. I had to pay by card - plastic money for plastic peop...
by bigjim
18 Aug 2018, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 109
Views: 2946

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

I was riding down a deserted lane in Mallorca a few years ago. Reckoned I was going at a fair old pace. Low stone wall either side of me. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a big hawk type bird lift up from a field. It flew over towards me turned and stationed itself close to my right shoulder. We bo...
by bigjim
11 Aug 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hollow tech Chainset
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: hollow tech Chainset

Road.
by bigjim
11 Aug 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hollow tech Chainset
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: hollow tech Chainset

I have Tiagra triple Hollowtech 2 running a 7 speed freewheel Seems fine. Another running an 8 speed cassette. No problems.
by bigjim
25 Jul 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Poundworld
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Poundworld

I still have and use a poundshop bike lock. Took it on tour through Europe four times and use it all the time on club runs. Probably crap, but it still works as a deterrent to the casual thief I think. I also have poundshop padlock that I use on the gym locker every week. In it's fourth year now.
by bigjim
20 Jul 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro RL340s
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Tektro RL340s

I've fitted a set of these to an older bike that still sports a set of Weinmann side-pulls. I'm surprised to find that it is ridiculously hard to operate the levers. The side-pulls were working fine with the older original non-aeros. But I have quite large hands and I find the Tekros bulkier hoods ...