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by peterb
15 Feb 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Labral Tear....maybe
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Labral Tear....maybe

I had a labral tear, eventually confirmed by MRI. I was experiencing hip pain, which increased when cycling, and feeling a clicking sensation in the hip joint with every pedal rotation. I was informed that a repair whilst possible was not advised due to my age - late 60s when the problem arose. Reso...
by peterb
10 Jan 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Over enthusiastic Orbea Gain

I've al\ways switched my Gain on before riding, I've always needed to use some assistance (that's why I bought the bike). Most of the time level 1, and I've always connected the bike to the phone app to monitor speed, distance, battery level, range etc (assistance level shown bottom left side of scr...
by peterb
6 Jan 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

I use one of the Delta fork mounts screwed to a piece of 3x1 almost the full width of the boot - if too short bike can tip as the 3x1 is not fixed. Easy enough to raise it by using thicker timber. The current Delta Hitch is a little different to the one above, with a more complicated locking facilit...
by peterb
4 Jan 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trek Domane e-bike: really?
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Trek Domane e-bike: really?

Yes that marketing guff is really over the top. I ride an Orbea Gain e-road bike, and similar are offered by Ribble, Pinarello, Willier, Bianchi, Cube, Boardman, Specialized etc etc. I've ridden drop bar road bikes for 60 years, and having in recent years developed peripheral arterial disease which ...
by peterb
7 Dec 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 941

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Canvas, not plastic, please :) Oilcloth, surely. Isn't oilcloth lino? I think the soft stuff was called American cloth. "Oilcloth, also known as enameled cloth or American cloth, is close-woven cotton duck or linen cloth with a coating of boiled linseed oil to make it waterproof. " (Wikip...
by peterb
7 Dec 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 31
Views: 941

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

mjr wrote:
Brucey wrote:FWIW if the intention was to carry a spare tub or just spare tubes, BITD we just wrapped said items in plastic and strapped them to the saddle rails using an old toe strap or something.

Canvas, not plastic, please :)

Oilcloth, surely.
by peterb
3 Nov 2019, 11:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?
Replies: 220
Views: 6042

Re: Can we finally agree that building roads increases congestion?

Congestion will increase, new roads or no new roads. You cannot fit a quart into a pint pot. Too many people too many vehicles, and numbers rising.
by peterb
27 Sep 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4137

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

OK - in my personal situation I certainly do not get as much exercise as I did before my health issues arose, and not as much as when riding unassisted. I was riding 'leg powered' longer, faster, on club runs, and attending regular gym sessions. However the use of the e-bike enables me to continue r...
by peterb
27 Sep 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4137

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Assuming one is interested in VO2max, how would one calculate it when using an ebike? I can no longer walk or jog* to raise heart rate, and using an e-bike enables this. It is about the only way left for me to me to get any degree of cardiovascular exercise.
edit *or use an unassisted bike
by peterb
25 Sep 2019, 1:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4137

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Grandad wrote:Reads as though you don't see partially assisted motorised bikes as e-bikes :?:

- not all e-bikes are equal. The 'new' genre of e-road bikes such as the Orbea Gain are relatively low powered - Orbea promote the Gain as offering 'just enough' assistance.
by peterb
8 Sep 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Any experience being caught in contravention of ebike laws

Not an e-bike in the sense of the word we're talking about, but it's certainly happening with e-scooters. https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/man-banned-and-fined-for-riding-goped-electric-scooter-with-cannabis-in-system-no-insurance-helmet-or-licence-1-5511638 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/...
by peterb
7 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

I use a dedicated Motorola phone on the bike Does this have to be linked to the internet to download the app? If so, once it's downloaded can the internet connection be cut (or whatever the technical expression is) I assume it is, others are probably better informed re the technicalities, the app i...
by peterb
7 Sep 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

The app is much more stable now than it was when I first started to use it over a year ago. It rarely drops out now and I find displays of % charge left, estimated range remaining, distance covered, current speed, average speed very useful - many of the functions replicate those on the basic Sigma b...
by peterb
4 Sep 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

I'd not be happy with so many spacers on the (carbon?) steerer. Why not a bigger frame? Over 2000 miles now on my (Tiagra) Gain. I DO find it a heavy lump to ride unassisted, but then I have developed peripheral arterial disease affecting the muscles in both legs. I also find it heavy to lug around ...
by peterb
1 Sep 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: absolute black chainrings
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: absolute black chainrings

reohn2 wrote:A 110bcd chainset is to big to take a 30t ring,the smallest ring is 34t or 33t on some.


https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chai ... r-110-4bcd