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by Mike_Ayling
20 Oct 2020, 6:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling after a vasectomy??
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Cycling after a vasectomy??

If you cycle home after the procedure you are a badass!
Velominati # 999
by Mike_Ayling
17 Oct 2020, 6:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

Well somebody is telling porkies!

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
17 Oct 2020, 6:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1444

Re: Confession Time

62nd out if 62 finishers is pretty good in my book so 23rd is amazing. I've not done long paddling trips but I've done enough challenge walks to know that longer, harder endurance events take their toll in more than three physical way. Although with land based distance walking/ running events did l...
by Mike_Ayling
16 Oct 2020, 4:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1444

Re: Confession Time

That it is. Not something for me I think. I'm more of a float down rapids with a bit of exertion in the play waves then rest on the float down to the next play wave. Well apart from the white knuckle parts where your don't actually grip your paddle hard enough to get white knuckles because you're f...
by Mike_Ayling
15 Oct 2020, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1444

Re: Confession Time

Very tiring on the arms for those of us who don't do it very often. I have done it for a couple of hours at a time, once every few years, so my arms are not trained for it and my muscles burn. It's a bit like most things, a little bit of technique really helps. An experienced paddler doing, for ins...
by Mike_Ayling
10 Oct 2020, 7:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bolt identification
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Seat bolt identification

Hi It's a "socket head cap Allen screw", sometimes shortened to "socket cap screw". As said, the thread is anyone's guess but a "proper" engineering supplier should be able to help you there Regards tim-b I was told once by the owner of a bolt supplier that it was call...
by Mike_Ayling
9 Oct 2020, 7:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon-style grips for dropped bars
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Ergon-style grips for dropped bars

Seems like they are just invented..... https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-drop-bar-grips?utm_campaign=KSHB%20Pre-Order%20Announcement%20%28Wk7BgH%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Customer%20List%20-%20US%20Only&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJlZGRpZS5mbGF5ZXJAYXR0Lm5ldCIsICJrbF9jb2...
by Mike_Ayling
5 Oct 2020, 6:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry
Replies: 163
Views: 4930

Re: List of recent 'innovations' of the cycling industry

That is true, I'm googling right now. They are available to buy on their website right now for €1249+VAT which is fairly competitive with the Rohloff (assuming the thing works properly!). Additional hub shells are €119 which is pricey for a blank hub shell but cheap compared to an additional hub ge...
by Mike_Ayling
3 Oct 2020, 5:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Home exercise - what equipment?
Replies: 37
Views: 1834

Re: Home exercise - what equipment?

If it is too cold/wet to get the trainer out of the shed:
Squats, lunges, push ups and some hand weights for upper body work.
Running on the spot is good aerobic exercise as well as the skipping rope mentioned earlier

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
12 Sep 2020, 6:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 2028

Re: YHA "post Covid"

Meanwhile back Downunda you can still get a dormitory bed at a reasonable cost.
forum's
https://www.yha.com.au/
by Mike_Ayling
8 Sep 2020, 7:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Travel spanners
Replies: 61
Views: 2181

Re: Travel spanners

...and this one, dear readers, can be yours for a snip, at tuppence change from a ton!! I kid you not - but don't despair, as it comes with free postage :lol: Screenshot 2020-09-07 at 20.29.36.pngFor that price, you'd have thought they'd have the decency to have cleaned it up. I have one of those i...
by Mike_Ayling
29 Aug 2020, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 169
Views: 11967

Re: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?

The 28mm tyres, old Vittoria Randonneurs, give a much harsher ride than the 36 X 622 Schwalbe Supremes on the Mercury. I can't go more than the 28mm but can anybody suggest a more supple tyre? almost any of the current crop of lightweight 'road' tyres, eg schwalbe one, conti GP5000, various vittori...
by Mike_Ayling
26 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 121
Views: 2496

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

hamish wrote:The Netherlands seem to have been wresting with this issue for a while.

Relevant information here and on some of the linked pages: https://www.holland-cycling.com/blog/275-new-laws-for-speed-pedelecs-in-2017


Seems quite sensible to me.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Merino Wool Underwear
Replies: 26
Views: 2490

Re: Merino Wool Underwear

I have a Merino Beanie that I bought in NZ . It cost £40, which sounds crazy, but its sooo good, sooo warm and it even resists wind! Its actually 40% Meino Wool, 40% Possum fur and 20% silk. Someone mistakenly introduced Possums into NZ and now there is 70 million of them - they are a pest whose fu...