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by yostumpy
17 Nov 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: knee pain and clicking
Replies: 12
Views: 973

knee pain and clicking

Following on from my other post regarding saddle height, I lowered my saddle +/- 8mm as I was getting pain at the back and side of my right knee. I also discovered my foot wasn't straight when clipped in, and when I peddled I was trying to hold my foot straight against the release spring of the peda...
by yostumpy
17 Nov 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring
Replies: 52
Views: 2908

Re: Condor Fratello / Spa Audax (Ti) for Audax & light touring

I know every one wants to own a Titanium bike nowdays, but to me they always looks dull as chalk, a lifeless corpse of a bike. I like to sit a look at my bike mid ride or on return , with a mug of tea, and think, that IS nice, I would hate to sit and stare at a battleship grey corpse, might depress ...
by yostumpy
16 Nov 2018, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gilles Berthoud Aspin saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Gilles Berthoud Aspin saddle

If you have one of these, or have had one of these, then please tell me all there is to know. Tell how well they are made, how supple the leather gets, how they mold to your shape and caress your n..... OR tell me how you couldn't wait to get rid, how it cut you in half, lost its shape, waste of mon...
by yostumpy
16 Nov 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 60
Views: 2640

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Spa Nidd, for me, 5-6 years now, many thousands on miles, honey (well was honey) coloured, and its my only saddle as I only ride one bike for everything. BUT I have been lusting after a GB Aspin in ' natural', why ....well I don't know really, suppose because I can, and I can afford it, and I believ...
by yostumpy
15 Nov 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to Bikesters?
Replies: 22
Views: 2154

Re: Whatever happened to Bikesters?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Ronhill-Bikester-Cycling-Running-Leggings-Size-Medium-Black/132856104523?hash=item1eeed7464b:g:eEsAAOSwbX1b7Lk0:rk:1:pf:1 mens https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ron-Hill-Vintage-Womens-Bikester-leggings-S-Black-with-reflective-strips/113360915319?hash=item1a64d64b77:g:orcAAO...
by yostumpy
14 Nov 2018, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 77
Views: 3364

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

^^^^^. For sale, carbon bike, one careful owner. :lol:
by yostumpy
12 Nov 2018, 7:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 77
Views: 3364

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

I think there is another point to make here, that has been missed. THE INTERNET ! 30 years ago, if you wanted a bike, you went to Halfords, LBS or a specialist. Most people just did one of the first 2, and bought something. The next bike shop might be 20-30 miles away, and have different bikes, but ...
by yostumpy
9 Nov 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2679

Re: Saddle height

BTW Colin, the saddle DID go gown another 3mm +/-, so now prob 8mm in total +/-. :roll: The bike feels faster after this 8mm, interestingly even tho I'm sitting lower, I'm out of the saddle more,when hills, and 'get aways' are needed. BUT I don't think it IS faster, judging by my avg speed, I suppos...
by yostumpy
7 Nov 2018, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jtek extra layback seatpost
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Jtek extra layback seatpost

I have never got on with those 'snails back ' posts, and much prefer the ' cupped hand' type. I find that when I loosen the adjuster bolt 'everything moves' especially the tilt, and if you have a Brooks, and sit to the rear, these posts seldom hold the saddle firm enough, and many times having come ...
by yostumpy
6 Nov 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Bar Tape

All together now.....

'' On Ilkley moor bar tape, On Ilkley moor bar tape, on Ilkey.......................... :D
by yostumpy
6 Nov 2018, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2679

Re: Saddle height

Ok, following on from this, I think another 5 mm would be too low, ( reluctant to move anything) BUT still had badish right knee pain on ride in this morning. So remembering Steve Hogg saying something like" knee follows ankle follows foot", I observed that my right foot was pointing sligh...
by yostumpy
4 Nov 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2679

Re: Saddle height

just as a slight update, and bearing in mind comments from SamuelD, and Colin531, I got to thinking about this. I had noticed knee pain, rear/side of right knee, then I realised that my saddle was actually too high.. :roll: , so I lowered it approx 5mm ( in 2 goes) , but anticipating altering the st...
by yostumpy
29 Oct 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle height
Replies: 66
Views: 2679

Re: Saddle height

I know what you mean about tinkering Colin, I'm the worlds worst for seat fettling. As an aside, which GB saddle do you have? Aspin? you must like them. I have a Spa Nidd, 5+ years now, and , well I'm considering an Aspin. I used to have a Brooks B17, then it sagged, hammock'd, and as my bars are 2&...
by yostumpy
25 Oct 2018, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1576
Views: 425358

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1902/44823352284_0f21940971_k.jpg IMG_0082 by mark tilley , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/31676298858_2d29bbae36_k.jpg WP_20170401_10_20_16_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr Here's 'Olive', my Ridgeback World Panorama Deluxe . It is truly my Do It All bik...
by yostumpy
25 Oct 2018, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 35
Views: 1921

Re: How far?

I used to commute, avg 200km a week, plus a200km Audax 3 or 4 times a year, plus the odd weekend ride of 70km ish Now I commute maybe 100-150km a week and a shorter sat ride of around 50km. I have a chum, who's not been well, and who I now 'escort' out on rides on the sat, under instruction from his...