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by nez
12 Jun 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Clip in pedals
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Clip in pedals

Thanks people. Will see how I get on with normal pedals and possibly get a better pair of shoes for riding in as wearing trainers at the minute and feet are getting soaked which is a bit miserable. What else are carrier bags for? Seriously, a set of cheap waterproof covers on any shoes puts off rai...
by nez
12 Jun 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 793

Re: Gravel rash

You're right - my father had an older sister die at 16 of scarlet fever and a brother die as a small child from I don't know what. This is in the middle of London about 1930. My parents house was kept so scrubbed clean I was amazed when I went to a grammar school how dirty middle class houses were. ...
by nez
12 Jun 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 793

Re: Gravel rash

There isn't a simple answer for when to use iodine. And there's a range of different chemicals and preparations. I don't use them for gravel rash and similar. But I think that they have an important rôle in management of chronic and infected wounds. Jonathan Thanks very much for that advice, Jonath...
by nez
11 Jun 2020, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel rash
Replies: 25
Views: 793

Re: Gravel rash

You used to be able to buy spray iodine for grazes. Not exactly painless but effective
by nez
10 Jun 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Reviews (index)
Replies: 71
Views: 17037

Re: Campsite Reviews (index)

No reviews or suggestions for Suffolk at all?
by nez
10 Jun 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Man buying a "woman's" cycle (not step through) - any real difference?
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: Man buying a "woman's" cycle (not step through) - any real difference?

I ride my wife's bike sometimes, a Dutch women's Koga. We're both about 6' but her legs are much longer and body shorter so I put the seat down a bit. It's fine - and step through is great - but I wouldn't like to ride a long way on it.
by nez
28 May 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 622 2" tube?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: 622 2" tube?

Thanks very much both.
by nez
28 May 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 622 2" tube?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

622 2" tube?

I have bought a new e-bike which has 622 2" Marathons. I habitually carry a couple of inner tubes for whatever bike I'm on but looking online I can't find any tubes to fit. I'd be grateful if any tyre tube expert could point to some - I'm going boss-eyed from looking!
by nez
23 May 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3305

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Interesting article on BBC news, suggesting that road (in america) have become more dangerous for all with reduced traffic levels: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52753925 road deaths in the UK = 1700 approx road deaths in USA = 38000 approx uk population = 68 million approx us populatio...
by nez
11 May 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 2045

Re: Mudguards

I hear a lot of "I wouldn't be seen dead on a bike with mudguards"....leave them to it. My bikes have decent full mudguards Wipes the smirk off their face when my rattly, old mudguard adorned machine passes their carbon toys and leaves them for dead :lol: I overtook loads of people today....
by nez
7 May 2020, 12:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Corona ride mishaps
Replies: 62
Views: 2852

Re: Corona ride mishaps

Here's what I take out: - The Topeak Alien 3 (this alone covers so much, it's got a chain hook and chain tool on it - effectiveness unknown) https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mini-tools/311-alien--iii - Chainring bolt tool Shimano TL-FC20 - small, weighs 18g, could turn out to be a necessit...
by nez
6 May 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?
Replies: 85
Views: 2946

Re: Quieter roads - what animals have you seen?

I'm really sad about all this. Fear of the virus has given us all a glimpse of what the world could be like... pollution gone, skies clear, animals confident to move about, trees full of birds, plants clean & vibrant. A heavy hint to show us what a ghastly weight we usually are on the world, 24...
by nez
6 May 2020, 10:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Corona ride mishaps
Replies: 62
Views: 2852

Re: Corona ride mishaps

I have carried a spare link for ever... before that a chain tool. A few weeks ago my chain broke and I had to use the link for the first time ever. The feeling of 'yes I was prepared' was transcendental
by nez
5 May 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown
Replies: 54
Views: 3305

Re: Cyclist deaths double during lockdown

Not cyclists but plod again not bothered by dangerous driving even when a kid nearly gets mown down. They've told the parents they cant do anything :twisted: bunch of disgusting liars! https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth.Mary.55/videos/pcb.1587173294763611/1587173261430281/?type=3&theater The ru...
by nez
4 May 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 42
Views: 1894

Re: Recommended cycle camera

tim-b wrote:Hi
I presume one is rear facing ( red light )and one is front facing ( white light ) and you can’t do both with one?

The earlier Fly 6 (Gen 1) can be used with the light switched off


I've owned one of these since they came out but I didn't know this. Doh!