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by PaulS
6 Sep 2020, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: 6 month suspended sentance for death by dangerous driving

I wouldnt argue for jail time but I'd like to see him off the road for at least 10yrs There is a lot to be said for that. Proving dangerous driving, beyond reasonable doubt, to a jury with a fair number of car drivers, is very hard to do. Convincing a jury or judge to send an otherwise "good&q...
by PaulS
5 Sep 2020, 6:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 65
Views: 3298

Re: Knee Pain

Thanks foxyrider, fair point. I should worry less about the bike set up, and listen more to my body. The warning signs were all there, and I deliberately chose to ignore them. Now to heal and start again. Slowly.
by PaulS
4 Sep 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 65
Views: 3298

Re: Knee Pain

Thanks Gearoidmuar, I checked that thread - very informative. Looks like flats are a good idea for a few weeks, once I can get back on a bike again. At the moment I'm struggling to stand or walk, never mind ride. 2 weeks ago my knees ached a bit after a 100km ride, so I took a few days rest. Last Sa...
by PaulS
1 Sep 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 65
Views: 3298

Re: Knee Pain

No need for doctors or soul searching. The best advice I ever got for knee pain is ditch your clip in pedals and ride on flats for 6 weeks. Has worked for me, twice. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Good call. Did you make any changes to the bike, e.g. seat height? or did you just go ...
by PaulS
30 Aug 2020, 5:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ice pack alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Ice pack alternative

Some interesting updates regarding cold-compression therapy here :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_compression_therapy

http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/why-ice ... overy.html

Might not be as good as was previously thought.
by PaulS
12 Aug 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?
Replies: 49
Views: 1652

Re: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?

If you fancy playing with a home-made project, the Kobo e-reader is a good start, and cheap. Add a GPS chip, and download software and maps. Bit of a faff, but a fun project for the dark winter planning months, with loads of on-line help. Importantly, the screens are fully readable in bright sunligh...
by PaulS
10 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Headache after rides
Replies: 47
Views: 1577

Re: Headache after rides

Worth considering the effects of the sun on your eyes too. Squinting for 2+ hours can give a bad head. Solutions : cap with a peak, good sunglasses with plenty of coverage, eye test and check your prescription.
by PaulS
10 Aug 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1214

Re: Handlebar bag advice

If you only want to carry a few items, a top-tube bag (tri-bag) might suit. I use an Apidura one like this. https://www.condorcycles.com/collections/apidura/products/apidura-top-tube-pack I use one for day rides. The 1L version easily holds my smartphone, 4 energy bars, camera, cash, paper maps. Con...
by PaulS
21 Jun 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

Nice. I need a change. The Defrosters are not really good for the cold, despite the name. How did you find the sizing? Do you wear thick socks? And what temperatures have you used them for? Thanks.
by PaulS
21 Jun 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter cycling clothing advice
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Winter cycling clothing advice

We did recently some lads wearing an item called 'Spatz' a search online will find the company and they did seem a good idea if you suffer with cold / wet feet. OK, it is not winter, but I just tried my new Spatz overshoes today. Spatz Roadman 2, over a pair of Specialized Defroster waterproof boot...
by PaulS
14 Jun 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Potenza HO
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Campagnolo Potenza HO

Perfect, thanks. Impressive. Everything you ever wanted to know about Campagnolo.
by PaulS
14 Jun 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends and thick bar tape
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Bar ends and thick bar tape

I use these from HubJub. Loosen the screw to the end, push the bung into your handlebar as far as it will go. Then with an allen key or blunt screwdriver stuff the bar tape in to the gap behind the bung. Then tighten up the cap to hold it all in place (and keep stuffing the bar tape in). Makes a ver...
by PaulS
11 Jun 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 59
Views: 4255

Re: Shimergo - latest news

Thanks Nick. And my shifters have a "B". There's the difference.
by PaulS
11 Jun 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Potenza HO
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Campagnolo Potenza HO

Does anyone know the difference between the Potenza rear derailleur and the HO version? The details I can find say that it is Hydraulic Optimised, so that it works better with disc brakes, which need wider rear drop-outs. I have rim brakes and OLD 130mm, so the non-HO version seems best. But I canno...
by PaulS
11 Jun 2020, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo - latest news
Replies: 59
Views: 4255

Re: Shimergo - latest news

Here are my numbers from a (disappointing) play with Shimergo. I fitted new Campagnolo Potenza 11-speed levers to an old 9-speed Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur & cassette. The Shimergo table suggested that it should be close enough, but it doesn't really work. I can get about 5 sprockets to eng...