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by bongo
23 Oct 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flat sole shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: flat sole shoes

Thanks for replies. Peetee I'd seen that but, "not available online, not available locally". Don't really shop much in Halfords but they have been suffering for months with short stocks on many things it seems. I'd seen the Five Ten range, so good shout, but again hard to find in the flesh...
by bongo
22 Oct 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: flat sole shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 273

flat sole shoes

I'm after some flat soled shoes. Like the Shimano GR5 but nowhere in Edinburgh to buy or try them on (can't be doing with online buy/return on things like shoes where fit/comfort is crucial). Anyone know where they might be stocked in Edinburgh? I've tried Evans and a few other places. If anyone own...
by bongo
19 Oct 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: foot position/knees

Well, thought I'd post an update (not scientific in the least! but a personal take). Used the toe clips for a while and I don't think they are for me. Firstly, my toes got really cold despite normal footwear/socks (it's about 7-10c daytime here), I'm assuming because my feet/toes were pretty much in...
by bongo
11 Oct 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewer replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Skewer replacement

Ankling Yes, lots of suspension, but I've found it quite useful here in Edinburgh where we have a lot of cobbles. I've wondered about the age of my bike, but can find no info online as to what period they were manufactured. I got mine secondhand in 2008 I think. Mine looks a bit different from that ...
by bongo
8 Oct 2020, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewer replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Skewer replacement

Hi ankling Well, yes it's 'super duper' one :wink: rolled off the assembly at the same time as the Model T Ford I do believe, and I got it secondhand years ago. Much maligned by aficionados I know. Unglamourous and a bit of a workhorse, but I like it, got used to it I suppose. Have decided not to fu...
by bongo
7 Oct 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewer replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Skewer replacement

Thanks Brucey. Food for thought. I was in two minds whether to replace. Main reason was QR for getting it in the back of the car but really an Allen key would be just as good in a kit bag (yet to be bought). I think I might put the decision on hold for a bit, keep the skewers in reserve. p.s. Is it ...
by bongo
7 Oct 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something other than Lycra
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Something other than Lycra

Not fond of the lycra look either and not a cycling pro. I wear these for cycling (they have shorts in the same range too, also great) which are hard wearing, lots of good zipped pockets and stretchy bits where needed. I've had a pair for 12 months and wear well. Showerproof and quick drying. I use ...
by bongo
7 Oct 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewer replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Skewer replacement

Thanks Arnold for that clear and easy to follow instructions. Appreciate it.
by bongo
7 Oct 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewer replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Skewer replacement

Hi, Is it possible to tell from a photo if my wheels can take quick release skewers? I've bought the skewers and then realise that all bike wheels are not universal, bit late to realise I know, but the chap in the bike shop said they should suit my bike, an old Apollo Mtb. Both wheels have this alle...
by bongo
7 Oct 2020, 10:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: foot position/knees

Thanks for those suggestions. No photo, but have checked saddle height as suggested online, 6 o'clock pedal heel on pedal and straight leg. Have done that and will see how that goes as have adjusting it again up an inch or so. As to the toe clips have ordered those, for a fiver worth a trial. Hopefu...
by bongo
6 Oct 2020, 9:35am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: foot position/knees

Thanks for all the useful replies. I'll try to answer each bit. I have an ageing MTB in good nick with a handlebar riser the only addition, so more sit uppy better on my lower back with is a bit delicate and I'm tall. It has I guess standard flat pedals with no clips or anything. I've only recently ...
by bongo
5 Oct 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: foot position/knees
Replies: 15
Views: 687

foot position/knees

Hello First post here, hope it's in the correct place. I've started to ride more often in lockdown and actually started to really enjoy it. So cycling regularly for enjoyment/exercise 3-4x week. I'm middle aged and live in Edinburgh so quite hilly. I've noticed that on one pedal rotation my feet ins...