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by gerry84
22 Jan 2021, 5:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1288
Views: 30547

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

Yes, we made an appointment through our own GP practice, but it was at another practice. Seems that the three or four practices that form a group have fitted up the one we went to (not our own ). It had a big car park, lots of rooms, and was running like clockwork.

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by gerry84
22 Jan 2021, 4:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1288
Views: 30547

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

Had two letters, one from somewhere remote, inviting us to phone the somewhat distant office to make an appointment for somewhere distant, and then another letter from our GP telling us to ring them for a local appointment, which my wife did, since the letter was to her. She asked about me, and we g...
by gerry84
22 Jan 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1288
Views: 30547

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!

I'm 84 and I've had my first one. Where do I put my tick?

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by gerry84
2 Jan 2021, 5:53pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike
Replies: 19
Views: 841

Re: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike

One of my grandchildren asked me to teach her how to ride without stabilisers. So we went to the park by car, with the bike without the stabilisers. Off she went, and after a few feet she fell off. Did it again. And again. After a while tears were running down her face, and when I suggested that we ...
by gerry84
26 Nov 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: pumps, a list of the good uns based on your findings.
Replies: 148
Views: 4571

Re: Floor pump recommendations?

My experience is to avoid plastic cylinders, metal ones seem to have less friction when being used.
by gerry84
25 Nov 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the little rubber tube in the Rema Tip Top kits for?
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: What is the little rubber tube in the Rema Tip Top kits for?

If you have woods valves, you can get a puncture in the valve rubber. I remember it well...
by gerry84
18 Nov 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Atrial Fibrillation...Should We Worry
Replies: 45
Views: 1731

Re: Atrial Fibrillation...Should We Worry

I had an attack of atrial fibrillation last December, which resulted in a day at the CDU unit at hospital. After all sorts of tests, they fed me an Atrixaban tablet, and made sure it didn't kill me, then sent me home with a new prescription for Apixaban after breakfast and after evening meal. It is ...
by gerry84
23 Oct 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind speed
Replies: 32
Views: 1258

Wind speed

When deciding whether to go for a ride or not, I look at the Met Office weather forecast. It tells you expected temperature, "feels like" temperature, wind speed and gust speed. Temperature does not bother me, but wind speed does, especially gust speed, since it can be enough to blow me of...
by gerry84
22 Oct 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BST ends Sunday-safety factors
Replies: 77
Views: 2206

Re: BST ends Sunday-safety factors

When Iwas a lad, we had double summer time- I remember my Mum trying to get us kids to sleep in broad daylight at 10pm..
by gerry84
3 Jul 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need an obsolete 52t chainring ( 122mm BCD )
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Need an obsolete 52t chainring

Thanks- looks promising.
Gerry
by gerry84
3 Jul 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I need an obsolete 52t chainring ( 122mm BCD )
Replies: 3
Views: 303

I need an obsolete 52t chainring ( 122mm BCD )

I need a replacement 52t chainring to fit a 122mm bcd crank. This is an old, now obsolete, Stronglite product. Anyone know where I can get one, or do I have to spend my pocket money on a whole new set of cranks and two (42+52) chainrings?
Thanks...
by gerry84
8 Jun 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone changed Moulton AM to 16 inch wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Has anyone changed Moulton AM to 16 inch wheels?

Thanks.. looks simple- just need longer reach brakes. I wanted to know just in case the one tyre available goes out of production, then I can swing into action.
by gerry84
8 Jun 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone changed Moulton AM to 16 inch wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Has anyone changed Moulton AM to 16 inch wheels?

Like it says above. Changing to 16x1 3/8 would give me a wide choice of rims and tyres instead of the present 17 x 1 1/4.