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by Halla
28 Dec 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How was Cycling 2019 for you?
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

Re: How was Cycling 2019 for you?

Not a great cycling year. 1300 miles on road, mainly meeting mates at cafes. :D Spent most of the spring walking, to prepare for a climb of Snowdon in May. Trying to move house and failing. Lots of wrong weather Lots of caring duties and nursing home visits. Now Mrs halla retired there are more dive...
by Halla
19 Dec 2019, 9:33am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shoes x 2 and Chainwheel
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Shoes x 2 and Chainwheel

Thank you PM on the way.

Andy
by Halla
17 Dec 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shoes x 2 and Chainwheel
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Shoes x 2 and Chainwheel

Having a clear out. Black leather Vittoria Touring shoes, SIZE UK 7 slim fit. Lace up with rubber soles. NOT FOR CLEATS: Very good condition, but slight wear at rear of soles from pedals. I did not wear these very much before changing to SPD shoes. £40 posted. Carnac Passy Touring shoes with Shimano...
by Halla
6 Dec 2019, 7:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Now on Ebay, start price £150.

I hope he gets a better price than that.
by Halla
24 Nov 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Acera Rear Hub
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Shimano Acera Rear Hub

Very grateful for the replies. I have looked up the links and found the part that most looks like the one needed. However I have noticed that the rim does not have much life left in it. The bike is for a friend who will do limited mileage so I have reassembled with new bearings, just to keep it goin...
by Halla
24 Nov 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Acera Rear Hub
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Shimano Acera Rear Hub

Good Morning All. Just stripped down a Shimano Acera FH-M290 rear hub. The Non drive side ball bearings are badly pitted and the cone has some pitting. I have some replacement ball bearings but I am having trouble locating the correct replacement cone, part number. I cannot find a date on the hub bu...
by Halla
20 Nov 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension Handlebar Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Suspension Handlebar Stems

Thanks RickH The Redshift looks very much like the ITM and wonder if there is much flexibility in the adjustable stems available widely in UK. Perhaps the lack of response indicates that suspension stems were not used a great deal during their (probably) short life on the market. I would still like ...
by Halla
19 Nov 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension Handlebar Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Suspension Handlebar Stems

Has anyone even heard or seen one of these? They seem to have resurfaced, but with different design, probably in America. Too be seen in the Uk sometime in the future no doubt. This one seems to have in internal spring which I was told has broken. Are there any other forums where they may be familia...
by Halla
18 Nov 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension Handlebar Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Suspension Handlebar Stems

Hello All I have just picked up a 1990's hybrid with an "ITM Traffic Flex" suspension handlebar stem. It looks like the more modern adjustable stems. The Traffic Flex is very floppy and the previous owner tried to fix it with a bolt screwed down through the centre, it is less floppy by sti...
by Halla
14 Nov 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Any Carers here?
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Any Carers here?

Hello Al. My wife and I had been carers for nearly 3 years, 22 months were with MIL in a care home. We joined the local Care for Carers Group which gave some benefits. The most useful bits of the local meetings were the information gained over a wide range of relevant subjects. There were people in ...
by Halla
10 Nov 2019, 8:34am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1949

Re: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?

A number of years ago we were told that it was essential to warm up before exercise, then we were told it did not matter. I have been advised by a physio to bring my knees to my chest a few times before getting out of bed (whilst the body is warm) in the morning to loosen up a bit. Before getting on...
by Halla
1 Nov 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1949

Re: Leg over

Hello Pedaller. Your GP should be able to check you over, then provide you with suggested exercises with diagrams. You could also join a yoga or pilates class, they are both recognised as good for core development and flexibility. I do not support any advice to use heavy weights, that could do much ...
by Halla
30 Oct 2019, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1955

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

Having now examined my electricity bills, my usage now seems quite low, which probably confirms that my Mk1 SM,( by coincidence, installed 3 months after the solar panels), is reading correctly. I have raised a query with my current and previous suppliers about billing charges and meter reads. I hav...
by Halla
25 Oct 2019, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1955

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

I have checked back on bills to before and after smart meter was fitted in 2012. It does appear that billing became very erratic in the years after the installation of the smart meter. Now asked both my current and previous suppliers to check their archives and to come and check my meter. It does no...
by Halla
24 Oct 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1955

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

Has anyone heard any more about Smart Meters affecting the operation of the main electric meter and therefore billing, where Solar Panels are fitted at the property? The energy suppliers are increasing pressure on customers to accept Smart Meters. I have had emails and text messages this week, as ha...