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by steady eddy
21 Sep 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: how can I fix my back pain?
Replies: 55
Views: 2037

Re: how can I fix my back pain?

I had crippling back pain for the first 4 months of lockdown. I couldn't get dressed, get in to bed or climb stairs, sitting was painful standing was worse. Find a good physiotherapist and follow the exercises daily or twice daily - you will get better but it may take time. If there is no improvemen...
by steady eddy
21 Sep 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition on planning laws
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Petition on planning laws

Please get this right -Greenfell tower is an example of building without adequate supervision not planning without safeguards - There are significant differences. The durability and fire resistance of the cladding was a matter for approval under the Building Regulations and for subsequent inspection...
by steady eddy
21 Sep 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2213

Re: Dawes Galaxy 2000-2009

I have a ten year old steel framed galaxy made in Vietnam. It is fine. I have ridden it 800 miles with no problems - large but jointed tubes no visible welding. If you want one I could be persuaded to sell it. I am in Norfolk.
by steady eddy
10 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 133
Views: 7028

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

If you read the paperwork provided with both the flu jab and the pneumonia jab you will see that it says that 1 in 10 are likely to experience a fever like reaction, which may last 1-2 days. I had both injections at 9am yesterday - started feeling feverish in the afternoon, a temperature of 38.6c (n...
by steady eddy
2 Dec 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This is Audax
Replies: 50
Views: 2892

Re: This is Audax

We (a loose group of cycling companions sometimes known as Broadland Clarion, depending upon who is riding) love Audaxing - and have done all 4 of John Thompson's great 100k events in Norfolk and Suffolk this year - no bureaucracy,grab your card and go on the off. Lots of camaraderie, lots of cake a...
by steady eddy
9 Sep 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?
Replies: 20
Views: 1919

Re: Commuting and touring saddle alternatives to the old B17?

SMP TRK for me but with the rails laced together with some "string" to make a little less wide.
Anybody want an almost new Brooks B17 for £30 plus postage? I never want to sit on it again.
by steady eddy
9 Sep 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

One of the premium cycle brands made jerseys from it a few years ago, but the reviews weren't good as when you put stuff in the rear pockets the jersey sagged badly.
Presumably it is just too stretchy for cycle jerseys
by steady eddy
22 Aug 2019, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: New Pump

Thanks Bmblbzzz
by steady eddy
22 Aug 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Pump
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: New Pump

I have a "pump pip" on the head tube of my bike for an under top tube pump but not on the seat tube - will these Zefal frame fit pumps still fit - do they have a hole in one end to locate on the pip?
by steady eddy
23 Jul 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PTFE spray as chain lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: PTFE spray as chain lubricant

Having just read an online article in The Ecologist about PTFE I probably need to cast the can in concrete like nuclear waste, to make it safe in the environment and start using a biodegradable "green" oil.
by steady eddy
23 Jul 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PTFE spray as chain lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

PTFE spray as chain lubricant

I am falling out of love with dry lube chain wax - If you get caught in a summer shower it just washes off and your bike gets covered in grey muck. Equally, unless you clean your chain really frequently, it builds up and attracts grit just like conventional oil. I have a can of PTFE spray on my work...
by steady eddy
15 Jul 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Casual t-shirts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Casual t-shirts?

I have been looking for something like this for ages - it doesn't seem to exist. I am presently contemplating buying two polo shirts - about £8 each from one of the work wear suppliers and cutting one up to put pockets on the other. If you want an un-lycra look then Ground Effect clothing from New Z...
by steady eddy
11 Jun 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Cycling Touring the Guardian Way?

So cycle touring snobbery is alive and well on the Cycling U website. Who would have guessed that? Just because this article doesn't endorse slogging up big hills with a tent on the back of your bike and a Kelly kettle hanging from your handlebars,while you sweat away in your plus fours, doesn't mak...
by steady eddy
17 May 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map

The 1;25000 os map of the area around Leiston has a "place" on it called "Fiscal Policy". Some map makers idea of a joke I guess.
by steady eddy
30 Apr 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 35
Views: 12899

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

I am not sure there was anything "demonstrably incorrect" in my statement - I said - given their constant campaigning for road safety for cyclists why don't they offer brighter colours. I made no statement that bright colours were any safer than dark colours - although personally I believe...